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Thursday, October 29, 2009


Over at Robot 6, Sean T. Collins writes about 6 of his favorite horrific alt-cartoonists who creep him out... among greats like Renee French, Al Columbia and Josh Simmons he included lil ol' me:

"...Sometimes Lovecraftian in scope, other times feeling more like the best heavy-metal album art never drawn, Neely's monsters--wolfmen, ravens and dogs, killers, and particularly the title, uh, thing from his self-published graphic novel The Blot--are all clearly rooted in the mental state of artist..."

Go read the full article here.

Happy Halloween!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Covered Blog- Spooky Halloween Week!

My Beware #14 is up on the Covered Blog today. Go check it out.

And if you're interested in buying this painting, it's still available from Grass Hut Gallery.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Self Indulgent Werewolf record reviewed!?

I just stumbled across a positive review of my record!!! And I didn't think anyone had ever listened to it. Anyway, thanks to "gc" who wrote this:

Tom Neely - Self Indulgent Werewolf (self-released)

So this is a case where this super limited record (only 130 copies) is not even available anymore, but I bought a copy from the creator at APE in San Francisco. APE is the indie comics convention, and Mr. Tom Neely is best known as an illustrator who overlaps into the music world, as in his comic "Your Disease Spread Quick" based on the Melvins lyrics. Having struck up a brief conversation with Mr. Neely about Corrupted, I purchased this (there are gold and silver covers-I got gold) which was a soundtrack for Neely's 2007 art installation at LA's Black Maria Gallery. With little expectation or context other than the sick cover art, it starts off with a repeating banjo line that starts to glitch and morph, seemingly influenced by Steve Reich and the Books. The rest of the first side involves a really spaced out tonal guitar dirge, really Thrones-inspired. Though he calls himself an amateur, it's an assured entry into the recorded sphere when too many would-be jack-of-all-trades have failed. It's too bad this is such a limited release, but you could still get a copy if you dig around. (gc)

A slight correction to that review- it is still available. I have about 100 (of the 130) copies sitting on a shelf in my studio. You can buy them from my store or they might still have them at the Hydra Head store. Sorry, it's vinyl only- why are you still listening to c.d.s? Haven't you heard records are back!

And if anyone's interested, I might be recording some new music soon.


Monday, October 26, 2009

back on track...

Now that convention season is over and I'm done traveling, I can finally get this book finished.

watch me draw a page:


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

thank you APE...

new camera...


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A.P.E. this weekend...

I'll be at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco this weekend.
I'll have the usual assortment of wares that I usually bring, but since this show is closer to home, I'll probably have even more stuff with me- original art and whatever else I can fit in the car.

I'll be sharing a table with my friend Willow Dawson under the Sparkplug Comic Books umbrella of tables : #360, 361, 362

Please come by and say "hi!"

Here's a little movie of A.P.E. that I made last year:


Sunday, October 11, 2009



WOW- that was successful... and FAST! Thank you very much to those that bought, those that linked, and everyone else who looked!

This has inspired me to go digging in my flatfiles for more art to sell.
So, stay tuned and I will post more art for sale in the coming weeks.

The Skinwalker Reject painting (2nd item below) is still up for grabs.
Also- there are some other pieces for sale here.

Original Art for sale: First Blot Painting
FOR SALE: $500 - SOLD!
This is the first painting I ever made using this character and the ink-blot. Later, this series of paintings lead me to writing my first graphic novel, The Blot. (Note: this is not the cover of The Blot, I repainted this piece for the cover of my book) I've been holding onto this piece for personal reasons, but now I'm offering it for sale. Own a little bit of the history of my book, and a very personal piece of my development.
Waterolor on paper. 11 x 14 inches. Framed.
contact me at tom (at) iwilldestroyyou (dot) com if you are interested in purchasing this piece.

UPDATE- The Blot painting is SOLD! thanks!

Original Art for sale: Rejected BEASTS Skinwalker

FOR SALE: $250 (or best offer)
This was the original idea for my Skinwalker piece in the BEASTS! BOOK 2, published by Fantagraphics. After discussing it with the editor, I decided to go a different direction with this piece
(no giant cock).
Watercolor and Ink on paper. 20 x 14 inches (or trim to 14 x 14 for framing). Not Framed.
contact me at tom (at) iwilldestroyyou (dot) com if you are interested in purchasing this.

Art For Sale: Graphic Classics: O.Henry "A Strange Story" page 1AArt For Sale: Graphic Classics: O.Henry "A Strange Story" page 1BArt For Sale: Graphic Classics: O.Henry "A Strange Story" page 2AArt For Sale: Graphic Classics: O.Henry "A Strange Story" page 2Bclick on pictures to view them on Flickr.

ART FOR SALE: UPDATE: SOLD! Thank you very much!
This is 4 pages of original comic art published in Graphic Classics: O. Henry.
Like the first Blot painting above, this strip was very important to me, too. It was the beginning of my more newspaper-inspired strip style that developed the way I wanted to draw my first book, The Blot. I was studying a lot of early comic strip art from the 20s thru 40s, and I wanted to make my adaptation of O. Henry's comic tale in the same style as a large formate Sunday Comic Page. I drew this really big. So big that each page of the 2 page strip, was drawn on two sheets of 18 x 24 watercolor paper.

I'm selling these as a set- all 4 pages are 18 x 24 inches. Ink on Paper.
UPDATE: SOLD! Thank you!
Contact me at tom (at) iwilldestroyyou (dot) com in you are interested in purchasing these.


Tuesday, October 06, 2009

one year two days...

(sorry- it's an inside joke)