November 2012 Featured Artist Mad Hatter Design Studio

ATTENTION ALL MURDERABELLIA COLLECTORS! : We are now looking for high resolution scans of Serial Killer letters, death certificates, birth certificates and other interesting serial killer Murderabellia to be printed in future issues of Serial Killer Magazine. Anyone who submits high res scans of such items, will get full credit for their contribution. If you are interested, contact us at MADHATTERDESIGN@GMAIL.COM.
James Gilks' has started a few very cool and interesting projects.

James Gilks’ has started a few very cool and interesting projects.

Mad Hatter Design“Merry Christmas everyone. Legal Disclaimer: Reading the previous statement of holiday well wishing hereby relieves me of any and all obligations to call you and or visit/interact with you. Ha. That was easier than I thought. Took care of everyone in one shot. Dangit.”
James Gilks

James Gilks

“I have the most amazingly wonderful girlfriend in the world. Not only did she manage to surprise me with a birthday party at the bar last night, she even planned ahead and realized that I was going to Sherlock Holmes what was going on in advance. So she set up a series of nice surprises to make me think that I had figured out what she had planned as a distraction.

“She bought a super sexy dress to wear for me (two actually), got me Chinese food, got me a cake with a dangerous amount of candles on it, had some of my favorite people come over to the house to drink and had a bunch of my other favorite friends waiting for me at the bar when we arrived. Very very nice and so amazingly sweet of her. Thank you honey pie. I ♥ you. And thank you to all my awesome friends for making it out. And to everyone that couldn’t make it, thank you to everyone for all the facebook birthday wishes (almost 90… nice). Happy 79th birthday to me… shit… I mean, 32. Yeah.

“Thats not going to work. Most of you monkeys dont even have computers. Well… obviously not you particular monkeys since your reading this. Hmmmm. Hold on.” James Gilk, from FACEBOOK.

SERIAL KILLER CALENDER

Jesse

Jesse

“My name is Jesse, I am a full time worker, part time student, web developer, homebrewer, father, husband and all kinds of other things. I sometimes have things to say and here is my outlet….This is the first time I have brewed with pale malt grains. this is the first time they were available at my local homebrew store. They didn’t seem to add any color whatsoever to the brew kettle, but smelled great. well here is the recipe…Kegged a couple of days ago. Had a glass last night, and it was awesome! Cascades really over power but still tasty. Jesse

James: “I have another idea. Legal Disclaimer: Reading the previous statement regarding the aforementioned statement of holiday well wishing hereby obligates the reader to go track down those other monkeys and… Dangit. Thats not going to work either.”

“Francesca and I had our 1 month anniversary on Sat. While she was at work I put together a romantic candle light dinner with all with all her favorite stuff (donuts, sushi and sprite in fancy wine glasses). Some Frank Sinatra in the background, lots of roses a love poem and a new black dress for her to wear to the play we went to afterwards. Yup. I am so the best boyfriend in the world. She is worth it though. So so worth that and so much more.”

The best damn design studio in Maine....JG

Mad Hatter: The best damn design studio in Maine….JG

ARTISTS AND WRITERS NEEDED : We are now looking for artists and writers to take part in our new Serial Killer Magazine. If you are interested in joining our team, contact us at MADHATTERDESIGN@GMAIL.COM.

WRITERS NEEDED FOR VHS WASTELAND MAGAZINE :  Hello ghouls, we are planning to launch a magazine devoted to the strange world of VHS. We are looking for talented writers to join our team and contribute to our new website VHS WASTELAND! If anyone is interested in being part of this new venture in to the world of fictional horror, please contact James Gilks at MADHATTERDESIGN@GMAIL.COM. Hope to have you on the team!

Lots going on at the Mad Hatter site.

Lots going on at the Mad Hatter site.

VHS Wasteland Hello and welcome to VHS Wasteland! VHS WASTELAND is your home for high resolution scans of rare, strange, and forgotten vhs covers. Each of these bizarre gems is scanned at 200 dpi. Our staff of over 40 contributors (and more added all the time) scans and posts between 15-30 new covers every day along with reviews, trailers and much more! So bookmark our homepage and check the site often! Simply click on the thumbnail of any vhs cover to download the full high res format. We’d also love submissions from you. If you have a vhs that is weird or rare, you can find info on what we are looking for here.

FREE PUPPIES: Want to help us out? An easy way to do so without any real effort on your part at all is to make this page your home page. It would give us more hits and help bring in a few precious pennies in ad space. Come on, do it now. Why are you not doing it? What, do you hate us or something? Do it and we’ll be your best friend… And we’ll give you a puppy. Legal disclaimer: the staff of vhs wasteland has no intentions of giving you a puppy. Are you not doing it because you don’t know how? Here’s a link that explains how to do it. There now you have no excuse. Do it now. Oh, and also be sure to check out our new online store and get yourself some great vhs wasteland merchandise. Come on… We’ll give you a puppy. Dang it,  why haven’t you made this your homepage yet? You used to be cool man.

Also, why not visit our parent sites (madhatterdesign.net and serialkillercalendar.com). They have nothing to do with vhs covers but i think you might be pleasantly surprised by what you find. Or not. I don’t know you. Maybe your not surprised by anything. Maybe your the kind of guy that sees a cow fall out of the sky and explode like a piñata and your all like “huh, that was weird.” man. What’s wrong with you anyway? Jeez. Some people.

OUR WISH LIST: Our wish list: we are always looking for new movie reviewers and vhs contributors to join our vhs wasteland team. If you have something strange or rare you, we would love to include it on the site. You would, of course, get full credit for your contribution and be added to our ever growing staff page. Some of the titles we are looking for right now include (but are in no way limited to) “dancing grannies” “bambi meets godzilla” and any kind of insane religious vhs. You can click here for instructions on how to scan and submit these covers or, if you are the coolest person ever and want us to promote the crap out of you (or your website) you can mail us the actual vhs tape to add to our collection. Either way, contact us for more info!

Badass design and development. Very bad.

Badass design and development. Very bad.

“Screw it Merry Christmas everyone.

PS. This post may or may not also count as some of you guy’s birthday cards.” James G.

OUR GOAL AT VHS WASTELAND IS TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE STRANGEST AND MOST HARD TO FIND VHS COVERS IN HISTORY. BUT WE CAN’T DO IT ALONE. BELOW IS A LIST OF THE GENEROUS MEN AND WOMEN WHO CONTRIBUTE VHS SCANS TO THE SITE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF OUR TEAM, YOU CAN FIND INSTRUCTIONS AND TEMPLATE FILES HERE AND YOU CAN CONTACT JAMES GILKS BY CLICKING HERE. WE HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.

James G, Mad Hatter Design, with friends.

James G, Mad Hatter Design, with friends.

James’ Favorite Quotations

According to Facebook…..

“Someone said, drink the water, but I will drink the wine. Someone said, take a poor man, rich don’t have a dime. So fool yourselves if you will, I just haven’t got the time. If you can drink the water, I will drink the wine.”
-Frank Sinatra (The Chairman of The Board)

“I may be a small man in the world… but I’ve never had a small idea in my life.”
-James Gilks (Future King of The World)

 

James Gilks, Mad Hatter Design Studio

James Gilks, Mad Hatter Design Studio

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