Whilst at Wyntercon I finally met the 'man behind the mask'. Last year I had only seen him in costume; which I have to say was impressive. Not sure of all of what he did last year, I know he did Sheikh Sulieman from the 2010 film "The Clash of the Titans", but it was a year ago and memory being what it is ... This year he did Darth Vader and reprised the Sheikh on the Sunday. Both very good (if somewhat warm to wear!) costumes he has made himself.
He is also in the process of making a Lycan (yes, you know, from the Underworld series of films? Big, shaggy and sphincter-openingly scary?). I've seen photos and ... well, I can see why Len Wiseman (www.imdb.com/name/nm0936482/) re-tweeted it. It is going to be absolutely bloody stunning when done.
And all this from a guy who is genuinely humble and bordering on self-effacing. He came up to our pitch at Wyntercon after a full day of being in the Darth Vader outfit and was surprised by the simple offer of a can of drink, almost stunned that anyone would do such a thing. His work is amazing. He really would appreciate words of support. If I 'did' twitter of facebook I'd be all over it. But I don't. So, please, go take a look. And if you think what he does is any good, drop him a tweet or a facebook like (or whatever the hell you have to do!) and just let him know that 'people' think 'the boy done well'.
You can find him at: www.facebook.com/people/Paul-M… and his Lycan at: www.facebook.com/The-Rise-of-t… and on twitter at: