Monday, April 9, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Win a The Thing shirt featuring the art of Chris Kuchta


You can read SOC's interview with Chris Kuchta HERE.


If you go to horror conventions, then you know that the dealers rooms are full of visual artists of all types offering their unique takes on the horrific and macabre. Painters, photographers, digital artists, and everything else you can think of competing for your attention. As I was perusing the dealers room at Days of the Dead, I saw quite a few horror artists, may of them very good. One man’s work caught my eye and made my black horror loving heart skip a beat though. That man was Chris Kuchta. I was absolutely blown away by his art. The colors, the texture, and the feeling contained in his renditions of horror icons and scenes rivals any I’ve ever seen. These pieces belong on museum and gallery walls. Chris truly is talented. Better yet, he’s a hardcore horror fan. I chatted with him for quite a while, and I can’t remember exactly what we talked about, but we did get deep enough into horror geek territory that my friends shook their heads, gave up, and walked away. That’s when I knew he was a kindred spirit. He was cool enough to answer some questions, and I’ll be posting that interview tomorrow (actually, it's right HERE), but for now lets talk about something else he was cool enough to give me.

I told him about Son of Celluloid, and he was more than happy to let me share some of his horror goodness with you, my Cellmates. What I have for you is a killer t-shirt(size extra large) featuring a great piece based on John Carpenter’s classic The Thing. Not only do I think it's cool, not only do you think it's cool, but it carries the Carpenter seal of approval, as the legendary director told him that he particularly enjoyed the way Kuchta captured Kurt Russell’s likeness. See, there he is with the man himself. Check this bad boy out…

Yeah, that picture sucks, so here’s that close up of the artwork again…

Bad ass huh? Who wouldn’t want to sport this shirt? Well, if you’re lucky, you could do just that. Here’s what you have to do…

  1. Become a follower of the page and/or like the Facebook page HERE.
  2. Go to Chris’s website HERE. Take a look at the gallery.
  3. Leave a comment below with your name, email, and what your favorite piece from the gallery is.
Yes, you do have to do all three of those things to be entered in the drawing. It’s that simple. See, I told you it would be easy. I’ll be back tomorrow with the Chis Kuchta interview, so for now get cracking on this contest. You know you want that killer shirt. April 23 I’ll put all of the entries in the cauldron and randomly pick a winner. Good luck folks!

27 comments:

Cash Wampum said...

The name is Cash. The email is cash@horror101.ca and I have to say this guy's work is stellar. Does he have 2x cause I'm a fat ass. Love the Jason with the hockey mask with the mother shrine from part II. Its just something you've never seen before since the mask came in part three. The Klaus Kinski Nosferatu is excellent too. The Big Trouble in Little China....stellar. Oh man, that Salem's Lot is wonderful too.

SonOfCelluloid said...

The contest is for an XL, but he sells shirts up to 3XL on his site. I'm a behemoth, so it always makes me happy when people keep us big dudes in mind.

hearse haunter said...

Love his work. I want the Salems Lot when he does it on a shirt. At dragon con I bought the friday the 13th and The Tall Man shirts and at days of the dead my girlfriend got me the Freddy shirt and she got the Zombie shirt for herself. Kevin Donegan hearsehaunter@Msn.com

Matt Grizzle said...

Matt Grizzle - TheGrizzle1988@gmail.com

All of his pieces are amazing... the Basket Case,Dr.Tongue and The Funhouse are my favorites.

Mr. Gable said...

Hands down the Night of the Creeps one is the best. That encapsulates exactly how awesome that movie is.

Mr. Gable
mrgablesreality@hotmail.com

Howyoodoin said...

The Salem's Lot print rocks.

philjrubery@hotmail.com

WYLL A MINA said...

Love the Salem's Lot & Dracula prints!

LMSMITH411@yahoo.com

John Gholson said...

Met Chris at Texas Frightmare a couple of years ago. I still have my favorite piece of his, framed and hanging in my home -- Elsa Lanchester in BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN.

johngholson@gmail.com

R. Oliver said...

He has alot of cool pieces! And it's really hard to pick a favorite. But I'm gonna go with the 'Curse of the Werewolf'! I think it's awesome! Fangs for the chance to participate!

Ron

oliverspendulum@yahoo.com

NightmareManiac said...

Morgan Suszek
dontlookbehindyou@rock.com
Michael Myers - That Sepia silhouette is out of control!

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PopeJT said...

They are all great!! Hard to choose. I'm gonna go with the colorized "Creature from the Black Lagoon" since I've never seen a Creature tee this cool! Reminds me of an old Famous Monsters cover. Very nice!!

ondie said...

Ondie Daniel-aw.daniel@yahoo.com my fav is Creature from the Black Lagoon-color

Tpalace23 said...

Hey, my name is Tim Palace. My email address is bonefiedhustlerf5@yahoo.com. I thoroughly enjoy all of Chris' work. I own ten prints of his pieces. It's a bit hard to narrow down what my favorite would be, but I'm going to go with Shock Waves because it is one of my favorite films as well. Thanks.

Foto Mike said...

You're good ol sewer buddy AJ here. And my fav is ,without a doubt, Bud the zombie from Day of the Dead!!
Ill expect my new shirt in the mail sir. Foto_mike_atl@yahoo.com

Chris kuchta said...

I am Chris Kuchta and you are all Terrific! I appreciate you all and those of you out there that i have met over the years, I hope to see you again. Good luck winning this shirt! It turned out really great!I know that someone out there asked If there would be a Salems Lot shirt, and it literally being printed right now, so keep watching!

Unknown said...

Wow, all of the prints are amazing. I personally like 'Salems Lot. Hardly enough attention is paid to this classic creepy movie. The Thing is pretty bad ass as well.
Kallie
ritapoon79@me.com

Anonymous said...

love salems lot, but i will have to say my heart belongs to the creature from the black lagoon. as an artist it is so hard to capture this awesome monster right. i think chris did an outstanding job on that piece.

ryan case
casetronaut@gmail.com
www.casetronaut.com

Anonymous said...

I have me Chris a few times at different events/fests. I think the last time I saw him was at a zombie triple feature in Illinois. Yeesh, how long ago was that? I am a huge horror (old and new) fan and his stuff is just amazing! I love seeing new items he creates.

Nikki Zalewski
nzalewski@gmail.com
Menomonee Falls, WI

Anonymous said...

I *met* Chris, grrr to my spelling mistake.

Nikki Z

Anonymous said...

I think it's safe to say that I may be disqualified for too many inane posts after this. I forgot to mention my favorite gallery picture. I love them all, but Bub holds a place near and dear to my zombie heart.

Nikki Zalewski

Anonymous said...

Hi My Name is en and my email is wlahr@msn.com
Chris is a fantastic artist and his rendition of The Bride of Frankenstein is my all time favorite.
She jumps off the page. Love it!
Thanks for your consideration
JEn LAhr

Master_Gio said...

My name is Giovanni Deldio. My e-mail is g.deldio@gmail.com.

Man, the art is amazing, ALL of them! But, the Night of the creeps is my fav!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely dig the "Lucio Fulci's Zombi" print, among all of the Texas Chainsaw stuff. And that shirt is kick ass.

I'm Amber King, aking992@live.kutztown.edu

Anonymous said...

My name is Debi-Horrorgirl3@verizon.net. My favorite portrait is Mask of the Red Death.

John said...

John Perry Jr - johnperryjr@gmail.com

All the artwork is fantastical. My favs would have to be Basket Case, The Thing and Pumpkin Head.

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