Over the last two months I have been working on paintings for my show at Vinyl On Vinyl in Manila, Philippines..
10 paintings that were to combine my love of silver age comics, and a recent more intense obsession with Jack Kirby as an artist and master of fantastic fiction. The aesthetic style of it influenced from different kinds of comics at the time of the silver age.. A little before or after as well.. KIRBY/DITKO bombast and action, E.C. Comics creepiness and sci fi weirdness as well as pre silver age stuff of the likes of L.B Cole.. I set out to do some weird comic book panel art that would be fun and easy to do for the show in Manila.. It was fun and indulgent even, but something happened as I was painting these... I was listening to Jack KIRBY interviews on YouTube and after I listened to all of those I was referred to Alan Moore interviews and grant Morrison interviews.. The Jack KIRBY interviews fascinated me because I love Jack Kirby and what he has done is sort of Mentor me from beyond the grave by providing the most incredible example of blue collar work ethic not to mention how weird and impressive and beautiful his imaginings always are.. He's not called the king for nothing.. Well the Alan Moore and grant Morrison interviews really set my mind off into a kind of interest in the psycho mental and spiritual involvement that creativity can invoke.. A sort of journey beyond the normal dimensions of story concepts and art as an imaginative astronaut willing to take on a mental freedom no matter how bizarre it could be.. A few Alan Moore interviews really got me thinking about how important socially active and antagonistic art is.. That it is at its best when it is for the people, not the status quo standard of self congratulating upper art echelons not available to the average joe.. It renewed my sense of this, although my modus operandi is to put my art in the hands of anyone if I can.. I then was in a mutational stage of silver age comic book social antagonism, which is ridiculous enough but then I started on the Robert Anton Wilson and Terrence Mckenna interviews.. Which completed my journey by bolstering my love of the absurd and the freedom it brings by overthrowing any current form of social niceties and standards, as well as kind of opening my mind to the spiritual shift that human beings are capable of through drugs and consciousness.. So of course whatever paintings I was working on by the time I was listening to Terrence McKenna, were completely taking an aggravated stance towards mentally inhibiting institutions.. The church, military industrial complexes, etc.. Of course i had to buy a couple of ounces of mushrooms so I could take them when I get back from my trip over seas.. Summer is good for hiking and spirit morphing! Haha!! So as I was painting this batch of weird paintings, I realized that a lot of what I was commenting on in these paintings were very Americanized themes and concepts.. Some emotional and some political.. I then thought of how the show was in the Philippines which is a country that I hear loves aspects of our western culture.. I thought of Fredric Wertham who wrote a book called " Seduction of the innocent" in 1954, which all but destroyed the comic book industry in the late 50's.. It put EC comics out of business, and the book claimed that comic books were influencing children with horrific themes and violence to be terrible, twisted future criminals.. It struck me that what really turns us into twisted versions of what could actually be, a peaceful beautiful organic occurance on earth, are our warlike behaviors, our social conditioning and standards, our subjugation and mental enslavement via stupid religions of ourselves and others..( there's a lot more to touch on but let's stick with only a few for now) .. Comic books don't make for a shitty world.. People doing the same dumb shit for generations and continuing the stupidity and lazy minded selfishness because we are addicted to things that work for us as an individual but put others back, make a shitty world.. We can't evolve if only a couple of people can afford it.. So I named the show "Seduction of The Innocent", an art show of my Wacky and critical commentary on some of our collective struggles as well as social/political institutions that I think will never get enough spankings.. And laying it out in my favorite art form style, comic books.. It has been an incredibly fun exercise into trying new things and pushing myself to do things I never had the discipline to mess with.(im looking at you, insane old tymey comic fonts) the show starts on March 25th.. A few days after my opening in Japan at Mishka Tokyo, which is where we are showing my new window display/installation for them on March 20th.. If anybody an come out and see me Id love though your face!
Thank you for reading my long pontificating description on how I arrived in a place of total confusion.

All paintings are on canvas
Acrylic, airbrush and ink
24x36 inches

1. Dysfunction, my old friend




2. Cosmic child, won't you love me?




3. Army of none




4. Hide the abnormal sense of self





5. The strange notion of equality and why it pisses off half the population




6. Be not afraid, little man





7. Reboot the system.





8. The green man hates them all





9. God and his uncanny ability to judge you




10. The zen of peace and it's fleeting nature



OK! Im releasing another 10 of each of my babies...
10 Morgoggs and 10 Ogos...
You may or may not see animated commercials of them on Adult swim soon, so be on the look out for that...
maybeon Friday march, 20th They will go on sale at noon pacific.
bagged with epic headers, they each come with a limited 8x 10 giclee print. the print is limited to only, this run.
$250 each...AND the kicker is..the first person to order a morgogg gets a blank black one FREE! As well as whomever orders the first Ogos will also get a free black blank..Im crazy, I like to hook people up. I love anyone who likes my stuiff so there it is...Youll get a sick hand painted bagged figure, a print and the chance to win a free blank..I did these deep color paint style with gold sprays and multi layers for depth..might dominate the shelf but I don't know, thats a matter of opinion! HA!
They will ship out within 3 days of purchase.
Thanks you guys!! I love you!

**For free shipping enter discount code "FREESHIPPING"
when you check out!


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I wanted to do some epic silk screen prints of my monster studies from My show " New Maps Of The Abyss" I just had in new York.. These are some of the classic characters from the Game, Dungeons and Dragons...
Perfect gifts for individuals ranging from misanthropic teen on up to stoned out uncle.





















I will be subsequently be releasing other classics in silk screen print as well soon. The first 20 orders of these prints get a random artist proofs of my release "Dead Folk Arcane" a print set..now enjoy them in TECHNICOLOR!!!

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I have been grinding away on Paintings for my show in new York, Animation projects, Toy releases and work for the Melkvins Documentary, bbut the thing i am happy to announce is that I am finally releasing NEW shirts and zip-up hoodies! Thank you for being patient with me as I get it all together just in time for the capitalist swine holiday of Black friday! hahaha! In honor of this holiday I am pretty much not doing anything except offering a FREE beanie with any order of $100 or more. I am also throwing in stickers and other little loose prints I have around! I honestly hope that if you buy any special gifts for people this year, that you buy from a small business..Not just mine, but any small business..In your neighborhood or online! Lets get together and support all the cool little places that make neat things. thanks for tuning in!
-SKINNER

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Unveiled! I debuted these freakish beings at Designer Con!
Was hard to keep it secret for so long! My new, first ever self produced japanese vinyl figures, Morgoog, and Ogos!
I have been working with David Arshawsky on several projects and thought I would spice it up by making epic large scale figures that I would have lost my shit over when i was little. I tried to touch on just the right balance of, 80's nostalgia, Kaiju giant monster cinema energy, as well as mythology and tripped out fucking weirdness...I grew up obsessing about the Hulk, the war of the Gargantuas, Frankenstein...giant terrorizing creatures that may eat you and your friends...or are they here to help?

I give you:
MORGOGG, THE WHISPERING PRINCE
born with an evil in him that would not stop growing! His tiny whispering face on the back of his skull will drive you mad! Within his cursed club lies the soul of his mother, who was trapped the day he was born! Their village had ostracised them to live in the mountains where they have only each other to keep company.




OGOS, THE EYE OF THE WORLD
Born to kill the bravest warriors that find their way to his island. All cyclops weakest point is their eye. That is why the Mad gods that birthed him have given his club many eyes to find their target. For even if the Cyclops may lose sight in his one angry eye, there are several more that mayt guide him through the power of his club! may you never wash ashore on the island of Cyclopes.



13 inches of teeth gnashing japanese vinyl
Gamma Ray Green
6 points of articulation
limited sets for $300
singles of each for $175
Available Friday Nov 28th at noon pacific

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FATHER DAGON!

The first 10 orders of the regular edition get a pack of lurkers to fit in with the creepy nature of this release!

"Vast, Polyphemus-like, and loathsome, it darted like a stupendous monster of nightmares to the monolith, about which it flung its gigantic scaly arms, the while it bowed its hideous head and gave vent to certain measured sounds.... Once I sought out a celebrated ethnologist, and amused him with peculiar questions regarding the ancient Philistine legend of Dagon, the Fish-God; but soon perceiving that he was hopelessly conventional, I did not press my inquiries.” -Dagon

This is a 16x20 print, archival inks printed on Velvet cotton fine art paper.

My loving homage/interpretation to H.P. LOVECRAFT'S bizarre and beautiful horror writings.. There is a run of 50 regular edition for $50 and an embellished run of 10 at a $100 a piece available Friday October 3rd at noon.. A good way if ever to start October!! With a shambling horror print.. This was created to coincide with the lovecraft film festival in LA..

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Embellished prints // Limitied run of only 10








KING JINX

AVAILABLE NOON - FRIDAY OCTOBER 3RD!

CRAWLING SNAPPING OARS IN A COLD BLUE HELL.
MARINER OF DEEP SECRET LEMURIAN CODES. SCRATCH THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SHIP, SCRATCH THE BACK OF YOUR SKULL. PULL APART THE BACK OF YOUR SKULL AND CRAWL INSIDE. CONTROL AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN YOUR BODY MOVES SLOWLY IN THE MUD. JINX IS YOUR KING, JINX IS IN YOUR MIND AND HE IS MAKING YOUR MUSCLES TWITCH. YOU HAVE A BELLY FULL OF BARNACLES. YOU HAVE A BELLY FULL OF EELS. ONE THING PRAYS TO YOU AND IT AINT TOO PRETTY. KING JINX IS THE ONE YOU GOTTA LOVE. KING JINX IS THE PULL OF THE OCEAN TEARING AT YOUR DEAD GREEN SKIN.

PAUL KAIJU'S GENIUS RUNS DEEP AS THE OCEAN!

COLD LEMURIAN CODE JINX

RUN OF 5
$400
Painted with V color
Made with love

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CHORKO!
BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED BY DAVID HEALEY IN RESIN AND HAND PAINTED BY HIM ( except the symbol, I did that)
THIS FINE ART POP SCULPTURE OF THE WORLDS MOST NOTORIOUS MANIPULATIVE BEING IS A STRANGE ARTIFACT FROM A TIME WHEN THE WORLD WAS PLAGUED BY BEINGS NOT EMPLOYED BY THE GOVERNMENT..

Available Friday at noon pacific! 
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CHORKO! The most powerful wizard on eternia! Untamed by Skeletor and Too oily for even HE-Man to take hold of.. He lays his pimp talk backwards mind whammy on every living thing on Eternia.. Frankly things just haven't been the same since the king and the royal folk of the palace wake up with their furniture nailed to the ceiling.. THE HELTER SKELTER CHILD OF THE UNIVERSE WILL TURN ALL OF THE UNIVERSE ON ITS HEAD.. THE SKY HAS NOT STOPPED BLEEDING SINCE HIS ARRIVAL!!! NOR HAS A CONSTANT BLASTING NOISE OF THE BEATLES PLAYED AT THE SLOWEST SPEED POSSIBLE INSIDE THE MINDS OF ETERNIA'S POPULATION, CEASED. HE IS COME!!!






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