Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hello all! I just wanted to let you know that I've added these four pieces to my Prints for Sale section. It only took me about an hour & a half to get these posted with working PayPal buttons. Talk about frustrating! But the buttons should work now. This was originally a set of 5, but I am out of 'Creature from the Black Lagoon' prints. Also, there are only 2 Frankensteins and 4 Dracula prints left! I will probably only do one more small run of re-prints next year for Wonderfest, and after that they will be discontinued. So whatever is left over will be offered here, but there is no telling how many I'll have left  after the show.

ALSO, I've had many requests for my Dark Shadows pieces and I just wanted to remind you all that I'll be having prints made next month. I will post about it when they are in hand and are ready to go out.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Halloween on the Brain

Well, I've been dreaming about Halloween. For the past two weeks, I've been doodling away, drawing cats, pumpkins, witches, owls, skulls and the like. And I can see by my calendar that I have about a month & a half, to get my act together before the Countdown to Halloween begins. That seems like plenty of time, but it's easy to let it slip away from you. I decided that I'll have a minimum of 7 original Halloween inspired art pieces that will appear on the countdown. Maybe more if I get super inspired. But 7 pieces is part of my scheduled plan. With all the sketching I've been doing though, I'm finding it hard to commit to spending time to working on a final piece. Maybe it's because I just don't want sit at a computer for hours on end right now. Also many of these need a little more of something, that I just don't have yet. I'm waiting for an inspirational flash!

I will say that I already have one piece done. A well-dressed pumpkin man, who will also be featured on the Doo Wacka Doodles Halloween banner this year. I think he's super cool, and I can't wait to share him! But we all have to wait, until the last day of September...

Friday, August 10, 2012

Crazy 4 Cult 2012 pieces now up online!

Hey, here's this thing again. I just wanted to post a quick update and let everyone know that Gallery 1988's website has now posted the art from this year's Crazy 4 Cult show! Follow this link to view the art, and you might just find something you need to buy. My 'Burbs prints are there for sale on page 11, in case you are interested in one of those.

ALSO, you might notice that my Countdown to Halloween Cryptkeeper badge has changed. Yes, the new Countdown to Halloween badges have arrived!! I decided to use the Karloff head this year, because I was drawn to the colors. You can go here to see all the badge choices. Thanks to Shawn Robare for putting these nifty badges together. And if you have a blog or website and are interested in being a part of the countdown, go to the Countdown to Halloween Blog and sign up.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Klopeks

A dream of mine for the past couple of years is that one day, I would get to participate in Gallery 1988's  grand group art show, Crazy 4 Cult. Well, this Thursday, this dream becomes reality! I knew that if I ever got to participate in the show, I wanted to do the Klopek family from Joe Dante's 1989 classic, 'The Burbs. I'm a huge fan of this film. I remember watching it on satellite tv back in the day about a million times. And while working on this piece, I watched it through about a dozen times. And let me tell you, it NEVER gets old. It's awesome! If you've never seen it, I highly encourage you to check it out.

If you live in or around New York, NY, go and treat yourself to a show that is going to be a fantastic display of cinematic pop culture art of epic proportions! The show opens Thursday, Aug. 9, and runs through Sept. 1.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Dark Shadows of Video Watchdog

Hey everybody! I just wanted to share my Dark Shadows pieces from the newest issue of Video Watchdog magazine!! I also wanted to let you know that if you are interested in prints of these, they will be available in late September. I originally only had prints of Barnabas, but those are almost gone. I'll be doing a big print run next month that will include these and many of my Halloween themed pieces. In the meantime, run out and get your copy of this terrific magazine today!!