Sunday, May 17, 2015


I painted this awesome piece several years ago at my friend Norman Meyer's home, way out in Los Angeles, CA. The character is named, Avagddu, and it's from a comic book called Slaine the King, illustrated by Glenn Fabry, and written by Pat Mills and Mike McMahon. Here's a short description of Avagddu found on the internet: "

"Avagddu is the son of the earth goddess and a tainted, brute of a demon. Avagddu is misshaped and covered with boils; he also has only one good eye. He is the dark side of the Earth Power personified."




                  Above is an illustration of Avagddu by Glenn Fabry from the pages of Slaine the King. As you can see, Norman did an exemplary job capturing all the nuances of Glenn's depiction of Avagddu. I actually applied some of Norman's facial hair to some of the boils to push the loathsome factor. Visit Artist Proof Studio webstore to purchase a casting of Avagddu here:

*Photos courtesy of Nitai Kearney*

Melon Head

I picked up this grim little gem from Quarantine Studios table at Wonderfest 2013. Sculpted by the undisputed sculptural Master of the Macabre, William Paquet. Melonhead was a pre-painted statue with very pale skin tone. I stripped off the factory paint finish with a soaking in Easy-Off oven cleaner, and scrubbed like a fiend until it was all removed. 

Since the original paint was light, I knew that I wanted to apply a more drab finish, and ultimately went for a dark, sepulchral green appearance. 



Here we have another piece sculpted by John Schuster which is based on a character from a video game. This is a Bloater, and it's one of the ugly creatures from the Playstation 3 game, The Last of Us. I'm not familiar with the storyline, or why these things are completely festooned with fungi and all manner of neat looking mushrooms, but it's an interesting twist on the zombie mythos. John's Bloater bust is pretty small, measuring at 4.25" tall, but it's imbued with lots of very nicely executed details, and I really enjoyed painting it. 

Master of Fist

  This is a nice piece sculpted by John Schuster.  Akuma character is from the Capcom game, Street Fighter. An excellent study of a strained and exaggerated musculature. I used a 4x4" block of wood for the base, and I decided to incorporate the kanji symbol which appears on Akuma's back at certain times.


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Thinning the Herd

I'm moving out some Monsters. The sculptor and name of the piece will be listed below. Contact me at if you see anything you're interested in.


                                            Yeti resin bust, sculpted by Aris Kolokontes

"Bloater" resin mini bust, (character from "The Last of Us" Playstation game), sculpted by John Schuster.

                                      Brainsynch resin mini bust, sculpted by Dominic Qwek



                                             Goblin latex bust, sculpted by King Unicorn

                                    Karloffstein, Wonderfest '08 exclusive, sculpted by Moses Jaen                        

                                         Zombie Queen resin busts, sculpted by Jason Crager

                                     Cthulhu Fetus resin, based on an Allen Willliams sketch