Friday, January 30, 2009

Aural Exciters - "Spooks in Space (Disco Mix)" (1979)



This makes me think of a bunch of crazy Jim Henson muppets that resemble Basil Wolverton creatures flying in outerspace.



And did you know Robocop loves fried chicken?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Prismagic





Three of these are done on a 3x4 sketch pad. I am doing at least 100 of them and then having a show displaying them in a 10x10 grid on a big wall. Each piece will be like 5 bucks or so. The Plane Grabber is another colored version of one of the pages from the Monsterama Book. Enjoy

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Zombies!

Here's one of a handful of artworks I made for the band "Unholy" on Prosthetic Records.

Spectral Clutches

Black and White




ok, another one-armed beastie. I have been working in colored pencil on top of inked work and I really like the look of things. I was teaching my classes how to use them and it got me to thinking about how to make my drawings in color. So I tried it and voila! It worked! So, I am taking the pics for my monsterama book and adding color to them. I figure, I scanned em so I can use em for zines but I can do whatever I want with the originals. YAY.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Villus & Quadro

Two random characters from my sketchbook. I quickly added some monochrome values to the second one in PS.



Michael Roden- Thru Black Holes

Michael Roden was an indie artist and musician for over 30 years. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1952, he discovered the work of HP Lovecraft in the early 70s and was inspired to begin drawing fantastic creatures and alien landscapes. Soon he was reading underground comix and was inspired by the freedom and experimental artwork of the cartoonists producing them. The era of self-publishing was beginning to take off and Roden began work on an art magazine he called Thru Black Holes. He explained the title in an interview in 1980, "...because of the nature of the black hole itself — sucking in matter and expelling it into some other realm of existence. In the case of Thru Black Holes the idea was to pull in other talents and give the reader a ride along with us into strange artistic realms." His first issue debuted in May 1978."

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"Roden also loved music and formed the Thru Black Holes Band, releasing 24 indie collections from 1989 through 2004. Aural-Innovations hosts the Band's official website, where you can download all of the Band's music in mp3 format.

In early 2007, Roden was diagnosed with colon cancer. He passed away on June 14, 2007 at age 55, leaving behind medical expenses that are still remain to be paid. Several benefit sales have been set up to contribute to closing out his outstanding debts. Small press publisher Dan W. Taylor and mini-comic dealer Rick Bradford have generously set up benefit sales areas within their online stores. 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Roden Benefit Fund."

SELECTED CASSETTE COVERS:

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You can buy some of his minis at the venerable Poopsheet Store, and I recommend downloading a few songs. It's like your weird Uncles' basement dream band.

Some of my favorite song titles:
-Galaxy of Ghouls
- The Reaper's Dream
-Attack of the Stone Giants
-The Mile High Serpent
-Smoking Glass Wreckage of the Alien Octopus Face
-I am the Alien Octopus Face
-Alien Home Life
-Nightmare City
-The Glowing Red Egg
-Children of the Dead Moon
-The National Boat
-The Skull House
-The Travels of the Golden Skeleton

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

MORE OLD STUFF

A goblin of the Iron Fist. iron fist

Chapel perilous.
chapel perilous

Post-apocalyptic post modern hunter.
pomohunter

This is my interpretation of this rare children's book the title of which escapes me right now.
these guys

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Fliss


This is a collaboration with Paul O'Connell from 2005, he did all the brainwork I just added some of my usual schlock here and there.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ogre Rattle


I made rattles with my 7th graders and grotesque jugs with my 6th graders last semester. Somehow, I merged both into one and this is what I came out with.

a "bible" comic for renate#13, march 2004




this is a 2 page comic i made for Renate no.XIII/#13, which had "the bible" as a theme. it came out in september 2004, 'n was edited by my good ol' friend harald "don toraneko" kuhn, here in berlin. inside you will also find contributions from max "pixy" andersson & zven "smittekilde" balslev.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Devil Head

edit - adding color.

A small fragment of an image I've been working on this weekend.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Books!









Here's a large portion of my book collection and a few toys. The large black thing standing on the giant Lovecraft book on the top is actually a sculpture I made that I want to eventually turn into a ten foot tall statue. Hidden somewhere inbetween a few of those books are xeroxed pages of a good chunk of an unpublished Tobias Tak graphic novel. The Diane Arbus book near the top I bought for 2 bucks at a used book store, one of my favorite photography books, has a lot of people with mental disabilities wearing halloween masks, really strange imagery. Just below that is another of my favorite books, a large collection of Piranesi's Prison etchings.

Ok, now someone else post their books!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Monsterama



Hi everyone. I'm sorry I havent been around but I have been watching and loving everyone's work. Here are a couple of new pics for my new "Mr. Mostyn's Monsterama" zine. Out in the Spring I hope. All monsters, art, comics, trivia and so on. Just got done with a local show and now, I can have some time to post a little more. Hope you enjoy

Black in Back

Yes.I'm glad too.

I've been drawing up a storm lately, propelled by the recent acquisition of an actual "client". I've sold a few things here and there, but this new guy bought a bunch. I'd like to think it doesn't matter. It doesn't , in a way- I'm sure I'd still draw- but this little incentive has given me a little push, to be sure.

Here are a few newer ones:









(click on all to enlarge)

ALSO:

If any of you guys would like to contribute interviews to the Top Drawer Blog, I'd be more than happy to have you. It's pretty fun, but I got a little burnt on it, to be honest. I'll still conduct interviews, just not on a regular basis.

Listening:

-Dead Moon

- Lot's of old metal, like Metal Church, Iron Maiden, Sodom , early Accept and lots more. I'm trying to dig deeper into more obscure metal, but money is an issue. A lot of times, even if the music isn't top notch, I still get a lot out of the covers, logos, photos,etc.. Something about that era really gets me. Hard to explain.

Giorgio Moroder. - Thanks Jeffrey!

Watching- Battlestar Season 4. Anybody else?
I got The Dark Knight for Xmas and have been watching the shit out of it too. I don't think it's a perfect movie, but there's some kind of power that overrides those flaws.

I've started a new "solo" blog. It's more of an online scrapbook. Check it out HERE. I continue to use Flickr a lot. That sort of satisfies that urge to post my drawings. If you haven't done so yet, hit me up on Flickr , Myspace and Facebook..

Anyhow, Glad to be back.

OLD STUFF

It's kind of terrifying how much work i do. I just realized that there are hundreds of drawings that i did over the last year that i haven't scanned in! Anyhow, here are some things i've been keeping from you.

Bilbo's meeting with Smaug. I've grown increasingly annoyed with the Peter Jackson/Brothers Hildebrandt interpretation of the Lord of the Rings stuff & decided to take it to the extreme nachos 1988 style of semi-representationism.
smaug and bilbo

Here's an army of Orcs of the Iron Crown leaving Barad Dur.
baraddur

I was also getting back into more conventional drawing (for me anyhow). Here's my Jabberwocky.
jabberwocky

And this is the picture that got my old myspace profile deleted! Tossers.
andy social