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!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Space Is The Place...

This one started as a rough drawing for a record sleeve project. The project got cancelled but I liked the rough drawing enough to make a finished version of it. Kind of a different approach for me but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. Stay tuned for MORE WEIRD SCIENCE-FANTASY ACTION!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

More ACTION!


Due out any little second now is this 4 song 7" EP by California combo Action Andy and the Hi-Tones. Should be a nifty package with a hard stock cover, fancy silver print labels and art by yours truly all over the place. Check for it at your local wax emporium and stay dialed in on this frequency for MORE ACTION!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Miscellaneous, etc.




A few random recent things: Top: Logo design for Toronto garage/psych combo The Try Umphs. Middle: Cover for an unreleased 7" by Winnipeg garage/trash/punks The Incinerators, penciled in 1998 and inked in 2016. Bottom: Punky illustrations for my pal Willy B's punkpatchesonline.com website. Bonus! Rat Fink fan drawing just for fun. I recently finished a few new record sleeves and will be posting those soon so... Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

How Much Art Can You Take?




Here are a few more recent pieces, including a poster for a local punk rock show, a new poster for the Calgary record show and a couple things I did just for fun. I reckon these can speak for themselves, anyway I don't have much to say about 'em except... Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

It's Trash!

I originally did this art for an LP by Argentinian one-man band Trash Colapso back in 2010 but the record never came out. Now it's finally on the way to your local record shoppe so I fixed up the art a bit and added in the new and very tasteful logo I designed for the hip French label Strychknine Recordz. This was meant to look like the kind of weird old religious record you'd find in a thrift store for a quarter but I suspect that the sound on this LP will be pretty surprising to any born again types who happen to pick it up. Stay tuned for MORE DEEPLY RELIGIOUS ACTION! 


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Early Daze






Here's a bunch of early work dating from 1989-1994 or thereabouts. Mostly published in zines and minicomix I was putting out back then. Big Break was a sex-ed comic put out by the government of Manitoba which I inked over pencils by well-known comics pro George Freeman. George returned the favor by inking my Fanboy piece, making it probably the best-inked drawing on this blog. Stay tuned for MORE PREHISTORIC ACTION!.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Wide World of Crap





Well, my book project got cancelled at the last minute so you'll have to stick with back issues of Gent, Home of the D-Cups for your reading pleasure. Here are some recent-ish drawings, awkwardly lumped together in an attempt to bring this blog up to date. Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

From Hell

We're offering a couple of bonus items that you can add on when you order Rockin' Weird, one of which is this limited postcard which I'll be personally autographing each and every copy of. Get your copy of this sure fire collector's item  when you order the coolest volume ever, Rockin' Weird. You can grab 'em both and more at this link. Stay tuned for MORE INFERNAL ACTION!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Rockin' Weird


Got a backlog of stuff to post but first the big news: Rockin' Weird, the first ever book collection of my work is on it's way! With 216 big pages and more than 440 drawings spanning the last 25 years, RW features the best record sleeves, rock'n'roll posters, zine illustrations, comic strips and miscellaneous ephemera of my career, plus a bunch of previously unpublished stuff as well. You can preorder a copy of this majestic tome, surely the most significant book since the Bible, here. Buy two copies in case you drop one in the mashed potatoes. Stay tuned for MORE GIVE A HOOT, READ A BOOK ACTION!


Friday, October 16, 2015

Surf Party Tonight!

Or sometime in November anyway... Poster for an upcoming surf/garage fest in our nation's capital. If you're one of those soulless government bureaucrats bent on destroying everything good about our society or just a regular human, you should go to this if you're in the Ottawa area. I don't fit into either of those categories so ya won't see me there but my old pal Pat put this show together and he's a cat who knows his rock'n'roll so it's sure to be a blast! Stay tuned for MORE SURFIN' IS THE ONLY LIFE, THE ONLY WAY FOR ME ACTION!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Crowe A-Go-Go

Here's the first of 2 pages I did for the new issue of Nix Comics Quarterly which is due out soon. Continuing the adventures of incarcerated shock rocker/serial murderer Aleister Crowe, this page is the intro to another story written by Ken Eppstein (as was the above page) and drawn by Rich Trask, with another Crowe page at the end wrapping up this vignette. I gotta say that everything I've seen from this upcoming issue (which is #8 in the series) looks great and makes me real proud to be associated with this fine as wine funnybook. Check out the Nix website for more info or to order a copy. Stay tuned for MORE PSYCHO SINGER/SONGWRITER ACTION!