20 Years of MPS



I have a large collection of limited edition prints: 
{ more than what is displayed below }
 

"Lost & Found" ~ 20" x 18" ~ Giclée Limited Edition

"Celestine" ~ 48" x 36" ~ Giclée Limited Edition

"Pins and Needles" ~ 16" x 28" ~ Giclée Limited Edition

"Upon this Land" ~ 16" x 28" ~ Giclée Limited Edition

"Nothing Can Stop Ileana" ~ 36" x 36" ~ Giclée Limited Edition

"My Lovely Jinn" ~ 36" x 30" ~ Giclée Limited Edition 

"Out of the Grey" ~ 16" x 20" ~ Giclée Limited Edition

"Storks" ~ 22" x 22" ~ Giclée Limited Edition

 

"His Scarlet Voice" ~ 20" x 28" ~ Giclée Limited Edition

"Sandman's Sister" ~ 22" x 22" ~ Giclée Limited Edition

"Making Mischief" ~ 12" x 12" ~ Giclée Limited Edition

"Leviathena" ~ 26" x 34" ~ Giclée Limited Edition

"Into the Deep" ~ 24" x 32" ~ Giclée Limited Edition

"The Fool" ~ 16" x 28" ~ Giclée Limited Edition 

"Twin Beaks" ~ 26" x 28" ~ Giclée Limited Edition

"Silent Night" ~ 22" x 26" ~ Giclée Limited Edition

"Love & Rockets" ~ 22" x 22" ~ Giclée Limited Edition

"Jakalope" ~ 12" x 12" ~ Giclée Limited Edition

"House on the Hill" ~ 22" x 22" ~ Giclée Limited Edition

"Her Infinite Jest" ~ 13" x 36" ~ Giclée Limited Edition

Before I did became a digital artist I focused on printmaking. I still use these textures today. This is my earlier work from about 20 years ago. I have several pieces:

 

 

I have created several award winning FLASH games like this one for Johnny Hollow. This could be fun to project on a wall:

I've crafted a collection of album covers over the years from several artists. I have them all and could show you better pictures upon request. It could be interesting to put them inside a shadow box :

 

This is my graphic fairytale "The Lady ParaNorma":

And some short films:

The Lady ParaNorma - Narrated by Peter Murphy

 The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow

Hourcast Music Video 

 Mushroomhead Music Video

 And a little more about me...

"My Pet Skeleton" is the pseudonym for the award-winning graphic artist Vincent Marcone. This curious-sounding epithet caught on, crept in, and slowly replaced his own name.  As “My Pet Skeleton”, Vincent catapulted to early success when his work and online worlds caught the attention of David Bowie, Guillermo Del Toro, Clive Barker, and the Godfather of Goth himself, Peter Murphy. His particular approach to painting album covers, designing intricate online worlds, and directing weirdo music videos has earned him awards from places as diverse as the Emmys, the Junos, and even a Cannes Film Festival nomination for his short film, “The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow.” 

Marcone is also known for his second alter-ego as co-founder/co-producer of the music & art collective "Johnny Hollow", whose 3 full-length albums, innovative websites, and live performances have gathered a loyal fanbase across the globe.

Vincent developed his unique style by combining his affection for the 600-year-old art of intaglio printmaking with his love of computer graphics. Early in his studies at the University of Waterloo, he would scrape and etch and carve his images onto zinc plates of all shapes and sizes, then send them hurtling through antiquated hand-turned presses. This experience and love of an old world aesthetic is what sets him apart from other digital artists. He handles his digital paintings as he handled his etchings, focusing in on the line work and meticulously placing each pixel to convey a sense of mood and ambiance. Drawing from a personal library of over 500 original textures (each created with metal plates and hand-wiped inks), Marcone uses his computer to fuse together media of all sorts to create imagery that is part of a larger story. 

Vincent lives in Kitchener, Ontario where he is currently painting new pictures and crafting new tales.

TELEVISION INTERVIEWS ABOUT MY WORK & VARIOUS PROJECTS...

Shortlist of Awards

 Awards Description Project Title Client Year
Aurora Award Best English Graphic Novel The Lady ParaNorma NA 2016
Juno Award
Best Album Cover & Design
It Dreams
Jakalope
2005
Emmy Award
Creative Director & Designer for an Online Installation
Out My Window National Film Board of Canada 2011
Emmy Award
Creative Director & Designer for an Online Installation & Game
Fallen ABC / Xenophile 2007
Emmy Nomination
Creative Director & Designer for an Online Narrative & Game Inside Hana's Suitcase CBC / Xenophile 2010
Cannes Film Festival Nomination
Best Digital Short
The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow
NA 2008
Genie Nomination
Best Short Film
The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow
NA 2008
New Orleans Film Festival
Best Animated Short
The Lady ParaNorma

NA
2011
Much Music Video Nomination
Best Music Video (4 nominations)  Feel It Jakalope 2005
FWA  Site of the Year Award
Best Flash Website Johnny Hollow Riddle Site Johnny Hollow 2005
Master Craftsmanship Award ~ Conestoga College
Best Portfolio of Work NA NA 1998