Dynamite Entertainment has announced a new Kickstarter campaign celebrating the iconic beauty, Bettie Page. Fans of the legendary pin-up model will be able to choose from one of three versions of a new statue based on the work of artist Terry Dodson. The Dynamite "Terry Dodson Bettie Page Statue" Kickstarter campaign is live now, and can be found here.
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." Olivia de Berardinis said in Bettie Page Reveals All, "There was nothing like Betty." "She was the original model and she was an inspiration." Supermodel Shalom Harlow told E, "She was beautiful, but she had a sense of humor with everything she did. She created her own sense of style."
Dodson talked about the project:
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.
Dodson is one of the most popular and respected artists in comics today. His popularity gained momentum when at DC he provided covers and interiors for celebrated runs on Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman, continuing through to the Marvel Knights Spider-Man with Mark Millar and up to his most recent work at Marvel with the X-Men and with the Star Wars comic series with Mark Waid featuring Princess Leia. Dynamite now offers Dodson's vision of the glamorous Bettie Page in a hand-painted, limited edition resin statue in full-color by Rvckvs International. Further options available include a "black and white" edition, and a "bronze" edition.
The statues have an expected shipping date of August 2018. Backers who support the Dynamite "Terry Dodson Bettie Page Statue" Kickstarter will have the opportunity to receive this statue and 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 is available for a limited-time only at the special Kickstarter price. Backers can get on-board and gain access to all these amazing rewards by visiting this link.