Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MADHOUSE

Aeron Alfrey - Madhouse Cover Art
The above artwork is the wraparound cover that I created for the upcoming horror anthology "MADHOUSE" to be published by Dark Regions Press. 

There is currently an Indiegogo fundraising campaign for the book here to gain additional funds for, among other things, more artwork from me.   I'm working through the first handful of artworks right now. Each artwork will have my unique style of nightmarish imagery and strange monsters littered through out.


I will create ten full page interior artworks if the original fundraising goal is met. If additional stretch goals are met, I'll be creating a lot more art for the book. This will include original full page artworks for every story in the anthology, original artworks for every chapter and a detailed two page spread depicting a creepy interior hallway to be used as end pages. I wanted to create a before and after variation of the end pages so the first end page spread would have a scene inside the Madhouse that is slightly different from the end pages at the back of the book. There might be a character in a doorway on the first end pages whose head grows into a misshapen thing in the second version.  Perhaps there is a person in a wheelchair on the first and on the second, the wheel chair has fallen apart and what appeared as a person sitting in it is now in pieces on the floor, hollow pieces of a dummy with strange things slithering out. 

Some of the perks that I am directly involved in includes the option to have your face superimposed into one of the illustrations within MADHOUSE  as a nightmarish creature or bizarre character. You can also add a room of your own to the MADHOUSE that I will create an original illustration for. Both of these perks will include prints of the related artworks as well as copies of the book and other bonuses.

The funding is currently at 12,194 of its original 15,000 goal with 19 days remaining. If it reaches 20,000 I will fully illustrate the book. You can help me do that by contributing at the MADHOUSE Indiegogo fundraising page.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Karl Alexander Wilke

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The above llustrations by Karl Alexander Wilke were created for the humor magazine Die Muskete between 1906 and 1935.

See more Die Muskete artworks in this previous post on Rudolf Herrmann.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Rudolf Herrmann

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The above illustrations by Rudolf Herrmann were created for the humor magazine Die Muskete between 1914 and 1917.

Link found thanks to 50 Watts. I spent a great deal of time digging through the entire Die Muskete collection and will be sharing more artists from the magazine in the near future.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Josep Baqué

Josep Baqué - 1 Josep Baqué - 2 Josep Baqué - 3 "Josep Baqué was born in Barcelona in the late19th century. He was a municipal police officer and during his lifetime never declared himself as an artist. Since early 1930s and for the following decades he produced more than 1500 drawings of "monsters, wonders and rare events" made in ink and gouache on paper, some embellished with gold and silver. He created army of imaginary creatures, strange and unusual, mixing human and animal traits or characteristics of different types (cats, primitive men, bats and insects, giant spiders, snakes, snails, octopus, cuttlefish, seafood, fowl, fish...) Baqué died in 1967 and left his niece, his sole heir, his fantastic bestiary isolated away from light for nearly 40 years. In 2007, the famous College of Pataphysics organized an exhibition of 160 monsters and published a lengthy article in the journal of pataphysicians Viridis Candela." - quote source unknown Josep Baqué - 8 Josep Baqué - 5 Josep Baqué - 9 Josep Baqué - 6 Josep Baqué - 7 Josep Baqué - 10