Mikie Graham’s Fahrenheit 451 Custom
With Super 7's One-Offs show opening this weekend, Mikie Graham aka zombiemonkie is ready to show off his sizzling hot submission - a custom Monster Family "Fire Robo" figure turned loving Fahrenheit 451 tribute.
For those of you who haven't read Fahrenheit 451, in the book fire men burn books "for the good of humanity" helping to create a dystopian society of forced ignorance. The book is a cautionary tale of censorship that is especially relevant today.
Inspired by the image on the cover of a 1960's paperback, Mikie tweaked the Fire Robo's design to fit the fire man character from the story. He added extra details like the phoenix crest (the fireman's logo) emblazoned on the helmet and the tiny temperature gauge on the characters chest that reads "451" (the temperature which books burn).
Mikie then sculpted a detailed diorama base of burning books to surround his character. Included on this base are the titles of over 25 books, all of which have been on the USA's banned book list at one point.
As a final touch, Mikie added the name "Bradbury" to one of the less obvious book spines on the base as a reference to the visionary genius, Ray Bradbury, who wrote Fahrenheit 451 all the way back in 1951.