Bust of Homer Simpson with Donut
20th Century Fox Studios
Los Angeles, California
The backstory: When I sculpted the The Simpsons' co-creator, James L. Brooks for the Emmys Hall of Fame (Jim has won more Emmys than anyone, and just a few Oscars) we decided to put a small Homer in the corner, eating a donut. Knowing that nearly the whole world knows exactly what Homer looks like -- way more than know the nuances of Jim Brooks' face -- I knew that I had to really nail Homer's likeness. So, for practice, I roughed out a whole Homer head in clay.
After sculpting Jim's Emmys Hall of Fame bust, I asked if anyone would be interested in casting the bust of Homer. It would be so much fun to honor Homer. As Karma would have it, The Simpsons were coming up on their 500th episode milestone. The Simpsons team thought that an Emmys Hall of Fame style bust of Homer on the Fox lot would be well-deserved and great fun.
The rest is history.