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Lucky Thirteen

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Matthew Roby

This is the wild and wonderful world of Matthew Roby. His birth took place on a Friday the 13th, and thus began his obsession with that unluckiest of numbers. After drawing, painting, and sculpting characters from popular culture and mythology, Roby wrote and illustrated a book, “The Fateful Fable of Thirteen.”

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Matthew Roby

“A  modern day grim tale, all about 13 fantastical (but ultimately doomed) characters. Each one is cursed from birth, having been born in the mysterious month of Thirteenber. Bound together by fate, they’re destined to cause one another’s farcical deaths in a chain of unfortunate events, all concocted by the calamatous crooked creature, Thirteen.”

It’s like Edward Gorey rides again. The illustrations are stunning, and Roby has created some beautiful sculptures from the book’s characters. Book, illustrations, and sculptures are all for sale in his Etsy story, PickledCircus. But it’s Roby’s sculptures of both his characters from the book and his other works that really caught my eye. His pieces are really quirky and beautiful and deserving of attention. Enjoy!

Mad Scientist Jeff Glowbum

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Goldiclocks

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Claude Pincher

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Reaper Rider

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Wilbur Wiggleton

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Milton Moondust

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The Queen of Hearts

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Matthew Roby

Matthew Roby

The Naughty Penguin

Matthew Roby

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

13 thoughts on “Lucky Thirteen

  1. Oh these are SO up my street! You know I am into sideshows and freaks already but I am also into mythology, the monstrous and the macabre. I am currently undertaking an art project where I am painting monsters into an altered book (and blogging the results on my art blog, of course). I love these sculptures and also the book illustrations. I will need to check out his Etsy store so I can add more things to my wish list for when I uncover that money pile. I also need to show these to my boys who are also going to love them. You always find the best stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Oh, these are SO wonderful!!!

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  3. My kind of artist! Absolutely amazing work!!! I want one of each! Thank you SO much for sharing his gorgeous pieces!

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  4. Wild and wonderful is the perfect description! I love The Queen of Hearts.

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  6. Reblogged this on ARHtistic License and commented:
    In case you don’t have enough little monsters coming to your house today, here is a guest post from Donna at MyOBT.

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