Monday, June 12, 2017

Excuse me, Miss


A new sketchbook cover (No. 63). Working on ideas for a follow-up to The 9th Island. I have temporarily lost interest in the use of colour.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

WITCH HILL

I guess the idea of Eaten By Ducks being dead really laid a stink, like a rotting carcass does in the back corners of my brain. Anyhow - here's what I'm working on right now. For Dungeon Degenerates - this is a poster/cover art for the part of the Wurstreich known as the Witch Woods & specifically Witch Hill. The old cults of the Black Goat of the Woods claim it as their own but the Imperial agents of the Wurstreich recognize it as a powerful place that needs to be controlled. Here's the first progress shot. Sometimes - instead of doing the drawing completely in each rendering level, I go ahead & get into sections before I've even pencilled other areas because I'm so excited to get rolling on the real drawing.  


Here's the finished drawing. I'm channeling the idea of how book, movie & video game covers frequently misrepresent the things inside - partially because the artist has never read, watched or played the media item - but also - the nature of covers capturing the sensational aspects of the thing in order to trigger interest always works. Anyhow, despite the fact that I'm doing all the art for Dungeon Degenerates & have worked intimately on the game & theme itself - I wanted to view the game through the sensationalistic qualities of a Black Light poster or record cover instead of carefully illustrating some nuanced or linear elements of the game's lore. 


Friday, June 09, 2017

Liquefaction Dance

Hi folks,
sorry for not posting in ages! I'll post more in the coming weeks, promise.
I'm currently back in Portland OR again, working on all sorts of stuff.
Here's a sketchbook doodle which I inked for fun.





Palm Bitch

An illustration for the closing of the Palm Beach - Cannes

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Fierro mag 2017. 6


Drawing for Fierro Mag,  Muriel Bellini
(Buenos Aires, Arg).































big size http://murielbellini.tumblr.com/image/161549798068

Monday, May 29, 2017

Big Car


A random page from a sketchbook. Looking for characters, mucking about. 

Friday, May 26, 2017

the night is ours


a bunch of old drawings, as most of the current stuff is under (partially self-imposed ) embargo

















Thursday, May 25, 2017

Lady Coyota Rebis

Hi there!
long time not posting! must say i was in a combination of "whatever" and "who cares?" which is a neverending story with highest pick on internet where communication seems so light that you never know if there's actually someone out the screen!
Well, it took me almost 2 years to get back on doing linocut, and i finally felt on back again!

So did this for Crack festival with thematic "Coyota" who is a feminist symbol for crack fest. Here is Coyota rebis, the alchimistic version of this symbol, where Hermes Coyota and Aphrodite Coyota are melted together. This was following another linocut i made for a hand fan with alchimy on thema, so that was the mood of the moment!

cheers!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

DUNGEON DEGENERATES

I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE BOARD GAME DUNGEON DEGENERATES FOR THE PAST YEAR - IF YOU'VE BEEN FOLLOWING ALONG - I STARTED PRODUCING CARD ART FOR THIS WAY BACK IN 2007 OR SOMETHING WHEN I REALIZED THAT I STILL WANTED TO DO ILLUSTRATIONS FOR A FANTASY ROLE PLAYING GAME. TEN YEARS LATER - WE'VE LAUNCHED GOBLINKO'S FIRST BOARD GAME - DUNGEON DEGENERATES - WITH MY CHILDHOOD FRIEND & LONG-TIME CREATIVE PARTNER ERIC RADEY. HERE'S SEVEN NEW POSTERS I CREATED FOR THE GAME.






THE COLORS ARE INFLUENCED DIRECTLY BY EARLY VIDEO GAMES' LIMITED COLOR USE & BOLD, HALLUCINOGENIC COLORS SHINING OUT OF THE BLACKNESS - LIKE PULSATING BLACK LIGHT POSTERS COME TO LIFE. THE ART & TONE ARE PART OF MY BROADER WORK OF ROCK&ROLL, DRUGS, DEMONOLOGY & SEX & FUNKY, WEIRD, SLEAZY UNDERBELLY TYPE SHEEIT. YOU CAN GET THE POSTERS HERE.  AND YOU CAN PRE-ORDER THE DUNGEON DEGENERATES BOARD-GAME HERE. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Re-working Childhood Drawings

Some time in 1975, I create the "book" U.F.O. Shark and Squid. Well, pieces of lined notebook paper stapled together with apparently some attempt at a plot or theme for the first few pages. Been going through some of the drawings with the intent of re-creating some of them. I was going to re-create the entire book, but some of the drawings have absolutely stumped me. I don't remember what the heck I was trying to depict in many of my drawings, and this one is no exception. I can identify Ultraman and the Science Patrol members, as well as their space/aircraft...there IS a U.F.O. that appears on a few pages....Cathedral Head was a monster I came up with.....don't know what that round thing with the spot is. It looks like the character in the lower left is holding a huge machine up, but that's a house with windows in the background. I hadn't exactly grasped perspective yet.
1975: Ultraman fights Cathedral Head, felt-tip pen

2017: Rework in felt-tip pen with Photoshop white highlighting.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Mama Lamashtu

Mama Lamashtu and the kids, Pazuzu, Puzaza, Pazuza, P'zauzu and Uzuzap.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Eaten by Polyvore




Eaten by friends


Guillermo Valarino (Montevideo; 1990) 

https://www.behance.net/guillermovalarino

guillermovalarino.blogspot.com/





Friday, February 17, 2017

Non plus ultra


This might be a new picturebook. I am assembling my unpublished medieval drawings. New ideas for this way of working are getting scarce, so it could be my last nunsploitation book.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

New sketchbook


The cover of sketchbook #61, with the doppelganger effect.


Saturday, January 14, 2017




SOME CEREMONIES ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS

an exhibition of sound objects and drawings, by Matthias König & Ibrahim R. Ineke,
inspired by Arthur Machen's novella The White People (1904)

Opens Saturday 21st of January 14:00-18:00
Bries Space
Stenenbrug 15
Borgerhout, Antwerpen
open sat & sun until February 12th


http://www.bries.be/briesspace

"The Scarlet Ceremonies are the best, but there is only one place where they can be performed properly, though there is a very nice imitation which i have done in other places."
-Machen, The White People





Friday, January 13, 2017

The 9th Island book cover


The mock-up of the cover, because you need one in order to propose your book to publishers. The lettering and colouring need more tinkering, but this will have to do for now. It carries the cheerful, optimistic mood of the story as i want it to. A bit surprised about a story so upbeat to come out of my hands, actually. Maybe there was a need for it, in these troubled times.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

http://www.timeless-shop.com/prod/problem-pink-edition-aleksandra-waliszewska-2391,51.html

video
http://www.timeless-shop.com/prod/problem-pink-edition-aleksandra-waliszewska-2391,51.html

Monday, January 02, 2017

Chilling

Chilling in the pyramid of ancient knowledge at the Cape of Fools. I liked the idea of having several chatty scenes like this one, where nothing happens, in between events. It gives a story more 'air'. 

In general, i have developed a strong dislike for the strict functionality of storylines where every detail is used, as if it were a crossword puzzle (or a tax return form, yuck!) that needs to be filled in completely. Mind you, in the 192 pages of this comic -which nears completion- plenty of stuff happens and many details fall into place. Just not all of them.

Also, it is nice to find room to throw in a scene with a different weather type - it takes place on a tropical island, so as a rule, it's sunny. This idea is similar to having at least one panel per page where feet are shown, to prevent the 'talking heads effect'. That's one of Alex Robinson's rules of drawing comics!