Posts Tagged ‘Off the Bone’

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Drawing Blood

May 30, 2015

Drawing Blood

With Thomas Hodge aka The Dude Design‘s massive collection of analog love VHS: Video Cover Art just getting released this past week – and he’s got some work appearing in Matthew Chojnacki‘s Alternative Movie Posters II: More Film Art from the Underground later this year – I figured I’d share one more upcoming book that I’m really excited about: Graham HumphreysDrawing Blood!

With work known by horror fans pretty much all over the world, this UK-based illustrator has become quite legendary as he created a ton of VHS covers back in the 1980s, as well as cool record covers for bands like The Cramps (he did the 3D sleeve for their Off the Bone LP). Still at it today, his work has graced the covers of many Arrow Films & Video releases (my fave being Fulci‘s Zombie Flesh Eaters) as well as Death Waltz Recording Company records.

Released by Proud Galleries, this luxury art book is strictly limited to 500 copies and will be released in time for Halloween this year. The price is £150 (approx. $230), but Graham himself has stated on social media that if this sells out, a more moderately-priced paperback edition will be released. Pre-orders are taken here and make sure to check out his drool-inducing portfolio on his official website here.

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Stephen Blickenstaff!!!

October 4, 2012

Well, this guy needs no introduction; If you thought the name Stephen Blickenstaff in my post about Garage Monsters – The Best of the GaragePunk Hideout, Vol. 9 sounded familiar I’ll give you a hint: A New Kind of Kick. Or how about Goo Goo Muck? Or Human Fly? Yup, that’s right; He’s the guy that made the iconic art for The Cramps‘ final IRS album Bad Music For Bad People. According to his website he drew it on Halloween day in 1983, thrilled that his art was gonna be used as a sleeve for the band (I know that feeling!) He’s still active doing shows and appearing at conventions these days and his official site is filled with some great work. Check it out here.

Speaking of which; Us Europeans are probably more familiar with the UK-released compilation Off the Bone (that came out the previous year with some pretty eye-popping original 3D art!) culling tracks from their rare 12″ and 7″ releases into a beefy 15-song bonanza, but Bad Music… is a pretty good start if you’re getting into this band. One of my fave tracks off it:

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