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Clowning Around with Terror Threads (T-Shirt Review)

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We horror fans take our t-shirts very seriously; we want unique, gore and well, awesome. Stores in the mall bog us down with the popular, “trendy” pieces that don’t really fit out horror loving taste. So what is a person to do when looking for that perfect horror t-shirt? Simple, check out Terror ThreadsThe spooky folks at Terror Threads were kind enough to send us a couple of t-shirts to review, and the first one up for review is their Clowning Around t-shirt

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Artwork for t-shirt by Toto6

We may love our gore, but we still love a soft, comfortable t-shirt (we’re not monsters), and Terror Threads provides just that. Their t-shirts are made of soft combed ring-spun cotton. They are form-fitting without being over clingy and unflattering. The material of the shirt only gets softer and more comfortable over time each time you wash it.

Screenshot_2016-03-10-10-25-35-1The design is unlike any other because it is an original piece designed just for Terror Threads. The artist behind this incredible piece is Toto6. The artwork covers the majority of the front of the shirt. For only having a couple of colors, there are a lot of incredible details (the clown’s face, the wood and stitching on the puppet). The screen printing is done beautifully. It is not overly crisp, it moves with the shirt, and ladies, the design will adhere to your chest without distorting. This particular design is available on a unisex t-shirt in sizes x-small – 3XL. 

Purchasing one won’t leave your wallet empty. The Clowning Around t-shirt starts at just $22. Code LBOH10 will get you 10% off your purchase. To sweeten the cauldron, if you spend $65 or more, shipping is FREE. Pick up this awesome t-shirt HERE.

All in all, this is a must have for your horror t-shirt collection. Terror Threads is sure to become a name that all horror fans know.

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Terror Threads has put out a limited edition design “Lucky McKilly” design inspired by one of my favorite, campy films. Pick yours up before they are gone!

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For design alerts and exclusive details, be sure to like the Terror Threads Facebook Page, follow @Terror_Threads on twitter and @terrorthreads on Instagram.

Product Review: An American Werewolf In London “Slaughtered Lamb” Pub Signs

I previously announced the birth of the Slaughtered Lamb Pub Signs inspired by the pub sign in An American Werewolf In London by artist Jon Smith. He was kind enough to send me one to review for you guys. These signs really are amazing to say the very least.

Each of the signs are signed and numbered by hand. They measure an impressive 17″ by 23″ on 1/2″ plywood. The signs are screen printed with 6 colors including metallic gold and silver. They are printed on both sides. The colors are fantastic. The metallic really jumps off of the dark back ground. There is a subtle glitter to the moon and the face of the werewolf. Each selected color compliments each other beautifully. The flip side of the sign is black with just “keep off the moors” written across it in a blood red color. 

The artwork is phenomenal. They are just like the pub signs in the film with one change that I think only made them better. The basic wolf head featured on the sign in the film has been replaced by a replica of the werewolf’s head. This only adds to the overall appeal of the sign, making it more of a must have for fans of An American Werewolf In London.

The craftsmanship of the signs is out of this world. Jon drilled, carved and sanded each piece himself. The edges are smooth and there are no patches that feel rough across the front or the back. He is even kind enough to give you the hooks to hang it with, which are high quality and do not at all feel flimsy.

Jon is selling these amazing signs for only $100. Not a bad deal for a limited edition print that is no only incredible, but is printed on wood instead of paper insuring it will last longer. Not to mention, if you have a bar in your home, how awesome would it be to have this piece hanging on display?

Overall, I have ti recommend these signs to any horror art collector. They are beautiful, durable and unique. My only complaint would be that they are limited to only 50, so if you want one of these bad boys for your collection, you better jump on it. You can purchase these signs along with more of Jon’s amazing work at SmithBellCraft.bigcartel.com

I was gifted number 13 of 50 and below is a short gallery of the piece. Pictures really do not do it justice, you have to see these signs in person to really see how fantastic they are.

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Interview with Eric Pigors of Toxictoons

toxictoonsHaving gone to conventions, I have seen a lot of unique artwork, but Eric Pigors of Toxictoons has some of the most unique artwork and masks I have ever seen.  Many of his designs have a rockabilly-horror/pinup style to them that I absolutely love.  I have recently been granted the opportunity to interview this creative mastermind.

LBoH: How did you start creating such unique art?

EP: It was the 1970s and I was a kid being influenced by so much cool artwork, and dial m for murdermonster stuff! I was into Mad magazine. Plop Comics, Odd Rods & Wacky PACs sticker and animated cartoons! so I started copying the art I liked to learn how  to draw . When I was in my early 20s and I wanted to work in animation,and  I  couldn’t afford to buy animation cels from my favorite films because they were so expensive,so I thought I should try to make my own style cels. And I remembered all the art I liked as a kid ,and the Munsters, Addams Family and Halloween time and my Toxictoons style stated poring out of me like a gushing wound!

LBoH: Your masks are incredible, what steps do you take to create/design such great masks?

monster mash 11 x 14EP: Thanks,well I am very lucky that the sculptor Justin Mabry contacted me about 4 years ago and asked if he could make a mask based on my Gruesome Frankenstein drawing.He was going to do a limited run of 13 masks to sell of him and split the profits.But a collector friend of his ,Chris Zephro spoke to Justin about starting a Mask company.So they started TRICK OR TREAT STUDIOS,the perfect name for a Halloween Mask company!

And Justin asked me if I would want to have my  Gruesome mask be in the line,I said sure.Then each year we have one or 2 new masks sculpted based on my Toxictoons characters. So far we have done Gruesome, Rot, Fang, Gluten Freek, Cyanide, Brain eater, Werewolf, Tongue Tied and ZEEK the face mask

Zeek face mask is the perfect mask to wear to partys because you can drink beer easily in it,hahahah.Because it just goes from your forehead to your teeth area.And he is only $20.

Last year my ROT character got knocked off by a dollar store and made into a hanging zombie toy without permission,and now this year some company knocked off my GLUTEN FREEK mask and are selling masks of it .Some scummy jerks out there!

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midnight death ride - lighter red eyesLBoH: Most artists are inspired by a certain character, movie or person, who or what inspires you most?

EP: Frankenstein,sexy vamps,circus sideshow freaks,horror hosts, Halloween season ,and monsters!

LBoH: What types of new products/artwork are you currently working on or plan to be working on?

EP: Well I have my 2013 Halloween merch for sale now  thru October,after Halloween I will do a shirt or two every month.Or new artbooks, and new masks.

I want to do an animated Halloween special with my characters,kind of like THE GREAT PUMPKIN CHARLIE BROWN was for me when I grew up,but creepy and more spooky like the stuff I do.

I designed the kids in,” ED EDD AND EDDYS HALLOWEEN BOO HAW HAW”  Special that reruns at Halloween.That was a lot of fun.taitned apple 4

LBoH: How did you start your company Toxictoons?

EP: Well I was working at WALT DISNEY STUDIOS for 15 years on the films Lion King, Aladin, Beauty and the Beat, the Little Mermaid etc.. and in 2002 they got rid of us all who drew for computer animators.So I took my savings and invested it in myself and started doing Toxictoons full time.

LBoH: I must say, another thing that makes your site unique is that you have a “Secrest Society of Fiends Club”, how did you come up with that?

EP: Well the idea came about when James and Kirk of Metallica called my home to ask if I would be interested in doing a shirt for them.It was quite a surprise when I came home and my wife said ,”I think some guys from Metallica just called here for you?”

They where really great,and where wearing my shirts a lot during the ST ANGER tour.But Kirk OUIJA BOARD FOR halloween 2013 WITCH yellowmentioned something about the Illuminates and how my art reminded him of it. and their secret society. I didn’t know what those were.But it just popped in my head to do a club like the one in the film A CHRISTMAS STORY where RALPHIE joins LIL ORPHAN ANNIES Secret club.

So I started thinking of things to put in a pack you would get when you joined my SECRET SOCIETY OF FIENDS Club. And I am a proud member of ED “BIG DADDY” ROTHS RAT FINK CLUB and that also inspired the idea to!

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monsterpieces app monsterLBoH: You also have your own app, the MONSTERPIECES APP, how did you come up with it and what went into its development?

EP: A friend of mine, ERIC DANIELS whose wife I worked with at WALT DISNEY STUDIOS mentioned ERIC wanted to create an App with my artwork.So he showed me his idea and I grabbed a many parts off my characters to use in it.Then I emailed him and said look at my MONSTER PIECE I created ,and so we used that name!

It’s a lot of fun and you can get it here:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/monsterpieces/id447487954?mt=8  and be your own Monster maker.

LBoH: Have you ever taken Toxictoons to a horror convention as a vendor and do you plan to do so inwitch 12 x 18 the future?

EP: Yeah I started doing FANGORIAS WEEKEND OF HORRORS back in 1999 or 2000? I do the ones out here in California ,like I am doing Son of Monsterpalooza in a month.

I love doing those shows,I met BILL “CHOP TOP” MOSELY doing a Fangoria show together .He was sitting behind me being put into his CHOP TOP make up,and we hit it off and I ended up doing a bunch of cd art for his band he did with Buckethead on guitar called,”CORNBUGS”

I also met some of the Murderdolls,Wednesday 13,  and the 69 EYES at these shows and have done shirts for their bands as well.MURDERDOLLS SHIRTMENS SHIRT SIZE

LBoH: What do you see in the future for yourself and Toxictoons?

EP: More shirts! I have done over 150 shirts over the past 13 years doing Toxictoons,new art,new merch ,and hopefully lots of new fans!

come check out the website you guys at www.toxictoons.com

To keep up with Eric Pigors and his incredible artwork, be sure to add him as a friend on Facebook and like the Toxictoons page.  Make sure you are also following Toxictoons on twitter.

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