Whoa! Long time no blog!
OK; let’s get the health stuff out of the way. My blood was checked recently. PSA: Zero. That means it still looks like my excellent surgeons got everything. I’m back to my typical Workhorse Mode, painting my murals and preparing for Comic-Con, Bubonicon and Dragon*Con. Mural number 10 (Regional Dinosaurs; 10 ft. x 28 ft.) will be completed today. It should be installed by Comic-Con.
New Stout Stuff to look out for:
On the stands now are HorrorShow Magazine (Issue Number Six with a solid 19 page interview by Mark F. Berry illustrated with lots of rarely seen art) and Alien Pig Farm #3. I did the covers for both #1 and #3; to keep me on my artistic toes they got Mark Schultz to draw the cover for #’s 2 and 4. Don Marquez drew the superb interior pages. The genre of this outrageous comic book is aliens vs. hillbillies! Hooo-WEE!
July 18 sees the release of “The Great Lost Heaters Album” by (you guessed it) The Heaters! I designed and illustrated all of the packaging and wrote the liner notes as well. The Heaters primarily consisted of members of my former band Mad Fat. As soon as I left (late 70s) they got a really good singer and became the hottest band in Los Angeles. Sadly, their recordings did not reflect the high, high quality of the group. That has all been fixed, however — a mere twenty five years later! The band now lives in Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, New York and Sedona. They are getting back together for a one-off concert to celebrate their CD release July 18 at the Viper Room on the Sunset Strip. I wouldn’t miss it (I saw every single Heaters show in Los Angeles; I watched and cheered as they blew Talking Heads off the stage at the Whisky A-Go-Go) See you there!
Back to my murals!