Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Man have I left the old blog unattended for a while. God knows what mischief it's been up to whilst my attention was elsewehere - Running wild in the streets selling crack and listening to pop music is my reasoned guess.
My excuse is I have been super busy with the unexciting world of paid work. Sure it aint much to blog about but solid gold medallions featuring my own initials don't pay for themselves ya hippies. Of course thanks to the vampiric hours I keep I have sporadically managed to squeeze out some more artistically credible work [I use the phrase relatively] fit to light up the pages of blogsville. One such project is a new animated music video for my Stateside punk rock penpals The Lovesongs. It's still very much a work in progress but the wheels are in motion - as evidenced by the above pic of Craigums "spanking his plank" as they used to say in the 70s before innuendoists soiled that expression for ever.
I'm also feverishly working on the much talked about graphic novel "The Grave Shakers" in the hope of having something ready for Supanova in June. At this stage I think I'll probably have a couple of limited edition 22 page comics available to enthrall the ensemble of nerds and mouth breathers. After the jump behold a recent page in a timelapse slideshow of it's various stages of development.
Friday, February 05, 2010
Research has revealed that kids of today are screaming out for more bands consisting of 40 year old men homaging the uber fashionable sounds of Hush, Slade and The Ted Mulry Gang. And so the hard rocking, heavily scented musical stylings of Musk is born. Featuring a who's who of unsuccessful 90s punk rock has beens, Musk simply cannot fail. We're still in the embryonic stages but that hasn't stopped me busting out a website with a special orientation video to sizzle up the project. Keep your nose open for forthcoming Musk shows in your area.
Part of the cast of thousands in the old graphic novel I'm currently tooling about with is an all-girl garage band called the Cruelettes. For a bigger version of the poster click hereski. I will explain how they fit in with the genetic scientist and his deformed sons all in good time. Later still, the fictional Cruelettes band will be releasing a couple of very real songs on the Myspaces as an exciting cross promotional synergy boosting tie in with the graphic novel. My good lady wife Sniz will provide the vocals so fans of the studio version of Nancy Vandal's "Egg Sandwich" and "20th Century Romeo" will be stoked.