Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Immortal Lee County Killers

The Immortal Lee County Killers were a great band from Auburn, Alabama that I knew when in was in college.  They described their sound as "the real punk blues" and they were great live. They put out a bunch of 7-inches and some full length albums on Estrus and Homo Habilis.  Their 1st album (The Essential Fucked Up Blues) was great and still remains one of my favorites. Here's one of my favorite songs off that album:

You can read up on them here.  I drew a few things for them including flier, 7-inch cover, and comic book.  The flier and 7-inch cover are below.  I'll post the comic later.

The 7inch was Train She Rides out on Homo Habilis Records (2000).  It's a song about a guy who got in a fight with his girlfriend, gets drunk, passes out next to some  railroad tracks, a train comes along with his girlfriend on board, and he gets his thumb chopped off as it runs by.  I was told it was based on a true story but I never saw the thumb that was supposedly kept in a freezer for many years after the fact.  The remix version on side B was pretty great and worth tracking down.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Print - Gone With a Bite

Here is a new print I just finished.  It's a zombiefied version of a Gone With the Wind movie poster done with photoshop.


Available now on Etsy.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Inman Park Festival April 30 - May 1

I just found out that I was accepted in this years Inman Park Festival.  Inman Park is a 2-day festival that's one of the largest festivals in Atlanta.  This will be my first time participating as a vendor so I'm excited.  Now I just need to stop playing Black Ops and actually get some painting done...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

the Belligerent Monkey on Facebook

I finally got around to making up a facebook page. I'll be posting links, photos, and news. Go check it out! 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

'Superman Classic' by Rob Pratt

Superman Classic' is a fan animated short by by Rob Pratt.  It's hand drawn animation with a great 40's era background.  The video below includes a brief description by Pratt himself.  Definitely some impressive stuff.

My favorite parts were the handing back of the toy robot and the realization of the scale at the end. Cool stuff!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

New Work - Commissioned Wonder Twins

Here is a commissioned piece I recently finished.  It's acrylic paint on 16"x20" canvas.  They gave me a couple of photos of their twins and wanted a Wonder Twins painting.  I don't do realistic photo based paintings very often but I think it turned out pretty well.  They seemed to be pretty happy with it.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Super Bowl Comic Book Movie Trailers

Everyone watch the Super Bowl? Aside from being a good game, it had 2 comic book movie trailers. One we had basically seen before (Thor) and one was brand new (Captain America).  Both looked great.  Here they are:

Friday, February 4, 2011

Star Wars Super Bowl Commercial

If you haven't seen it yet, they've already released Volkswagen's Star Wars themed Super Bowl commercial. Pretty funny stuff...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New Work - Robot #4

I just finished another robot piece.  This one incorporates mixed media for the 1st time.  It's acrylic paint and computer parts on 8"x10" canvas. I also did one with and orange background but I think the green turned out better.

I've got a couple others started and I just picked up a fresh supply of computer parts so I should have some more soon!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Old Photoshop - Jessica Juggs

These are a couple of old photoshops I did a few years back.  They were originally photos of Jessica Juggs (check out her band Mourdella here) taken at one of our parties where she performed a couple of her fire tricks.  About a year or so later she was in a bad bicycle accident.  I photoshoped the photos, framed them, and donated them to the benefit art show for her medical bills. Check them out (the 2nd one is a little NSFWish):