Ryan August over at I Want Your Skull asked me to take part in IWYS#5. I've been a fan of the zine since the beginning. We worked on a killer interview together and I designed a sweet 2 color pinstripe skull art print to be included with each copy.
I'll have some alternate skull print colorways available for sale soon on my website and on here. So stay tuned.
If you don't know about the I Want Your Skull zine, do yourself and your eyes a favor and go and snag a copy. It's probably the best visual zine out there. Tell Ryan I sent ya. Cheers!
Here's some details of this issue:
I Want Your Skull #5: 56 pages. Full color cover with artwork by Brian Ewing. Offset printed on gloss stock. Limited to 500 numbered copies. Interviews with Brian Ewing, Rob Schwager. and Matthew Amey.
Featuring artwork from 37 of today’s best artists: ALAN R CLOSE, JERAL TIDWELL, BRIAN MORRIS, DIGITALINK, OMAR SWAREZ, DANIEL ALBRIGO, MATT TAYLOR, TODD "LUCKY" LAMBRIGHT, SHAWN HEBRANK, MAGNUS BLOMSTER, PROJECT DETONATE, FRANCZ VARGA, JEFF FINLEY, KEVIN MCNUTT, SEAN KELLY, RM HANSON, ARKKIVE 440, AARON WOLF, STACY MARSHALL, ANGRYBLUE, JOHN WARREN, KONNIK, DREW MILLWARD, MARALD, PORKCHOP, JON MDC, RYAN AUGUST, ARTILLERY, MICHAEL HEINZ-FISCHER, MIGUEL CERVANTES, KAREN O'BRYAN, BARON VON SLEGEL, JASON TAMVAKIS, DAN BOLTON, DAVID CURBIS, PAZYRYK, and JANUSZ KOZAK.
This issue also includes (2) 7 x 7, screen-prints on quality French cardstock. A 2 color pin-stripe piece by Rob Schwager and a 1 color reveal print by The Half and Half. A full color postcard with artwork by Justin "Anville" Anderson is also included. The whole thing comes wrapped in a re-sealable poly bag and packaged in a screen-printed envelope designed and printed by the Half and Half.
So, I haven't gotten around to posting close-up pics of my Scavenger's box design, well, because I've been just too darn busy to take any pics. Sorry. Jack at Vinyl Pulse has some up in his review of Kathie's new toy. Reposting them here. Enjoy!
It's always nice to find somebody who's willing to adorn their skin with your art.
I happened to find this pic by chance on someone's MySpace profile. I don't know the fella and didn't know he had my piece tattooed on him. One thing I DO know however, he obviously has SUPERIOR taste in art. I look forward to being "befriended" by him and getting to know more about the guy who wears some of my art on his body.
Oh, and just in case you don't remember, it's the art is from my Ol' Nasty bomber panel.
If you get a chance to, go out and snag a copy of the latest Jonah Hex, #31. I'm VERY pleased with the way the book printed. Probably the best printing of my work in the past year or so. Paulo Siqueira and Amilton Santos' pencils and inks were a joy to work over. Here's some of the pages. Enjoy!
So, as most of you folks who read my blog already know, I'm VERY partial to the Kustom Kulture art scene. It's the art I like to look at, it's the art that I buy, the art I make, etc.... Some of you even remember the Global Art Jam blog that I used to manage, which featured the best Kustom Kulture artists from around the globe. Well that being said, a wonderful slice of Kustom Kulture goodness showed up in my mailbox today.
Low and Loud Production's debut offering, "Devils & Angels" DVD. This 1+ hour long DVD features art and commentary from the likes of: Makoto, Jeral Tidwell, Doug Dorr, Damian Fulton, Mr. G, Jet Wrench, Wish, the Straightjacket Kustoms Car Club, Kim Falcon, the Grand National Roadster Show, Stone, Dayna Delux, Nash and Burnout Magazine, Grimb, the art from the California Screamin' #3 show held at Gasoline Gallery in El Segundo Last year. (heck, you can even see my "Ol' Nasty" bomber panel during the California Screamin' portion of the DVD.) Congrats to Mark Waldman and Nash for this awesome DVD!
Kustom Kulture is very much alive and well and ready to kick your ass with this DVD. Do yourself a favor and go out and snag a copy of it at Gasoline Gallery.
If you're planning on being at Gasoline Gallery for California Screamin' #4 next week, hunt down some of the killer artists on this DVD and have em sign it for ya. Hang out with em, yak it up and check out the killer work they're doing. You won't be disappointed.
So, I'm planning on doing a low-run, limited edition, hand-painted run of my "Sinner" figure. Seen here, in it's raw form, beautifully hand-sculpted by George Helmick from studio-g-designs. The figure stands about 7 inches high. Still not sure on when, where, cost or how many pieces the run will be. Trying to figure all that out with my insane scheduling, etc... Plus, I want to make sure there would be folks interested on actually having my little guy on their shelves. I'd probably throw in some extra goodies to sweeten the pot. Like an art print of the original image, as seen in Frank Kozik's Panda Meat book, etc...
Either way, I'll keep you posted.
Anyway, gimme some feedback. Let me know what ya think of the little guy. Thanks!
So, this weekend is New York Comicon. Since the figure was officially released today, I can finally show off my box design for Brandt Peters' 16" Vintage Slap-Happy figure. They totally nailed the distressing I added to the box when it printed, especially the corners. I couldn't be happier!
Go out and snag a copy of Young X-Men #1 this week, as well as Jonah Hex #30. Two new books I have on the stands this week. Up to my eyeballs in comic work. Keep your eyes peeled for some Witchblade stuff, more Hex and more X-men. I also have some gallery pieces in the works for a show in May. Anybody got a home cloning kit I can borrow...?
I work as an illustrator and graphic designer. For the past 19 years, I've worked in the comic book industry as a digital colorist and painter. I love hanging with my wife and kids. I'm into learning about God, lowbrow art, comic books, cartoons, nose art, pickelhaubes, steampunk stuff, pin-up girls, vinyl art toys, cyanotypes, acrylics, oils, hot rods, kustom kulture, pinstripes, tattoos, tiki stuff, chicago gangsters, vintage metal signs, screen printing, fabricating stuff with my hands, old school punk rock (the classic stuff, late 70's early 80's), 50's rockabilly, rock posters, 'zines, digital painting, etc...