Thursday, September 29, 2011

Celebrity Make Over!

It's that time again, when I dust off my nuclear-powered bedazzler, set it on 'zombify' and just go crazy on an unsuspecting celebrity. The last two entries focused on funny men Jim Carrey (see it here), and Conan O'Brien (see it here).

So who is my latest victim? None other than zombie author Max Brooks!

Not familiar with Max? You should be! The author of The Zombie Survival Guide, Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, and World War Z, he has secured himself a seat at the "head table of knowledge" regarding all things zombie.

Max makes personal appearances all across the nation, and was recently a guest expert on the undead for Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior in a battle against vampires (I won't mention the outcome, as I haven't finished screaming "FIX!!"). 

I've sent this image on to Max himself (thru a friend) in hopes that he will love it so much that he'll hang it in a place of prominence while he entertains fellow zombie legends like George Romero, or Frank Darabont. If I get any kind of reply I'll be sure and let you know...unless it's a restraining order, in which case I may not be able to discuss it.

Aim high. Run fast.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Freebie Time!!

As a special thank you for being the absolute coolest blog followers on the planet, we here at B'hold Designs have a brand new, just for YOU wallpaper!

Totally unique, and quite possibly my grossest one yet, I present to you "Lend Me Your Ears!"

Now I know what you're thinking.... "ick..." and for that I thank you, but it might interest you to find out that the zombie ear you see is actually mine! Neat, huh? The beauty of using my own ear is that my hygiene is so terrible I had to do very little photoshop work to achieve that look!

So, plaster it on your PC's, oh fellow zombie fan, and delight in the nauseated looks on the faces of your co-workers, friends and relatives! And when they no doubt tell you that you have a serious problem (as they tell me), tap on your monitor and reply "I hear that!"

Aim high. Run fast.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Conan O'Braaainnnssss

It's celebrity zombifying time again! Last time, our victim was the beloved funny man Jim Carrey (check it out HERE). This time, it's another beloved funny man, Mr. Conan O'Brien!

I present to you, Conan O'Braainnss!

Notice the missing eye. Apparently he's been undead long enough to not only lose it, but pick up a resident spider that appears quite comfy there. He probably makes a good living with the flies being so attracted to the stench that they don't mind congregating a mere couple of inches from his web! (hope no one is trying to eat pizza right now).

OH, I submitted the image to the Conan O'Brien fan art gallery over at TBS. I haven't heard if it's been accepted, but if it is, I'll definitely let you know. In the mean time feel free to check out the other fan art on that site. There's a lot of really cool stuff!

Remember, if you think YOU would like to be zombified, it's possible! Just follow THESE STEPS.

In the meantime, may the image of "Conan O'Braainnsss" inspire you to stock up on granola and ammo!

Aim high. Run fast.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Choose Your Weapon

My sons enjoy playing the zombie apocalypse video game, Left4Dead. I love it too, but I just can't sit there forever like they can. I guess I'm old.

While the survivors of that particular zombie apocalypse are vastly outnumbered, they have some things NONE of us would have if we were ever faced with the same scenario. Guns. Lots and lots and LOTS of guns. AND the ammo to go in them!

Every so often you can find piles of ammo and fully loaded weapons (ranging from handgun to assault rifle and the occasional grenade launcher) just lying around. Usually they're accompanied by untouched first aid kits, and ready-to-use explosives. Convenient, right?

I suppose for video games it pretty much has to be that way, but what about us in the real world? What would YOU use? Do you have anything in your home/office/dorm/apartment that could be used as a weapon? A lot of people own handguns, but not everyone. What then? Power tools? A rake? I want to know!

But, here's the catch... make it something you can actually get your hands on. Keep it real. Just crying out "flamethrower" is cool, but could you get it realistically?  Maybe you could....are you, or a family member in the reserves with access to high powered weaponry? Awesome. Are you in an apartment with not even a hammer? Find something around you! Pretend your door will be broken down any moment! What can you use to defend yourself?

And while you're thinking about it, why not take the first step of zombie protection and purchase your own B'hold Designs Ultimate Camouflage....better than a flame thrower, and cheaper, too!

Sound off, zombie fans!

Aim high. Run fast. Be creative.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Marketing of the Dead!

Thanks to my buddy, Bob, I have the cool opportunity to promote B'hold Designs at a popular local novelty store! Pictured to the left is the ad design currently hanging at the store.

It's all part of an effort to build a following for this site and, in so doing, increasing the odds of survival for all mankind when the zombies come! (don't forget the Ultimate Camouflage available now!)

See that code in the bottom left corner? In case you don't recognize it, that's a handy little gizmo called a QR code. When read by a smart phone app (free) it takes the person directly to B'hold Designs! Cool, huh?

It's just one more step to help develop our network of zombie enthusiasts and, thus, an undead utopia! So, go forth, fellow fan of the fallen....and bring some more pals to our clubhouse! They'll thank you when the zombies come.

Aim high. Run fast.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pop Quiz!

Relax. It's not the kind of pop quiz we all groaned about during our school days. This one is fun!

Ok, we all know how cool zombies are and how much fun it is to watch movies about the undead....but what if they were real? Here's what I want to know (feel free to write your answers in the comment section or on your hand if you'd rather) :

1. Imagine yourself in a zombie apocalypse. Considering your CURRENT surroundings, what vehicle would you go for? Now before you say a tank with mounted flame thrower, etc..... keep this realistic based upon what is readily available to you right now. If you just happen to live near a military base, great, or if the neighbor has a hummer, that's cool too, but keep it real to your living situation.

2. What three items would you take with you? Again, before you say "helicopter" or "80 lbs of Power bars and 1000 rolls of 2-ply toilet paper" keep it (say it with me) REALISTIC. If you had to be on foot for any period of time, and you could only bring three items, what would they be?

and finally...

3. Where would you go? A relatives house? The hospital? The postoffice? The candy store? Keep it realistic based on some place you could conceivably reach in a relatively short period of time.

So take your time, think about it and let me know what you come up with! Personally, I'll be miles beneath the earth's crust in a safe room deep within B'hold Designs headquarters. I just want to know who I'll be able to call for an update once the zombies come.

Aim high. Run fast. Think hard.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Could YOU survive a horror flick? many times have you watched a horror movie and become disgusted with the women involved? Every female victim screams and cries and either runs INTO the house or UP the stairs, and most of the time while wearing little more than a towel (after all, who doesn't take a shower during a power outage brought on by a thunder storm in the middle of the woods?).

But, there is one woman that despite her high heels, or panicky nature, taps into that inner "fierceness" and gives the machete-wielding psychopath a run for his money. Her character quickly evolves from scared little rabbit to kung-fu rambolina on steroids....who is she? She's the SCREAM QUEEN.

You're one of those. You know where NOT to know to grab the dead boyfriends car keys before fleeing the scene....AND you know how to make a complicated trap that would make Fred Jones proud!

No freak with a hockey mask is going to kill YOUR dog/mom/boyfriend/sister/babysitter without a machete/chainsaw/hammer/screwdriver to the noggin courtesy of Y-O-U!!

So, come by the shop and pick up the shirt that will make any masked intruder think twice before busting in the door of YOUR summer camp shower room.

Aim high. Run fast. Kick ass.


*Design Reads: "Bona Fide Butt-Kickin', Towel-Wearin', Axe-Swingin' SCREAM QUEEN

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Jim Scarey

In the history of 'me' there are many people that have made me laugh. I am a huge fan of several different comedians...some for their stand-up, some for their skit work in various programs, and some for their work on the big screen....but only one man made tears stream down my face with laughter. That same man was so ridiculously hilarious in the film Liar Liar, that my wife went into labor just a few hours after seeing it...and she wasn't even pregnant (Just kidding...She was...and due).

That man is the legendary Jim Carrey.

I have enjoyed peering into his world so many times throughout his career, that I thought it was time to drag him into mine.

I present to you "Jim Scarey." (Click the image for a closer look)

And remember, you too can be zombified by the whiz bang scientists at B'hold Designs. Check the details here!

Now go talk to someone with your butt.

Aim high. Run fast. Alrighty then.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Skins Update, and a Plea for Help

(room for one more?)
Last month I contacted a skin company about hosting some of my designs (I had a deal in place with a different company last year, but that fell thru).

I'm very excited about the possibility of hooking up with this new company, as they are more well known. After my last message and samples, they asked me to contact them again at the beginning of next month and we could discuss things.

I'm currently working on some new designs that will hopefully grab their attention and capitalize on this "zombie renaissance" we're currently experiencing in pop culture.

But I need your help...

They are interested to hear what kind of following I have generated online, which will probably aid in their decision making process. So what do I need from you?


Now don't get me wrong. I love the "after school in my garage" gathering we have here. You have each been so great as to not only buy my designs, or read my blathering on a regular basis, but be my friends!  I truly appreciate each one of you....but at the risk of sounding greedy... I need more!

We must take to the streets of the interweb, waving our signs and chanting our slogans, so that the zombie-liciousness of B'HOLD DESIGNS will be known by every man, woman and child! In so doing, perhaps one day ALL may be able to stride down the streets in comfort, knowing that, thanks to designs like THIS, their noggin will be safe in a zombie apocalypse!

Feel free to shout the name of B'hold Designs from your roof (please don't climb up there), or paint my web address on the underbelly of a passenger jet (I wouldn't if I were you)! Personally, I plan to print a few of my blogs out, cork them in a bottle and throw it as far as I can into the ocean (Being hundreds of miles from a coastline it might take a couple of tries).

Whatever you choose to do, know that together we can increase this blogs following and, thusly, increase the number of survivors when the zombies march across our land looking to attack our gray matter with the ferocity of a great dane with a jar of peanut butter!

I thank you, loyal friend and follower of B'hold Designs....and as always...

Aim high. Run fast. Spread the Word.