View Full Version : San Diego fx studio is now closed

02-02-2009, 10:16 AM
For anyone who cares, I have closed San Diego fx studio.

02-02-2009, 10:26 AM
Infoam what happened? If you rather not say I understand. Shane

02-02-2009, 10:57 AM
It saddens me to hear that you have chosen to close shop. I wish you luck in your future personal and professional endeavors.

Dan Augusto
Owner Tombstone Productions

02-02-2009, 11:42 AM
Sorry to hear you closed up man. You had great work. Well, maybe we can see some freelance out of you.

02-02-2009, 11:48 AM
Sorry to hear you closed your doors.

Front Yard Fright
02-02-2009, 01:53 PM
Wow, sorry to hear man.
What happened?

02-02-2009, 01:56 PM
Infoam what happened? If you rather not say I understand. Shane

I think a unecessary panic was created here today. things are going to get better, companies fold all the time and new ones open up.

02-02-2009, 03:33 PM
2008 had not been a good year for me. I had been feeling run down and was getting out of breath easily all year. I had no money for doctors, all of the money was going into getting this start-up business to start up. Since Haunting Faces hadn't been selling well enough, I had licensed them to Fun World and had moved onto other projects that I hoped would take off better. Because of the ongoing tiredness, I didn't put enough energy into the business and so sales were poor. Halloween I helped a friend with a Haunted House and totally wore myself out. Come November, I go to the emergency room with breathing troubles. Five days in the hospital later, I had acquired two stents in my heart, a lot of pills and the realization that I missed having a major heart by days if not hours. I now am working on trying to stay healthy but I am also flat broke and not able to keep the company going.

Lesson Learned: If you ignore your health, you may lose everything else.

For more information, you can call me at 619-462-7916

02-02-2009, 04:05 PM
I am so sorry to hear that. We really loved your barnacles and mussels last year, we put them on lots of monsters! The other side of this thing has a huge run of mussels... you can see the barnacles all over it. Maybe you can still sell stuff on line ... scale back on the trade shows?



Gore Galore
02-02-2009, 04:42 PM
John made some really cool pirate themed stuff for 08 from Barrels to barnacles and mussels etc....
What is weird is he also did a beautiful skeletal costume that i think many thought was spookywoods. The girl wearing it kept coming by the booth threatening to stab me with her spear.
She was fun to mess with.
Great detail on this piece too.

02-02-2009, 05:39 PM
Barnacles and other things may still be found on my wife's EBay store. cottageemporiums http://stores.shop.ebay.com/cottageemporiums__W0QQ_armrsZ1?refid=store

02-02-2009, 05:39 PM
Man take care and keep your head high. We, well most all feel your pain in some way shap or forum. Hope all works out well for you. Shane

02-02-2009, 05:42 PM
Good luck, hope things work out for you.


02-03-2009, 03:59 PM
Hey John- It seems we keep missing each others calls.

Sorry to hear that you had to close the doors on the shop- Hopefully Mr. Fuller will be able to keep you busy with his new stuff.

I'll call you when I get the chance. Right now I am recouping from Houston.

Dental Distortions

02-05-2009, 11:59 AM
Sorry to see you go. Maybe down the road as your health improves you can restart the company. I remember seeing you at IAAPA and thinking about how we could use all of that stuff for our mini golf attractions.

What is the link to your wifes ebay store?

Also do you have an inventory you're going to be selling off?

Again sorry to see you go!