HAPPY HALLOWEEN YOU GUYS!!!
it's been 3 years this month since the launch of my weird little company, CRITICAL HIT.
Its been really amazing to connect to people through this format and to offer you stuff directly from me, instead of a 3rd party. Like a band or a big giant corporate company I would have done art for. I like to keep it small and connected to the people that like what I do! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting my art and checking in with me because I know there's no shortage of amazing artists to check out! THANK YOU!
This commemorative release is
A 24x36 inch silk screen that will keep your mind in a perpetual state of malevolent space exploration! Printed by the master minds over at Monolith Press, this print will demand your attention FOREVER! www.shopcriticalhit.com
There are two versions!
A standard run of a 100
A foil run of 20
HERES THE SURPRISE!
The first 10 of each run sold will come with a randomly selected 5x7 painting I did on foil stock in honor of Halloween! If you are one of the first 10 you will be stoked out with something like this!
An original painting in a standard frame size!
I had to do something like this to show appreciation and love! Anyone who was part of the secret pre sale that I sent out a couple days ago get a small painting as well. You can subscribe to the monthly mailer tiger in on these discounts as well, but for now? GET READY FOR FRIDAY AT NOON! WHEN THESE PRINTS GO ON SALE! www.shopcriticalhit.com
HEY!!! Is this not the greatest BeerStein you have ever seen? There are a couple versions and they are all really affordable considering the detail and the work involved! i designed the art, the handle and the totem on the top based on the story from H.P. lovecraft..."TheCall of Cthulhu"
There are also stickers, shirts and prints available as part of the purchase! look below! click the link to see all the details and options from Portland's own, MunkStein company!!
They make perfect gifts and also they hold alot of Beer!!!
The full color version is a fired on decal applied over a low relief sculpt, giving some extra dimension to Skinner's original art. Top and bottom of the stein have a matt black glaze.
The Cthulhu stein is 11 1/2 inches tall with with a 3 1/2 opening and holds a full liter.
The High Relief Water Wash version has a highly detailed fully wrapped sculpt of Skinner's original art. A cobalt blue water wash glaze is then applied. Its a thing of beauty.
The Cthulhu stein is 8 1/2 inches tall with a 3 1/2 opening and holds a full liter.
Screen Printed Cthulhu Print. Signed edition of only 100
HEY THERE TRUE LURKERS!
In a few months I'm going to be releasing the "AZATHOTH INVOKED" print and throwing in these killer usb cards! USB Memory Direct printed my painting on them as you can see below and they look rad!
Here's the link to check them out! http://usbmemorydirect.com/
On each usb I will have the song I wrote for the time lapse. Get ready for it!
From the August 20th to the 23rd the NecronomiCon will be in full swing in Providence, Rhode Island, the lifelong haunt of HP Lovecraft! I'm going for the first time!! I am very excited because I'm a huge HP Lovecraft weird fiction nerd and a massive fan of the kind of strange cosmic horror and bizarre monstrous philosophies of what constitutes the smallness of man in a vast empire of a terrible writhing universe, that are present in his stories.. May the alien gods float on hot solar winds and come soon to take me awaaaaaaay!
But until then you will have to just read about it...
I did this new painting "AZATHOTH INVOKED"
a sort of uncontrolled wild motherfucker that can't be stopped and frankly, is just to hideous to behold!! But I tried to behold him or at least paint him for you to see. There's a high powered priest conjuring an Avatar of Azathoth right there. Look at him go! I also made a timelapse so you can see the painting be painted in real time and listen to unsettling melodies I created as well (with some amazing production help from Hal Rotter!)
A cool bonus about this whole thing? It will be one of the covers for the October issue of Heavy Metal Magazine! super bonus!
I am in the show with some other fantastic artists, and it is a great honor to be showing at the Providence art club with them!
The guest of honor is John Coulthart, of whom I am a great admirer! As well as Bob Eggleton! He has done some of the most iconic Lovecraftian paintings of the past ten years! And is also doing the interiors to Godzilla in Hell issue 2 coming out soon.. Anyways I do not want to blather on and on, I want you to see some previews of some of the amazing art that will be in the show!
If you come out to the city wide celebration of HPL, I hope to see you!
I will also having cards with me to give out regarding the Cthulhu beer stein that is going to be available to purchase soon!
for more info visit: www.munkstein.com
Be careful what you create, because it can UNCREATE YOU!! is that a cool tag line from an old school horror movie or is it some kind of random threat from one of your angry parents? I'll let you decide! These amazing Japanese vinyl figures from Miscreation toys have an awesome old school vibe that I loved painting.Gave it a vintage robo feel with the creepy head design to give it more of an evil presence, Of Course!
they go on sale Friday august 14th at noon pacific
painted with V color and come with big ass headers like you like em!
In keeping momentum with my love and admiration for the sub level of art direction and historical mixing of drugs and art, I am continuing to release these black light reactive prints in the tradition of fantasy and terror. A dark room with brightly lit soft glow psychedelic demonology! This can be your dark room! Celebrating the vintage energy of an old black light poster with a monster manual deity leering back at you! That is my game, that is whats gonna happen. Printed using black light responive inks, some of these look like Bakshi animation cels in the and some look like nuclear energy mutation gods. Silk screened relics in a tradition I am bound to honor. Get a black light installation and see for yourself...and the good news is? Even without a blacklight they still look insane! Available in sets and individual from $15- $40! I am keeping these affordable so they can be in the hands of the people...
Now sit back and turn up the record! Turn off the lights and light up the joint!
5 color silk screen prints - Printed by the world famous Monolith Press
available at: www.shopcriticalhit.com
ATTENTION PRINT LOVERS!
Beginning July 1st, Critical Hit will be discontinuing the large majority of Skinner’s giclee prints for sale. All the prints you see below will NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE after this month.
We asked Skinner what his motivation for making the transition from giclee to silkscreen prints was, and here’s what he told us:
“I am totally in love with silkscreen prints and I want to support the industry as much as I can. I don't know, maybe it’s my love of the printing tradition or the smell of a freshly pulled piece. I’m not at all opposed to giclee, but I want to approach offering giclees differently—more like time-selected limited releases instead of large numbered editions. And I think it’ll make it more special (and collectable) for the collector that way.
Also, I plan to start some newer paintings this summer, and I may release some of those in giclee in super limited, time-selected runs. But for the most part I am just going to be making silk screen prints because they’re awesome, affordable and they support a great art tradition I want to see stay alive. Before I discontinue my giclees, I wanted people to have a chance to buy the ones below until the end of the month at which time they’ll be GONE FOR GOOD! So if you've been checking one of these out, you better snatch it!”
All the prints you see below will be discontinued at the end of June so we can make room for killer new Skinner art!
Here is the window display i did for Mishka..This was my first time in Tokyo and I have Mishka to thank for having me out to get wild on this window display! Greg Rivera ( or Greg Mishka, if you prefer) was instrumental in making it happen,,he has done alot for me and remains one of the best examples of how doing something ridiculous like art as a career can introduce you to some of your favorite people....If you find yourself in that Shibuya area go check out Mishka Tokyo! i have some paintings in there with Lamour Supreme, pushead and Coop..
Heres an awesome sign to a book store that Kristie and I loved..We bought a cool spooky comic book in there that had mat Brinkman art in it!
These chicks went wild for the skinman!
Love of my Life !! Took my sweet baby to a temple to get a Omikuji or poem drawing composed in the traditional 31 syllable form...written by either Emperor Meiji or tyhe Empress Shoken..
Entrance to the temple! was very cool to be in an environment that you knew was created to advocate presence and peace..Even walking from one building to the other quietly, and listeneing...It brings on a special calm.
This is Shigeru. He is a special mutant. He is a rad artist and person. Here he is holding a baby doll I gave him. He hates it though. Thats ok.
Here is a shirt I released with Mishka..I think you can get it at the mishka tokyo store or maybe online soon.
Greg Mishka! This is one of my favorite dudes! Ever since I met him we have been laughing and also he has a vast understanding of cursed souls and mummy hands and cool shit like that! he is rad! we look like some weinies in this photo!
Went to the robot cafe AND IT WAS INSANE! GO THERE RIGHT NOW!
COOL CAT ART THAT WAS ON THE FENCE OF A PARK...THESE ARTISTS WERE TRYING TO SAVE THE PARK! I think they are trying to nuild over the park maybe!
Save the PARK! this art is cool.
After the opening of my window display where some really sweet people came by to say hello, We got drunk at the club. It was my birthday! I turned 37 and i stayed up real late like a bad boy. no big deal thats what bad boys do you cant stop me.
NOW TO MANILAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
In MANILA!!!!!! The view from our room! The Gallery in Manila, Vinyl On vinyl treated us so good!
Installing my paintings for the show! Seduction of the Innocent was the name of my show! Check out my last blog post for details about the show!
Pile o' Paintings! 24 x 36 inch paintings on canvas!
Laying out my prints!
People trying to figure out what is wrong with me.
Its not all autographs, supermodels and millions of dollars man, sometimes you gotta climb a ladder!
The opening was Incredible!! so lucky to have met everyone!!
Lotta rad people that came out!! Loved meeting everyone!
This is a young epic artist named Blic! he kills it! His show ran simultaneously with mine! Check out his paintings of hands, below!
Young Blic! kills it!
This young painter is incredible! Patcho Quinto! Gave us this piece!
What a fun guy
Rode some ponies up TAAL volcano! I didnt ride mine because i felt guilty but we ran side by side like wild pony twins it was rad, we felt so free together like we were brothers, even. This volcano erupted in the 60's and ended American occupation because it scared them off! HAW HAW. It smelled like sulfur and also there was smoke coming out of holes in the ground, it was awesome!!!
At the top of the Volcano!! on the right is the gallery ownwer sweet heart named Gaby DeLa Merced! She is a race car driver and a totally wonderful person! Not pictured here are other people from the gallery..Pia, who was also amazing as well as Alex, Rob and Carlo who made us feel so welcome! then to Gaby's right is Kristie, my wifey! then to her right is our bodyguards Degie and Chuck Norris Jones!
I got to referee a boxing match! Then we had drinks.We are old alcoholic friends!
They punched my balls repeatedly. I paid them extra for that.
FAREWELL! I love VINYL ON VINYL CREW! I am coming back to Manila and it will be crazy! This trip was such a privilege! i cannot wait to go back!! If you are interested in buying any originals from the show then email email@example.com
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
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
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!
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!!!
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
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..
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.
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..
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!!!
"Bold Blue Death"
10 COLOR SCREEN PRINT!! EDITION OF 70
24x36 inches of otherworldly fantasy!
Who knows what fell deeds this undead warrior hath wrought upon distant lands!! What black hearted god doth he serve!!! AND WHY??! All questions that will plague your mind as you stare forever more upon this outrageous ode to old school fantasy and nostalgia! This is my most ambitious screen print to date! Printed by the now legendary Monolith Press, this print will have your dad jealous! Created out of my love of old school illustrators and movie posters from the seventies, I wanted to make something that could inspire old school stoned out rockers as well as young stoned out rockers in training! WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE YA STONED OUT ROCKERS!! Dream heavy the ancient dooms that await your hero in the hell of oblivion!!
SKINNER X MUTANT VINYL HARDCORE KRAWLUSS GONE WILD!!!
BLACKENED AND CHARRED NUCLEAR MAGMA ORANGE WHITE HOT BLINDING COLORWAY THAT DEMANDS YOU BURN!! BURN BEFORE KRAWLUSS!
Black, silver, yellow, red and white sprays on fluorescent orange vinyl.. angry green chromatic eyes all hand painted by me with giant HEADER OF THE GODS!!
This limited run will start Friday June 27th and run until Sunday night June 29th or until the limited amount is spoken for..
You buy it off of www.shopcriticalhit.com http://shopcriticalhit.com/products/limited-pre-order-krawluss-run and they will be shipped out by July 4th
$250 for each and $20 domestic shipping $40 overseas..
All painted by yours truly..
AND as a bonus, all people that preorder get their names in the hat (digitally generated) to win a variant
KRAWLUSS.. THATS RIGHT! One of you lucky SOB's is going to also get this..
WILL IT BE YOU?
Set of lurkers in their natural poses, contemplating death, crawling ever silently, giving a piggy back to a young one, hiding, and crouching on a cyclops skull! All the things that a lurker does in it's time in between lurking on you and your family! Sculpted to size by the ridiculously talented David Arshawsky who knocks it out of the park every time! These 2 inch tall to 2.5 inch tall sculpted figures are unique reminders of a darker world just outside of our own.. There are 2 sets.. Glow in the dark and classic solid black! Created in conjunction with the ever innovative Unbox industries, headed by Dan Willett, a man who continues to take risks on me and my nightmare visions.. Once you hold these in your hand you will see how beautiful and strange the detail is.. 5 figures per pack!
Well it had to happen! My mom wanted a cool new case for her phone, you know...something nice she can show around to her friends at the office...From having my art on the fridge to now on her phone...and YOU can also have my art on your INTERNET BOXES!! High quality cases that protect your internets or rad graphic skins that you can stick on..Check out the info and links below... http://www.gelaskins.com/theartofskinner
Deep in the vast blackness of space, devoid of any point of light that may come quickly as a tiny pinhole from many distant stars, can the celestial traveler be seen. Only in utter blackness does it reveal itself. Like the fish of earth, Darting here and there at the bottom of the ocean, whom are only seen slightly with the help of bio luminescence. The traveler is made invisible when any light is near, and there is light coming from many billions of stars and galaxies.. It is nearly never, that it's form is seen by the unwieldy bubbling suns and gaseous giants that sit perfectly in their cold vast cradle of eternity. Ever traveling, wandering in a beautiful exploitative pattern that must only make sense to the hidden universe! A pattern that makes sense to a human mind NEVER! To be ever alone floating massively in the form of a wild chromatic Titan! BEAUTIFUL!! and strange in a form of unending color and pattern only to be seen with the impossibility of being near it in some black corner that the cosmos forgot. Totally black. And still. Alone and blasting the senses more impossibly violent than a million ascending Novas that would defy REASON ITSELF! the celestial traveler is a being that exists only in theory and we may never know what it may know and even now, my horribly primitive rendering of what it could look like, is only an embarrassingly limited human depiction. No better than a monkey playing with a stick in some mud, to what it very well may seem, if only we were able.... To understand THE CELESTIAL TRAVELER!
7 color silkscreen by monolith press
Black light reactive
The cave crawler emerges from a dark corridor creaking and clicking as it smells your fear and trembling mind vibes! It cannot see as it has grown coldly in the dark stinking passageways of a forgotten wound in the earths crust! A DUNGEON MOST FOUL!! It's eyes may be white milky orbs of blind slime but it can feel your presence! A shambling and rotten skull atop stabbing arachnid legs, it is the worst thing that EVER HAPPENED!!
And it comes for you!
I wanted to make a figure that really encapsulated what a gross and super evil thing you would come across if you were in a dungeon under the earth.. The milky eyes are fresh water pearls and the baby was poured with a wire armature inside its legs.. They can move and the resin used is very pliable so it will not break. Hiro Hayashi cast them for me and they are super creepy! The wire armature interior skeleton was his idea as was the usage of the weird soft resin. I'm really happy with how it came out! I dry brush painted every one of these and coated them heartily with a wet slime sheen.
They all come with pieces of gory legs from a cave crawler that they have eaten. Cannibalistic tendencies and all! I painted the inside of every single box so that it would come with its own blood splattered dungeon cave..
You just cut off the excess flaps when you open it and there you go! Instant dungeon!
Here is The Frankenstein monster experiencing a vastly different fate than the one we know that ends in the book...I have decided to rewrite history in a bizarre amalgamation of the classic Frankenstein story and the Frankenstein from the japanese film, "Frankenstein conquers the world" In which the mopnster grows from a piece of Hitler's heart and continues to grow until he fights Baragon and then is eventually ripped into small pieces by a giant octopus...Those chunks would later become the Gargantuas but thats another story! lets get back to the topic at hand! FRANKENSTEIN BABY!!! Sketch book print release...I am proud to say that I am following up behind the legendary Bernie Wrightson with my sketch book release with 20 eyes co. 20 Eyes Co. do rad stuff and have a killer grasp on the great nostalgic vibes of a lost evil halloween child! Thats us guys! anyways...The prints are 2 color silk screen reproductions of my depiction of Frankenstein arising from his icy tomb, Irradiated with the residual radiation from an ancient comet...The story I wrote about it is here! An unofficial sequel!
Translated from the LOST FRANKENSTEIN SCROLLS! the first 20 orders get their own ancient version of the scroll...and as a bonus, we have found and bagged up small grisly and gruesome pieces of the Frankenstein monster! Found in the laboratory of the good Dr. Victor Frankenstein. Enjoy your gory bag of history as you read the Secret scroll!
The prints are a run of 95
16X20 sketchbook size 2 color silk screen
first 20 orders get a lost Frankenstein scroll and pouch of disgusting remnants...gristle, teeth, screws, hair! BLOOD!!! BLOOD OF A MONSTER!
AVAILABLE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7TH at NOON EASTERN time AT 20EYESCO.COM !!!!!
The monster had been lost dreaming for years, hidden deep beneath glacial giants that moved methodically in the ancient rhythm of the earliest ice ages. Hidden secretly like some hideous immortal treasure, Frankenstein monster lies catatonic, the brain within his skull throbbing wildly, dreaming vividly of vast strange worlds that only a monster may dream.
He has been missing for decades, isolated in the coldest part of an unexplored world. Alone and reeling from the unnatural life that ought never to have drawn breath, the monster sleeps. But he did draw breath, and with that first taste of life came the torture of what it is to know! To be! Confusion burning chaos in a body of impossible origin! To stare through
burning eyes rooted firmly in cold green skin, and scream unnaturally through the throat of an abomination born! This! This thing that should not be!!! Asleep beneath cold depths of ice, the victim of uncertain footing and subsequent burial from glacial collapse. But the beast found solace in the relief from conscious thought. Here in his strange dream, could he find peace. And so he slept. His body frozen, kept perfectly encased in a tomb that had patiently waited millions of years to greet him. But something bizarre and unknown to the primitive Victorian mind stirred forgotten at the bottoms of this frozen tomb! There still creeping in the deepest unknown caves where the monster's body found rest, was the steaming vapor
remnants of cosmic radiation! A 65 million year old residual irradiated reminder of the comet that was responsible for wiping out all prehistoric cretaceous life! The comet that had killed all the vast lumbering giants of an ancient age now playing yet another role in the storied history of mad titans who were bound to walk this earth. The blanket of radiation found the sleeping body of the Frankenstein Monster. Two unnatural forces somehow joined miraculously in the most naked and lonely place on Earth. The irradiated mist began to curl itself slowly around the molecular structure of the
monster's frozen cells! His body absorbed the comet's radiation like a sponge. The body began growing and changing
exponentially beneath the ice! The creature's mind pulled from its odd peaceful dream. Consciousness came swimming back as the hideous frozen body grew and grew! The cells that absorbed the radiation collaborate to form a giant throbbing
massive whole of a man! A titan born! A mutation of an indescribable birth! Where Frankenstein's handling of modern
science once created a mockery of life, ancient cosmic science now amplified its horrific notion to an impossible degree! The creature rises through sheets of frozen waste, up! Up!! Creaking venerably, with the memory of a deranged mind! Revenge! Yes! Revenge against the one who made him! The one that meddled unyielding in the arena of the gods! Victor
Frankenstein! The one that screamed to the sky so many years ago as lightning shattered the silence of death! All at
once to give life to the stillness of a cobbled cadaver! The anger of his memory mixed wildly with the confusion of growing within this massive new frame. The fear of fire! The fear of man! Their contorted faces and tearing stabbing weapons had always kept him in the shadows of the night. How could retribution upon Frankenstein be carried out if he was trapped by the pink screaming villagers that come angrily as a horde? These familiar concerns race quickly through his mind, the clear arctic air, a backdrop against his heavy stinking breath. The titan smiles a rare twisting grin knowing there will be no more sulking in the shadows. No crippling fear of fire and no limit to the ungodly revenge that is about to be unleashed upon a sleeping world. Frankenstein Monster has risen again! A monument to Vengeance! Hundreds of feet tall and
freshly awakened, the invigorated new God looks down from his towering berth to see faintly, the outline of a small man and his fire. How strange it is, that Prometheus would defy the gods to bring fire to man, just as this small stranger would bring fire to him. The yelping of dogs tied to a sled catch his attention. Who is this that has come so far just to find their death? The monster's eyes focus on the figure, the last frozen bits of ice melting away from his eyes and hair. The cold green skin catching light from a far off sun. Now the crouching groaning goliath sees clearly that this new life has already chosen to fortune him quickly. The small figure below is none other than Victor Frankenstein himself!! Come to confront his lost creation, bringing closure to the wild loosing of a malevolent force. A malevolent force of his own scientific
obsession. Yes this chance meeting seems to fall nicely in line with the momentum of the monster's bizarre "luck." So many improbable stars lining up in his favor. A deadly celestial knife stabbing angrily towards the heart of man. In the halls of his shattered mind the monster ponders darkly the humor in this damned life. The cold irony of our universe strikes him thoroughly whilst grabbing and crushing the mortal below. Victor Frankenstein screams hoarsely, a cursed thrashing infant whose last known breath is interrupted by the popping crack of his tiny laughable bones. Dr. Victor
Frankenstein crushed thoroughly in the hand of his most infamous creation. And then, silence. The monster throws the
heap of hot red liquid, bones and shattered flesh into the hungry blue waves. He watches intently as the body quickly sinks into the depths of the freezing sea. Sharp arctic gusts blow his matted icy hair into his face. There is a sudden emptiness that grows in his heart. Realizing his one true adversary and motivation to destroy sits still on the ocean floor or in the belly of some stealth ancient predator, the newborn demi-god begins to shift and pull his weight out of the cave in which he stood. Lumbering slowly through the permafrost at the top of the world, the great suffering horror sets his sights on land. And man. As burning coals of white hot rage begin to grow within the furnace of his heart, there is only one thought that
continuously echoes in his mind, "They are my creators, but I am their Master!"
There may not be some cosmic score keeper sitting alone in the vast black ocean of space, tallying the deeds of men. But on this strange day in the middle of a pure northern waste, one could not help but be driven to wonder-- Is there something keeping track of our fate, our decisions, our mortal direction? A God? Some vast alien intelligence or the tide of galactic chance that now seeks vengeance upon us? Whatever it may be, whatever it is, it has most certainly turned its back on man, and most assuredly turned its favor unto monsters.
I am releasing 5 sets of the minions i did in a metallic battle spray for $75 each.
I am also releasing The Nuclear orb Hueys ( Baby Hell) for $200 limit of 5...I kept these back at NYC comic con and have beemn holding them back for a proper release. I canty just hide them in my cave anymore.They are irradiating everything and the cats are getting bigger and growing mustaches. The mutations must end! I am releasing the minions and the Hueys tomorrow at noon. I will ship them out tomorrow as well. Get these insane hand paints for your collection!
Killer Krampus!! SKINNER X KROTPONG!
This vinyl figure is so involved and incredible! the angry child that comes with it can go in the bucket krampus wears on his back or it can run freely around, poisoned from the evil energy and beatings that come with being a young victim of Krampus's wrath! all painted with V Color and chained with the cold iron from the mountains of hell...His demon hoof hot and black and his human foot cold and dead from a millennium of frost bite..These will go on sale Thursday, December 12th and will be shipped that day, priority, to make sure that you can purchase these as a gift for someone and have them in time for Christmas..or for your own hideous collection! These come with a 12X12 5 color silk screen print of Krampus that I illustrated.. The Krampus prints are also available on my webstore without the print! 7 inches tall and limited to 11 pieces! $200 available at noon on Thursday! Order here on my webstore: http://shopcriticalhit.com/products/killer-krampus
In spending many late nights focused quietly on the weirdness of old books, comics and strange tomes of bestial lore, I find myself drawing these images as the world rests...uninterrupted and relaxed...Only the occasional sound of soft cat steps and muffled hobo arguments to add to the mood...these times drawing in the last couple months reminded me of when I was a teenager staying up late listening to depressing music and Looking at Fiend Folios and sketching mindflayers.. Moments of quiet reflection are fleeting in the adult world i live in now and it makes the times I get to draw that much better..I am putting out this 5 print set of Nostalgic beasts, demons and crawlers unknown, Inspired by the obscure art books I have collected as a small special print set celebrating weirdness,monsters and psychedelic art...only 30 sets of 5 silk screened mini prints ( 8.5 X 11) and a pair of chroma depth glasses to go with them. I wanted this to be a really special and limited set of detailed multi color prints that people could afford..one of the prints is even 6 colors! These prints would sell individually for $40! but you get five of them for $120! The Official Print cover tells you which of the run of the " Journey Of The Unmind- Dead Folk Arcana" prints you got! They come with a protective folio cover emblazoned with the Critical Hit seal of quality!!! Printed by the one and only Curtis Readel! The same guy that printed my Space Biker and Ghoul King prints! This is a really cool collection of weirdness, sure to please your warped inner freak! There are only 30 available, They will not be reprinted! They go on sale on friday september 27th at Noon!
30 SILK SCREEN PRINT SETS!
ONE SET HAS 5 PRINTS AND ONE SINGLE COLOR TITLE PRINT!
ONE PAIR OF CHROMA DEPTH GLASSES!
EACH OF THE PRINTS IS 5 COLORS!
COMES IN A CURSED PROTECTIVE FOLIO BLESSED BY CRITICAL HIT!
ALL HAND PULLED ON FRENCH'S 140 POUND STARCH WHITE!
$120 FOR EACH SET!
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 27TH! AT NOON PACIFIC!
Doing A print for My favorite band for their 30th anniversary of being the BEST band in the world is an honor! THE GREATEST HONOR! for a show in Seattle no less! asked by Secret Serpents!! let alone the fact that the7y were made by Monolith Press! The whole thing is an epic combination of forces that could only bring about something special, and I am beyond excited to have done it! I thank The Melvins, Justin at Secret Serpents and Maus for making it an incredible experience! I am releasing these 9 artist proofs on my site here shopcriticalhit.com/products/melvins-limited-edition-artist-proof-silkscreen-print for $75...5 color silk screened madness by monolith press so you know its good! i THINK THERE MAY BE A FEW OF THE REGULAR RUN LEFT ON SECRETSERPENTS.COM BUT LAST i CHECKED THEY ARE GETTING LOW, so hurry up if thats what you are looking for! I also still have a few of the Tomahawk artist proof prints i did with Secret Serpents as well so check em out!
THESE WILL BE AVAILABLE MONDAY (8/25/13) at NOON!
When Cop A Squat Toys hit me up about doing a run of these, I immediately saw the potential in such a weird, and what I would consider to be, traditional looking character in the vein of Battling Kaiju via Ultra Man and vintage Sci-Fi...It just looks cool to me...Then when Adam Saul told me that He could silk screen a header, I thought the project could really be special...well, then I decided to stay home one day and hang out with my cats ( The Clone seemed sad), and draw the header, I kinda just started expanding on what I wanted to do until I had drawn a big dissected version of the Semi Korosiya so you could see the inner workings of the THING! I then sent it to Adam and we decided it should be a print...so what started as a simple run of these bad boys turned into a whole production with a print and incredible silk screen header as well...I painted them up over at Kozik's with V color and gave them an evil Black Iron Golem look with gold armor nubs and an evil all seeing eye...Im really proud of the way this colaboration turned out and anyone who is lucky enough to get one will have the print, the header ( which is a print in itself), and the bad ass toy...there are 10 of them and will be $225...They will go on sale thursday august 29th at noon pacific, I will mail them out that day! available on http://shopcriticalhit.com/products/semi-korosiyra
Hey there true believers! It is time to blow your mind! I am releasing this immaculately psychedelic 8 color silk screen print on Monday AUGUST 5TH!!! At NOON Pacific time! 18X24 inch vision of epic savagery! It comes in 2 editions..one is the prints that were not damaged in their shipping to my studio, which will cost a $100 in an edition of 39. ( Thanks Fed Ex, ye transporters of ill repute!) The other version is one that has small corner damage to one or two of the corners of the print that will not be visible once framed for $80 in an edition of 61! The damage is minimal but i want you, The buyer to know before you buy it! Either way, Both print editions will come with:
One 8 color hand pulled silk screen Space Biker Print
One silk screen sticker pack of 10 stickers
One butcher kings book
One pair of chroma depth glasses to see the strange dimension of these things!
THE CHROMA DEPTH GLASSES WILL MAKE THE COSMIC BATTLE OF THE SPACE BIKER PRINT SPRING TO LIFE!
I am throwing in the butcher kings book because the glasses work on the images in there as well in making things 3-D
I made these as a visual transport back to those psyche fueled days of old...Blacklighte posters! Heavy Metal style! Reading old comics and smoking weed behind the bleachers at school! The 70's nostalgia of the past. knew my buddy Curtis Readel could give these the treatment I wanted on them so that when you hold them in your hands, they vibrate with energy and have a weight that demands attention! 8 colors is alot for one man to take on and he did it! This was a challenging project for him but he pulled it off beautifully! The chroma depth glasses only add to the experience by offering another dimension through which to view this monstrous print! It is printed on French's starch white 140 weight paper! HEAVY!
SPLUURT CADAVER KIDS BABY!!!! run of 10! $150 available at noon, Thursday! The 4th of July on my site shopcriticalhit.com
I really pushed myself to give this beautiful little dude the attention it deserves..many layers and tones..i made the teeth gross! yellowy orange and they want to bite your finger buddy! a little patchwork nightmare! Joe (Spluurt) is ana amazing creator and I love his newer stuff so keep a lookout on this guy! he rips!
6 color mind melter!! Silk screened by the one and only MONOLITH PRESS!!! do amazing work and I love them! You know who else I love? Mastodon! They are beautiful people who are basically the only ones presenting art and heart on the Mayhem festival which is the only other place you can get one of these...The only place you can get one now is through your dude Skinner ( yeah i talk in 3rd person) 18 X 24 inch beautifully strange black light style print is $50 for the regular run which I only have 9 of or $60 for the artist proofs which I only have 10 of ! they are not gonna be around long so come grab one here... http://shopcriticalhit.com/products/mastodon-silkscreen-poster and I will send it to you so you can be happy!
In an effort to make my art as accessible as possible to all people, I am releasing over 30 new prints ranging in price from $10 for 5 by 7 inch prints, $15 for 8 by 10 inch prints, $30 for 12 by 12 inch prints as well as my $50 22 by 17 inch prints! Not to mention my new giant size Prints that are 24 inch by 36 inches for $150…I just want these hi quality Giclee prints created fresh here in the warehouse by Giclee printing wizards, Zerofriends, to be in the hands of people who love them…Let the bizarre energy they provide encourage you to explore the mysteries of life..AAAND. the First 20 orders who order $50 or more on prints will get a free silk screen vinyl sticker sheet! Here are all the pieces that are available now printed with archival inks on velvet cotton Fine art paper! Let's get weird kids, please look below and behoooold!
If you do not know who Paul Kaiju is by now you must be hidden away underneath a rotten Mushroom behind a shanty barn or somethin' man, because he is a Demi-God and he creates the most incredible Kaiju Mutants on Earth. Well Here is my Micro Run Of these bad boys...DEAD GOD NARCOTIC!! The residual cosmic growths left over from an infinite series of reborn prehistoric God deaths...They will get you real high man!! I painted these and taped them off and meticulously adapted them so that they will glow in the dark as phantoms who watch you sleep..The eyes that see, the teeth that nash, and the boots that kick! Kick I say!! kick you in your sleep! Ever kicking in a relentless rhythm of pain! Pain I say!! Your pain!!...Behold the Dead god Narcotic...A series of 4...available on my webstore: http://shopcriticalhit.com/ Monday April 15th at noon...$400. Be there or be bummed, man!
One of the chief minions of the shadowed Lords of Mordor! Sent to do the foulest of errands concerning the enemies of Morgoth, Sauron, and Melkor. Driving away Ungoliant, Battling Gandalf and keeping the unhallowed halls of the under earth clean of any good dwarven race. These smoldering, fire lashed Bogs have the heavy burden of the ring around their neck. The Elven tongue lazered into the steel ring is a reminder of the scalding birth it bore at the hands of evil in Mount Doom. This highly detailed piece is limited to a run of only 10 and is complete with the ring of power around its neck-- the precious that shall never leave its burning claws.
ULTRUS BALROG is priced at $300 and comes with a lazer engraved steel replica of the one ring to rule them all! This Bog has been specially crafted and is an homage to the love Skinner has for Lotr and its genius villain! This limed run of 10 go on sale here this MONDAY, MARCH 11TH AT NOON!!!
LOVE! WHAT IS LOVE? BABY, IT'S THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS!
The Lurker understands your loneliness! The lurker understands your obsessive nature and your neurotic fixations on those you can never have! The Lurker supports this behavior! The Lurker encourages you to focus your little psycho lazer of love on everyone around you while maintaining a very creepy distance and aloof demeanor that will have people concerned for their safety in no time! He gives you the tools of love that help you show your affection for someone you have been staring at ceaselessly from behind a dumpster! A necklace that shows your true essence of insane commitment!
And as if the Pewter Lurker being on sale for only $35 a pop isn't enough, ANYTHING purchased from Critical Hit over $20 from now until Valentines day come with a surprise, limited edition Valentines card printed on high quality cotton rag paper! These Valentines will make it clear that you aren't sure how to deal with your feelings, but you know damn well that the object of your desire will know you have them!
This sale is only good until Valentines day, February 14th, so scoop up something rad for the one you love and score a FREE 5x7 giclee Lurker print for your honey!
Pewter Lurkers limited to 15.
Bronze Lurkers limted to 4 and are on sale from $65 to $50!
Lurker Valentines are 5x7 giclee prints
Introducing...BLART & HIS SON ABORT!!! By Skinner X Coma21
This incredible bootleg is from...another dimension!! Yeah! You heard me right! I GOT THIS TOY FROM ANOTHER FREAKIN DIMENSION! How did that happen you ask? Gather round and I'll tell you the tale!
It all started the other day when I was hiking around this enchanted forest with Kristie. We were looking around to find some cool stuff we could make some cool, earthy scvulptures for our garden. You ever seen like a cool wine barrel with a trippy little handmade waterfall in it, maybe some cool driftwood and plants hangin from it and it makes you think you could totally make one yourself if you went on a hike with Kristie to find stuff in the forest to make your own wine barrel waterfall thing? Well then you understand why I was out there! I planned to impress her by being a cool hippie guy and make some wine barrel waterfalls! So anyway, we were out there hiking around looking for stuff when all of a sudden I saw this strange, shimmery light on the trail in front of us! It turned out to be a fucking crazy-ass hole in the space time continuum!! "Trip out!" I yelled as I veered toward the strange light. Kristie yelled back at me,"Babe! Get the hell away from that dimensional gateway! You'll hurt youself!" But it was too late, I had already started walking towards the strange doorway and when I got closer I could see another weird reality reveal itself throught the door! My mind was completely blown as I saw what appeared to be, some kind of nether world flea market! It was full of mutants and bizarre misshapen humanoids shuffling around and making flea market deals in a united cocaphony of sounds and deformed voices! A hellish flea market full of poverty stricken demons and blue collar trolls! I yelled out, "HEY KRISTIE!! THERE'S SOME COOL MUTANTS OVER HERE! COME CHECK 'EM OUT!" Kristie ran over just in time to see a strange little imp-man with a bent back and some shaggy rag clothes peering through the gateway door at me! He looked at me and we locked eyes! I felt frozen in time as he shambled towards me from the other side. I watched in my paralyzed state as he came closer, stopping just before the shimmering door between our two worlds. I watched him reach one of his straggly little arms behind his bent back and produce an ugly little toy! He passed the strange figure through through the dimensional door and into my hands. I looked down and in my hand was this BLART SIMPSON! I asked him, "What in god's name is this wretched horror," to which he croaked, "Blart is number one top TV boy on cartoon screen! Eat more shorts he say always and more about the cow and always Blart does drive Home-dad so lunacy! Always shake a neck! Bootleg Blart 5 of MoxIco world. I buy and you give me weed from Earth town." Wow! I thought! This dude must be drunk on some netherworld moon shine!! I made a mental note to get me some of that, but in the meantime I think he just asked me to trade him some weed for some Blart toys! I started to think...Man, I could sell these bootleg netherworld Bart Simpson toys to some toy dudes who like to collect these freakish kinds of things! I mean, if they like to collect earthy toys, then toys from some other world has gotta be cool too, right? So basically, instead of being a total sheister with these toys and keeping them all for myself, I am going to sell them to you guys for only a $100 a pop, because I need the money to buy some wine barrels for my trippy waterfall project, OK!!!? You guys didn't forget about that part of the story, did you? So anyways, as we started back from the old bent man and his strange mutant flea market we noticed the shimmery door start to fade away. We plan to go back soon, but I don't know if the shimmery door will ever manifest again...
Blart Simpson goes on sale FRIDAY, FEBRUARY at NOON! Here on my webstore!!
Somewhere traversing outside of time, deep within wormholes of an unknown cosmos, a strange being walks...no he wanders!! Endlessly he wanders the halls of space and light. What odd murmurs exist within its shapeless mind? Or does it simply watch coldly with its ancient mind? What celestial ambition pushes it onward, ever traversing the palaces of the unknown? Unfazed and unfaltering in its quest...but a quest of what? To where? Does it know? Did it ever know, or does it just Wander...ever wandering....outside of time!
This project is in collaboration with David Healey who sculpted and created this resin piece. He is an incredible resin artisan who I will be collaborating again with this year so stay posted! This is David Healey's character Jin Baba, the Pakistani Boogeyman! I gave him a cosmic makeover...hope you like it!
This 4 inch tall mini megalith costs $75, is limited to 10 and will be released on JANUARY 18th at NOON on my shopify site!
STICKERS!!! They have shaped the world in ways we will never fully grasp. Legend tells of many mighty kings, queens and emperors who used stickers to forge great kingdoms. They can be powerful adhesive tools for domination or they can be flimsy, crappy, sticky fail slaps! You must decide! And so ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the first series of incredibly high caliber silk-screen masterpieces by Stickerobot! These are insanely high quality reproductions of my more intense paintings in a series that will help you forge your own empire! This sticker pack holds 10 epic multi-colored silk-screen masterpieces: 5 images, 2 of each! Order now and let these stickers lead you down a passage that the gods themselves have willed for you!
Series 1 Product Details:
Each pack contains 10 super high quality stickers, sealed in snazzy packs!
Stickers are screen printed onto thick white vinyl with heavy backing!
3 coats of clear UV protection so you can leave them on your car for daaaaaaays!
THE ULTRUS BOG! The most powerful vinyl toy in the history of vinyl toys! 6 colors! 12 bogs! No survivors!!! White, blue, black, green, yellow and orange! You wont see a mixed parts vinyl toy with this many colors AGAIN!! Each bog is unique and in the spirit of Christmas the one you order will be a surprise!! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ORDERED! WE ARE OFFICALLY SOLD OUT!
You know, Christmas isn't always the warm,cozy and joyful holiday event that we'd like it to be. No, in fact it can be a time of materialistic obligation and mindless occupation of malls and stores you would rather not frequent to begin with. Sometimes I look around myself and think," Is there any way that I can show my disenchantment with mindless holiday consumerism? Is there any way I can punish the very people I am obligated to buy things for in a way that still honors the traditions of old?" Well if its punishment you seek to inflict, then look no further than this DARK CALL OF KRAMPUS print! This haunted 5 color silkscreen print embodies the dreaded ring of the Christmas devil's bell which kept children in line since the days of old! Punish your friends for wanting something expensive and technological with this Krampus print that promises an old timey birch branch ass whipping may soon be coming your way if you don't shape the hell up and appreciate what you have instead of wishing for something fancy from the goddamn fancy store! This print is perfect for a hideous child, a bad boyfriend, or an old burn out family friend who may or may not like to smoke pot and listen to Black Sabbath in your garage!
This 12″ x 12″ five-color screenprint on French's Old Green Speckletone paper, has a limited edition of 50 and costs $40. All prints are signed and numbered! The DARK CALL OF KRAMPUS is ON SALE NOW!!! It will also be shipped out with a FREE BUTCHER KINGS manifesto book featuring myself and Alex Pardee because I want to be a sweet Santa and not a Krunchy Krampus! That's right! The butcher kings book comes FREE with this amazing print! So click here to buy! Amazingly printed by artists: Curtis Readel and Zach Schrey!
Santa brings a special glee, a sparkle to the eye
But brats take haste, the Krampus
Comes, to darken up the sky
A jolly old soul with a heart of gold,
Santa Claus is coming
With cloven hoofs and goatish horns,
the Krampus sends em' running
As good Saint Nick, will fill with toys,
His magical red sack
The Krampus has a birch club,
Strapped across his back
- Kenneth Widman
HERE YOU INSANE HALLOWEEN FREAKS!!! COME TROT DOWN THE DARK ALLEY WITH YOUR BAG OF HIDEOUS CANDY!! You see I have some nice masks for you!!! The Aroma,by the coffin fiend ALEX PARDEE!!! The Cyco ape mask by CHARNEL SKULL RIPPER L'AMOUR SUPREME! And the Gaping Maw by YOUR GHOULISH GNASHING HOST, SKINNER.. These masks are made by Hollywood HORROR sculptor, PAT GIERHART from ATOMICVOMIT! Who meticulously sculpted and painted and otherwise hideously doctored up these dimensional beings from the specific visions of Alex, Lamour and I.. These masks are all high quality durable masks hand painted and cast by Pat specifically to your order.. Only 10 of each run.. They can be worn, and fit nicely and snug on a human head, or hung up as a limited art piece..All of these masks are available for $500 and it needs 4-6 weeks from the time of order to get to you! Place your orders now!!
(Left)THE CANNIBAL PHANTOM - It's a bad guy...the worst...the worst bad guy. You know the story about how if Bill Gates drops a thousand dollars on the ground, that it wouldn't be worth his time to pick it up? Well that's how The Cannibal Phantom is about evil. He doesn't even have time to rape you...frankly that's old hat to him. Who has time for that type of behavior anyway? This guy doesn't! (points to Phantom Cannibal). Don't you want a bad guy around to kill the good guys?
(Right) Appalachian Inbred Cannibal Dad - Alright look, this is your dad. This is YOUR dad! The one you've been hiding. Don't be embarrassed of your cannibal dad from Appalachia. Everybody knows you're inbred anyways. There's a certain translucency to skin, that you just cant hide my friend. All the little blue vein and arteries are kind of ruining your chances of getting laid frankly. Don't be ashamed of your father, for he is not ashamed of you and your little blue veins you try to hide. Congratulations...you have a cannibal dad.
Well...SDCC, the insane amorphous mass of quivering nerdist intent is popping off starting tonight and ending sometime in the mass exodus Sunday evening...For this particular level of hell i have made 4 custom Ultrus Bogs.."The devils Bodyguard" a series of only 4..painted with Monster Kolor and $300...if you want one of these guys you have to find me pretty much..I will be hanging around and checking in with the Color Ink dudes who also have a sort of final release of the Resin Lurkers we have been releasing intermittently for the last 2 years..There are 14 gold edition lurkers..at $30 these are priced cheaply to show appreciation to people and collectors who have been fans of the Lurker releases...There will be a few black with glow in the dark eyes but i dont know how much those are...the next Lurker release you see very well may be a vinyl version of the prototype we had at the last year Comic con...these are all sculpted by David Arshawsky whom you ninja turtle nerds may recognize as the sculptor of some of those ninja turtle figures from so long ago...its an honor for sure...I also have a shit ton of rad Customs I did for the lulubell % and dime show Friday night...Grody Shoguns, Grody Heads, En Men and more...oh yeah Sea Gools! Paul kaiju for president!...I will also be giving out a shitload of free buttons that were made by my buddy gabriel at Buttonlab!...button-lab.com I will be doing a signing at Color Ink Booth 4934 from 3-5 then Im going to see DethKlok play on an aircraft carrier
Saturday i will be at ZeroFriends booth 5502 from 1:30-3:00...I will sign your book or draw you a sketch! come meet me and Alex's weird asses! Ok!! when I get back I will be doing Ultrus Bog Customs for anyone who missed out at Comic con...PEACE!
The Great Race! Those cosmic scientists who have made their races work, to research every living being by exchanging consciousnesses...they take your mind and put it in their body and you can scurry about their great libraries learning about any planet at any time in history ever...as they put their vast intellectual and curious mind in your body and set about learning and taking notes about the scientific aspects of the natural world and its inhabitants...to be taken and recorded in the library of cosmic understanding and history...the Great Race welcomes you to stay awhile so that they may use your body to learn of your world...your friends may see a strange transformation in your behavior as you are now not whom you appear to be!!! these figures go on sale monday june 25 at noon! here is the link to the webstore so you may purchase it! the second to last figure in Jay222 and my lovecraft education project...the last one is coming out next month!
Adult Swim and Juxtapoz have both been very fun and good and nice and important art entities and they teamed up and I did a triptych for this issue that just came out...a very bizarre Heironymous Bosch triptych featuring the boys of DETHKLOK!...here is the art for your face, Enjoy....
This is a film I got to make with an amazing film maker/artist, Marcella Ernest and my animation buddy, Walter Parenton who Is an artist in his own right...He has helped me with the Wisdom of the Lurkers cartoon and the Ultrus Bog promo from awhile ago...he does great things...Marcella asked me to participate in the making of this piece for showing a museum she works with...... I then showed it at my opening in New York, where people got to be enthralled with its general weirdness and otherworldly narrative...Marcella's part is a really gripping style of photo stop motion type of film sculpture, where the moments inbetween the actual frame are just as important in creating a stuttering kind of flow...its sort of an Occult kind of dream lapse into a cold corner of the wilderness wrapped in a sort of David Lynchian nightmare sequence..needless to say, I love it...Walter did an amazing job sequencing a weird animation of symbols and Kochina chase scenes...psychedelic overtures and texture make it fit right in with the incongruent splintering of reality that the film demonstrates...The music is sections of my band out of sequence and providing some of the weird atmosphere...Marcella's music is a stark series of creepy noises which are perfect... I did all my art for it with these Copic Markers that were sent to me by the kind people at Copic who made a sort of Skinner Color set...
Without further ado, Here is the video...check it out, Share it and feel weird...
Marcella Bio and Viz-Hun statement
Marcella is a video artist and experimental filmmaker. Her award winning short films and video projects have exhibited at galleries and film festivals both nationally and internationally. As an artist Marcella tries to articulate the private and the public self through site and sound. Using video as a tool to physically create a sense of place. Her works create images and movement with resonance and Native language that reveals emotion of life and culture; not as stagnant and individual, but as an amalgamation, or a complex mixture.
In 2012 Marcella will have numerous screenings and art exhibitions at such places as the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C, the Seattle International Film Festival, Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, Spain and Nepal. The short film, Viz-Hun, created in collaboration with SKINNER and Walter IV, was produced for the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts ongoing Vision Project. Sponsored by the Ford Foundation, Viz-Hun is an experimental animation project that negotiates ideas of cultural taboo, apprehension and meanings of fear projected through images. In winter of 2012, Marcella and Skinner worked with Walter IV to create this complex nightmare of imagination and sound; graphic design and artistic production support was in collaboration with the artist Jolene Yazzie, and original music was provided by Ugoliant.
Being released on Monday May 21st at Noon! $100 plus $10 for shipping, $15 for out of country...These 6 inch tall Cthulhu worshipping denizens of the dark waves of the worlds ocean are ready to come for you. Pull you down into the depths so that you may join them in the Call back to the ancient Lair where Cthulhu lays dreaming...awaiting the Stars alignment when one day He will rise and take the world back as his own...what will he do with the world once he awakens? who knows...probably just walk around and scare the dogshit out of everyone...Thats what I would do anyways...ok so heres the link where you can buy these...
Wooooah!! as you may know, The Elder Things needed someone or some "Thing" to carry out their mundane duties and such...What does an Elder Scientist do? make a race of hideous amorphous and submissive slaves...a roiling mass of hideous subservient intent...well A Shoggoth can only put up with so many millenia of slavery and then well..an uprising of course!! Shoggoth Slaves can get together and take over the massive psyclopean ruins just beyond the Mountains of Madness where they can hang out and eat the remains of Giant eyeless penguins and Elder Thing Corpses...This is a follow up to last months figure as they go together nicely...next month we have a more humanoid figure that is going to knock your socks off..Jay 222 is kicking ass, as you can see from this sculpt...this figure is going to be more expensive because it is bigger...7 inches tall and heavy and wide...5 and a half inches wide...the largest one so far...it will be $125.00 plus $15 for shipping, $20-$25 if you are out of the country...these go on sale Monday april 30th at noon!
My show..."THE UNDERMINING SATANIC ENERGIES OF AN INCONGRUENT SUBURBAN SICKNESS" is opening at The Cotton Candy Machine in New York on April Friday the 13th 2012...in a few weeks...This show is going to have a few different types of Monstrous deformities...small Paintings, that are a chance to afford a portrait or scenario from the psychedelic Nightmare of social and emotional disparity narrative that I have been weaving for years now...as well as strange masks that will be $300....the paintings range from $100 to $300 to $800...After this I will not be making as many smaller affordable pieces as I have an urge to really give myself time and space to find a new more dedicated path to increasing my skills as an artist and person...I will be trying to push myself very far into the unknown to see what strange circumstances I can tether myself too...Im thinking..Epic and transformative...That being said..I really love New York and had alot of fun doing these paintings to bring there.I wanted to do something accessible and affordable..small portraits of godless creatures as well as paintings of absurd notion regarding this mishapen world and how I see it...24 paintings and 8 masks..I will be doing an installation as well as showing a video of the short film I had the chance of working on called Vizh-uhn..an animated nightmare I worked on with Marcella Ernest and Walter Parenton... a film of strange transformation and dreams...here are a few of the paintings and masks that will be at the show...I will also have my book, prints, and shirts there...
This is the most insane sculpt yet! Jay222 has outdone himself!!! 5 and a half inches tall and 5 across...super bulky and amazing all around!! made famous by the story, At The Mountains of Madness...the Elder Things are genius scientists who came to earth hundreds of millions of years ago...they had sought refuge in most forbidden places on earth and had even been fought back by great Cthulhu itself...alas they had problems finding their way off earth as their ability to sail on solar winds was lost to them after so many millenium of earth bound toil...they built the Giant city beyond the Mountains of Madness and there dwelt until the great demise that had befell them in a rebellious blow by nature of beings their own science had wrought...Go read this book ya psychos!! this figure is so beautiful and i tried to give it a cool psychedelic luster that I hope you like...will be available monday at 12 noon for the standard $100 we have been charging...definitely getting your moneys worth on this one!!.....please include $15 for shipping because i want to make sure all of its tentacles and wings are safe, OK? heres the link to
HEY! Cuties! heres some prints I have on sale over on My Critical Hit page on zerofriends.com...two from my " The Fragile Art of Existence' and two from The " Butcher Kings' show i did with Alex Pardee...get on these jammies! real nice and limited to a run of a 100...$50. see you later my nuggets.
Hey!! This saturday! at Upper Playground! Alex and I will be signing our books from 2-4 in the afternoon at 5024SF or as its called, the Upper Playground...Its going to be CRAZAAAY! we are taking it over for the day selling all Mine and Alex's gear..shirts and books and prints for all you odd desires...I will be releasing these new prints below...pieces from My show, "The Fragile Art of Existence"...they are 17x 22 inches and go for $50...limited to a 100 fine quality Giclees...I will be on hand to hug you up and high five your ass!! The prints go on sale Monday March 5th but will be available at the signing!!! word up!!!!
This is the second release in Jay222 and my Lovecraft figure project which works as a kind of education about Lovecraft regarding non CTHULHU stuff because that seems like all that people associate the name with...Brown Jenkins is from a story called, Dreams in The Witch House...A story about an old witch, her familiar and a college student who is going to learn that sorcery and mathematics do mix...the hard way...I love this story...Stuart Gordon did a short fiolm version of it for that Masters Of Horror thing for HBO, which you should check out...This is a Spectral Creeping version of Brown Jenkins...This is what I imagine him to look like when he is traveling between worlds with Keziah Mason, A witch of unparalleled abilities to travel utilizing evil sorcery and geometry/mathematics...He is glowing and transcendental..an unnatural glow to his evil..Here is an excerpt from the story describing him......
"That object - no larger than a good-sized rat and quaintly called by the townspeople "Brown Jenkins - seemed to have been the fruit of a remarkable case of sympathetic herd-delusion, for in 1692 no less than eleven persons had testified to glimpsing it. There were recent rumours, too, with a baffling and disconcerting amount of agreement. Witnesses said it had long hair and the shape of a rat, but that its sharp-toothed, bearded face was evilly human while its paws were like tiny human hands. It took messages betwixt old Keziah and the devil, and was nursed on the witch's blood, which it sucked like a vampire. Its voice was a kind of loathsome titter, and it could speak all languages. Of all the bizarre monstrosities in Gilman's dreams, nothing filled him with greater panic and nausea than this blasphemous and diminutive hybrid, whose image flitted across his vision in a form a thousandfold more hateful than anything his waking mind had deduced from the ancient records and the modern whispers."
.He is 4 and a half inches tall and ready to gnaw on your tendons...only 10 in existence and $100 plus $10 for shipping in the states.....here is a link to where you can buy them...I will be releasing them Monday Februaru 20th at noon....
Hey Sacramento!! Im going to be signing my book, Every Man Is My Enemy at Dragatomi on 23rd and ''J" street on February 25th!!!!! a Saturday!!! so come out! I will be there from 1:00-3:00 and I can draw a cat or a beer can or a skull in it and make you happy!! 172 pages of bizarre and furious escalations in fictional antagonism! Your favorite!! over 250 illustrations, paintings and odd fun things I have been doing here in lovely Sacramento!!!! the most Beautiful city on earth! $30.00
I have a new book being released online THIS FRIDAY, FEB 3 at ZEROFRIENDS.com!
And Skinner himself will be on hand, armed, and in person at the ZEROFRIENDS OAKLAND Retail store on Saturday, Feb 4 from 2-3PM for the official release/selling/signing/high fiving event in which anyone who buys the book in person on Saturday will be eligible for a FREE "BUTCHER KINGS" Zine in addition to the free 8"x 10"! Full details at the bottom of this post.
"Remember that metal-influenced dude that sat next to you in class that, Instead of working on whatever stupid school assignment was handed out for the day, he drew goblins and wizards with snakes for eyes? Well, Skinner is that dude, only he MASTERED that shit." - BRIAN POSEHN
"Skinner's wild world of demonic art reminds me that it's OK to look at scary creatures in a sensual manner. Yumm." - Andy Milanokis
"He's no Picasso!" - Dana "Master Shake" Snyder, Aqua Teen Hunger Force
"I just met Skinner but I have assessed in that brief encounter that he's on the right track. Taking things in stride and going along for the ride. That's the only way to play it." - James "DALEK" Marshall
"Skinner is a psychopathic psycho. That's the worst kind, you know..." - Larry Alberts. High School Art Teacher
"EVERY MAN IS MY ENEMY" The Art Of SKINNER
172 Pages, 250 Illiustrations & Photos.
8.5" x 11". Hardcover.
Each copy is hand-signed by SKINNER
And as BONUS, The first 300 books that are purchased online at ZEROFRIENDS will come shipped with a FREE 8'x10" signed & numbered giclee print from Skinner!
Hey!! I have a show up at the University of Iowa...UNI gallery.It is an honor to be showing in a fine museum quality gallery and to have worked with them on bringing this to fruition...all the people at UNI are amazing and kind...The show ill be up until FEBRUARY 1st,,,so go check it if you live out there!!! the other artists in the show are just incredibly talented as well..really humbling to be among them in this environment..Thank YOU!! Tom Bartel, Thaddeus Erdahl,Kiel Johnson, Mike Leavitt...all wonderful artists..here are some pics...
Hey San Antonio! I Love you...I love your fun old tymey people and houses and clubs where people go out and support music and art...I got to spend time with the nicest most gracious hosts..Rob Perez put on the art slam and it was amazing...quite alot to organize and not lose your mind..Thank you Rob...It was great! also...in other news Cody Schibi is sick of hearing his last name...huh SHY-BEEEEE! he is a great artist and is only getting better...please investigate his art and be stoked...So basically the last couple of weeks were very difficult to deal with as more random bullshit was popping up and I was stressing on things I wish I did not have to...but I knew in the back of my mind that I was about to go on a ripper BROCATION! with Alex Pardee and La'mour Supreme...two guys that have on their own, made me grateful that I chose to try art as a career...or else I wouldn't be able to see them when I can...Alex inspires me to a ridiculous level and L'amour is my metaphysical guru who inspires me to not Body slam earth...L'amour has been doing the kind of next generation of what Illustrative Kirby lords should be able to do but can't...These guys make it super fun to try and keep up...ok ok...So i love them and you are sick of hearing about it...All three of us paintied this massive Human Centipede painting in about 5 hours and then we live painted til the end of the night....well alex was live sketching all night as the autograph line kept getting longer...W were doing this while incredible local bands played close by...It was wonderful...so many amazing artists were there painting and drawing all night...Texas baby...heres some pics of the mural....Thank you to everyone who came out and I hope to see you again!....
As many of you know My friend Hal Rotter has been helping as my assistant for little over a year now and has done alot to help expand my empire of art and brattiness..He is moving on to pursue his own career as he is a really great and esteemed metal and strange horror artist...He has worked with alot of great bands like Skeletonwitch and Cattle Decapitation and has helped assist me in creating art for bands and shirts as well..It has been great to work by him and I have learned alot and now he is going solo...so if you find yourself in need of album art, cd layouts, shirt designs or logos hit him up...He is really turning out some great stuff and this is his breakout year! 2012 year of the wizard!! here is some samples of his beautiful work!!
hit him up! 'like' his art page on Facebook or follow him on Twitter...
Hey..I just got all these prints in stock...I would have gotten Them sooner but i was out for a bit...Which is good because now it gives people a chance to get them where as they sold out immediately during the release coinciding with the show...printed by the world famous firehouse boys in the bay...Im really honored to present this poster...they are $60 plus $10 shipping...$70...and I have a few of the deluxe ones for a $100...on gold paper or solky silver and one on the aged looking paper as well...hit me up or paypal me my paypal is my email address.. firstname.lastname@example.org ...Ok then check it out!
Shit where do I start on this...Ok so the Butcher King's show was an incredible adventure with my buddy Alex Pardee..we got to really indulge in some weird action that was documented in video as well as the small Butcher Kings manifesto which is available for $10 on the Zerofriends site...I will have some with me at New York Comic con so come hit me up if you want one...they are pretty great and have most of the paintings from the show in them...LA was insane and I saw Wiz Khalifa at Universal Studios...did a great Podcast interview on smodcast.com...totally obnoxious and fun...If you want to hear Jenson try to keep me on topic, which lets be honest...is being "on Topic" really that important? Yeah that's what I thought...There's still some really affordable stuff left at Gallery 1988 (click here to view them) ..so get it while you can I think half the show is already gone so go check it...Here's some links to videos and interviews and such...
Funny or Die.com -- G4.com and SpankyStokes.com also did write ups on our show! Go Check them out!
Also While I was getting ready for the Butcher Kings show I recorded with my heavy ass band Ungoliant for our upcoming album "No More The World of Man" we are going to release all the songs soon but heres one of them buy the first track for $1
and a review by Doommantia.com...check it...also, follow or (like) us on facebook.com/ungoliantdoom
And so...I also just finished a poster for the Primus tour and I will be selling it as soon as I get back from Cuba on the 28th...I am really proud of it...its here on the Primus Facebook page
So...I am going to be painting live at New York comic con and selling very limited prints there with some other amazing homeys...check it here
...I am also selling custom Ollies at Lash's booth which I don't know where it is...Mutant Vinyl Hardcore...
be lookin' at our twitters or something...I personally will be selling custom Ultrus Bogs which will be as rad as the ones I did at San Diego Comic Con...So try and come find my ass and I will get you laced up...I will be at the LuLuBell booth on Saturday I think...maybe noon or something and then also chillin' at the art hustle booth...I don't know when exactly but i will tweet on my twitter as soon as I know...hit me up if you have any questions ok? peace out!
So one of the best if not the best and oldest art companies, Canson, is working with Beautiful Decay Magazine to give art grants to artists like me, who are dedicated to the exploration of the mind through art...I was humbled to have been chosen to recieve a grant to pick out some amazing supplies I, otherwise would not have tried..The fact that Canson is trying to actually reach out to young creators who could use the understanding and support, is really admirable...I will be creating the next couple bodies my work with the paints and supplies they hooked me up with...Check em out, theres a reason they have been around for so long!!
To read more about the wet paint grant click here!
HEEEEEY! heres a pic of the Mural i did for H space a couple months ago altogether in an easy to see kinda way..Havent been able to put it together this way.....its 40 feet by 18 feet tall!!!!!!
...also Heres some pics of the K street beautification project I did with the teens of the WIND center...working with them is very therapeutic for me and really puts the privilege of my life into perspective....young people trying to figure their lives out without parents or people that care...I love them alot...I can see their beautiful spirits while we joke and laugh and paint together...K street down here in sacramento is full of buildings that the city has reclaimed for some reason...its really stupid..this city could not be run by more emotionally unevolved disconnected and elitist morons...K street has been an endless project that millions of dollars has been wasted on by the Rockwellian delusions of a group of bickering adolescents we call "city council" oh yeah anyway...we put our paintings up inside buildings that have sat waiting to be used for something for years in an effort to quell the blight that is K street...It took the artistic efforts of some homeless teens to fix something that a council of overpaid miscreants could not...I am proud to say that I was apart of something organic and real that did something to brighten the day of people walking by abandoned buildings...I encourage everyone to do something in real time to change the conditions of their environment instead of waiting for people you don't know or trust to do something that you would not like anyway...WIND center rules!! Power to the people!
Heres a link to the rest of the pictures on my Flickr! http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvMoCyk
Heres some flags I painted for my homies in the band Of Legends...stage banners for their upcoming tour...you should go check them out!!!! they are killing it right now!
Also I want to bring some attention to 2 local artists that live here in sacramento...amazing and brilliant people that I admire and respect....Gale Hart who is basically the hardest working artist in Sacramento whom I admire for her tenacity and ability..totally more powerful than anyone could guess by looking at her diminutive frame...an incredible animal rights activist and advocate for the arts in sacramento...I just wanted to share some of her stuff because it is severely underappreciated and crazy talented!! http://www.galehart.com
Andy Steele is another local artist who just had a rad show at La Luz De Jesus in LA (Click here to view his work at the gallery)...I have known him for a little while now and the dude is just ripping! getting better and better... was probably influenced byhis loose and splattery style for my last show on a subconscious level..or conscious..I cant tell the difference anymore but check out his stuff!! It rules.... http://www.andy-steele.com/
So yeah thats my post about some stuff...now I gotta get back to work on my show for October with Alex Pardeeee...
Gonna be bitchin'!!!
Did this bad boy for justin at Rocket Society...only have to do 666 more customs to get my soul back from him...peep it!! Metal is awesome!! check out all the rest of the photos by my wizard buddy Hal Rotter on my Flickr Profile
So Last weekend was insane and fun and bizarre at the Outside Lands Festival as I painted two 24 foot long murals and tried desperately not to feel old as I went...
The first day was cold but my white trash appalachian blood kept me going and I busted ass...Chez worked on an insane shark mural on the other side as Sam Flores and Nate VanDyke did their thing on the other side...I love these guys...The buff screaming cat head beast the first day
and the 2 rabbits gnawing on some skulls the next...one of the graff dudes from the other side wanted to do the skulls so I let him get in there...
The Black Keys were amazing and Phish did a really great Zappa cover...alot of amazing and loving people came by and hugged me up and hi fived and were really sweet...alot of kids on drugs really excited about something visual...alot of little kids having fun...It was great!! heres some pics....the stage with my blown up art looked really kick ass and roots played with my art up on it so I am happy!!!
So I am officially putting my figures up for sale...$500.00 and I will throw in some cool stuff and I will even help with the shipping...just hit me up and we will see whats what...email@example.com.........they are finished and coated and will be a ripper evil iconic lord over your other figures...this is no mere toy, this is a fine art nether sculpture which is ridiculously limited...Theres only 4 of each one left since Frank Kozik got the first batch...
Alex and I are starting work on our two dude show this week...it will be at gallery 1988 october 6th...totally ridiculous and completely insane...I cannot wait to see what happens...I have loved the chemistry of absurdity I have with this guy and the show will surely reflect that!!! fuck yes!! More details on this soon my friends....
Also on the tail end of the much anticipated release of the Ultrus Bog figure will be some new LuLuBell projects coming your way!! I am really excited about these new " things" and I am sure you will be too as you get your little mitts on them!! a couple of other secret projects involving some larger scale figures and an ultra bizarre project that I am very excited about slated to release in a couple months...a very shadowy guy in an alley approached me and told me I was his, "guinea pig" so will will see what this holds for us all!! hahahaha
I would also like to thank everyone who has gotten into my Critical Hit line of extreme gamer wear and new prints!!! It is really cool to see people respond to it in such an excited positive way!!!
Hey! Thank you to EVERYONE who came to my opening saturday night at the shooting gallery! All the people who came from San Francisco and beyond...you won't know how much I think about it when I have a moment of quiet...That the reason someone like me can do what I do is because, I am offered the energy and consideration of friends and Strangers...I think about it often and so I will continue to be accessible and loving to everyone I can...I want to be having as much fun with everyone and scream loudly and long into the night with all my friends....Justin has been really good to me and allows me the space to take alot of risks in my art and grow as a weirdo and an artist..Dayna, jenny, Lauren and Tova are really supportive as well and let me laugh and annoy them so they are cool with me...My girl, Kristie who supports me so much everyday...I love her and she looked really cute at the opening with her shirt she made and her hair was all beautiful and smelled good!! anyways..all my friends that came and even the ones who offered me love from over the interwebs cuz they couldnt make it, THANK YOU!! so heres some pics and such and vids if you havent seen them....
SO!! also!! This weekend is the OUTSIDELANDS FESTIVAL in San Fran and they are using my art for the Twin Peaks stage so i am pretty excited about that!! if you go look at my obnoxious art 42 feet high by 24 feet wide! 2 of them! aaaahahaahahah!! so crazy...I am really stoked! I will also be there painting live and getting sunburned...come give me a hi five and some sun burn lotion ok?? ok great I will need that!! ---click to read more---
HEY!!! Comic Con Is Insane!! Made it back...my beautiful beautiful friends how I miss your little faces...Raged too hard...Screamed all night!..John Wayshak!! Dave Correia!! Paul Bustamante! These are the names of the people I stayed with...They are lovely...anyways...Im in talks with some interesting people about some cartoon show action that is going to be really fucking fun and could potentially spread my evil " wisdom" to others all across this world...Goddamnit if I don't see pictures of things I was doing that I barely remember...all kinds of breakdancing and yelling and interrupting award shows and shit...I hope people still want to talk to me...if they don't, well...fuck it...I will make it up...Ok so! For my Solo Show Saturday August 6th, I made some promo videos to talk about my new work, Knife throwing skills and to introduce the world to my number one psycho fan, who won the number one psycho fan of me contest...Here are the videos...ok the show is called " The Fragile Art Of Existence" because I have felt like existing in the last couple of months and years even has been an incredible and intense series of personal evolutions...I am overthrowing control and serious need to dominate my art in exchange for an experimentive and present mindful new direction...Please come to the opening in San Francisco if you can...
...Also Friday!!! Tomorrow night at the Minna Gallery there will be a very special Minna Sketch night...The money made from the show will go to A young girl named Kelly who is struggling with Cancer and needs help with the bills...
Here is the info and all whom will be attending!...
"FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY, JULY 29TH, 111 MINNA, you will not want to miss what is sure to be THE BEST SKETCH PARTY THAT SF HAS EVER WITNESSED. (And yes, you will want to re-read that statement out loud using your best Monster Truck announcers voice!) This sketch party ThunderSlam comes together to help raise funds for Kelly Malone, founder of The Indie Mart & Workshop SF, as she goes battle royale against an advanced stage of cancer AND squares off against the mounting hospital bills and chemo drug costs that have reared their evil heads. Hosted by SF artist Kelly Tunstall and WorkshopSF, this event offers a one-time opportunity to pick up affordable works drawn on the spot by an amazing lineup of Bay Area big guns. There will also be submitted art for auction, as well as special edition designs screen printed on WorkshopSF's favorite never-leave-home-without-it accessory: the beer koozie. DJ Sonny Phono & Romanowski will keep the hips bumping while the nimble drawing fingers do their thing. This is the second (and final) "Help Kelly Kick Cancer" fundraiser. It will be a fantastic night, and will support one rad lady. BE THERE!"
Here are 5 - 11"x17" paintings I did that Will go for $100 each!! Good ass deal!! I will also be sketching and painting all night...
various hideous things you will love and your mom will hate...I hope to see you there...
Much love from my goblin heart to your face!!! Talk to you soon!!! Click Images For Larger View
Hey!! I will be at the San Diego Comic con going apeshit nerd level alpha and you should come to my booth and say "Wazzup" I am so happy to be teamed up with Dave Correia and Jon Wayshak!!
These are two of the most impressive graphic visionaries of our time and I will be in the booth with them gummin' up the works..I will try not to annoy them too powerfully or often but let's see what kind of zany comic con magic I can whip up..I can't wait to see everybody's new stuff this year..My only regret is that Kristie can't be there this year as it is our 7th comic con anniversary..She will be at her grandpa's 90th birthday...but I will bring her back some stuff...anyway...this is what's going on...I am releasing a super limited 10 piece Black Acid Lurker which is the best toy you will ever see in your life ever and that's a fact forever...It is the only toy that has been officially endorsed and approved by Charles Manson...
The Lurker got his hands on some really high grade shit and has now been coerced by his hippie cult leader to drop out of College and tune into a higher plane of Lurker virtue and wisdom...
Critical Hit will be unofficially launching...New limited prints and Shirts...The shirts rule your face..
The Ultrus Bog will finally be available and unveiled at My booth and the Lulu Bell booth..I will have two customs I have done for sale as well..
I am going to do a super limited print signing at the Dragatomi booth on Saturday at 3:00..right before that from 2:00-3:00 I will be at the Hi Fructose booth signing copies of the Suggestivism book..Nathan Spoor and Ron English will also be there signing as well as othe's I don't know about yet..but everybody in the book is the best artist ever so it will be incredible no matter what..I am stoked just to be next to these people in print and at a table..before that I will be at the data dub toy symposium with L'amour Supreme and Greg Rivera, both Mishka art warriors and I think they are both district managers for the 3 White Castles in Williamsberg, so you know the dudes be stackin'...Also theres a rumor that Alex Pardeezy might be there..So that is my saturday...nothing else really planned except hang out with the Washburn boys over at the Color Ink booth..These guys are my moonshine vikings and I love them so go check them out..the mini Toxic Lurker came out! It's the radioactive one that Ronald Reagan endorsed way back in the day...It's made out of recycled plutoniummegazorbz so handle it with care and you should be alright..COLOR INK !
These are some of the other limited prints that will be available at Comic Con!
Anyways Please come say hi and I will try to be there as much as possible and not be a flake...Thank you so much for going to Comic Con because its a spiritual art/nerd/fun/friendship experience if you want it to be...Cool have a good one!
So Zombie cat is all good and taken care of....I went to go visit him at his new home with my friend Christina who is so sweet and kind...AND responsible which is really good for me so that I don't have to worry about my little buddy...I went over to go take his stitches out of his little arm and got this great pic of Christina holding little Zombirellie..His fur is soft and clean, His little face is healed up and he is super happy so that is a happy ending for the little howling street roamer...
Finished some killer shirt designs for Holy Grail and Skeletonwitch...
They are two ripper bands I really like and am happy to get evil for them..Im gonna do a couple more for them in the next month or so...they are great and easy to work with..My buddy Hal Rotter also did some designs for Skeletonwitch also and I got to pose for one of them which is rad! check his stuff out at RottingGraphics....He has really stepped his game up and is wrecking shit!
Another Ridiculous thing I did was work on a panel that is going to be apart of the worlds largest clock at Burning Man this year...It is actually sponsored by the Guinness Book of World Records which is a rad nerd bonus for me...Its kind of a killer nerd dream come true...Anyway..they are going to have a bunch of artists do the art for the different sides of the markers of time and theres going to be lasers and shit...I dont know...some burning man type shit...I wont be going but your parents might and they can tell us all about it! boooom...heres the panel i did...the theme is supposed to be Rites of Passage...
I did mine based on David Icke and his reptillian agenda...And Im pretty sure that reptiles ass rape and impregnate burnt out rockers in order to fulfill world domination...Hey!! dont look at me like that!! Its the reptillian agenda man!! This shit must be stopped...also my friend Kirsti told me about a snake man that comes out at night and rapes..I thought that was kind of cool..and the burn out rapee is holding a chilli limer which is awesome!! I could drink like 20 of those things and just thrash into the middle of hollow earth...tell you what...You keep me drunk on bud light lime twist chilli limers and i will smash reptiles all night...why not...
So I also did this shark painting to raise money to stop shark finning...Im sorry Chinese traditions but shark finning sharks into extinction is fucked over x a million and its stupid...I will drink 20 limers and punch all that soup out of your old wrinkled traditionalist head...cuz im a dick like that and i love animals more than your stupid last tooth hanging in your ancient shrunken apple head..Its just begging to get punched out...anyways its true...stop eating tiger dicks and shark fins you fucking weirdos...just stop eating meat alltogether and kick back and have a bud light chilli limer with me!!!.....
So Hurley opened up an incredible art space for artists to really go all out on in installation mural form some years ago..Dalek, James Marshall is the curator and he asked Bwana Spoons, Justin " Scrappers" Morrison, Martin Ontiveros and myself to come down here and basically challenge ourselves to see how big we could go with vision, impact and scope of psychedelic intention and love of creative expression...as of now we are five days into it and this has been the most incredible experience in sharing such a large space completely supported and advocated by the folks here at Hurley...we have had an amazing assistant by the name of Cody Lusby who is also an amazing young artist who looks alot like David Crosby...look out for him because he is also a great artist and painter...
The show opens Saturday at 6:00 and it is absolutely going to rule...H Space here at Hurley international...the address is 1945 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa Ca 92627...If you live in LA or San Diego you should really try and make it out!! It is going to be alot of fun...I am really honored to have shared this time with my favorite mountain men from the pacific northwest..Bwana, Scrappers and Martin are easily blowing away my understanding of what they were capable of..their work ethic and ambitious vision is really humbling..I will always look back on this experience as a really valuable time in my art career..in my life...Please check out the teaser vid and pics...If you want to see even more personal vids of us together creating go check them out on scrappers facebook page and his flikr...hope you can make it out!!!! when its done I will post more pics for those of you who cant experience it in real life!!! Have a good one, skinner
The show Im working on for the Shooting Gallery titled.. "The Fragile Art of Existence" ...is going to be alot more introspective and meditational...Im not rushing anything and I am experimenting alot more...Im a little less preoccupied with how angry I am about the darkness and injustice of the world and I am more focused on my own personal journey to find peace with my own anger about the issues I care about...What good is being alive if I can't enjoy it...This is alot less aggressive showing of my art...
Photos by Hal Rotter