Friday, February 26, 2010

The Clockwork Ball

Attention Pilots of Airships and their Crews, Mad Scientists, Explorers of the Unknown, Admirers of Verbosity, Respecters of the Strange, Those Lost in the Throes of Opium or Absinthe, Teetotalers, Scallywags, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dandies, Fops, and Urchins...

Doors @ 8pm; Music @ 9pm
Admission: 18+, 21+ to Drink; $5

Appropriate Attire is Encouraged

462 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

For more information click HERE

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dark & Lovely Exhibit

The exhibit begins March 13, 2010 7pm, closes April 18, 2010 7pm

At the Parlor Gallery
717 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ
Click HERE for more information!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Annual Mutter Ball

The Annual Mutter Ball

Come together and party like it’s 1859 at the world famous Mütter Museum on Friday, March 12th for 2010 Annual Mütter Ball, benefitting The College of Physicians of Philadelphia!  The evening will be a Victorian-inspired affair, complete with authentic 19th-century punches and a VIP Absinthe Lounge! The evening will features the music of one of Philly’s hottest DJs, Maria V!  And, of course, the Mutter Museum will be open for free visitation!

The Mütter Ball is a must for fans of all things Steampunk, Tim Burton and Edward Gorey! Guests are encouraged to come decked out in their best Victorian-inspired garb! Tickets are going fast, buy today HERE

Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Edward Gorey

Edward St. John Gorey (ca. February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000) was an American writer and artist noted for his macabre illustrated books.

Gorey's illustrated (and sometimes wordless) books, with their vaguely ominous air and ostensibly Victorian and Edwardian settings, have long had a cult following.

I adore anything Gorey!

Who doesn't love the crumbtinies?

Thank you  Edward Gorey, and Happy Birthday!

Ozzy Osbourne

If like me, you are an Ozzy fan, this book will  likely be an enjoyable read for you. It is Ozzy's life as he remembers it. He tells you up front he is not going to argue facts, and yes he was almost always high on one thing or another, but here is how it all happened according to what he can remember.

I have laughed out loud several time while reading. I enjoyed it immensely.  Ozzy's humble background really comes across, he is a working class kid who somehow despite the odds has become an icon of music. He is after all the Prince of Darkness- but with a heart of gold! 
Click the book link , in the carousel at the top of the page for more reviews and information.

Layla Renzi

I love this woman's collage art.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Exquisite Corpse Doll

Featured in the current issue of Art Doll Magazine!

I must have this doll.
I will name her Belladonna Swamp Foetus, and she shall be mine.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Couch Coffin

Why has no one bought this for me yet?

Did I mention I have a birthday fast approaching?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Women In Horror

February is "Women In Horror" month.

To celebrate, Brutal As Hell is posting a ton of articles about actresses, authorettes and...staff members.

Yes, I am shamelessly plugging our site and my interview.
Sue me.

When Your Doily-Tatting Habit Gets Out of Hand...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Thy Festive Day

An excerpt from Chapter 1 of Ian McDonald's 1991 book "Queen of Morning, King of Day."

"The dangerous allure of the faerie lover manifests itself through three generations of women in this tour-de-force by the author of Desolation Road ( LJ 2/15/88). The spirits that haunt Ireland's Bridestone Wood first claim Emily Desmond in the early 1900s; in the 1930s, working girl Jessica Caldwell follows the man of her dreams into a dreamlike world; and in the near future, writer Enye MacColl battles the invisible forces of faerie."

You can purchase this eerie little story HERE.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Steampunk Exhibition in Emeryville, CA

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lucent Lamour- Los Angeles

Experience a festival where art and music collide in an
explosion of self expression!
Saturday, Feb. 13th 2010

Los Angeles
Shrine Expo Hall

Tickets available HERE

Art Show & Sale!

Who: The Land of Odd Gallery
What: $100 & Under Art Show
When: February 13, 2010 – March 27, 2010
Where: 4690 Eagle Rock Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041
Opening Reception: February 13, 2010 from 6pm to 11pm
How Much: FREE!
Come to The Land of Odd Gallery’s $100 & Under show, opening on the evening of February 13, 2010 from 6pm to 11pm. This event will be held in conjunction with the NELA 2nd Saturday art walk. As always refreshments will be served and the event is FREE!
Great Art! Great Prices! The Land of Odd Gallery is bursting at the seams with great artwork! With over 40 participating artists from across the country and all the work priced at, or under $100, this is going to be an event to remember. This show will be cash and carry, so get it while you can! Featuring the artwork of; Douglas Alvarez, Christie Bastet, Edith Ben-Horin, Jeff Berman, Terri Berman, Jeff Bertrand, Deborah Blanco, Chris Bonno, Heidi K. Born, Deryke Cardenaz, Bryan Collins, Josh Cooper, David Daniel, Marcel DeJure, Brett Gilbert, Jolly de Guzman, Brad Davis, William Reynolds Green, Joe B. Hall, John Hicks, Chuck Hodi, K. Howell, Chris Isner, Jinx, Bruce Kaplan, Amelia Lewis, Cynthia Llanes, Vivian Nguyen, Sean Madden, Evil Paul, Demi Pietchell, Patrick Quinn, Pablo Ramos, Monica Roache, Glenda Rolle, Lisa Rosso, Melissa Sullivan, Jason Sullivan, Ckay Walker, Matt “Creep Creeperson” Wall.

This event will also feature live painting by Santiago Heredia. Come watch Santiago as he creates a unique work of art right before your eyes!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Jumlin Native American Vampire Legend

Once there was a powerful Medicine Man who ruled wisely and kindly, and he loved the maiden Laughing Sky. They were wed and lived in peace and happiness except for one thing--Laughing Sky was barren.

The Medicine Man prayed to the Great Spirit, but his prayers were unheard. Soon Laughing Sky was reaching the end of her child-bearing years. The Medicine Man declared that unless the Great Spirit granted him a son, he would no longer obey and serve. Still there was no answer.

The Medicine Man turned to more forbidden arts and opened a portal to usher in a powerful spirit from the realm of spirit shadows, Jumlin. Jumlin promised the Medicine Man many sons and daughters, but he lied and took over the heart and mind of the Medicine Man instead.

Jumlin was a strong ansd cruel spirit who fed on the blood of living things. He took the young braves to satisfy his appetites. He then took the women and then the children. He sired many strong and healthy children. His tribe grew to hate and fear the Medicine Man. The tribe sent hunters to another tribe to learn how to destroy Jumlin since the Medicine Man was no longer human and couldn't be killed by normal means.

When the tribe returned, they found Laughing Sky very ill and close to giving birth to Laughing Bear. After Laughing Bear was born, Jumlin drained all of Laughing Sky's blood. Jumlin then escaped across the plain with his newborn son and several women of the tribe.

Laughing Bear grew as strong and cruel as his father, Jumlin, but soon the hunters found them. The Medicine Man and the demon within him were destroyed. However, Laughing Bear escaped. With his brothers and sisters, Laughing Bear is said to still walk the Earth today. They are said to be the first vampires, the drinkers of blood.

Monday, February 1, 2010


As I twirl upside down bound by one one foot, I notice everyone has gone. I am utterly alone. No one to impress, no one to delight in my fine twirling...(Sigh) Is it February already?
-Olivia De Plenty

The Great Gray Beast February

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