How does Mad Geppetto come up with these, you ask? Just let the ideas grow, fester and spoil. Then they are committed to clay, molded, and cast. Each is meticulously crafted with attention to detail.

 

The "Mad One," Scott Whipple is a Connecticut based artist who began revisiting the Aurora Monster Models of his childhood in 1997. Scott spent many years entering dioramas in the Chiller Theatre Model Expo, taking top honours each time. By now Scott had gathered much experience converting figures into different characters, and eventually started sculpting new heads. This self tutelage in clay lead to the creation of

what you see here now.

 

Jim "Too Mad" Tufaro brings his Emmy Award winning artistic talents(he is the only one of us who can sculpt and draw) as well as his maniacal visions into the fold. Jim cranks out likenesses on some of the sculptures, and wields his tools to create astounding bases and displays. There is no limit to what Jim has in store for us.

 

Fritz Frising, aka "Boiling Mad," has kept to the shadows, designing the name plates and the website. With sixteen years in the garage kit hobby, he has a reputation as a painter and costume historian. He sculpts, builds, and comes up with more ideas than he can possibly realize. Fritz's figures will become more visible in the coming year, with some American legends and other weird but fun characters.  Not last of whom is Bo Fritz, aka "Rah! Rah! Mad," the driving force. Whose cackles, encouragement, praise, and enthusiasm propels the Madness. Our audience is ourselves, but without the cheers from Bo, these creations, this Madness, would not have been shared and unleashed upon the world.

 

Mad Geppetto Creations has derived a new form of sculpture where the whole story is told in our detailing of the figures and set pieces. These sculptures are accented with varied media. A head may suddenly find itself in the hands of the sculptor from no particular thought--whether it be Houdini, Sweeney Todd, Tor Johnson, Bigfoot, Rip van Winkle or Nosferatu. The next step is to devise a body, hands, and base to display the figure. These are mostly soft bodied sculptures that have clothing elements sewn onto the bodies. Clothing is meticulously hand made by Scott--a stranger to the modern sewing machine--with outstanding results.

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 


 

 


 

All artwork courtesy of Mad Geppetto 2009 All rights reserved.

 


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