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Wondering what we're working on lately? Currently we are working on creating a strong financial foundation, preparing for a move to North Carolina (goal date: summer 2013), slowly building up a collection of spooky items, and starting our foray into miniature models.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Jonas and The Greatest Most Traveling Circus

One of the things I have noticed about many of my fellow horror fans is that, as a rule, we love to support independent artists. Many of us ARE independent artists in one way, shape, or form. We here at Spookytown are no exception - creativity runs in our veins, and it delights us to find new, non-processed, non-commercialized, genuine ART, in many forms. This is why, on Sundays, we will feature a new (or at the very least, new-to-us) artist on the blog.

Today we are featuring a good friend of mine: Jonas and The Greatest Most Traveling Circus.

I have known Jonas for over 15 years now; indeed, he was one of my very first 'horror friends'. We have spent many hours bonding over our love of trashy spooky flicks. We are also both aspiring writers and have spent even more hours talking about our dreams.

In addition to being a talented writer (sometimes, but not always, in the realm of horror), Jonas is also an accomplished painter. He has been painting for years, just for the sheer love of it. Recently he has shown some of his work at Nudge, a local gallery in Chicago. We are proud to own two of his paintings, which we display prominently in our home. Once Spirits Haunted Pub is open, we hope to procure some of his spookier pieces to display for sale in the bar.

This year, he has been sharing many of his short stories on a blog known as The Greatest Most Traveling Circus. He hopes to publish some of his stories in an anthology later this year.

You can see some pictures of his paintings on his facebook page here. If you like his work, please be sure to 'like' his facebook page for future updates.

Are you an independent artist who would like to be featured on our blog? Do you know someone who deserves to be featured here? Please drop us a line in the comments and let us know! There are many worthy artists out there and though we would like to, we will not be able to feature everyone. We wish everyone luck in your future endeavors, and thank you for sharing your art with us.

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