(*News runs from the oldest at the top to the
newest at the bottom, so always scroll down for more!*)
See these three dolls?
|"Evil Ernie" -- A Chaos! Comics Character
These are now owned by Tommy Castillo, and
if I have to explain who he is, than you probably don't read comic books. Think George A. Romero's "Toe Tags," comics!
The three of these were taken to July 2005's San Diego International Comicon, where they were seen by 150,000 people
including Thomas Jane and SETH GREEN!!! (And they liked them!!!) Plus, the guys at Chaos! Comics enjoyed Evil Ernie so
much, they wanted one of their own. Tommy is a wonderful person, so I want to officially say THANK YOU to him, and thanks
to Carrol Chappelear, who got us talking in the first place. Check back here for more news and updates about my doll's &
Click here to visit Tommy Castillo's Website
Weird Pennsylvania is finally here!
|My Contribution to "Weird Pennsylvania"
On page 149 under the heading "Memorial Tree" you will
find my photo and contribution to the AMAZING full color, hardback coffee table style book, entitled: Weird Pennsylvania.
From the men who brought you "Weird NJ Magazine" and Weird U.S., written by my friend, Matt Lake. Go to www.bn.com to purchase your own copy; it is WELL worth the price, and full of creepy
weirdness from all over my home state! Including: Local Legends and Lore; Roadside Oddities; Quaker State Ghosts; Cemetery
Safari; Abandoned Places and so much more. You DO NOT want to miss this!
CLICK HERE To See the Book: "Weird Pennsylvania"
Two new websites where you can see my work:
In August 2005, this doll was sent as fan art to
the "Rue Morgue" magazine. Next to "Weird NJ," it is definitely my favorite...
|The "Rue Morgue" Dead Girl
Here's what Rod Gudino had to say about her:
"Hi Holly thanks for your
Creepy Dolly….she’s great!!! We’ve given her a dreary home here at the Rue Morgue
House of Horror. Thanks again and hope to see you at the Festival of Fear…
RUE MORGUE Magazine"
Click Here to See the Rue Morgue's Website!
And click HERE to see Weird NJ's website!
These 3 dolls were sent to Mezco Toyz on Halloween,
along with my customer surveys and letters of recommendation from Tommy Castillo and Matt lake. THANK YOU to everyone who
had a hand in making my portfolio ROCK! :)
Unfortunately, on December 2nd, 2005, I received word
that Mezco Toyz would not be accepting my work as one of their many cool product lines. Though I am saddened by this, I want
to thank them for giving me their time and consideration; it was a great experience and it meant a lot to me. To all my customers
and those who filled out my surveys, I will NOT be giving up. I am seeking addresses (e-mail and snail mail) for toy
companies who make darker, Gothic products so I can submit to them next. My ultimate goal is to find someone who will work
with me, manufacture, and distribute my dolls all over the world and in stores like Hot Topic, Spencer Gifts, Tower Records,
Suncoast Videos, etc. Thanks to everyone for their support, and if I send this presentation out to another company(s), I'll
be sure to talk about it here.
In the meantime, if you have any addresses or suggestions for toy companies who
you think might like to see my work, don't hesitate to send me an e-mail. I appreciate it!
These four dolls are now owned by the band
Bridget Bishop. I will not recreate these under ANY circumstances, as the band owns the copyright to their
designs, as well. They were inspired loosely by the movie "The Crucible." One day soon, we all hope to see them for sale on
Bridget Bishop's website...
|Bridget Bishop Band Dolls
Visit their MySpace page!
Here is my version of H.R. Giger's Alien...
In Tommy Castillo's private collection:
The TAPS Ghost Girl is finally home! Thanks
to Brian Harnois for calling me to let me know she arrived safely, and for letting me know how much he liked her. TAPS is
the only paranormal investigative group that I respect and admire 100%. Be sure to check out their show on the Sci-Fi Channel:
This doll will never be recreated for anyone
outside of TAPS's organization. She is truly an OOAK piece of art. Be sure to check out their website at:
To date, one of the most exciting things to
happen to me was when Tommy Castillo recently gave my doll, The Queen of the Zombies, to George A. Romero. I mean THE
George A. Romero. I made it for him as fan art, with a letter, and it was a thrill and an honor to know it was hand delivered,
and loved by its recipient. I don't think I could be more excited to know a man I admire and adore, both for his contribution
to the world of horror and for his genius, owns and loves one of my dolls. How cool is that? THANKS again to Tommy Castillo...he
continues to make my world a happier place! : )
This doll will NEVER be recreated under any
circumstances. She is George Romero's OOAK piece of fan art, and shall forever more remain that way...
The "Official" George A. Romero Website
This is technically "old" news from 2003, but
I didn't have this page back then, so there was nowhere for it to go. I was involved with a Goth Art Doll Swap, led by my
dear friend, Karen Shelton. Every member of our "Round Robin" was interviewed by Pamela Hastings (including me!) for
her book, "Doll Making as a Transformative Process." Check out her website at:
(*Images are copyright protected and owned by Drop
Dead Photography. Use without permission is strictly prohibited!*)
My Doll in a Professional Photo Shoot:
Thank you to the amazingly talented Lizzy Mares for allowing me to show these photos on my website. The "Vampire Belly Dancer"
can be seen in the above photos, along with the gorgeous model, Miss Mercy. Check out these links to see more of Lizzy Mares'
And stop by MySpace to check out Mercy's site:
A special thanks to Mark Sceurman and Mark
Moran of Weird NJ Magazine, for doing this beautiful, full color article in the May 2006 issue. I appreciate it SO
very much, and I hope everyone who reads the magazine liked it, too. If you are curious, it is on page 55 and the paragraph
been creating dolls and selling them on eBay for over five years now, and have been lucky to meet hundreds of wonderful
people, including the amazing comic book artist, Tommy Castillo, and the author of Weird Pennsylvania, Matt Lake.
My dolls focus on dark and morbid subject matter, but not in an overly terrifying way. Goth and fun, spooky and weird, you
can find "voodoo" dolls, rag dolls, purses and more on eBay and at my website. My ultimate goal is to connect with a toy company
who would like to work with me and manufacture my dolls for distribution within the global market. I'd like my art to someday
haunt the streets of Tokyo and London! I am inspired by all things weird, Halloween, El Dia De Los Muertos, scary movies,
and my dreams." Go to this website to subscribe to this twice yearly magazine. You will
NOT regret it, and you don't have to live in New Jersey to enjoy it:
Thank you, Chris (aka Stoopid Preacher) for
interviewing me at the Dark Obsessions website. It was a huge honor for me and so much fun! If you are into all things horror,
check them out and join in on the discussions. Click here to read the interview: