Dynamite Crowdfunds Bettie Page Statue Based On Terry Dodson’s Art
by Hannah Means Shannon
Dynamite Entertainment have been engaging with crowdfunding lately to produce statues and other collectible items, particularly, and it’s not a huge surprise that Bettie Page is next on their list, especially since they publish Bettie Page comics.
Their new Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign will allow fans to choose from one of three versions of of Page as designed by artist Terry Dodson.
The Dynamite “Terry Dodson Bettie Page Statue” Kickstarter campaign is live now.
For those interested in the history of the iconic pin-up girl:
Bettie Page was an American model who gained significant notoriety for her pin-up work in the 1950s. Often referred to as the “Queen of Pin-ups”, her signature jet-black hair, fringe bangs and blue eyes influenced generations of artists and models to this day. The native of Nashville, Tennessee made her way to New York City to become an actress, finding work as a model throughout the 50s. She became the quintessential pin-up model and was one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for Playboy Magazine, appearing as Miss January 1955. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner told the Associated Press in 2008: “I think she was a remarkable lady, an iconic figure in pop culture who influenced sexuality, taste in fashion, someone who had a tremendous impact on our society.
Dodson is pleased that his work has been chosen as the source for the statue:
It’s cool to see my drawing in this great statue of Bettie Page! I loved being involved with reintroduction of Bettie into the comics and I hope this combination of comic and statue will really resonate with fans.
The statue will be presented in full-color by Rvckvs International, but further options available include the noir “black and white” edition, and the “bronze” edition.
Production is already underway on the staties, with an expected shipping date of August 2018. Backers who support the Dynamite “Terry Dodson Bettie Page Statue” Kickstarter will have the opportunity to receive other rewards, including:
- Digital and print copies of Bettie Page GN,
- Bettie Page #1 signed by Terry Dodson
- The full-color Terry Dodson inspired Bettie Page statue,
- The “black and white” Terry Dodson inspired Bettie Page statue,
- The “bronze” Terry Dodson inspired Bettie Page statue,
- With stretch goals, Dynamite will expand the statue to include more accessories and detail such as opening compartments with props inside.
The Dynamite Terry Dodson Bettie Page Statue Kickstarter will run until Thursday, March 22nd, 2018.