Seems there are a few Alligator Watermelon Carvings showing up on the web suddenly, but Clive’s was the first and I still think the best (though there are some good ones, I must admit). This was featured last year in Ripley’s Eye-Popping Oddities book. Make sure you share this one, it deserves to go viral! Best Watermelon Carving – ever!
This African Lion Pumpkin Carving might just be Clive’s best sculpture to date. Hard to see the scale here, but this must be at least an 80lb atlantic giant pumpkin he’s used. Unfortunately, this lion met his demise. Nope, not in the Arena, but rather deteriorated overnight in our kitchen! It’s uber cool!
Interest in Clive’s recent Alligator watermelon carving is growing like wildfire on the web I see. Check out more of his images under the watermelon and pumpkin sections of the site.
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Wow, Clive has certainly received more accolades and web hits for his watermelon carving of an alligator, than just about anything else he’s ever sculpted!
The Food Network will be featuring his designs on their website shortly, so keep an eye out for that: www.foodnetwork.ca
Also, Wenn News agencies contacted us today about running a feature. WENN provides new and traditional media worldwide with celebrity news and photos, representing numerous: newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs, book publishers, tv companies and many others – in over 35 countries. Their subscribers and clients include some of the worlds biggest media names including: the BBC, Bloomberg, Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL, HBO and thousands more newspapers, magazines, TV, websites etc…. so that’s pretty exciting.
June 4, Rock 101FM has listed it on their website, and websites and bloggers world-wide it seems. This one might just go viral!
He also recently carved the funny little character below, kind of a Google eyed froggie character I guess? What do you think?
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Clive also was featured on the Weather Network several times on October 30th and 31st. Oga Nwobosi of the Weather Network had called us and send Camera man, Caaleb Trott to our house to film the segment.
Clive carves a “Demon Pumpkin” on October 16th. Love the horns and ears! On the 18th, Dickson Tong, a reporter from the Ming Pao Daily News interviewed Clive – so you’ll see an article and some of his carvings in their paper on October 21st. It will be a full page spread.
Click on the image below for more pics!
Cameraman – Brian Wilson, Associate Producer -Debra Walley, Host – Dawn Chubai & Clive Cooper
“Breakfast TV Spot featuring Clive Carving a Pumpkin”
If you missed the telly this morning, City TV will have the video online shortly:
City TV (Breakfast Television) is arriving next week to film Clive in action! You’ll see from our website that he’s already been bashing out a few pumpkins this season! Here’s one that I personally love, “The Executioner” carved from about a 50lb Atlantic Giant Pumpkin. Awesome.
Seems like Clive’s watermelons really are a huge hit! He just signed on with Caters News Agency in the UK June 27th and already his carvings featured in the many online papers and magazines listed below (at least that I could find, might be more). Some were actually published in print (i.e. Metro News UK).
June 28th – July 10
BBC World News
The Daily Mail
One Page News UK
Local UK News
Top News Today
United Kingdom News Summary
Reb Online. Net
Global Associated News
Big 5 and SZNews
BBS Tao Bao
Sina Slide News
Social News QQXXS
Photo Worker CN
The Ottawa Times
Tieba Baidu News (Caters photos Ziling.com)
Build this look (WordPress or part of Karmaloop?)
Business Balla (I4U news, referencing UK Sun paper?)
SiloBreaker (referencing Online Daily News UK)
Rich News (Vietnam)
Katerini News (Greece?)
Aroma Perfume (Online Mag?)
Youth CN News
I think that the people at Incredible things, Cheezburger, Go Carving and Deviant Art and Nerdcore also deserve a little recognition and praise for recognizing his carvings and spreading the word! And you’ll even find lots of Clive’s pics on Pinterest!
This has to be one of my favorite watermelon carvings Clive has done. I think it’s really whimsical. How many Samurai Warrior watermelons have you seen lately? Click on the photo to enter the Watermelon Carving gallery and check out his pumpkin carvings while you are on the site as well.
And here’s a nice photo of Domenico, Julia and Clive just before the filming began.