Your help is needed: Announcing a huge pin and art sale and fundraiser to help the team behind Pseudo Ludo keep their home and their family together.
I just read something absolutely heartbreaking, and I’m hoping we can use this amazing platform to do a little good and help out some truly incredible people.
I’ve been a rabid fan of a company called Pseudo Ludo for years now. Run by two immensely talented artists, this New Jersey/New York based company consists of life and creative partners Pam Bowman and Jorge “Monstro” Garcia. They founded the company to share their love of pop culture, horror, and art.
Monstro is a cartoonist/illustrator, and Pam is an illustrator and crafter. Together they are an artistic monster that can dream up, create and deliver whatever weirdo ideas they come up with.
I first fell in love with their work: extraordinary enamel pins, magnets, and art pieces.
Not only did their creations showcase their enormous artistic skill, but they also had a flair for the truly creative, unique, and utterly original. From a magnetized Leatherface pin, complete with a full set of interchangeable masks, to a Re-Animator pin featuring glow-in-the-dark syringe powered by a set of mini glow sticks, their products are anything but ordinary.
Every time an order would arrive, it was like Christmas. Each and every shipment arrived in elaborate and typically handcrafted packaging, which reflected the amount of care and love that these artists poured into their work. It also reflected the respect and appreciation they had for their customers.
If you need more proof of how talented they are, they were even tapped by Severin Films to produce custom enamel pins for several of Severin’s famous film bundles. They’ve paid loving tribute to some of my absolute favorites, including Lucio Fulci, Joe D’Amato, Bruo Mattei, Jess Franco, Rossella Drudi, Claudio Fragasso, Peter Cushing, and more.
This wasn’t a store powered by high volume sales. The anxious wait for a new design felt like ages, but it was always more than worth the wait. Just when I thought it would be impossible for them to outdo themselves, a new product would be added that was even more jaw-dropping and mind blowing than the last.
Somewhere along the way, these two gifted creatives became more than the purveyors of my collective obsession. They became dear friends.
I can say without hesitation or hyperbole that Pam and Monstro are two of the kindest, most caring, most selfless and generous people I’ve ever known. They keep a small circle and truly care deeply for anyone lucky enough to rotate in their orbit. Even when I know they are going through tough times and battling an army of life’s brutal assaults, they still take time to reach out and ask how I’m doing, to care deeply if I’m remotely troubled, and to offer any help they can give — even when it’s they who could really use love and support.
People like this should never suffer a day in their lives. But the Universe is a cruel mistress sometimes, and she doesn’t always play fair.
I knew Pam and Monstro had been forced to take time off from their shop to deal with personal issues. But when I heard how bad things had gotten, I wanted so desperately to wave a magic wand and make all the hurt and stress and worry go away.
Sadly, I don’t have a magic wand. But I am lucky enough to be a small part of a large and loving horror family — a community made up of some of the best, most generous, most supportive people I’ve ever known. And I’m hoping this amazing community will come together to help support two people who truly need and deserve it.
If you knew Pam and Monstro like I do, you’d know how much it takes for them to ask for even the smallest amount of help…even from the people who love them most.
Thus, when I heard they set up a GoFundMe campaign in an effort to try to keep their family home, I knew they desperately needed the community to rally around them.
Pam has bravely shared the story of her family’s struggles on the GoFundMe page she set up.
It’s a heartbreaking tale of a couple who have sacrificed everything to take care of people they love and are now on the verge of losing their home, with their savings depleted due to medical bills and funeral expenses. Unable to work as much as they would like due to their extensive caregiver responsibilities, they are struggling to take care of their disabled grandfather and uncle (both of whom live with the couple and require extensive care). If they lose their home (a very real possibility at this point), their family will have to split up. And all Pam and Monstro want is to be with the people they love and be able to give more of themselves.
How Can You Help?
The easiest way is to donate to their GoFundMe campaign. They have a huge mountain to climb to raise the amount needed to save their home. It’s daunting, but every little bit helps. They are truly struggling to have to rely on the kindness of strangers, but everyone needs someone sometimes, and people who have spent their whole lives giving and supporting others truly deserve support when they need it most.
Click here to contribute to their GoFundMe.
Shop and Save
Remember when I raved about how incredible their products are? Well, I’ve got amazing news! Now you can purchase any of their in-stock items for 40% off. Just use code HOUSE when checking out. I proudly own just about everything this shop has ever done, and I promise their pins are the showstoppers of my collection. Nothing else comes close. The sale includes all the products shown on this page plus several others. This is an amazing opportunity to help someone in need while treating yourself to some killer products. It’s also a great time to stock up on gifts for others.
Click here to shop Pseudo Ludo.
If you can’t afford to donate or purchase something, or if you just want to do a little more, one of the absolute best things you can do is to share their GoFundMe with others. Help spread the word. This loving couple needs all the help they can get, and together we can make a huge difference in the lives of people who have always given so much of themselves and who deserve so much better than the hand they’ve been dealt.