Reinhard Michl

Reinhard Michl
Reinhard Michl Reinhard Michl

After training as a typesetter, studied graphic design at the University of Applied Science in Munich. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich from 1977–1979. Spent time in Ireland and Scotland; first illustrations for various publishers. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 1980. Increasing number of commissioned illustrations; first picture books are published and picture stories aired on the German television stations ARD and ZDF.

Since then numerous books published as an illustrator and many solo exhibitions in Germany and abroad, Workshops at Goethe institutes in various countries.

Awards: Troisdorfer Book Award; Stiftung Buchkunst: »The most beautiful German books«, Gustav-Heinemann, Peace Prize; Wildweibchenpreis (Fairly Tale Prize) 2010

www.reinhard-michl.de
In: Art

The Ghoullog

The Ghoullog
The Ghoullog The Ghoullog

Are you brave enough to make it through the Ghoullog? Navigate your way through 4 individual haunts in one terrifying experience? Be chased through the dark woods and embrace the horror that's waiting for you behind every twist and turn? The creators of the Ghoullog have done it again. This is one year you don't want to miss. We'll be waiting for you.

Tickets: $27 Get Tickets
Cranmore Mountain Resort, Conway, NH View Map

www.cranmore.com/ghoullog/
In: Attractions

Kris Kuksi

Kris Kuksi
Kris Kuksi Kris Kuksi

“ALL OF US MIGHT WISH AT TIMES THAT WE LIVED IN A MORE TRANQUIL WORLD, BUT WE DON’T. AND IF OUR TIMES ARE DIFFICULT AND PERPLEXING, SO ARE THEY CHALLENGING AND FILLED WITH OPPORTUNITY.”
~ Robert Francis Kennedy

Born March 2, 1973, in Springfield Missouri and growing up in neighboring Kansas, Kris spent his youth in rural seclusion and isolation along with a blue-collar, working mother, two significantly older brothers, and an absent father. Open country, sparse trees, and alcoholic stepfather, all paving the way for an individual saturated in imagination and introversion. His propensity for the unusual has been a constant since childhood, a lifelong fascination that lent itself to his macabre art later in life. The grotesque to him, as it seemed, was beautiful.

Kris Kuksi garners recognition and acclaim for the intricate sculptures that result from his unique and meticulous technique. A process that requires countless hours to assemble, collect, manipulate, cut, and re-shape thousands of individual parts, finally uniting them into an orchestral-like seamless cohesion that defines the historical rise and fall of civilization and envisions the possible future(s) of humanity. Each sculpture embodies the trademarks of his philosophy and practice, while serving as a testament to the multifaceted nature of perception – From timeless iconic references of Gods and Goddess, to challenging ideas of organized religion and morality, to the struggle to understand, and bend, the limits of mortality. None is complete without a final and brilliant touch of satire and rebuke all conceived in the aesthetic essence of the Baroque fused with the modern day industrial world. In personal reflection, Kris feels that in the world today much of mankind is oftentimes frivolous and fragile, being driven primarily by greed and materialism. He hopes that his art exposes the fallacies of Man, unveiling a new level of awareness to the viewer. His work has received several awards and prizes and has been featured in over 100 exhibitions in galleries and museums worldwide including the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Kris’ art can also be seen in a number of international art magazines, book covers and theatrical posters. Kris’ art is featured in both public and private collections in the United States, Europe, and Australia that include individuals such as Mark Parker (Nike CEO), Kay Alden (three time Emmy award winning writer for Young and the Restless & Bold and the Beautiful), Fred Durst (musician, and film director), Chris Weitz (movie director The Golden Compass & Twilight: New Moon) Guillermo del Toro (movie director Pan’s Labyrinth & Hell Boy 2) and Robin Williams (Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actor).

www.daranholt.com
In: Art, Sculpture

Vincent Marcone

Vincent Marcone
Vincent Marcone Vincent Marcone

Vincent Marcone is an award winning graphic artist with old world training. His style and vision began with his affection for the 600 year old art of intaglio printmaking. early in his studies, he would scrape and etch and carve his images into zinc plates of all shapes and sizes, then send them through hand turned presses. Through the process of hand wiping the plaes, Marcone forged a deep appreciation to the European masters of the 16th century. This experience and love of an old world aesthetic is what sets him apart from other digital artists.

www.mypetskeleton.com
In: Art

Sally Corporation

Sally Corporation
Sally Corporation Sally Corporation

Founded in 1977, Sally Corporation is known for its dark rides (both traditional and interactive and black light), and its human, animal and cartoon animatronic characters and shows.

www.sallycorp.com
In: Attractions

Moon Devil Studio

Moon Devil Studio
Moon Devil Studio Moon Devil Studio

Beginning in the hobby industry in 1982, John found a place as a professional sculptor creating hundreds of original creatures as miniatures for use in Role Playing Games. His work then expanded to the gift, collectibles and toy markets where he’s been sculpting and designing characters from a wealth of different genres.

The year 2014 now marks 32 years of John’s professional career as a commercial sculptor. Though he still produces works based on popular licensed properties for the commercial marketplace, he is now focusing on new and original creations for his personal work in the years ahead.

www.moondevilstudio.com
In: Sculpture, Toys

Gorgon Video

Gorgon Video
Gorgon Video Gorgon Video

Established in 1982, Gorgon Video is a landmark in the distribution of horror and fantastic films, having introduced American audiences to the works of auteurs like Mario Bava (Bay of Blood, The Devil in the House of Exorcism) and Bob Clark (Death Dream, Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things), and the world to legendary films like Carnival of Souls and Faces of Death. Gorgon Video is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of classic horror, sci-fi and cult films from around the world.

www.gorgon-video.com
In: Apparel, Movies, Shops
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