Friday, November 27, 2009

From The Vault: Frankentat! - 2006

We end Boris Karloff Week where we began (almost), with a piece inspired by a blog about Frankenstein.

Back in 2005, there was a blog called Frankentat!, featuring nothing but Frankenstein-related merchandise. I don't remember how I came across it, but I remember loving its singular focus, and it was probably an influence for me starting up The Aquaman Shrine.

Anyway, the guy that ran Frankentat! saw my work, and asked if I would come up with a blog header, which sounded like a lot of fun. So I re-used the Boris Karloff as Frankenstein shot from my Universal Monster poster, and then did up a brand-new portrait of Christopher Lee as the Monster.

I put it all together, adding the blog's clever tagline, and I thought it was a nifty little piece. Frankentat! liked it too, and it sat atop the blog after that. Not too much later, the posts became increasingly sparse--sometimes a month would go by without anything new--and eventually I forgot all about it.

When searching through my vaults for a Karloff-related piece, I found this, having pretty much forgotten I ever did it. I just checked, and the Frankentat! blog is gone--as if it was never there!

Thankfully, we all have a great Frankenstein blog to follow, Frankensteinia, which inspired me to do this theme week in the first place. Thanks Pierre, it was fun!

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Pierre Fournier said...

A wonderful series you did, Rob. Thanks so much.

And I'm still looking for Boris in your Time Out piece, dammit.

rob! said...



And, re: the TONY piece--click Boris' name in the last sentence and you'll see!