Walk and Talk!
North Shore artist, Daniel Frownfelter, took a break from his practice to join me for this month’s Walk and Talk! Please enjoy our conversation covering: Halloween, Alice Cooper, and more.
Diane Florian (DF): Dan! Welcome to Walk and Talk!
Daniel Frownfelter (Frownfelter): Hello!
DF: What have you got there? What are you drinking?
Frownfelter: A drink. It’s chocolate.
DF: Muscle Milk. You’ve got lots o’ protein there.
Frownfelter: Oh yeah.
DF: So what have you been thinking about lately? Are you looking forward to Halloween?
DF: What do you like about Halloween?
Frownfelter: It’s good. Definitely.
Frownfelter: Umm. Making a pumpkin.
DF: Do you enjoy carving pumpkins?
DF: Me too. Me too. I think I’m going to try and go to a pumpkin patch, soon.
Frownfelter: Pumpkin Patch! Let’s do it!
DF: Haha, yeah! Maybe I’ll bring a pumpkin or two for the studio if I go
Frownfelter: I wanna eat um…apple pie contest
DF: Have you participated in pie eating contests before?
Frownfelter: Yes! It’s-my favorite.
DF: Did you win any of them?
Frownfelter: * starts kicking apples on the ground*
DF: There are so many apples out here!
Frownfelter: *takes a closer look at a crushed apple* Ew! That’s so gross!
DF: Lots of smashed apples…so are you dressing up this Halloween?
Frownfelter: The evil doll.
DF: The evil doll? Chucky?
DF: Chucky used to scare me when I was a kid.
Frownfelter: You? Yeah, me too.
Frownfelter: Eat your heart out!
DF: Haha! Are you quoting something?
DF: Chucky’s Bride
DF: I hardly remember that movie. I’m probably going to search the scene you’re quoting later today.
Frownfelter: I want-a board for Halloween
DF: For what?
Frownfelter: Make a board. I want to make a sign-like Halloween Spook.
DF: This sounds like something we can do for our upcoming Halloween party. Are you going to our party planning meeting tomorrow?
Frownfelter: Yeah. Me and…Aaron [North Shore artist, Aaron Kleeblatt].
DF: Yep, I think he plans to attend.
DF: I noticed that you enjoy watching videos of people walking through haunted houses. What do you like about haunted houses?
Frownfelter: Oh yeah, haunted house. The haunted house-like-Frankenstein; it’s my favorite- a snake woman.
DF: Like Medusa?
Frownfelter: Yeah…I-um-a snake woman..the mummy in Egypt.
DF: So you’re more a fan of the different monsters and characters
Frownfelter: Yes. How about Alice Cooper!
DF: What about him?
Frownfelter: Hahaha. Alice Cooper is um-like-I was your- your nightmare.
DF: I’m your worst nightmare? Is that a song?
Frownfelter: Yes. Alice Cooper is about- a rock n’ roll guy…and he says the worst nightmare.
DF: *looks up “Alice Cooper nightmare song”* Ohhh, “Welcome to My Nightmare”
Frownfelter: Ha-ha-ha-ha-haaa…I am Alice Cooper…this is Halloween spooky night. Wahaaaa. Hey…guess what? Do you know where Alice Cooper is?
Frownfelter: Alice Cooper is…Alice Cooper-he was in The Muppets.
DF: Aw, I like The Muppets. When was he in it?
Frownfelter: Like a- like a evil muppet.
DF: I didn’t know-Oooo-look our shadows.
Frownfelter: Oh yeah
DF: *both stop to do shadow hand puppetry*
Frownfelter: Hello! I’m your worst nightmare. Ahahahahhahahahhaha
Frownfelter: *improvises a scene on his own and in a scary voice* Hey-hey YOU. You’re the worst evil nightmare!?
Dan F: Ahahahhaaa!
DF: I’d watch this show. You know there was a Frankenstein show that had shadow puppetry sometime last year? I missed it though. I was really bummed.
DF: So what about music? Any must listen to Halloween music?
Frownfelter: The head is ticking…the time warp-the time waaaaaarp!
DF: Rocky Horror Picture Show! I’m going to try and catch that in theaters this year. Who’s your favorite character?
Frownfelter: Franken Berger [Frank N. Ferter] and…and-and the maid [Magenta]
DF: I’m starting to get excited for our Halloween Party.
Frownfelter: It’s gonna be scaaary! Wahahahahahaha!
DF: I look forward to it! So you have a few spooky looking sketches-any of the more recent ones Halloween related?
Frownfelter: Yes. It’s called Halloween Spook. A sign.
DF: Are you working on it right now?
Frownfelter: Not yet. I’m making the DX.
DF: What is “The DX”?
Frownfelter: The wrestling. WWE.
DF: Ahhh, that’s right, you’re a wrestling fan. Who’s the best wrestler?
Frownfelter: Kane…and the Undertaker. Kane is back on Raw again!
DF: Kane is back on Raw, baby!
DF: Made our way around the lot already! Well thanks for your time Danny I really appreciate it.