Friday, September 25, 2009

Vladimir Bones, an Antilullaby - Oddolls Collaboration

Here lies Vladimir Bones. While he may be a bit ghastly at first glance, he's actually quite a pleasant little zombie. Don't be afraid to write in him! Even though he has a big toothy grin, he doesn't bite. He'll even let you use his tongue as a bookmark!

Vladimir has been brought to life by Debbie Kirkpatrick, the lovely creator of the beautiful and strange Oddolls. You can find her other wicked works at

Vladimir is definitely one of a kind. We couldn't make him again if we tried. He is the very first of our collaborations.

His skeleton was sewn together by myself using red waxed linen thread. His covers are binder's board covered with handmade canvas bookcloth that I created special for this project. His pages are recycled 70 lb. sketchbook paper. His insides are a wonderful deep purple. He is coptic bound with a crazy neon orange accented spine. Looking quite naked and plain, he then traveled all the way to Utah so that Debbie could begin the transformation.

He is 6 in. x 4.75 in. (not including his funky mane) 10 signatures. 80 pages.

Debbie scuplted his face from paper clay and then added to his whimsical features with acrylic paint. He has a soft hand-sewn tongue hiding away with the rest of his smile inside his back cover. His hair is synthetic, but looks very real! The wart on his nose even has hairs sticking out of it! He then made the journey back to New Jersey and jumped right back out his box!

He's a sculpture, a painting, a book, and a best friend. From his nose to his teeth, Vladimir is the most lovable zombie you'll ever meet, and he'd love to find an exciting new home. Come Visit Us! Vladimir Bones

Feel free to ask us any questions! He is signed by both of us.