Artist Spotlight: Joseph Proffitt



This incredible portrait of Elvira was done by none other than Joseph Proffitt, an extremely talented artist from Cincinnati, Ohio. He was first introduced to Horror Hosts when he was just a little tyke. He told us,

I have never been one that gets a lot of sleep and one night I couldn’t stay in bed so I went downstairs and turned on the television. The T.V. was set on channel 19 WXIX (
Cincinnati, Ohio) and that was my first glimpse of the late and always great Dick Von Hoene aka The Cool Ghoul. After that I was hooked and became more aware of other Horror Hosts including Dr. Creep (Dayton, Ohio)... I chose to draw Horror Hosts because I love what they do and they were a big part of my life when I was a kid. No matter how bad my week was, I could sneak downstairs on Friday night and watch “Elvira’s Movie Macabre” and everything was better, plus It’s my way of saying Thank You! Every time I sit down to draw a Horror Host it takes me back to the happiest time of my life and that is a feeling that I love immensely!”
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