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Monster Maker of the Month May 2019 (part 3 of 3!)

The stories of the Artists behind the art of Monster Maker of the Month (3 Part Series)

Monster Maker of the Month contest sponsored by The Monster Makers

This past May we were delighted to see over 100 different entries for Monster Maker of the Month! We’d like to share with you the stories of the artist behind the art in this 3 part series. Click here to go to Part One

Jefferey Taylor (@infected_fx Instagram) was a runner up for May 2019’s Maker of the Month with his piece “Uber Vamp”.

Jefferey Taylor’s Uber Vamp as May 2019’s First Runner Up

Monster Makers: How would you describe your art style?

Jefferey Taylor: A tribute to 80’s and 90’s horror, and a touch of sci-fi and fantasy.

MM: What/who are some of your inspirations for the art that you create?

JT: Todd McIntosh and Thomas Surprenant’s work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer have been a huge inspiration.

Monster Clay Uber Vamp prosthetic ready for molding

MM: How would you describe the work that you do?

JT: I served full time in the Army for the last 10 years. Special FX has given me the energy and imagination I had when I was a child. It has really become a part of my families identity. 

MM: Do you have any particular goals with your art?

JT: To one day have a full time foam latex prosthetic shop.

MM: What are some of your most important art tools? Is there something you can’t live without in your studio?

JT: I can not live without my Monster Clay Medium, my effektstudion roller, and my ken tools.

“Special FX has given me the energy and imagination I had when I was a child.”

MM: Do you have a favorite project that you’ve done so far?

JT: My Uber Vamp for last year’s Atlanta Imats.

Jefferey Taylor in full costume as Uber Vamp at Imats Atlanta in 2018

MM: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

JT: Keep practicing and never give up.

To see more of Jeffery Taylor’s work, follow him on Instagram at @infected_fx. If you are interested in purchasing prosthetics, visit his etsy.

Monster Makers is Back!

We are pleased to announce that Monster Makers is back to business as usual following our recent warehouse fire. For those of you that may have missed the news, the Industrial Complex where Monster Makers resided suffered a gas leak fire and explosion that forced us to shut down our operations for about three weeks. Fortunately, no one was injured but our operations were impacted.

We’ve had to move over one warehouse space and do some cleanup, but other than that, we are nearly back to 100%.

Watch for a welcome back sale coming soon!

-The Monster Makers Team

Fire Aftermath & Update

Howdy folks!

Just a little update on where we stand currently with the aftermath of the recent warehouse explosion at our warehouse complex on February 3rd. For those of your that missed the announcement, you can read more about what happened click here.

The cleaning and restoration of our production areas is taking slightly longer than anticipated. With limited access to the affected warehouses, we have been unable to access our inventory.

As of today, February 20th, we have been unable to begin processing any orders that were made starting February 1st. For those of you with orders affected by the shipping delay, we expect to begin processing orders again very soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns about your order, please contact customerservice@monstermakers.com with your order number and first and last name. We will have another update tomorrow announcing when shipping can resume operations.

If your order is time sensitive, please let us know or reach out to one of our many distributors.

We are currently in the final stages of cleaning and getting settled into our new temporary home right next door! Orders will go out ASAP once we receive the clearance needed have access to our materials and begin production again.

We appreciate your support and patience during this challenging time. More updates to follow in the next couple of days.

-The Monster Makers Team

Monster Makers Narrowly Escapes Industrial Fire and Explosion

Firefighters say a gas leak fueled the fire at this warehouse on Industrial Parkway in Cleveland.
Firefighters say a gas leak fueled the fire at this warehouse on Industrial Parkway in Cleveland. (Photo courtesy of www.cleveland19.com) 
Copyright 2019 WOIO. All rights reserved.

February 5th, 2019

In the early morning hours of February 3rd, 2019, Monster Makers Employees woke up to the startling news that the Industrial warehouse complex housing their place of business experienced a gas leak explosion and fire. The explosion was so intense that it lifted a portion of the building off its foundation.

Thankfully, due to the time of the accident, no one was hurt. Amazingly, Cleveland firefighters were able to put out the fire just as it was heading into The Monster Makers operations and warehouse.

Although Monster Makers was spared in the accident, two other businesses were not as fortunate and were destroyed entirely by the fire.

For those interested in more details, here is a link to the local news story:



 The Aftermath…

Despite our good fortune, Monster Makers will experience a complete service interruption for the week of February 4th, 2019. We are hoping to resume at least partial shipping and receiving capability by the week of February 11th, 2019 and will provide updates via social media and e-mail communication as we have more information going forward. Our phone lines are down during the cleanup, but we expect that to be corrected soon. Please use customerservice@monstermakers.com for all inquiries in the meantime.

If you have a pending order, please be aware that there will be a delay in shipping. We expect to be back to full operations very soon. Until then, we are asking that all our customers please bear with us while we work to get back to business as usual. Those with pending or new orders will be contacted with an updated estimated delivery. Anyone with a more urgent order is encouraged to reach out to one of our many domestic distribution partners.  For a complete list of our distributors, please see: https://www.monstermakers.com/monster-makers-distributors/

Thanks to all our customers for your patience and understanding while we get back to resuming full operations. We appreciate your continued support!

Be safe everyone.

Kind regards,

The very grateful staff of Monster Makers.