Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hellmouth

I've been wanting to start a store for a while now... but the whole cyber world & the terrible economy make it almost stupid to start a real world, physical store. Which totally sucks, because a real store is where it's at. Anyhow, i'm gonna start this thing up online first, as a distro for Metal, Punk, Trash Culture & Occult crap. If that works out & i'm pulling money in, i'll open up a storefront & make that shit look wild.
The Hellmouth

Hellmouth 2

Hellmouth color

Aeron featured a whole mess of Hellmouths on Monster Brains. CHECK IT OUT!
Here's the argument against online businesses just like that. Presentation. Real world presentation. You can't beat it. You can control the lighting, the smell, the sounds, how stuff is displayed, what people see upon entering, all that stuff. Fire up my smoke machine for special events... weird smelling incense burning all the time. Maybe some retarded black cat lurking around... etc.

Yo, does anyone know what that green monstrous door, i think it's French, from the Art Nouveau period is called? I'm trying to get a good picture of it.

10 comments:

Human Mollusk said...

These look awesome Sean, especially the color one.
Re: monstrous green door
You're not talking bout Rodin's Gates to Hell are you?
Another famous one:
http://www.leboulevard.it/bomarzo3.jpg

pickledpunk said...

Very cool Sean. The beady-eyed one is great too. And yep...the colors are awesome. Looking forward to seeing and buying some stuff from your onling shop once it's up and running...

Aeron said...

Hell yes! er.. HellMouth YES! I think with a physical store it probably comes down to location more than anything, although if you can rely on decent online sells you wouldn't have to worry about location so much. Just keep your eyes peeled for any place renting out space for a reasonable price, or ask around people you know who might have a grandfather, brother, someone in their circle of friends who might own property and be able to help out? really good in that town.

But speaking of presentation, there's a really awesome video/dvd rental store in Bloomington Indiana that I frequent whenever I'm in the town called Plan 9 Video. They carry a lot of weird movies, art films, movie posters autographed by b-movie actors, they have sections set aside for directors like Dario Argento, Cronenberg, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jan Svankmajer etc. But I remember something awesome they did a few Halloweens back. They covered up their horror section in black sheets and had black lights in them , making it like a mini haunted house, very cool!

Anyway, this shop of yours sounds awesome and I hope it comes to be in some form or another. Have you thought of looking for a small business grant?

Aeron said...

And if you could do a physical store, this drawing of yours would make for an awesome sculpted store front, Kind of like those old dark rides at carnivals! And having a fog machine blowing smoke out of the hell mouth would be a great way to attract customers!

ULAND said...

Oh man, I'd love to go to that store! I worked at a comic shop years ago and have always fantasized about opening a shop of my own. The logistics are mindbottling though...

SEAN ÄABERG said...

Thanks lads, i'm getting a good feeling about this! I feel the support in the cosmic winds!

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