Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Litany of Space Witches

Would that he could, Bindlegrim would most certainly be visiting The Halloween Trunk Show in Denver this weekend  (details at bottom) however, Bindlegrim is happy to be offering some limited edition lanterns online. These were held back just for the Halloween season, and this is perhaps the last gasp for the 2012 Halloween. Two of these lanterns end on eBay this Sunday night September 30th - that's October Eve!

1: The Cornish Litany #/9 #/3 : This lantern (listed together with a set of 12 postcards) features verse of The Cornish Litany originally seen on postcards from Cornwall in the early century. This lantern features a Bindlegrim-esque take on this frightful prayer, and I was happy to see this get a nod this year from the Pumpkinrot blog:

Vintage style paper lantern featuring The Cornish Litany of Ghoulies and Ghosties by Bindlegrim

From Ghoulies and Ghosties
and Long-leggetty Beasties
and All Things that go Bump in the Night,
Good Lord deliver us!
The Cornish Litany paper lantern of Ghoulies and Ghosties by Bindlegrim is perfect for Halloween

Read more about the lantern (and related postcards) from this blog entry Lanterns for Ghoulies and Ghosties or see more images in the following flickr gallery:

2: The Space Witches #4/5 was quite honestly just a riot to create! This lantern features 12 different images based on plastic candy containers of witches and rockets. Bindlegrim expanded this idea to take a journey into outer space, traveling with these witches and their black cats, to encounter aliens and other problems - like white mice running loose inside your space helmet!

Vintage style Halloween lantern by Bindlegrim features witches and cats in outer space

Read more in this past blog entry A Cyclonic Cavalcade of Witches and Rockets or
view the following flickr gallery:

So, in the meantime, there has been a red pen marking up the proof copy of the new book. And promise to get the news out as soon as that is available, with some offers for a number of free copies! Until then, best wishes to all those attending the multitude of shows that are coming up just around the corner, such as The Halloween Trunk Show (Saturday, September 29th: 12 noon - 6pm at Leo's Garage 1563 S Pearl St., Denver 80210)Ghoultide Gathering, and Halloween & Vine.

The Halloween Trunk Show number 7 in Denver Colorado 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pumpkin Dreams in the Haint House

Wow, time is really flying and Halloween countdowns are popping up all over! That's pretty scary as I'm frantically finishing the proof for Sketchbook of Straw, and still hoping for a late September or very early October release (and watch news for some free copies to be given away)!

In the meantime, Bindlegrim is offering some of the limited edition lanterns that popped up ever so briefly during this past year! Some of these were held back for the Halloween season, and with so many desirable Halloween goodies out there right now, this may be a chance to get them at a good price.  These lanterns end on ebay this Sunday night September 16th.

1: The Pumpkin Dream #4/5 will be packaged together with the lantern and a copy of the book that gave it its name. This is one of three left with this particular pane imagery:

Bindlegrim Pumpkin Dream limited edition vintage style lantern #4/5 (last of 3) available for October 2012

The lantern was inspired by scenes, characters, and dingbats from The Pumpkin Dream. And for images see the gallery below:

2: The Haint House #5/5 was the very first lantern Bindlegrim offered, and it was pretty ferociously swept up (perhaps given its creepy content), and this is one of only two left with this particular pane imagery:

This lantern was inspired by old vintage images of haunted houses - and there are 12 distinct images with doors, windows, and cracks, oozing with skeletons, ghosts, ghouls, witches, ghosts, bugs, snakes, zombies, and other Halloween oddities:

Wishing everyone a great autumn as you plan your decorating scheme for the upcoming holiday! I had a bit of fun creating this grouping here that features some of the many vintage items that have inspired me to create Halloween art, especially lanterns. Cheers!

Vintage Halloween lanterns by Beistle 1920s-10=940s

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