I caught up with Maya Morland, Morland Studios Owner, about her recent experience as a vendor in the Gen Con dealer's room.
Michael Tresca (MT): Tell us a little about your company.
Maya Morland (MM): Morland Studios was founded in 2010 with the goal of producing quality display and gaming miniatures for painters, collectors, and gamers. Currently, we have three primary ranges that vary in size and include 32mm, 54mm, 54mm busts, 200mm busts and 1/6th scale figures.
Our first sculptures were based on our own artwork and imagination that included busts and figures in 32mm and 54mm by well known sculptors. We added other figures to our home range from various international sculptors whose work inspired us.
We are the only producers of officially licensed figures from the amazing artworks of U.S. illustrator, Howard David Johnson, producing the characters in 32mm, 54mm, 200mm busts and 1/6th scale. Mr. Johnson's characters offer elegance to the sculpted figure for collectors and painters alike.
The licensed figures from The Order of the Stick, based on the web-comic by Rich Burlew, injects a fun quality to our company. The award-winning comic is loved by millions and followed by fans world-wide. Our main goal is to recreate the 2-D characters into 3-D sculptures, keeping them as close to the original artwork as possible.
I have always had a life-long love of miniatures and grew up painting them. I find that having my own company allows me to produce quality miniatures that are a joy for both gamers and painters to own and that would never be made otherwise.
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