I'm very happy today to show a special piece that I acquired last year.
This is a custom sculpture of none other than Wallace the Waffle Whiffer. He was expertly crafted for me by artist friend Matt Greby. Matt is modest and will say that he's not a professional artist, but just has a knack for sculpting cartoon icons from that era.
Wallace stands about 11" tall and is made primarily of an epoxy sculpting material, with some wires and other stuff in there.
The Waffle Whiffer character was created by Jay Ward and friends to promote Aunt Jemima frozen waffles. Voiced by Bill Scott, he was featured in commercials from about 1967 to 1974. Wallace's powerful sniffer helped him track down Professor Goody and his waffles no matter where he was hiding.
Matt has shown me several other advertising sculpts he has done, and they are all pretty incredible. I'm working on getting him up on Flickr to show everybody. Stay tuned for that. Until then, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to contact him for a custom order.
As you'll see in the following photos, Matt was nice enough to customize Wallace for me with two interchangeable heads! One is looking straight on and the other has the snout in the air for prime waffle whiffing.
Thanks, Matt, for bringing Wallace back to life in a form that I can enjoy every day!