September 7, 2006

I have always adored things that some folks consider macabre. Even as a child, I found horror stories fascinating and devoured every Alfred Hitchcock movie and book I could get to and quickly graduated to things like The Amityville Horror. (Although the discovery of the red painted dinky hidey-hole hallway simply made me laugh ... that was in the original 1979 version of the movie.)

As if that weren't enough, I grew up in Texas and learned early about dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead), a latin american holiday celebrated the day(s) after Halloween. And, in Mexico, this is often celebrated with some really whimsical and to some, macabre, art. Sculpture, drawings, paper cuttings ... of skeletons doing normal, everyday things.

And, of course, you know I love cartoons and animation. So, whilst on a journey of random links the other day, I discovered a nifty animation site ... which, of course, had best still be in my browsing history because I forgot to bookmark the darn thing ... which had a link to: the best and most creative artwork I've seen in a looooooooong time. Michael Paulus is my hero.


Posted by Red Monkey at September 7, 2006 4:42 AM | Sketches | | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble |


mike said:

I was always a fan of Stephen King myself.

September 7, 2006 2:24 PM


jackie said:

i love the day of the to holloween it is my favorite austin, texas they have a huge parade everyyear on nov 1st..and my yankee girlfriend, her husband and all their staff are in the parade..i now collect day of the dead statues and carvings...pretty cool...

September 7, 2006 4:45 PM


blueyes said:

Alfred Hitchcock never really did it for me although making Stephen Kings books into movies has something to be desired as well considering they can't get too graphic like in some of his books. Paulus's site, however, is excellent...

September 8, 2006 6:45 AM
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