Friday, February 21, 2014

New Rusty Nail Studio Web Site


I built a google web site to give you all a quick overview of the Rusty Nail.  Check it out!

https://sites.google.com/site/rustynaila2/

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Monster Island Funnies #1






 Color covers and select pages from Monster Island Funnies #1: Legend of Mothman and Spookhaus Apocalypse.  Based on the shadow puppet play written by Cary Loren, drawings and design by Tom Carey.  8.5x11", pro printed, staple bound soft cover.  $10 each, cheap.


Ghede (Black Frank Sinatra)





"Ghede (Black Frank Sinatra)", 11" square 4 color relief print, edition of 20, 2013.  First print for proposed boxed set of images inspired by 'Divine Horsemen' by Maya Deren.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Pics from Legend of Mothman and Spookhaus Apokalypse! Live at the Detroit Institute of the Arts

 double Mothman

 ghoul usher

 Thursday night rehearsal

 mask by Jimbo

 Matt meditating before show

 at the foot of the shadow screen

 more cowbell!


 Mothman emoting



 the old godz



 program notes

after the show


 monster mash

 rat finx

 sitar jamming

 stage left

 stage right


 Mike Kelley's corpse


All photos copyright 2013 Cary Loren
Stage sculptures, masks, and program all created by Jimbo Easter.
Skeleton by Destroy All Monsters.
Special thanks to Matt Smith for live musical accompaniment throughout the show.



"Two Halloween shadow plays: The Legend of Mothman, and Spookhaus Apokalypse! will be performed at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the lecture hall/ puppet theater on Friday October 25th at 8:30 pm and on Oct. 27th at 3:30 pm. The play was written by Cary Loren and the puppetry created by Ann Arbor artist Tom Carey. Narration and character voices provided by former WDET reporter/announcer Robert St. Mary with additional altar installations and costumes created by artist/musician Jimbo Easter. Music by Monster Island."

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Halloween on Monster Island Shadow Play 10/25 and 27 at the DIA




Original Story by Cary Loren (a double feature:Legend of Mothman and Spookhaus Apocolypse).  Puppets by Tom Carey.  Narration by Rob St. Mary.  Additional sound and visuals by James Easter.
 http://www.thebookbeat.com/backroom/2013/09/23/the-legend-of-mothman-spookhaus-apokalypse/


At the Detroit Institute of the Arts, Friday October 25th at 8:45pm, Sunday October 27th at 3:30pm. Both shows will be in the DIA Lecture Hall, free with admission to the museum.  
http://www.dia.org/calendar/event.aspx?id=3948&iid=

 

Scary sounds ooze out of the speakers while silhouettes of space monsters flicker on the screen! It's Halloween on Monster Island, recommended for fans of disco lights, fake fur, latex monster masks, and noise putty. - See more at: http://www.dia.org/calendar/event.aspx?id=3948&iid=#sthash.iCBlULP1.dpuf
Scary sounds ooze out of the speakers while silhouettes of space monsters flicker on the screen! It's Halloween on Monster Island, recommended for fans of disco lights, fake fur, latex monster masks, and noise putty. - See more at: http://www.dia.org/calendar/event.aspx?id=3948&iid=#sthash.iCBlULP1.dpuf
 For preview pics and videos of the puppets scroll down to the previous blog entries.

More Puppet Motion Tests for Halloween on Monster Island


Music is "Cartoon Soundtrack" by Destroy All Monsters

http://www.dia.org/calendar/event.aspx?id=3948&iid=

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Spookhaus Apocolypse




















http://www.dia.org/calendar/event.aspx?id=3948&iid=

http://www.thebookbeat.com/backroom/2013/09/23/the-legend-of-mothman-spookhaus-apokalypse/