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Say Hello To Skinner: The Man, The Myth, The Mystical Talent

Sunday, April 5, 2020 | Sunday, Bloody, Funday

With a signature style exuding a mixture of humor, horror and the down right demented, Skinner is a psychedelic self-taught artist who should be considered a modern day heavy metal, horror, master of multimedia and merchandise mogul. His company Critical Hit sells his creations that adorn apparel, accessories, books, prints and even a unique brand of art toy.


Skinner has also created his own brand of nightmarish paintings and monumental murals, even some that have known to pop up all over the world. His art has been featured in books, toys, beverages and even on heavy metal band Mastodon’s album covers and LP gate-fold “Once More’ Round The Sun” released 2014.


Recently Skinner has been busy creating horror/fantasy films and even working on more dynamic horror art. Last year saw Skinner get the stop motion and live-action film bug. He co-created a YouTube Show with Allen Cordell called “Drawing with Skinner” in which he features some of his celebrity friends dabbling in drawing some mind-blowing art. The backdrop of the show takes place in what feels like a alternate reality “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” set mixed with the cabin from the Evil Dead franchise. It can best be described as Bob Ross on acid—look for an evil talking paintbrush to make an appearance in episodes. It is fun, fearsome and even very informative.

A model created by Skinner for one of his stop motion films

He has also recently put the finishing touches on a 16 minutes short film called Budfoot and recently released a horror short that he both wrote and directed entitled Rite Of Passage (watch it below!). Check out all the fun, crazy and weird things that Skinner is working on through his “Art Of Skinner” and “Critical Hit”  websites and his Facebook account. 

Chris Hammond
The Curator of the Creepy collectibles. I've been an avid horror fan for over 3 decades. Meeting and writing about some of the finest artists from all over the world is a pure joy. I've written for multiple websites on the art and collectible front. The horror bug that lives inside me is well cared for and has been going strong since I watched my first introduction to horror through a grainy VHS copy of John Carpenter's 1978 classic film Halloween.