Blue Velvet playsets are in the shop and ready to ship! Here is an article about them, along with a coupon code for a discounted price!
My Blue Velvet playset got a nice writeup on Dangerous Minds! You can check it out below....
I only had the prototype with me at Monsterpalooza because I was waiting on materials and ran out of time, but soon you will be able to purchase (and play with) your own home! Drop me a line at my contact page and let me know if you would like an email when they are ready to go!
Dangerous Minds link here...
I was recently asked to create a new puppet for Don-Con, a tribute to legendary mask maker Don Post and company. I decided to make a puppet for one of the most iconic masks ever, the 'Calendar' Frankenstein! It is hand rotational molded, so it is hollow and functions as a puppet. The body is printed fabric and was manufactured by Lance Thingmaker. One of the coolest projects I have EVER gotten to be involved with!
BUT: I underestimated the demand! All of the puppets made for Don-Con are sold out! We are going to begin taking preorders for a 2nd version of this Frankenstein puppet. The body will be more of a classic monster style, in order to keep the Don-Con version exclusive! You can sign up below if you want to get notified when preorders are up, just send me your name and email. I expect to get this going in the next few weeks, so keep an eye on your inboxes (and spam folders).
Here is a photo of the original mask, next to my scaled down puppet head version! Bub Johnson made this image, I just stole it from him.
I recently got the opportunity to work with one of my favorite bands, Uncle Acid and the deadbeats! I sculpted and cast the Withered Hand of Evil pendant in honor of the band's first US show at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore. The fest took place over Memorial Day weekend 2014. This run of 100 pendants were cast in wicked black resin and sprayed with a pearlescent purple! Available now at acidcoven.com.
And it's that time of year again! Time to pack up the family and head west to the Long Beach Peninsula! Jake's Annual 75th Birthday Party & Car Show happens August 1 &2. Once again I have made premiums for those who register a vehicle in the show!
This year's theme is 'Fiesta!', so I decided to make my own Mexican 'bootleg' toys! I imagined Jake as a Lucha Libre star, cast them in hollow blue-green resin, and added a GLOW-IN-THE-DARK plastic cord. I also designed a header card and packaged them up! Limited edition of 50 pieces.
For more info about these or the show itself, go to www.jakethealligatorman.com!
I have some other great stuff in the works, so stay tuned and I will try to keep everyone updated!
I recently created a piece for the Dave Brockie Memorial Tribute show at the MF Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Dave Brockie was and continues to be HUGELY inspirational to me, both as a music performer and as an artist.
I knew I had to contribute! A third of the proceeds from the art sold at this show will go to the Dave Brockie Foundation. From the website: "The Dave Brockie Foundation will be a resource for artists in the fields of music, film, literature and all visual arts who cannot find funding through mainstream channels." You can click here for more information about the Foundation.
So go check this show out if you can, the opening party is May 3rd, 2014. After that, the art will be viewable by appointment and online.
Here is the piece I made for the show! for more info about this show and the gallery itself, click here.
Here is a sneak peek at the latest puppet that I am working on. This will be the 5th one in the series! It is based on the character Kannamit played by Richard Kiel in the classic Twilight Zone episode 'To Serve Man'.
This is actually the first one out of the mold! I will continue to post progress pics on my website as things progress. Don't touch that dial!
I have been busy working on some great new stuff for the upcoming shows. I will post pictures here as soon as things are ready to show you! Soon......
Skullclown will be setting up a table at the Kirk Hammett's FIRST EVER Fear FestEvil in San Francisco from February 6-8! This sounds like a great show, tons of guests and great vendors, and if you like thrash, some great BANDS playing the show as well! Look for me there right next to the always amazing CREEPYCULT! I should have something brand-new (and of course TOP SECRET) for sale there as well! You can get tickets and more information here: http://www.fearfestevil.com/
Hello 2014! In an effort to hit the ground running this year, I have decided to rebuild and republish my website to make communication with everyone a whole lot easier. This will be the place for pictures of what I am working on, photos from shows I attend and anything else Skullclown related that I feel like posting here! I am starting to add shows and events to the calendar for this year too....stay tuned for all the details!
I will also have an online store here in the coming weeks to provide a ONE STOP shop for all your Skullclown needs!