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Monster MAYhem Artist Challenge

We want to see what kinds of creatures are lurking around the corners of your brain.

Amorphous blobs of toxic nuclear garbage? YES!
Rabid winged invertebrates with hundreds of eyes and teeth? SURE!
Inter-dimensional ape-creatures with the head of Gary Busey? MADNESS!
Whether its something that would creep out HP Lovecraft, or a cross-dressing Creature from the Black Lagoon… We challenge YOU to give it life!

We invite you to wreak some havoc on the internet with us for the entire month of May by creating a monster for our Monster MAYhem challenge.  The most menacing creation will win a Reaper Madness t-shirt and other shwag.

Tag your photos with #MonsterMayhem and @Reapermadnessart, or post ’em on our Facebook page. Don’t use social media? Good! Email us and check out our submission page.
Submissions are open NOW through May 31st. A different Monster will be featured on our page everyday in May.

Join in on the halfway to Halloween party with us, win some free stuff, and punch a hole in the Internet! MAYhem!



There is Madness afoot!

reaper-bunkerphoto by: di lynn ring


Wellp – After living in an underground bunker for nearly a year after the Mayan apocalypse, the beef jerky and twinkie stockpile is down to zero… The wafting aroma of pumpkin beverages and fear has infiltrated the walls of my fortress and overwhelmed my grip on sanity. Maybe it’s the cabin fever talking, but, that weird chill is in the air again. Halloween is now a few hours away, and it will soon be time to give thanks to the Horror Gods in the form of a virgin sacrifice… I MEAN!… in a collection of images by some of our favorite artists. Stick around and bear witness to the Creepshow!

“Astaroth” by Joe Keinberger

Reaper Madness welcomes Joe Keinberger!

Born in New York in 1974, Joe moved to Massachusetts where he grew up in the one and a half horse town of Hingham, before moving to Boston to attend Mass Art. He now lives in Somerville where he paints and illustrates out of his hidden studio deep below the earth’s crust.

Joe will feature this piece entitled “Astaroth” along with others in the gallery this year.

You can see more of Joe’s work over at his website.

Astaroth by Joe Keinberger

Astaroth by Joe Keinberger

“All Hallows Totem” by Jessi Hardesty

Reaper Madness welcomes Jessi Hardesty!

Jessi Hardesty is a smallish, bat-loving printmaker with a penchant for burgers, Nintendo, and all things spooky. Hailing originally from just south of the Mason-Dixon line, she moved north and got her undergraduate degree in Printmaking from Salem State University in the infamous Witch City. She is currently attending the master’s program at Cranbrook Academy of Art in metro Detroit, where she is carving wood, playing with bones, throwing paint around, drinking too much coffee, and generally bringing the ruckus.

You can follow her many (mis)adventures on her two blogs:

Jessi will feature this HUGE 2′ x 4′ woodcut print in this year’s gallery.

All Hallows Totem by Jessi Hardesty

All Hallows Totem by Jessi Hardesty

“The Local” by Jacob Santa-Cruz

Reaper Madness welcomes Jacob Santa-Cruz!

Jacob Santa-Cruz is The Illustrating Man. Born in Salem and raised in Lynn Massachusetts, Jacob consumed a steady diet of Saturday morning cartoons, comic books, anime, and fine art consistently for the past few decades. The result of this influential cocktail is a man living to draw lines and cross them. The Illustrating Man exists to lead you along his inked path of creation. Where will it end?

You can find “the Local” and more of Jacob’s stuff over at his blog.

The Local by Jacob Santa-Cruz

The Local by Jacob Santa-Cruz

“Poelzig” by Haig Demarjian

Reaper Madness welcomes Haig Demarjian!

Haig Demarjian spent about 10 good years dumping buckets of blood sweat and tears into the legendary serial-killer superhero shock’n’roll extravaganza DIE YOU ZOMBIE BASTARDS!  By day, he is a highly-trained artist/printmaker who (mostly) behaves himself as a professor of Art + Design at Salem State University in the infamous witch city of Salem, Massachusetts. By night, his work in the studio gives rise to all manner of demons and phantoms. And Super Inga. He lives with his wife and three children at the end of a dead-end street next to a haunted house.

Visit his virtual headquarters at

and check out the cute cashiers at

Haig will feature this mixed media gem entitled “Poelzig” – along with more.

Poelzig by Haig Demarjian

Poelzig by Haig Demarjian

“Piggy in a Blanket” by Chris Ferrino

Henchman to the Reaper and co-curator of Reaper Madness, Chris will be featuring his piece, “Piggy in a Blanket” along with other work in this year’s show.

Christopher Ferrino is a practicing mixed media artist from Massachusetts. Chris’ art has been featured on two consecutive album covers for the band Jukebox the Ghost and has shown in multiple galleries.
He enjoys horror movies, comics, and coffee.  He currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida….. it’s far too sunny for his liking.

Check out Chris’ facebook page, and like the hell out of him.

Piggy in a Blanket

Chris Ferrino – Piggy in a Blanket

“XIII” by Ronnie Demetrio

With less than 3 weeks until Halloween, we’re gearing up and counting the days until the opening of our virtual gallery doors.

We’ve been receiving some really incredible artwork and can’t wait to share the madness with you!

To commemorate the event, artist Ronnie Demetrio is exclusively unleashing this beast of a piece entitled, “XIII”

We’re still counting 10 more days until we close the window for gallery submissions. So, if you’re interested in being a part of this year’s madness, check out the Submission page and see how you can JOIN US!

Keep it creepy, you savage freaks!

-The Reaper

XIII - Ronnie Demetrio

“Boris” by Brian Ardolino

We’d like to welcome Brian Ardolino to Reaper Madness!

Brian is an artist currently inhabiting Witch City – Salem, MA.

You can find out more about Brian here.


Boris - Brian Ardolino

Boris – Brian Ardolino



With that weird chill in the air and Halloween approaching mighty quickly, it’s time to crack open your finest pumpkin beverage and let those horror movie marathons roll.

On this Eve of the Autumn Equinox, we present to you the 1st Annual Reaper Madness Artshow.

With a collective of artists from Hell and back, we’ll be bringing you some killer artwork to celebrate all things Horror.

We hope to thoroughly creep you out, expose you to new artists and artwork, and spawn a cult of horror enthusiasts and scare-mongers.