What's on the Slab?
Check here for Ghoul Friday news. From show announcements to new how-to projects, this is where I list what's not to be missed.
|June 13-16, 2013: Northern Ink Xposure, Toronto||
If you're going to the Northern Ink Xposure in Toronto, keep an eye out for some of my creatures. I'll be displaying work along with a gang of local dark artists as part of the Canadian Alternative Art Collective, and early birds can catch their first glimpse of all ghouish gorgeousness on Thursday June 13th for the opening night party.
Where: In the Downtown Hilton, Toronto's Governor General Suite - 145 Richmond St W.
Open to the public from 7pm (VIP Ticket holders will be admitted at 5pm)
Meet the NIX 15 Artists and Vendors!
- Burlesque by the Nerdy Stripper.
- Special Guest Appearance by New Zealand's Venus Starr.
- Sullen Miss Inked Up World Tour Model Search.
Skipping the VIP party? No problem. The art will be on display all weekend long.
Still working out whether or not I will personally be making an appearance, but I will be represented, and in good company.
|Aug 22-25th 2013: FANEXPO/Festival of Fear||
It's almost time to be part of the insanity that takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre event August, and once again I'll be there.
Track me down in Artist Alley at table A62. That's the back left corner of the South building. Might be more confusing this year, since they are using both the North and South building for the convention. North building will have celebrities and the new...sports section...*blank stare*...and the south building will have all the cool stuff. Er, I should say, the south building will have Artist Alley, Rue Morgue's Festival of Fear, Science Fiction, Comics and Anime sections.
Hope to see you there! Never been? Read on...
"Now entering its 19th year, Fan Expo Canada showcases over 900 exhibitors and sprawls over 750,000 square feet of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre!Considered by many to be the 'Comic Con' of Canada, Fan Expo Canada™ humbly began as the Canadian National Comic Book Expo in 1995. Growing from one genre with 1500 fans to a multifaceted show connecting over 90,000 fans, Fan Expo Canada™ is currently the 3rd largest pop culture event in North America!"
To see all the fun that's happening, check out the official FanExpo website.
And plan ahead! If you're not getting a weekend pass (even if you are), here's some things that might help you plan your visit.
1) Buy your tickets ahead of time.
2) Saturday is insane. I don't leave my table on Saturday if I don't have to because the crowds are shoulder to shoulder packed. So if you aren't coming for a workshop, or need to be there for a certain celebrity time slot, I suggest coming on one of the other days.
3) If you like art and, like me, your favourite section is Artist Alley, don't wait until Sunday afternoon to pick up a one-of-a-kind piece. I can't count the amount of times I've heard people lament missing out on an item at my table or another artist's table. Often, these folk return the following year, on the first day, and head straight to Artist Alley saying things like "I missed out on (blank) last year and I was determined to come here first so I could get my pick!". (By the way, I love those people. Those people are aces).
Also, if you really DO love Artist Alley, then spend your money there, even if it's only $10. People don't realize it, but a number of folks who rent a table in Artist Alley lose money at the event. So far *touch wood* I've done well and I am so appreciative of the faithful collectors who brave the insanity and find me in the chaos. So if you see an artist that you dig, and you want them to return next year, buy something. Anything. Support local art!
|Next Show: Art-O-Con in Burlington on May 5th '13||
Art-O-Con 2 (The Wrath of Con) on Sunday, May 5th 2013 in Burlington, Ontario.
Doors open at 11:00 am and close 9:00pm. Admittance is $5 (children under 12 are free).
3063 S Service Rd.
Check out the facebook event page above, or go to the main Art-O-Con page for previews of participating artists. Expect to find everything from life-size Daleks roaming around, to Krampus goodies for sale, not to mention some amazing illustrators and one-of-kind sculptors. Add a little Fangoria for flavouring, some storm troopers, and finally some Ghost Busters, and I think we've got ourselves a party here.
|Show Season Finished Until 2013||
Thanks to everyone who made this year so successful for me online and at local shows.
I'm done for the season but will be popping up around Toronto next year.
In the meantime, check my Etsy Shop between now and Christmas for any items you missed at the shows.
Now I'm off to try and put together final touches for Halloween around the house. Will be posting pictures of decorations soon! Happy Halloween folks.
|"Lucky 13" Etsy Sale Until Oct 13th||
From now until October 13th, my Etsy store is open. I'll be adding items this first week of September.
As a bonus for my online readers, the first 6 people who buy an item from the shop and mention "ZOMBIE!" gets a little surprise.
|Show: Bazaar of the Bizarre Oct 21st||
Come to the Bazaar of the Bizarre, a marketplace for all things exotic, whimsical and macabre! Local artists - indie, goth, lowbrow and the Halloween inspired - will gather for the annual event.
When: Sunday October 21st 2012
Where: Pia Bowman ballet school, 6 Noble St Toronto (just north from Queen St, west of Dufferin)
Time: 11am - 8pm
FREE to attend! Child and costume friendly.
It's one of my favourite events of the season. Be sure to come by my table and say hello!
|FanExpo & Festival of Fear August 2012||
From August 23 to August 26 I'll be in the artist alley section of FanExpo in Toronto at table A45.
Normally I word my announcements with things like "I'll see you at Rue Morgue's Festival of Fear!" but uh...I'm not sure if that's applicable this time around. While our group of indie artists is technically sorted as Horror within artist alley (and as such, we are usually close to the Horror section), as you can see from the floor plan they've moved us as far away from the Horror section as physically possible this year.
So come on out to the far edge of the convention this month. The badlands, if you will. Think of it as a quest, where instead of fighting trolls and monsters, you have to navigate through teenagers dressed up in Anime costumes, avoiding "free hugs" at every turn.
|Visit Me At Scarefest 2012 on July 7! *updated*||
I will be a vendor at Scarefest this summer, a haunter's
"Scarefest gives you an opportunity to exchanges ideas with fellow Haunters and maybe take home a few new ideas to go with the new friendships you’ve made. In attendance will be Owners and Operators of Professional Haunted Houses, Actors, Home Haunters, Artists, Halloween Enthusiasts and Vendors.Enjoy a BBQ, Door Prizes, and Contests for: Ms. & Mr. Scarefest and Best Homemade Prop. Admission is FREE, however we are asking for a Donation to the Sick Kids Foundation."
Saturday July 7th, 2012
12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
Garnet A. Williams Community Centre
501 Clark Avenue, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
(Between Bathurst & Yonge Street on Clark Ave, close to the 407 ETR & Hwy #7)
|Updates! Updates! Updates!||
Get thee to the Art Ghoullery where you will find:
I still have a number of Plague Doctors to add to the site. Hope to have that completed soon.
Besides that, I am working feverishly to prepare for fall shows and hoping to add one more for the summer. I will keep you posted.
|Winter Blues & Puppy News||
Inspiration has been hard to come by (as it usually is for me in January and February). Now that March is almost here, I expect to get the gears going once more on new figures. As well, the house has been completely turned upside down to accommodate a new furry addition to the family. So forgive me if the blog turns into puppy central for a few posts. In between, I'll be revving up to create items for Festival of Fear 2012 in August, part of FanExpo in Toronto.