Although Ken Tynan of Butler makes a significant portion of his salary carving bears, his true passion lies in creating comic book and superheroes. For this year's Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous auction, Tynan has stuck with what comes naturally to him and has created a massive roaring grizzly out of white pine, weighing in at 400 pounds.
The 52-year-old Butler native drew attention in past years at the Rendezvous with his big green Hulk sculpture.
"I use to drive around town with the Hulk in the back of my truck," he said. "All my life I've drawn him (the Hulk) as a kid. I taught myself so much with that one carving. It helped with everything, including anatomy."