Monday, October 31, 2011

This Just In...

Hey everybody! ABC News finally figured out what you and I knew all along! Zombies are cool!!

Check out THIS LINK to see their report on zombies in general, as well as a look behind the scenes of the most amazing show on television today.... The Walking Dead!

So glad I watched that video! Otherwise, how would I have known??

Aim high. Run fast. No duh.


Happy Halloween!

It's finally here! The ONE day when it's completely cool and expected for you to dress like a axe-wielding psychopath, and receive free candy from your neighbors!

Of course, there's always the possibility of a zombie apocalypse (fingers crossed), and you never know when a real life Michael Myers will appear from the shadows, swipe a kitchen knife from your counter and go crazy on your baby-sitter, but overall it's a pretty cool time!

And hey! I have a great idea! In between canvasing neighborhoods, TP-ing your brothers house, or egging the car of your childhood english teacher, stop by the B'hold Designs STOREFRONT! Sure, we're an internet business, but we'll have loads of imaginary candy out all night long! Browse around the stockroom, check out the merchandise.... you just mind find the perfect "treat" for your little monster!

Happy Halloween!!

Aim high. Run fast. Be safe.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Big Favor From Cafepress!!

Ever heard of the online mega-store CAFEPRESS? It's the site thru which my STOREFRONT is hosted, and they are currently doing me a big favor! If you go to their home page, you'll see MY shirt design out front for their "Lock and Load" zombie promotion!! Cool huh?

Many thanks to them for doing so, as it has helped my sales greatly!

So, stop by and pick something up! Sure Halloween is nearly come and gone, but zombies don't follow a calendar. Besides, Christmas is right around the corner, and you just might find the perfect gift for that special weirdo in your life.

Aim high. Run fast. Buy stuff.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Almost Halloween!

Hey everyone!

What a great time of year! The leaves are blowing down the street... the skies are overcast... grinning jack-o-lanterns on every porch.. spooky isn't it? It just 'screams' (like that?) of scary movies.

Of course we all know the Halloween movie series. I love them. Not ALL of them... (can't stand H3) ... but the majority are pretty darned cool. Personally, I prefer old school to the Rob Zombie revamps, but his are pretty cool too. Very dark.

My recommendation for you tonight is to shut off all the lights, curl up on the couch and dive into a Halloween marathon! You might regret it, but not until bed time.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Sensational Sell-ebrities! ... pt. 8

It's been a while since I've done one of these, so let me refresh your memory as to what it's all about… The "Sensational Sell-ebrities" blog entries are dedicated specifically to the Hollywood elite who have NO idea I exist, but whose star power would reeeeeeeally help me sell some stuff. LAST TIME it was the main stars of AMC's The Walking Dead… and today features one particular character from that program.

I present to you, Mr. Norman Reedus!

Mr. Reedus plays "Darryl Dixon" on The Walking Dead….a character I didn't like very much in the beginning, but have now come to admire. While he has his quirks (if you can call bigotry a quirk), he has climbed the ladder of respect in terms of zombie defense and disposal.

With his crossbow and hunting/tracking skills, Darryl Dixon is someone you definitely want with you when facing the undead. His silent kills (because bullets attract the horde) are legendary and, quite frankly, ninja-like. His fearlessness and precision will be gushed over by zombie nerds for eons to come.

Now imagine Mr. Reedus at a comicon or some other event wearing the ULTIMATE CAMOUFLAGE from B'hold Designs! Talk about a crossbow bolt in the arm for sales!

SO…(Robert Stack voice)…if YOU happen to see Mr. Reedus at the crossbow range, or skinning raccoons along the river bank, tell him there's one more thing he could be doing to insure his survival in a post-apocalyptic world…then, while he's got you pinned against the wall with a bowie knife to your neck, simply direct him to my website, and know that angry, steely glare that makes you want to pee yourself is just his way of saying 'thanks.'

Aim high. Run fast.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Thank Goodness for Computers

A lot of designers are very talented in traditional art as well as digital. I am not one of those people. Seriously, at best, I'd make a decent Pictionary partner. That's it.

Thank goodness for computers.

This is an image I created a while back that I've recently revamped and "spruced" a little. It was completely for fun, which means I got zero dollars for it. Unfortunately, MOST of the projects I love to work on make me bupkis, but that's ok. I still enjoy creating them.

A combination of two different renderings, this image was created using a cool 3D program called Bryce. I set up the ship and the waterscape, and then a separate one for space. Then, using Photoshop, I brought them both together and added a few extra touches.

Maybe I'll print it out and paste it to a canvas to make myself feel better.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

When Worlds Collide

It's no secret to those who know me that I'm a big fan of NBC's The Office. Since the pilot episode I have followed the insane careers of the good (and slightly kooky) people of Dunder Mifflin.

I first collided their world with the undead a while back when I gave my idea of which of the cast I thought would survive a zombie apocalypse and for how long.

Now, it seems that Jim and Pam have fallen victim to the bite of the undead! I present to you "Office Zombies"

The quote on the image is an actual quote by office weirdo Dwight. See it HERE.

And remember - YOU TOO can be zombified, thanks to the scientific geniuses deep within the core of B'hold Designs! All the info can be found HERE.

Aim high. Run fast. That's what she said.


Oh!! One more thing! Halloween is coming! So be sure and check out my GIFT SHOP for all your zombie gear! With all kinds of sizes, styles and merchandise, I'm sure we have SOMEthing to spice up your holiday party! And with our "spend as much as you want" policy, you'll be welcomed with open arms.... decayed, but open.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I Did NOT See THAT Coming!

Before anyone makes a "that's what she said" joke, I'm referring to the crazily out-of-the-blue ending to the season premiere of The Walking Dead on AMC last Sunday.

Warning...if you have yet to watch it, the following (and any comments) will contain a spoiler or two.

Wow! What a premiere! We've all been waiting for nearly a year to rejoin Rick and the other survivors as they make their way away from the CDC toward Ft. Benning, GA (a real place in which my dad was once stationed).

Low on gas, and leaning heavily on each others nerves, the crew got a good distance down the road before running into the "freeway graveyard"... a collection of vehicles driven by people long since dead or UNdead. It's at this point that we see another horde... maybe not as large as the one Rick encountered on horseback last season, but a menacing one, none the less.

Diving for cover, the majority of survivors laid under cars waiting for the dead to finish shuffling by (did anyone ELSE think that a zombie would fall down and spot them?).

T-Dog and Darryl weaved in and out of crashed vehicles to avoid being spotted, while a peeved Andrea spent her time battling a zombie in the RV.

I LOVED this scene... I personally felt the suspense was built up extremely well. Frightening...tense... and amazing.

By the way, did you notice the awesome kill Darryl made to save T-Dog? What did he use? Was that an icepick? Whatever it was, Darryl is my new favorite zombie killer. That guy is a ninja... and afraid of no one.

Poor little Sophia...just couldn't wait to get out from under that car, which led to her being chased by two undead into the deep forest. Rick saved her life, but she somehow became separated and is currently MIA.

While searching for her, the group come upon a camping tent. Inside is a corpse...a real one, not a zombie. As the camera pans down to show the gun in the dead persons hand, there is a large button on his jacket. I tried pausing my DVR many times to read what it said and couldn't. Anyone out there get a look and have any idea?

Finally, the big finale..... who saw that coming? A nice, peaceful moment between one of God's unspoiled creatures of the forest, and a child... Carl... then BANG!! I was flabbergasted! So, who did it?? I have a buddy that's thinking it's Merle. Remember him from episode two last year? Darryl's brother whom they left on the rooftop sawing thru his own wrist to get away from the undead?

Despite the fact that he's a jerk supreme, I'm not sure he would take out his anger on a child...but then again, Rick IS the one responsible for handcuffing him on that roof.

I'm anxious to hear your thoughts on the premiere, as well as your ideas on where it will go from here! Shout out, zombie fans!

Aim high. Run fast.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Connor!

Hey everyone! My youngest son, Connor turned 12 today!

His poor mother was sick during most of the pregnancy, and when he was born he had a slight case of jaundice (long gone), and he currently has some food allergies that just don't seem to want to go away, but he sure doesn't let it hold him back. He's got more energy and enthusiasm for life than most people I know!

I wish you all could know him. He's funny, handsome (of course) AND...he's a gifted artist! That boy can draw some really cool stuff...

Happy birthday, little buddy! I love ya!

Your zombie dad


Hopefully by now you've all come to realize how much I love love LOVE the AMC show, The Walking Dead. I'm sure you've heard me blather on and on about the drama, character interaction, horrific suspense, and of course the freakishly awesome zombies.

Well, after nearly an entire YEAR of waiting, Season Two starts TONIGHT!!

But what if you never got around to watching the FIRST season? First of all, shame on you... secondly, it's ok. They're running a complete marathon of the 6 episode first season today starting at 2:30 pm Eastern time (with season 2 premiering at 9 Eastern) so you can get completely caught up.

So load your shotgun, prep those molotovs and kick start those DVR's ladies and gentlemen, and get ready for the "resurrection" of the single greatest television show of our time!

Aim high. Run fast. Tune in.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Zombie Frank!

I am beside myself with anticipation. I am busting out of my skin (and not just because I'm gaining weight).


Because this Sunday is my son's birthday! Oh, and also the premiere of WALKING DEAD SEASON TWO!!!

PLEASE tell me you've seen it. It is the most fantastic show on tv! I never thought I'd see such a fantastic television show centered around life during the zombie apocalypse, but that is truly what it is. I know. I've mentioned that before. I love it. You get it.

I also remember mentioning how cool the original director, Mr. Frank Darabont, was in not only accepting one of my shirts, but writing me such a great thank you! (catch up on the whole story HERE)

So when it came to zombifying someone this week, it was an easy choice....for my birthday boy. He's the one who suggested Mr. Darabont, and it makes perfect sense, considering the timing of the second season.

I present to you, Zombie Frank!

Have you noticed that the addition of flies have kind of become a staple in my images? I like them! I feel they help convey that "rotting" if the dead flesh weren't enough.

Aim high. Run fast.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Trick or Treat or Brains!!

It's nearly Halloween! Soon the leaves will be blowing down the streets, the sky will grow gray and little kids will go door to door begging for candy and throwing eggs.

Know what else you might be seeing soon? Zombies.

With the state of the world today (disease, war, chemical sprays, bio-weapons, Big Macs) it's only a matter of time before we're all swinging ball bats at the neighbors for trying to bite us. Might as well get prepared, right?

What better way to prepare then with The B'hold Designs Official Ultimate Camouflage! It reads "In Event of Undead Attack, the Bearer of this Label is considered Zombie Friendly! Do Not Eat!" What better way to deter a zombie than to say "hey buddy! I'm on your side!" Your new found "friendship" will inspire your attacker to move on, thus allowing you to deliver the killing blow without resistance.

Available in many different styles and colors, this design is also featured on different accessories to add to your personal fortification against the undead! Surprised by a zombie in your kitchen? Relax! You've got your Ultimate Camouflage Coffee Mug!

Yes, machetes, grenade launchers, molotov cocktails, M16s....they will all come in handy when the dead rise from their graves.,.and yes, it's probably true that zombies can't read. But is that really a chance you're willing to take?

Aim high. Run fast. Do not eat!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Reach Out and Bite Someone...

I broke my phone today. Well, the glass face of it. Kind of a pain, but there's a repair place down the street that fixed it in less than 20 minutes. Quick and convenient...and that's what got me thinking. In a zombie apocalypse, there are no quick fixes.

Imagine being on the run from the undead...either to your car or down some stairs, or wherever the apocalypse might find you. You'd probably be glad to have a phone with you, especially if you'd somehow become separated from your loved ones. But how long would a phone actually last?

Let's assume that the apocalypse is in full swing. Traditional forms of assistance are disabled... it's chaos in the street... and also quite likely that the power is out. And, for our purposes, let's imagine that the apocalypse was only virus meteors, no massive other words, we still have towers up and standing.

Now, given that scenario, how long would a cell phone last? If I'm careful, mine can last a couple of days, and I've heard of others lasting much longer... so would you be able to gather your family/friends together in that amount of time? Could you rig a charger to a battery source? And then there's the question of reception.

Is it possible that the rapidly-fading-from-use land line phone could be the savior? Your cell may give out, but what about that old gas station down the street with the filthy wall mounted unit? If poles are still up, it might be just what you need to make contact.

Your thoughts?

Aim high. Run fast. Phone a friend.


Monday, October 3, 2011

World Zombie Day!

Sound the sirens and load your shotguns!

Zombies have finally been rewarded for their 'rise from the grave' of obscurity & ridicule, to the 'Jeffersonian deluxe apartment in the sky' of pop culture!


Zombie walks and pub crawls are popping up all over! Check locally, and you might find one near you! Here's a list of some being held around the United States.

Hold your decomposing head high and celebrate this long overdue honor for fans of the undead everywhere...and the next time your home is under siege from a horde of moaning, staggering zombies, show your respect for this misunderstood cinematic creature, and think for a moment about the struggle they've endured to claw their way to popularity .... THEN throw the molotov.

Aim high. Run fast.