Thursday, May 31, 2012


A kinda strange drawing by me, Marc van Elburg & Zeke Clough in it's different stages. Yeah, it got so weird that in the end i decided to take it out from our Dollmatrix-book. Can be that it'll show up in our so called "Weird Zine" later on instead, together with some other weird shit that didn't fit into Dollmatrix...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sketch of a nurse with a syringe

Sometimes I find creepy pics on the net that are so irresistable that I draw from them immediately.

Monday, May 28, 2012

4 colors linocut

This one is cutted on PVC, 4 time "plaque perdue".

Sunday, May 27, 2012

I worship Venus of Willendorf (if it means what I think it means) and I hate people who drop litter

 I wouldnt be surprised if I got complaints on Deviantart that this is "ugly". It's been too long since I done sexual/porn stuff. There are a lot of very skilled artists who do porn/pinup stuff but it is nearly always boring and bad in so many ways. Still those same old jokes you got in 50s mens magazines that werent funny then and still arent funny. Sometimes I think a lot of that art reinforces anti sex attitudes when a pornographer should presumably be pro sex. Why be so coy when you want to draw a naked woman? I understand there is an excitement in embarrassment/social awkwardness about sex and I'm not immune to it, but for a couple of years I've been thinking it might be a negative thing to embrace, so I try my best to avoid it in my own art. I feel similar about presenting art as dirty/naughty, which a lot of porn people cherish but I think must have negative influence.

 I've thought of criticizing some artists because I think they can do better, but I've always hesitated because I assume they'd take it badly. Some of them have modest aspirations and only want to put out sexy pictures and I cant relate to anyone who doesnt want to make their life as enriched as possible through their art. I think its a real waste of talent to keep doing the same thing for decades like Gil Elvgren or Bill Ward. Pick out 10 or 20 of their best pictures and you dont need to see the hundreds of others they did.

 I finsihed looking at my Gustave Dore books recently and as astonishing as the pictures often are, I feel a large amount of the pieces are redundant after you've seen the better ones. I know he was doing these for story books, but taken out of context, things get very samey (he is one of my heroes all the same). I've become very conscious of repeating myself, because I plan to do a lot of large epic scenes and I dont want all that effort to go into what will eventually seem as too familiar.

 The picture above: I think some of the paint strokes are sloppy and the background is shitty in places but I think I got what I was after. This came out of a piece that wasnt working which changed into another idea I wanted to do instead. I thought of scrapping this one because I was going to use her pose again in the changed idea, but I liked it too much and I thought it had something that the similar new pose in the new changed idea would never have. I hope the woman in upcoming piece wont seem too similar.

 On a different note, a lot of youngsters are using my dads fields because of the unusually good weather and some of them are having parties because they are leaving school. These fields are our home/property and part of the business and home to the cows. People are allowed to come up and enjoy the hills, part of the attraction of the countryside is the lack of litter. But these kids have parties, drop hundreds of litter and burn tents and sometimes throw stones at the cows. They are ruining the place they come to have a good time at. Cows choke on litter and can have a long and unpleasant death.
 If you know anyone who litters on farms as if it were their own property, dont hesitate to use their property as a dumping ground and if they complain, bite their fucking lips, eyelids, ears and teeth right off.
 Seeing these bastards drop litter even if the streets makes me want to pick up, find their house and put it in their letter box.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Snake hunting

Just testing a new lino cut, for the very fine French anthology Turkey Comix (as in: the funny-looking bird, not the country). The snake is the two-headed Amphisbeana from the medieval bestiariums. Maybe that is not that obvious. In the Middle Ages you could at least be certain that it had to be the Devil's work. Ah, let them wonder what it is. Anyway, this still needs fixing in places. And I ran out of all blockprint inks, except bright red. Don't like red.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Laimingoji [Happy one]

Laimingoji [Happy one] by Shaltmira
(A4 paper, rapidograph)

I would like to thank to everybody that makes me sad time to time,
you remind me that nothing makes me more happy than drawing.

LT in the CAN

Poster by Shaltmira

☠PARTY HARD☠ ---June 5th--- event 'LT in the CAN' - take a sip of devastating placebo :
Tonstartssbandht (USA), Flesh Flash (LT) + drawings exhibition --- organized by Ilona Metz & Shaltmira.

Friday, May 18, 2012

José de Sigüenza

The cover of a new in-between sketchbook, quickly done with acrylics on black paper. This Spanish monk from the 16th century was one of the earlier historians to comment on Hieronymus Bosch and therefore of interest to me.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Marcel Herms is a long-time contact of mine (since 1997). Get in touch for collaborations on zines etc. ...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

MR.BLACK in "Distorted Mirror"

Serbian comics anthology "Distorted Mirror" (with my comix "Mr.Black") premiere in public, on a huge design festival in Belgrade,
\m/ - (part 1/5, story by Dragana Mladenović) -

Risograph prints

Thanks to FuFu for inviting me back on EBD, here are some recent risograph prints that I'm selling in my webshop.

Monday, May 14, 2012

work from the ase show

KŪTVĖLA #5 zine cover

KŪTVĖLA #5 zine cover [rapidograph on paper, A4]

(annual metal-heads alco-football festival zine)


When I was kid people says "you have to find your own style", I never found what this really means for me, I'm still wondering... I can't decide to just use one sort of drawing or line, even if I think I have one on scraperboard, I'm really amazed by you peoples who catch a specific style that I can recognize immediatly... So I'm still lookintg for it!

progress ;

Friday, May 11, 2012

RAPED ROOM by Shaltmira

Hello, comrades!

Yesterday I participated in experimental student's art festival "Sound for View" (in Šiauliai, Lithuania) and made a drawing on wall, and later made whole room as art-instalation. Here are some videos:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hi, everyone! Sorry, I've been silent for a while. I got laid off from work, so now I'm 100% freelance. Going to see how this works out. I'm certainly much happier without having to commute to New York City every day. Anyway, two things. First, is a drawing I made last night of an industrious Elder One :

Second, I went to Sandy Hook the other day and stumbled across something terrible, so I filmed it and made a little movie. I wouldn't normally post videos here, but I think it's somewhat appropriate. 

K8PR3135 - Deconstructed Raw Data

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Outermost - Beware of This and That

One of the first Japanese noise-artists I discovered.


At the Going Blind workshop and gallery which is about to close, Adrien Fregosi and myself are screenprinting Chewingscum cover (drawn by Zeke Clough)... Chewingscum is a collective fanzine... I collected the drawings two years ago. (Newcomers of ebd, if you're not in it, I probably didn't know you at the time).

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Le Petit Mignon presents:

“My bell-end ain’t at the top of my shaft”, at Mograg Gallery (Tokyo):
May 12th – May 27th 2012

“My shaft ain’t at the bottom of my bell-end”, at Galaxy Gallery (Osaka):
May 24th – May 29th 2012

Friday, May 04, 2012

3 parts drawing

Here's one drawing I made for a flap-book initiated by Timothy Georgarakis, to be published in the year by LDC & us