Saturday, November 15, 2014

Logo a-go-go

Here's a new logo design for veteran rock'n'roll label Dead Beat Records. This will be appearing on their upcoming releases for the next coupla years so it should be seen on some pretty hip records. Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rockin' Bones: Back From The Grave?

Hey gang, we got a Kickstarter going to reprint my old Rockin' Bones comics with some new stuff included plus previously unseen old stuff, etc. It should be pretty cool if we can get it all together, so please check out the link and plunk down some cash if the Holy Spirit moves you. Thanks and stay tuned for MORE MONEY-GRUBBING ACTION!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Hell-Fink: The T-Shirt!

Hey kids, you like to wear clothes, don't ya? Now you can pledge allegiance to the Powers of Darkness while doing so, with the fabulous, fashionable Hell-Fink T-shirt. This is the first official King Merinuk shirt, and probably the last if you lot don't buy it, so loosen up them purse strings and visit this site for all the info: http://teespring.com/kingmerinuk Stay tuned for MORE FASHION ACTION!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Slack Attack

I'm still alive. Here's a poster I did for an upcoming Winnipeg show by the Slackers. Stay tuned for MORE PROCRASTINATIN' ACTION!

Monday, January 27, 2014

R-A-M-O-N-E-S

Poster for an upcoming Canadian show by Richie Ramone. Somehow or other I had never done any kind of artistic tribute to my favorite movie King Kong (the 1933 version, of course), so now that's taken care of. Got a backlog of stuff to post in the next few days so... Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Mummy Dearest

New LP sleeve done for my old pal Brian of Demon's Claws/Mind Controls/Primitive Hands fame and his current combo Genital Hospital. This album is due out real soon on P. Trash Records outta Germany and it's a savage slice of garage/punk rock mayhem so grab it if ya see it. More crud coming soon so... Stay tuned for MORE MUMMIFIED ACTION!

Sick, Sick, Sick

Recent art for trashy French punks the Pneumonias. This is gonna be the cover of their forthcoming cassette release "Cheap Trash Sessions" and it's the first cassette cover I've designed since about 1995. Stay tuned for MORE INFECTIOUS ACTION!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Good Mourning

Just finished this sleeve for an upcoming LP release on the legendary Screaming Apple Records, collecting the recorded legacy of '80s/'90s British garage/psych combo The Mourning After. Always a blast to do something new for Screaming Apple who were the first record label I worked for way back in the early '90s. This 'un should be out real soon so keep an eye out for it at your local wax shack or crematorium and... Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Bar Mitzvah Blast

I broke new ground recently with my first ever Bar Mitzvah poster designs. The first one (above) was all done by me and the second was penciled by my old pal Evan Quiring with inking and coloring by yers truly.With the rock poster scene being so overexposed at this late date, perhaps rocking Bar Mitzvah posters will be the wave of the future. Or perhaps not. Anyhow, don't be a schmoe, stay tuned for MORE MESHUGGAH ACTION! 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Routes 666

Another new 7" sleeve, this one for hip Japanese garage/beatsters The Routes. This one is gonna be a split release by two cool Spanish labels, Ghost Highway Records and KOTJ Records. There's gonna be 150 black vinyl copies and 150 white, half of 'em with the sleeve you see above and the other half with an alternate sleeve by cool cartoonist Luis Fuzzhound, so collect 'em, trade 'em and... Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Creepy Christmas

Recently finished this 7" sleeve for soul man Jeff Hershey's upcoming 7" release on the always cool Soundflat label. Looks like a release that's bound to bring a lot of holiday joy into our humdrum world... Stay tuned for MORE HAVE YOURSELF A SCARY LITTLE CHRISTMAS ACTION!

Automated Art

This is my first ever piece of trading card art, part of a set based on the life on famous music producer Dan The Automator that was available at this year's San Diego Comic Con. This card depicts some of the acts he worked with back in the '90s, including Jon Spencer and Cornershop. Stay tuned for MORE AUTOMATIC ACTION!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Twangin' In The Graveyard

More Halloween madness in today's post. Here's the sleeve art for the forthcoming 45 by Norwegian instro maniacs The Twang-O-Matics which will be hittin' the streets by Halloween 2013 courtesy of Hack Shack Records. Buy a bunch of 'em, they'll make swell treats for the hungry hordes on All Hallows Eve. Stay tuned for MORE EVEN A MAN WHO'S PURE AT HEART AND SAYS HIS PRAYERS BY NIGHT ACTION!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I Was Working In The Lab, Late One Night...

Just finished up this nutty cover art for an upcoming LP comp of rare monster-themed novelty rockers from the '50s and '60s. I went a little crazy on this project because I am a huge fan of this musical genre and have collected most of the similar comps that have come out in the past 25 years or so. This one will be out by Halloween and it's gonna be a limited edition of 500 copies so don't pass it by if you happen to see a copy. Stay tuned for MORE DON'T COME KNOCKIN' IF THIS COFFIN'S ROCKIN' ACTION!

Friday, June 28, 2013

How Sweet It Is

Sweet Daddy Siki was a well known pro rassler who put out 3 LPs worth of C&W music back in the '70s. I did this caricature of him for a forthcoming zine that is gonna cover the crossover between rassling and other parts of pop culture (rasslers who sing and act, bands and movies influenced by rassling, that kinda thing). That's a brilliant idea for a zine and I can't wait to see it. Stay tuned for MORE DO THE HAMMERLOCK YOU TURKEYNECK ACTION!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Logo A Go Go

New logo design for Winnipeg's maverick documentary filmmaker Steve Ward. Steve directed the cool Transistor 66 Records doc a couple of years back (featuring an exclusive on-camera interview with yers truly) and is currently working on a new film about the past and present Tiki culture scene in Winnipeg. Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

PORK Chop

I was stoked to be interviewed by PORK magazine a few months back and the results have just been published online and in old school printed form today. Here's a link to read the digital version of the issue. I submitted the illustration above along with the interview but it didn't appear in the published article. This drawing was originally penciled back in 1997 as an idea for a Von Zippers T-shirt design. For whatever reason that project never came to fruition and the pencil drawing languished in my towering "Finish 'Em One Of These Days" stash until I decided it would be a cool little bonus item to include when being interviewed by a magazine called PORK. Never fear, I'll find a use for it someday. Maybe I should have it carved on my tombstone? Anyway... Stay tuned for MORE PORCINE ACTION!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Upgraded Graves

 Speaking of older drawings that have been recently revised, here's an oldie that I did for the Independents some years back which I did some finicky fine-tuning on a few weeks ago. Independents guitar ace Willy B used it in this ad for the recent reissues of their back catalog using the new and improved version(sorry cheapskates, I'm pretty sure these low low sale prices are no longer valid). I seem to find myself doing these kinda minor revisions on a lot of older pieces lately. Maybe I should start a new OCD tag here on the blog to group 'em all together for easy reference. Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Last Wave

 Here are the last of the older pieces that I revised for submission to the Surf Graphics book, both of which made it into print. Mainly minor cleanup and editing work done on these. I had to scan the Boyz Nex' Door art from the printed CD insert as the original art for that one is long gone. Thanks to the folks at Korero Books for inviting me to be a part of such a great collection of surf art. Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Bikini Blast

 Here are a couple more reworked pieces that I submitted to the Surf Graphics book. Above is the poster I designed some years back for masked French surf instro combo The Bikini Men and below the front art for their subsequent picture disc LP. I didn't do any major revisions on these, just some general cleanup work and retouching. Neither of these made it into the book so they are making their public debut here. Stay tuned for MORE BIKINI BEACH ACTION!