Tuesday, January 31, 2012

B-Movie Posters

Some of my favorites! And goes to show that ANYTHING with an octopus on it can't go wrong (though I'm not sure how the movie did), but, great poster. And Fade To Black has to be one of my favorite films of all time. Mostly because the trailer scared me so much as a kid:

Monday, January 30, 2012

Ron Cobb

I can't think of another cartoonist with a more diverse and interesting career as Ron Cobb. My brother brought home a book of his called 'The Cobb Book' which was full of his political cartoons. Some of them were generally themed, and some others were biting criticisms of US/Western policies.

Ron had actually gotten his start working at Disney Animation Studios at age 19. he was untrained, but, nevertheless was hired as an in-betweener, working with the original 9 Old Men.

He then went on to work in the US Signal Corp in Vietnam as a military adviser in 1963, long before the US was formally involved. This must've had a profound impact on his outlook, being that his political cartoons of the late 60's had so much insight. There's a few books out there of his cartoons, but, most of them are out of print. I was lucky enough to find a copy at a used bookstore around town.

He also had strong environmental leanings, and, would go on to design the official 'Ecology' logo Some of his cartoons depicted doomsday scenarios of environmental collapse.

In the 1970's he worked in film production, and, helped design and write for Lucas and Spielberg (rumor has it he's one of the cantina aliens from Star Wars). Throughout the 80's and 90's, he continued to work in film, mostly as a creative consultant, especially in regards to science fiction and futurism. Floating around the web, you can find all sorts of work Ron did including LP covers like this:

One of my favorites!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mandrake The Magician 2

As I posted here a while back, this strip was a big deal for me. Not sure why, it might have been that this was only piece of American Culture living in a far off land. Or the fact that the entire book of strips I'd compiled got lost when I was about 7 years old.

Nevertheless, this before hard to find strips have been surfacing online. Mostly originating from an Indian Magazine from the 70-'s that also ran the strips in full blown magazine form. Check em out:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Marker Art!

Some more marker art from the early days. These were mostly used as gifts for folks. I probably xerox'd these before I gave them away or something.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


In 1997, Kool Keith released the album 'Sex Style'. The record featured songs that were intended for the Dr. Octogan LP, his first solo effort since the split of Ultramagnetic, but ended up being part of an 'immediate follow up' solo record. It was really a chance for Keith (whose has about 10 different personas) to highlight his 'porn-rap' he champions as being the originator of.

Fast forward, 10 years, and it turns out there's about another albums worth of tracks that were never released. So I was thrilled when Kurt Matlin, the albums producer, and also known as the infamous Funky Redneck, had asked me to come up with some designs for this 'unreleased' record.

I had the idea of making a logo out of the Do Not Disturb hangers at motels, and went from there. We even stayed at a seedy motel in Palm Springs to get some pictures of some gaudy textures for the record cover.

The album liner notes include an exhaustive history of the making of this record. Kurt had moved from Santa Cruz (where we both grew up) and found himself living in a 2 bedroom apartment with Keith, TR Love, and members of the group Raw Breed. As far as I know, this was Kurts first experience with 'housemates'. After spending a weekend at the apartment, I knew it was a matter of time till Kurt wanted to get his own place.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Cover

Basic colors done for this guy. Back cover in the works. Contents just about there...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Quest Love's Sampling Lesson.

Whilst at the pop culture orgy known as Comic-Con, here's a re-post of ?uestLoves Sampling Lesson Mix from BBC1 Radio! Listen and learn!

Check it out here!