Nightmare On Chicago Street 2016

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Well being sick last week didn’t turn out to be a complete bust! Feeling much better this weekend meant we were able to go to Nightmare On Chicago Street and they added Butch Patrick as a Meet and Greet guest this week!

This was our first time going to Nightmare on Chicago Street. We first heard about it when I was networking at Walker Stalker Con. A woman working their booth display was interested in having me be a vendor when she saw me walking around with my Carl Grimes zombie. I decided not to vend it and scope it out first this year. We had an absolute blast. They had 3 stages of live entertainment, tons of food and drink vendors. The zombie apocalypse themed streets were literally one giant Halloween Party. We decided not to wear costumes because I wanted to be comfortable with being sick this past week. I decided to rock my Team Edward shirt along with my Lily Munster bat necklace. Festive in it’s own way. However now we are already talking about what to dress up as next year ha ha.

The hi-light of the evening though was meeting Butch. Not just because of giving him my art or the fact he is THE Eddie Munster. But because he was genuinely a really cool guy. Him and his wife are such laid back and friendly people. It was really an honor to get a chance to talk and meet them both. He loved my shirt and pointed it out right when we walked up and shook his hand. He introduced himself and asked us what our names were. It was like meeting a new friend.

When I showed him my Vroom! Vroom! Eddie portrait he got a kick out of it right away. Her read it and then started to do the lines from the Hot Rod Herman episode and showed it to his wife. He was very appreciative when I told him that it was drawn for him and that he could keep it.

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After we took a photo with it they put it on display right next to his table. I am always honored when the celebs I meet do that.

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Then we went to buy an autograph and he told us that since I brought him a gift he wanted to give us a thank you gift. He gave us a 2nd personalized autograph photo as well as a stand up Eddie display which he also signed for us.

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I had an old vintage ornate frame that was perfect for the Munsters group photo so I framed that today and put it and the stand up Eddie display on our shelf of Munsters memorabilia. I specifically picked out the black and white Eddie in the drawer photo to match the black and white Wednesday Addams cemetery photo Lisa Loring autographed for us years ago. Going to get a frame and hang them next to each other.

A complete turnaround from last weekend. Still sad we missed the big hearse show (which we told Butch what happened and he asked us about our Frankenhearse and told us about another hearse show he has coming up) but could not be happier that things turned out the way that they did. Last night was a perfect evening.

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Spitting Image: Ready To Vroom on Saturday!

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Just getting ready to meet Butch Patrick on Saturday (at the Hardcore Hearse Club Fable Fright Night’s Munster Hearse Show)! EEK!

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Read more about what inspired this piece here! Buy prints of this piece here!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Spitting Image: Vroom! Vroom!

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In preparation for an upcoming Hardcore Hearse Club Show where we will be showing Frankenhearse and also be in the presence of Butch Patrick, I decided to bust out my pencils and draw another one of my favorite sitcom family members..Eddie Munster.

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I call this one “Vroom! Vroom!” because it is inspired by the Hot Rod Herman episode and the fact that the hearse show will also include replicas of the Munsters cars at the event. I didn’t want to draw the photos I saw online so I literally froze the screen to get the shot when Eddie is explaining to Herman all about drag racing and how he should go to the track and race his friend’s Dad. He tells Herman and Lily he is a sure win because Herman “is the best driver in the whole world!” Lily gets a good laugh until Herman agrees and loses the family car. That is until Grandpa builds Dragula and wins it back!

I am looking forward to meeting and giving it to Butch in a few weeks! I have met Lisa Loring who played Wednesday Addams a few years ago. I kick myself every time I think I missed the opportunity to draw and give her a piece of my work. It was still Epic to meet her though and I am really looking forward to meeting grown up Eddie as well.

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Living Dead Girl Nicole with Lisa Loring – Wednesday Addams

Are you a spooky sitcom fanatic as well? Prints of both Eddie and Lily are available in my Etsy Shop! See more of my portrait work on the Spitting Image page of my website!

Stay Spooky!
Living Dead Girl Nicole