Spitting Image: Deadtime Stories

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When I was a “kiddie” my Aunt gifted me a small tv for my bedroom. Late at night when I was supposed to be sleeping, I would turn on Tales From The Crypt. My Grandma who I lived with at the time was very religious and anything horror was considered “of the devil” so I would make sure to turn the volume down low as I curled up in my bedding for “deadtime” story time with the Crypt Keeper.

My Mom had introduced me to horror and these moments of young-ghoul-rebellion were very freeing from the life I was forced to live after she had passed away. They gave me something to look forward to late at night. It was a time by myself away from the hell I was living during the day.

Tales From The Crypt TV Show

In 2009 when Frank and I got married I designed a Tales From the Crypt comic inspired wedding program that we passed out to all of our guests.

In 2018 we had the honor of meeting John Kassir at Days of the Dead and we shared stories with him and told him how much the show meant to us. He told us how he loves hearing these stories and how amazed he still is knowing how determined so many “kiddies” were to watch the show.

Artist Living Dead Girl Nicole and husband Frank with John Kassir at Days of the Dead 2018

Needless to say as a part of that special late night Kiddie Crypt Club, it was only a matter of time that I would be checking this art piece off my art bucket list. I present to you “Deadside Stories” a split face portrait done in pencil and chalk pastels in tribute to John Kassir and the Crypt Keeper…..

Living Dead Girl Nicole's Deadtime Stories split face portrait of John Kassir and the Crypt Keeper

I can’t wait to cross paths with John once again so I can gift him the original art piece.

For any Boils and Ghouls who are interested in purchasing prints or wearing this art piece on a shirt, you can find them listed in my Etsy and Amazon shops. Prints will also be made available to purchase in store at Closet Collectibles in Crete, IL as soon as I make my next art drop.

Want to see more of my portrait drawings? You can find them on the Spitting Image page of my portfolio website!

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole

Adopt The Undead: Corpsified Kitty

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I am so thrilled to finally share the custom order I have been working on. I was commissioned to make a ZOMBIE CAT! This a first for me but the client and myself are both very happy with how it turned out.

It took me a minute to get use to the fur application but once I got my own method down you couldn’t stop me. I was covered in fur and let me tell you fur and anything sticky is such a “fun” combination to work with ha ha.

I decided to make and add the rat for added effect (who infected who?) which was something the client did not expect and really dug.

I actually became quite attached to this creation. Maybe because its a cat or maybe because it was a new challenge that I accomplished artistically but either way it was bittersweet delivering it to its new owners and I am so glad they like what I conjured up. Goodbye kitty!

Want to see more of my corpsified creations? Visit the Adopt The Undead page of my portfolio page. Also don’t forget you can see many of them on display and available for purchase in person at Closet Collectibles located in Crete IL (right behind Smokey Joe’s restaurant).

Stay Spooky and Magical,
LDG Nicole

Adopt The Undead: Off With Your Head!

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I had so much fun creating my corpsified 2 headed bride doll that I have been inspired to make more. This one is inspired by my love of Evil Queens. It meshes my love of horror and fairy tales together and comes complete with a helpless victim! It’s like the Queen of Hearts and Elizabeth Bathory all in one!

This limited edition doll along with her helpless victim will also be making their debut at the Hardcore Hearse Club show that I am vending at on June 15th. So anyone that comes out to the show will get first dibs! And remember no 2 dolls I make are ever the same. These are made from hard to find supplies and materials (a lot of them being vintage) so they literally cannot be duplicated! 

See more of my corpsified creations on the Adopt The Undead section of my online portfolio. And stay tuned! I have another doll already in the works and she is pretty deadly. Spread the gore!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

New Undead Creations Available!

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If you didn’t make it to the show on Saturday or you were at the show but didn’t have enough money on you… you’re in luck. I have a few undead zombified items leftover and they are now available to purchase online from my Etsy shop. This includes #2 in my zombie doll series, a plague skull zombie masquerade mask (complete with arm bone for stick) and a zombie hand jewelry holder! All one of a kind items so get them while you can!

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole