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Season 2

Oct. 31, 2020

Joey Marsocci: Creating Immersive Spooky Experiences

Artist Joey Marsocci is a story teller who uses the mediums of theme park and haunt design, creature fabrication, illustration, writing, acting, cosplay, and more to tell his stories. He’s passionate about building immersive experiences for those...

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Oct. 30, 2020

Ellen Gee: Producer and Publisher of the Macabre

Ellen Gee has dedicated her life to Halloween. It manifests in her music and fashion choices, home decorating, and career. Ellen is an artist, publisher, writer, and event planner – all in the theme of Halloween and horror. Ellen has...

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Oct. 21, 2020

Kristen Beason: Bright and Colorful Halloween

Kristen Beason is creating cheeky folk art for Halloween merrymaking. She desires to make the holiday memorable for collectors, friends, and family. Kristen traces her fascination with witches back to childhood. She enjoyed dressing...

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Oct. 13, 2020

Susie Krichbaum: Creator of the Peculiar

Artist Susie Krichbaum loves to create peculiar creatures with a twist. Not satisfied to create a standard mermaid, Susie sculpted one and gave it anglerfish head. This desire to mix things up is no surprise given Susie’s career history and …

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Sept. 18, 2020

Nancy Malay: Spooky Sweet Creator

Minnesotan artist Nancy Malay has earned her nicknames of “The Christmas Lady” and “The Halloween Lady.” Early American Life magazine named her as one of the best artists in the country. She’s been published in multiple magazines, including...

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Aug. 31, 2020

Melissa Belanger: Art Quite Contrary

Artist Melissa Belanger's desire to be contrary is rooted in her childhood. Her mother was supportive but didn't like candy, Halloween, and dolls, which Melissa adores. Melissa created all of her costumes. One of her most memorable was cardboard...

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Aug. 13, 2020

Sian Ellis: Ghosts Everywhere

In this episode, you’ll meet British artist Sian Ellis. Sian is excited to be a full-time artist after years working concurrently in charity events management and art. Sian’s favorite events to produce were Halloween ones. She organized a...

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July 14, 2020

Karen Steinkraus: Heirloom Victorian Witch Hats

Artist Karen Steinkraus, of The Victorian Witch Hat, uses her experience in theater costume design to create one-of-a kind, jaw-dropping witch hats. Karen started by creating big Victorian hats for theater plays like “Hello Dolly.” She...

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June 30, 2020

Tom Taggart: Making Monsters and Mischief

A man of many talents and skills, artist Tom Taggart is creating monsters and myths. Tom has a long list of artistic experience, including comic book covers (including Batman, Swamp Thing, and Doom Patrol), toy fabrication, movie sets, mini-golf...

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June 13, 2020

Isaac Bidwell: Thrills, Chills, Monsters, and Fun

Isaac Bidwell is a designer and illustrator. The inspiration behind Isaac’s business name, Pickled Punks, comes from side-show specimens that were displayed in jars. Isaac is into side-show gaffs, an example of one is the jackalope. He plans his...

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May 30, 2020

George Coghill: Life of a Monsterologist

George is a monsterologist who studies creatures, creeps, and cryptids. His web site is . Ever since childhood, his radar has been on to look for Halloween stuff. He doesn’tremember a time he wasn’t completely obsessed. He would even...

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May 13, 2020

Kevin Buntin: It All Started With Clay on a Stick

Today you’ll meet artist Kevin Buntin from Ohio. Kevin creates fantasy, seasonal, and Halloween based sculpture. Kevin’s childhood Friday nights were spent watching Indiana horror host, Sammy Terry. While watching the movies that gave him...

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April 30, 2020

Amber Leilani: A Doorway to Her World

Meet artist Amber Leilani, a creator of folk surrealist paintings and mixed media. When I met Amber, she was sculpting. Repetitive wrist injuries made sculpting painful for her. She discovered painting is better suited for her wrists and she is...

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