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Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays!

Because December 23rd comes but once a year. From the Glass Eye Pix 2008 Creepy Christmas online film festival.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Before Geeks Were Cool - Episode 62: Revenge of the Ewoks!

 It’s the annual Holiday Watch Along with the world’s worst podcasters! This year we’ll all be watching Lucasfilm’s second love letter to pedophiles and plushies, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor! If you don’t own a copy of this TV movie “classic”, never fear, a link to the film has already been posted on all of the various Before Geeks Were Cool social media accounts. But before the main attraction, Laree and Jim will annoy you with a 37-minute spoiler-filled discussion of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. You have been warned!

Happy Holidays! Get this stocking full of coal on iTunes.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 61: DJ Pufnstuf!

The World’s Worst Podcast is back again! Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 61: DJ Pufnstuf! Laree and Jim share their memories of the classic television shows of Sid & Marty Kroft! Land of the Lost, Lidsville, Wonderbug and more! Other ramblings include Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters at LACMA, Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con, D&D, recent movies, comics and more.

Grab it today on iTunes!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Exclusive Sea-Borg Mutations come to Portland, OR!

Exclusive Sea-Borg Mutations now available in the Good Gravy brick and mortar shop!

Find it inside FW on 4th and Couch downtown Portland, OR.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Get Your New Studio Midnight Sticker and More!

Underground Blend Designer Sticker Pack Vol09 is available now from the Discordia Culture Shop. Includes Studio Midnight sticker & more!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Before Geeks Were Cool - Episode 60: In Search of… a Topic.

The world’s worst podcast is back, just in time for Halloween! This time, Laree and Jim attempt to talk about paranormal TV series and movies from the 1970’s and early 80’s. Subject brushed upon include In Search Of…, Project U.F.O., Time Life; Mysteries of the Unknown and other books, That’s Incredible, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, The Amityville Horror, Chariots of the Gods and related stuff.

But to be honest, the bulk of this show is made up of off-subject chat that includes babbling about The Emmys, comic shops, New York Comic Con, Kamen Rider, Shin Godzilla (spoilers!), Dungeons & Dragons, the Attack on Titan movies, the Preacher TV series, Battle of the Network Stars, Halloween plans and going outside without pants on.

Far more tricks than treats! Available on iTunes.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Film Fridays

Film Fridays - Re-introducing 2010 promotional artwork by Ian Sta Maria for our film HYPOTHERMIA.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wednesday Comic - "The Adventures of Oliver the One-Eyed Boy"

Wednesday Comic - "The Adventures of Oliver the One-Eyed Boy" by James Felix McKenney, from COW #1, Fall 1995.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Satan’s Subordinates - “Demonic Donny” from MonsterPants

Satan’s Subordinates, the Dark Lord’s most vile servants, have their eyes set on world domination! “Demonic Donny” is Lucifer’s most vile and deceitful servant, with three forked tongues and four grabby hands.

This 4.5 inch plastic figure was sculpted, cast, painted and packaged by filmmaker and artist James Felix McKenney aka MonsterPants and comes on a full color card.

Demonic Donny goes on sale this Thursday, October 13th at noon EST in the MonsterPants Etsy shop for $33.66 USD plus shipping.

This figure’s run is limited at only 13 pieces, so grab it while you can!

For more about projects from James Felix McKenney and MonsterPants, visit

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wednesday Comic: The Pursuers

The Pursuers in “Pursuits” written by James Felix McKenney, art by Mister Reusch. This was a 5-page promotional comic for a proposed feature film project.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sea-Borg Mutations Wave Two coming this Thursday!

They are the freaks! The mistakes! The Mutations!!!

The second wave of Sea-Borg Mutations figures are coming this Thursday to the MonsterPants Etsy shop.

These mangled offshoots of the Sea-Borgs are made up of mis-cast mismatched parts, color tests and other bad choices by filmmaker and toy artist, James Felix McKenney aka MonsterPants.

Each plastic resin figure stands approximately 4 inches tall, was cast from original Sea-Borgs sculpts by McKenney and is packaged in a clear bag with header card.

This all new batch of Mutations will NOT be available in the Studio Midnight / MonsterPants shop, but WILL go on sale Thursday, September 29th at noon EST -- ONLY ON ETSY!

For more about the Sea-Borgs, visit

Studio Midnight

If you’ve hired me to work on a project or written me a check in the last decade or so, you know that the name I’ve been doing business under is Studio Midnight. MonsterPants was a company that I started back in 1995 for the purpose of publishing comic books, then later on making movies and much later, creating toys.

As I get older, I’m feeling less connected to the MonsterPants identity than I did when I was a young whippersnapper all those years ago, so I’m beginning to use the Studio Midnight name more and more. I’m going to keep MonsterPants for my toy brand, but pretty much everything else, including upcoming film projects, will be under Studio Midnight. This rebranding will be a gradual thing, with a new website coming when I have time to build it (I’ve been building on the old one since the 1990’s and it’s looking a bit ragged) and probably some renaming of my social media accounts.

Please do me a favor and check out the new Studio Midnight Facebook page and give it a like. I’ll be posting everything about upcoming projects regularly over there, including the films, MonsterPants toys, and some new endeavors.

Thank you for all your support!


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Remembering Angus
Indiewire was kind enough to offer James Felix McKenney the opportunity to share some thoughts on of our friend, Angus Scrimm.

Read it at Indiewire.

Monday, January 11, 2016