Gothtober 2019 Artists Announced!

The Cobwebs have PARTED! The Jack ‘o’ Lantern has SPOKEN! 

The south-wind strengthens to a gale, across the moon the clouds fly fast, your hair is smitten with a flail, Gothtober’s almost here at last! 

On such a night, when air has loosed, it’s guardian grip on blood and brain, old terrors then of art and ghosts, shall creep from cave to life again! 

Visit us on October 1st, when the countdown begins, a new surprise by a different artist launched each day until Halloween. Our SEVENTEENTH autumn assemblage will contain films, crafts, recipes and goodies of all kinds to your portable device or desktop, you needn’t go anywhere or do anything, it comes to YOU! See here our sinister selection of spooky contributors this year: 


1 – Snergle Snerg
2 – Cristin P
3 – Sam G
4 – Mellocreme Fairchild III
5 – Aunt Lyla KaRug
6 – Thomas Clan
7 – Federico Tobon
8 – Horror Survival Guide
9 – Pauly G
10 – Ollie
11 – Del Norte Presents


12 – O’Malley Enterprises
13 – Ash
14 – Mike Rainey
15 – Alis Jurua Nonpareil
16 – Yuki Okada
17 – Lisa McNeely
18 – Jeffrey Levin
19 – Kim Kimm
20 – Harkins
21 – Gallagher and Morrison
22 – The Witchy Witches


23 – Jenny Walsh
24 – Vlad and Coral
25 – Martin Ontiveros
26 – Chris Baughman
27 – The Return of Mellocreme Fairchild III
28 – Michael Gump
29 – Chambers Family
30 – Barry Morse
31 – Dan Graul


Gothtober 2018 Artists Announced!

The Jack o’ Lantern has SPOKEN!

By pumpkins fat and witches lean, by coal black cats with eyes of green, by all the magic ever seen, we’ve got our ghouls for HALLOWEEN!

Now the circle has been cast, 31 artworks built to last, boiling potions in cauldron’s deep, conjuring magic as you sleep!

When the clock strikes midnight October 1st, our countdown begins, a new surprise by a different artist launched each day until Halloween. Our SIXTEENTH autumn assemblage will contain films, crafts, recipes and goodies of all kinds bringing a cornucopia of strange delights to your phone, your tablet, your desktop screeeeeeeaaaaammmmsssss! (Oops, I meant screens, lol.)


1 – Teri Gamble
2 – Mat Katz
3 – Serafine and Daphna
4 – Yuki Okada
5 – Marquis Howell
6 – Del Norte
7 – Family Thomas
8 – David LeBarron
9 – Pauly G
10 – Ian MacKinnon
11 – Coral Lobera


12 – Ash
13 – Michael Gump
14 – Danny Torrance
15 – Lori Meeker
16 – Chris Baughman
17 – Gordon Vandenburg
18 – Rick Orner
19 – Mellocreme Fairchild III
20 – Family Fisher
21 – Francis and Clyde
22 – Federico Tobon


23 – Jenny Walsh
24 – Family Chambers
25 – Jenn Paige Gordon
26 – Family Waller
27 – Molly Allis
28 – Kimberly Kim
29 – Bona Bones
30 – Barry Morse
31 – Kristen Erickson


Gothtober Contributors Announced!


The Jack o’ Lantern has SPOKEN!

The orange smoke from the smokestack of Gothtober Headquarters flew up and swirled about the almost full moon, announcing that the Gothtober Contributors have been chosen! The bats will scurry in a hurry, the chattering, clattering, giggling and scrambling continues until the last bit of September is over, and we unveil the first of our participants’ efforts!  Here is the list of THE CHOSEN, their long shadows dance in the moonlight mellow, as will o’ the wisps fly in the chilly meadow!

Look forward to our FIFTEENTH autumn assemblage containing crafts, films, treats of all kinds bringing a cornucopia of strange delights to you phone, your tablet, your desktop screens!


Fonzie
Cristin Pescosolido
Odious Ari
Roasted Udon Fisher
Danny Torrance
Yuki Okada
Leah Harmon
Nora R
Pauly G
Jenn Paige Gordon
Rick Orner


Sabine Maxine
Federico Tobon
Mike Rainey
Ian MacKinnon
Kendra and Miles
Stephanie Abler
Chambers Family
David LeBarron
Barry Morse
Emily Hansen
Lush Newton


Jenny Walsh
Ignis Fatua
Kimberly Kim
Michael Gump
Yuki Okada
Ananda and Kierston
Del Norte
Waller Family
The Stig
Bona Bones


Gothtober Applications Close at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!!!

Ask not for whom the bell tolls… it tolls for THEEEEEEEE!!!!

Midnight TONIGHT the door creeks closed, the vault is locked, the tomb is shut, there is NO TURNING BACK.

When witches go flying,
and black cats go MEOW
the moon laughs and whispers,
“Apply for Gothtober NOW!”

Join your fellow autumnal enthusiasts! Share your pumpkin collection, your autumn gardening tips, a recipe for severed finger soup!

Here’s the FAQ for 2017 (theme, tech specs, etc.):
 
READ THE FAQ!
 
Here’s how to fill out the Gothtober Application by August 29th:
 
APPLY TODAY!
 
Participants will be notified of admission on September 1st, 2017.

Upon acceptance, a $25 registration fee is required.

 

Gothtober’s Application Deadline EXTENDED to Sept. 1st!!!

GOTHTOBER APPLICATIONS EXTENDED! 

 

We’re so close to our roster being complete, but we are still seeking new blood!

Make Public Internet Art and achieve worldwide FAME!!!

APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 1st!

Learn about and Apply for Gothtober, here’s the FAQ for 2017 (theme, tech specs, etc.):
 
READ THE FAQ!
 
Here’s how to fill out the Gothtober Application by August 29th:
 
APPLY TODAY!
 
Participants will be notified of admission on September 1st, 2017.

Upon acceptance, a $25 registration fee is required.

 

5 Reasons You Should Make Art for Gothtober 2017

AUTUMN WANTS YOU! 

Less than SIX days remain for you to join this happy haunted hovel of depraved creative souls called GOTHTOBER! Why should you sweat and toil to make some kind of artistic offering for the Gothtober Countdown Calendar?

1.) It’s ALL Art! Music, Photography, Recipes, Singing, Dancing, Acting, Gardening, Performing, Fencing, Drawing, ANYTHING can be art! The definition is wide open, we have some perimeters for movie and slideshow length, but other than that, there’s nothing to keep you from being as fabulous and weird as you want to share!

2.) Yes huh you can do it! You’re a human being, which means you’re just naturally curious about stuff, and creativity is an inherent part of your nature. Making, doing and sharing things is your legacy as homo sapiens. You were born to create, use those opposable thumbs and give us a whirl!

3.) Find “You Time” Who has time to make things anyway? NOBODY. That’s where getting your butt kicked by me, Gothtober’s Head Candy Corn, will help you figure out how to carve out time like a pumpkin to meet your Gothtober deadlines. You’ll begin and finish to completion something of yours, for you, for the good of the Halloween season.

4.) Fire Up Your Passion Is your guitar gathering dust? Did you forget what it’s like to spend hours working on paper puppets with joints made of dental floss? When’s the last time you shared that awesome recipe for Fall Flavor Allspice Cookies?  What happened to those ghost throw pillow crafts you were going to make and share? Get back into that feeling of making something from your hands, and feel profoundly alive and happy.

5.) Give Something to the World When you make art for Gothtober, along with your fellow Gothtober contributors, you bring something new to thousands of spectators waiting to see what you made! You might get fan mail, you might get weird comments about your work, you might inspire someone, you might surprise yourself with what you’re capable of making!

So come on down, send in your application, commit to a thing even though everything’s crazy and there’s no time! We wanna see what you will do!

Learn about and Apply for Gothtober, here’s the FAQ for 2017 (theme, tech specs, etc.):
 
READ THE FAQ!
 
Here’s how to fill out the Gothtober Application by August 29th:
 
APPLY TODAY!
 
Participants will be notified of admission on September 1st, 2017.

Upon acceptance, a $25 registration fee is required.

 

Gothtober Contributors Announced!

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And so it begins! Up from the smokestack of Gothtober Headquarters went the blue smoke into the smoggy starry night, letting us know that the Gothtober Contributors have been chosen! For the rest of this month, they shall boil, toil, bubble and trouble, and only when September is finished shall the endeavors of each maker become unveiled, day by haunted day. Here are they are in all their glory, poised to deliver a veritable smorgasbord of strange and wonderful delights!

Will it be creepy? Will it be funny? Naughty? The answer is yes! Will it be photos? Music? Crafts? The answer is YES!


Barry Morse
Christine Panushka
Ordinary Oliver
Bona Bones
Del Norte Present
Christine Marie Nockels
Ian MacKinnon
Oon & Company
Movingarden
Lori Meeker


The Chambers
Jenn Paige Gordon
Ichabod Brain
Jefe
Jo Harris the 13th
Rosalind Helfand
Michael Gump
Danny Torrance
Trixy Sweetvittles
Pauly


Harold
Billy Kheel
Federico Tobon
Cassils
Kimberly Kim
Triple T
Richert Gordon Salondaka
Waller Family Singers
Pete Levin
Nora R
The Stig


Peanut Brittle for DAY 7

DAY 7 on Gothtober is all about CANDY.

peanut_brittle_001There are people who give out toothbrushes to trick or treaters, and then there are the people in the world who are ALIVE. Halloween is not about restraint, or making sense, or paying attention to limits, or going on a diet. Halloween is about rotting your teeth. That’s why we believe this recipe for Peanut Brittle isn’t just a recipe, it’s a Public Service Announcement.

Sure, you can buy peanut brittle and stuff your face and lay on the couch and moan and feel regret, but why do that when you can really fall down the rabbit hole and make your own? If you’re going to feel like you ate too much peanut brittle, make sure it was good peanut brittle. And make sure you did the work that it takes to make delicious, crunchy, melty, peanutty peanut brittle, because the work makes it taste better.

Anything you have to stir for more than a half an hour deserves your attention and appreciation. We recommend that you make this recipe with a friend, because it’s fun to take turns stirring.

And hey, it’s true, the dentist isn’t going to be thrilled with your peanut brittle consumption. But it’s Halloween. And it’s real sugar, real butter, real peanuts, and it’s home made. There is a difference, and no dentist can deny it. It’s time for Peanut Brittle.

DAY 4: Gothtober Coloring Contest!!!

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For ALL AGES, the Gothtober Coloring Contest is HERE! Visit www.gothtober.com click on DAY 4, download and print your pumpkin page. Color it, send it in! DROP DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 25th!!! 

What will your jack’o’lantern look like? Will it have a scene? Will it be the face of an unknown monster, a spirit being, a scary politician?

We have FIVE DIVISIONS and we know you fit into one of them… unless you’re a vampire or some other form of undead, and if that’s the case, contact us. We will make a special division just for you.

AGE GROUPS

  • Kitten Pumpkins – 5 and under 
  • Pumpkin Scouts – 6 to 10 
  • Tweens-n-Teens – 11 to 17 
  • Logan’s Runners – 18 to 30 
  • Bladerunners – 30 to 125 

Each Division will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prize Ribbons, as well as some very special Gothtober Treats! Prepare to win bizarre and inventive gift baskets containing specialty items hand-picked by Gothtober MONSTERS! Coloring Contest Winners will be announced and showcased on this blog on Gothtober 29th!

Thomas Family Treats! DAY 2

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Usually it’s kids asking Grownups for treats, but today this kid is giving us an art treat! 

Go to www.gothtober.com and click on day 2 for a nice surprise.

Today we present a beautiful collection of FOUR seasonal images for you to download, print and hang in your home, your office, your classroom!  C. Thomas, renowned kid artist gives you this packet of full color images that will give you merry Halloween memories for years to come! Here’s what you get:

  • The Web of Wonders! An orange and black web of varied creatures provide a succulent meal for eight-legged arachnids! 
  • Dimensional presentation of hissing creatures! Look out, they might bite! 
  • The Annual Night Time Food Festival, where they’ve got a very gory farm special for sale! Supernatural savings! 
  • A 13th birthday party for Gothtober, complete with mini ghosts, pumpkins, banners and plenty of other happy guests! 

The Thomas Family worked together to make these tableaus for us to enjoy, they are indeed a family of many talents. This family loves to make stuff, and Heather Thomas, the Mom of the operation, has a food blog with recipes on it like dairy free Mac-n-Cheese, Ginger Snaps, and Mexican Chocolate Brownie cookies!!! Her husband, Russ, is a chef extraordinaire, if you are ever up in San Luis Obispo and they offer to cook you anything… just say yes.