Friday, February 21, 2014

Preying Mystic

Preying Mystic ~ By Nick Gucker ©2013
I dig this piece I did, during a wee bit of spare time this last fall. Was a random doodle, starting with the head, that took on a life of it's own.
Fine Point Sharpie, Charcoal white highlights on chipboard, 8½ x 11ish.
Might have to do a print run of this dude.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Zombie Gigilo


A couple of charcoal illustrations I did to a very sick and barf-inducing rotten little story by S. G. Browne, author of the books "Breathers",  "Fated", "Lucky Bastard", "Big Egos" and "I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus".
These illustrations appeared along his story in issue #7 of Strange Aeons Magazine. The story was previously published in "The Living Dead 2" in 2010.
But before it was ever published, “Zombie Gigolo” debuted at the 2008 World Horror Convention, where it took 3rd Place in the annual Gross Out Contest.
A putrescent hand-clap to you, Mr. Browne!


Sunday, February 16, 2014

North American Migrating Fungi


New Print available - "North American Migrating Fungi" 8½ x 11 Giclee, signed.

Datlow Mention

Posted Feb. 5th on Ellen Datlow's Facebook wall...

"As I read for the Best Horror of the Year, I make note of the artists whose work impresses me during the year. The following are those whose work I came across in journals, magazines, or website, or on the covers of anthologies and collections. You can usually find their work online. You might want to consider some of them for the World Fantasy or Hugo Award. (I have no vested interest in them, other than I like their art and would love to see the newer/obscure artists get more attention in the field): Teresa Tunaley, Dominic Black, Dave Senecal, Yuri Kabisher, Tara Bush, Kinuko Y. Craft, David Gentry, Vincent Sammy, Tessa Chuddy, Soufiane Idrassi, Carlos Araujo, Saber Core, Sarah Emerson, Rasa Dilyte, Athine Saloniti, Brigitte-Fredensborg, Akura Pare, Linda Saboe, Nick Gucker, Ben Baldwin, John Kaaine, Mike Dominic, Eric Lacombe, Anja Millen, Kate Harrison, Lynette Watters, Stephen Upham, Melissa Gannon, Azathoth, Tais Teng, Joachim Luetke, Sam Dawson, Mikio Murakami, Richard Wagner, Tom Brown, Ed Binkley, Miles Tittle, Stephen J. Clark, Reggie Oliver, Danielle Serra, George Cotronis, Oliver Wetter, Richard Wagner, Erin Wells, Edward Miller, David Ho, Ashley Mackenzie, Szymon Siwak, David Rix, Keith Miller, Louise Boyd, Lauren Rogers, Amandine van Ray, Katerina Apostolakou, Justin Aerni, Johannes Amm, Pauline De Hoe, Martin Wydooghe,Richard Anderson, Jon Foster, Greg Ruth, Chris Buzelli, Red Nose Studio, Victo Ngai, John Jude Palencar, John Picacio, Robert Hunt, Gregory Manchess, Anna and Elena Balbusso, Goni Montes, Karla Ortiz, Nicolas Delort, Pascal Campion, Sam Wolfe Connelly."

Thrilled and honored to be mentioned and on Ellen's radar. And what great company to be named along with.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Prints of Darkness

North American Migrating Fungi. Original drawing done for Max Clotfelter's DUNE drink & draw at Cafe Racer.

Original B&W illustration done for Skurvy Ink's t-shirt design promoting Kevin Shamel's "Rotten Little Animals" novel from Eraserhead Press.



Just a wee update. I'll be attending Kirk von Hammett's Fear FestEvil in SanFrancisco Feb. 7 -8th 2014, with my partners in crime, Lance Thingmaker and Max Reinhardt.

Working on colorizing some previous B&W artworks for some new prints and working on putting together some art-cards (my genius wife, Denise's suggestion) to make available some of my art at a lower price point.

Looking into putting together an Etsy store, so stay tuned for that!

Carry on and keep making great art!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sleeping Ute

Sleeping Ute by Nick Gucker ©2013

Illustration for Dark Discoveries Magazine #23 to a story called "Sleeping Ute" by fantastical fiction scribe Steve Ransic Tem.
It's a truly strange and somewhat whimsical tale with grim overtones. And I wanted to capture the odd and fantastic nature of the it all with the juxtaposition of the Ute in transformation and the drunken bumpkin miner of the story.
Done in charcoal on toned recycled paper stock.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Phonenutria Nouveau ~ Strange Aeons Issue #12

Phonenutria Nouveau by Nick Gucker ©2013

Cover painting done in thin acrylic layers for issue #12 of Strange Aeons magazine.
Influenced by Mid-twenties style, actress Theda Bara, an image of a model named Dezi photographed by amazing photographer Danielle Anathema and as an homage to editor-in-cheif and screenwriter Lawrence Ammiote's recent screenplay "Widowed".