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
There are hushed aspects to our calm social order that somehow remain in the dark. Aspects and secrets hardly known to those going about their lives in an ignorant and forward fashion. It is not every one that can continue to tell the dark tales of the passed...some forget and some keep it to themselves..This is a breach of a collective pact that i tell you now, the secret of the vinegar drenched witch totems that have been plaguing the children of our world from Villages of yore to towns of the present! This madness of sacrificial children being offered must end, even if I am to die from sharing this arcane knowledge! The foul Pickle totems must be destroyed and halted from passing on once and for all! For once a child has the pickle baby in its hand, it is condemned as a target for its dark magic until they pass from this earth..If a child is to part with the totem or its necklace sigil is taken from off its neck, the horror of the Pickle baby is truly known! Its body grows and becomes whole. The twisting hungry being that has feasted viciously upon the flesh of so many young makes itself known! How many more generations must this endure? At what cost? This curse must end and It can..I have collected all 8 of the pickle babies from around the world and have carefully bagged them and sealed them from touching the flesh of any other being. I now need volunteers to take this burden on and to protect the children of this world from ever touching them again! Do not open these and Do not remove the dark Sigil from off their neck! Or else!! remember this poem that the children sang so many years ago as the tale was passed in hushed whispers from child to child!
The village mourns the birth once more, an earthly thing that writhes
From where it came, the dark and dirt, the water, a blood to thrive
The season dark, the sun now sets, the root comes into sour
Vinegar, heat, the cauldron speaks, a witch can claim its power
The evening sets, the leaves now wet, and as the parents call...
The children play, they find the dolls, we hear their voices fall...
" Don't remove it's leash or the pickles feast on we, the baby grows from small to big and takes us one or three. So keep the sigil, keep the sign, it keeps the beasts away, for if it falls from off its neck, it kills us all today!''
Cursed toys available Friday September 11th at noon
bagged and header, painted with V color
Do Not remove the necklace!
$100 each www.shopcriticalhit.com
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
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
Welcome to my "I'm Not At Comic Con And Neither Are You" Releases!
I needed a break from all the Comic Con madness this year, but I'm still releasing a bunch of rad stuff specifically for all you people also not at Comic Con! Cause we can still party, right guys? Hell Yes we can! And to prove it, I'm unleashing a swarm of brand-new epic silk screen prints, all-over printed t-shirts, Wisdom of the Lurker packs...AND the the debut of my Abominox vinyl toy! www.shopcriticalhit.com
PLUS!! Enter the discount code "PARTY" at checkout and save 10% on ALL shirts & prints Friday through Sunday!*
Everything goes up for sale this Friday (7/10/15) at noon (PST) on the Critical Hit webstore. Keep your eyes posted!
*NOTE: the discount only applies only to shirts and prints purchased this Friday through Sunday!
Debuting for the first time ever! Abominox the forgotten one. Betrayed by the laughing gods in the sky, left to decay in the frozen northern wastes of some lonely hell! Abominox has one echoing thought pulsing in his screaming mind...Revenge! Revenge on those who left him to die! He will get it...It may take a millennia but he will have it.
-12.5" inches tall - comes with two clubs.
-Bagged with giant header cards.
-Only 20 figures available
Limited edition "Wisdom of Lurkers" Print/Figure Pack
There are 2 sets options: Glow in the dark and classic solid black!
5 figures per pack! Each comes with TWO random giclee mini prints!
Witness the 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.
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
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!!!
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?
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!
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!
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!!
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!
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!!
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....
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!!!!
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 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
So a couple weeks ago this ratty looking black cat came around trying to eat all my cats food and have his little horny cat way with them...I stalked him for a couple days and he would run away into someones yard..where I might get shot if I jumped the fence..My neighborhood is a good place to get shot so I choose not to go after him when that happens...I got to earn his trust little by little and fed him on the porch one day and saw that he had a huge wound on his arm...his left arm must have absessed after a fight or something...his face was scratched up really bad and chunks of his ear were missing..he looked like a zombie cat...this is what a cat in a george Romero movie would have looked like if it came back from hell...I still loved him...maybe even more because I can relate to the world making you eat shit and he certainly seemed to have had his fill...at night one time the wind blew open the side door and I heard him just yelling at the top of his little lungs in the house...surprisingly my other cats didnt seem to care...I think he was trying to give out some sexy cat wailing but the girls didn't seem to care...anyway I came running down the stairs and he took off..I saw that bloody little wound shining in the night...Eventually I caught him and got him to a shelter for his wounds and to see if he was ok...They patched him up and hes still healing and he got neutered and he doesnt have cat AIDS or Feline Leukemia which is a miracle for a cat that seemed to have been running the seedy underbelly of cat business in the underworld..hes really affectionate, talkative and sweet...I went and got him from the Shelter and am giving him his little medications and such but I would really like to get him a nice home...He is a really amazing little person and has seen alot...If you can get into the fact that a damaged little traumatised person can have a new life with love and understanding You should meet Zombie Cat Xerxes!! He is amazing!! Indoor and outdoor! Thanks for your time!!!
Sitting here A couple days before the apocalypse...Kinda coming down with a flu and working on new stuff for my show at the Shooting Gallery, The Fragile Art of Existence...Maybe god will intervene and take us and sort us out...Oh well..Im going to keep painting...Heres an article about the math behind the apocalypse..kind of hilarious and trippy...the quotes from the people involved are goddamn hilarious...http://t.co/JeyPeHr
Welcome! This is a new site That I really, really needed...An archiving of the many strange things I have done for the last 5-6 years...Not everything, as I don't have pictures of everything I have gotten into but, It is still alot of stuff to check out...The boys over at Rocket Society built this site and I cannot thank them enough for How much time and care they put into it to make it really Good!!! If you want a ripper website, you should get ahold of those cats...amazing people I have learned to love! Anyways...Here it is...i will be adding stuff to it all the time and My friend Hal has busted his ass to upload all the content and helped me get it looking so intense...I never would have gotten it to look nearly this good if he didn't basically do it all..I did all the bratty comments of course...This is a clear and cohesive examination of what I have done, where I have been and what I have made in the last couple of years...Check it out! It's totally ridiculous...Oh yeah i made some inspirational/ Motivational commercials to let people know about my new site!! Enjoy!!