Monday, February 23, 2015

Lustmord/Neurosis NecronomiCon Show Poster 2013

Lustmord/Neurosis NecronomiCon Show Poster ©2013 Nick Gucker
In 2013, I was asked to design a flier for the Neurosis / Lustmord show planned in conjunction with Necronomicon.  Joe Shea aka The joey Zoneeditor of the NecronomiCon Providence 2015 Program Bookhead and curator of Ars Necronomica art exhibit threw some ideas at me.  I riffed on them until we came up with something that pleased us both, a clutch of cultists hailing an old god from the abyss into the new world.
It was an honor to create the artwork and poster for apocalyptic soundscaper Lustmord and masters of doom, Neurosis, two musical groups for whom I've much love, appreciation and respect. The show was a rare treat for Americans, since Lustmord rarely performs on US soil.
It was like a baptism of sonic joy being in attendance and bearing witness to these two crushing bands doing what they do best in the company of fellow weirdlings and fanatics in the birthplace of the Lovecraftian mythos, Providence, RI.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Shambler from the Stars


My interpretation of the Shambler from the Stars (aka Star Vampire), as written by Robert Bloch from a story of the same title.

It was red and dripping; an immensity of pulsing, moving jelly; a scarlet blob with myriad tentacular trunks that waved and waved. There were suckers on the tips of the appendages, and these were opening and closing with a ghoulish lust.... The thing was bloated and obscene; a headless, faceless, eyeless bulk with the ravenous maw and titanic talons of a star-born monster. The human blood on which it had fed revealed the hitherto invisible outlines of the feaster.
—Robert Bloch, "The Shambler from the Stars"

This illustration was done for Strange Aeons, a miniature skirmish games company focusing on eldrich horrors, from Vancouver, BC.