Thursday, September 21, 2017

Record Riot!

Couple brand new 7"ers in stores now: The Unreleasables 6-song EP on Creatures Of The Night Records outta the UK and Richie Ramone's "I Fix This" 45 on Outro Records from the good old USA. A coupla fine old-style punk records unfortunately marred by more of that tasteless Merinuk sleeve art. Both drawings are repurposed oldies; the brain art was originally drawn as a cover for a Queers tribute CD back in the '90s sometime and the Richie art was a poster for a show he did in Hamilton, Ontario a few years back. Both were newly kustomized for rekkid sleeve use. More new/old stuff comin' soon so keep them eyeballs in high gear, kiddies. Stay tuned for MORE 7 INCHES OF PLEASURE ACTION!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Swamped!


Here be a recent cover I did for Regina's #1 indie paper, Prairie Dog. It came out a few weeks ago so you probably missed it. Anyway this drawing was inspired by a bunch of comics that I read as a kid, including Swamp Thing, Man-Thing and all of those weird 1950s horror comic reprints that Marvel was doing in the early '70s, some of which messed up my mind real good. Above is the final art as I submitted it, below the finished cover after the PD design staff had worked their magic on it. Should have some more new stuff to post soon so... Stay tuned for MORE SWAMP O'LOVE ACTION!


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Routes 666

Apocalyptic new poster for the upcoming Spain/Portugal tour of Japanese garage combo The Routes. This is an adaptation of Pieter Bruegel the Elder's famous painting "The Triumph of Death", stripped down and hopped up for teenage action. I'm a big fan of Bruegel's so this was fun to do. Remember, it's not a ripoff, it's a TRIBUTE! I'll post an updated version with the tour dates once they're finalized. Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Vinyl Frenzy Pt. 783

'Nother poster for the Calgary Music Collectors Show. These are always fun to do. Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Surfer Ghoul



New surf monster art for hip New Joisey monster/rock'n'roll store Groovy Graveyard. They have T-shirts of this art available now! Sorry for the lack of recent posts; mo' new stuff coming soon. STAY TUNED FOR MORE ACTION!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Posterama


 Coupla recent poster gigs: Above, a hip rock'n'roll show coming up next month in scenic Kingston, Ontario; Below the tour poster for the upcoming European shows by super-cool fuzz-laden garage punk combo the Omens. Nice to see rock'n'roll happening someplace in the world cuz it mostly ain't happening here anymore. Anyway, stay tuned for MORE ACTION!


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Retro Roundup

 Here'a a selection of prehistoric crud unearthed from my moldering archives, all newly scanned from the original art. Not gonna try to explain any of this stuff, you figure it out and let me know. Got a couple new things in the works and a few finished projects that I'm waiting for the go-ahead from my clients before posting so... Stay tuned for MORE (EVENTUAL) ACTION!








Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tales Too Terrible To Tell

Here are a couple of 1 page filler strips I did for Tales Too Terrible To tell, published by New England Comics way back in 1992. TTTTT was the first comic to mine the vast terrain of public domain 1950s horror comics which has become a cottage industry for some folks in recent years. "Fear-Filled Facts" was a "Ripley's Believe It or Not" parody with a horror twist; I wrote and drew 2 of 'em, one of which was not used. Title lettering in the first strip by NEC editor Bob "The Crippler" Polio. Sorry if the text is hard to read, that's 25 year old rubber cement rotting merrily away. I don't remember why the second strip (below) wasn't published and I've lost track of the script somewhere along the line so the art is all you get for that one. Stay tuned for MORE FEAR-FILLED (F) ACTION!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Freaky Flashback

Here's a drawing I did back in 1993 for Spanish zine De Plastico Guay. It's pretty badly drawn but has a sort of primitive charm, I suppose. Stay tuned for MORE FREAKY ACTION!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Rock Super Action!

Poster for an upcoming benefit show for veteran Vancouver rocker Jay Millette from the Black Halos, Spitfires, etc who lost everything in a fire recently. Here's hoping this show will give him a boost and help him get back on his feet. Wanted to do something fun and upbeat for the poster and somehow or other this led me into the realm of Wayne Boring, Dick Sprang and Pop Art superherodom in general. Stay tuned for MORE APPROVED BY THE COMICS CODE ACTION!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Miscellaneous Esoterica

 Coupla items from the archives for ya today. Above is some art I did for a benefit show poster back in 2003. The poster version had a head pasted onto the golfer but I kinda like this version better because it's more arcane. Below are a couple of logos I did for my late pal Alan Wright's rock'n'roll zine Cryptic Tymes in 1993. CT was one of the Big 3 Canadian garage rock zines at the time, along with What Wave and Feline Frenzy. Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Profiles In Protuberancy #153

Another new/old drawing, penciled in 2007 and inked/colored in February, 2017. "What a repugnant protuberance!" was a slogan I used to randomly toss into conversations when things got dull and the expression eventually inspired this drawing. Your guess is as good as mine as far as the meaning of this piece (if any) is concerned but I think an old favorite quotation of mine probably has some relevance: "How glorious it is, and also how painful, to be an exception."- Alfred de Musset.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

B.I.G. Time

Here's a most ancient illustration I did way back in 1994 for a planned monster magazine that never came out. It's based on the wacky '50s movies of Bert I. Gordon, master of cheapo B&W spectacle and cheesy special FX. Featuring famed actor and drunkard Lon Chaney, Jr and mostly inspired by "The Cyclops" from 1957 (but if you look close there's lots of other B.I.G. references crammed in). I was happily picturing a Jack Davis-style career drawing for monster mags for myself while working on this but it wasn't to be. Thanks to David Lindsay for finding and returning the original art recently and commissioning this furshlugginer thing in the first place. I think there's already a scan of this somewhere in the archives of this blog but that one was scanned from a mediocre photocopy; here it is scanned from the original art for the first time. Stay tuned for MORE CYCLOPIAN ACTION!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Pagan, Baby


Here's the front and back art for the new CD by Los Paganos Del Ritmo, a combo that Texas rockabilly maniac Mack Stevens put together with some cats from Buenos Aires to play a mix of the kinda off the cuff, rockin' blues/'billy/country-fried ditties he writes so well. The album's out now on Part Records outta Germany and ought to hit the spot if you got a taste for rootsy gunk with a sneakin' psychotic edge to it. I made the art for this at LP size even though it was gonna be shrunk way down, so here are full size versions, with the back art stripped of all the text and logos that were added to the print version. Stay tuned for MORE ROAD TO PERDITION ACTION!


Friday, January 20, 2017

Long Green

Yes, kids, my artistic talents are at your service if you've got the cold, hard cash. I whipped up this charming advertisement this morning to make sure that the world hears this important message. Get in touch if you need a masterpiece or two worked up. Stay tuned for MORE EGO-STROKIN' ACTION!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Monster Mash Party

Just scanned from the original art for the first time, here's a poster I did in 1993 for a 2 day garage rock fest put on by German label Screaming Apple Records. There used to be a Screaming Apple logo pasted to this art but I guess it fell off sometime in the 24 years since I drew this thing. I was trying to make a name for myself as a monster/rock'n'roll artist at the time so I was packing as much detail as I could into each piece. Looking back on work I was doing back then, a lot of it seems overly cluttered but this one holds up fairly well I think. Nice lineup of bands, wish I'd been able to make it over and see these shows. New stuff coming soon, so... Stay tuned for MORE GRAVEYARD SMASHIN' ACTION!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Bucket List Blitzkrieg


                                                 
                                                 

Been on a mini-bender lately finishing off some old drawings that have been languishing in unfinished form for years (or in one case, decades). The drawings above were started in 1996, 2012, 2006, 2007 and 2004 respectively and all were finished in the last 3 months or so. There are still 20 or 30 items in the same "finish 'em one of these days" pile that these 5 came out of and hopefully a few more of them will finally be completed in 2017. Watch this space for further updates and... Stay tuned for MORE PROCRASTINATIN' ACTION!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Santa Attacks!

Happy Xmas to alla you itinerant hooligans perusing this blog. Will be back in 2017 with more new and old crap so 'til we meet again... Stay tuned for MORE OVER-SEXAGESIMAL ACTION!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Oh, the Humanity...

Latest in the series of posters I've been doing for the Calgary Music Collectors Show, respectfully dedicated  to a coupla bloated gasbag record collectors I've had the misfortune to meet over the years. Stay tuned for MORE LEAD BALLOON ACTION!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Monster Mosh

 Here's a belated Halloween treat for all you Rubber Room reprobates. I did this cover drawing for Saskatoon paper Planet X, inspired by a special showing of the silent horror classic Nosferatu that was happening there. Planet X art director Paul Klassen did the color and design for the print version; B&W art included below for comparison's sake. Halloween is my favorite holiday and it's always great to get art jobs related to the spooky season. Stay tuned for MORE BLOODSUCKING ACTION!