After months of fundraising (and a week delay) I finally took part in the St Helena Hospice 2018 Comic Hero Run, a 5K charity fun run that I completed... dressed as Slimer! It was hot, sweaty and hard to breathe but I finished in the top 10 (I came in 6th place) out of over 100 runners!
I had a great time taking part in this fun run and as difficult as it was to complete, it was well worth it to raise £300 for the hospice. On that note I just wanna say thank you to everyone who donated to this event and to all the Ghostheads and Ghostbusters Franchises that have helped me promote this event over the last 6 months.
Pretty sure I'll be running again in 2019, the only question is: where do I find a Stay Puft costume?
It's World Autism Awareness Week!
Our very own Dan Aykroyd has stated that his Asperger syndrome contributed to the inspiration for Ghostbusters because one of his symptoms included "my obsession with ghosts and law enforcement".
You can find out more about Autism and how you can lend your support via the National Autistic Society's website autism.org.uk
Today I added four new pages to my "Ghostbusters "Paranormal Activity Book" (bringing the total up to ten pags). The GBPAB is a free to download activity book filled with Ghostbusters themed puzzles, colouring sheets, word searches, etc. designed initially for franchises to give away at conventions but could easily be used by teachers for schools and clubs or you can just grab these for your kids as a rainy day activity.
The book is made up of original activities, designed by me and older stuff I've pulled and re-drawn from classic Ghostbusters kid's books such as the old 80s Marvel annuals. Consider them my gift to you; simply DOWNLOAD, print and enjoy.
After re-reading IDW's fantastic Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles/Ghostbusters crossover comic book series I became inspired to do a little crossing over of my own. For this one I knew I had to team Ray Parker Jr's immortal 'Ghostbusters' with the opening track from the 1990 Turtles move; John Du Prez and David Frank's cowabunga classic 'Turtle Rhapsody'.
Trap yourself an item from my latest collection of pins, patches and stickers entitled 'Love Haters'.
I created the 'Love Haters' collection in response to the online abuse I have received as a public figure in the Ghostbusters fan community. I've had it all; from false accusations to outright insults. Saldy, it seems there is no limit some people will go to in an effort to put others down.
I've been knocked back (multiple times) by the negativity thrown my way, but it's been outweighed 100 to 1 by the level of support and wave of positivity I've recieved in response to that hate. It's truly humbling to see first-hand that when one of us is the victim of online hate the majority will rally around that person, generating a bond that might not have been created without those negative acts so for that, I love haters, because basically y'all just bringing the rest of us closer together.
Show support for your fellow Ghostheads and unite by wearing this symbol of anti-hate and in doing so you will make a difference, because 10% of the profits from every item you purchase will be going to Stop Hate UK to aid them in their fight to end hate crime.
All items are available now in my official store, click HERE to shop.
Before I get into anything I've gotta say a huge thank you to Matthew Arndt for requesting this one. As a lifelong Michael Jackson fan I'm ashamed to say I that I never had the idea to combine these two tracks, so thanks dude!
For me, Thriller is without question one of the greatest songs of all time, so tackling this one was a real joy. Having said that, it was so hard to find ways to incorporate Ghostbusters into Thriller without changing the feel and the flow of it, so Thrillerbusters is definitely more Thriller with Ghostbusters sprinkled in than a straight up 50/50 mash-up.
Thrillerbusters will be available for free download from New Year’s Day right here on ectocrank.com
I'm currently offer a free gift with orders of any size from now until New Year's Day. I've got a stack of candy, trading cards and stickers to giveaway so grab yourself a little something extra this christmas.
Thank you again to everyone for their support!
My Etsy Store Black Friday Sale Launches Friday, November 24th at 12:01am GMT
After a spout of hate being sent my way I'll be honest, it got to me. As someone who's had a somewhat successful career in TV and Radio I'm no stranger to haters (I've had everything from petty insults to death threats sent my way) and while you do get used to them they never stop affecting you.
As promised, here are the design reveals for my upcoming Haunted Christmas and Haunted New Year's patches and stickers.