Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Xray Studios - now a studio.

What began as an unused section of our backyard is now a fully fledges art making place! A humble 7 x 4 metre haven where paint hits canvas, amps get cranked and the outside world can do whatever it wants...

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Solving After Midnight.

What would a hard boiled noir detective film starring Rob Halford from Judas Priest look like? This is the sort of question my forthcoming Heavy Metal Dreams exhibition at Newtown Beach Burrito Company will strive to answer. Well "strive" is  a strong word.

Humongous Nature.

I have been a bit busy to contribute to the very cool Ozcomics Facebook page drawing challenge lately but managed to squeeze this one out. The Mad Max theme threw up a number of killer possibilities including the Toe Cutter, The Night Rider, Wez, Wez's new wave biker boyfriend and the feral kid. Ultimately beefcake won out and I went for Lord Humongous, before reaching for the BluRays.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Flogging the Limelight.

The title track from Nancy Vandal's much awaited comeback album Flogging A Dead Phoenix. N.V's spirit animal runs the gauntlet of cinematic dangers, and just like the band, responds to every seemingly fatal setback with another triumphant return.

That's What Euro Friends Are For.

Nancy Vandal emerge from hibernation and spend an evening focusing on rehydration. Our cameras were there!!

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Don't Have A Cowpunk.

I have taken to paying for goods and services with art recently in a bold challenge to capitalism that has the 1% watching in terror as the very fabric of their world is ripped apart. Below is something I did for dashing frontman / rock pig / high kicker / photographer Mark "Snelvis" Snelson who conducted a rad recent photo shoot of Nancy Vandal for no fiscal reward. Work in progress pics after the jump...

Monday, August 05, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Space girl with bionic breasts.

A generic but fun space lady I was asked to draw for a client. And before you ask - yes there is oxygen on this planet, and the in between weather is perfect for singlets.

I think therefore I ram.

From the moment I first became aware of these sweaty fur and leather clad behemoths of anachronistic metal they had my attention. The pyrotechnics, the codpieces, the ample guts - it all resonated, and when I heard the song Matilda - My Favourite Wife I was hooked. So it was with much pleasure that I discovered they were fans of my band The Neptune Power Federation and even more so when I was asked to provide artwork for their album Ram The World, and a music video for the title track.

Here it is, dare I say the finest metal vikings in space themed music video ever made...

Friday, April 19, 2013

RAM upgrade.

I recently received word from the South that the noble warriors Barbarion had summoned me to construct their new album cover. I scuttled immediately to my armoury and with molten hot Photoshop tools hammered together this digital ornament in their image. I pray that it meets their satisfaction lest I feel cold steel rip me asunder for my insolence. A music video is also on the way.

Work in progress pics after the jump...

Friday, March 15, 2013

Everyone loves a prequel.

Things are starting to take shape with the latest Nancy Vandal project financed by some generous punters via our Flogging A Dead Phoenix Pozible campaign. Drums have been recorded on the new album, posters have been screen printed, jewellery designed, and paintings painted. Below is a teaser from the new NV comic that will be included in the mega #8 edition of The Vandal's Voice..

Thursday, February 07, 2013

You're the Voice.

Way back in the olden days when I used to play in a band called Nancy Vandal we would circulate word of our alleged greatness any way we could. This was pre-internet however and space age tools like Linkedin and Myspace where the stuff of science fiction authors and time travel exponents. One of our main P.R. methods was to put together a dodgey photocopied newsletter with forthcoming gig dates, plus a few cartoons and/or articles significantly derivative of Viz magazine. It was called The Vandal's Voice and as the years passed it became significantly more complex, eventually taking the form of a zine. There have been 8 issues in all, and as part of the recently announced Nancy Vandal reunion, I'm going to do a 9th! This will be the biggest edition yet -  A spectacular 90 page full colour affair that will rank alongside Moby Dick and Catch 22 as one of the finest literary works ever produced by a human being. Don't believe me? Well check out this work in progress cover illustration. I bet you're feeling stupid now.