Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Alex and I watched both movies, LS and RLS. He was interested in RLS because Frank Dietz was in it. He had me write Mr. Dietz and tell him to shoot the creature in the eye next time! As for LS he watched it to do a mood thing. I was able to get him to don his "Zoom" costume to do another shoot around the house in the frontyard to play the part of the Alien invaders who come in all shapes and sizes. The models are all amatuer and our friends. I went to a local cemetery for the shoots as I wanted to capture the essence of spookiness and the skulls connection to dark secrets. Numerous photos were taken, each model holding the skull and posing in various costumes. It was a tough choice and I wanted to give each model her spot in the limelight. Other poses and costumes were chosen and good use was made of various props for the surrounding story. The ladies endured blistering heat and swarms of mosquitos. Some photos were from shoots last year, also shot during a heat wave. The photo of Viaden Castle was taken when I was serving in Europe in 1985. I manipulated the photos to achieve the look I wanted and then used the collage technique to "tell the tale." Alex helped me to select his photos. The space ship is a model superimposed over a background inspired by a similar photo. The Skull is a digital forensic skull used in solving crimes. However, it is the models who bring the skull to life and I would like to thank Alex, Michelle, Lori, LeaAnn,Sam and Dana for enduring the blistering heat and making the posters what they are!
Thanks to Shawn, Alex & Co. for all your hard work!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
John Rozum is best known for writing supernatural themed comics aimed at adults such as XOMBI, MIDNIGHT, MASS., THE X-FILES, and THE HANGMAN featured in THE WEB, or for writing supernatural themed comics for children such as SCOOBY-DOO or THE SECRET SATURDAYS in CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK. He's written many other comics as well as magazine articles, television episodes and even trading cards. He's also had several of his cut-paper works in some of the group shows at Gallery 1988 including 'Crazy for Cult 5' & the Pee-Wee Herman tribute show.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
And we are back. Today's post is from the fantastic Scott Brothers. Gotta love this Lost Skeleton poster!
Scott has worked in the games industry for 12 plus years. His specialties include storyboarding and character design. As an animator at Humongous Entertainment, Scott helped bring to life such children’s favorites as Freddi Fish, Pajama Sam and Spy Fox. More recently Scott has been an art lead for mobile games on various IOS platforms.
To see more from Scott, please visit his website Catalogue of Curiosities.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
For today's post, we have this fantastic Animala figure (with action fuzzy slippers) sent in by none other than Robert Deveau. Deveau has appeared in BOTH 'Skeleton Films'!
In 'Lost Skeleton of Cadavra' he was The Doomed Farmer:
And in 'Lost Skeleton Returns Again', he played Handscomb Draile:
This Animala figure was made using an exsisting figure, modified by Deveau. Says Deveau:
"Not long after we shot the original film, I found a three-inch tall figure of a girl in a bikini. She had a removable red plastic wig, which I removed. I sanded down her bikini lines and painted her to look like Animala, adding tiny slippers of black fluff, and glued her to a wooden stand. I made two, sending one to Larry and Jen. This is the one I kept for myself."
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I would now like to share with you three pieces from the talented & prolific, Roger Koch. And again, Roger was kind enough not only to let me post his early pieces of Betty & Animala, but did a brand new Animala piece (pictured above) specifically for this tribute! You can see more of Roger's work on his Facebook page, 'Roger Koch aka Zombie Dad'. Or purchase prints and other merchandise at his store.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Now for your viewing pleasure, I bring you three pieces by the very talented illustrator, Andrew Barr. Above is a new Dr. Paul Armstrong piece, submitted especially for this tribute! In addition, I wanted to share these other two pieces that Barr did. All three are from the Lost Skeleton sequel, 'The Lost Skeleton Returns Again'.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
First a few words from me about 'The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra'.
I was browsing through a local DVD store back in 2005, when I saw some movie on the shelf called 'Lost Skeleton of Cadavra'. It looked like something I might like, so I rented it and took it home to watch. I was instantly hooked on this movie. I loved it so much, I actually kept out the DVD from the store until I was able to order my own copy, which I watched repeatedly. It's cleaver, it's fun, and I always recommend this film to anyone who will listen to me. In 2009, I actually met Larry Blamire and it was awesome to shake his hand and let him know how much joy he'd brought to my world.