Thursday, January 28, 2010

Captain Beefheart

I've very recently discovered this guy's music, and I have to say he's definitely one of the greatest musicians who ever lived. Certainly one of the very best, if not the best, of his time. I must admit that, like many, I didn't get it at first, but I realized by the end of the first song by Beefheart that I listened to (I'm Gonna Boogiarize You Baby) that it is great music.

I encourage you to watch/listen to all these videos:

Lick My Decals Off, Baby is an attack on the senses.

And lastly, here's the BBC documentary about him:

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

(Very) Rough Draft for Title Lettering Cover of Kurdt's Book

My horrible scanner cut off the very end.

So, Kurdt, here's the rough for my amateurish lettering of the cover of your book, "A Smell of Whisky, A Swallow of Blood", which took about 4 or 5 minutes to do. I could not find Nico's cover so I just winged it. Is there anything you'd like me to change about the design (I'll change the little stuff like off-kilter lettering in the finished version) before I do the slick, finished version in Rapidograph pen (Smell of Whisky) and brush (Swallow of Blood)? I'll be a lot more careful with lines for that one (the broadway font would be solid black, the "Swallow of Blood" would be quick, jagged ink brush marks).

Monday, January 18, 2010

Youtube Crap

Yes, I watch retarded videos on Youtube. Don't you?
It's a hollow, guilty pleasure. They amuse the caveman side of my brain.

I hate Dane Cook but this video is beyond words.

The below doesn't really fit, but oh well

Next post will have my drawings.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cartoonists I barely know of, whose work I need to look into.

Rick Trembles:

Some of this guy(above)'s work is so perverse and disturbing that Crumb couldn't handle it. I had a hard time finding a clean drawing by him (below).

Bruce N. Duncan:

Apparently, one of the great, "crude", cartoonists. I discovered his work in Weirdo magazine a few months before he died in July 2009. Brilliant.

Kazuo Umezu:

Said to be the Japanese master of horror comics. What little I've seen is terrific.

Dave Cooper:

I think the story with Cooper is that he used to draw all comics, now he draws fat women and children's books.

Ho Che Anderson:

His art is beautiful.

Lyonel Feininger:

Did very, very little comics work. I've seen a few of the comics.

John Stanley:

Did the Little Lulu and Nancy comic books.

C.F. (below, seated):

Did Powr Mastrs 1-3.

Bald Eagles:

Mysterious guy. I've seen some of his work.

Rand Holmes:

Underrated underground cartoonist and oil painter, I've read.

Lawrence Hubbard:

Did the punkish "Real Deal" comic books.

Richard Sala:

What I've seen by this guy is excellent. Mystery comics stuff.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Song Meme

Another Spumkin post imitation. I'm not a huge fan of the band, but I thought it might bring some interesting results.

Pick your Artist:

Are you a male or female?:

Describe yourself:
Secret Agent Man

How do you feel?:
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

Describe where you currently live:
The 4th Dimension

If you could go anywhere, where would you go?:
Beautiful World

Your favorite form of transportation:
Strange Pursuit

Your best friend is:
Puppet Boy

You and your best friends are:
Through Being Cool

What's the weather like?:
The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize

If your life was a TV show, what would it be called?:

What is life to you?:
Working In The Coalmine

Your last relationship:
Big Mess

Your fear:
SIB (Swelling Itching Brain)

What is the best advice you have to give?:
Be Stiff

Thought for the Day:
Love Without Anger

How I would like to die:

My soul's present condition:
Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth

My motto:
Whip It