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Friday, March 30, 2007


I've finally got the new website redesign up...

I've changed the entire design and streamlined everything.

The "art" section has been cleaned out. Whereas it used to archive all of the artwork I've made since my first show in 2000, it will now focus on paintings that are relevant to my current body of work. You'll find 20 new paintings in this section that I haven't posted on the site before.

The "comics" section has been cleaned out so that it will focus on my upcoming graphic novel and future comics work. A full list of published comics can be found in the bibliography of the "etc" section.

The "etc" section now contains an updated biography, bibliography, exhibition history, exhibition photos (coming soon). The "etc" section also contains links to my two animated films, and a mention of my illustration work.

Though I'm proud of the work I've done in animation and illustration, I have decided that my website should focus on my more personal artistic pursuits in painting and comics. However, I continue to work as a freelance illustrator and animator and whenever I do something in those fields, I will post about it here on the blog.

So, check out the new and improved iwilldestroyyou.com and let me know what you think.


Thursday, March 29, 2007


I can't believe I'm this close to the end of my book.
I have only 14 pages (out of 180) left to ink!!!

As soon as I finish it, and get a lot of it scanned, I'll start posting more info and sneak peaks.


Monday, March 26, 2007

A couple of posters...

I did these posters for Green Door Recording Co. this week. (the blank white and yellow space is so they can add whatever dates they need)


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Music is my friend...

Here's a random post about music... since I've been pretty much a hermit in my studio working on my book, sometimes music is my only friend (except when Anna comes over to distract me).

Music is very important to my creative process. It inspires me, drives me, or just entertains me when I'm working on something kinda tedious. Pictured below is the little stereo in my studio along with all the c.d.s I've been listening to this month while inking my graphic novel.
The c.d.s include: Deathspell Omega's Kenose, Eric Satie's Piano Music & Melodies box set, Xasthur's Subliminal Genocide, Don Caballero's World Class Listening Problem, Penderecki's St Luke Passion and Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima, Shostakovich String Quartets, Painkiller's Execution Ground, Corrupted's Llenandose de Gusanos, The Bee Gees box set of their first three albums, Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation and Rather Ripped, Charles Mingus plays Piano, The R&B Years 1947 box set, Eye Hate God's In the Name of the Suffering, Scott Tuma's The River, Jesu's 1st album and Conqueror, Brian Eno's Ambient 4 & Here Come the Warm Jets, Bright Eyes Lifted and 4 Winds ep, and Trollmann av Dotoppberg... and on my iPod, I've been listening to a bunch of other stuff including the complete Norman Granz Jazz at the Philharmonic, a lot of ISIS, Converge, Willie Nelson, and Modest Mouse... I could go on and on...

I have also listened to 3 good books on tape: The Plot Against America by Phillip Roth, Picasso's War by Russel Martin, and Ulysses by James Joyce.

While on the subject of music, I've begun recording a soundtrack for my upcoming solo show at Black Maria Gallery. It's a lot of fun to be making music again. I haven't done that in years. It's a great distraction from my drawing schedule. The end result may be a big, noisey mess that no one would ever wanna listen to, but it's still exciting to be working on something different. Here's where I make my music:


Friday, March 09, 2007

I did a Groovie Ghoulies album...

I did the artwork for the next Groovie Ghoulies album, "99 Lives."

Here's the cover:

I'm really proud of what I did for it. It's completely different from anything else I've done. It's also completely different from any of their other covers. I've always been a fan of S. Britt, and his covers for the Ghoulies' albums were what inspired me to wanna do album covers several years ago. I was afraid of falling into a trap of doing something similar to his style, so I went for something completely different. I went for a circus daredevil theme to go along with the song "99 Lives." Hopefully the Ghoulie-fans will like it, and not be disappointed with the lack of Britt's art.

Here's the back cover and spines:
There's more artwork inside the booklet and throughout the layout of the c.d. packaging. Here's one image that I particularly like from the booklet:

The album is supposed to hit stores on April 16th.


Wednesday, March 07, 2007


i'm past the halfway mark of my inking marathon and on my way to finishing the book.


Friday, March 02, 2007

group show

I'm in La Luz de Jesus' Everything but the Kitschen Sync annual group show again this year. I went to the preview night last night... ugh. I'll refrain from voicing my regrets and misgivings about this show in public for now. I'll be at the public opening tonight. Here's the piece I put in the show... it's from 2005. It's called "Go South." It's not one of my best pieces- it doesn't seem to hold up on its own in a group show... Or maybe it just doesn't look good in that gallery when surrounded by the usual La Luz low-brow stuff.

Oh yeah... they mispelled my name on the website... it's "Neely" NOT "Neeley". You'd think after 5 years they might know. Oi!