ABOUT THE ARTIST
K. Alex H.
Hi, I'm Alex, a Central Floridian artist who loves drawing grotesque monsters! I use almost exclusively traditional media, especially ink, watercolors, colored pencils and acrylic paints.
Born and raised in Central Florida. I've been drawing animals and monsters since I was very small. After two years of community college, interned for about four years at a local art studio, painting mostly pet portraits and murals for clients.
These days, I enjoy developing my own nightmarish style. I find inspiration in nature, vulture culture, horror media, and nightmares.
ABOUT THE CAT
CUCAR BITA PEPO
Cucur Bita Pepo (or just Pepo for short) is a black cat character who's become my art persona or mascot. They're a sexless cat with human teeth, always wears a bell collar, and has the ability to morph into a nightmarish entity. They're basically the embodiment of my two favorite subjects: animals and horror.
Pepo is based on a real cat that used to live the neighborhood back in Brevard County. She was a small black cat with the most beautiful, bright orange eyes I had ever seen. I used to call this cat pumpkin eyes, which is how Pepo's full name became the genus of the pumpkin squash plant.