In less than one week, World of Pop! Volume 7 will be 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 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 waiting is hard and 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: Kelsey Canaga
"The Princess Bride has a ton of iconic moments in it, so I'm super glad that we made our first wave with Inigo and Westley as 'the masked man.' This shot was so much fun to take because I was trying to get the cliff-side duel face-off, and I ended up being on location in Olympia at the time near the water. I took a lot of shots overlooking a ledge with water underneath (aka a Pop!-sized cliff) but I couldn't find the right composition for these guys. I remembered the scene as a lot more epic and natural with a mighty cliff and ruins, but when I went back to my reference I realized how corny the set was, which is totally a part of the appeal.
I ended up finding a nice, sunny spot on the rocky stairs with a good pebbly texture and that was that. The Princess Bride is one of my favorite 'chicken soup' movies. It's just fun, warm and silly, and is total comfort food."