Monday, August 31, 2015

It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Halloween is right around the corner, so I thought I'd post these Charlie Brown inspired pieces I'd done for a Halloween themed show last Oct. at Cloud Gallery. 

I always figured when the Great Pumpkin arrived, it would not be the Christmas Linus had hoped for, but a horrible horror show of weird proportions.

Originals of these are still available, acrylic and ink on chipboard.

These are avail as signed 11x17 digital prints, gloss finish on hefty card stock,
at my Nick the Hat etsy page.

Perhaps it's time for some new Halloween decorations this year, no?

Nick Gucker ©2014

Nick Gucker ©2014

Nick Gucker ©2014

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Preparing for NecronomiCon PVD 2015

I'll be a guest and vending at NecronomiCon Providence 2015 in The Lovecraft Grand Emporium.
From Thurs: noon ~ 4:30pm, Fie & Sat. ~ 10am - 6pm and Sun" 11am ~ 5pm at the Rhode Island Convention Center - Hall D.

New art prints to premier at NecronomiCon Providence 2015.

First up: Abyssian Gazer.
There are a couple variant options, but there is a run of 5 white, 5 silver (exclusive to Julian's for purchase) and about two dozen 1 of 1 color variants available.

Abyssian gazer hanging at Julien's in Providence, RI Ars Necronomica print show. 

There will be t-shirts of this design also available (in limited qty) at my table, in M, L, XL & XXL.
100% cotton Port & Company.

Silver on black
Brand new silkscreened art prints of THE DUNWICH HORROR.
Two varient color schemes available.
20x14, Signed and numbered.

Purple & Green/Blue version  

Silver & orange variant. 

Also, 'Nick the Hat's Denizens of Innsmouth' sticker 5 pack. 
Full color contour cut stickers!
I'm bringing 125 sticker packs in honor of Lovecraft's 125th birthday. 


And be sure to look for my Lovecraft illustration in the show program that accompanies a short essay regarding Lovecraft's love of science and astronomy and how that informed his writing, from Fred Lubnow, who writes amazing essays for Lovecraft Science, online. 

I'll have a few 8½x11 prints of this available at my table.

Much of this will be available on my Nick the Hat etsy storefront after the convention.

Thanks for reading, looking forward to connecting with all my friends in PVD and indulging in all things Lovecraftian, weird, horrorcentric, etc.

A big shout out to to my wife Denise, who is my never ending muse and inspiration, and a huge help putting together the sticker packs. 

And to Michael Bukowski for some second opinion on my Dunwich prints.

"IÄ! IÄ! Cthulhu fhtagn!" 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Amazing Punk Stories

Dressica Kill Maiden art by Nick Gucker for the cover of Amazing Punk Stories ©2015 

Dressica Kill Maiden art by Nick Gucker for the cover of Amazing Punk Stories ©2015 

New cover art done for David Agranoff's collection of weird punk tales called 'Amazing Punk Stories" from Eraserhead Press, with a forward by legendary genre author John Shirley. Cover design by Matthew Revert.
From the back of the book:
David Agranoff is a razor sharp writer, a storyteller with a hard rock pacing, a magician of ideas, an adventurer in subcultures, an expert in underground music scenes–all of which is apparent in Amazing Punk Stories. But he’s fundamentally something else. David Agranoff is an idealist in Hell.”
– JOHN SHIRLEY from his introduction

Gasp in horror at redneck cannibals who eat a steady diet of bands!

Tour the underground music scenes at the edge of the universe!

Behold the insanity of mosh pits at the end of the world!

From the frontiers of deep space to a punk rock village in the wasteland of a world nuked by Ronald Reagan. Amazing Punk Stories will take you to a punk scene in the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition. A punk scene both familiar and utterly bizarro.

Riffing off themes from the genres of mystery, western, cosmic horror and science fiction; Amazing Punk Stories contains thirteen studded and spiked tributes to classic pulp fiction.
Along with this release, Agranoff asked editor Jeff Burk, John Shirley and myself to list our five favorite punk songs. This was way harder than it appeared. Wanting to define the 5 best punk song first, then realising that was the wrong approach, focused on 5 personal favorites, though still hard, was quite the feat to narrow down. Ten would have been hard enough, but five!! Check out the song lists over at Agranoff's blog HERE.