Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Gallery is now open for YOUR art!

Hey Kids!

Next time you visit the ole Harbor, check out the newly installed GALLERY section! So darned exciting that I don't know what I'll do!

So here's how it works: WRITE THE CAP'N! You know how to do THAT! Ask him for a coloring or drawing sheet and he'll send them to you to fill out, scan, and send back to him!

There are three sections: Minnows, for young kids. Sharks, for older kids. And Mariners for young adults and adults. That way, if you don't want your youngins to see anything too scary, you can just navigate through the shallows.

So send your art and I'll post it. That is, as long as it is appropriate. No graphic stuff, please! I'm trying to run a family site here folks!

Pick up your pencils, crayons, markers, paints (sculpt and take a photo!) but whatever you do - send it in!!!!

Until next time, I'll see you at the Harbor!

Shannon Shea

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Now, what is THAT?

Hey Kids!

Well, that looks like a big basket of crayons to me...

What is it for?


Now why would there be a big basket of crayons at the PHANTOM HARBOR table?

What do you think?

Because there will be Phantom Harbor coloring sheets available. If you have a kid, are a kid, or a kid at heart be sure to pick up a coloring sheet. Color it. Hand it back to us at the table or scan it and e-mail it later and it will appear in the PHANTOM HARBOR GALLERY SECTION!!! Wait! You say you're not GOING to MONSTERPALOOZA? No problem. E-mail the Captain at and request one. There are also "DRAW YOUR OWN MONSTER" pages available as well. Draw your own monster and it will get posted in the gallery. Write a description or a short paragraph about your creature and the Captain may feature it in the MESSAGES section of THE CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS!!!!


Until next time, I'll see you at the Harbor.

Shannon Shea

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Carving the new Lighthouse Base

Hey Kids!

So with the big MONSTERPALOOZA event looming on the horizon, I decided that the Spooky Lighthouse needed a new base. The old one, though functional and cool, is only wood and aluminum foil painted with a little sawdust and plants to dress it. It would never survive the convention and I want to make sure I have the model on display.

Using a piece of scrap gold foam, I've begun carving a special display base.

Friends I've NEVER carved gold foam before in my life and although it is messy as hell, it is extremely rewarding and effective. So, only after about 2 hours I managed to do this:

The flat spot in front is where I will add the PHANTOM HARBOR logo!
Crazy cool folks! Just one of the little surprises that you'll see at the table when you drop by at the convention!

Until next time, I'll see you at the Harbor.

Shannon Shea