[Etsy.com’s tagline is “Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.” Coincidentally, there’s a lot of spooky on Etsy, and each Tuesday, we highlight one of the sellers. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, redecorate your tomb or get a gift for that special something in your afterlife, Etsy.com is a place for spooky econo.]
Monkey Minion Press (http://monkeyminion.etsy.com)
What creeps up on you more unexpectedly than a zombie? Some damned occasion where you need to send out a card. Someone’s birthday. Somebody’s getting married. Hell, you need to say ‘thanks’ for getting Freakshow Bernie to bring his truck around and help you move a six-count of dead hikers from the mortuary to a nice plot over at Hillview.
Either way, the Local here encourages good etiquette and often times, it’s better to send a card than to raise your voice. Plus, union rules dictate keeping a paper trail – keep it legal and legit, right. The work is rotten but the business is clean.
This is where Monkey Minion Press comes in, and they’re the spotlight for this week’s Tuesday uEtsy.
Never again be caught in a jam when you need to express a sentiment through the universal medium of the greeting card. Monkey Minion Press has all your needs, and in tasteful, artistic and undead representation of those emotions you may or may not like to express.
Romance in itself is hard enough, but to bring words into the equation? Killer. And kill you shall with this zombie heart valentine. Why wait for the 14th of February, when love, like zombies, smells strongly all year round.
Perhaps you wouldn’t be caught dead at your Uncle Harry’s wedding? (“Third time’s the charm!” he says.) How better to convey that exact idea with this handsome wedding card. Go with something like ‘
Till Death Do You Part” or something off the beaten path, like ‘Love Stinks!’ The card comes blank to let your imagination, what’s left of it, run wild.
Not all zombies eat brains. Most of them do, though. And look here at this gorgeous birthday card – brains! Look at that face. So happy, so joyous. Recreate that face of pure horror and delight with this card.
The brains behind Monkey Minion Press, Dane Ault and Ashlie Hammond, have put out a picture book called ‘The Zombies Next Door.’ We haven’t read it but we can be sure it’s pretty and gruesome and fun for all ages!
Monkey Minion Press doesn’t just do zombies, though. They do zombies rather well, we must admit, but their talents do not stop at just the festering and the putrid. As you see with this, they can bust out the skills recreating prints of classic horror monsters. Classic and classy.
Their etsy site also has prints of various superheroes and science fiction stars that you might find worth putting up on your walls. And they’re rather inexpensive so we could easily say it’s a steal. You can also find Monkey Minion Press at their official website, their Facebook page and even follow them on Twitter. Go on, take a look, take a bite and have a zombastic time!
And join us next week for another Tuesday uEtsy spotlight!