On 9.13.2013 I had the honor of being the first artist featured at Weird Tales Magazine online, in a new section called "They See The Weird" put together by Doug Draa.
This was a thrilling thing to see and be a part of, since forever I've been a fan of Weird Tales, the weird fiction and of course all the wonderful art within. Many genre artists and writers got their start there and have now become legendary. It's one of the pulp magazines that has a heavy influence in what I do, collaborating and working with writers of the strange and weird to express particular moments with in a tale. Hopefully capturing the essence of a scene or scenario and enticing a potential reader to delve in and experience that moment in words.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
My pal Steve Lange, horror aficionado, actor and film maker, commissioned me to do a poster for his follow-up 2008 film Junkbucket, called Junk Bonds: The Return of Junkbucket. Steve wanted the poster to look like the 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre poster (Junkbucket's marketing imagery was a take on the original Friday the 13th). I painted up the image in acrylics and then did the layout and faux-aging in Photoshop.
I recommend this rollicking romp, who's story blurb goes a little like this: A sequel to the underground hit, Junkbucket, Junk Bonds picks up a year later as Junkbucket has found himself a family of phallic cannibals to join him in his quest to castrate most of Western Washington.
Sure to be a cult fave, this flick is chock full of splatter-horror-comedy, that hits all it's funny-bone beats and wincing gross-out gags on queue. A weird, fun and entertaining cast really helps put this film in an offbeat yet sincere place that keeps everything engaging with it's tongue firmly planted in it's cheek, so keep a tight hold on to your junk!
Playing at a film fester-val near you!
Check out the Junk Bonds FaceBook page here.
These were some graphics I'd put together to promote myself at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, May 2013. These images would be projected on theater screens in a wide format. I wanted room for the image and text but most of the images I do are portrait oriented, and are ill fit for such a wide area. So as a solution, I did a ghost image close up of the detailed work. I thought it an interesting way to utilize the same image and still fill the screen.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Commission piece for the HPLFF LUTG. A 72 hour film challenge done during the Lovecraft Film Fest. I added the text to this for my blog, but there have been a few versions of this image with and without text utilized to promote this event on the HPLFF web pages.
Roll a D20 sanity check before you feast your eye-holes on the 3D Cthulhu!!!
Original non-3D image appeared in the Lovecraft eZine, issue #13, for a story by Stephen Mark Rainey.
3D Cthulhu print now available (9x12), 3D glasses included. $15.
Hand screen-printed by Creepycult.