Whoo Hoo, I've Started a Blog-Thing! My name is Elizabeth (Beth) Massie, a two-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of horror novels and collections (including Sineater, Welcome Back to the Night, Wire Mesh Mothers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Power of Persuasion, Shadow Dreams, A Little Magenta Book of Mean Stories, Homeplace, etc.) and numerous short stories. I've been writing and publishing with some of the best houses out there since 1984, and while I still love gettin' down and gritty with words, I also adore wielding ink and watercolor. And while my writings tend to be edgy and often graphic, my artwork leans toward the goofy and lighthearted.
What the Hell is Skeeryvilletown? Skeeryvilletown is a fictional world I created about four years ago when I began chasing the cartoony monsters out of my head and delegating them to a 2-D existence on paper - vampires, ghosts, carnival freaks, werewolves, skeletons, witches, mutant rats and cats, and other assorted bizarre-ites. And in those few years, the citizens of Skeeryvilletown have made a mark; the artwork has sold like wild at conventions and online. My Skeeryvilletown Cafe Press site features some of the monsters - 3-Eyed Devil Cat, Boo Boy, Bit O' Boo, and Fire Breathing Dog O' Death - on shirts, clocks, mugs, mousepads, and other stuff. Have a little look-see here: http://www.cafepress.com/skeeryvilletown .
Pirate Monsters...I Take On a New Challenge!! Beginning tonight, I am going to create one new piece of Skeeryvilletown art each day and share it with you guys (to view or to purchase) via Ebay. Though I won't always create to a theme, I'm all into pirates right now and so my first pieces will be "Monster Pirates." I'm not sure which direction I'll go first but I think it's gonna be a 3-Eyed Devil Cat piece or a ghosty pirate piece. Arrrgh!!!!
So Stay Tuned, Me Mutant Maties! Creepy fun is on the horizon...