Wednesday, September 22, 2010


After taking a much-needed hiatus last year, my good friend, Peter Montgomery, is back and is planning an awesome Halloween display this year!

In recent years, he's made epic displays such as a sinking pirate ship (which I helped him design and build) and a crashed loco motive accompanied by his very own brand of animatronic animation. This year, he's planning to build a huge drilling machine bursting out of the ground of which the Victorian design is inspired by Jules Verne's 'Journey to the Center of the Earth'.

"Check it"...

(artist rendering)

...but to build it, he needs OUR help!

Peter needs to raise his goal of $2,200 to complete this project and he's asking for contributions through a fundraising program online called: Kickstarter

If you've ever seen one of Peter's fantastic displays and thought "I wish I could do something like that." Well, here's your chance! Think about it, this year you could actually say, "I helped him build that thing!" and mean it because, honestly, he can't do it without you.

To help Peter make it happen and make Halloween special for so many people, CLICK HERE to make a donation.

We Thank You in advance for your support!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Art Show: Creeping Beauty

My friend Eric Pigors of ToxicToons is having a reception tonight for his art show. I'm going to try and make it.

It's at the Hyaena Gallery located at 1928 West Olive Ave. in Burbank, CA

I love his artwork. I always thought it would make for a cool animated project! Maybe a Halloween television special, hmmmm....

Monday, September 13, 2010


Why, hello folks! 'long time, no see.

I'm back and I brought my Death Certificate! I see you brought yours....;-)

First, I apologize for not posting updates since April. (I know,...Bad Blogger, Bad Blogger!!! ) but I've been very busy with work and family and I've also been prepping for this special time of year...yep...the Costume Express, Oriental Trading Company and Grandin Road catalogues came in the mail and the grocery store has their candy display up....


(oh, yipee.)

WHO SAID THAT?! hmm...probably my wife...

Anyways, I'm happy and excited to see there's a few more followers joining us. That's good because there's lots of cool stuff coming ahead and I can't wait to share it with you. And to kick it off, I've included a special treat, something from my childhood (and if your of my generation maybe yours, too!).

Back in the mid 70's, Winchells Donuts had a promotion, a floppy (vinyl) record called 'Hear the Monsters'. Do any of you remember it?

My brother and I used to play it on our Show-N-Tell record player. We'd either draw the curtains or turn off the lights and listen to it. It was scary but (*sigh*)it was fun.

Anyways, enjoy!