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.
Black Hole Wizard paperdoll file with each clothing item on a different layer, to develop a consistent (but changeable) wardrobe for the character.
Free Comic Book Day 2013 print ad!
BHW is being worked on at the moment, around/after some pressing deadlines for other clients. It looks like May is going to be the big month to work on Issue 1.
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
Land of Tombs and Krypton
i had to make this planet for the background of a larger piece im working on, but that piece wont be done for a while so i figured i would post this in the meantime. that venerable photoshop planet tutorial always cranks out a delightfully cheesy worldlet!
heres a tshirt design im working on for a clothing client
“Alexis”, corrupt by her own poem and author name, stuck line by line into her hex file
“Alex Is” by thedevouringseason
less naked than she could be she waits.
she has not yet convinced herself that she
is vital to the continuance of herself or that
she is not
a bawd. to make holes in herself is
a sacrifice of a future in which nobody
asks her what was wrong. adolescence is
a briarpatch and we aren’t all up to
flying. there are those of us who kissed
in the bracken and went home scratched
and others who are still there today.
the eyes like any other organ lose themselves
by lack of attention. you aren’t looking. she is
no question a catalogue of hurt but it all grew back,
it’s all there now.
corrupted Emily #5
corrupting “Emily” from the Golden Hour series with text and concepts from Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. versions 1-4
(edit: i dont remember what the corruption was that broke the filenames and the last image in this set, but i think it was replacing every instance of “hh” with “dad”)