Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Double Shot


 Long time between posts but here's some pretty hip news: TWO new Merinuk 7" sleeves available now! First up is a 4-song split EP by a coupla stripped-down 2 piece combos: Magnetix from France and Digger & the Pussycats from Australia in a future-primitive battle of the bands! Next in line is the debut release by new French punk combo the Jet Reactions, featuring ex-members of Flying Over. These records are so nutty that it took 6 labels to put them out; I'm not gonna type out all the names so just buy 'em if you wanna know that little detail. For all the info check out this link. Stay tuned for MORE FRANCOPHILE ACTION!



Friday, March 2, 2018

Behind the Green Door...

Actually I have no idea what color the door in question is, but here's some new poster art for an upcoming Winnipeg show by cult synth one maniac band B.A. Johnston, famous for his "hiding in the men's room" encores., Good ol' Transistor 66 Records is putting this one on. Stay tuned for MORE BATHROOM BLITZ ACTION!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Number of the Beat

Poster for an upcoming night of rockin' rootsy countrified hicksville twang and such happening right here in my benighted home town. Yeah, a show worth going to in this day and age. It's kinda crazy. This was an old pencil drawing that I had done years ago in hopes of having a cool show such as this to make it into the poster for, and lo, in the fullness of time it came to be, just as it was foreseen. Stay tuned for MORE HI-OCTANE HICK ACTION!

Hangin' 5 and Walkin' the Nose...

New poster art for one of the upcoming Mexican shows by Italian guitar whiz Surfer Joe. Wish I could make it to this show, looks like it should be a blast! Ah, well... Stay tuned for MORE BIG BLEACHED BLONDIE ACTION!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Record Frenzy Part 68

'Nother poster for the Calgary record show. This 'un was based on the pic sleeve for the "London Calling" 45 by the Clash, with some editorial amendations by yers truly. Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Love Me Like a Reptilian From Andromeda

Here a record sleeve I did last month for Reptilians From Andromeda, a garage/psych combo from Turkey. This LP is already pressed and on sale, an amazingly fast turnaround for vinyl these days, so
check out the label, Prof Sny Records outta the Czech Republic and grab yourself a copy. I was reading a lot of old underground comix while I was working on this and I reckon that influence shows through along with my old standby influence EC Comics and some other stuff too. Below is a sticker design that was adapted from part of the cover art. From what I understand a copy of this sticker comes with each LP so it's a pretty slick deal for hardcore Merinuk fans (if there are any). Stay tuned for MORE PAINT-HUFFIN' ACTION!


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Shakin' Like a Sinner on Judgement Day

New album art for rockabilly combo Mental Shakedown outta Germany (via Finland). The front cover was originally drawn for their demo a couple of years ago, chopped'n'channeled for new life in vinyl and CD form this year. Also did the design for the back of the sleeve. I think this is the first sleeve I've done where I did all the art; layouts for the LP and CD packages, label art, even rendered the Bop'n'Destroy Records logo. The LP and CD should be out in the early part of next year so add 'em to your Must Buy list and... Stay tuned for MORE BOPPIN' ACTION!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Sauvage!

New art for hip Spanish comix zine Palmeras y Puros. The upcoming issue features a load of guest artists with drawings on the theme of tropical island rock'n'roll, from which the above drawing is my contribution. There's new work by the regular P&P artists plus an exclusive tell-all interview with yours truly featuring 2 previously unseen drawings of a rather scandalous nature. Should be a pretty fun package of scribbling so you may wanna grab yerself a copy. Check in with P&P at their Facebook page and... Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!     

Friday, November 24, 2017

Santa's Gonna Shut 'Em Down!

New poster for the big Xmas show that the Winnipeg School of Rock is putting on! I barely graduated from hi skool so making this poster is about as close as I'll ever get to higher edjamacation. Stay tuned for MORE SOCK IT TO ME SANTA ACTION!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Forgotten Horrors

Coupla things I finished 6 months or so ago and forgot to post here. These were both half-penciled drawings that were hanging around for at least 10 years before I got around to polishing them off, Nice to finally have 'em finished, only about 800 more such half-penciled projects to go now. Stay tuned for MORE ANTIQUATED ACTION!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

All Outta Bubblegum



New T-shirt art for Winnipeg's art/indie/cult movie palace Cinematheque. Nice thing about this one is that it features my usual monstrous style but came out looking kinda different from my other work. Thanx to Jaimz and the Cinematheque crew for throwing this fun gig my way. Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Like, Wau! Wipeout!

Finally cleared to break the news on this one so here's the art for the upcoming Wau y Los Arrrghs 7" reissue drawrn by yers truly. First teamup between Merinuk and the slobs o'Slovenly Records, hopefully not the last. Now send the cows out to pasture cuz the barn is gonna BURN! Listen to both songs and preorder here, Stay tuned for MORE ARRGH! ACTION!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Wednesday On a Thursday...

New T-shirt art for Strychknine Recordz from France, incorporating a tribute/ripoff to the late great Chas. Addams. Stay tuned for MORE CREEPY AND KOOKY ACTION!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Gone Ape

New art for hip Alberta combo Thee Primitive Sound, soon to be emblazoned on T-shirts, stickers and what have ya. Got a few more new things finished recently, just waiting for official approval to post 'em so... Stay tuned for MORE ANTHROPOID ACTION!

Monday, October 2, 2017

SCUM!

Here's another moldy oldie from my early fanzine/minicomic days. Pretty sure this was printed in my  zine Hip Teen but I haven't looked at those recently enough to say for sure. Looking at this old stuff is pretty annoying these days; a lot of it is close to being actually good but just doesn't quite make it. It's good for a laugh anyway, which I guess was the original point so what the heck? Stay tuned for MORE ARCHAIC ACTION!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Record Riot!

Couple brand new 7"ers in stores now: The Unreleasables 6-song EP on Creatures Of The Night Records outta the UK and Richie Ramone's "I Fix This" 45 on Outro Records from the good old USA. A coupla fine old-style punk records unfortunately marred by more of that tasteless Merinuk sleeve art. Both drawings are repurposed oldies; the brain art was originally drawn as a cover for a Queers tribute CD back in the '90s sometime and the Richie art was a poster for a show he did in Hamilton, Ontario a few years back. Both were newly kustomized for rekkid sleeve use. More new/old stuff comin' soon so keep them eyeballs in high gear, kiddies. Stay tuned for MORE 7 INCHES OF PLEASURE ACTION!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Swamped!


Here be a recent cover I did for Regina's #1 indie paper, Prairie Dog. It came out a few weeks ago so you probably missed it. Anyway this drawing was inspired by a bunch of comics that I read as a kid, including Swamp Thing, Man-Thing and all of those weird 1950s horror comic reprints that Marvel was doing in the early '70s, some of which messed up my mind real good. Above is the final art as I submitted it, below the finished cover after the PD design staff had worked their magic on it. Should have some more new stuff to post soon so... Stay tuned for MORE SWAMP O'LOVE ACTION!


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Routes 666

Apocalyptic new poster for the upcoming Spain/Portugal tour of Japanese garage combo The Routes. This is an adaptation of Pieter Bruegel the Elder's famous painting "The Triumph of Death", stripped down and hopped up for teenage action. I'm a big fan of Bruegel's so this was fun to do. Remember, it's not a ripoff, it's a TRIBUTE! I'll post an updated version with the tour dates once they're finalized. Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Vinyl Frenzy Pt. 783

'Nother poster for the Calgary Music Collectors Show. These are always fun to do. Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Surfer Ghoul



New surf monster art for hip New Joisey monster/rock'n'roll store Groovy Graveyard. They have T-shirts of this art available now! Sorry for the lack of recent posts; mo' new stuff coming soon. STAY TUNED FOR MORE ACTION!