My latest piece “Cordyceps” was created for Travis Louie’s ZOMBIE show in New York city. Press release:
NEW YORK, NY (May 25th, 2013) –When most of us hear the mention of the word “zombie”, it brings up images from George Romero’s “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” movies, the AMC television series, “THE WALKING DEAD”, and both Max Brooks’, “Zombie Survival Guide” and “World War Z”. Contemporary society has become obsessed with this dead, cannibalistic phenomenon. Yet the earliest appearances of zombies date back to African and Caribbean religious mythologies. Some argue even earlier manifestations can be found in the “Epic of Gilgamesh” and “New Testament Book of Daniel”. It wasn’t until the early 20th century, that zombies first made their debut in American popular culture. From then onward, the horror paradigm evolved from bewitched, voodooed creatures, to the decaying undead with a taste for human flesh.
In the past few years, the images of the walking dead have appeared in numerous ad campaigns, countless video games, and organized “zombie walks” across the USA. It seems everywhere we look, people have “zombie” on the brain. With this art show, we asked 50 artists to interpret the word “zombie”. What is it about living dead that intrigues us? Is it the idea that they were once like us? Are the masses really consumer “zombies” programmed to receive and carry out the demands of commerce, by going out and shopping for the latest things they’ve been convinced that they need? Or is the zombie sensation just another popular culture craze? Get your zombie on with us this summer.
Artists include: Stefano Alcantara, mia araujo, William Basso, Michael Canavan, John Cebollero, Peter Chan, Bobby Chiu, David Chung, Steven J Daily, Matt Dangler, Brendan Danielsson, Kato Destefan, Dave DeVries, Dienzo, Bob Dob, zoetica ebb,Bob Eggleton, Steve Ellis, Katelan Foisy, alex garant,Mark Garro, Eliza Gauger, Lisa Gloria, Gothic Hangman, Stan Grograou, Fred Harper, Kelley Hensing, Stephen Hickman, Joshua Hoffine, Martin Hsu, Sarah Joncas, J Anthony Kosar, Aimee Kuester, Edith Lebeau, Steven “Kid” Lew, Robert Mackenzie, Angie Mason, Vince Natale, Vincent Di Nguyen, Kathie Olivas, Brandt peters, Lou Pimentel, Stephen Price, Carlos Ramos, Brandi Read,
Chris Seaman, Allison Sommers, Tatiana Suarez, L’amour Supreme, Mark Texeira, eric wilkerson, David C Wong, Jasmine Worth, Jane Ann Wynn, Chet Zar, Zombienose
*Artists are subject to change
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An opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 25th from 7pm – 11pm. Last Rites Gallery is located at 511 West 33rd Street, 3rd floor, between 10th and 11th avenues, New York. For more information, please contact: Erica Berkowitz, (212) 560-0666, email@example.com
If I can find one of those last-minute cheap tickets I’ll be attending, but I’d say the chances of that are minimal. It looks like an incredible lineup, and what little I’ve seen so far of the contributions are really excellent.
8 x 10”
charcoal and oil on board
for Travis Louie’s ZOMBIES show at the Last Rites Gallery.
back when i was at my first art school i checked out a book of Gustav Doré spot illustrations and then never returned it. i spent today working on a t-shirt design for a client, so here’s a really quick preliminary sketch for a pinup page for Lamezone’s HAIL GAY SATAN zine, for which i already did one other (similarly obscene) pinup, also completely unsolicited! these two are Krystal and Junk
sketch for an order shipping today. this rabbit girl sort of looks like grimes
hi. it’s almost 6 in the mroning an there was a “dedline” to finish this 6-panel folding single-sheet comic by today because of Reasons. which is why i am posting it on australia time.
this is a promotional/one-off/for-fun Black Hole Wizard comic, written by Simon for me to sort of practice on. despite loving comics more than maybe any other kind of illustration, i’ve never had the flaps to really pursue them UNTIL NOW
i’m not happy with this piece but i AM happy about finishing it so——-
index card doodles for recent etsy orders
i got u ken
My collection of Unhallowed Metropolis illustrations are now available on a gorgeous 13 x 19” archival cotton rag giclee, singly or in a set, on my store. The printing looks absolutely stunning; like a gorgeous velvety inkwash or watercolor. I’m so glad I invested in this printer holy shit.
Emotive reference sheet for the protagonist of Black Hole Wizard.
I’m actually not super happy with these but I lost about two weeks to The Void recently and crawling back out has been slow going. Right now I just want this to be posted and done so please forgive the problems.
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This is page 1 of 2 pages of emotive prompts just to help me get used to drawing Qutaybah. As you can see I’m not super settled yet, and he’s still pretty off-model in a lot of ways ugh
Anyway I think the hair/beard style will change in-story. Not from panel to panel obviously, but I braid and style my hair different from day to day in real life so I have never really been on board with dressing Qu in a “uniform” in the traditional cartoon sense. Curly hair in particular is a thing that lends itself to being fucked with, if only to keep it out of your way.