On World Book Day (April 23) World of Pop! Volume 7 became available for purchase, capturing an entire year's worth of Pop! characters and representing dozens of fandoms and story lines. In addition to containing a basic marketing image of each Pop!, Funko's exceedingly talented art department collaborated to create stunning, artistic photos inspired by their favorite fandoms and characters.
Every year since 2012, Funko has released an art book and catalog documenting the year's worth of new Pop! figures resulting in World of Pop! Volumes 1-6. With a World of Pop! Volume 7 just around the corner, bringing with it a brief opportunity to buy the previous books as well, it seems like the perfect opportunity to celebrate and share some beautiful Pop! art.
Unfortunately, a single book can only contain so many Pop! images and World of Pop! Volume 7 simply didn't have space for all the photographs captured by the art team, however amazing they might be. Since many of the photos that didn't make the cut deserve to be seen, we'll be sharing them over the next few weeks. In addition to artistic photographs, each Didn't Make the Cut feature will include some background information from the artist that created the image--their relationship to the fandom and characters, any special techniques they used while capturing the photograph and interesting occurrences while shooting.
Happy looking and reading!
Artist: Kayla Mogensen, Photographer Lead
"One of my favorite things about photographing our Pop!s is that I can depict my favorite scenes within a photograph, just with Pop!s instead. This just so happened to be one of my favorite scenes, and one of the most iconic. Luckily we even made a Pop! with Georgie's hand missing. This one was a struggle. In the state of Washington, I found it is very hard to find an actual sewer drain like this. After driving around for what felt like forever, I finally found one in an extremely nice neighborhood with a ridiculous amount of dog walkers. After finally getting over being embarrassed, I got to work! I poured water on the asphalt and put Georgie in place. I then poured some red food dye around the arm and his body, all the while my husband is pouring water through a powdered sugar strainer to depict the rain. After I felt like I got that shot, I photographed the sewer drain by itself, and then photographed Pennywise's arm by itself with a little bit of "rain" on it. I composited everything together and came out with this! It is a favorite of mine, and I hope I did this scene justice!"