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Seth Grin - Stephen King's 'The Regulators' by karcreat
Seth Grin - Stephen King's 'The Regulators'
My favorite passage from the Stephen King/Richard Bachman book, 'The Regulators'...originally a color stock photo, I airbrushed in the eyes and mouth features by hand.
Daark Valley Poster by karcreat
Daark Valley Poster
Homage poster I created for my Daark Orphanage project, based on the infamous Haunted Mansion poster...
'Rigor Morris' Concept Poster by karcreat
'Rigor Morris' Concept Poster
I posted this to Facebook, sans any story favorite one that was suggested:

"So the little girl has her cat, and the cat is really old but she believes he really has nine lives. When he loses his eighth life, but doesn't come back, the girl asks her neighbor (or brother, whatever) if he knows how to raise the dead. He tells her you can't raise the dead, but you can commune with them...

So they call up Rigor Morris! You know, through some wacky means - Necronomicon, say his name three times, paint red spots on the mirror at 3AM, whatever. Rigor Morris shows up, sings a song about the land of the dead and bringing the voices of the Long Gone and Half Gone into the mortal realm. He tells her the cat is only Half Gone but the clock is ticking to bring him back..."


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Kevin Karstens
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Cartoonist, Illustrator, Animator.

Maintaining 'Karstens Creations' since 1994 (…), Resume includes publication in CRACKED magazine, CARtoons, STARLOG, Rue Morgue, AVN and others.


I'd call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse.
- 'What's Up, Tiger Lily?'

The mind of the fundamentalist like the pupil of the eye: the more light you pour on it, the more it will contract.
- Vin Secular

When a Theist goes 'militant', people DIE...when an Atheist goes 'militant', bad ideas DIE...DESERVEDLY.

'Not all Republicans are bigots but most bigots are Republicans.'
- Bill Maher

Current Residence: Boise ID
Favourite genre of music: Classical
Favourite style of art: Classical Animation (2D)
Favourite cartoon character: Brian the Dog, 'Family Guy'
Personal Quote: "Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable."
- Cesar A Cruz
I LOVE dark rides.
And haunt themed stuff.

Although I have not had access to a house or yard to 'haunt' at Halloween for well over 20 years (we live in an apartment, the wife and I) I have wanted to create a dark ride inspired by Disney's Mansion since I was about 8 years old, back when my kid sister and I created 'rides' in our backyard (complete with fully operational animatronic figures, powered by record players, audio on cassettes and black light effects) which we pushed neighborhood kids through in a wheel barrow at 25 cents a head...

Well, if I can't build one full scale, I decided to do the next best thing, and I am currently creating a 'haunted' theme in miniature/via CGI and models, which I am filming with a handheld DV camera to achieve a 'POV' experience...

I've also started a website to chronicle the entire project and showcase behind the scenes info, artwork and video...if you are a dark ride fan/love Disney's Haunted Mansion (but perhaps a bit more 'dark'), let me know what you think...…


  • Listening to: Danse Macabre

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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
FidoArtz Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday
Chopfe Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :D
karcreat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL...more than likely, yes...commissions (Disney parody stuff) have been keeping me from 'personal work' for the past few months, but the theme of 'movie related art' is always of interest to me, yes...;)
FrogGod1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
any plans to do more movie based drawings?
-sigourney weaver (alien)
-daryl hannah (splash)
-michelle rodriguea (fast and furious)
-milla jovovich (resident evil, 5th element)
-carrie anne moss (matrix)
charlies angels
Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
EdGarcia Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
There is a saying that goes "Your body is a Temple." so you should treat it with the respect ,care and dignity that goes along with that. I've read that it's your birthday. So what the hell go out there and treat your body like a three ring circus tent.
karcreat Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL...thanks, man...I kinda did just THAT, actually....:)
Chopfe Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome drawings, dude!
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