Unique custom horror creations from KittieKink Artwear!

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Misty Marie, also known as “Kittie”, has been creating her own unique brand of clothing with us weirdos in mind for the last ten years now. She tells me that she started out cutting up band shirts, and using patches to make corsets, shoes, jewelry, and much more.
With a decidedly unique horror-themed approach to designing artwork as clothing, she began experimenting with different designs and fabrics, all created with the passion of someone who loves what they are doing.
She says, “
I consider my clothes as art because they never turn out as I think they will, always changing my idea through making them, and most of the time my best pieces are made by accident. I’ve been a traveler most of my life and I had to make some kind of trade to make some money. One day I discovered cutting the tops of dresses and sewing on different bottoms looked really awesome, so I also got into doing patch-work. The first pair of pants I made were so awesome and I sold them for a 40oz and some food money to a very excited girl, who had wanted them for awhile…”

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We share her work often on the Horror Homework Facebook page, as she is constantly working on new designs and presenting them for sale on Etsy for anyone who is looking for something one-of-a-kind for someone with a dark side!
Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is coming up!

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Do you have a favorite horror movie?

Hellraiser, of course. But i enjoy them all even the B’s.

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10153859_728724637149564_2668664685589638223_nHas there ever been something that you created that you found difficult to part with?

Yes, most of my pieces I create an attachment to. My art is like my babies.
I’ve actually not sold some items to people because I felt they wouldn’t take care of them.

 

Everything looks so soft and cozy. What kind of fabrics do you use?

I use cotton,Lycra, soft vinyl, and leather.
On my furries I use faux fur.

 

Furries?

Lol yeah I make furry costumes too.
I have a fetish for being a kittie so I made myself a kittie costume and posted it and started getting orders for them.

Mine are unique I make corsets to match.

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Is there a dream project you have not gotten around to yet?

Yes! To make a full burlesque outfit! Made out of serial killer fabric.

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Serial killer fabric? Where do you find such a thing?

I print my own fabric. I printed my john Gacy and Hellraiser fabrics, and can print any image into fabric for custom orders.

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Be sure and stay tuned to KittieKink’s Facebook page for updates about her newest creations, and check her Etsy listings for her latest creations, like these brand new horror comic shoes!

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Artist Kasami-Sensei mixes Disney characters with The Walking Dead!

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French artist Kasami-Sensei has made an internet wave with his new series of drawings combining classic Disney characters with the world of The Walking Dead.
Check out his unique mash-up in the gallery collected below, and be sure and follow Kasami-Sensei on DeviantArt!

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Anna and Elsa

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Ariel and Eric

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Crocheted horror creations from Kim Sofia!

561322_264859620264298_10732465_nHorror comes in all shapes and sizes, and a variety of dark materials.
While most people think of the horrific as slimy and scaly and dripping with goo, artist Kim Sofia envisions them another way. Knitted.
That’s right, she spends her time making homemade crocheted monsters.
She says that her friends call it “Franken-hooking”.
Let’s check out her work!

1794786_611615455581112_1649173336_nFirst off, everyone should know that she has a wonderful Facebook page where you can keep up with the status updates of all of her creepy-cute creations. She also has an irregularly-updated and very amusing blog called Kreepy Kim’s Freak Boutique, which can give you more insight into her work, if you are interested.
I am a big fan of Miss Sofia’s yarn monsters, and was glad for the chance to chat with her about her work!

image697Your work is very creative and unique. What led you to the “dark side” of knitting?

I’ve always loved horror, ever since I was a little kid. It makes up most of what I read and most of the movies I watch. A friend gave me a book, Creepy Cute Crochet, knowing my love of creepy, and I made a few of the creatures in the book, but I knew I could make things that were a bit freer form.

1425337_771064996242449_792363040_oDo you make patterns for your creations?

I don’t make patterns. That takes a lot of focus, to stop in between rows and write down what was done, and then have it checked out to make sure others can replicate that. That’s a lot of work, and a lot of time.

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What inspires the choices for your work?

I’ve got my list of things I want to make, that list grows all the time. Most of the things are creepy or at least weird, that’s where my happiness lies. I’ve got a few zombies I really want to make, a few more conjoined ones for sure… A lot of times I look at cute stuff and wonder what it would look like if it was the “evil version,” or the zombie version, that’s ALWAYS fun!!! I get ideas from cool art, and books and horror and sci-fi flicks.

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Most of the things I make are custom orders. Someone messages me and asks if I can make _________, and then we start talking. We usually have long conversations, I want to have a really good idea of what they want. If it’s a character that exists in some world, I usually like to see a few favorite pictures, so I’ve got a really specific vision. Those are the pictures I use to look at while working, from several angles and in different poses if possible.

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I think Medusa may be my favorite, but that’s because she’s one of my personal favorite characters. When I was asked to make her, I was kind of happy, I got to make the Medusa I’d wanted for myself. She was ordered for a friend’s daughter’s birthday, and he literally told me to make her how I wanted. Frankenstein’s monster is another favorite character, so I also like him every time I make him.

1069279_495257197216939_707358324_nWas there ever one that you found hard to let go of?

Every time I send one away, I get a wee bit sad. I was a bit sadder for Medusa. BUT I also imagine the new lives they’re going to have, a lot of my spawn get “lives.” The Lucy and Ricky zombies I just made get their pictures taken in different places every day! They go shopping, and to work, (a tattoo studio) and get to go outside in the world! I get quite a few pictures a year of the spawn I’ve made out in the world! I love them most, the pictures in their new lives!

1956723_605722152837109_54303147_oDo you have a favorite horror film?

I don’t know if I’ve got one favorite movie, I love so many. I like series too, the Hellraiser series, I’m a sucker for film festivals. I like the Nightmare on Elm Street series, love Night of the Living Dead, oooh and the Hatchet series. Making the Victor Crowley doll for Bj McDonnell was a lot of fun, I love making dolls and having extra accessories.

1380382_533413656734626_971216072_nIs there a character that you have not tackled yet, that you are interested in doing? Personally I would like to see a “Bub” from Day Of the Dead (doing the salute)!

My “dream” spawn are a big Hellboy and also a big Pale Man and Faun from Pan’s Labyrinth. I love Del Toro characters.

1486678_786247971390818_586810039_nBig thanks to Kim Sofia for taking the time to chat with me, and for sharing her wonderful creations with us all!
Be sure and stay up to date with Kim’s Sticks and Strings for more goodness in the future!



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Artist Josh Cooley turns our big screen nightmares into a picture book!

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After a decade working as a storyboard artist for Pixar, Josh Cooley has emerged with a collection of new artwork that will make any geek giddy. Taking key scenes from our beloved horror classics and repackaging them in a kiddy-friendly tone, he has tapped into a wealth of original and strangely familiar new artwork.

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The tongue-in-cheek nature of the captions help to give the reader the feeling of those classic storybooks, and coupled with the excellent illustrations, these works have a strange disorienting effect on the viewer. He has taken our collective childhoods and smashed them directly into our adult obsessions, creating a one-of-a-kind experience!

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He has released a large series of prints of the original artwork for sale on his website, and is collecting the images for a new book called “Movies R Fun”. He describes it as “a book that should probably not be read at bedtime” and you can get yours here!
See the trailer below, and enjoy a selection of my personal favorites :

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Check out Mr. Cooley’s website for more info and updates in the future, and if you are in the Los Angeles area be sure and hit Gallery 1988 this Saturday February 22nd, for his gallery show / book release!
I know I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these books!

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Porcelain horror sculptures from artist Maria Rubinke!

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Maria Rubinke is a Danish sculptor who studied at the Glass and Ceramics School on Bornholm. Her fascinating work takes the traditional porcelain dolls and transforms them into grotesque inversions of themselves. The very nature of her art is effective in the most primal ways, as the shining innocence of ceramic cherubs is twisted into nightmare versions of Grandma’s knick-knacks.

Her unique work speaks for itself. Check it out in the gallery below!

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She is constantly producing new work, and it is always a pleasure to see what she comes up with next!
Follow her on Instagram and keep up with her on Facebook to stay updated on the work of this prolific and interesting artist. Her website is currently under construction, and she has a new show coming up in April 2014 at the Martin Asbæk Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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The beautiful artwork of Madame Grotesque!

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Madame Grotesque is a talented young lady hailing from Braintree, Essex, and creating beautifully raw artwork for all of us to enjoy. Her work is simplistic and complex at the same time, a mix of mediums and emotions, often dark in themes.
As she says on her Facebook page, “I like to paint creepy stuff.”
And that she does. Her style is reminiscent of the artwork of Tim Burton, and even Alex Pardee to some degree, but each piece is truly unique and a pleasure to view.
I was lucky enough to have a brief chat with her, to get to the bottom of where these dark visions come from.
Enjoy the artwork and interview with Madame Grotesque!

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HH : Your work is a beautiful mix of mediums. Do you have a favorite way to create your art?

Madame Grotesque : Thank you, I usually just sit and play around with doodles, that’s how paintings begin. Then I’ll draw them out ‘properly’ and add paint later on. Even though they are paintings, it’s purely line-work to begin with. It’s not so much a favourite way, it just makes things easier for me.

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HH : The influence of Tim Burton is prevalent in your work, although you completely make it your own. Do you have a favorite Burton film that inspires you?

Madame Grotesque : As much as I enjoy his films, it’s more his art work that inspires me. Although, saying that I’ve always loved his short film, ‘Vincent.’ I remember being quite a lot like Vincent when I was a child, and maybe in some ways like Tim too, without realising it. I didn’t ‘fit in’ throughout my whole education, so drawing and admiring Burton’s films/art was a nice escape for me. In regards to his art work I’m fascinated by these ‘undesirables’ that he’s created in his book of tales, i.e. ‘The boy with pins in his eyes’ and ‘staring girl’ just to name a few. I feel like I can relate to them, maybe not physically as I don’t have pins in my eyes, and I’m not a voodoo girl, but these souls that have just as much feeling as we do and each of them has their own unique quality, albeit rather twisted ones. But that’s why I love it. It’s different and throws in an element of humour too.

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HH : Some of your pieces come with poems attached. Which usually comes first, the visual or literal?

Madame Grotesque : It entirely depends on my mood. If I’m having an ‘artists block’ for some bizarre reason my creativity makes an appearance in the writing side of my work. I’m generally not a writer at all, I don’t read much and I’ve never been good at describing things, hence why my written work is often child-like. Sometimes I find it quite difficult to write a poem from a painting, which again is strange because you’d think with the image there as inspiration it’d be in fact easier right? Not with my brain apparently. It does quite literally happen, when it happens.

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‘Cleaver boy’

He kidnapped young children,
Because cleaver boy hated meat.
He’d kill them with poison,
Then steal their arms, hands, legs and feet. On meat hooks they would sway,
And he’d watch as they decomposed.
He threw their heads away,
But kept their skins to make new clothes.

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Shrieks and screeches are all she knows, They even deafened her deceased crows Cursed until the day she finds her love,
But its hopeless even when push comes to shove
Soon her wails grew deeper into despair Pining for love she thought, “This isn’t fair,” One day she found his sliced corpse buried nearby
And from that point on, she only screams “Why?!”

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‘The boy with razor teeth’

There is a disturbing boy,
Who has sharp razors for teeth.
He uses fake ones as a decoy,
And kisses girls until they bleed.

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HH : Who are the other artists that you look up to?

Madame Grotesque : There’s plenty of artists that I adore, they vary from Horror artists to Master painters. I think that above all John Kenn Mortensen (Who I found through yourself!), Edward Gorey (who I had never heard of until my ‘Creepy children’ series become more prominent and people often saw a resemblance between his work and my own), Rembrandt, Jenny Saville, Mark Gilbert (His ‘saving faces’ project in particular) and I’ve always had adoration for old school characters such as Ruby Gloom (before it became a tv show), Scary Miss Mary and Emily Strange. As of recent I’ve taken more interest in comics, such as Lenore (By Roman Dirge) and Johnny the homicidal maniac (by Jhonen Vasquez).

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HH : Have you ever considered animated work?

Madame Grotesque : I have definitely considered it, but what with being an incredibly erratic worker, I don’t think it’s something I’ll heavily get into. Mainly because I’ve no idea how to go about it, but also there’s a great deal of patience that goes into animation and I simply don’t have it, as much as I want to. Though as I get older that could change, I’m only 20 so who knows. I see myself going into comics though. I’d love that.

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HH : Do you have a favorite horror film?

Madame Grotesque : I think there’s going to be a lot of confusion over this considering the morbid nature of my work, but I’m a huge pansy when it comes to horrors (I think any person that reads this is now going to be like, ‘Whaaaaaa?!’) mainly because I’m very sensitive to sound and I’ve got an incredibly active imagination.
On the other hand if I had to pick one, I would say Sweeney Todd.
I know, it’s a Burton film, and I know that there’s plenty of controversy surrounding the topic of whether it’s even a horror film or not. However, it is generally considered a horror despite it not being all that scary. I just love the story, there’s so much emotion and combined with macabre, it makes the film such a pleasure to watch. I really like how such a gentle man basically turns completely insane because of pure emotional and mental torture. Even though it’s fictional, emotions like that are very real. Maybe not every person who seeks vengeance starts slitting everyone’s throats (though it wouldn’t shock me with todays world), but I think the film is a brilliant metaphor to portray those who do suffer mentally/emotionally until they get their revenge. I also like the fact that it’s set in the Victorian era, I find films that are set in earlier time periods naturally have a darker, more eerie atmosphere.
The world seemed to be a much more sinister place back then.

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HH : What are your plans for the future with your artwork?

Madame Grotesque : There’s nothing solid currently, apart from the fact that I’m going to continue to build on the ‘Creepy children’ and ‘Monsters..’ series. I’m sure that there will be some more written work too. But I’m in the motions of getting a book together, as well as a comic series called, ‘The Tingling tales of Cleaver boy,’ who’s one of the more well liked characters from the ‘Creepy Children’ series. I might start working with writers who want to have their work illustrated, but as I said nothing set in stone. Just look out for more Creepy Children!

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Big thanks to Madame Grotesque for chatting with me, and for sharing her dark visions with us all!
You can find more of her work at her official website, (where there is a huge sale going on right now!) and of course her wonderful Facebook page, which is often updated with new work.

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Zombie Portraits and more from artist Rob Sacchetto!

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Artist Rob Sacchetto has been creating one-of-a-kind zombie portraits since 2006.
Most of his clients are people just like you and I, who would like to see themselves as a zombie, without all of that nasty biting and brain-eating business.
Couples, solo pics, and even your pets can be transformed by this creative artist, who has made his own niche in the horror art world, as the original zombie portrait artist!
Check out some great examples of his work below, and be sure and get your own portraits done through his website here, now at sale prices!

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He tells Horror Homework :

Admittedly, there are now probably hundreds of people who provide this service to varying degrees of success, but I maintain that I was pretty much the originator as we found no one else really doing it when we started the service. People simply send me a J-peg of themselves or a loved one and I hand illustrate them as zombies using traditional means like paint, pen and ink, with no computer photo-shopping involved. The customer receives a high res J-peg and has the original painting mailed to them. So far I have zombified over 4,000 people all over the world!

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619fti9G+VLFeeling that I wasn’t drawing enough zombies, I started Zombie Daily, a blog where I post a new original zombie drawing or painting every day! This site was started in 2008 and so far there are over 1700 posts and counting as I still update with new content on a daily basis. The formation of Zombie Daily led the publishing company Ulysses press to offer me two book deals, one for, “The Zombie Handbook: How to Identify the Living Dead and Survive the Coming Zombie Apocalypse”, which last year was translated to Spanish, and titled “Apocolipsis Zombie” and my next book, “Zombiewood Weekly: The Celebrity Dead Exposed“.

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My Zombie Portrait service also caught the attention of noted zombie author Jonathan Maberry, which led him to include me as a named character in his book “Rot and Ruin”. I also created the chase card illustrations for that book and his follow-ups ‘Dust and Decay,’ Flesh and Bone,’and ‘Fire and Ash’.

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I’m featured in the documentary “Zombiemania” and provided the morphing zombie portrait drawings for me and the other noted zombie experts who were interviewed, including George Romero, Tom Savini, Max Brooks and Greg Nicotero.

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My zombie art has been licensed for use on everything from puzzles to skateboard decks, T shirts, journal covers, comic books and many other products. The United States Playing Card Co. (Bicycle), has just released a full 56 card deck of my Zombie Art this past June, entitled “Everyday Zombies.”

Get your own deck, available here!

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With both the Zombie Portraits, and the Zombie Daily, sites, I believe that I’ve drawn more zombies than anyone on the planet. There is of course more, but I just thought that I’d introduce to your fans to these to help keep the love of the living dead alive!
Please feel free to peruse my www.zombieportraits.com site, and thank you so much for your time and consideration.

Thanks again to artist Rob Sacchetto for taking the time to chat with us, and be sure and follow him on Facebook for continuous updates and new artwork every day!

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Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark : The Movie (!?!)

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Earlier today, Deadline broke the news that everyone’s favorite twisted children’s books were getting picked up by CBS Films for a big screen adaptation!
Reportedly, after a long and intense bidding war, Feast and Saw writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan will be adapting Alvin Schwartz’s classic spooky tale collection Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark into a film.

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This is a nightmare come true for all of us who grew up being traumatized by the books, particularly the artwork by Stephen Gammell.
If they can manage to convey even a fraction of the horror present in the images in those books on screen, it will be a huge triumph.
According to the reports :

Melton and Dunstan will adapt some of the Scary short stories into a screenplay about a group of outcast kids who stand up to their fears to save their town when nightmares come to life. Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of Sean Daniel Company and Elizabeth Grave of 1212 Entertainment will produce, with Roberto Grande and Joshua Long exec producing. 1212 initially optioned rights before teaming up with Melton and Dunstan, who are repped by WME and Trevor Engelson at Underground. VP Mark Ross and Creative Executive Alex Ginno are overseeing the project for CBS Films.

I read these books into shreds in my youth, and passed the love on to my son as he grew up as well.
What stories from these collections would you like to see adapted into the film?
Sound off in the comments below!
And I will just take the rest of this post up with some of the most frightening illustrations by Mr. Gammell from the original series!
(PS : the books were re-released a few years ago with new, less nightmarish artwork so if you are looking to reconnect with these terrifying books from the past, be sure and grab the originals here.)

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The “Dark Nature” of artist Christopher Lovell!

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Artist Christopher Lovell counts himself lucky to have been a child of the 80s. The toys, cartoons and movies of the era left him spellbound, fueling his imagination. He finds this inspiration allows him to express himself very naturally through his art. Having developed a deep interest in fantasy and sci-fi, he spent his childhood and teen years immersed in every aspect of creativity he could access.
I was lucky to have a quick chat with this awesome artist, and he provided some interesting insight into his work!
Check out our interview with Christopher Lovell below.

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HH :  What do you think is so appealing about the dark side of life that you explore in your artwork?

CL : Darkness in my art wise, it’s been quite an eye opener of late.
I have been trying to fit in as much personal art as I can around client work. I have a lot of visions in my head, usually dark or macabre that I really want to get out on paper. I have been posting some of these on my art page and that kind of art seems to go down so much better with people than my client work. Which is nice as it really inspires me to push more in that area.
I think people like dark beautiful imagery. Something with a mysterious undertone that is open for interpretation etc. When I occasionally glance at Tumblr I see so many dark images from photos to paintings. Its just something that appeals to me.
I like to think of my work as “Dark Nature”.
I want to capture the dark sinister atmosphere of a forest at dusk, the mystery of wild shy animals and fuse them with beautiful women and haunting imagery. I can’t wait to get immersed in some of the ideas I have. I want to take it all to big canvasses, splash the paint and get back to doing the art I enjoy most.

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HH : I recall a few weeks ago, a controversy about “satanic” imagery in one of your pieces on your Facebook page. How do you respond to people who don’t really get what you are doing?

CL : No matter what you do you will never please everyone.
The picture I drew that generated a lot of those comments was never drawn with any intention to appear satanic. Sure I wanted it to have a dark and mysterious vibe and open for interpretation, but I never felt I was drawing satanic imagery when I was doing it.
The people in question clearly are not quite all there in the head or very very uneducated about such things. I drew a goat as I wanted the horns of the headdress to be held up on sticks. It was either that or a Deer. I chose a goat, one of gods creatures!
The “pentagrams” were just simple normal stars. Drawn how typical stars are drawn. They were not inverted or anything.
I guess to a person with negative thoughts and the urge to be a troll its something to latch on to and basically just be foolish with heir words. It takes a certain type of person to write negative troll like comments on other peoples hard work. It honestly didn’t bother me at all. At the end of the day some of them were wishing me dead because I drew a goat.
God forbid those poor people happen to be in a field one day and come face to face with one of the harmless animals. They also came across as far more evil and twisted than anything they were accusing me of being. I believe in god in my own way and like to pray. I love the stories of the Bible, the imagery etc. I also like occult imagery, it looks awesome and ultimately as far as I’m concerned pretty harmless.
I have ideas in my head that would probably make those haters heads spin. But its all harmless imagery with no subliminal dark message behind it. Haters gonna hate! I’ll just keep drawing fun stuff.

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HH : Have you been approached for any design work for feature or short films?

CL : Yes a few people have approached me regarding film design work. Sadly its usually people with an idea and little or no budget. It’s an area I would love to explore properly. I remember watching the Lord of the Rings makings of and it was so inspiring. I’d love to be part of an environment like that, sculpting orcs out of clay and designing Balrogs.

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HH : Are you interested in doing any comic book work?

CL : Comic book work is of very big interest to me. It a major part of my childhood and a huge element in my inspiration over the years. I used to spend countless hours writing and illustrating my own stories. My clothing brand Big Bad City is very visual in a comic art way. I want to draw my own mini comics and hopefully (Time permitting) illustrate and write my own graphic novel. I’ve come up with so many characters etc its the only way I will truly get my vision out there.

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HH : Do you have a favorite character to draw?

CL : My favourite character to draw has to be my favourite comic villain ever. Judge Death from the world of 2000AD. He is the arch of Judge Dredd and in my opinion such an awesome looking character in every way. I remember seeing images of him as a kid an just being fascinated by him. I did a canvas painting of him back in 2008 and made a life size head bust of him. I’ve spent lot of money collecting every single thing there is available of him too. From comics to statues, toys to mugs! I’d love to do another art piece of him soon with the three other Dark Judges. It would make great print set!

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HH : Finally, as a child of the 80s, do you have a favorite slasher icon?

CL : Hmm favourite slasher icon, very tough. I guess the one I always liked best was Jason. As a kid I just thought he looked really cool. Freddy freaked me out as I’d only really see him on video cases in stores back then and hear my friends stories in primary school about how they had seen Nightmare on Elm street.
When I started watching the Freddy films in school and early teen years all that fear and suspense of the character was killed with all the silly slapstick almost parody element they brought in to the character.
Jason always stayed the same, silent, mysterious and far more effective in my opinion. I made loads of paper mache hockey masks as a kid! Michael Myers for whatever reason never stirred anything in me. Team Jason 4eva!

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He has just unveiled a new project with our friends at Horrordecor.net, for these great prints and pillows!
Get yours here!

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He is now selling prints at his online store of many of the various horror icons pictured above, and has recently enlisted the help of a printer to produce limited edition signed and numbered prints of his personal pencil style work.
And he has just launched his new brand Big Bad City, which he has a lot of good stuff planned for the future, including T-shirts and more.

This will be a great chance for him to draw his own characters and Mad Max style post-apocalyptic imagery. Definitely something to keep an eye on!
And be sure and stay up to date with all of this prolific artist’s new and upcoming projects on his official Facebook page!

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Ten Jason Masks reimagined by your favorite artists for charity!

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Earlier this year, TVstoreonline teamed up with Face Off and announced an ambitious contest, reaching out to many notable horror artists asking them to redesign the iconic hockey mask worn by Jason Vorhees in the Friday the 13th films.
Each artist recieved a blank hockey mask, which they were encouraged to re-design, sculpt over, mold and alter the mask in any way they saw fit.
The final products were voted on, and are now up for auction on e-bay, with all of the final proceeds going to Toys For Tots!
Check them out below, and make your bid for one of these unique pieces for a great cause!

Design A Jason Hockey Mask FundRaiser

By original Jason, Ari Lehman.
Bid on this mask here.

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By Joel Robinson.
Bid on this mask here.

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By Tommy Pietch.
Bid on this mask here.

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By Roy Wooley.
Bid on it here.

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Each artist was sent a blank hockey mask, which they were encouraged to alter in any way they saw fit. – See more at: http://www.fearnet.com/news/news-article/artists-auction-unique-jason-masks-charity#sthash.Om2zTmDi.dpuf
Each artist was sent a blank hockey mask, which they were encouraged to alter in any way they saw fit. – See more at: http://www.fearnet.com/news/news-article/artists-auction-unique-jason-masks-charity#sthash.Om2zTmDi.dpuf
Each artist was sent a blank hockey mask, which they were encouraged to alter in any way they saw fit. – See more at: http://www.fearnet.com/news/news-article/artists-auction-unique-jason-masks-charity#sthash.Om2zTmDi.dpuf

By Nathan Thomas Milliner.
Bid on this mask here.

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By Cody Snyder.
Bid on this mask here.

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By Lydia Burris.
Bid on this mask here.

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By Dave Katims.
Get this one here!

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By Derek Garcia.
Get this mask here.

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By Tom Devlin.
Bid on this one here.

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Thanks to TV Store Online for running this great contest!
Which one is your favorite?
Start the discussion below!



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