Tuesday, August 5, 2008
WICKED-COOL! Kato Mask...
A couple of hours ago I received a visit at the office from the lovely, Beth Romphf Gillespie, wife of my good friend James (KALAMAFRAZ). Well, aside from stopping in to wish me a Happy Birthday, she came bearing this amazing (unexpected) gift... James and Beth privately commissioned one of Beth's co-workers to custom make me this wicked Kato mask!
For those of you who don't know, Kato was the side-kick of the Green Hornet and was played by none other than the famous Bruce Lee himself! It was a short-lived TV series, but it would go down in history as being one of the pivotal roles in the now famous career of the 'little dragon'.
The mask was hand-made out of leather by, Ryan Roth Bartel, a local artist/designer. You can see more of Ryan's work here and here...
... Evil-doers BEWARE! There's a NEW Kato in town! (j/k).
Now, if only Kato could find his hat, he'd be ready to fight crime... =D Thanks again to Beth, and James (and Ryan), you shouldn't have... but, I love it! Cheers!