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The Awesome Train Just Keeps on Rollin’!

I should have written up this little blog post back at the beginning of June when it actually happened… So, here I am again trying to play catch-up with my website. It never ends.

So our stop-motion animated short film “Frowning” was entered in and accepted into the ASIFA Atlanta’s 9th Annual Roll Yer Own independent animation screening! While we may not have won, we totally got a lot of promotion and attention from the independent animation kind of crowd here in the ATL and got to enjoy some VERY awesome locally brewed coffee and cappuccinos.

For those of you who don’t know (like me, who had no clue what it was until I found out Frowning had been accepted), ASIFA is the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation. Here in the U.S. there’s the ASIFA-Atlanta, the ASIFA-Hollywood, the ASIFA-East (New York and the East Coast), the ASIFA-Colorado, and many many more.

I can’t remember exactly how many short films were accepted into the screening, but we watched approximately an hour and a half of animated shorts by filmmakers and artists from all around the Atlanta area (While drinking some of the best coffee I’ve ever had in my life! Seriously, they even had traditional macchiatos there, none of that Starbucks junk…).

So who wants to know what the most recent screening is that Frowning got accepted into? Just found out today– Dragon*Con!!! Are we totally, completely awesome or what?

I don’t really have any other info about being accepted to Dragon*Con other than it’s sometime this coming September, and last year was my first year there, basking in all the geeky fanboy and fangirl total AWESOMENESS.

I’ll keep everyone updated as soon as I find out more. YAY!

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Art That Goes Bump in the Night

My new Arts, Crafts, and the Macabre article on the Zombie Cat Productions website was posted last week! This article was about a fantastic shop called Morose and Macabre, run by who else but Dr. Morose and Miss Macabre. I totally fell in love with these guys and blathered on about them in an almost embarrassing fashion for the entire article. Here’s an excerpt:

They describe themselves as Neo-Victorian inspired, low brow, horror artists (Oh, how romantic is that?) and they create pretty much any kind of art you can think of, from original paintings and prints, to jewelry, assemblages, post-mortem shadowboxes, and my very absolute favorite: dolls and poppets. Just have a look at the very first item of theirs that I saw that made me fall in love:

Six & Seven The Conjoined Twin dolls by Macabre

The doll above is just one small example of the kinds of items Morose and Macabre sell in their shop. They have paintings, prints, jewelry, dolls, t-shirts, everything!

Dolly-rot by Morose

They also have a Facebook page, a Myspace page, a website, a blog… you can find these guys on the internet everywhere… All the links are easily found in my article, which you can easily read by clicking here!

Now, I understand that the shops I feature in my Arts, Crafts, and the Macabre column are usually of a distinct taste… They’re not for everyone and I can appreciate that, but I still hope you appreciate the quality of their art as much as I do!

Go check out Morose and Macabre on Etsy. They’re easily one of my favorite shops thus far :)

 

 

 

 

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That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore…

My most recent Zombie Cat article (non Macabre article, that is) is a review of the children’s book, “That’s Not Your  Mommy Anymore: A Zombie Tale.” Here’s an excerpt from the review:

“A friend of mine posted a link on my Facebook page the other day that led me to one of the most creative and flat-out awesome children’s books I’ve ever seen. It’s a book that teaches your child what the zombie apocalypse is and how to react and what to do in said situation… …This book was written for the intelligent and witty parent/child duo. Not to mention those with a sense of humor. And I have to say I was quite impressed.”

Late last year I wrote a review of the children’s book “Z is for Zombie” and for every negative review that book got on websites such as Amazon.com, this new book is getting raving, positive reviews. I just don’t get it. People’s attitudes seem to have changed dramatically in the past six months. Wut?

All of a sudden it’s alright to have “scary” children’s books lying around the house. Zombies are cool now. I must have missed the memo. Whatever the reason, I’m super glad people are seeming to embrace the sillier side of literature such as this, and maybe not taking themselves so seriously. Like I said in the article, not everything is negative and traumatic. If you don’t like it, don’t read it!

This is now one of my all-time favorite children's book text and illustrations. "When her voice sounds just like Daddy's snore, That's not your Mommy anymore." Brilliant. Just brilliant.

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Trying to play catch-up!

Holy cow, I haven’t updated this section of my blog in at least a month! Sheesh. I’ve published three articles for my Arts, Crafts, and the Macabre column over at Zombie Cat Productions and I haven’t written about any of them here. I knew I was behind but I didn’t realize…

Okay, so here’s what I’ve written about since the last time I saw you. Human Skulls, Autopsy Scene Postcards, and most recently, Dr. Frankenstein-esque Jewelry. I even found a little wiggle room to write about my own Etsy shop in one of the articles! I don’t make macabre type stuff, but I found a loophole. Okay, so I *made* a loophole. Hey, you go write your own article for a website and see if you don’t make your own loophole or two as well. Hmph.

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I’m in Love with Galactic Perry.

“…Travis Young is from Atlanta, and he makes one of the best, ahem, children’s shows ever: “Galactic Perry’s Learning Starship.” It’s self-described as “Family Guy meets Mr. Rogers,” but honestly, the first couple of shows I thought of when I sat for almost an hour watching and re-watching all their YouTube videos were “Imagination Movers” (minus the stupid singing, dancing, and musical instruments) and “Mystery Science Theater 3000…”

You should definitely head on over to Zombie Cat Productions and read my article about Galactic Perry’s Learning Starship. It may be one of the best things on the interwebz right about now. For serious. Maybe I’m a little biased because Perry reminds me of my husband. He’s so random. I will be the first to admit though, my sense of humor is a little skewed compared to others’. As long as I can see a little bit of intelligence behind the jokes, I’m all over it. And lemme tell you, this show is nothing but brains, yo.

I mean, come on! Who couldn’t fall in love with that face??

You HAVE to at least watch this video:

Every time I watch it, the theme song gets stuck in my head. And I LOVE it!

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FROWNING at the Atlanta Film Festival!

Last night was the first of two screenings of our short film, “Frowning,” at the Atlanta Film Festival. It’s okay if you didn’t make it… I didn’t either. It was a school night and I have a kidlet! She and I will both be at the second screening this Friday afternoon, so it’s cool. However, I let Chuck out of the house to go play with his friends for once and here are some of the pictures from their various cameras:

Dustin, Molly C, and Chuck taking Q&A after the screening

Photo opp on the red carpet!

I’m really excited about going on Friday. I bought a new shirt and everything! Gotta be red carpet ready, ya know? I’m such a goober…

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Vintage Movie Stills? Be Still my Heart…

Yeah, I know. That title is way cheesy. I apologize…

So here’s an excerpt from the article on Zombie Cat Productions‘ website:

“…every week so far, each Arts, Crafts, and the Macabre article that I’ve written has featured various Etsy shops that sell handmade arts and handmade crafts geared towards the morbid side of all of us…But did you know that Etsy wasn’t exclusively handmade? Not only can you buy creepy handmade stuff, you can buy creepy old stuff too…

“…An entire section of the shop was dedicated to horror and sci-fi! A movie buff’s heaven! Seeing as how that’s what Zombie Cat Productions is made of, a bunch of filmmakers and horror movie buffs, I thought it would be perfect. My husband Chuck’s website, www.CheesyMovieNight.com, also reviews a lot of horror movies (albeit the cheesy variety) so I just had to contact the owner of this shop.”

Her name is Pam Hoffman and she sells vintage movie stills. It’s so fantastic. And not expensive at all! Once you buy one of the movie stills and pay for shipping, you can very easily go to the store and buy a frame for it because you have that much money left over!

I’m totally planning on getting a few, especially for my dad and my husband, for birthdays and Xmas. And since there are lots of different sections of her shop, like Romance, Westerns, and Musicals, you can find something for anyone. Mother’s Day is coming up… do I have anything for my mom yet? Hmmm… I wonder if she likes Frankenstein?

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