For decades, old Hattie's legend was kept alive for thousands of kids lucky enough to own a copy of this LP, with its "magnificent full-color illustrated book." There was (and still is) something deliciously disturbing and exciting about Collin Campbell's illustrations, and the very best page was the the one that showed "a cloaked man whose head disappears from his body and glows hideously from within a hat box."
As far as we know, we've never seen a three-dimensional figure based on Campbell's Haunted Mansion illustrations, so this may very well be the first. Our 8-1/4" tall ghost was cast from my sculpture and then hand-painted by Jody in Campbell's illustrative style, with "hair" fibers added on as a final touch. The maquette is displayed on a wooden base made of antique weathered barn wood, under a glass bell jar. When viewed through the wavy glass, the figure takes on a mildly distorted appearance that makes him even more ghostly.
Hope to meet some of you in Florida.
Here is where we'll be...
Friday, September 30, 2011 -- WDW's Contemporary Resort
Signing at the Contemporary Resort gift shop from 10am-12pm
Haunted Mansion: Room For 1 More event 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, October 1, 2011 -- WDW's actual 40th Anniversary
Diamond Horseshoe in the Magic Kingdom from 1pm-3pm
Nicely done! Now I wanna see you interpret all the Marc Davis ghosts that never made it in...
So cool the Hatbox Ghost !
But you have already made one before, don't you ?
It was a life-size replica.
This maquette is very nice, but one of a kind, saddly ...
Hope to see you there Kevin :) Frank is gonna want this beauty...But only 1 :(
Great, just great!
its very unique and looks great behind glass.
You are a gentleman and a scholar!
This is amazing...great work!
what a art,, some people born with such great gift of god,,
My surname is Kidney too! Hello from the Irish Dublin Kidney clan! (rarely come across same named individuals)... sinc. eoghan kdiney
Absolutely love it,I sooo want it, wish I was at WDW on those dates, but unfortunately won't be there until 2nd October as will be on the Disney Dream at that time.
Wow, that's beautiful. An amazing likeness.
This piece so perfectly encapsulates the combination of fun and fright that is The Haunted mansion. I remember staring at the Campbell art and being alternatly terrified and delighted...and delightfully terrified.
Naturally, I want to see more pictures. Or, perhaps I should say supernaturally?
I love it. Great that you did something a little different and based it off of the concept art!
Man I just love your work!!!!
Mighty nice, guys.
Holy Crap that is awesome! I'm working on something based off that same Campbell artwork too! Very Nice!
Awesome Kevin and Jody! Love the paint job with the "implied" lighting.
Inspired by Campbell's art from the Songs and Story of the Haunted Mansion? LOVE IT GUYS!
Beautiful sculpt and paint. I recognized it instantly.
It's nice when the things you love are loved by others.
OH my! that was really great.. wanna have that one.
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