Gothtober Day 8 Drawings from Nora Rachel

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Oct 082017
 
Visit www.gothtober.com and click on DAY 8 to see drawings of the Frankensteins by Nora Rachel!
I bet you didn’t know that “Frankenstein” means “Stone of the Franks” in German, eh? It was a castle that sat near the Rhine River, and a fellow named Konrad Dippel lived in there, trying to make a potion that would help people live past age 100. He was a pretty weird guy, the stuff he was working on was going to be called “Dippel’s Oil.” There was a rumor that Dippel would go out at night, dig up and then experiment on bodies, you know… for research.
There are some who believe that Mary and Percy Shelley visited nearby this location and that it was the inspiration for Mary’s character, Dr. Frankenstein.
The story of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, was written when Mary was merely 18, and published two years later in 1818 to critics who gave it reviews that were beyond harsh. However, stories of a gothic nature were all the rage, so people kept buying and reading the book, and it’s now considered to be the very first science fiction novel.

Even though body modification and transformation has existed since humans have been around, something about science gave people the heebie jeebies and they just couldn’t view it as “natural.” The Bride of Frankenstein film gave consciousness and voice to society’s misgivings about technology.

Today we’ve got people walking around with artificial heart parts, robot knees, botoxed foreheads, liver transplants, all kinds of Franken-stuff… we’re getting closer to throwing out all that “Icarus” baggage and living longer/happier lives through the applied sciences.
Here then, are portraits of two icons, the”forbidden” creatures of the undead: One of Dr. Frankenstein’s creation (the monster itself) and another likeness, that of the monster’s bride.
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Smash Mash! Monster Mash! Day 24 Yuki Okada

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Oct 242015
 

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Tired of the same old raisin bran?

Do you have food ennui?

Will one more turkey sandwich drive you over the edge? 

Well, today’s a game changer. 

Experience “Monster Mash”, Yuki’s recipe for some pre-winter sustenance, a dish that gets rave reviews from those of you who need a little love and light in your food repertoire.

It’s DAY 24 on the Gothtober Countdown Calendar. 

Angry Townfolk Burn Up Gothtober Day 7

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Oct 072014
 

angry_townspeople Gothtober DAY 7 (The Book titled Jane Weyre) brings us a chilling, thrilling and exquisite florescent light adventure with voice work by the Gump siblings, Arrow and Pixie Gump!

Arrow Gump supplies the harrowing narration, Pixie Gump supplies the voice of the Monster Baby, and PapaWapa Gump staged and animated all of the beautiful hand made props and scenery to form a heck of a family project! Put together with the expert editing stylistics of Brandon Minton, and man, have we got THE MONSTER’S GRAAAAAVE!!!!

Enjoy what will become a seasonal favorite for years to come, and if you see an angry green baby marching your way: Run!!!! (and then call us, because we need to know what happens next.)

Want to see some other amazing things from Michael and Brandon, respectively?

Visit BananaBee Lab!

Oct 152012
 

Mother/Daughter team Miss Lori and Madame Rose strike a pose… or two or three poses, actually!

What goodies are in store for you today from the Gothtober Postal Service at Pumpkin #15!!! You can get three, count’em THREE FREE downloadable printable wonderful Halloween cards that have been hand illustrated by this high-powered and enterprising family duo!
Lori Meeker starts things off with a stop-motion animation piece, you can watch the red sky and the murky olive-colored hills, when what comes flapping o’er the horizon but a batty little creature carrying goodies for everybody! Nope, it certainly isn’t Santa, because Santa, to my recollection, doesn’t eat bugs or make high-pitched squeaky noises. Oh right… and Santa doesn’t have wings.

The cards are available for download at the end of the movie, and you can get an owl, pumpkin or bat, and there are two sizes of each! One size is for an automatic “print-and-go” so you print it, fold it, write something on it and give it to a friend. The other size available is for perhaps cutting out and sticking in your scrap book, or in a letter to a friend, or on a very fancy card that has taken you lots of time to make!

Madame Rose coloring away…

Oct 102012
 

Innocent looking Cans of Harbor Chowder sitting in the cupboard.

Joining us this week in a thoroughly good-natured gothic way are artist animator beer maker musician superstar necromancer warlock magician wizard kitty cat dragon dark force bearded sorcerer pals Ben and Federico! Federico is making a drawing a day for the entire month of October, in case you need more than one countdown in your life, check it out.
Having just suffered through a mighty mighty bout of food poisoning, dear reader, I can attest that this Gothtober piece has been the most difficult one for me to post yet. Normally chowder doesn’t really sway my countenance, but this week was a whole other matter. Beware of what you eat, it can really change your day, or your week, or… oh just go click on PUMPKIN #10 of Gothtober and don’t say I didn’t warn you!