3/24/11

even dead gods can dream ...


"Cthulhu Fhtagn"




What can I say, I'm a sucker for Lovecraft.

These little beauties are my submission to next month's "Doll Haus" nesting dolls group show at Rothick Art Haus. From largest to smallest we've got an Idol to the dread Cthulhu himself, a Shogoth, and a cultist (still clutching his Necronomicon).

I strongly urge anyone in the LA / Anahiem area to come check out the show April 9th. The work I've seen so far has been excellent, and Rothick always puts on an amazing show.

*Edited to add the reverse view

36 comments:

T.E.Grau said...

I LOVE these, Mike.

I'm gonna blog about them soon at http://cosmicomicon.blogspot.com/

In the meantime, I linked yours from mine. :)

mike bilz said...

Thanks man! The link is much appreciated, and I can't wait to see the article. Let me know when it's up.

Awesome blog, by the way. The very first post I saw was about Cthulhu branded beer, which I will now spend the afternoon searching for.

Katherine Neslund said...

So, would you ever think of making these to sell?

Greg Stevens said...

I second the above -- I would definitely love to have these in my collection

Tiffany Potter said...

What they said, I want to buy a set!!!

Tasha Gray said...

Wow! I adore these! Definitely let everyone know if you decide to make sets for sale!!

mike bilz said...

Thanks everybody! and a huge thanks to everyone that's reposted this! My blog has gotten something like 280 hits so far today, which for comparison is what this blog usually averages in a month!

At present I don't have any plans to mass produce these, but it's great to hear that the interest is out there. I'm definitely interested in making toys, and it would be awesome to do a run of something like this in the future. If anyone knows someone that does this sort of thing I'd love to hear from them.

Thanks again everyone!

Will Vigar said...

Well, if ever you do manufacture these, do let me know! They are wonderful!

Clifford Ball said...

Want!

Anonymous said...

Awesome Cthulhu-ness from Cuddles (fan name) in Scotland! Good luck in the show!

Anora (Sara) said...

I tried to leave one comment but not sure if it got there or not lol. We just saw your picture today of these and sincerely hope you consider making more for sale because we would absolutely purchase them for our collection. Awesome work.

Hart Johnson said...

Okay, I'm in love--these are AMAZING! I'm a big Lovecraft fan, too, but the contrast... comforting fun... in monster form--fabulous!

Alissia Megan Rose-Pait said...

Custom made from original art. Just a thought if you want to market. http://www.goldencockerel.com/en-us/b2b/custom-russian-nesting-dolls-let-our-artists-create-a-doll-for-you.html

Randall WiseWolf Padilla said...

I will strongly recommend you to do a kickstarter to mass produce these. I will back you up.

Lit Is Life said...

I agree with Randall WiseWolf Padilla. If you decide to do this, my support is yours as well.

Mat King said...

Agree'd. I would purchase as well..

dutt said...

Please for the love of the old ones manufacture these :)

Angus said...

this was just pointed out to me... Big Lovecrafte fan. your work with these are awesome to say the least...

Tina Radke said...

Just discovered these. I agree with Alissia 07/10/12 and Randall 08/26/12. I would definitely support this and buy at least two sets (one to for me and at least one for a friend.) Please keep me posted if you go the route of production for sale.

Dennis S said...

Very, very cool. I would also very much be interested in buying a few sets of these! - Great work!

Dennis S.

Lynne Jamneck said...

These are gorgeous.

Arinn Dembo said...

I would order a set of these in a minute.

*chanting* "Kickstart! Kickstart!"

Courtney Pareis said...

Absolutely; I'd be all over a kickstarter for these too! I come back every once in a while to see if there's been any mention of one so I don't miss it.

BigToe said...

just spotted these somewhere else (with link back here) after a year, these still look AWESOME!!!

Michel said...

These are amazing. You totally need to get a kickstarter going. I would totally buy some of these!

Lord Battle said...

These are so fucking cool man, I was literally getting my credit card out! You have to make more and when you do let me know I want to support the hell out of it. I will for sure being putting this up on my blog right now...

Abyss said...

These are so great.

Anonymous said...

I would also by a set for a gift plzzz sell these

Stephanie said...

Yup...with my heart fluttering in my chest I was digging for my wallet as fast as I could before realizing these weren't available for purchase...yet ;) Hearts fell in love but are breaking everywhere right now... please give them hope and purpose... please find a way to get these out for sale!

Kriss Morton said...

PLEASE do you know how much money you could make? The Lovecraftian fiends (ie ME) would kill for these... I WILL NOT GO INSANE PROPERLY TILL I HAVE THEM!

Colin Stubbs said...

These would definitely sell in the UK too!!!

Anonymous said...

could you show oss the back of the dolls?

Martin Adil-Smith said...

I really like these.
Are they for sale?
How much?

Chris Grant said...

I'm wondering how these fared in the Rothick show back when you made them?

mike bilz said...

Hello Everyone, thanks again for all of your comments, it really means a lot to me to hear from people who like my work.

To answer a few specific questions:

Martin - Unfortunately, this set has already been sold.

Chris - The set did really well in the original show. From what I remember the pieces actually sold before the doors even opened.

Anon - I'll see if I can track down a shot of the back of the dolls. If I find one I'll add it to this post.

Thanks again everyone! You guys are awesome!

Isaac Monfort, guardião do cemitério said...

After being told about this by a friend, there are five us interested in purchasing one or more sets. We live in Brazil and its success would be huge here.