The Man Behind The Mask : a local Enid , Oklahoma Artist's cool creations

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Post by ourchickenshack on Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:24 pm

So yesterday a super cool guy named Matthew (aka StarWarsGeek1977) gave me this kickass custom figure made of masking tape (13 1/2 inches tall !)


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I really can't say Thank You enough to Matt for having this custom made for me and any of you guys who know me and my odd taste very well will know that I am absolutely thrilled with it yay


The Man Behind The Mask is a local Enid artist named Mike Sutherland who makes figures out of masking tape and then paints them . I had seen some of his work in our newspaper a few years ago but had never seen his work in person until a couple weeks ago when I visited Matt at home and he showed me a couple that he owns ( They are really freaking cool !!! )

Here is a link to The Man Behind the Masks Facebook page :  [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


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Thank You Again Matthew bowwing
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Post by Commander Clint on Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:40 pm

That looks very cool. Did they make it with you in mind?
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Post by ourchickenshack on Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:52 pm

Commander Clint wrote:That looks very cool.  Did they make it with you in mind?

Yes I believe Matt knows Mike pretty well and asked him to make it for me afro
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Post by Commander Clint on Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:55 pm

ourchickenshack wrote:Yes I believe Matt knows Mike pretty well and asked him to make it for me afro

That's awesome. yay

btw, your starting to rival Alex for the number of customs done in your image. lol! cheeky
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Post by Nico on Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:08 pm

That is freaking awesome man  yay

Matt, you could not have made a better choice for James clapping

Matt, when you get time mate you will have to show the ones you have from this artist, he certainly has talent bowwing
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Post by cantina_patron on Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:18 pm

Congratulations James, it just goes to show that good thing happen to good people! Very Happy
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Post by chris.75 on Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:02 pm

thats an awesome sculpture Jim, congratulations, and very well deserved Very Happy
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Post by arohk on Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:30 pm

Holy crap that is amazing what talent he has Smile.
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Post by StarWarsGeek1977 on Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:34 am

Hey, I'm super happy that James [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] likes Jason....James was really cool to me, and gave me some stuff I had been looking for..The day James came to my house and seen my tape guys, I knew he would love a " Jason." Right after James left I called Mike and asked him to make one for me.... It turned out awesome....Mike is a super-talented artist, and a great guy... I have a few pieces that he made for me....I have a tape guy of "me", Stormtrooper, and Doc Holiday from "Tombstone... I will take some pics of them tomorrow and post them... Have a great night guys...
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Post by ChristianC on Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:41 am

What an awesome custom and an even better gesture! I'm feeling all warm and sticky inside....

Nice work fellas.
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Here are my Tape guys that Mike Sutherland made....

Post by StarWarsGeek1977 on Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:16 pm

Hey [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ...Here are 3 of my tape guys that Mike made........Little "me" is my favorite.......Mike started making tape guys about 2.5 years ago.. I had talked to him a couple of times, and he had said that he could make just about anyone or anything....He had only made a handful, and had never made a non- famous person... I jokingly asked him if he could make me... He said " send me a pic of you." I had my wife take a pic of me...Besides being a lifelong Star Wars fan, I'm a huge Oklahoma Sooners fan, and a big fan of Pepsi... I was wearing an OU shirt and hat in the pic... Mike added the Pepsi can in my hand....I was the first non- celebrity he made....  It's still my favorite... I refer to him as "little me." He made the Stormtrooper to raffle off at Christmas time 2 years ago...I bid against myself and took him home.....I also love the Val Kilmer " Doc Holiday" character in Tombstone... I asked him to make him for me... he did...I'm your Huckleberry......Here are the 3 figures...

Little me.. complete with Pepsi...

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Post by Commander Clint on Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:28 pm

Those are awesome. clapping
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Post by ourchickenshack on Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:14 pm

Thank you for posting pics of your awesome figures Matt cheers


Here's another plot twist to this story ...

Yesterday I was racking my brain trying to figure out why the name Mike Sutherland seemed so familiar to me and it finally hit me . When I was a senior in High School about 30 years ago I got my first job at a restaurant called Sonic . My bosses name was Duane Sutherland and he had 3 kids at that time - one of which I finally remembered was named Mikey What a Face

I pm'ed Matt yesterday to see if he knew what Mike's Dad's name was and sure enough it was Duane jaw

Now I seriously doubt Mike remembers me from his childhood but the point is I knew him when he was only 6 years old or so when I was 17 lol!

Duane was more then a boss to me as well - we were good friends and partied together frequently . I also played many a game of chess with Duane - although he beat me 90 % of the time I think he liked playing me because I was one of very few people that at least gave him a challenge .

Now granite , Enid is a small town but with a population of over 50,000 people , it is still a pretty big coincidence that I would know the artist in such a round about way Wink
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Post by Commander Clint on Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:43 pm

James, That's awesome you knew Mike when he was still a kid. clapping
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Post by Nico on Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:56 pm

Matt, thanks for posting pics of your tapemen  cheers they are all awesome, that guy has some serious talent bowwing It's hard to believe they are made from tape, they look that good cheers

James, what a coincidence you used to hang out with the artists Dad, very cool man rockon
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Post by Dr Dengar on Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:54 am

Wow what a great customs and a very nice story too!

Thanks for sharing, James and Matthew! Very Happy
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Post by hellhippie on Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:39 pm

cant believe I missed this ... incredible !!!! what a cool gesture also

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