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The Cult of the Great Pumpkin, in association with Sinister Visions inc., is sponsoring its very first contest: Faces of The Great Pumpkin.

The concept is simple: Draw, paint, sculpt or otherwise create a portrait of The Great Pumpkin. That is, YOUR VISION of The Great Pumpkin. Since nobody's ever seen him (and lived to tell about it, anyway), his appearance is completely open to interpretation, and that's what we want to see! Let your imagination run wild, commit your ideas to paper, screen, sculpt or pumpkin pulp, and send it in!

Visit the Cult of the Great Pumpkin Contests Page for full details and information, and share / Tweet / spread the word!

If you're an artist with a dark streak, we want to see your work in the The World Horror Convention 2011 Art Show. Participating artists will have their work seen by hundreds of horror industry authors, publishers, editors and other macabre movers & shakers, as well as horror fans galore! Space is still available, but time is running out - if you've exhibited at WHC in the past, you DO NOT need to go through the Jury Process again - you can go to and reserve your space RIGHT NOW.

Never exhibited with WHC before? No problem - go to… and follow the simple instructions to have your work juried for the show.

Can't attend the show? We've got you covered - WHC2011 is accepting mail-ins. The address is available to any artist who has reserved space.

Questions? Contact Chad Savage at .

The World Horror Convention has featured some of dark art's most visionary artists over the past 20 years - YOU should be among them!

Head on over to and grab my newest font Unquiet Spirits, the more mature, reserved, stay-at-home cousin of Ghastly Panic. I was going to call it "Gruesome", but turns out there's a really old font with that name already. Oh, well.

Unquiet Spirits Font

Today I'm releasing a new font called October Crow.   I drew it on Devil's Night (October 30th) while watching The Crow, but   didn't have time to do the font conversion part until this holiday   weekend. Head over to and grab it!

October Crow Font

I've got two more fonts coming down the pipe, as well - Exquisite Corpse and Gruesome. I'll be releasing one per week.

Gruesome Font

  Exquisite Corpse Font

I've also added a photo gallery to the Sinister Visions Facebook Page showcasing Sinister Fonts sightings - if you have any pix to add, feel free!

I'm terrible about remembering to update my journal here on dA (when, oh when will they let us import an RSS feed??) - if you want to know what's going on with me & mine, head to
My latest painting UNDEAD will be part of MF Gallery's I NEED YOUR SKULL!!! exhibit opening May 22, 2010, in NYC. Visit for more information, and if you're in the area, go see them skulls!
  • Listening to: Front Line Assembly
  • Reading: Harvest Hill
  • Watching: Daybreakers
  • Playing: Half Life 2
  • Drinking: Jack Muthaf*ckin Daniels
Check out my painting Shadow Man at the I WANT YOUR SKULL art show at MF Gallery in May. For details visit
  • Listening to: Front Line Assembly
  • Reading: Harvest Hill
  • Watching: I Sell the Dead
  • Playing: Left 4 Dead 2
  • Drinking: Lots and lots of coffee
...but it happened anyway. 3 new paintings for Halloween, and this year, I'm a'gonna paint more, dammit!
  • Listening to: My Halloween Mixes
  • Reading: The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
  • Watching: Trick 'r Treat
  • Drinking: Pumpkin Spice Coffee
I just uploaded the 3 pieces I'll be showing at the Halloween Art Exhibit this year - it's going to be a great show!
  • Listening to: Nightmare Revisited
  • Reading: Ghost Walk by Brian Keene
  • Watching: Quid Pro Quo
  • Drinking: Hot Apple Cider
I've turned the 4 new valentine-themed paintings in my gallery into sendable valentine eCards over at -…
  • Listening to: Toroidh : Offensiv
  • Reading: Daughter of Hounds by Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Watching: The Andromeda Strain
  • Drinking: C O F F E E
I have terminated my own webstore in favor of putting everything I have for sale into the Dark Art Store (the online horror and dark fantasy art store I created shortly after, which has also been overhauled and has a stack of new dark art prints and original paintings & drawings for sale. To celebrate, I'm offering 20% off my own original artwork and art prints through January 31! Just enter Coupon Code JANU08 during checkout to receive the discount -….
  • Listening to: NON : Serpent of the Abyss
  • Reading: Daughter of Hounds by Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Watching: Confessions of a Superhero
  • Drinking: C O F F E E
Believe it or not, the next HorrorFind Weekend is only 3 months away, and that means it's time for all you dark artists out there to start thinking about the HorrorFind Weekend Horror Art Show! While the art shows in 2006 & 2007 were very successful, we found that the silent auction system we were using caused more problems than it solved, so we've dropped it in favor of a straight-up cash-and-carry system. This will make things simpler for the artists involved, and for the show attendees, and should facilitate a lot more sales! Dark artists everywhere are encouraged to submit their work and participate in the show; juried artists may register RIGHT NOW at…

The  9th Annual Halloween Art Exhibit -  October 19 - 31st , 2007 Mars Gallery 1139  W. Fulton Market, Chicago. Join us for the newest  edition of the HAE! All new artists and your fiendish favorites return for the  greatest exhibition yet! Opening  reception: Friday, October 19th, 7pm - 11pm, $5 donation. Saturday, October 20th: 10:00 pm: Neil Tobin, Necromancer, star of the long running  show, "Supernatural  Chicago", will perform "A Necromantic Evening," a haunting mixture of the psychic and  magical. $15 includes admission to the exhibit & show. Closing reception: Wednesday, October  31st 7pm - 11pm.  Music from The Sam Saunders Machine 9 pm. Mars Gallery is open to the public.  Gallery hours: Tuesday & Wednesday by appointment. Thursday 12 - 7pm.  Friday & Saturday: 12 - 6pm. For more information visit

Halloween Art Exhibit 2007

  • Listening to: The Unquiet Void : Poisoned Dreams
  • Reading: Edgewise by Graham Masterton
  • Watching: Halloween Cartoons!
  • Eating: Cold Medicine
  • Drinking: Earl Grey, and lots of it

The 9th Annual Halloween Art Exhibit Call for Artists! Deadline for entries September 20th, 2007

We invite artists everywhere and beyond to submit art for the 9th Annual Halloween Art Exhibit! We are currently accepting applications for the 2007 show to be held in at Mars Gallery in Chicago this October. You need not live in the Chicago area to participate, display and promote your work with the HAE. See the Call for Artists page to download the application and all the necessary details! ... There is limited space in this exhibit so submit your materials today!

  • Reading: Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
  • Watching: Perfect Creature
  • Drinking: Jack & Coke
  • Listening to: Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
  • Reading: Fangoria Magazine
A couple of months ago Norm Lanier from Haunted Portraits approached me about licensing a few of my paintings to turn into 3D lenticular images and, after much anticipation on my part, the first one has been released! HALcLOWnEEN is now available in 3D HERE, with 2 more images forthcoming.

These prints are 11x14 lenticulars; the "Haunted Portraits" that appears in the preview image does NOT appear on the print itself. I will have a few of these for sale at my booth (#302) at HAuNTcon. Each 3D "Enchantograph" is limited to a series of only 250 and each comes individually numbered and with a matching certificate of authenticity. Order yours now to ensure a low series number. Remember: Once they're gone, they're gone. has posted an interview with Chad Savage.
Chad Savage will be participating in the group art show/event Vile Valentine at the Nineteen Hundred and One Gallery at 1901 W Belmont in Chicago, Feb 9th & 10th, 8:00pm - 11:30pm, 21+.

I'll be on The Lost & The Damned's Artist Chat tonight @ 9:00 pm EST with fellow artist and alumnus Jill Bauman - stop in and say "hi" -… .
HorrorFind Weekend is pleased to announce the SECOND Horror Art Show, March 2-4 at the SPRING edition of HorrorFind Weekend 2007!

The first Horror Art Show was a huge success for both artists and convention attendees alike, and the second one promises to be even better with more space for artists (meaning each artist can get more space, and there's space for more artists!).


HorrorFind Weekend wants YOU!

There is an open call for artists to participate in the Second Horror Art Show - this is one of the ONLY strictly horror-themed convention art shows in the United States in 2007! Get your work in front of THOUSANDS of horror fans!

Full details for submission and participation can be found at…!

Questions? Contact organizer Chad Savage at
Just in time for the Halloween Season 2006 - a coffin's-worth of goodies from!

Chad Savage has completed and posted 2 new Halloween-themed paintings for the upcoming 8th Annual Halloween Art Exhibit - you can check'em out at the Sinister Gallery.

The paintings ("HALcLOWnEEN" and "Jack In, Jack On, Jack Out") are available as signed and numbered prints from the Sinister Store.

Both of those paintings and last year's Jack the Reaper are now available to send as Halloween eCards at

One of these paintings is also available as the Official Halloween 2006 Sinister Visions Desktop Wallpaper, available from

While you're at, check out 2 BRAND NEW FONTS: Castle Dracustein and Nosferotica, ready for you to download for both Mac and PC.

And if you hadn't already heard, Chad recently released 2 brand new audio tracks from "The Restless Dead" and "When Animals Attack", either of which are perfectly suited to spookify your haunted attraction, Halloween party or just to lend a quiet evening at home that extra sinister edge.

The best part about all this?

FREE! FREE! FREE! (Well, except for the prints!)

Chad loves Halloween and likes to spread that love, so HAPPY HALLOWEEN from Chad and!