Saturday, October 13, 2012

Nightmare Fodder

Mentally scar your friends! Ages 8 and up.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Toxic Delivery From Speedy Delivery-NOT

I always wanted Mr. McFeely as my postman, so chipper and happy, instead, my mailman handed me  my package yesterday with a deadpan stare, "you got a box". 

I have spent embarrassing little on Hallowe'en this year I'm ashamed to say.  It's not entirely my fault I feel, I haven't really seen anything out there this season that says, "HEY YOU JERK, IF YOU DON'T BUY ME, THERE'S GOING TO BE A BOTTOMLESS ABYSS IN YOUR SOUL THAT I COULD HAVE FILLED!"

Or something along those lines.

So I took my Hallowe'en savings and dumped it into the Toxictoons website (remember Eric Pigors?  Yeah, that's his site and art).  And it filled that abyss...for now!
Le box from le postman.

The unveiling...
I love the little things...the Hallowe'en peanut butter kisses and the Tootsie Roll pop lasted for about 4 minutes.  Also was a little glow skeleton in there too but I only chewed on him.
The Hatbox Ghost tee shirt--glows in the dark and his head dissappears from his shoulders and reappears in the  hatbox in his hand!  TIS SORCERY FROM LUCIFER!!!
Trick or treat bag...mine's going to be filled with outgoing candy instead of incoming.

A good old fashioned updated Ouija board.  Printed on heavy boardstock (not flimsy at all!).  Oh, Jimmy Hoffa says hi. 

Prints! Prints and more prints!  All signed by the artist's hand!  Love them all, can't wait to decorate the baby's room with them! Sorry for the blur, Mr. iPhone couldn't make up his mind what to focus on.

More prints!  Hey, I'm an art ho, cut me some slack!

My favorite one.  It's a bit off-character for most of Eric's work being in a more serious vein, I absolutely love this one!

Stickers, books and CD's oh my, stickers, books and CD's oh my!  The coloring/activity books are a scream, get it, scream, horror forget it.

Friday, October 5, 2012

My Scarecrow Scare...Scary @$$ Alabama Style!

I actually thought of Rot while doing this.
Whilst driving around at work today in the middle of $%^@ Alabama, I happen across this scarecrow.  It's not a Hallowe'en decoration, it's a real working scarecrow.  I go to my next appointment and return the way I came with intention of getting some pictures, which I did.  I park across the street (it's in the middle of NOWHERE), get out looking very threatening with my cargo shorts and plaid shirt and sneakers and start getting some good shots. While getting my close up of the scarecrow, I see movement from the corner of my eye, an ancient old farmer is yelling, waving his cane and SICCING HIS TWO BIG DOGS ON ME (yes that's the way it's spelled, I looked it up)!!!

Let's see, what's the appropriate response, oh yes...$#!+!!!!!!!

 I hightailed it back, running across the road praying that there were no cars coming because I did NOT look and made a dive back into my big ugly van.  I rammed it in drive and hoped the old coot didn't get my tag number (which I doubt he did, he was too far to see it).

It's like he was happy to be recognized.
This is one scary scarecrow!  I'm sure I heard banjos while I was taking pictures!
I LOVE this shot! If I were less of a man, I would have stolen that skull for my collection!
Bye buddy, you're going to be a hit on my blog!
Yeah, I'd do it again!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Kick Off The High Holy Season With Eric Pigors!!!

What a lovely couple, why can't people like these live next to me?!

Happy Pre-Hallowe'en Y'all!
  Well, guess what folks, it's nearing OUR night, that one time of year that we work for, strive for and eagerly await...unless you're someone like myself who celebrates Hallowe'en every day.

For the past few years, I have had the pleasure and privilege to interview Eric Pigors.  For those that might not know who Eric is, he is an accomplished artist, animator and Hallowe'en aficionado.  I personally collect his prints, have a couple of original pieces that always raises an eyebrow as well as several shirts and past years limited edition trick or treat bags.  His art is funny, sometimes offensive, disgusting, vile, morbid, ironic as well as sick and twisted.  In other words, his art rocks!  Last year Eric had what most of us are terrified of, a heart attack.  I want his signed art that I own to be valuable but NOT because the artist is deceased!

So, how have you been doing this past year?

Well it’s a day by day thing, most days I feel kind of foggy minded and tired all day, which I think is mostly due to my heart meds I have to take now .
My DR says I am fine and to keep up with exercising and eating well. I have lost 30 lbs since my heart attack which is good.  My back feels better also from losing weight.

Has your outlook on life changed since the heart scare?   
 I am still very grateful for everything I have gotten the chance to do in life.  I turn 50 this October and I still want to do lots more. And I am so grateful for my wife and my fans and friends.
It’s a shame the economy has been so bad this year, it’s really hurting us all (Congress, presidential candidates, are y'all listening?!). A lot of my fans have said they haven’t worked in months which is awful. I have been very lucky I got a gig at Warner Bros on the Looney Tunes show for a whole year. It’s given us health insurance and made it so I am able to pay my bills and make new Toxictoons merchandise, otherwise it would be pretty scary year, and not in a fun Toxictoons scary way!

You work for Warner Brothers on the Loony Toons show?!  I'm a huge fan!   Any characters or parts of the show we might recognize your work in?
 I got to draw some storyboards where the witch Hazel was in it and there are some background witches in it for a very quick moment. I even just designed a few of the witches myself and they seemed to be ok with me doing that, so maybe you will recognize the background witches?
I grew up with the LOONEY TUNES cartoons, which I love, so it’s fun to get to draw these characters, I just wish it was more zany and violent like the old cartoons and less talking.

Describe the creative process your inspiration to making your wonderful creeps.
I start just by doodling on anything:  paper, napkins, my hand., then as I see a character developing I will doodle more little drawings until I catch the pose I like. They usually are always 1 – 2 inches big. Then I will blow them up on a xerox machine to 8 x 10 and draw over the ruff until I feel the drawing is ready to ink in. Then I ink it in on a Bristol board and scan that in photo shop where I color it in.

Who are your more popular characters?  Do you find people have a preference in your characters?
My version of Frankenstein's monster and my Vamp girls are my favorites to draw and seem to be my most popular.
I never really draw the same character twice. I like to just think up stuff that's a little different all the time. But Frankee and the Vamp I draw over and over, they just look a little different each time I draw them.

2012 Trick or Treat bags...always a gotta get one, what ghoulish goodies are being planned to stuff into them?
Well, each year is similar in what it is in the bag, Its just always brand new stuff. Like you will get a button, sticker, spooky CD mix of Halloween songs and sound bites I put together, a signed print, window cut out and my spooky activity book.
This years has a DVD also and a coffin candy surprise inside. I've almost sold out of them already this year  in less then a week, and I might print up a few more. (which he has but they are going fast...again!)

I see you have a brand new mask from Trick or Treat Studios for 2012, tell us about it!
I’m also so glad I am part of TRICK OR TREAT STUDIOS.  AARON LEWIS sculpted an awesome mask for me this year called the, “GLUTEN FR-EEK!
I got the name from the ingredients on the candy corn bag since I gave the mask candy corn teeth. 
I wanted something that screeeamed HALLOWEEN as a new mask, so I designed him to have a cloth-like mask with a good old fashioned Jack O lantern painted on it strapped to his ugly green head. And with his Candy Corn teeth I think it’s the perfect creepy mask for you or your kids to get for Halloween 2012.
I am selling them on my website and all my other 4 masks I have designed and when you buy my masks off my website. it will come with a surprise inside, and I also sign the masks inside.(Bonus! Signed mask from the artist himself!)
Next year we plan to have a Toxictoons Wolfman and new Frankenstein mask I've designed. I’m really excited to start being more involved in Halloween merchandise since I love the holiday so much and would love to see my stuff one day all over the shelves at stores. (so would we!)But keeping my creepy vibe to it, NO CUTESY TOXICTOONS! Yeeech!  (you said it brother!)! Get your Halloween swag before the crowds or it'll be all gone!

What's on the DVD that comes in your 2012 Trick or Treat Bag Special?
The DVD has a slide show of my Toxictoons Halloween art I have drawn over the past years of doing Toxictoons. It’s 17 minutes long and perfect to play on your TV on Halloween or for a party for  fun spooky stuff.
I also have a great new DVD called, ”Monster Memorabilia” that  I put together hundreds of old pictures of  SPOOKY TOYS, ARTWORK &;; MERCHANDISE from the good old days of horror.
The stuff that inspired me and my artwork! The slide show on the DVD is one and a half hours long with spooooky music with it,  2 Halloween Safety Films from the 1970s and a cool video Jason Willis animated; he also help put the DVD together and did the music mix on the slide show, which I didn't know he did it way back when I got the CD's he did off eBay from him.
They inspired me to do the CD mixes that I put in my Trick or Treat Bag specials every year.
This DVD is free and only comes with my DVD that I sell called,”UNKLE PIGORS SPOOKHOUSE” and it also has a CD mix I did one year.

Speaking of Trick or Treat bags, I see that you have a brand new Trick or Treat Bag Special for 2012.  How many have you done now?
This will be my 6th year making them. I’m actually working on next years already. I know, call me crazy but I don’t know if I will have a job next year, and this is the one thing I enjoy making most each year so I am going to make all my 2013 Trick Or Treat bags and the merchandise that comes in them this Halloween. This way if I am out of work next year I know for sure I will have next years bags to sell even if I don’t have a job. (we hope for you that will not happen, the job thing, not the selling out of bags!)
I only made 50 sets this year, and they always sell out every year so grab one and have a spooky good time.  This years bag GLOWS IN THE DARK and comes with a new spooky activity book, pin, sticker, spooky CD mix,the DVD, signed print, window cut out and the first 25 sold have a coffin candy surprise in them.
Oh and the bags art is also the new 2012 Halloween shirt I made and glows in the dark.
And when you buy any 2 shirts from Sept 1st thru Halloween 2012  you get my 2 free posters with it while supplies last.
I have over 20 shirts of my art to pick from at
And don't forget Eric's Monsterpieces App, available in the Apple app store!  Make your own hideous repulsive creation and call it Fred or Edna!

So you have some more good stuff coming October 1, er, right NOW?
October 1st, I plan on selling a Toxictoons 48 page art of Halloween book of my art and my 13 signed HALLOWEEN OUIJA BOARDS (12 now suckahs, I bought mine!). And a new shirt ,maybe some other stuff If I can think up some other ideas of stuff to make. (somehow I don't think that a creative person as yourself will have too much of a problem with that!)

Yessss!!! You have some new Haunted Mansion prints for sale now (loves me sum Haunted Mansion)!
Yep, I now have all my prints for sale I did for the three Tribute to the Haunted Mansion shows at HALLOWEENTOWN STORE in Burbank, California.
I love that ride and that WALT DISNEY SOUND FX record also. My friend, TOM COLE, I grew up with, his dad worked for WALT DISNEY WDI doing park rides and he told us he planned on building the Haunted Mansion ride in their garage. It never happened, but we ended up spooking out his bedroom once to scare the girls in the neighborhood.
Tom was the kid I ran to show him my brand new, only listened to it one time, record and watched in horror as my record fell out of the sleeve and broke in pieces on the floor! (aw man, that sucks!)

Dig that crazy cat!
What do you plan on doing for Halloween this year?
Not sure if I am going to do my spookhouse this Halloween. Last year we didn't get many kids and its so much work, and it's especially harder since my heart attack last year.
But I also have been saying this the past few years. Maybe I will do a small one in our porch? Or maybe just go out and see what other people made this year...
I did start a new tradition for Halloween:
I buy some DOG BISCUITS at the $1 store and when a kid comes up with no costume on,and doesn't say anything, or if they are rude I give them a DOG TREAT! (consider yourself a genius! I'm totally doing that this year!)
And if you have the best spooky costume, I give that kid a Trick or Treat bag filled with spooky stuff. Kind of my way of saying,” hey kid you get what I love about HALLOWEEN!”

Below are some pictures of some of Eric's spookhouse from past years...old school Halloween that I dig at it's best!!!

One last, your coolest place for Halloween stuff 24/7-365!!!

Uh, no thank you, you can keep the candy.
bed wetting material.'ll just stand here far out of your arm's reach.
I recognize a Trick or Treat Studios mask!
Ok, this picture is just plain creepy!
Come give granny a big kiss and she might give you a shiny new quarter!


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Good Luck from Frightprops Art

I am so loving this art!  I have bought a couple of things from Frightprops but this old-school horror comic book art in my inbox is what caught my attention!

The scary thing is that he just looks so...nice.  For some reason he reminds me of Humphrey Bogart.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Next Time Vampire...Pinterest

For me, first it was MySpace, spending hours building, tweaking and polishing my little corner on the web.  Then came Facebook and MySpace became sooooo two days ago and that sucked a great deal of time keeping up with who's eating a sandwich, bathing their dog or flaming on someone or something.  Then here's Blogger, which I'm still loving although I haven't had the time to post lately as I would have liked.

Now comes the worst one of all....the grandaddy of time vampires: Pinterest.

On the good/great side, I have found a bottomless pit of GREAT Hallowe'en ideas from tons of like-minded fiends and friends.  On the downside, I can't stop cruising the boards to actually DO any of the projects.  It's like gambling, the next board will have the perfect idea but in the meantime I see 3 more ideas I like and will start following these people and I of course HAVE to look at their boards too and if I see something on theirs I'll repin and see other boards so you see what I'm talking about!

Go ahead and make the dive...and say goodbye to your family, sunlight and social activities, you're going to be here for a looooooooong time!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Nonsensical Ramblings from Uncle Pat Robertson's site on Hallowe'en

Pat Robertson is like J. R. Ewing, you love to hate him.  Found this jewel and all I can say is that whoever wrote it is cray cray!  It would be downright disturbing if it wasn't so ludicrous.

“During Halloween, time-released curses are always loosed. A time-released curse is a period that has been set aside to release demonic activity and to ensnare souls in great measure … During this period demons are assigned against those who participate in the rituals and festivities. These demons are automatically drawn to the fetishes that open doors for them to come into the lives of human beings. For example, most of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches.
I do not buy candy during the Halloween season. Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of the innocent whether they get it by going door to door or by purchasing it from the local grocery store. The demons cannot tell the difference.Even the colors of Halloween (orange, brown and dark red) are dedicated. These colors are connected to the fall equinox, which is around the 20th or 21st of September each year and is sometimes called “Mabon.” During this season witches are celebrating the changing of the seasons from summer to fall. They give praise to the gods for the demonic harvest. They pray to the gods of the elements (air, fire, water and earth).
Mother earth is highly celebrated during the fall demonic harvest. Witches praise mother earth by bringing her fruits, nuts and herbs. Demons are loosed during these acts of worship. When nice church folk lay out their pumpkins on the church lawn, fill their baskets with nuts and herbs, and fire up their bonfires, the demons get busy. They have no respect for the church grounds. They respect only the sacrifice and do not care if it comes from believers or non-believers.

Halloween is much more than a holiday filled with fun and tricks or treats. It is a time for the gathering of evil that masquerades behind the fictitious characters of Dracula, werewolves, mummies and witches on brooms. The truth is that these demons that have been presented as scary cartoons actually exist. I have prayed for witches who are addicted to drinking blood and howling at the moon.While the lukewarm and ignorant think of these customs as “just harmless fun,” the vortexes of hell are releasing new assignments against souls. Witches take pride in laughing at the ignorance of natural men (those who ignore the spirit realm).
Decorating buildings with Halloween scenes, dressing up for parties, going door-to-door for candy,standing around bonfires and highlighting pumpkin patches are all acts rooted in entertaining familiar spirits. All these activities are demonic and have occult roots.The word “occult” means “secret.” The danger of Halloween is not in the scary things we see but in the secret, wicked, cruel activities that go on behind the scenes. These activities include:
* Sex with demons
* Orgies between animals and humans
* Animal and human sacrifices
* Sacrificing babies to shed innocent blood
* Rape and molestation of adults, children and babies
* Revel nights
* Conjuring of demons and casting of spells
* Release of “time-released” curses against the innocent and the ignorant.”

Wait a with demons, animal and human orgies, rape and molestation of adults?!  I have definitely been going to the wrong parties!   Have any of my pagan and witch friends out there been contacted by Mars, Hershey's, or Nestle to pray over and dedicate my Hallowe'en candy (although I definitely think that something unholy comes out of the cheap chocolate candy from Big Lots, bleeeh!).

Via Chattahbox

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Goodbye Itty Bitty

About a week ago a neighbor brought me a kitten. It was less than 2 weeks old and like a sucker, took it in. We took care of it (didn't even know the sex) and loved it. This morning I had a premonition to take it to the vet. I worked out of town today and driving home I had an increasing feeling of dread. I got home with the intention of taking a shower and then making the vet appointment when Itty was laying splayed out in his bed, unresponsive. I scooped him up and raced to the vet. Itty was near death, a virus had attacked his/her little body. Nothing could be done so I gave the vet permission to end the suffering. I made a little makeshift casket and wrapped him/her in washcloths (we always played 'papoose') and laid Itty in the garden under the pomegranate bush and muscadine vines.
Needless to say I'm a wreak. Please pray, send good thoughts, etc., to us so that this pain will subside.
Goodbye Itty Bitty, I loved you so much for the short time we had together.