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Demons, ghouls and skulls, oh my!

No, this isn’t some sort of Lady Gaga tribute.

“Monsterfaces,” a new exhibition at Tattoo Culture in Williamsburg, is a throwback to Saturday morning cartoons from the 1970s and ’80s, underground comics and Garbage Pail Kids trading cards.

By the dozens, Gowanus-based artist Frank Russo has crafted pop art heads out of plywood, brightly colored, psychedelic monsters with names like “Bride of Demon Ghoul,” a Kiss-esque, serpentine fright, and “Toxoid,” kind of like the Hulk, if he were exposed to radiation that melted his face.

The pieces — one to three feet in height — will adorn the walls of the gallery, and they will ultimately be part of a set of collectible art trading cards, in old-style wax packaging, out later this year through Monsterwax Inc.

So you can have your Monsterfaces in miniature, too.

“Monsterfaces” at Tattoo Culture Gallery [129 Roebling St. between N. Fifth and N. Sixth streets] opens Friday, April 2 and runs until May 6. For info, visit,

— Meredith Deliso

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