Linus: Every Easter the Easter Beagle comes dancing along with his basket full of eggs, which he hands out to all the good little children.
Sally: That sounds faintly familiar. I remember sitting out in a stupid pumpkin patch all night waiting for The Great Pumpkin to come.
That was the worst night of my life.
Linus: But this is different. That was Halloween. This is Easter.
Apr 3, 2014
Easter indeed, Linus! Dark Hall Mansion, www.DarkHallMansion.com, is most excited to reveal our officially licensed 2014 Peanuts print for Charles M. Schulz’s 1974 classic, “It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown.” On sale next Tues, April 8th, 2014, at a random time between 9:30 AM PST and 11:30 AM PST and arriving to Easter egg hunts everywhere.
Dark Hall Mansion’s artist for this year’s “It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown” is the exceedingly gifted Jayson Weidel who has created two fantastic pieces, including what’s probably Dark Hall Mansion’s most intricate Peanuts print to date. His Standard edition “It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown” is an amazing Easter egg eye candy treat, complete with multiple sections and all anchored by a brilliant Easter egg framework that sets off everything from Charles Schulz’s wonderful Easter bunnies to the most amazing ’70s pad anyone could hope for! We’ve been obsessed with Woodstock’s digs for quite some time now and we finally had the opportunity to showcase it within a print, and showcase it Jayson did!
Who doesn’t want to ease into Woodstock’s stepdown living room, put on some headphones, and just relax and enjoy the artwork on those walls!
Lucy: This is going to be the greatest Easter Egg Hunt ever, and I’m
going to find them all!
Sally: See? Linus was right. There is an Easter Beagle.
Lucy: Some Easter Beagle! He gave me my own egg!
Well, maybe to you Lucy, but this particularly charming Easter Beagle had quite a few Easter eggs to hand out to other kids and Jayson’s made sure this moment was captured in all its Schulz’ian splendor and pathos. His artwork’s lower tableau is a cross section of unbridled delight, hope, a
small check to Lucy on life’s balance, and sheer confirmation of the power of belief for one very faithful blanket toting child. We LOVE Jayson’s rendering of Linus’s expression on seeing that Easter Beagle with basket and eggs a flying!
Peppermint Patty: Now look, kid: these eggs are not to be fried. Nor are they to be roasted, toasted, or waffled.
Marcie: Yes, sir.
Peppermint Patty: These eggs have to be boiled. You boil them, then I’ll show you how to paint them.
Marcie: Yes, sir. I’ll boil them, sir, then you’ll paint them.
Marcie: [frying the first batch of eggs] Uh, sir, how do we color the eggs after we’ve fried them?
Peppermint Patty: Agh, agh, agh… Aaaugh!
Well, Jayson didn’t fry any eggs but he certainly knows a thing or two about painting them. If there wasn’t enough Easter egg goodness in his Standard edition print, how about a Variant edition that’s an Easter basket filled to the brim with Snoopy love. And a pretty amazing Snoopy at that, along with a very grateful little Woodstock aiming to catch one of his Easter Beagle buddy’s eggs in midair, plus a little peeking Schulz Easter bunny for good measure.
All DHM “It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown” editions measure 18″ x 24,” are strictly limited, numbered, and individually screen printed with Editions as follows:
Standard: “It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown”(Edition of 280)
Variant: “It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown” (Edition of 50)
*Plus a select run of just 5 of each style-Standard and Variant-printed on 18″ x 24″ panels of wood:
“It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown” (Standard art) Wood Edition of 5
“It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown” (Variant art) Wood Edition of 5
Wood Edition: $250
All Editions go on sale next Tues, April 8th, 2014 at Dark Hall Mansion.
They’ll go on sale on our dedicated Store page at a random time between 9:30 AM PST and 11:30 AM PST here: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com/
*In fairness to our collectors who actually wish to purchase our prints as gifts and to enjoy, not just ‘flip’ for resale: ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
Thank you to everyone for your continued support of DHM and our projects, it never goes unnoticed or unappreciated and, from all of us here, a sincere and most heartfelt-THANK YOU!!!
Most importantly, we sincerely hope you all have a beautiful and very blessed Easter, God bless,
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Los Angeles, CA, February 12, 2014
“But I’m gonna wave my freak flag high . . . HIGH!
PRNewswire/Dark Hall Mansion, www.DarkHallMansion.com is thrilled to announce its newest officially licensed Limited Edition print release:
“Jimi Hendrix” by leading contemporary artist, Tyler Stout.
Dark Hall Mansion, working with Authentic Hendrix, will release their new officially licensed Jimi Hendrix limited edition screen prints Friday, February 14, 2014.
Tyler Stout, rendering striking, multiple images of Jimi Hendrix, has captured the many moods of one of rock’s greatest artists and we couldn’t be prouder to bring this release to collectors. An artist near, dear, and very personal to Dark Hall Mansion, there are simply no words requisite as to Jimi’s legacy, and the vision for the Jimi print was to create a piece that at once harkened back to the immediacy of rock posters any fan could purchase at their local record store in the late ’60s and early ’70s, while
fully bringing to bear Tyler’s gift of style, color, power, and above all, draftsmanship, to create something contemporary that bridges the Jimi Hendrix legacy and Tyler Stout’s personal artistic vision.
With bold colors and a rich 24″ x 36″ layout, Tyler’s vision of Jimi yielded evocative portraits amongst a swirl of era tinged graphics and Jimi’s beloved axes. And for Jimi purists, know those images are spot on portraits as Tyler worked from four hand-picked images he chose from Authentic Hendrix’s vast estate owned and Hendrix family controlled photographs.
Oh, and also for our Jimi purists, YES, the guitars are indeed correct,
Jimi rocked more than his beloved Strats.
Each screen print will be strictly numbered, measure 24″ x 36,″ and is professionally screen printed. There will be 600 Standard and 200 Variant edition prints available for all Jimi Hendrix and Tyler Stout fans worldwide, so not a piece for any fan to miss. Some portion of this edition’s run will
be offered by Tyler at a future date.
Collectors who purchased and took delivery of Dark Hall Mansion’s
SHAG or Whalen Universal Monsters folios from DHM, or our friends at eMovieposter, have a special reserve on a select number of Jimi-Stout prints and will be contacted directly by email to complete their purchases this FRIDAY EVENING, Feb 14, 2014 and have ONLY until 11:59 PM Saturday EVENING, Feb 15th, 2014 to complete their purchase. All details on completing their purchases will be enclosed in this FRIDAY EVENING email. Please do NOT send in your payment till you have received your email confirmation FRIDAY evening. Only buyers who purchased and took delivery of their SHAG and/or Whalen folios are entitled to a Jimi-Stout reserve and payment for your print must come via the same email address used when purchasing your SHAG or Whalen folio. Collectors will be notified by email from the respective site they originally purchased their folios from. No matter the venue, purchases must be completed by
11:59 PM SATURDAY Feb 15, 2014-there will be NO exceptions!
Failure to complete a purchase by this time relinquishes the reserve.
Editions are as follow:
Any remaining Jimi-Stout prints they will be offered randomly by
WAITING LIST at a date TBD and collectors are free to sign up by
sending us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org with either Jimi-Stout:Std or Jimi-Stout:Variant in the subject line. If you are already
entitled to, and purchasing, a Jimi print by reserve, please, do NOT
send in an additional waiting list request so others have a chance at purchasing.
Thank you all so very much!
Dark Hall Mansion
“Will the wind ever remember
The names it has blown in the past,
And with this crutch, its old age and its wisdom
It whispers, “No, this will be the last.”
The Jimi Hendrix limited edition print series is created by Dark Hall Mansion as an official licensee of Authentic Hendrix. Dark Hall Mansion is a labor of love. We are passionate about art, about the work of print and poster artists present and past, here and abroad, we are committed to bringing their skills to the forefront on projects both compelling and exciting, bridging their studios and creations directly with your walls and personal collections.
More information can be found on these and other editions available from Dark Hall Mansion at www.DarkHallMansion.com
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Charlie Brown: Hey, maybe this is the start of a trend. Maybe this is a whole new trend for old Charlie Brown.Maybe this is the start of something big! Maybe next year I’ll get a whole bunch of valentines!Maybe next year I’ll need three briefcases instead of two!
Jan 31, 2014
Maybe, Charlie, just maybe, so you better bring along those briefcases to hold all your valentines! We certainly feel you’re due!!
Dark Hall Mansion, www.DarkHallMansion.com, is so very happy to share our officially licensed 2014 Peanuts print for Charles M. Schulz’s ode to semi-unrequited love, the 1975 classic, “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown.” On sale next Wed, February 5, 2014, at a random time between 9:30 AM PST and 11:30 AM PST and arriving just in time for that special Valentine’s Day gift or just to treat yourself.
Dark Hall Mansion’s guest artist for this year’s “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” is the extremely talented Ms. Lorelay Bove, who needs little introduction aside a Googling of her name. Born in Spain and having begun her career with Pixar, she now works for the Walt Disney Animation Studios and has been involved in visual development, color characters and more on “The Princess and the Frog,” as well as having worked on “Tangled,” “Winnie the Pooh,” and handling lead designer duties in sugar rush from “Wreck it Ralph.” However, it’s her striking personal artwork and brilliant line that drew us to her work, her stylish and gorgeous line work so evocative of legendary illustrator, Rene Gruau, whose work shaped high fashion, magazine covers, and film poster work.
“I loved watching old classic Hollywood films, and Disney animated cartoons when I was young, and that still reflects in my art today. I usually like to paint stories, my experiences, and my travels. I think is fun to capture the sincerity and feeling in my happenings in life and translate into my work, because it makes it more real, and the audience will connect to the art work, and that’s very fulfilling, when the audience giggles or understands it, then it makes me happy and it makes me want to experience life even more, so I can share through my paintings.
Life is what inspires me.”
Charlie: Did you see my name on any of those valentines?
Schroeder: No, I haven’t been paying any attention.
What’s that briefcase for?
Charlie Brown: Well, in case I get a lot of valentines, I’ll want to have something to carry them in.
Lorelay’s beautiful painterly approach is at once classic and altogether her own. Her subtle use of color and gentle pastel underscores Schulz’s story and emotions perfectly. What is there to say? She’s beautifully captured the optimism and hope in us all, to love, be loved, the Charlie we all hold within as we dutifully carry our briefcases forward into love, and, its sometime heavy weight as we trudge back, briefcases a little lighter, our hearts perhaps a little broken but ever hopeful and faithful that next time it’ll be different. It’s that hope, with a little help from everyone’s favorite Cupid beagle, that Lorelay’s sought to gently render with a deceptively light touch and a subtle heart shaped cloud or two.
But make no mistake, “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” is a profound meditation on all that is love, and for those that don’t know this Schulz gem, we cannot urge you enough to see the dark and light of Charlie Schulz’s brilliance at work in this masterpiece. Lorelay has done this treat justice with the bitter bite that comes from unrequited, or simply frustrated, love; Linus’ passionate refutation of all that is Valentine’s day (at least momentarily) perfectly captures the frustration in us all as we invest, heart and allowance, for that perfect gift, for that perfect someone, only to find ourselves all too soon hurling candies off a bridge as our intendeds drive off without so much as a passing awareness of the depth of our feelings.
Oh well, at least someone appreciated Linus’s Valentine’s Day purchase, as hurled candies land one by one into a most receptive and smiling Snoopy and Woodstock!
Linus: I spent all my money. I made a fool of myself.
(Linus begins throwing chocolates off the bridge and out of sight)
Linus: This one is for love! And this one is for Valentine’s! This one is for ro-mance! This one is for Elizabeth Barrett Browning! This is for “How do I love thee!” This is for…
(We see Snoopy and Woodstock catching and eating the chocolates as Linus throws them!)
Not to be outdone is Lorelay’s exquisite and powerful Variant for this year’s “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” print. Stunningly rendered with immediacy and intensity that belies its moody and evocative gentleness, we find the viewer left to reflect on Charlie, his briefcase to hold all the valentines he’s hoping to receive, and the very nature of love itself. Lovely jazz blue hearts set a powerful mood reflective of our place in the world, our singularity, the utter desire, fear and need to connect, a single unflappable heart, undeterred, unbowed. That, is Charlie Brown.
All DHM “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” editions measure 18″ x 24,” are strictly limited, numbered, and individually screen printed with Editions as follows:
Standard: “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” (Edition of 280)
Variant: “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” (Edition of 50)
*Plus a select run of just 5 of each style-Standard and Variant-printed on 18″ x 24″ panels of wood:
“Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” (Standard art) Wood Edition of 5
“Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” (Variant art) Wood Edition of 5
Wood Edition: $250
All Editions go on sale next Wed, Feb 5th, 2014 at Dark Hall Mansion.
They’ll go on sale on our dedicated Store page at a random time between 9:30 AM PST and 11:30 AM PST here: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com/
*NOTE: We’ll be immediately shipping out our “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” editions to collectors so they can arrive for that special someone or simply to enjoy the day
**Also, in fairness to our collectors who actually wish to purchase our pieces as gifts and to enjoy, not just ‘flip’ for resale-ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
We’re very excited to start 2014 off with something special, something about love. We’re so very grateful for your continued support of DHM and our projects, we cannot tell you how the letters and enthusiastic responses we receive touch us, how deeply moving they are to all here. Thank you all for your interest, for checking us out, for supporting us and our continued projects, simply-THANK YOU!!!
See you all next Wednesday and have a wonderful and Happy Valentine’s Day, no matter which briefcase you carry.
Charlie Brown: I guess I let Schroeder down, but it was my first valentine, you know.
Linus van Pelt: I didn’t do too well, either. Miss Othmar went off with her boyfriend. She never even knew I had a Valentine’s gift for her.
Charlie Brown: Well, maybe it wasn’t a total flop for me. At least they were showing a little thought for me, even if it was a used valentine. At least they care a little bit about me. Hey, maybe this is the start of a trend. Maybe this is a whole new trend for old Charlie Brown. Maybe this is the start of something big! Maybe next year I’ll get a whole bunch of valentines! Maybe next year I’ll need three briefcases instead of two! Maybe next year I’ll even…
Linus: Happy Valentine’s Day, Charlie Brown.
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Linus: Gee, do they still make wooden Christmas trees?
Charlie: This little green one here seems to need a home.
Linus: I don’t know, Charlie Brown. Remember what Lucy said? This doesn’t seem to fit the modern spirit.
Charlie: I don’t care. We’ll decorate it and it’ll be just right for our play. Besides, I think it needs me.
Nov 26, 2013
And we need you Charlie, and your indomitable Christmas spirit.
Dark Hall Mansion, www.DarkHallMansion.com, is excited to share this year’s officially licensed Peanuts print for Charles M. Schulz’s 1965 classic that started it all, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” On sale next Tues, December 3, 2013, at a random time between 9:30 AM PST and 11:30 AM PST, we think you’ll be thrilled to see many of your favorite scenes from everyone’s most beloved Christmas tradition.
Dark Hall Mansion’s invited artist for this year’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is Dave Perillo and his multi-panel approach allows us to all to share a laugh, smile, or tender moment of reflection that we can all use, most of all, at this time of year. You can just hear those first quiet, beautiful notes from Vince Guaraldi’s gorgeous score as you take in Dave Perillo’s first panel with the Peanuts gang ever so peacefully skating and then transition right into one of the most sensitive and profound Charlie/Linus wall conversations that just about everyone with a soul can empathize with.
Charlie: Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?
Linus: Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about.
And remind us he does, thank you Linus, and thank you Dave Perillo for rendering this lovely moment so touchingly.
Lucy: You need involvement. You’ll need to get involved in some
real Christmas project. How would you like to be the director of our Christmas play?
Charlie: Me? You want me to be the director of the Christmas play?
Lucy: Here he comes! Attention, everyone, here’s our director.
THE dance! What can we say?! FINALLY-THE DANCE!!! We’ve been waiting so long to finally see this scene rendered and you can just hear Vince’s chord slamming as you give in to your urge to get up and try your best Peanuts Christmas dance moves! You know you want to!!
Linus: Lights, please. [a spotlight shines on Linus]
Linus: “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.’”
[Linus picks up his blanket and walks back towards Charlie Brown]
Linus: That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.
Thank you for reminding us what Christmas is truly all about, Linus. Charles Schulz’s incomparable masterpiece touches us each year just as much, if not more, than it did when we all rushed our TVs with Zingers in hand. From Charles Schulz’s brilliantly insightful words and flourishes to the humor and beauty Bill Melendez so flawlessly incorporates with spot on direction, there is only one “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
Patty: Try to catch snowflakes on your tongue. It’s fun.
Linus: Mmm. Needs sugar.
Lucy: It’s too early. I never eat December snowflakes. I always wait until January.
Linus: They sure look ripe to me.
Dave Perillo has done this classic justice, and capture snowflakes and moments he has. Panel to panel his artwork reminds us all just why we so love these moments, characters, friends, and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” so much-snowflake tasting, Charlie and Linus deciding on just the right little tree, Snoopy’s being moved and moving to music, Linus’ prayer, and the joyous close that affirms the Charlie Brown in us all that we really will be OK.
All DHM “A Charlie Brown Christmas” editions measure 12″ x 36,”
are strictly limited, numbered, and individually screen printed with Editions as follows:
Standard: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (Edition of 280)
Variant: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (Edition of 50)
*And a select run of just 10 of each style-Standard and Variant-printed on full 12″ x 36″ panels of wood:
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” (Standard art) Wood Edition of 10
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” (Variant art) Wood Edition of 10
Wood Edition: $250
All Editions go on sale next Tues, Dec 3rd, 2013 at Dark Hall Mansion:
www.DarkHallMansion.com. They’ll go on sale on our dedicated Store page at a random time between 9:30 AM PST and 11:30 AM PST here: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com/
*And know that we’ll be immediately shipping out our “A Christmas Brown Christmas” editions to collectors so they can be up and enjoyed!
**Also, in fairness to our collectors who actually wish to purchase our pieces to enjoy, not just ‘flip,’-ALL SALES ARE FINAL!
***A note to collectors wishing to purchase all 3 DHM Dave Perillo Holiday Charlie Brown editions: We’re now SOLD OUT of 3 of the 4 different “Great Pumpkin” editions, and sure certain “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” editions will soon go this route as well, so with “A Charlie Brown Christmas” now upon us-usually our most in demand Charlie release-please do know that quantities are limited, pending title and edition, and so it will become progressively harder to complete all 3 titles by Dave Perillo and-Yes!-we do try and match numbers for collectors where possible if they’re purchasing more than one Holiday title and desire a matched number. Just drop us a line and we’ll do our best to accommodate.
Thank you as always for your continued support of DHM and our projects, we’re grateful to you all, quite simply these projects don’t happen without the passionate support, emails and interest we receive for our DHM releases and we’re honored to have you all as DHM fans-THANK YOU!!! We look forward to seeing you all next Tuesday and thank you all once again!
But most of all, and above all else, we want to wish you all a beautiful holiday season and a most Merry Christmas, God bless.
Linus: I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.
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Charlie Brown: Come on, Snoopy. We don’t have any time for this playing around. The guests will be here pretty soon, so please get ready to help serve them.
Nov 8, 2013
Snoopy, the guests are indeed arriving and everyone is most welcome to this very special Thanksgiving dinner!
Dark Hall Mansion, www.DarkHallMansion.com, is proud to release this year’s officially licensed Peanuts print for Charles M. Schulz’s 1973 classic, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” On sale next Friday, November 15, 2013, at a random time between 9:30 AM PST and 11:30 AM PST, it’s indeed a Thanksgiving treat to sit down to!
Dark Hall Mansion’s invited artist for this year’s take on everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving classic is Dave Perillo and his flair with the multi-panel approach allowed us to capture many scenes we’d not yet had opportunity to share. From the epic struggle of Charlie, Lucy and football, to a most sweet Sally and her invitation to hold hands under the table, right on through to Snoopy’s legendary display of culinary skills, Dave has brought back all the moments that make this 1973 holiday favorite so unforgettable.
Charlie Brown: I can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.
Linus van Pelt: That’s right. I’ve seen you make toast. You can’t butter it, but maybe we can help you.
Certainly Linus and Snoopy do! And with all the classic trimmings at that!!-What Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without popcorn, jellybeans, pretzels and toast?
Charlie Brown: I don’t feel bad for myself, I just feel bad because I’ve ruined everyone’s Thanksgiving.
Marcie: But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. You heard what Linus was saying out there. Those early Pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together. I think that’s what they mean by ‘Thanksgiving,’ Charlie Brown.
Exactly Marcie! And it takes the ever wise and compassionate Linus to remind us all just what we’re supposed to be sitting down to. Charles Schulz’s masterful tale was well in hand with directors Bill Melendez and Phil Roman and this classic is as resonant today as it was 40 years ago, perhaps more so in reminding us all to slow down just a little and bring close and hold dear loved ones and friends to break bread, even, toast, and simply show a little gratitude for what we might all too often take for granted the rest of the year.
Dave Perillo doesn’t miss a beat in his print, from capturing the lovely Fall tones that inform Charles Schulz’s classic Peanuts neighborhood to the flow from one panel to another as Peppermint Patty’s frustration with a particularly long eared chef gives way to the tenderness of Linus’ prayer, and a back of the ’70′s station wagon sing-along that makes us all smile at the simplicity and joy a little human interaction can grant us all. And yes, Dave didn’t forget that Snoopy’s
Thanksgiving skills might run a little deeper than one expects with a final panel reflecting the film’s close between between two old friends that’s hard to forget.
All DHM “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” editions measure 12″ x 36,” are strictly limited, numbered, and individually screen printed with Editions as follows:
Standard: “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (Edition of 280)
Variant: “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (Edition of 50)
And a select run of just 10 of each style-Standard and Variant-
printed on full 12″ x 36″ panels of wood:
“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (Standard art) Wood Edition of 10
“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (Variant art) Wood Edition of 10
Wood Edition: $250
All Editions go on sale next Friday, Nov 15, 2013 at Dark Hall Mansion: www.DarkHallMansion.com. They’ll go on sale on our dedicated Store page at a random time between 9:30 AM PST and 11:30 AM PST here: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com/
*And know that as we did with our Great Pumpkin release we’ll be immediately shipping out our Thanksgiving Charlie Brown editions to collectors! Also, in fairness to our collectors who actually wish to purchase our pieces-not just ‘flip’ them-ALL SALES ARE FINAL!
Thank you as always for all your enthusiastic responses and continued support of DHM and our projects, we’re so very thankful
to all of you, and please know we wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a joyous Thanksgiving, God bless.
We look forward to seeing you all next Fri-thank you all once again!!
Linus: We thank God for our homes and our food and our safety in a new land.
Peppermint Patty: Amen.
Hello and Happy Halloween from Dark Hall Mansion to all those interested in purchasing our upcoming Limited Edition release:”Universal Classic Monsters” 10-Print Folio by Tom Whalen (Standard and Variant Edition) !!
PLEASE READ ALL BELOW AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, EMAIL US DIRECTLY AT: email@example.com so we can
address your questions in advance of the release!
On Wednesday, October 30th, beginning at exactly 9:00 AM PST we will notify the winners of a lottery for right to purchase Dark Hall Mansion’s release of Tom Whalen’s “Universal Classic Monsters” Folios. You have from NOW until next Tuesday afternoon at 5 PM PST to e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “WHALEN STANDARD” OR “WHALEN VARIANT” in the subject line for a chance to win your right to purchase either ONE “Universal Classic Monsters” 10-Print Standard Edition Folio or ONE “Universal Classic Monsters” 10-Print Variant
Edition Folio. This is ALL you need to do to enter the lottery!
We will take all of the e-mails that we have received by 5 PM PST Tuesday afternoon (Note: day BEFORE the release), hold a lotto, and at 9 AM PST on October 30th we will e-mail the winners of the Standard and Variant Editions with separate e-mails sent for each edition. For those attempting
to purchase both editions, and lucky enough to win both lottos, you will receive two separate e-mails confirming that you have won.
ONCE THE E-MAILS ARE SENT AT 9 AM PST ON OCTOBER 30TH, THE WINNERS WILL HAVE THREE HOURS IN WHICH TO PAY FOR THEIR SETS VIA PAYPAL TO email@example.com.
Payments not received within that three hour window will result in cancellation of that order, with NO exceptions, so it is vital you make the payment during that time slot.
At 12 PM PST, we will stop taking payments from the winners, and between 12 PM and 1 PM PST we will determine how many sets were not paid for, and we will then hold a second chance lottery among those who did not win in the first round. Those “Second Chance” winners will be notified and have ONE hour in which to make their PayPal payment. If ALL of the sets were paid for during the initial three hours, then of course, there will be no Second Chance lottery!
Here are the details about the “Universal Classic Monsters” Folios: Each Folio contains TEN 18″ x 24″ individually numbered prints (8 individual prints + one very special 2-print diptych), each individually screen printed, with all pieces encased in a Tom Whalen designed box with its respective COA. The STANDARD EDITION FOLIO contains the multiple color prints while the VARIANT EDITION FOLIO contains Tom’s striking ‘silver screen’ take on the classic Universal Monsters and will be beautifully printed with select metallic inks.
PLEASE KNOW THAT METALLIC INK PRINTS ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO PHOTOGRAPH AND YOU WILL NEED USE A BIT OF IMAGINATION-OR BE FAMILIAR WITH TOM’S PAST WORK-TO HAVE AN IDEA OF JUST HOW EXTRAORDINARY HIS METALLIC INFUSED PIECES CAN BE IN PERSON! Again, anyone familiar with Tom’s stunning touch with design, particularly his incorporation of metallics within his artwork, will most certainly attest to this. So we hope that you accept that the prints in his Variant Edition Folio will look FAR better in person than they can in any monitor restricted image. In other words, knowing Tom’s work, we think
you are going to absolutely love these!!
There will be 230 Folios in the Standard Edition run and 70 Folios in the Variant Edition run. Know that one VERY special print from each and every Standard and Variant edition Folio will be personally signed by artist Tom Whalen. Specifically of note to collectors: It will be the one print that is Tom Whalen’s homage to one of THE earliest and MOST rare of the original 1931 Frankenstein posters created: THE original ADVANCE-style Frankenstein one sheet poster! A poster that long ago led those very first terrified movie patrons into 1931 movie houses everywhere to see the first glimpses of Karloff’s Monster.
Please find sample images from the Folios attached but DO check Dark Hall Mansion’s Facebook page here regularly over the next few days:
for special reveal presentations leading into next week’s general release.
Here are details about the Folios shipping: ALL PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING! Since there are two different Folio editions, and two different shipping prices, (one for the U.S. and one for outside the U.S.), there are four possible payments that can be made and are as follows:
The Standard Edition Folio shipped within the US: $350 (Priority Mail Insured)
The Variant Edition Folio shipped within the US: $450 (Priority Mail Insured)
The Standard Edition Folio shipped Internationally: $385 (Priority Mail Express International)
The Variant Edition Folio shipped Internationally: $485 (Priority Mail Express International)
Each “Universal Classic Monsters” Folio edition will contain TEN 18″ x 24″ prints in a custom made and printed box, know they will be packed with extreme care, and know the cost of shipping is already INCLUDED in the above prices!
IF YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT YOU WON, PLEASE MAKE YOUR PAYMENT (via PayPal ONLY) TO: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are lucky enough to win both editions, you MUST make two
separate PayPal payments, one for each edition in order to more
smoothly and quickly process orders.
*NOTE: CALIFORNIA buyers are required to add 7.5% CA Tax to their above respective totals in accord with DHM’s local CA tax rate. If the tax
is not included, the order will be canceled and refunded.
Know that we will keep everyone apprised via Facebook and Twitter as to the current status of each Folio. Once all the folios are sold, we will announce that on our Facebook and via Twitter.
IMPORTANT! The “Universal Classic Monsters” 10-Print Folios are being offered simultaneously (at the exact same release time) by both Dark Hall Mansion and at eMoviePoster.com on Wednesday, October 30th. The exact same ordering rules apply. Half of the folios will be sold by Dark Hall Mansion and half by eMoviePoster.com. So notified lotto winners will either submit their payments to Dark Hall Mansion or emovieposter.com. You must review your lotto notification carefully as to who to submit your payment to!!
ALL of the sets will be sold as 10-print sets ONLY, none will ever be “broken up” by either Dark Hall Mansion or eMoviePoster.com.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN and God bless to everyone and best of luck to everyone who enters this lottery between now and Tuesday afternoon
(the day BEFORE the release) at 5 PM PST!
Dark Hall Mansion
Thank you to all for a fantastic day on the “Universal Monsters x SHAG” release, we’re most grateful!!
With waiting list collectors now covered we’ll accommodate where possible with available SHAG Folios so please just drop us a line at:
Please know confirmation emails for all “Universal Monsters x SHAG” Folio buyers going out later Wed.
Thanks so much again to everyone!!
Hello from DHM to all “Beatles x SHAG” Reserve Buyers + “Universal Monsters x SHAG” Waiting List Collectors!
PLEASE READ ALL DETAILS BELOW IN FULL, CAREFULLY, IT’S LONG, BUT HOPEFULLY COVERS ALL SO THERE IS NO MISUNDERSTANDING PERTAINING TO EACH GROUP INTERESTED IN PURCHASING SHAG’S “UNIVERSAL MONSTERS x SHAG” LIMITED EDITION FOLIOS.
ABSOLUTELY PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CLARIFICATIONS NEEDED. BUT PLEASE, EMAIL US BEFORE THE SALE DATE AT: email@example.com SO WE CAN ADDRESS YOU QUERIES-IN ADVANCE!
First, thank you again to those purchasing Dark Hall Mansion’s prior “Beatles x SHAG” release, we’re very grateful and appreciate your support of DHM and its projects! As a special special circumstance of your Beatles buy you have a TEMPORARY reserve on purchasing our current release: Dark Hall Mansion’s officially licensed “Universal Monsters x SHAG” 10-Print Folio.
We want to underscore the above word-TEMPORARY-in fairness to those collectors presently on DHM’s “Universal Monsters x SHAG” waiting list so there is no misunderstanding whatsoever. Prior “Beatles x SHAG” buyers please find your purchase instructions for the “Universal Monsters x SHAG” Folios going on sale THIS Tuesday, OCTOBER, 22, 2013 below. Waiting List Collectors, please also review all regarding Tuesday’s sale including your own instructions.
Both Reserve Buyers + Waiting List Collectors are receiving this same email so all might make arrangements, in advance, for Tuesday’s sale of the “Universal Monsters x SHAG” Standard and Variant Edition SHAG Folios.
First, “Beatles x SHAG” Reserve buyers: This Tuesday, October 22, 2013, beginning at exactly 9:00 AM PST, you may complete the purchase of ONE “Universal Monsters x SHAG” Folio of your choice, Standard or Variant Edition determined by availability. Orders will be processed on a first come first served basis (again, as pertains to Standard or Variant Edition Folio availability) and payments will ONLY be accepted via Paypal and beginning precisely at 9:00 AM PST to our PP address of record: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*NOTE: In fairness to all collectors, any order submitted even one moment prior 9:00 AM PST on Tues October 22, 2013 will be refunded.
**NOTE: Waiting List Collectors: Please do NOT submit a payment at this time as it will be refunded!
**NOTE: Incoming payments from “Beatles x SHAG” Reserve Buyers will be checked and need match the EXACT Paypal addresses they used to purchase their Beatles prints or their orders will be refunded in fairness to other collectors.
Payment totals collectors need submit are as follows, below, as a direct consequence of the respective WEIGHT and USPS shipping charges for a large 10-Print Double-boxed parcel, contents, and requisite coverage for each Folio:
“Universal Monsters x SHAG”
Std Ed shipped within the US:$1200 + $50 (Insured)
Var Ed shipped within the US:$1900 + $60 (Insured)
Std Ed shipped Internationally:$1200 + $75 (SHIPPED: Priority Mail Express International 3-5 Business days)
Var Ed shipped Internationally:$1900 + $75 (SHIPPED: Priority Mail Express International 3-5 Business days)
**CALIFORNIA COLLECTORS must add 7.5% CA Tax to their respective above total (on Folio only-not shipping) in accord with DHM’s local CA county tax rate or their orders will be refunded.
*Note: Please review the USPS website and its estimated rates and displayed parcel dimensions to understand why rates are what they are. Understand these shipments are LARGE, the prints are all 18″ x 24,” there is a sheet of glassine paper between each print, the prints are then slip-cased in a SHAG-designed presentation box, and then vaulted within an exterior packing case-so all is very weighty to ensure safe arrival.
For Reserve Buyers looking to purchase the “Universal Monsters x SHAG” VARIANT Edition Folio: If you submit a purchase payment for a Variant Folio (of which there are only 50 Folios in the edition) and the Variant edition is sold out you may switch your order to a Standard Edition Folio since you are entitled to a TEMPORARY reserve for one edition or the other, however, you must notify us immediately if you would like the difference between the Standard and Variant edition’s pricing refunded you, thus securing your Standard Edition Folio instead, or, if you are passing altogether so we might refund you in full and notify the next collector on the SHAG waiting list.
MOST VIP: Know YOUR RESERVE SPOT WILL BE HELD ONLY UNTIL 12 PM PST TUESDAY OCTOBER 22, 2013!! NO Exceptions will be made! We are very sorry in advance if you miss this notification or are unavailable that day but that is a full 3-hour window to complete your purchase and these notices are going out days in advance of TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22 precisely so collectors have time to make their respective arrangements in order to submit their payments accordingly come Tuesday. Once again, please know we are very sorry if you miss this opportunity, if the date slips by, if it catches someone on vacation, or any other reason, but do understand that NO EXCEPTIONS can be made if you miss your reserve spot out of fairness to the waiting list collectors. Know that at precisely 12:00 PM PST on October 22, 2013 if you have not completed your purchase YOUR RESERVE SPOT WILL BE FORFEITED TO THE FIRST COLLECTOR ON OUR WAITING LIST. The Reserve Buyer’s window for payment need be abbreviated as the waiting list of collectors looking to purchase a SHAG Folio is considerable and we need get through the offering process this Tuesday in a timely and reasonable manner that recognizes all collectors and so no one needs wait for days on end to complete.
OK, now moving on to the WAITING LIST COLLECTORS: After 12PM TUESDAY OCTOBER 22, 2013 (SAME DAY the Reserve Buyers were notified and upon termination of their TEMPORARY reserve slot) we will email the first group of Waiting List collectors corresponding to the number of remaining available Folios for either edition, if any. So for ex, if 20 Folios remain available, then the first 20 people on the waiting list will be notified (right after 12 PM PST) on OCTOBER 22, 2013 and will have an opportunity to purchase those 20 Folios.
NOTE! The first Waiting List Collector window will run from 1 PM PST-2 PM PST on OCTOBER, 22, 2013 and Waiting List Collectors need complete their payments within their notified window ONLY! Yes-ONLY 1 hour!! Once again, we apologize in advance if this is inconvenient or someone misses their respective window but please understand there are a LOT of people on this waiting list and we need to get through it as quickly as possible so collectors aren’t tied up forever completing. Yet again, this is also why this email is being sent out days in advance, why it will be posted to our website, why it will be posted on our Facebook, and why it will be flagged via our Twitter: So collectors can make arrangements accordingly and in advance of Tuesday.
When the first collector waiting list window closes at 2 PM PST on OCTOBER 22, 2013, if any Folios remain, we will then notify the next group of names on the waiting list and those collectors will have their opportunity to purchase from 3 PM PST-4 PM PST. Upon closing of that window, the subsequent waiting list collectors for any remaining Folios will need complete their purchases during the 5 PM PST-6 PM PST window. Finally, the day’s last window would run from 7 PM PST-8 PM PST should any Folios remain. Given the size of the waiting list we would ask all collectors to understand if there are no Folios left even after the first window closes, but do know we will keep everyone apprised via Facebook and Twitter updates as to current availability. If any Folios still left, we will resume the process the next day beginning with a window at 9 AM PST and in accord with the same above window spacings.
Thank you once again for your extraordinary response to our most recent offering, we are exceedingly grateful to all, these projects simply could not happen without your amazing collector support and we look forward to sharing our upcoming surprises!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN and God bless!!!
Dark Hall Mansion
Los Angeles, CA, October 15, 2013
PRNewswire/Dark Hall Mansion, www.DarkHallMansion.com is simply howling this Halloween season to announce its latest officially licensed release: DHM’s “Universal Monsters x SHAG” Folio by leading contemporary artist SHAG.
Dark Hall Mansion, working with Universal Pictures Group, is proud to offer its one of a kind SHAG thriller, the “Universal Monsters x SHAG” Folio, an exclusive, officially licensed, limited edition 10-Print Folio that any horror collector or SHAG fan will be sure to appreciate!
A singular Folio like no other, SHAG has brought Universal’s legendary Classic Monsters to life in his trademark style, incorporating legends Frankenstein, The Mummy, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, and a not to be missed Bride of Frankenstein, all, within a landscape that marries timeless horror films with characters that show us just how cool they were and forever will be.
Artist SHAG has crafted a Folio of 8 stunning individual 18″ x 24″ prints, plus one rather mind bending 2-print splash page panoramic that won’t soon be forgotten. The sheer charm and pathos is at once evocative of Universal’s legendary films while still pure SHAG. Look for SHAG touches like the painting on the wall of the Frankenstein Monster’s pad, a keen reference to Maria and the purity of a tragically doomed friendship that the Monster reflects on to this day, a too sly Dracula with his brides, a relaxed Boris Karloff as the Mummy, showing just how he might unwind after finally recovering his Scroll of Thoth, maybe the Creature showboating for some poolside gals, or a passionate ladies’ man Wolf Man is more your style, but no matter, because they’re all here! ALL the Universal Classic Monsters, officially licensed by Universal Pictures, which was simply thrilled to see their legendary characters immersed in a universe that bridges their world with SHAG’s distinctive and highly stylized own.
Each and every print will be individually numbered and signed by SHAG himself, each measuring 18″ x 24″ with full borders and an image area of 14.5″ x 20.5″ and with all prints being individually screen printed. This extraordinary Folio, which will come in its own custom SHAG-designed case, complete with COA, will be exclusively limited to just 150 Standard Edition Folios available-worldwide-for all Universal Horror and SHAG fans everywhere! A unique pairing of one of Hollywood’s grandest studios with the singular artistic vision that is SHAG, Dark Hall Mansion is proud to finally unveil this project to collectors everywhere.
The Standard edition 10-print “Universal Monsters x SHAG” Folio will price at $1200, while an extremely limited SHAG 10-Print Variant Folio Edition will price at $1900-with only 50 of these select Variant Folio editions available for all collectors worldwide! All Folios will first be made available for purchase to buyers of DHM’s prior SHAG release, who secured their advance purchase option then, and who will be notified by private email
with a specific date (just upcoming) that they need complete their purchases by. But beginning with today’s reveal, Dark Hall Mansion will also accept waiting list registrations for any potential remaining Folios
which will be offered on a first come first served basis with details to
follow, also by private email, to those registering with DHM. So just email us at: email@example.com with the words “SHAG x Universal” in
the subject line and you will be promptly notified this week if any Folios
are still available after reserve buyers have been contacted.
NOTE: We will make an announcement on DHM’s Facebook page as well as following up with a Twitter update letting collectors know when
the waiting list will close, so for those interested, register early and please watch carefully for announcements this week!
In fairness to all we ask that waiting list registrants please send ONLY
ONE EMAIL, per household, and do understand that multiple registrations or redundant emails will disqualify your registration.
Thank you to all from Dark Hall Mansion and wishing everyone a very
Universal Monsters x SHAG limited edition Folio series are created by
Dark Hall Mansion. The Universal Studios Monsters are trademarks and copyrights of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dark Hall Mansion is a labor of love. We are passionate about art, about the work of print and poster artists present
and past, here and abroad, we are committed to bringing their skills to
the forefront on projects both compelling and exciting, bridging their
studios and creations directly with your walls and personal collections.
More information can be found on these and other editions available
from Dark Hall Mansion at www.DarkHallMansion.com
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Linus: “Oh, Great Pumpkin, where are you?”
Linus: [at a table diligently writing]
“You must get discouraged because more people believe in Santa Claus than in you. Well, let’s face it, Santa Claus has had more publicity, but being #2, perhaps you try harder.”
Sept 24, 2013
This is Dark Hall Mansion’s absolute favorite time of year and there’s no funner way for us to kick it all off than with THE classic that lets everyone know Fall and the holidays are finally on the way.
Dark Hall Mansion, www.DarkHallMansion.com, is proud to release this year’s officially licensed print for Charles M. Schulz’s “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” On sale next Tuesday, October 1, 2013
at a random time between 9:30 AM PST and 11:30 AM PST!
Dark Hall Mansion’s invited artist this year is Dave Perillo and he brings his distinct style to bear with a multi-panel approach that captures many scenes from the beloved 1966 Schulz classic that we’ve never before had rendered. How great is it to finally see Linus writing the letter that sets it all off? Or being able to come along to a Halloween party that’s simply not to be missed! These, along with the classic Great Pumpkin moments that shaped all our childhoods, capture the charm and resonance that is “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” To hear the amazing and familiar strains of Vince Guaraldi’s music meant you took too long grabbing that Dolly Madison snack from the kitchen and it was time to run for the TV or wait another year to see Charlie, Linus, Lucy, a most upset young lady denied her treats, and of course, everyone’s favorite Beagle.
Want even more zing, check out Dave’s Variant where the colors just pop off his panels demanding attention. Both the Standard and Variant edition prints are a full 12″ x 36″ in format to truly allow the film to play out on your walls. Whether it’s Lucy’s highly suspect contract that sends poor Charlie sailing into the air once more, Linus’ unrestrained delight as he heads full speed right for Charlie’s Fall leaf rake, or Snoopy’s profoundly heartfelt interpretation of Schroeder’s musical stylings, it’s all here-Trick or Treating with the inimitable cloud that is Pigpen, Charlie’s epic “I Got a Rock,” and finally-the wall! Perhaps no image resounds as deeply for Peanuts fans worldwide and across generations than the shared wisdom and philosophy that is Charlie and Linus contemplating life at the wall. We think Dave closed his piece brilliantly with this frame and trust this is one print that’s sure to make everyone smile.
Linus: “Dear Great Pumpkin, I am looking forward to your arrival on Halloween night. I hope you will bring me lots of presents.”
YOU are the present Linus, you, Charlie, Sally, Lucy, Schroeder, Snoopy and Mr. Schulz, for all of us, for today, tomorrow, and for all generations to come. Timeless means something, classic means something, and goodness means something. Nowhere is this more evident than in Mr. Schulz’s legacy, and all of us at Dark Hall Mansion sincerely hope we can again bring smiles, joy and happiness to your homes, offices, bedrooms-anywhere-anywhere that a little boy, some friends, a singular beagle, and a MOST Great Pumpkin can show just how far a little faith can take us all.
All DHM “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” editions are 12″ x 36,” strictly limited, numbered, and individually screen printed with Editions as follows:
Standard: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (Edition of 280)
Variant: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (Edition of 50)
Plus a very select run of just 10 of each style-with Standard or Variant artwork-printed on full 12″ x 36″ panels of wood:
Wood Editions: $250
All Editions on sale next Tuesday, Oct, 1, 2013 at Dark Hall Mansion:
They’ll go on sale on our dedicated Store page at a random time between 9:30 AM PST and 11:30 AM PST: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com/
Thank you all for your most kind and continued support of DHM and its projects, we are so very grateful to each and every one of you for helping make these projects a reality. We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday!
“It won’t be long now. If the Great Pumpkin comes, I’ll still put in a good word for you!”
Thank you for that Linus, and thank you Mr. Schulz, words cannot express.
Patty: [as Linus is writing to the Great Pumpkin] “You’re wasting your time; the Great Pumpkin is a fake!”
Linus: [ignoring her] “Everyone tells me you are a fake, but I believe in you. P.S., If you really are a fake, don’t tell me. I don’t want to know.”