Friday, December 13, 2013

Son of MonsterPalooza – Post Mortem

It’s been a couple months since I did the Son of Monsterpalooza show in Burbank, CA. and I thought I’d tell you a little bit about it.  It was a blast!  So much creativity and artistry at the show, mostly in an area I don’t explore: sculpture.  Many of the top names in make-up special effects were at the show and it was amazing to see their work up close.  Very impressive.

There were some painters like myself there as well, which I was glad to see.  I had a good spot on the floor and the booth 6 feet wide with pipe and drape.  I brought my new set up that I’ve been using lately.  Let me tell you, trying to make everything fit on a 6ft table is not easy.

The key is to make use of as much vertical space as you can. This particular set up is a little busy, but I had a lot of stuff to show and sell. (All of which is available at my website:, except the animal skulls).

Son of Monsterpalooza is the second show each year, and is a bit less attended than Monsterpalooza proper for some reason even though it is just before Halloween.  But I had a great time and I think the fan base at this show really responded well to my dark work.  I want to keep doing more creepy stuff and this was a great place to show it.

My booth was close to a stage set up by a make-up company and they were doing make-up demos all day long.  Awesome to watch.  Those poor actors though, they’re sitting in that chair for 4-6 hours!  Brutal.  The results are really cool though.  Here’s some photos from the show for you to enjoy!

Btw, I already have my space for Monsterpalooza March 28 - 30, 2014. Stay tuned for more details as the date approaches. -- Tom