I’m Jim Valavanis. I was born in Grand Island, Nebraska in 1965. I built many plastic models as a kid. It was always more fun to beat the models up a bit to give them more realism. That meant using a hot pin to poke bullet holes in airplanes and lots of soot and rust colored paint on the smoke stacks from an old ship.
Around Halloween I was at the bathroom mirror adding giant scars to my cheeks and blood gushing from my eyes. I used all sorts of monster makeup and then went door-to-door on a candy filled gore fest.
I create art for this shop that leans way over to the odd side.
My childhood was very normal and was raised by good parents.
I live in Sonoma, California, with my wife Jill and our two kids, three cats and one…
- Born on December 8
- Joined July 19, 2010