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- January 31st, 2015Interviewed by: Doc Rotten
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Eric Swartz has been a Horror Artist since college, and a Horror Fan since he was born. Even at a young age, Eric watched countless Horror Films which gave him years of nightmares. Eventually the nightmares ended and his obsession grew from these dreams into a lifestyle. Once he began drawing monsters from his favorite Horror Films, Eric knew he was on the right path. “The genre is so diverse, so powerful, so full … Continue reading
The horror genre is a fantastic playground for artist types. Itâ€™s world that has no rules, and if you do happen to stumble across a rule somewhere in the dark, itâ€™s only there to be broken.Â Itâ€™s really the only genre that allows an actor, actress, writer or artist to fully explore the spectrum of the human experience in all its freaky glory. Does that sound a little high brow? Maybe. But then, horror is … Continue reading
Clint Carney has been drawing and painting since he was very young. His art is hanging in several galleries throughout the US and in countless private collections around the world. His published work includes a series of serial killer portraits done for Serial Killer Magazine. Most recently, his painting “Becoming You,” has appeared on the March, 2009 cover of Macabre Cadaver Magazine, as well as in the advertisement for the “Gruesome Art Ghoullery,” at … Continue reading
Michael’s professional career spans both traditional and technology-based methods. He began his professional career as an advertising and technical illustrator in the early 1980s, creating illustrations for the aerospace and retail industries. Some of his clients have included: Mitsubishi, Seiko Instruments, Mars Candy, Beckman Instruments and Sega Games. His personal work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, New York, Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles, Spectrum Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art and Applied … Continue reading
Fan of lowbrow art, comic strips and horror/sexploitation movies of the 1970s. Much of my personal work tends to reflect these influences, while still (I hope) forging an identifiable style. Trained as a graphic illustrator ’93 – ’96 but now produce visual art as a hobby, while concentrating on my main love of writing prose fiction. Published first own novel (illustrated) through Fenriswulf Books earlier this year:
Currently also working on X-rated graphic novel … Continue reading
I was born in 1984 and grew up near Cleveland, OH.Â Iâ€™ve always had a love for horror and macabre art. Most of my inspiration growing up has always come from my brother, as well as professional artists like MC Escher and HR Giger.Â Iâ€™ve worked with many forms of art over the years including traditional pencil illustration, oil painting, watercolor, digital illustration, 2D animation, video art, and 3D modeling.Â
In 2005, I graduated from the … Continue reading
Hello Fiends! I know it’s been a while, but there’s only so many truly awesome horror themed sellers on Etsy, sometimes it takes a while for me to find the best of the best. Maybe I’m biased because Jenn is my friend, neighbor, and fellow member of April’s Army – but rest assured, her stuff is quality and I know you will be drooling over her swag!
Mondo proudly announced the films of Wes Craven as their next subject in their â€śDirectorâ€™s Seriesâ€ť of posters. Artist Alex Pardee took on A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and the SCREAM series with a ghoulish delight in the two new posters. Internal organs swirl and bloody sneakers drip to create the visage of the murderous Ghostface for the SCREAM poster. The second poster pays tribute to Johnny Deppâ€™s epic blood geyser death in the A … Continue reading
In a grand effort to Plan Better, Hyaena is proud to announce “WINNING: the Charlie Sheen Exhibit.” Running from April 1 – April 15, this is no April Fool’s joke. It is a bold exploration of pop culture and our concept of celebrity, revolving around America’s favorite Troll-Hunting Warlock.
Love him or hate him, Sheen is captivating our media and collective consciousness. In the face of scandal, he avoided the emasculation of apology that … Continue reading
Gaither is one of Kentucky’s most unusual and well known artists. Born in Louisville in 1960, Jeff has been practicing his particular blend of horror and rock art for over 30 years. To quote R. Scott Bolton/Editor, Rough Edge; “Jeff Gaither’s work is an artist whose unmistakable style is a perfect complement to music for that perfect marriage of sight and sound.” Gaither was introduced to art by his mother and aunt whom both … Continue reading
Published in numerous publications and CD packages worldwide, Eyes of Chaos has created imagery for just about every horror medium in the genre.
– Created book cover art for number of horror’s finest authors.
– CD art and packaging for hundreds of music acts.
– Self-published 3 art/illustration books titled: “Madness on Parade”, “Inner“, & “Dark Visions”.
– A regular illustration contributor to several national publications.
Once my traditional training in art had ended, I no longer practiced the arts which I was taught, and spent several years not knowing what to do with myself. But in 2006 I fell ill with a rare (and under-studied) condition. With encouragement from the artist Rob Lebeau, I looked to art as an outlet for my physical and emotional suffering. Several months into my illness I felt as if I may never be cured … Continue reading
I have been creating scary dolls for over three years now and have dubbed them as â€śNewAgeDollsâ€ť.Â I make all sorts, from regular gothic dolls to horror dolls. I create them all from scratch starting with sculpting the clay, to the paintwork and even the clothing.
For the past decade, Jason Beam has been working in the digital art medium, creating intricate illustrations through computer generated means. Combining photography, found objects and hand-drawn elements, his frenetic detail and unique style has established him as a prevailing artist in the digital medium. Jason BeamÂąs combination of surrealism and photography creates art that cannot be created in the darkroom or with software alone. The end result is a dreamlike environment that is … Continue reading
April A Taylor is a Dark Art & Fine Art photographer from Detroit, MI. Some of her earliest childhood memories involve Michael Jacksonâ€™s Thriller video, the original Nightmare on Elm Street movies and reading Clive Barkerâ€™s Books of Blood series, all of which she credits with introducing her at a young age to her first love — horror.
After 2 decades of dabbling in photography, her 2nd love, she made the decision in … Continue reading
Zombienose is the author of the darkly poetic storybook series of twisted tales, known as The Zombienose Collection’ – There Are No Happy Endings.
For those who know him best he is a gentle and kind character, secretly optimistic. It is said that his work offers endless comfort among the souls that are never quite sane in the night. Hailing from the depths of nowhere he derives inspiration from the unloved, the hopeless, the dreamless, … Continue reading
DeadArms Artwork – Amer Shihab is an illustrator from Bristol, United Kingdom, specializing in Horror / Macabre illustrations and creature designs. Previously worked on cover artwork for several underground Death / Gore metal bands, and has built a solid online fan base through the use of social networking sites, such as MySpace. This has helped establish himself as a strong competitor in the underground art community, with his distinctive, creative style and the shocking scenes … Continue reading
Artwork by Chad Michael Ward
DesignÂ by Justin Erickson
Published Author NBM Publishing
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Full Color, 80 pages
Under the release of NMB Publishing, I had the pleasure of reviewing Chad Michael Ward’s latest art book release titled “Devil Engine” (The 3rd in his series) This 9 x 12 – 80 page book is beautifully … Continue reading
A hard economy usually means working hard to keep the doors open, but in the case of Eyes of Chaos, it was looking like â€śtimeâ€ť would have to be devoted more to the regular working class of 9-5 until things in the illustration world started to get back on track. With a whole slew of art on hand and over 10 years of numerous book covers and CD … Continue reading
There are a few stories that come out of our community that make my little Grinch hear swell three times the size and this is one of them.
Comic Book Divas have come out with a few awesome ways to give back this season.
Aid For Aiden is a campaign for a little boy who has been affected by lukemia and has used his love of horror characters to help pay for his medical bills. … Continue reading
The art of Kristen Margiotta takes you to dark and curious places filled with spooky imagery, pop culture icons, and big-eyed characters. A graduate of the University of Delaware, her paintings have been on display around the country since 2005. Kristen is also the illustrator of the picture book “Better Haunted Homes and Gardens.” Holly Q,
Horrornews.net (HN): When I look at your art, I’m reminded of the work of Margaret/Walter … Continue reading