Sunday, November 20, 2011


The decision has been made. This will be part of the 2011 Black & Gold Prospectus.

Dang State 1

Needs work but wanted to post.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Scroll down to see partial inspiration (bearded head). I am a chameleon. Of sorts.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


I can't express how much I love these graphic images by Michael David Brown.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

JOHN AUSTEN II - The Little Ape

I don not own this book. I did not do these scans. But since I just lost this bid on Australian eBay and it is in mind at the moment I want to post these few great shots from Little Ape illustrated by John Austen. I my years of collecting his work I had never come across this rare gem.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

JOHN AUSTEN I - Everyman

In my travels around the internet I have found that my favorite book illustrator, John Austen, is very poorly represented so I have decided to begin scanning pages from my book collection to post them here. His work was exceptionally suited to erotic illustration, but he rendered in a way that was not sexy (as was common in the 20s and 30s) and he also had an exceptional command of spot color rendering; he and the printers obviously worked together to make some of the finest books of the last century. The images below area a large representation of those found in EVERYMAN (& Other Plays) printed by Chapman & Hall in 1925 and printed at The Whitefriars Press of London & Tonbridge. The images represented are printed in black, gold and lush blue. Even in the scans you can see that that the publisher chose not to use leaves of any sort to cover the illustrations as the gold ink and black ink on the preceding pages affected one another over time and the text can be viewed within the gold on the proceeding page. It is both very frustrating and also an interesting happening caused by the passing of time that no one who owned this book when it was printed would ever see.
If my house caught on fire and everything living was safe I would return to the library and choke down more smoke than I have allowed into my lungs in my lifetime to recover this book.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Two New Unicorn Afire Colorways

The always popular Unicorn Afire print which lasted three editions has finally been put to bed and is sold out. In its place I have printed two brand-new colorways more in line with my current color scheme. The yellow & gold version is limited to 40 signed & numbered copies. The gold on black version is limited to 20 signed & numbered copies. Each is only $10 post-paid in my web store.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Image number 7 in the ten print Prospectus Series (as is building on my homepage). this still has a some minor cleanup and detailing work to do, but for the sake of on-screen viewing it is as it should be.
I like it just as well flipped. What appears like a demon head in the upright image is actually more similar to an elephant skull in shape and design.

Rise Again

Unless there are a couple spare prints up at the Merchant Co., the third and last printing of Unicorn Afire is officially sold out. This has been my most popular print over the past few years and I am going to somewhat put it to bed while at the same time resurrect it in a different form. I have decided to try to print the fourth run in a black & gold colorway - more in line with my current color choices in my work. Paper is cut & screens are thawing. If they come out to my liking they will be available online and at the Merchant Co. in the next two weeks.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Can't wait to get all of these on my body. The colors in these prints by bongout and the brutish designs are just fantastic.
C. Bongout, Gfeller & Hellsgard

Monday, August 15, 2011


Part of the 2011 Prospektus. First completed state. I still need to add veins of gold to the stone structure. I hope it won't take away from the design/structural integrity but it relates to the gold used to construct the castle and references the material engagement of man and how he uses the materials for his own lofty means ignoring the effects on the frailty of the surrounding nature.
For years I have fantasized a vectorized drawing system that could be added into my handmade drawings that was built of pre-existing parts. Like a side-scrolling video game or Lego it can be quickly edited, copied, rotated, added to, and scaled to fit in with anything upon which I am working. I finally turned that fantasy into a real system and found it quite satisfactory to build a castle with it to add to the hand-drawn portion of this piece, from which I believe it does no detract but only compliments.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Aquirax Uno

Another artist I had never heard about until two weeks ago. Aquirax Uno. He is like the psychedelic Harry Clarke of Japan in the 60s. Where did this stuff come from?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A blog?

While doing a google search I stumbled upon this great blog - I guess that is what one would call it - that is just page after page of random images. It's like a visual test. How many proprietary images can you identify? I've never seen anything like this. I cannot stop paging through. Good stuff. below is just one of the the thousands of images set along-sdie Twi'Leks, the Time Machine, food images, x-rays, old electronics, logos, movie stills and celebrity portraits. I only post this one because it seems to optically alter when you scroll up & down and that is killer.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

breaking the monotony

Sorry for posting 5 almost exactly the same images. Here is something to break up the monotony. I don't think I have posted it previously.