Solidoodle Partners with Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey to 3D Print Characters from Critically Acclaimed Comic Book Series

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Solidoodle is joining forces with Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey to 3D print characters from their Action Philosophers series. The models will be available for free on Solidoodle.com.

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3D Models of Action Philosophers

Now ten years later the whole joke has come full circle and thanks to super talented and enthusiastic folks at Solidoodle and we have actual figures modeled after our twisted visions of history’s greatest thinkers. I’m thrilled!

Solidoodle is excited to announce a partnership with Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey, creators of Action Philosophers, a critically acclaimed comic series. 3D models of Plato, Karl Marx, Ayn Rand, and Bodhidharma will be available for download on Solidoodle.com. The characters will be on display at New York Comic Con October 9-12 in New York City.

“We did the comic as a goof really but we also stuck to the facts, and it seemed to click with readers. We ended up turning it into a full blown comic series and no one is more surprised than Fred and I that Action Philosophers was as popular as it was or endured as long as it has,” said Ryan Dunlavey, illustrator. ”Now ten years later the whole joke has come full circle and thanks to super talented and enthusiastic folks at Solidoodle, we have actual figures modeled after our twisted visions of history’s greatest thinkers. I’m thrilled!”

Sam Cervantes, founder and CEO of Solidoodle, added, “We’re excited to work with Fred and Ryan to bring the Action Philosophers to life just in time for their 10th anniversary reissue by Dark Horse. Ryan's illustrations provided great inspiration for some fun 3D models that we're happy to share."

New York Comic Con visitors will also be able to see Solidoodle's new line of printers. They will be conducting demos throughout the show at booth 126.

About Solidoodle

Solidoodle, founded in 2011 by aerospace engineer and 3D printing industry-veteran Sam Cervantes, builds accessible desktop 3D printers for the consumer market. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Solidoodle has shipped over 10,000 3D printers to customers around the world. For more information about Solidoodle, please visit Solidoodle.com.

About the authors

Fred Van Lente is the New York Times bestselling writer of comics like Archer & Armstrong (Harvey Award nominee, Best Series), Action Philosophers! (American Library Association Best Graphic Novel for Teens), The Incredible Hercules (with Greg Pak) and Cowboys & Aliens (with Andrew Foley), the basis for the feature film. His many other titles include Resurrectionists, The Comic Book History of Comics, Taskmaster, Marvel Zombies and The Amazing Spider-Man. He lives in Brooklyn with a rotating collection of cats and his wife, the playwright Crystal Skillman.

Ryan Dunlavey is the artist of THE COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS, THE DIRT CANDY COOKBOOK, the American Library Association award-winning ACTION PHILOSOPHERS and the upcoming ACTION PRESIDENTS. Ryan's other comics credits include GI JOE, MODOK: REIGN DELAY and TOMMY ATOMIC. His illustrations have appeared in Mad, Wizard, ToyFare, Royal Flush and Disney Adventures.

For press or business inquiries, please contact Kyla Starinieri at kyla(at)solidoodle(dot)com to schedule a meeting or interview during the event.

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