Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Long Beach Outbreak

2014 is drawing to a close. All too soon it will be a new year, with new possibilities, resolutions and crazy long lines for the dumbbell rack in the gym.

Next year the four-eyed whiz-bangs at B'HQ will be upgrading the old zombification machine with whistles and fancy new knobs! And, if budget allows, one of those cool electo-spheres that makes your hair stand up when you touch it!

BUT - before I could initiate machine upgrade protocol (clean it), along came our pals Holly and Tony in from Long Beach! Why? To use our phone volunteer to be zombified, of course!

So, check it out, boys and girls... the final zombies from B'hold Designs for 2014! And while you're at it, head over to the official B'HQ Zombie Horde to check out others you may have missed (and be sure to exit thru the gift shop).

Aim high. Run fast. Happy New Year!

Brett


Brett

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The "Hunger" Games

I don't know a lot about these "Hunger Games" movies, nor have I read the books so I can't really reflect on the storyline and how it may or may not apply to a possible zombie apocalypse.

I have, however, always felt that "The Hunger Games" sounds more like the title of a zombie movie than anything else, and having seen a few interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, I can't help but think she'd be totally down for starring in such a film!

So, Jen, if you're reading this (and really, why wouldn't you be?), give me a shout. I've got a few dozen scripts gathering dust in the basement of B'HQ I'd like to run past you.

In the meantime... enjoy the TRUE "Hunger Games."

Aim high. Run fast.

Brett

Monday, December 22, 2014

A New Breed of Zombie?

I don't discuss video game zombies very often, simply because I'm not a gamer and therefore don't feel qualified to judge various attempts at apocalyptic zombie horror in that context.

HOWEVER, I want to share this trailer for the zombies of "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" simply because of the names that are attached to it....and also the amazing graphics.

It's narrated by John Malkovich, who provides his talents to the game along with a few others you may know - Rose McGowan, Bill Paxton ("Game over, man! Game over!!"...it's a movie reference kiddos. Look it up.) and "The Walking Dead's" own, Mr. Jon Bernthal (Shane)!

Enjoy.



Aim high. Run fast.


Brett

Sunday, December 14, 2014

REC 4: Apocalypse

2014 is quickly drawing to a close, boys and girls, and that means it's resolution time. Now, I rarely make new years resolutions... or rather, I rarely stick to them... but this is different. This time I'm resolving to watch more kick ass zombie movies!

So, where should I start? How about with REC 4: Apocalypse coming January 16, 2015!

Check it out:




Aim high. Run fast.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Zombie Christmas

It's that time of year! People screaming as they run through the mall while being chased by the reanimated corpses of their friends and family while swinging an axe at an undead Santa or two.

Ah.. it's a magical time.



Aim high. Run fast. Merry Christmas.

Brett

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Monday, December 8, 2014

You Only THOUGHT You Were Finished Shopping

Get this... there's only a couple of weeks left until Christmas! What the heck??!?

Relax. There's still plenty of time to spend ridiculous amounts of money at the B'hold Designs Online Ultimate Emporium of Awesomeness! Pictured below are just a handful of the items you can shove down someones stocking without fear of incarceration. Check it out! We have phone cases, ipad cases, mugs, travel mugs, pillows, posters, shirts, hoodies, yadda, yadda, and MORE yadda!!

AND... for a limted time you can take 20% OFF EVERYTYHING simply by mentioning my name! Well, technically you have to use the code BONUS20.

What are you waiting for? That photo of Miley and Paris making out will be there for a while! Go! Hurry! Click stuff!!















Aim high. Run fast.




Sunday, December 7, 2014

Talking Zombies with Nathan Fillion

It's nice to hear from a celebrity that loves AMC's "The Walking Dead." It's even nicer when it's somebody as cool as Nathan Fillion.

Enjoy.



Aim high. Run fast.


Brett

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Pass the Ketchup

It starts out innocently enough... you and your brand new sweetheart step into a restaurant, fast food joint, or a cruise through a drive-thru. You order french fries and ask your beloved if she'd like some as well.

Her response? "No thank you. I'm not very hungry."

"Are you sure?"

She smiles sweetly and replies "I'm sure."

Your food arrives and before you even have time to open your ketchup packet, she reaches over and steals one of your french fries. You look at her in disbelief. She smiles and your heart melts. And it happens again... and again.

You say, "I thought you didn't want any french fries."

Her reply? "I don't want a whole order to myself. I'll just have some of yours."

You stare back at her in disbelief. You ordered food that YOU wanted to eat. You gave her an option to have food that SHE could eat. Why didn't it work out that way??

With a half smile you say "ok" as she takes a few more.

The above scenario is one that happens every day all over the world, but it doesn't have to! Stand up with me, fellow husbands and boyfriends, and let your significant other (and everyone around you) know that it's not ok! Let them know they need to GET THEIR OWN DAMN FRENCH FRIES!

This design is available on shirts, phone skins and much more, so CLICK HERE to get your own and let the revolution begin!

Aim high. Run fast. Pass the ketchup.


Brett

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wrap Your Apple!

Every family has at least one.... that one person on their Christmas shopping list that either has everything, or wants nothing, or is just a freaking weirdo. They're impossible to shop for, aren't they?

I SAY THEE, NAY!!

Hop on over to the B'hold Designs Ultimate Emporium of Awesomeness and rejoice at the huge assortment of crazy crap that will put an end to your shopping woes!

What's that? You say you've already purchased all the tshirts I have three times over? In that case, would a fourth time kill ya? If so, you're in luck because we also have stuff for your iPADS.....


and iPHONES.......


That's right, boys and girls, now you can "wrap your apple" with the latest in creepy/gross/stupid designs money can buy!

So what are you waiting for? We're open 24/7 and we're on the internet so we don't care how you're dressed.... just 'click' on over and SPEND LOTS OF MONEY.... seriously.. I have bills and stuff.

Aim high. Run fast. Shop.

Brett



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Zombies vs. Maggots??

You have to love the idea of a zombie apocalypse.

Besides the benefit of being able to sleep as late as you'd like (provided someone keeps watch), there's the sheer coolness of playing tag with the undead version of your uncle Leon! Only this time you could smack him with a tennis racket and he wouldn't care!

But would it last? Could zombies really take over the world?

The answer is yes...but not for long.

It turns out that the best ally we have in the war against the undead is nature itself. And nature's toughest hombre? The tiny maggot. Yep.

Check it out:



Aim high. Run fast. Who knew?

Brett

Monday, December 1, 2014

Lost, Found, and Lost Again...

Warning: Spoiler's Below

Last night was the mid-season finale of AMC's "The Walking Dead" and it hit the ground running... literally.

With officer baldy (his name escapes me, no pun intended) on the run, Rick wasn't far behind. Had this happened a couple of seasons ago, officer baldy might have been ok, but this is season 5 Rick and he doesn't take any crap and now he can add vehicular assault to his laundry list of post-apocalyptic necessary craziness.

But the big talk of the night is, of course, the loss of Beth who decided in the last second of the hostage trade to stand up to Dawn and stab her with a pair of scissors. Dawn retaliated with a bullet to Beth's head and then made the "oops" face just before a very pissed off Daryl paid her back at point blank range.

Let's hear it from the cast and crew themselves:






By the way.... MORGAN IS GETTING CLOSER! Did you see his face when he saw Rick's name on that map? February can't come fast enough!

Aim high. Run fast.

Brett

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Duuuude.......

Ever daydream about being the big hero? Something like, Jennifer Aniston's shower stops working and only you have the ability to fix the issue while bringing her a washcloth-sized towel? Ok, maybe that's just me.

How about a zombie day dream? Many times, while elbowing my way to the macaroni and cheese, I have imagined going "Ash" on the zombified patrons of my local retail giant all to the applause and loving sighs of Jennifer Aniston in a washcloth-sized towel.

Now you can tell the world how you would come through in a zombie apocalypse simply by wearing a t-shirt!

B'hold Designs presents, the "Dude" design.

It reads: "Dude! If the zombies came I'd be like "Whoa!" and you'd be all like "I know, right?!" and then I'd be all "Bang! Bang! Pow!" with my shotgun and they'd be all like "Holy crap! We're dead again!" That would be awesome"

Poetry ain't it?

So zip on over to my STORE where you can pick up this little number for yourself and expect the fist bumps, high fives and knowing smirks to come rolling in as everyone (with the patience to read t-shirts with long messages) will no doubt rest a little easier knowing you've got their back.

Aim high. Run fast. Dude.

Brett

Saturday, November 29, 2014

New Zombie Artwork

Ok... I've been REALLY bad about keeping this blog updated lately. Normally, I would come up with some kind of ridiculous excuse as to why I've been so neglectful lately, but this time my ridiculous excuse is completely valid. The B'hold Designs headquarters had a nasty infestation of sasquatches that kept pooping in the break room and shedding hair all over the computer equipment, and it took weeks to set up and empty all the traps (ever try to set a sasquatch sized mouse trap? It's tricky.).

Anywho - I'm back, AND I've got some new zombie artwork in honor of one of the characters from my very favorite tv show, AMC's "The Walking Dead."

Say hello to zombified Carol!

Now, let me be clear. I really hope Carol doesn't die in tomorrow's mid-season finale. I just really wanted to zombify her.

As always you can see her, and the rest of my zombie horde by clicking HERE.

AND DON'T FORGET!!!! Christmas is coming and I have tons of ridiculous shirts and stuff that I would love to unload on sell to you wonderful people! 'Why worry about zombies at Christmas' you ask? Simple. Because grandma might get run over by a reindeer... and get back up.

So, run over to my STORE just as fast as your little mouse will click, and stock up on all the zombie gear your credit card can handle, fellow fans of the undead, because as I've always said..... you need stuff, and I need money.

Aim high. Run fast.

Brett

Zombie Horde
B'hold Designs Store

Monday, October 13, 2014

Holy Crap!!

The title of this blog serves two meanings. (spoilers ahead!)

1. I overslept the last 6 months or so and just woke up about ten minutes before last nights season premiere of AMC's "The Walking Dead" (boy, did I have to pee!)

and, 2. What an amazing season premiere for season five!! 

Carol (aka Rambo) literally saved everyone's bacon, or more accurately, saved them from BECOMING bacon with her marksman/fireworks/pyromaniac skills she has developed since the dead took over the world!

Want more cool news? Tyreese, who was too broken up to even knife one single walker (seriously, he took baby Judith from Carol and asked her to do it), FINALLY got his mojo back when Judith was threatened by a jerk-hole from terminus. Ah.... it was nice to see Tyreese beating someone to death again.

Fighting, amazing kills, horrific deaths and the return of a fan favorite!! What a premiere!!

Now, I could go on and on with a recap OR you could watch this video that shows you everything you'd like to know, with explanations and theories from the stars themselves. Which do you prefer?

That's what I thought. Enjoy:





But what if you're out there saying "but Brett! I totally missed the premiere because my DVR pooped itself!"

Fear not! For the next THIRTY DAYS you can watch the premiere for FREE from our pals at AMC. Just CLICK HERE and hold on to your freaking hat!

Aim high. Run fast. I need to pee again.

Brett

BRAND NEW STORE
Cool Zombies

Monday, March 10, 2014

Follow the Tracks

Warning Spoiler's Ahead:

After opening with a cool look back at Bob's life up until being discovered by Daryl, last night's episode of AMC's "The Walking Dead" continued with the ongoing quest for "sanctuary" at the mysterious town of Terminus, and hope of reconnecting with lost friends and loved ones.

Bob, Sasha, and Maggie deal with the fear of loneliness and the unknown, while Daryl and Beth come this close to making out... at least that's how it looked to me..... but before it could happen, she gets kidnapped?!? What the.....?!?

Maybe those involved can shed some light on the situation for us:




Aim high. Run fast.


Brett

Monday, March 3, 2014

Therapy of the Dead

Warning: Spoilers ahead!

Wow. How would I describe last night's episode of AMC's "The Walking Dead"? Emotional. Traumatic. Exciting..... and healing.

Poor Daryl... blaming himself for the Governor splitting everyone up and killing Herschel, and still carrying baggage from his redneck days.

Poor Beth... begging for emotional contact, missing her family and, frankly, getting very tired of Daryl's brooding crap.

Put them together and what do you get? Three years of therapy in one episode (and the added bonus of seeing sweet little Beth "flipping the bird")!

Check it out:




Aim high. Run fast.


Brett

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Doc of the Dead

Zombies are awesome. We all know it. We watch the movies, the tv show, go to zombie walks, zombie pub crawls.... we can even study them in university classrooms.

They've been around a long time, yet they've only grown to incredible popularity in the last few years. Why do you think that is?

Premiering at SXSW on March 10, and then to screens on Epix March 15 is DOC OF THE DEAD, a documentary tracking the rise of the zombie phenomenon with contributions from "Shaun of the Dead" actor-writer Simon Pegg, "Walking Dead" makeup guru Greg Nicotero, George A. Romero, and Bruce Campbell, who discusses officiating at a zombie wedding!

Check out the trailer:



And don't forget!! You can find some twisted zombie stuff at the B'hold Designs Storefront, where the customer is king..... of the dead!

Aim high. Run fast. Zombies rule.


Brett

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hot Pants, Mullets and Spray Cheese

Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

Don't you hate it when you're sitting on the toilet and some guy runs in and strangles you to death?

That was the situation Rick found him in as a group of roadwarrior-wannabes wandered into the home he, Carl and Michonne had claimed and started spitting and acting like drunk frat boys.

Glenn is now about 3 hours further down the road than Maggie, and finds himself with Sgt. Abraham Ford, whats-her-name from the Gov's camp, a "scientist" that looks and acts more like Rainman with a mullet than a Rhodes Scholar, and some hispanic chick with a chip on her shoulder and the shortest shorts of the apocalypse (lucky for her she didn't run into the guys that Rick did).

So, now Glenn's on his way back to find Maggie (on foot after previously-mentioned scientist shot up their truck trying to stop the zombie children of the corn), Rick had to sneak his way out of the house Bond-style, Carl finds out a little more about Michonne's life before the apocalypse, and Michonne finds the creepiest suicide room seen since season one!

OH! And, somehow, backwoods genius, Eugene the scientist knows how the apocalypse happened and how to fix it (but it's classified of course)!

Here... I'll let them explain:




Aim high. Run fast.


Brett

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Returned

Here's an interesting spin on the zombie story line...

"The Returned" takes a look at what the zombie-infected world would be like if there were a treatment (not a cure, a treatment). What if your neighbor was infected, but taking a very expensive drug that kept the zombie tendencies at bay? Would you trust them? What if one of your loved ones were on the medication?

Naturally, in the film there is a movement of people that DON'T trust them and think they should be disposed of. One member is quoted as saying "These people are time bombs...They're a menace."

What side would you take?

Check it out:



Aim high. Run fast.


Brett

Monday, February 17, 2014

Super Glenn to the Rescue!!

Warning: Spoiler's Ahead!

Wow! So much in last night's episode of AMC's "The Walking Dead!"

Judith is alive (and cranky), Tyreese is on diaper patrol, Darryl has a case of the Mondays, Carol is back, Glenn became an action hero, Meeka might be the sweetest little girl ever, and Lizzie is a FREAKING PSYCHOPATH!!

Take all of that and throw in a bus full of zombies, and three new characters and you've got one AMAZING episode!

Here. They can explan it better than I can....




Aim high. Run fast.


Brett

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Bloody Valentine!

Happy "VD" everyone! I like saying it that way because it sounds like I'm congratulating you on getting gonorrhea or something.

We here at B'HQ are passing around G.I. Joe valentines with those little heart-shaped suckers taped to them, but don't think that we've forgotten about you!

Here's a couple of valentines to you from us... sure, we didn't create them, but we embedded them in this blog, and that's nearly half as good.

Enjoy:






Aim high. Run fast. Happy Gonorrhea!


Brett

Thursday, February 13, 2014

"We're Looking for Beaver" "Aren't We All?"

The title to this blog is a direct quote from my new favorite movie....even though I haven't seen it yet!

I now present to you the trailer for the latest king of the horror/comedy genre.....ready?..... I give you, "ZOMBEAVERS" (and ya gotta love that tagline).

Enjoy.



Aim high. Run fast.


Brett

Monday, February 10, 2014

Teenage Angst in the Zombie Apocalypse

After weeks of waiting and wondering what happened to our favorite band of survivors, AMC's "The Walking Dead" returned last night to RECORD SETTING NUMBERS of 15.8 MILLION viewers which, by the way, BEAT the freaking Olympics in the 18-49 demographic. Impressive, yes?

Unfortunately, I spent most of the episode pissed at Carl who, for whatever reason, started blaming his father for (basically) the entire zombie apocalypse.

BUT, I only spent 50% of the time cursing at the television. The rest of the time I was cheering on Michonne who couldn't decide if she wanted to be dark and brooding, or have some kind of relationship with people she cares about.

Hear about it from the horses mouths. Check it out:



Aim high. Run fast.


Brett

Friday, February 7, 2014

Zombies Back in New York!

I love how AMC promotes their hit program, "The Walking Dead." Sure, they do billboards and tv ads, but they take it one fantastic step further and scare the crap out of people that are just minding their own business.

Recently AMC's promotion department released the undead on the poor, unsuspecting citizens walking through Manhattan's Union Square!

Check it out:



And don't forget! Season four returns THIS SUNDAY, FEB. 9th!!!

Aim high. Run fast.

Brett

Friday, January 31, 2014

Zombie Burlesque


Ever wonder what a mash up of "Cabaret" and zombies would look like? Me either. But thank goodness, now we'll NEVER have to worry about it.

In Las Vegas (where else?), there's a show featuring just that. Titled "Zombie Burlesque", it takes place in the 1950s, during a time of an actual truce between humans and zombies.

Not to be considered tame, there some singing and dancing by "sexy" zombies, including a bit where the ladies pull some male audience member up to the stage and sing "I Just Want to Make Love to You", while later, a male zombie is taught that he can eat a particular body part without being considered gay.

You heard me.

There's a bunch more info on names of actors, directors, etc in the original article HERE if you really want that info.


Aim high. Run fast. Get your tickets yet?

Brett

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Back in the Saddle

B'HQ is back up and running!

Many thanks to you all for your patience and apathy during this trying time. The lawn's been mowed and all the TP has been removed from the trees and we are back in business!

What could possibly make this day better? How about the fact that we're LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY FROM THE RETURN OF AMC'S "THE WALKING DEAD!"

Check out this teaser....



Aim high. Run fast.

Brett

Monday, January 27, 2014

Nothing to See Here...

And I mean that literally.

B'HQ (aka my website) is currently experiencing technical difficulties, so if you stop by, you might notice that the lawn looks like it hasn't been mowed and there are a few dozen newspapers on the porch.

But fear not! My army of four-eyed photoshop nerds are on the case and order will soon be restored! Ever see the movie "Revenge of the Nerds?" Remember the music montage where they're cleaning up the old house? Yeah. It'll look like that.

In the meantime, it might interest you to know that my BRAND NEW SHOP is still open and ready for business! While I've seen some foot traffic and curious looks, I haven't had many actual sales. I'm close to putting on a sandwich board and walking up and down the cyber-boardwalk while ringing a bell. So please.... PLEASE.... come by and check the place out, and don't be afraid to drop a few thousand dollars while you're there. You might regret it later, but I sure won't.

Aim high. Run fast.

Brett

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Even Daryl Can Be Spooked!

You may be familiar with a certain "Walking Dead" superfan by the name of Nick Santonastasso. He has an impressive vine page where he documents his zombie pranks and has half a million followers.

Santonastasso was born with a rare syndrome called Hanhart, and has only one arm and no legs, but lives by his twitter tagline... "No excuses."

AMC flew him to Japan (where the stars are promoting the second half of season four), to pull one of his epic zombie pranks on the man himself.....Mr. Norman Reedus.

Check it out:



Aim high. Run fast.

Brett

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Rest In Peace, Professor

I know this isn't exactly zombie news, but if you were ever a fan of "Gilligan's Island" (as I was) then no doubt you've heard about, and are bummed by the passing of the beloved professor.

The man could make anything from washing machines to ham radios using only coconuts and bamboo, but he couldn't fix a two foot hole in a boat. Maybe that was on purpose. I mean he was stranded with two majorly attractive women! Why would you want to leave?!

He joins the rest of the cast (save for Ginger and Mary Ann) on the "eternal 3 hour tour." Life goes on, but I hate how it has to take my childhood icons with it.



Aim high. Run fast. SKIPPER!

Brett

Friday, January 10, 2014

"Afterlife with Archie"

Remember the Archie comics? Poor ginger Archie had his hands full juggling the affections of the beautiful Betty and Veronia while flipping Reggie the early 70's version of the middle finger and watching his pal Jughead eat everything in sight.

Now he's watching Jughead eat everyONE in sight...

That's right. Jughead's a zombie.

In what I consider a truly awesome idea, not only will Archie be jumping on the undead bandwagon and fighting off the undead, but he'll be doing it in the classic artwork style of the early comics!

Check out the entire article from the Washington Post HERE.



Aim high. Run fast.

Brett

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Film Poster Designs!



About 2 and a half years ago I wrote a blog about what I considered the ultimate design gig. It described my quest to find work designing posters for film and how I had just had my first success with that... an independent zombie flick called "Zombie Ed."

Unfortunately, that poster didn't open the design doors that I had hoped it would (nothing against the director, Ren. She did all she could to help me).

BUT! I didn't give up. I kept knocking on doors, submitting my work and taking rejection after rejection until finally.....FINALLY.. someone gave me a shot.

Out in California, Magic Elevator Films took a chance on an unknown four-eyed designer and gave me an assignment, and we've had a great working relationship ever since!

Shown above are three of the five posters I've had the opportunity to do for them, and my contact says more are on the way! Many, many thanks to Berenika and Jeff. I appreciate you both so much.


Yes, thanks to them, and my new storefront (and the in-progress reworking of the B'hold Designs Website) I can say that 2014 is looking pretty okie dokie for B'hold Deigns, and I am very thankful.

Now, don't get me wrong... there is always room for improvement.... especially with my storefront. Unfortunately, Redbubble doesn't get as much traffic as cafepress (from what I understand), so I've had a difficult time getting it off the ground, but that's ok! I'll just keep knocking and knocking on people's doors... at all hours of the night if necessary... until all have heard of and/or purchased their own B'hold Designs Ultimate Camouflage... NOW also available as a PHONE CASE and an IPAD CASE!

There's a lot going on right now, but please, please remember that our first priority at B'HQ is lunch. BUT, immediately after that, however, we're watching the horizon for the undead and keeping you, and the rest of the world safe should granny come marching home again.


Aim high. Run fast.

Brett