Category Archives: Art

An art gallery of illustrations, comics, sketches, animations either based on nightmares or scary stuff

Michelle Belanger’s Patreon

Doktor Leech supports several creators through Patreon, and one of them is occult researcher and novelist Michelle Belanger. Watch as the Doktor opens the book bonus she sent. As he mentions in this video, his recent favorite title by Michelle … Continue reading

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UNBOXING: Aleister and Adolf

Doktor Leech is thrilled to unbox a new graphic novel by author Douglas Rushkoff and illustrator Michael Oeming!

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Montilee Stormer’s Traveling Moleskine

In this vlog, Doktor Leech opens the Traveling Moleskine, a nifty project for writers spawned by horror writer MontiLee Stormer. MontiLee assembled a list of creative types who each get an opportunity to contribute to the Traveling Moleskine. It’s sort … Continue reading

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Sadist’s Bible Kickstarter

Doktor Leech plays Bible salesman for “The Sadist’s Bible” by Nicole Cushing, specifically for the Kickstarter campaign to produce a printed version of this weird and deliciously transgressive novella. Consider contributing to help make this strange thing real. More information … Continue reading

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UNBOXING: A Cat Skull Celebration

Doktor Leech celebrates his birthday Dailynightmare-style with the gift of a cat skull from The Skull Store (http://www.skullstore.ca/). Check it out to learn a bit about the legal status and import laws about skulls as well as gaining appreciation for … Continue reading

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UNBOXING: Menton3 Painting Commission

Doktor Leech gleefully unboxes a painting he commissioned from Menton Matthews III a.k.a. Menton3 and suggests that perhaps what others are calling “Dark Art” might better be called the art of Dark Interiority. He also likens this movement to the … Continue reading

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UNBOXING: Menton3 PRINTS – First batch

Doktor Leech opens three signed art prints from Menton3 and once again does NOT remove a finger with his Happy Knife. This VLOG was filmed in mid-December before the Doktor figured out lighting, editing and how to, um, talk without, … Continue reading

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UNBOXING: Carved Bear Skull

On the Pagan holiday, Imbolc, the Doktor is once again opening a special package, and he can hardly contain his excitement. Watch as the Doktor opens this one-of-a-kind hand carved bear skull (yes, a real bear skull!) and shows off … Continue reading

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UNBOXING: Mummified Piglets

“You’ve got mail” doesn’t get much weirder than this! In this clip, the Doktor is excited about unboxing some highly unusual porcine pretties. What is the deal with this package? Why does he want them? And what will he do … Continue reading

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Cool 3-D Souvenir from Theatre Bizarre 2014

The Doktor and I have acquired quite a shelf of memorabilia from Theatre Bizarre, and my most treasured item is a 3-D souvenir portrait we had done at the 2014 Gala. True, the Doktor may have been temporarily more excited … Continue reading

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Horrific Snacks: Skull Pies!

Can a pastry truly capture the spirit of Halloween? Skull Pies from Why Not Pie certainly try very hard! The pastry takes on a pleasing bone-like appearance when cast in the form of a skull, and the fruit filling inside … Continue reading

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1xRun.com offers classy affordable art

It’s time to take down that ratty Sisters of Mercy poster, the one you taped to your dorm room wall, the one that’s followed you into this so-called adult life that you’re leading. I understand why you cling to this … Continue reading

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Gothic/Romance in Nerve’s “The Heights”

I’d intended to follow Nelly, to watch her reactions even when the focal action was elsewhere but I lost my way, so to speak, on the urban moors of Nerve’s production of “The Heights.” Such decisions are encouraged during immersively … Continue reading

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“The Heights” — Nerve’s invitation to Wander the Moors

Expect to get your hands dirty if you were lucky enough to score tickets to “The Heights,” the latest production by Nerve, the Detroit based performance company. Nerve productions typically immerse audience members inside the playing space, and their adaptation … Continue reading

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Creepy Crafts: Krampus Mask

I’ve loved Krampus — St. Nick’s horned enforcer — for years now. I’ve posted about Krampusläufen (Krampus rampage-parades) books about Krampus and the vindictive Alpine beast nearly topped the list of 10 Best Holiday Monsters a couple years back. Until … Continue reading

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Weird and Wonderful Gifts: Jessica Tenbusch’s Bone Metalwork

Jessica Tenbusch makes classy, slightly creepy metalwork that explores death as a creative force. Her Etsy shop was temporarily closed this weekend… likely because she took her one-of-a-kind stock to the DIYpsi Indie Art Fair. Seriously, one of the few … Continue reading

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Weird and Wonderful Gifts: Cyberoptix Tie Lab

Which one of these flashy hand-screened ties from Cyberoptix Tie Lab did the Doktor purchase? The photo does not clearly display all the details, so let me point out some of the features. Ties from Cyberoptix are quality products with … Continue reading

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Weird and Wonderful Gifts: Bird Skull Jewelry

Bird skulls, with their arched beaks and wide eyes, are wicked cool artifacts and also are the perfect size for jewelry. A pendant made of, say, a raven skull is a striking accessory to both an elegant goth wardrobe as … Continue reading

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Window Dressing with Nerve

Elsa and I had a play-date with Nerve, Detroit’s “consensual theatre” company, to assist their puppet all-stars who’d decided to cavort in the window of their Corktown rehearsal space. Director-provocateur Kathe Koja led us downstairs to where the cast and … Continue reading

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Weird and Wonderful Gifts: Poking Dead Things

One unexpected discovery at the Three Corpse Circus— unexpected for a film festival– was the hand-crafted jewelry of the Poking Dead Things shop. While I was surveying the grand lobby of the Michigan Theatre between screenings, the lovely display of … Continue reading

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