Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Monster Coffee

This is about how I feel today, with all the middle-aged lady's lack of REM sleep. Or sleep in blocks of longer than three hours...

I would love to know who made this mug! If anyone knows and can send a link to the artist's page, I'm more than happy to give credit.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Summer Reading

In all honesty, I haven't read any of these. I just love the cover art! So vintage creepy!

Click on the pics if you dare!

 Happy reading, my Darklings!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Planet Doom! Hauntcast Post Mortem is Back

Just in time for a mid-week build day!

9 Months in the making, but it's finally here!

HAUNTCAST POST MORTEM 11 - Dungeon of Doom featuring Brent Wilson of Planet Doom Haunted House, Jasper Anderson of, David and Claire of Midsummer Scream and music from The Spooky.

Download here

The site is being migrated to a dank place, and should be in its new, fetid home in a few days. It will then be available in iTunes, Google Play, Sticther etc...

BTW, Baker has also started a Patreon page for Hauntcast, so if you have a few bones to throw out to us monthly, head on over:
We are 2/3rd of way to our 1st goal of bi-monthly shows. If we reach this by next week I am going to drop a CNC tutorial video for making tombstones. Please support us on for more frequent shows, video tutorial and product review and special content for patrons. Thank you!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Hauntcast - Back Again!

From the crew who put the "fun" in functional alcoholism, another episode of Hauntcast is about to drop - probably tomorrow!

Chris Baker has missed the podcast spotlight and roped the rest of us into making Hauntcast episodes every other month, or possibly even monthly, depending on --

That's right! YOU!

He put up a Patreon page for Hauntcast, where you can make a small (or large) monthly donation to help support the show and the expenses which come with making it. We're halfway to our first goal, so if you can afford to throw in a few bones, please do!

We're just dying to give you your Hallowe'en fix!

The Hauntcast Patreon page is here.

Listen to back episodes of Hauntcast here.

Monday, June 4, 2018


Obey. Consume. Conform. Curl.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Every Day is a Gift

I ran across the artist, Rob Zylowski, at lunch yesterday, and found this delighted my dark little heart.

Get it here. Rob's Society 6 store is here, and filled with other fun illustrations you can own!

Thanks for this Rob! Cheers!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Monsterpalooza 2018

I was chatting with fellow artist, Bob Lizarraga, a few of weeks ago (can I mention how great it is to be in the same town with some of my favorite artists?), and he mentioned he was getting ready for one of my favorite shows: Monsterpalooza.

I know how hard it can be to do conventions on your own. Bathroom breaks are nearly impossible unless you have someone there to spell you, and you never get out to see anyone else's booth. (Plus, hello? Monsterpalooza?) So...

"Need some help?"

He graciously allowed that maybe some help would be welcome, and so came last weekend's shenanigans!
He and his nephew did the heavy lifting of load-in on Friday, and I rolled in late Friday afternoon, just an hour before the show opened, with dinner for the guys. As I pulled up in front of the Pasadena Convention Center, I could see there was a line around the block, waiting for the doors to open. I cruised in with some vittles from the local grocery deli, since I knew the guys were going to be hungry after setting up for most of the afternoon.

Bob met me at the doors with my wristband, and led me past the professional makeup area and movie prop auctioneers to the "Mr. Hyde" aisle and his booth.
Bob's Kubrick-themed painting, done for a Kubrick-themed art show at the
now defunct Creature Features.
I've always been a fan of his work (I own a couple of pieces, which are, sadly, currently in storage), and I was delighted to see a couple of my favorites among some new offerings.
The show floor opened shortly afterward, and pretty soon, we were inundated with fans and fellow weirdos!

If you're like me (and I assume that if you're reading this blog, you probably are), a show like Monsterpalooza is a balm to your soul. You're no longer the odd one out, and it's very likely you're not the geekiest person in the room, anymore. You're among fellow creatives, and imaginations regularly run wild in this type of habitat!

Saturday rolled around, and I was able to wander the show floor and see the wonders which make Monsterpalooza so much fun. 
I was absolutely thrilled to find Miss Havisham, herself, at the show! (And yes, I did get myself a new teacup and saucer to match.) You may remember her from Boing Boing's viral article, about her insulting teacups and formal China. Let me tell you something:

They're even more delicious in person!

And Miss Havisham, a.k.a. Melissa Johnson, is just a delightful woman!
What Monsterpalooza is complete without a visit to Gris Grimley's wondrous booth? (That's him on the left.)
Mike Hill again blew the doors off the show with his life-size portrait of The Monster and Little Girl. Entitled, "A Short-Lived Friendship," this piece showcases his talent to a "T."
There was time for a little bit of clowning among the props, too!
And moments of deep introspection in a comfy chair.
I got to meet some of the Visual/Special Effects crew who worked on this little film, Star Wars. Yes, ILM folks! How delightful to meet them!
Kirk Thatcher, Me, Tom St. Amand, and Randall Dutra.
I got into the museum after it closed the first time, but that made for an eerier experience than it otherwise might have been. The talent represented there is just breathtaking!
This costume just floored me!

ANd then there was the Peter Vincent doll, complete with Vampire Slaying Kit!
The Hall of Stars, as I like to call the autograph area, was filled with fun folks, like Alex Winter, from Lost Boys and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.
And Barry Bostwick, from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Another fine weekend among the monsters! It was inspiring, and I cannot wait to get back to creating scary things!
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