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Mutterings of a Mad Woman

Little Minions: A Group of Teeny Ghoulies

on June 15, 2012 - 10:50am

Was playing with some smaller figures.

Something tinier than usual.

No back stories but pocket-sized monsters.

At about 4 inches in height (not including the party hat) it's like evil concentrated.

There's a few of them on the table waiting to be finished. 

We'll see if people like them at this year's shows.

Speaking of which, I'll be at Scarefest on July 7th. It's an outdoor Haunter Convention in Thornhill ON. BBQ, over 30 vendors/exhibitors, and all for free (though they ask for a donation for Sick Kids Hospital).

Bring your family. Bring your dog. Monkey Boo will be there too for at least part of the day!

 

Dark Dwellers: Beezle

on May 31, 2012 - 11:31am

You don't have to worry about running into Beezle in a dark alley or old forest.

He rarely resides in our realms.

He is more likely to influence our choices with a whisper, inflame frustration or cloud our rational thoughts, all from behind an invisible curtain.

 A splash of selfishness. 

A dash of doubt.

An inflated sense of entitlement. 

A pinch of paranoia surrounding loved ones or friends.

A batch of bad judgment. 

These are the contributions he adds to the ingredients of our everyday lives.

It's easy work. Mankind only needs a nudge. And sometimes, not even that.

More images below.

This figure is just shy of 6 inches tall. 

Mr & Mrs Gaunt

on May 29, 2012 - 9:50am

A life half lived is a sad affair, especially when it comes to an end. 

No talents, no money,

not gorgeous nor funny,

and no one to call a friend.

Too worried about what the neighbours would say, they didn't pursue their dreams.

No pumpkins, no ghosts,

no party to host

on their favourite night: Halloween. 

This is the tale of a boring old couple named Mr. and Mrs. Gaunt.

Don't mourn that they're dead

Rejoice it instead,

For now they are free to haunt. 

Remembering Perfessor Evil

on May 17, 2012 - 9:22am

One of the first sites I ever listed on my links page way back when was HauntProject.com. I have always thought it was one of the best, straight-forward resources online for home haunters of all skill levels. It's also the only site I ever made a point to contribute links to as often as I could despite busy schedules and absences from online forums. And each time, the Perfessor and I would exchange a couple of emails back and forth, often wishing each other happy haunting.

This morning on Dave Lowe's website I was striken...literally stopped in my tracks...to learn that PerfessorEvil (Rik Cary) had passed away this weekend. My mind couldn't absorb the information. It's unthinkable. HauntProject has been such a constant in my life, and in the lives of countless other haunters. 

He leaves behind a legacy of links and resources that have reached thousands upon thousands of people. He was a champion of Halloween. He will be greatly missed.

I hope there are plans to keep the site running. It would be a shame to see all of his work and generously donated time be lost. 

Check out the 2010 video of his haunt (above) and then see the magnificent additions he had last year in 2011 (below). 

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Mortigan the Dead Catcher

on May 8, 2012 - 11:16am

Introducing Mortigan the Dead Catcher. And now, for his story...

Emily Carroll Comics

on May 7, 2012 - 8:39am

Emily Carrol "His Face All Red"

Emily Carroll is a Canadian artist.

Zombie Super Heros

on May 4, 2012 - 2:32pm

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Dark Dwellers: The Talpa

on May 1, 2012 - 9:49am

 

 
Caves, underpasses and abandoned buildings: these are the places you will find the Talpa. 
 
Damp. Dark. Uninviting. 
 
They prefer to be left alone, and usually will not trouble themselves with humans. 
 
Unless they are discovered by a scanning flashlight. 
 
More images below.
 
This figure is approximately 9" tall.

Dark Dwellers: The Nevi

on April 30, 2012 - 2:37pm

I've spent the last few days trying to catch up on posting images to the site. Who knew I was so far behind on this task? I finished last year's minions and created a new photo album for minions made this year

I also included an album for some of the Christmas & Halloween figures I've brought to shows over the years. 

All of these, of course, can be found in the Art Ghoullery, including the newly invented collection of Dark Dwellers

Speaking of which...

The ghoulish Nevi lives on flesh from beetles to rats to humans.

It prefers the meat moldy and rotten, often killing its prey, hiding the carcass, and allowing it to age.

It's not opposed to consuming roadkill but derives more pleasure and satisfaction from capturing its own prey.

Take a closer look at his gruesomeness in the images below.

This figure is just over 9.5" tall.

Little Minions: Hibbert

on April 26, 2012 - 10:22am

It's not horrible deeds that make people distrust Hibbert.

It's his nervous laughter that makes them uneasy.

He can't help it. People make him self conscious.

They stare when he eats his fish heads, even when he's careful not to make slurping noises when he eats the eyeballs.

They whisper about him when he's pulling snails from their shells, even when he made sure the slimy creatures are unconscious.

They move away from him despite his efforts to keep his shawls and cloak clean from the guts and gore that sometimes stick to the fabric.

He doesn't mind so much. It relieves him of the pressure to make small talk. The few times people engage him in conversation, he is taken by surprise and looks at them, wide-eyed, with a twitchy smile and a shrug, and a breathy chuckle. 

 

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