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Monday, May 26, 2008

WB Picture Frame - 1996

This was one of the approximately ten thousand cool items they used to sell in the Warner Bros. Studio stores--a picture frame featuring animated series-style, 3-D sculpted renditions of some of the big stars of the DCU (and Poison Ivy). Aquaman's beard looks so thick you could open a tin can with it.

For some reason, I never got around to picking this up. Luckily newest F.O.A.M. member
Shag Matthews (aka The Irredeemable Shag) was nice enough to take a picture of his and send it to me! Thanks Shag!

Shag, Aquaman, and I have a peculiar history--he and I "met" online way back in 2001, when I had a small version of the Aquaman Shrine attached to my pro illustration site namtab.com
. He emailed me about it and we corresponded a few times, bonding over our mutual case of hero worship.

When I almost lost an illustration gig because of the site's Aqua Content, I decided to get rid of all of it, figuring I'd find some other way to do an online Aqua Tribute. Shag and I lost touch and just recently he emailed me again, this time with each of us having a blog (or, in my case, fifty).

The only thing the above pic needs is a picture inside the frame. So...
...ah, that's much better.

Thanks Shag, welcome to F.O.A.M.!

Contest Update: Remember, there's one week left to get your entries in for our
Aquaman Design-A-Header Contest. All entries must be received by midnight, Sunday, June 1st.

Also--a fourth possible prize has been added. The chosen winner will be able to pick from a DC Super Friends Aquaman figure, a DC Universe Aquaman figure, a one-year subscription to a DC comic, or a MIB DC Super Friends Aqua Sub!

Get designin', AquaFans!

sgShameless Plug Department: Proving you can't keep a good blog down, starting today we have a week's worth of new posts over at my
Digest Comics blog.

Those of you who love having to strain to read their comics, please check it out!


The Irredeemable Shag said...

Rob - Glad you liked the frame! That picture you inserted is great! Is that you?!?!?

It's been a long road since 2001 to get us reconnected. I'm glad I found your site, and that I'm able to help contribute in some small way.

It's worth mentioning that this frame was produced before Aquaman appeared in the Justice League cartoon. So this interpretation was how they supposed Aquaman would look if he appeared in one of the animated series of the time. He also looked like this in the great "Adventures in the DC Universe" comic.

Keep up the great work!

The Irredeemable Shag

Hatter J said...

I was lucky enough to get this frame when it came it. It was no small task though as Flash's hand tended to break off.

I find myself missing the WB store, especially every Christmas as I ALWAYS picked up all of the DC ornaments to hand on my Super Friends themed tree.