You better believe it: The illustration I made for Gun Club / Bags drummer Terry James Graham’s brilliant 390 page book (get it NOW before it sells out!) is another milestone in my career as an artist (Keep in mind that I have a full-time factory job as well). He was the one who started the ball rolling almost 10 years ago. I ended up doodling for other heroes like Tim Warren and his Back From The Grave series on Crypt Records, Peter Aaron's Chrome Cranks, Davie Allan & The Arrows / Pow Wows, Mark Lee Allen’s Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wasteland series on Trailer Park Records, a Legendary Stardust Cowboy anthology DBL LP on Munster Records, gig posters for Kid Congo Powers, Jack Oblivian, Quintron, logos & lettering for Kogar Theswingingape’s Lux Lives events, illustrations for KVMR, SN&R, Dollar Country Radio, Dr. No Effects, Björn Ottenheim's Sleaze Fest, Halfon Susana, beer cans for Simon Olney's Ol’ Republic Brewery, and many many other artists, writers & musicians I admire. How much more can I ask? I sometimes STILL cannot believe this has all happened to me.
My sweet love Lizzy & I have sold our house in Grass Valley and moved to a beautiful property we recently purchased in Nevada City, CA where we will build a house. 90% of this will be done by our dear friend and ultra handyman Paul Mont-Eton and ourselves, Lucy Lee and Lorian included. Therefor I will have an “Art Sabbatical” over the next 9 months or so (or longer?). I managed to squeeze in a 45 sleeve for Swedish band The Objects, an album cover for Portuguese band The Dirty Coal Train, plus there’ll be a birth announcement for an unnamed rock ’n’ roller’s baby! After that I will unfortunately have to tell people to wait during the time we’re building, but I will be bugging my social media’s friends’ eyes with a sketchbook that will be some sort of “Building Diary” and “Log Book”. Thank you, Terry and everybody else! Hope you’re all having a great day in these Cold Hard Times… (Hazlewood ditty been in my head since Nov. ’16)…. See you on the flipside! #bookcover #punklikeme #lapunkrock #bestdrummerever #gunclub #terryjamesgraham