Gigantor

This was a poster mock-up from around 2001-2. To be the best of my knowledge, there never was a band called Gigantor, but when making this I had a head full of poster artists like Frank Kozik and Coop, as well as channeling The Dickies’ single ‘Gigantor’, a song fondly remembered when pogoing to in my friend’s bedroom in 1980. Pure, unadulterated nostalgia for adolescent idiocy.

The Dickies – Gigantor

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Charles Manson

In my mind’s eye my thoughts light fires in your cities.
Charles Manson

A 2015 drawing, intended for the Scorpio Deathtrip book. Since then, Manson has died and this year there’ll be 50th ‘Anniversary’ of the infamous ‘Manson Family’ murders. It’s still one of the most fascinating true crime cases of all time, because the full story has never come out, and probably never will. Will Tarantino’s new film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which uses the Manson story as the basis for one of it’s narrative threads, go anywhere near answering any of the many lingering questions? Probably not. The rot at the heart of Hollywood is one of the underlying elements of the case, and I wouldn’t expect Hollywood itself to address that in any serious way.

Better To Reign In Hell Than Serve In Heaven

Another poster from the series for Saturn In Retrograde / Scorpio Deathtrip. This chapter was written by Justin Marriott, Grand Wizard of the Paperback Fanatic, focussing on the early 70’s pulp paperbacks that celebrated the greasy Brit biker culture, written by the likes of Mick Norman The original B&W artwork, which dates back to 2005, will be part of a load of drawings that I will be selling at Lawless Comic Convention, Saturday 18 May, Bristol. I’ll be behind the Rawhead stall with Noel K. Hannan, so if you’re going there, be sure to come and try and sell us some speed.

A Haunted House Is Not A Motel

Another poster from the series for Saturn In Retrograde / Scorpio Deathtrip. This one was drawn in 2007, for a chapter that was a later addition to the book, one that explores the darker side of Hollyweird, focussing on Arthur Lee’s band Love and their time spent living in the former home of Bela Lugosi. The original B&W artwork is long lost but I would encourage fans of old pulp weirdness to spot the many artist’s referenced in the background freak’s gallery.

The Death Psychedelic

Another poster from the series for Saturn In Retrograde / Scorpio Deathtrip. Martin Jones always comes up with the best titles, and this one was a belter. The original B&W artwork, which dates back to 2005, will be part of a load of drawings that I will be selling at Lawless Comic Convention, Saturday 18 May, Bristol. I’ll be behind the Rawhead stall with Noel K. Hannan, so if you’re going there, be sure to come and make a sacrifice to Quetzalcoatl.

Requiem For Lucifer

This is one of the several psychedelically-inspired posters I did for the Saturn In Retrograde book. I wrote the article (link below) that goes with it, a “passionate but wayward” (as Mojo magazine once described my writing) 20,000 word recounting of Bobby Beausoleil‘s role in the Manson Family story. I’ve still got the original drawing and the date on the back is July 2005, back when it looked like this book would one day get published. I’ll be selling the artwork, along with several others from this series (to be unveiled here over the next few days) at the Lawless Comic Convention, Saturday 18 May, Bristol. I’ll be behind the Rawhead stall with Noel K. Hannan, so come on down and join our cult.

Requiem For Lucifer

Scorpio Deathtrip

Further to my previous post about Saturn In Retrograde, this book – Scorpio Deathtrip – was intended to collect all the artwork I did for Saturn In Retrograde, together with a slew of new images all inspired by my own long-standing obsessions with the late 60’s/early 70’s and everything that era spewed into the world. For reasons too dull to document I never got to publish it, but a free to download PDF version is available, if you want it (link below). The original B&W artwork for this cover will be part of a load of drawings that I will be selling at Lawless Comic Convention, Saturday 18 May, Bristol. I’ll be behind the Rawhead stall with Noel K. Hannan, so if you’re going there, be sure to come and say hello.

Scorpio Deathtrip

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