Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
My artist pal in Montreal, Pat Hamou, has a special think for old gangsters. He's been working over the years, on putting together a book of his research and ilustrations on the subject. I could tell
you more but you are better of checking his blog which he has just started here
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
An old friend, Kenn Brown the fantastic artist behind Monolithic studios was in town
yesterday briefly and unfortuanately due to the small time window he had, we couldn't hook up. As wee guffers being into punk rock some of our earliest published
work was for local shows in town and for my own band as well.
I'm to lazy to dig up old fliers but heres the second album cover I did for a local band called
Rocktopus [the first was for Montreals The Doughboys second album and they
blew up a section of it so I never thought it looked so great]. And the inner sleeve.Ahh vinyl sleeves
no reissue on cd yet.
And the EF poster is not so old but from a couple of years ago, I posted an earliar version in an altered state. Excuse the lousy font
at the bottom.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
A couple of books I recommend that I've read over the last couple of month that give an insight into veeeery different
Men of Tomorrow charts the beginnings of the comic book industry in the 30's and forties including the earliar publishers organized crime ties and also the tragic story of Jerry Siegal and Joe Shuster, the creators of Superman, and their lifelong battle to
get a piece of the Superman action and make a living.
On the other end of the spectrum is the Charles Addams biography which was quite an eyeopener for me not knowing a lot
of the details of his life. This guy swung in high class circles and even dated Jackie O and a revolving door of New York socialites in between partying at
vacation houses in the Hamptons and car racing and of course creating some brilliant New Yorker cartoons.
Tho not uncommon, it still comes as a bit of a surprise to find out that some of Addams' famous gags were written by New Yorker gag writers. A must read for any Addams fan.
Two pretty different worlds of ink slinging.