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Monday, May 24, 2010

And now for something completely different... CONAN!!!

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I did this painting of Conan The Barbarian for an upcoming issue of Conan edited by Philip Simon for Dark Horse Comics.

Even before the opportunity to do my Conan arose, I had already been reading a lot of the old Savage Sword of Conan comics, and I especially love the stories drawn by John Buscema and Alfred Alcala.

Most Savage Sword of Conan covers are the same scenario: Conan defending a scantily clad woman from some kind of monster. (here's one by Boris Vallejo) So, I took all the elements of that concept and decided to amp it up into the goriest Conan image I could make. And of course more scantily clad ladies! I wanted Conan to be buck-naked, too, but that doesn't fly with the publisher. So, you'll just have to use your imagination.

I had a ton of fun drawing this and it kinda makes me wanna do more of this kind of illustration work... That's a big hint to all you editors out there! Why hasn't anyone asked me to do something for Marvel's Strange Tales? Or a cover for the newly revived Creepy Comics? Or anything else... Hire me people!
Incidentally, I was working on inking this Conan on the morning I found out Frank Frazetta died. I was sad to hear this news. I've always been a fan of his illustration, especially the work he did for Creepy magazine. I thought I should dedicate my Conan to Frazetta because he did so many great Conan covers. But after reading a few interviews with him, I found out that he is no fan of gore in art. And since my Conan is so gory, I don't think it would be an appropriate dedication.

However, the back cover of my latest book was my homage to Frazetta's cover to Creepy #3.

R.I.P Frank Frazetta


Friday, May 21, 2010

ISIS Live V record cover!

Signed, numbered and packed up for the final ISIS tour!

I couldn't be happier about how this came out. it looks so good!
The VG Kids did an amazing job printing this thing.

Thanks to ISIS for having me do this for them. They will be selling these on their final tour this summer. They are breaking up after this tour, but I know all of them will continue to make amazing music with other projects in the future. I'm very honored to have been a small part in their history.

Some of these records with my cover will soon be available from Viva Hate Records.

I also have 20 unscored prints of the same artwork.
I will have them available at a few comics festivals this summer.
After that, I will offer them for sale online.

I also have copies of the tour poster I did for them last year.
E-mail me if you want to order one of those $20 + shipping.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Saturday Morning Cartoons at Silverlake Jubilee!

The Silverlake Jubilee
is a new neighborhood street fair that is happening this weekend- May 22nd and 23rd.

I will be joining a great group of local cartoonists for

SATURDAY May 22nd at 10.30 AM
COMIX JUBILEE! @ EL CID, 4212 Sunset Blvd., 90029,
featuring live reading performances by cartoonists:

at the Molossus table on Myra Avenue

I know most of Silverlake isn't even awake at 10:30 AM, but set your alarm clock and please come out and see us on your way to brunch! Lots of great stuff happening. This is a really great group of some of my favorite local cartoonists. The readings will be fun and hilarious. David King is coming up from San Diego- you don't wanna miss that!
My wife and I will be performing selections from
And Tim Hensley has a new book that is amazing!

Special thanks to Molossus for hosting us cartoonists at their table.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Interview with Decibel Magazine!

If I could go back in time and tell my 14 yr old self that in the future I'd be interviewed by a magazine that normally covers the likes of Megadeth, Carcass, Exodus and Cannibal Corpse, I'm sure 14-yr-old Tom would say "Get the fuck out of my room you creepy old man!" And then 14-yr-old Tom would crank "Chopped in Half" by Obituary on his stereo and go back to drawing chaotic evil druids slaying goblins in his notebook.

Read my interview with the Decibel Magazine Blog here.


Saturday, May 08, 2010

ISIS Live V record cover...

I did this for the cover of a limited edition of ISIS Live V.
Silkscreen print to wrap around the vinyl.
Limited edition of 250 records available
through the band on tour this summer.
I'll also have a few copies of the print by itself
available at upcoming comic festivals.

The album is really amazing. It is ISIS playing their album Oceanic in it's entirety from a performance at All Tomorrows Parties festival 07-23-06. I'm really lucky to have had the chance to create some artwork to go with the live version of one of my favorite albums.

There will also be t-shirts with this artwork available on their tour.


Thursday, May 06, 2010

My Unearthly Spectaculars on Covered Blog

You should definitely go over to Covered to check out my version next to the original.

By the way- This painting is available if anyone wants to purchase it. E-mail me!


Tuesday, May 04, 2010

LA Weekly and Robot 6 reviews of Henry & Glenn Forever

LA Weekly reviews Henry and Glenn forever here.

"​Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig are in a loving, committed relationship. Henry (who sometimes looks like Chester Gould's Dick Tracy) loves Glenn dearly, even if occasionally his anger issues get in the way. Glenn keeps a journal about his ambitions and projects, like being in a band wearing corpse-like makeup ("Just be yourself!" recommends Henry). Oh, their neighbors are Hall & Oates, who are just your average neighborhood Satanists with a penchant for D&D.

This is the premise of Henry & Glenn, the new minicomic by art collective Igloo Tornado presented last week at Silverlake's comics mecca Secret Headquarters.

The minicomic, of course, is an unauthorized work of fantasy, but so are the "official" personas of Rollins and Danzig. What the Igloo Tornado guys have done is turned an old metalhead parlor game ("who would win a fight? Danzig or Rollins?") into clever slash fiction, a non-explicit graphic novelette..."

And Robot 6 reviews it here:

"... a collection of romantic one-panel gags starring those famous star-crossed lovers, Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig. If you've ever wanted to know how the lead singers of Black Flag and the Misfits would maintain a relationship in the face of interference from their Satan-worshipping next-door neighbors Darryl Hall and John Oates, now's your chance. Henry & Glenn Forever comes to us from Igloo Tornado, a collective consisting of The Blot's Tom Neely and his artistic compatriots Gin Stevens, Scott Nobles, and ___ ______, and it's available for $4 from Microcosm."


Monday, May 03, 2010

Order Henry & Glenn Today!