Tuesday, May 31, 2016

CREEPING WAVES

"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


Dark Lodge presents Motel Hell

Motel Hell poster for Dark Lodge on June 16th, 2016 in Columbia City, Seattle, WA.
Artwork ©2016 Nick Gucker
Had the opportunity to create poster art for an old cult horror classic, Motel Hell. It's for a special screening put on by Dark Lodge for Ark Lodge Cinema in Columbia City. There's always trivial, raffles, specially tailored drinks and fun merch made specifically for screenings each month.


So, come on down June 16th, 2016 to the Ark Lodge Cinema for a special Dark Lodge presents screening of MOTEL HELL and pick up the new poster, have a drink and enjoy the show!




Friday, May 13, 2016

The Mummy

New Mummy print, based on Karloff's run of the Universal horror icon raised from the Egyptian dead. With a guest appearance from the lovely Zita Johann. Some of you may have already seen this in the wilds where it debuted at Emerald City Comicon this last April, then showed up at Monsterpalooza in Pasadena, CA, then again at HP Lovecraft Film Fest in San Pedro.
Be on the lookout for it again at Crypticon Seattle this Memorial Day weekend.



Screen printed black, silver and gold on chipboard stock, 16x20", from the inky fingers of masterful print art, Creepycult. Available at a convention probably no where near you. So they will soon be available via my Etsy shop online.



DARKWAVE: The Art of Dewey Guyen

Samples from two pieces submitted for the Dewey Guyen DARKWAVE show at Push/Pull Gallery. 
I'm very excited to be part of the DARKWAVE: The Art of Dewey Guyen show happening Sat. May 14th at Push/Pull Gallery in Ballard.


This show is featuring incredible underground weirdness by young Canadian artist Dewey Guyen and guest art honoring the works of Dewey Guyen by local talent like myself, Marc J Palm, Seth Goodkind, Marie Hauser, and Jason Middleton.

This should prove to be a provocative and heady visual experience.


Push/Pull's offical statement for the show is as follows:

May 14th, during the Ballard Art Walk, we open DARKWAVE, Dewey Guyen's much anticipated premiere in a US gallery.

Dewey Guyen is a young Canadian illustrator/painter/cartoonist born on April 17th, 1992 in a refugee camp at Galang, Indonesia from Vietnamese/American and Cambodian/Chinese parents. Growing up and living between Sherbrooke & Montreal in the province of Quebec, greatly inspired by underground cartoonists, german expressionism & medieval engravings. He started publishing his first comics/illustrations inside fanzines locally & in France at the age of 12 and never stop since, cumulating publications worldwide with art publishers such as Le Dernier Cri, SSE Project, Kuš!, United Dead Artists & Timeless Editions. His signature style varies depending on the media used, but it is mostly rooted in careful attention to technical details & dark/surrealist/nightmarish subjects.

Local artists were given the following description as inspiration from Dewey:
early 80's punk/new wave/goth teenagers aesthetics for the characters, abandoned cemeteries/punk squats, invisible evil spirits/crawling demons/strange and hungry animals, surrealistic horror/scary dream visions, scenes of forest/lakes at dawn with high wind/rain, animal skulls, infestations of rats/bats/owls/frogs/crows/snakes/insects, apocalyptic hellmouth visions, mysterious creeping aliens

Art Opening May 14th 6-10pm, art is on dispaly through June 8th.