Stuff from my Studio

Stuff from my Studio #3

January 9th, 2018 | Posted in Stuff from my Studio

This is by far the thing that most visitors to the studio flip out over, especially after they are told it’s not a statue but a wearable costume. This is a screen-accurate replica of the Batsuit Val Kilmer wore in 1995’s “Batman Forever”. A terrible film, but a great costume (except for the nipples… but the chicks dig them). The armor is latex rubber glued to a Lycra bodysuit and painted in rubberized paint. The cowl is likewise latex rubber, as so is the cape. The gloves and boots are real leather, except for the glove “fins”, which are urethane rubber. The bat emblem is… READ MORE

Stuff from my Studio #2

December 29th, 2017 | Posted in Stuff from my Studio

It’s another thrilling installment featuring stuff in my studio! This time around we are having a look at this: Whenever I travel somewhere interesting, I always try and get some item to remind me of the trip. I try and find something that represents the place I’m visiting, the reason I am there, or something that will remind me of some specific moment or event from the trip. This is a hand-made toy truck I bought in Kandahar, Afghanistan while on a USO trip with a group of cartoonists from the National Cartoonists Society in 2013. It’s meant to be what are referred to as… READ MORE

Stuff From my Studio: #1

December 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Stuff from my Studio

This is a new occasional feature here on Tom’s Mad Blog, where I post a picture of something on the walls or shelves of my studio and tell a little story about it. That might sound boring but actually almost everything in my studio has some kind of significance for me… it was either obtained in some interesting way, or is a remembrance of some trip or event from my life, or was given to me from someone special or for some special reason, or is just incredibly freaking cool. I’ve got very little “just picked this up at Target” sort of stuff. By the… READ MORE


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