Thursday, July 14, 2016

Push/Pull Gallery pieces from the 'DARKWAVE: The Art of Dewey Guyen' show

9x12" Nick Gucker ©2016

 11x17" Nick Gucker ©2013/16

These are the two pieces at Push/Pull Gallery from the 'DARKWAVE: The Art of Dewey Guyen' show last month. The pieces are still available and hanging. These are done with acrylic and ink.
I wanted to show the final pieces to you, my good people!
I'll post the titles later.  

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Obey the KLAW

I had the pleasure to work with rock warrior Casey Cunningham on developing cover art and booklet illustrations for his band KLAW for release July 2015.
He really liked my Phantasmonaut poster and wanted something in a similar vein. So I suggested the continuing adventures of the said Phantasmonaut as a theme and embarked on working out the space marauder mid-theft of some ancient cosmic relic on a weird dying world where he'd awakened it's god. 
I did an ink illustration and then colored and designed it in Photoshop.

For the interior illustrations Casey wanted to have images represent the acronym of KLAW, which is Knight, Leprechaun, Astronaut and Wizard.
I did my versions of these in black charcoal on toned paper with white highlights. 

Later that year, KLAW was part of Noise for Toys, where all proceeds go to purchasing toys for kids in need for the Christmas holiday season. Casey had the idea of Santa Clause facing off with Krampus for the flyer design. The event was a huge success. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Betsy Threatsy

Betsy Threatsy by Nick Gucker ©2013
Illustration of creepy-ass Betsy Threatsy I did for Jake Stratton, live barker for W.X.P.F.L. aka World Extreme Pencil Fighting League in Seattle, WA. This was supposed to be used for a coloring book of all the characters in the League. Not sure what came of it but realized I'd never posted it. Enjoy.

Punk Freak

Punk Freak by Nick Gucker ©2016
Quick 8x8" ink drawing I did while attending The Drawnk Show at Georgetown Liquor Co. in Georgtown, Seattle, June 11th. I touched it up afterwards with a bit of ink-wash, something I don't do too often.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

THE DRAWNK Art Show June 11, 2016

artwork by Rich Stevens
Every Wednesday, local and visiting artists meet together at a Seattle bar to drink, draw and generally art it up.

This is a show of their work.

THE DRAWNK Art Show June 11, from 12 - 10PM
Each 8" x8" piece is $40, right off the wall!
at the Georgetown Liquor Co., 5501 Airport Way S. Seattle

Here are the pieces I've submitted for the show.
Bali Vampire


Hunch Creeps
This is taking place during the annual Georgetown Carnival, live music, performances, clowns, art, food and more. 

Lucha Madness

Skin Peeler
I'll be there from 3-5 manning the table and hanging out. Come have drinks with me!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


"Creeping Waves" cover art by Nick Gucker ©2016
New cover art I did for Matthew M. Bartlett's newest collection "CREEPING WAVES, Broadcasts and Blasphemies" from Muzzland Press. Edited by Jonathan Raab with an introduction by Nathan Ballingrud.
This is a whole new collection of disturbingly weird and curiously unsettling works, including the novella 'RANGLE' that was published as a limited edition chapbook from Dim Shores press to great acclaim (which sold out quickly).

Creeping Waves interior illustration by Nick Gucker ©2016
You can learn more about Matthew M. Bartlett and CREEPING WAVES from The Conqueror Weird and WXXT both run by Brian O'Connell.

 Here's what some folks who've read have to say:

“[Bartlett] gets under the skin and digs deep. There is a mad genius at work here…I very much look forward to more from Mr. Bartlett. Highly recommended, there is something special at work here.” 
~ JUSTIN STEELE, the Arkham Digest

“…as the year winds down and I look back over what I’ve read during the last twelve months, Matthew Bartlett’s fiction stands out as among my two or three real discoveries in that time.” 
~ JOHN LANGAN, author

"This book is smart, weird, horror, with a touch of absurd humor, black as the pit, and full of teeth."
~ Yves Tourigny

"Such a hefty collection of stories and vignettes and truly odd odds-and-ends could easily become a drag in less skilled hands, but Bartlett delivers with confidence and a unique voice that weaves it all together naturally. Despite the unnaturalness of it all."
~ Hitch Enslor

"CREEPING WAVES takes that cubist, self-referential, interconnected CREEPTASTIC energy of the first book and seemingly mainlines it back into itself. And thus if GATEWAYS is a poem, then CREEPING WAVES is a Bosch painting."
~ Brian Lillie