Saturday, November 4, 2017

Eyedolon Issue #1 from Broken Eye Books

Final cover art with text.

Scanned cover art before design, still taped to chipboard.

Cover art and logo design I did for Issue #1 of Eyedolon online weird fiction magazine, from Broken Eye Books. The cover image is based on part one of Matthew M. Bartlett's serial The Obsecration.
Patreon link to subscribe HERE.

Info about Eyedolon Magazine from the Broken Eye Books site.
The first issue of Eyedolon magazine is here! It's 84 pages with four stories:
Maura McHugh’s “Y,” a very personal apocalypse
S.P. Miskowski’s “Patio Wing Monsters,” a quizzical tale of convalescence
Matthew M. Bartlett’s “Who Beareth the Body,” mindbending small-town horror (part 1 of the serial The Obsecration)
Joseph S. Pulver's “The Package from Desertshore,” a surreal and poetic novelette (part 1 of The Night Museum)
Illustrations by Annada Menon and Thom Davidsohn. And Nick Gucker's wonderful cover.

Plus patrons can order Joseph Pulver's chapbook of “The Package from Desertshore” at a 50% discount.

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Sacred Order of the 9 Lives t-shirt

New SACRED ORDER OF THE 9 LIVES black cat Halloween t-shirt, now available at my Threadless shop. Join the Sacred Order. Get extra lives and level up on your Halloween skills.

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Order minimum $45 US/$80 INTL. Ends Dec 15 12AM CST. Excludes INTL Wall Art.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

New Nick the Hat T-Shirts on Threadless

I've put up some new design on my Nick the Hat Threadless artist shop.
Cosmic Paradigm Traveler is from my recent custom skate deck piece that sold at True Love gallery. a couple Lovecraft weird tale inspired pieces The Dunwich Horror (2015) and most recently The Cats of Ulthar (2017). Check it out and see if anything is of interest!

I've also entered Spiral Joy into the Design Challenge for voting. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Cats of Ulthar print

I have a brand new print available at my Nick the Hat Etsy shop.
The Cats of Ulthar, based on the short tale by H.P. Lovecraft. This print premiered at NecronomiCon, 2017 in Providence, RI and is the second print in my Lovecraft series. The first being The Dunwich Horror.
Three color screenprint, black, Gray and Red on thick white textured paper.
20x14", Limited Edition of 120 pieces.
Signed and numbered by Nick the Hat.

NOTE: 10% of proceeds will be donated to PAWS Animal Shelter.
PAWS is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Scroll down to see the pencil sketch and inks. Special bonus, a picture of the original concept art drawn by my wife, Denise Brown. This print would not exist if it wasn't for her suggestion and sketch. I am ever grateful!!
The Cats of Ulthar print. Nick Gucker ©2017

Pencils for The Cats of Ulthar print. Nick Gucker ©2017

Inks for The Cats of Ulthar print. Nick Gucker ©2017

Original concept art by Denise Brown for The Cats of Ulthar print. Nick Gucker ©2017

"It is said that in Ulthar, which lies beyond the river Skai, no man may kill a cat; and this I can verily believe as I gaze upon him who sitteth purring before the fire."
H.P. Lovecraft ~ The Cats of Ulthar (1920)

Thursday, August 3, 2017


Come out tonight for The Drawnk 8x8 show at Saloon Gallery located at the Pioneer Square Saloon, Seattle, WA!~  There will be a pop-up vendor section for a number of artists to sell prints and such, and I am one of them vending this evening, come by and say hello! 
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All art pieces are 8x8" and $40 off the wall!
Offical blurb for the show:
Every Wednesday, local and visiting artists meet at a Seattle bar to drink, draw, and generally art it up. This is a show of their work. Featuring over 300 artworks by 100 local artists, each 8" x 8"piece is only $40, and sold right of the wall! Drinks, snacks, artist tables it's gonna be a big ol' party and we hope you can make it!

These are the pieces I've done for the show.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cosmic Paradigm Traveler

"Cosmic Paradigm Traveler" acrylic and ink. ©2017
Photo by Tiny Box Media
"Cosmic Paradigm Traveler" is a custom painted skate deck I did for the "WANNA SEE MY DECK?" art show at True Love Tattoo and Gallery on Capitol Hill this Thursday for Capitol Hill Art Walk.
Over 50 artists really put their best foot forward in producing some amazing decks for this gathering. Hit the pavement and check out this show!

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Opening Reception:
July 13, 6-10PM
Music Provided by Jimi Jaxon
Refreshments provided

Show runs through August 6

Friday, April 21, 2017

Nick the Hat on Threadless

I've decided to open a store on Threadless to get more of my color work out and on t-shirt form.
Currently I've only a few designs available but will be adding more over the next few weeks.
Do take a moment to check it out, I'd love to hear some feedback and any requests of what you might like to see of my art on t-shirts. 
Thank you for your support.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Cosmic Paradigm Dweller soft enamel pin

New Nick the Hat product, the Cosmic Paradigm Dweller soft-enamel pin available at my Etsy store

Beware it's probing eye!
Avoid it's terrible tentacles! 
Don't get caught by this cosmic-horror!!

This pin is based on my art print called "A Phantasmonaut Caught in the Tentacles of a Cosmic Paradigm", depicting the Cosmic Paradigm Dweller. 

Soft enamel pin with rubber backer. 
Edition of 100. 

1.25" soft enamel pin

Designed by Nick the Hat

Monday, March 6, 2017


Baby Bottle - Acrylic on woodpanel • Nick Gucker 2017

Bottle Kappa - Acrylic on woodpanel • Nick Gucker 2017

Second Thursday, March 9th, during the Capitol Hill art walk, is an excellent show at True Love Art Gallery called 99 BOTTLES.  I have two pieces for this show which is also featuring many artists who attend the weekly, local to Seattle, drink and draw called 'The Drawnk' hosted by artist Casey Weldon. Casey is also curating the 99 BOTTLES show as well as inviting other artists from outside of Seattle to join in the enormous undertaking of a show.  

Sampler of some of the contributors to the 99 BOTTLES show. 

Join us this Thursday from 6-10 for a shindig of a show with tons of artists on hand, drinks, snacks and a dj.