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Here's a recent private commission I completed depicting the character of Link from the video game, The Legend of Zelda. Oil paint on gessoed Masonite panel, 11 X 14 inches. 
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Donald Trump Interviewed on Fox News; Lovecraftian Holocaust Ensues

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

 

New York, New York (Dis-Associated Press) — Bankrupt real estate tycoon and American reality TV President, Donald J. Trump is not shy about shocking the public with his over-the-top antics, but no one expected that a routine network interview with him would result in ten slain Secret Servicemen and several wounded studio technicians late Thursday afternoon. 

When asked to comment upon his most recent Tweet during an interview with Fox News pundit and immigration expert, Lou Dobbs - a Tweet which accused the entire staff of the EPA of covertly being on the North Korean payroll - Trump diverted the subject towards his plans to re-develop Innsmouth Harbour, Massachusetts into an exclusive, gated enclave for the privileged élite, rechristened Trump Harbour: 

“You know, a major magazine called me a world-class businessman, and it’s true - I am world-class in every way imaginable. It’s all about competence. It’s all about leadership. I’m so competent, Lou, it’s scary. And vision? I have incredible vision. Using my superb negotiating skills, I cut an amazing deal with the Essex County Chamber of Commerce and zoning commission. There’s going be lots of condos, big condos, all the best condos . . . . and I mean ‘condos’ in the finest sense of the word, Lou. The Esoteric Order of Dagon Hall? Gone. That eyesore will be torn down and replaced with the world’s tallest concrete parking garage designed by non-Euclidean architect, Frank Gehry - one hundred storeys tall with a full-service Starbucks concession stand and Trump Harbour souvenir shop inside the payment booth, which is going to be so amazing. And an incredible eighteen hole golf course - not like the lousy ones in Scotland that have a spoiled view. As you know, Lou, I’m all about creating great job opportunities for the locals. I did a hostile take-over of the Marsh Refinery, which is now making limited edition Trump cufflinks and keychains that will only be available in my souvenir shop. It’s going to be very exclusive - no foreigners will be allowed to come near Trump Harbour, of course . . . . except for the servants, who live in the surrounding area and whose paycheques have a weekly fee deducted from them for the honour of associating with the Trump brand - which is a fantastic deal for people like this. I have tremendous love and respect for these people - you know me, Lou, I get along so well with everyone in Innsmouth - but they desperately need exposure to my great personality and brilliant business strategies to raise their game. I released my financials - they were very impressed. But a lot of these people have major personality disorders - they were very disrespectful towards me, very jealous of how handsome and successful I am . . . . which can be expected when you look like a cross between Barney Fife and Creature From the Black Lagoon, breed like a guppy and smell like the wharf at low tide. So, we did them a big favor: we rounded up all the undocumented Innsmouth residents with bad attitudes and locked them up in an off-shore prison ship. Of course, they want to rape our women, who are all very top-class, very desirable - and I should know because I’ve satisfied so many of them. We found out - and I have some incredible sources, Lou, really top-level stuff - these ungrateful losers were also plotting to out-breed us, take our jobs and poison all our best people with the contaminated fish they were planning to sell to my new exclusive seafood restaurant called ‘Trump’s’ - which is a fantastic success, by the way - all the best celebrities are raving about it. Kim Khardashian was just saying the other day that the fugu putanesca was so incredible that it made her clitoris go numb - which is a pretty amazing thing for someone like Kim. Many of the Innsmouth people we didn’t arrest, deport or relocate couldn’t be considered ‘real’ Americans, anyway. Most aren’t even human - which amounts to the same thing - and that’s why we’ll be selling them off to medical research labs and aquariums. I have such a great relationship with these people - the only reason I’m holding off right now is because they’re paying me rent at a very special rate in our worker dormitories. I have such tremendous compassion for these people - I really do - but you don’t have to be a genius to figure out what needs to be done - and I really am a genius, you know. My people - who are the very best in the business, believe me, Lou - are crunching the numbers to see which option will be more profitable this quarter. We’re going to make Innsmouth so great again!” 

When asked about the alarming rate at which the Antarctic ice caps are melting, Mr. Trump waxed enthusiastic: “It happens all the time, Lou: ice cubes . . . . continents . . . . whatever - stuff melts because of the sun . . . . and without any help from Chinese alternative facts about global warming! But unlike those commie-retards over at the EPA, the real winners like me are seizing this as a great business opportunity. I’m already buying up big tracts of Antarctic coastline for a song. What we did to Innsmouth is nothing compared to our plans to develop Antarctica as a major tourist destination!” 

At that point in the interview, a swarm of Elder Things broke into the Fox News studio, skinned and vivisected commentator Lou Dobbs, sodomized Fox Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes with a microphone stand and abducted Mr. Trump, who was then dropped from a great height into the Atlantic Ocean, whereupon he was pulled apart like warm bread by a horde of angry shoggoths. Portions of his body are expected to wash up on the New Jersey shoreline with the other trash sometime next week.

 

Copyright 2017 © Curt C. Chiarelli

 

In Memoriam: Harlan Ellison 

by 
Curt Chiarelli 

 

Every day we lose more and more of the voices that truly mattered most. As their ranks dwindle and their achievements lose luster and fade in the public's low-wattage, low attention span - as our species is herded and blithely shuffles into the shadow lands of a new Dark Age - their ranks are not being replenished; slowly choked off by the encroachments of entropy, apathy and the conformity of the hive-mind.

These unique voices defiantly sing out and hover with a bell-like clarity above the din and muddle of human affairs, slicing through the crap and swindle of life. For those attuned to their frequency, the tone remains brilliant and undiminished by time or place; for all others, it is just more white noise crowding the already congested byways of America’s narrow, parochial mindset.
 

It is a living death to watch the culture you have spent a lifetime building hollow itself out from the inside, founder and die before you do. It's like the parent that lives to see its own children auto-cannibalize themselves. 

I try to repress these black thoughts and grim ruminations, but on days like today when we lose visionaries and artists of the highest order like author, Harlan Ellison, such musings re-assert themselves with a force that crushes my chest. He was a paladin of the lost cause, a brother-in-arms. Old Bladebones took him from us this morning and we shall never see his like again. 

Not that it matters a whit to the witless in Trump's Great UH'MUUUUR'CA. And what enrages me most is that 95% of the lumbering dullards, braying asses, nattering jackanapes and scoop-jawed troglodytes in this country who owe him the most don't even know his name, let alone have read his books. These are the ones Harlan battled against his whole life; the barbarian hordes who have now over-run the citadel. 

They have caged the children, placed eyes and ears in our most private bowers and burned the books in the glowing embers of a digital holocaust. Harlan's voice was a comfort against the chill of this evil, but now I'm almost grateful that he will not witness the final scene as the third-rate players scramble to steal the last bits of scenery before the curtain descends on this black comedy we called America.
 

Copyright 2018 © Curt C. Chiarelli

                 

 

American Horror Story: Freak Show
Behind the tawdry distractions of the illusion of choice, above the din of identity politics and partisan bickering, the sweet, seductive whisper of big money always drowns out the cry for justice and democracy.
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A new interview about my career and involvement with the "Mortal Kombat" franchise has been posted on the Brazillian game site, MemoriaBit.com.br. I wish to extend a special thanks and acknowledgement to my interviewer, Daniel Lemes! www.memoriabit.com.br/entrevis…

Donald Trump Interviewed on Fox News; Lovecraftian Holocaust Ensues

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

 

New York, New York (Dis-Associated Press) — Bankrupt real estate tycoon and American reality TV President, Donald J. Trump is not shy about shocking the public with his over-the-top antics, but no one expected that a routine network interview with him would result in ten slain Secret Servicemen and several wounded studio technicians late Thursday afternoon. 

When asked to comment upon his most recent Tweet during an interview with Fox News pundit and immigration expert, Lou Dobbs - a Tweet which accused the entire staff of the EPA of covertly being on the North Korean payroll - Trump diverted the subject towards his plans to re-develop Innsmouth Harbour, Massachusetts into an exclusive, gated enclave for the privileged élite, rechristened Trump Harbour: 

“You know, a major magazine called me a world-class businessman, and it’s true - I am world-class in every way imaginable. It’s all about competence. It’s all about leadership. I’m so competent, Lou, it’s scary. And vision? I have incredible vision. Using my superb negotiating skills, I cut an amazing deal with the Essex County Chamber of Commerce and zoning commission. There’s going be lots of condos, big condos, all the best condos . . . . and I mean ‘condos’ in the finest sense of the word, Lou. The Esoteric Order of Dagon Hall? Gone. That eyesore will be torn down and replaced with the world’s tallest concrete parking garage designed by non-Euclidean architect, Frank Gehry - one hundred storeys tall with a full-service Starbucks concession stand and Trump Harbour souvenir shop inside the payment booth, which is going to be so amazing. And an incredible eighteen hole golf course - not like the lousy ones in Scotland that have a spoiled view. As you know, Lou, I’m all about creating great job opportunities for the locals. I did a hostile take-over of the Marsh Refinery, which is now making limited edition Trump cufflinks and keychains that will only be available in my souvenir shop. It’s going to be very exclusive - no foreigners will be allowed to come near Trump Harbour, of course . . . . except for the servants, who live in the surrounding area and whose paycheques have a weekly fee deducted from them for the honour of associating with the Trump brand - which is a fantastic deal for people like this. I have tremendous love and respect for these people - you know me, Lou, I get along so well with everyone in Innsmouth - but they desperately need exposure to my great personality and brilliant business strategies to raise their game. I released my financials - they were very impressed. But a lot of these people have major personality disorders - they were very disrespectful towards me, very jealous of how handsome and successful I am . . . . which can be expected when you look like a cross between Barney Fife and Creature From the Black Lagoon, breed like a guppy and smell like the wharf at low tide. So, we did them a big favor: we rounded up all the undocumented Innsmouth residents with bad attitudes and locked them up in an off-shore prison ship. Of course, they want to rape our women, who are all very top-class, very desirable - and I should know because I’ve satisfied so many of them. We found out - and I have some incredible sources, Lou, really top-level stuff - these ungrateful losers were also plotting to out-breed us, take our jobs and poison all our best people with the contaminated fish they were planning to sell to my new exclusive seafood restaurant called ‘Trump’s’ - which is a fantastic success, by the way - all the best celebrities are raving about it. Kim Khardashian was just saying the other day that the fugu putanesca was so incredible that it made her clitoris go numb - which is a pretty amazing thing for someone like Kim. Many of the Innsmouth people we didn’t arrest, deport or relocate couldn’t be considered ‘real’ Americans, anyway. Most aren’t even human - which amounts to the same thing - and that’s why we’ll be selling them off to medical research labs and aquariums. I have such a great relationship with these people - the only reason I’m holding off right now is because they’re paying me rent at a very special rate in our worker dormitories. I have such tremendous compassion for these people - I really do - but you don’t have to be a genius to figure out what needs to be done - and I really am a genius, you know. My people - who are the very best in the business, believe me, Lou - are crunching the numbers to see which option will be more profitable this quarter. We’re going to make Innsmouth so great again!” 

When asked about the alarming rate at which the Antarctic ice caps are melting, Mr. Trump waxed enthusiastic: “It happens all the time, Lou: ice cubes . . . . continents . . . . whatever - stuff melts because of the sun . . . . and without any help from Chinese alternative facts about global warming! But unlike those commie-retards over at the EPA, the real winners like me are seizing this as a great business opportunity. I’m already buying up big tracts of Antarctic coastline for a song. What we did to Innsmouth is nothing compared to our plans to develop Antarctica as a major tourist destination!” 

At that point in the interview, a swarm of Elder Things broke into the Fox News studio, skinned and vivisected commentator Lou Dobbs, sodomized Fox Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes with a microphone stand and abducted Mr. Trump, who was then dropped from a great height into the Atlantic Ocean, whereupon he was pulled apart like warm bread by a horde of angry shoggoths. Portions of his body are expected to wash up on the New Jersey shoreline with the other trash sometime next week.

 

Copyright 2017 © Curt C. Chiarelli

 

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Curt C. Chiarelli
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Curt Chiarelli has been providing design, sculpture and illustration services for the motion picture/television, toy/collectible, video game, museum exhibit and publishing industries for 30 years. A native born and bred Chicagoan, Curt began his career early at the age of 20 when he was contracted to create storyboards for the McDonald’s Corporation.

At the age of 23 and barely out of college, he became this country's youngest production designer when he was hired by HBO to art direct a comedy feature presentation, "Men Will Be Boys".

From that point forward he began to receive a steady stream of commissions until his first major career breakthrough occurred in 1991 when he created the stop-motion animation model of the character, Goro for the Williams Electronics international blockbuster hit video arcade game, "Mortal Kombat".

In 1994 he left his staff position in the Exhibit Design Department at the John G. Shedd Aquarium to accept an invitation from Skellington Productions to join their team in the creation of the stop-motion animation models and effects for the feature length motion picture, "James and the Giant Peach". Noticing that his employment prospects were much enhanced and the weather far more accommodating, he decided to remain in the balmy climes of California for the next 13 years.

After having his work featured in the prestigious Spectrum anthologies, enjoying a rewarding collaboration with world renowned fantasy illustrator, Boris Vallejo, seeing the projects he's worked on win multiple awards, including a Cannes Bronze Lion and an Emmy nomination, tackling such high-profile commissions as the creation of the action figures for the "Halo" video game product line and the advertising campaign poster for "The Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs", he has expanded his scope of activities to the field of writing, education and gallery art. In the past 14 years he has taught advanced-level university courses, written 3 books and seen his work featured in juried group exhibitions at the prestigious Providence Art Club and Woods-Gerry Gallery at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Specialties include: Production design/art direction, sculpture and illustration for the motion picture/television, toy/collectible, video game, themed entertainment, museum exhibit and publishing industries. Educator, essayist and arts activist for the past 14 years.
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ryothehuey Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018
I am a big fan of ur work sir, I would be honored if you visited my deviant art profile and took a look at my Goro metal work. Great work sir your such an inspiration
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DaVinci41 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you! It's feedback such as your's which keeps me going!
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ryothehuey Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018
And thank you for all the faves and adding me on your watch list:-)
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Sean-Dabbs-fx Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Sheer joy looking through your portfolio here (though I am sure this is only a small fraction of it) there are so many artists that influence you in your life, directly and indirectly - and you sir have been a great influence on me - and for the most part I had never even realized, until now. Thank you :D
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DaVinci41 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hi Sean:

You're quite welcome! In a lot of cases my colleagues and I operate in complete anonymity, but when someone like you writes us messages like this they are greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Sean-Dabbs-fx Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
ha ha - yes I can imagine!

Do you get time to do any other sculpting/effects type work now-a-days? What are you working on at the moment?
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DaVinci41 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's mostly maquettes and collectibles nowadays when I sculpt. Animation Insider.com has just posted an interview with me. I've written three books in the past three years, one of which was just published as an e-book by Smashwords Editions and another one - an art instruction book for fantasy artists - in the works. And I've production designed an entertainment venue that I'm trying to get underwritten.
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