The Shiflett Brothers are living their dream. Comic book geeks turned industry sculptors (but, alas, remaining comic book geeks).
Their professional sculpting careers began with their maquette work on the hit video game "Oddworld: Abe's Odysee" working alongside visionary video game creator Lorne Lanning. For Glenn Danzig's Verotik comics The Brothers sculpted the Jaguar God, Satanika, and Dalkiel resin kits all based on the artwork of Simon Bisley. Their first work to be produced in coldcast porcelain pre-paint statue form was the Draco from Dragonheart statue for Moore Creations. Soon followed the prepaint statue of David Mack's award-winning comic book creation Kabuki, also for Moore Creations. The Shifletts have worked on several action figures including Marc Silvestri's Darkness and Lord Tyler from Heavy Metal's FAKK 2, both with Clay Moore and Moore Action Collectibles.
Working with Bowen Designs, Brandon and Jarrod sculpted the full size Incredible Hulk cold-cast porcelain statue(produced in both green and gray versions) as well as co-sculpting with Randy Bowen the Thanos, Juggernaut, Vision, Rhino, and Matt Wagner's Grendel Prime statues (that last being very special, as Grendel is one of their favorite comic books ever). They also worked on BD's Wolverine, Sabretooth, and Black Panther mini-busts.
They were honored to co-sculpt, with Alex Ross, the Earth X Captain America statue for Dynamic Forces. The brothers were also happy to work with Alex once again on the character of Norman McCay from Kingdom Come based on Alex's own father. (An extremely limited run was produced for friends and family by Alex Ross). Spectrums 5 and 6 (collecting the years best in fantasy art) featured four separate pieces by the Shifletts. One of those years they won the Spectrum Silver Dimensional Award for their work on "Draco".
Nine out of every ten sculpts The Brothers start remain unfinished and in various stages of horrible incomplete-ness. Hundreds of these pieces occupy shelves, closets, and cupboards around their homes and studios. Others are smashed or thrown through walls in childish fits of frustration.
In 2006, the brothers chose to forgo many commercial job offers to focus on their own original designs and sculptures. These new characters will be available under the banner "Shiflett Bros. Originals" and will be produced in resin kit form, cold-cast porcelain pre-paint statue form, and in some cases even bronze. Three of these original resin kits are already available: "Ol' Scratch", "Principia and the Serpent", and "Chloe: Aviator For Hire".
It has long been debated whether the brother "Jarrod" actually exists. Some claim that all of the brothers' work is done by Brandon, a lonely and tormented genius who invented a "brother" out of whole cloth. When sculptures have fallen out of favor with Brandon, he often blames that work on "Jarrod".