A skilled and multifaceted creator, Joe Ledbetter (aka JLed) has experience as an artist, illustrator, and perhaps most importantly for Artist’s Alley… a toy designer. Borne from humble origins in underground art shows and influenced by 1980’s videogames, animation, and skateboarding, he’s risen in prominence thanks to his crisp, bold lines, a vibrant palette, and work which is socially conscious, reflective, and human.
JLed’s anthropomorphic creature work has been a hallmark of his design, and his take on DC Characters is a delightful mix of literalism and playfulness.
Often considered the most fashionable of the animal kingdom for their plumage which resembles formal wear, penguins have the natural gift of always show up looking stylish. The Penguin is a ruthless boss, but like his namesake, is usually the most dapper-looking of his peers, often dressed in fine couture.
In this joyful figure from the mind of Joe Ledbetter, we see an anthropomorphic melding of penguins from the real world and Gotham’s underworld.
Limited to 3,000
Measures Approximately 6.65" Tall
Designed and Painted by Joe Ledbetter
Sculpted by Joe Menna