Saturday, December 31, 2011

Silver back (and hair!) conjoined twins!

Special Christmas commission for my cousin!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Eddie and Teddie (1985-??)

 Coney Islands original and only Conjoined Contortionists!  Four Arms, two legs and nary a bone between them!  This fabulous fraternity of two is a fixture of the Mermaid Parade and wows the crowds at the Circus Sideshow!  (Someday the boys will confess their unrequited love to Insectavora, but until then the show must go on!!)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

You know what? Monkey butt!

This is a pigtailed macaque.

And this is a curly tailed sock monk:

Fanny and Francis (1900-1968) Conjoined twins, graceful dancers!

Unlike the Tocci twins, Fanny and Francis had no trouble maintaining strength and agility with but two legs between them.  So graceful and agile were they, they became the first and only to dance dual lead in Swan Lake and claim the title role of the largest stage production of The Blue Bird.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dr. Nabendu and Luna Fatima (1945- ??)

Conjoined brother and sister Fakir and crystal gazer, Dr. Nabendu and his lovely sister Luna Fatima present the strangest, the most unique fortune telling act the world has ever seen! Call now to have your aura aligned, your chakras shocked and all the secrets of your past lives revealed! Simians are standing by! Available for birthdays, weddings and Bar Mitzvahs! Call now!

Mr. Rondo Friedman, the One-eyed Wild Man from Borneo

Escaping from the jungles of Central Park, Rondo worked the Atlantic coast boardwalks terrifying gawkers with his primal grunts and savage snarls. Later he shed his cheetah skin to become the top monocle salesman in Atlantic City.

Maxwell and his Silver Monkey Wrench

Maxwell the Greasemonkey. (1946-??)
Chief Mechanic and Monkey Wrencher of Revolution Motors, Austin TX. Specializes in vintage Peugeots. You can visit Maxwell and get an estimate on auto care anytime at his shop on Capitol Court! (Rev Motors is not responsible for banana peels left in the floor boards...)

Mickey Monk

Mickey Monk! Steamboat Willie fan and card carrying Mouseketeer. Special order.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Puncture, the Vampire Sock Monkey (1837- Eternity)

Awakened by the sweet scent of banana smoothie emanating from Jamba Juice, Puncture, the vampiric simian Lord has risen! Preferring the darkness, Puncture has discovered a new habitat suitable to his nocturnal needs –the late night movie theatre! He is a particular fan of Emily Hagins newest work, MY SUCKY TEEN ROMANCE and hopes to be a filmmaker himself someday…

Hank and Frank at their new home!

When teen filmmaker Emily Hagins held a fundraiser for her new movie, My Sucky Teen Romance, Hank and Frank immediately stepped up to perform. Little did they know they were actually going up for adoption in something called a "silent auction"! Well, things couldn't have worked out better for the boys, because they are super happy in their fun new home -- in Colorado! Thanks so much to Carrie for sending these great pics!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tony Profundo and his brother Raoul 1946-???

The ‘Mazing Mentalist Monks of Montgomery

Can you feel it? That shiver on the back of your neck? The spirits are drawing near… With the sorcery of their simian second sight, the amazing Profundo brothers will tell your past, present and future. Investment questions? Troubled romance? No tale is too tangled for these talented siblings when they are guided by those kindly souls on the other side!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Daniel Trifecta (1936-1967)

The “White Sheep” of the Trifecta Family, Daniel is the only cousin known to run a Sunday school operation, exhibiting himself with Barnum and Bailey’s Congress of Wonders Ten in One for over thirty years.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hank and Frank (1964-???)

Man the “Guess Your Age, Guess Your Weight” booth in the Big Top of Circus Circus, even though to this day the management insists they are not a Casino attraction.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Escapist: Harry Hanuman (1874-1926)

Graduating from copying the Davenport’s transmutation routines, little Harry was renowned for his lock-picking and prison breaking ability. He is the last known owner of Ehrich Weiss’s regulation straight jacket, auctioned from Martinka and Co’s in 1939.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Aleister Blackwood (1945-1978)

The “Simian Salamander”. Cursed with a rare form of ichthyosis, Aleister never achieved center-stage with his astounding magick act. His unusual appearance relegated him to the sideshow bally until he became the renowned hypnotist, Dr. Satanos with Zacherley on WPIX’s Chiller Theatre.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Footsies sent photos from the Carnivale!!

Just got some fantastic photos of the whole crew at Carnivale Lune Bleue! Looks like everyone is having a blast!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Philomena St. Jude (1921-1974)

Romanian Princess gifted with the Second Sight. Abandoned tasseomancy after glimpsing the death of Harry Houdini on All Hallow’s Even 1926. In her later years she was rumored to be a regular guest of Criswell’s at the The Golden Cup.

Friday, July 11, 2008

The Footsies Join the CARNIVALE!!!

Big News! The monkeys are overjoyed! They've been invited to appear at Carnival Lune Bleue in Ottowa! You can read more about the show here:

They've packed their old kit bags, kissed Gibbontown farewell and have hit the road--they hope to see YOU there!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Dalton Trifecta. (1934-1957)

Worked as a paste-board preacher in tent revivals from Savannah to Lajitas with a faith healing rabbit and the best five-finger pat down crew in the Southwest. While it is true they bear more than a passing resemblance to one another, it is not proven that Dalton and second cousin Dewey have never appeared in the same place together.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Adam and Alice Rambles (1939-1963)

Adam and Alice Rambles met at a tent revival outside of Dimebox, TX. After shearing the sheep on the Sunday School circuit, they settled down and sought honest work presenting themselves as “Cloud Pygmies” from Borneo with Ripley’s infamous Odditorium.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Polly Pickford. (1945-1945)

Rumored to be the only daughter of Dewey Trifecta, she was recently rediscovered by a pickpocket on a dusty shelf of James Taylor’s Baltimore dime museum. Her current whereabouts are unknown.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Matilda Murray (1925-1966)

“The Lady with the Manly Mane”. First female lion-tamer for the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and only side show attraction to mentor Clyde Beatty. Following the death of her husband, Rocky the Ossified Man, Matilda retired to Athens Georgia to open the Lotta Locks Wig Shop: Hair Designs for the Hirsute Honey.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Albertina and Alexis (1918-1948)

Albertina and her brother Alexis were Russian dancers who hoped to join the American Ballet. Performed instead as nimble Circasian Dervishes at the Oriental Village, Coney Island. (1927)