Wednesday, April 29, 2009

DRACULACON 2009


We just got back from our maiden voyage to Draculacon in Windber, PA to partake both in the inaugural festivities and to see my old college friend Blair Murphy after 20 odd years. We have both gotten older and a little more filled out but have maintained all the fun and creative elements I remember so well from 1987.

Blair used my "Children of the Night" image for event T-shirt (they came out great) and the two day event had a interesting line up of well know and versatile acts including "The Cadillac Creeps", Phat Man Dee , Rosemary Ellen Guiley and Bauhaus bassist David J.

The residents of the small town of Windber were more than gracious and we actually met some incredibly cool people at the hotel - particularly Caddilac Creep bassist Joel Mercado and his girlfriend (who did a stunning job of bringing my poster character to life in the photo above) as well as the silent film expert who spoke before the showing of Nosferatu, Bill Eggert.

It was really a great time.

2 comments:

Coop said...

Hi Michael, I really like your work and hope that this interests you.

I am attempting to amass a large collection of portraits of Frankenstein's Monster in as many different styles and in as many different media as possible as an ongoing art project. The only stipulation is that the size is 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches (standard artist trading card size) and that each card has name, date, title and anything else you care to add on the back.

I welcome cards from both amateur and professional artists.

I will be leaving blank cards with instructions and mailing address in galleries, colleges, art shops, on buses, handing them out in the street and wherever else I can think of.

If you think you can spare the time to produce a little something, please send a portrait to:

A Patchwork Of Flesh
45 Silversea Drive
Westcliff on Sea
Essex
SS0 9XD
United Kingdom

Each card I receive will be uploaded at http://apatchworkofflesh.blogspot.com/ to produce an on-line gallery, I then hope to put on an exhibition of these cards in a gallery.

Anonymous said...

hi

I really enjoyed your work. Comgratulations!!

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