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~ Friday, October 10 ~
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The Fly is one of my favorite monster movies. I’ve wanted to do a Stock*tober card depicting this scene for the last 2 years, but I could never quite decide how to pull it off. I generally like to base the drawings for these cards directly off of shots from my chosen films (with a few tweaks for compositional reasons where necessary), but this one gave me a bit of trouble. I wanted to show Stathis' reaction to his body parts being dissolved by Brundlefly's acid as well as a nice clear look at Brundle himself, but such a shot never quite appears onscreen. In the end, I couldn’t bear to go another year without producing a Fly card though, so I settled on poor Stathis. Poor, poor Stathis.
Speaking of John Getz's character, he's got one of my all-time favorite character names in film: Stathis Borans. What an uncool name. I love it.
David Cronenberg's remake of The Fly is a tight 96 minutes long and every scene is crammed with meaty performances from Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis who have real onscreen chemistry (and had real offscreen chemistry at the time as well). In addition to being short, there are only 3 or 4 noteworthy locations in the entire film and the primary cast is comprised of just Goldblum, Davis, and Getz. There is no fat to be trimmed on this movie and it squeezes great drama out of every scene. There’s not even a denouement, which is part of why The Fly features one of my favorite movie endings of all time. The climax happens, the audience is mortified, and then the credits roll. It packs a real punch.
Then, of course, there are the outstanding practical effects, the great concept, the outstanding script…The Fly simply has it all.
…and a character named Stathis Borans.
Drawn on a 2.5x3.5” piece of bristol, inked with my beloved Tombow brush pen, colored with Copic markers, and finished off with the requisite amount of white gel pen for highlights on the extra slimy bits.
- Rian

The Fly is one of my favorite monster movies. I’ve wanted to do a Stock*tober card depicting this scene for the last 2 years, but I could never quite decide how to pull it off. I generally like to base the drawings for these cards directly off of shots from my chosen films (with a few tweaks for compositional reasons where necessary), but this one gave me a bit of trouble. I wanted to show Stathis' reaction to his body parts being dissolved by Brundlefly's acid as well as a nice clear look at Brundle himself, but such a shot never quite appears onscreen. In the end, I couldn’t bear to go another year without producing a Fly card though, so I settled on poor Stathis. Poor, poor Stathis.

Speaking of John Getz's character, he's got one of my all-time favorite character names in film: Stathis Borans. What an uncool name. I love it.

David Cronenberg's remake of The Fly is a tight 96 minutes long and every scene is crammed with meaty performances from Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis who have real onscreen chemistry (and had real offscreen chemistry at the time as well). In addition to being short, there are only 3 or 4 noteworthy locations in the entire film and the primary cast is comprised of just Goldblum, Davis, and Getz. There is no fat to be trimmed on this movie and it squeezes great drama out of every scene. There’s not even a denouement, which is part of why The Fly features one of my favorite movie endings of all time. The climax happens, the audience is mortified, and then the credits roll. It packs a real punch.

Then, of course, there are the outstanding practical effects, the great concept, the outstanding script…The Fly simply has it all.

…and a character named Stathis Borans.

Drawn on a 2.5x3.5” piece of bristol, inked with my beloved Tombow brush pen, colored with Copic markers, and finished off with the requisite amount of white gel pen for highlights on the extra slimy bits.

- Rian

Tags: horror Stock*tober Stock*Pile Comics The Fly David Cronenberg Stathis Borans Rian Miller
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~ Thursday, October 9 ~
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Slither by Joe Daxberger
I think Slither is easily one of the best horror movies made in recent years. I won’t say much, just see it if you haven’t already. Its fun and gross, with great effects and a hell of a cast. Watch it now!

Slither by Joe Daxberger

I think Slither is easily one of the best horror movies made in recent years. I won’t say much, just see it if you haven’t already. Its fun and gross, with great effects and a hell of a cast. Watch it now!

Tags: slither Stock*Pile Comics stocktober Joe Daxberger
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~ Wednesday, October 8 ~
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Yes, this list is very predictable, I know!  Tony Sedani here again with another legendary slasher killer. We got Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm St. series. I wouldn’t say I am a huge fan of this series, but definitely the original film for sure.  Something about Freddy sticks with you, and creeps you out. The original classic should always be on a Halloween playlist for anyone during October. You can see Fred Krueger in 3-D in Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991). After the 3-D version I posted the original inked version.

Tags: freddy krueger nightmare on elm street
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~ Tuesday, October 7 ~
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Just a random zombie I drew. 
-Jesse

Just a random zombie I drew. 

-Jesse

Tags: zombie stocktober
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~ Monday, October 6 ~
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For my second piece this year I’m continuing my Stocktober tradition of drawing mrs. voorhees baby boy. Being that this year is stocktober 3D! The choice was clear! My love of the 3rd entry in the franchise is due largely to a number of factors. 

*though picking up immediately following the events of the second film Jason looks completely different. 

*the numerous and hilarious reasons that people come up with to venture into the barn (where Jason spends most of the movie hiding) 

*The tribute to Halloween 

*the evil biker gang 

*Jason appearing in a flashback scene wearing the clothing he steals at the beginning of this movie 

*The 3D baseball bat, radio antenna and the saddest rubber snake in the history of film. 

*Jason getting his hockey mask

*maybe the best ending in the entire series, full of creepy smiles, crazy door smashing and jump scares a plenty. 

Ive decided to depict Jason hunting his prey inside the loft of the barn. I offer both Standard (how I watched the movie on the USA network back in the day) and 3D as this slasher classic was intended to be viewed.

see you saturday

-Joel-  

Tags: Stock*tober Friday the 13th 3d 1982 stocktober
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~ Sunday, October 5 ~
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Holy cow, is this really the third year of Stock*tober?! It seems like only yesterday that I was nervously placing my first Copic marker strokes on a 2.5x3.5” piece of bristol.
So, as per usual I’m going to be drawing all monster movie themed sketch cards for Stock*tober. I love horror movies of all types, but I’m especially fond of monster movies, and Chuck Russell's remake of The Blob is one of the finest that the 80’s had to offer. I just love how gross The Blob is. It’s essentially a gelatinous mass of stomach acid which will envelop and immediately begin to digest you. You may have a change to fight off Jason Vorhees or Michael Myers if they catch up to you, but once The Blob touches you, you’re essentially a goner. Additionally, since it can seep through just about any hole or crack, there’s almost nowhere that you’re safe.
I recently watched the original Blob from the 50’s for the first time, and while it’s obviously a classic, it’s pretty tame. Something which the 1988 version co-written by Frank (The Shawshank Redemption/The Mist/The Walking Dead) Darabont and starring Shawnee Smith (who can REALLY belt out a scream) and Kevin Dillon is not. The obvious highlight for me is perhaps the film’s most grisly death scene wherein a guy’s entire body is sucked through a 5 inch diameter sink drain. Stuff like that is why the 80’s were the prime time for monster movies. Filmmakers in those days were certainly influenced by the classic films of the past (evidenced perfectly by the fact that this movie is a remake), but they weren’t fucking around when it came to practical creature and gore effects. And I just eat that shit up.
Drawn on 2.5x3.5” bristol, inked with my trusty Tombow brush pen, colored with Copic markers, and finished off with some white gel pen and a few colored Microns.
Viva La Stock*tober!!!
- Rian

Holy cow, is this really the third year of Stock*tober?! It seems like only yesterday that I was nervously placing my first Copic marker strokes on a 2.5x3.5” piece of bristol.

So, as per usual I’m going to be drawing all monster movie themed sketch cards for Stock*tober. I love horror movies of all types, but I’m especially fond of monster movies, and Chuck Russell's remake of The Blob is one of the finest that the 80’s had to offer. I just love how gross The Blob is. It’s essentially a gelatinous mass of stomach acid which will envelop and immediately begin to digest you. You may have a change to fight off Jason Vorhees or Michael Myers if they catch up to you, but once The Blob touches you, you’re essentially a goner. Additionally, since it can seep through just about any hole or crack, there’s almost nowhere that you’re safe.

I recently watched the original Blob from the 50’s for the first time, and while it’s obviously a classic, it’s pretty tame. Something which the 1988 version co-written by Frank (The Shawshank Redemption/The Mist/The Walking Dead) Darabont and starring Shawnee Smith (who can REALLY belt out a scream) and Kevin Dillon is not. The obvious highlight for me is perhaps the film’s most grisly death scene wherein a guy’s entire body is sucked through a 5 inch diameter sink drain. Stuff like that is why the 80’s were the prime time for monster movies. Filmmakers in those days were certainly influenced by the classic films of the past (evidenced perfectly by the fact that this movie is a remake), but they weren’t fucking around when it came to practical creature and gore effects. And I just eat that shit up.

Drawn on 2.5x3.5” bristol, inked with my trusty Tombow brush pen, colored with Copic markers, and finished off with some white gel pen and a few colored Microns.

Viva La Stock*tober!!!

- Rian

Tags: horror The Blob Rian Miller Stock*Pile Comics Stock*tober movies
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~ Saturday, October 4 ~
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Joe Dax here, back at it for Stocktober. I gotta thank the boys from Stock*pile for having me back again this year for one of my favorite projects! My first card for this year is The Master from the vampire outbreak show The Strain on FX. I like this show quite a bit, especially the design of The Master here, which is basically Nosferatu on steroids. I hope you dig it, and stay tuned for more.

Joe Dax here, back at it for Stocktober. I gotta thank the boys from Stock*pile for having me back again this year for one of my favorite projects! My first card for this year is The Master from the vampire outbreak show The Strain on FX. I like this show quite a bit, especially the design of The Master here, which is basically Nosferatu on steroids. I hope you dig it, and stay tuned for more.

Tags: Stock*Pile Comics Stock*tober the strain
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~ Friday, October 3 ~
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Back at it again!  Tony Sedani here (the lockout is over). I love October, and all that comes with it, especially horror movies!  But the best part is my buddies and I creating horror themed art during the month of Stock-tober at stockpilecomics.com!  So since it’s the third year, it has been labeled as Stock-tober 3-D.  And I decided to keep with the theme and give you 3-D versions of your favorite slasher characters of all time!

First up is a character who’s simplistic design strikes fear as he stands and stares. Michael Myers, from the classic John Carpenter’s Halloween.

And I attached the original ink drawing afterwards for a better look.

~Tony

Tags: michael myers halloween 3-d slasher
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~ Thursday, October 2 ~
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Stocktober is back. Unlike everyone else I don’t get excited for halloween stuff.I participate because its fun. So here we go again.
Today is Voldermort. Ohhhh so scary. Spooky!
-Jesse

Stocktober is back. Unlike everyone else I don’t get excited for halloween stuff.I participate because its fun. So here we go again.

Today is Voldermort. Ohhhh so scary. Spooky!

-Jesse

Tags: voldermort harry potter stocktober
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~ Wednesday, October 1 ~
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Stocktober 3D starts Now! my first piece this year is from the Tom Savini’s 1990 remake of “night of the living dead” 

Why the remake? why not.

Ive always been a fan of Tom Savini’s practical effects and of practical effects of the same era for that matter. Forget CGI! give me Latex, foam rubber,  Paint, corn syrup, puppets and miniatures all day. Thats the stuff of real movie magic. Though some of it may not have aged as well as others, the practical effects of the 80s-90s hold up far better then the bleak cgi ruled days of the late 90s early 00’s 

if you’ve never seen this remake, I recommend it, but be warned the original “nights” is in public domain and a series of poorly made remakes and prequels have popped up the last couple of years. 

-Joel- 

Tags: stocktober 3d night of the living dead
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