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Welcome to CHENILLE MACABRE: truly twisted pipe cleaners! I'm The Gil-Monster: a sinister toymaker who twists the innocuous-looking chenille stems into dragons, zombies, Lovecraftian monsters and who knows what else!

All creatures you see are made by me, The Gil-Monster. I taught myself how to do this from a handful of twist-ties from a package of GLAD garbage bags at the age of four. In college I honed my craft; utilizing paint, clothing, and general odds-and-ends to make the action figures I wanted to see. Thirty years later... here are the results!

Creatures stand anywhere between 2" and 7" high. are started from scratch and take anywhere from a hour to twelve to create. The bodies of the creatures are completely chenille stem and pipe cleaner, with felt and acrylic paint added. Additional materials include wood, plexiglass, accessories lifted from…

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  • Born on December 8
  • Joined November 6, 2007

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pipe cleaners, Chenille, felt, acrylic, ink, markers, Photoshop, InDesign, beads, plastic, miscellaneous

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About

Welcome to CHENILLE MACABRE: truly twisted pipe cleaners! I'm The Gil-Monster: a sinister toymaker who twists the innocuous-looking chenille stems into dragons, zombies, Lovecraftian monsters and who knows what else!

All creatures you see are made by me, The Gil-Monster. I taught myself how to do this from a handful of twist-ties from a package of GLAD garbage bags at the age of four. In college I honed my craft; utilizing paint, clothing, and general odds-and-ends to make the action figures I wanted to see. Thirty years later... here are the results!

Creatures stand anywhere between 2" and 7" high. are started from scratch and take anywhere from a hour to twelve to create. The bodies of the creatures are completely chenille stem and pipe cleaner, with felt and acrylic paint added. Additional materials include wood, plexiglass, accessories lifted from generic action figures, and more.

I live in Rochester, NY with my wife, my dog, and two cats. Our studio is in The Hungerford building on 1115 East Main Street, Suite #258.

...Oh- and please check out AMPUTHEATRE: The World's Goriest Board Game! It's a patented board game in development. It's using my artwork until it gets the production costs for its gory action figures- so please, have a look see! www.chenillemacabre.com/amputheatre

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