Thursday, 21 July 2011

They were warned...They are doomed...And on Friday the 13th, nothing will save them

hey! so first off, i'm pleased to say that ill be going to the Toronto Fan expo this year and ill be there handing out goodies as well as nerding out hard with my fellow virgins. Ill have a limited number of A Nightmare On Elm Street prints that ill be making, as well as some other things just as a promotional thing. And what better place to get a Nightmare print! Because if you get one you can get it signed at the expo by the one and only Freddy himself! Mr Robert Eungland! For more info on the expo go here 

 On that note to, I did another slasher piece just for fun. Im pretty jazzed on how the illustration came out. Also I finally got my Friday the 13th Snes game in the mail today so that makes for a good day. I just absolutely fell in love with the cheesy and horrible 80's box graphics and thought it would look good beside my Friday the 13th vhs's (that's right, i still have vhs's to). The people from the prince Charles Cinema were nice enough to send me a letter with some movie tickets for my efforts on the Hobo With A Shotgun Poster I did. Sadly I don't know when I'll get to London to use them haha.

Also, here's the two new pieces I put together for Vices, Live In 3d. They were really fun to put together. One in a H.P. Lovecraft inspired Cthulu design. I just wanted to make that one cartoony and a total orgy of tentacles, claws and teeth so it takes a while of looking at to to know whats going on and that's what I went for haha.
The second design is my favorite of the two. This is actually what the band requested for the illustration. they asked for every detail on the girl except for the vest and eye patch and corny tattoos that I tossed into the mix. They're only worry about the piece was that there wasn't ENOUGH nudity which I was surprised to hear, but as Blake would tell a girl upon the first viewing of his penis "less is more"

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Counterparts/ Hobo with a shotgun poster artwork.

First off i'm very pleased to announce that the poster I've done for the Prince Charles Cinema in London was selected as the winner and has been on display at the theatre for their UK run of Hobo With A Shotgun. Its an honor to have been recognized by such great artists like Jason Eisner, the films director as well as Tom Hodge, the artist behind the brilliant original Hobo poster who has since become a giant contributor to the revival of grind house and film art and has been a big part of its revival.

Don't forget, go out and rent or buy ( you really should buy) Hobo with a shotgun. Its a great film and even if you don't appreciate the story for what it is you should be able to appreciate the film for what it is because its a triumph that this film was ever made, let alone released and the story of the director deserves some applaud and respect.

Also in recent Pat Sparrow news, I was commissioned for another fun poster from Pear Tree Productions. Farrell's a good pal so a lil over a week ago when he first asked me about it I got to work straight away since it was time sensitive and I'm happy about the progress of the piece thus far. And if you're into the poster, get into the show. Farrell's the man you wanna support within the music scene because hes such a big lover of it and contributor and he keeps bands like these around
One more quick note. Im very pleased to announce Iam the new vocalist for Toronto hardcore outfit Black Faxes. Black faxes are a group of really well rounded gents and I'm very appreciative of the opportunity to be making   music again with some of the highest caliber of musicians and writers i've gotten to work with yet. There will be much more to come on that not, we've come to fuck shit up.

Heres a lil piece i tossed together for the guys, Romero inspired. Queen of the witches! Stay posted and get a feel for the black faxes brand of hardcore tear your face off and eat it riffage.
thats all for now but lots of new news real real soon. Lots to be busy with, and I'm very happy to be so busy. But now, finally I shall rest, signing off at 5:42 in the am, this nocturnal creatures got some Z's to catch, and some sunlight to avoid.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Titan and Ken mode.

Hey there, pretty jazzed, got a couple new pieces here to show off. Its been a busy week but im enjoying the fruits of my labor and waiting for the weekend to come for some RnR. First off, Ive got a new poster ive been commissioned for for Titan, sharing the bill with Van City noise metallers KEN mode (Kill Everyone Now mode). I was excited to do this piece for such great bands, as well as the piece for Titans Toronto gig this Sunday at soybomb. View both underneath and go to both shows and have you mind blown out the back of your head by some credible and talented artists, not just metal artist, but artists.

the poster for this weekends show. 

my pals NORRIS are on this show Saturday with Titan as well, I posted earlier a poster i did for Norris's current tour, here as well is another variant that was done. Im in bed with some awesome bands here. 
listen to good bands here
Oh shit, before I forget to, I did a quick piece for my pal Blake's band Vices. Check it here, not my typical style, lil more cartoony than usual but it flies. I spent all night screening these shirts for their shows this weekend and they came out pretty damn good. Listen to Vices here 

Now off to enjoy my weekend entertainment at the cottage, hopefully ill get some sweet mantiquing  done at one of the dozens of antique joints on the way up to cottage country up north. Heres a pic of my entertainment, as well as a pic of my hobo with a shotgun poster tossed up at the London premiere, as well as a few other horror nerds submissions.