Monday, November 8, 2010

MAMMAL MAGAZINE #003


Good evening, my electronic evesdroppers,

As many of you know, I'm one of a crack team of zine-weaving commandos who make the intolerably slick, glossy, and borderline-affront-to nature MAMMAL MAGAZINE. Our third issue recently exploded from the gates of publication, I suspect in spite of, rather than because of, our collective efforts. She needed to be born. Whether we successfully midwived her or not, she was arriving, even in the form of an informational pollen that settles on the brain-stem like a dusting of powdered sugar on the most sizzling, pillowy donut in terrestrial existence.

Regardless of the nature of the bound and printed beast, it's here, and readily available to any fool enough to seek out it's fevered wisdom. It can be acquired with only moderate hoop-jumping at the MAMMAL STORE. Additionally, like a cracked and splintered old mule, I've begun carting my arcana from unsuspecting retail outlet to retail outlet, and should one approach BERGEN ST. COMICS, COSMIC COMICS, or SPOONBILL AND SUGARTOWN BOOKS, easily enough would one find MAMMAL, waiting spread-eagle and inviting, its corrupting charms naked as original sin. Purchase it not as a favor to me, a desperate and near-depleted man, but for your own edification.

As always, this blog and its addled caretaker appreciate your concern,

-THOMAS

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Aaron Ross bike frame for Odyssey BMX!!!!





Evening, fiends!
My pal Jim Bauer, creative director for the amazing ODYSSEY BMX, recently gave me a gig designing decals for one of their bike frames. The bike was set up to be an homage to the legendary monster truck GRAVEDIGGER, requiring me to draw all sorts of sick and horrific shit. Well they debuted all of their new bikes at INTERBIKE 2010, and the end result of my work is now on sale. Jim absolutely killed it when he put color to my designs. Please check out Odyssey's site, and their bike frames division, Sunday (where you can purchase said vehicle.)

Ride or Die,
THOMAS

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Work! FEEDING GROUND!




Evening, changelings. My pal Michael Lapinski recently started working on a deeply cool Mexican border drama/werewolf horror comic, FEEDING GROUND, at Archaia Comics. It's a totally awesome book, Michael's art is sterling, and he was charitable enough to allow me to contribute to the book's 3rd issue. My piece, pictured here, is your standard werewolf on the Mexican border menacing a pretty Mexican lady (played by my not Mexican at all girlfriend, Erica). Michael's first issue is on sale 10/13, and I assume he'll have some stuff going on with it at the New York Comic Con this weekend 10/8-10/10. Come find him (I'll be there, too, at the MAMMAL booth...)

THOMAS

Monday, August 2, 2010

BORN UGLY Smears the Gallery Walls...


Friend of MAMMAL MAGAZINE and all-around terrifying hesher Jim "Barf" Callahan will be part of a gallery show out in L.A. August 6th and 7th. If you're SoCal based, give this stuff a look. He's one of the masterminds behind the true til death skate zine BORN UGLY. They're keeping the 80s thrash fire alive.

Info here:

DRAWINGS, PHOTOS, AND DRAWINGS OF PHOTOS
Friday August 6th 7PM
Secret Headquarters
3817 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90026
Featuring new work by Born Ugly creators James Callahan and Mickael Broth
More info at bornuglymag.com and thesecretheadquarters.com

MANIFEST DOPAMINE
Saturday August 7th 9PM
2HeadedHorse
1770 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90026
Featuring new work by Mickael Broth, James, Callahan, Will Carsola, Ted Newsome, and Jesse Hotchkiss.
Music by Green & Wood, Red Octopus, and Blackleg.
And the premiere of Born Ugly Issue #7.
More info at bornuglymag.com, 2headedhorse.com, and livedaybyday.com

Thursday, February 25, 2010

METAL MAD...the aftermath



Evening, bloodthirsters! As detailed in my last post, I was recently invited to participate in the METAL MAD show at Giant Robot Gallery, and at the (logical, altogther correct) insistence of my gf Erica (who chronicles the world of cats at http://worldwidewhiskers.org/, I'm including a link to pics from the event. It went well, and while no one has purchased my work yet, it's there and people are seeing it, which is splendid. The vast majority of the work up there was excellent, and I was honored to be included. Major daps to Mark Gilson, the manager at the gallery and a generally awesome guy (and serious headbanger) for putting it together. See pics at my flickr link...


bloody teartracks,
THOMAS

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Metal Madness at Giant Robot!



Hark, Heshers!

Yours truly has been humbled by an invite to the upcoming METAL MAD show at GIANT ROBOT GALLERY here in NYC. The show is inspired by the power and glory of Heavy Metal, and as those close to me know, long have I been a disciple of the music's dark teachings. I just finished one piece and am hoping to have two more smaller ones, all inspired by my "Boring Meeting Drawings." I'll post work as it's being completed, and I definitely am trying some different things. Hopefully people dig it! The show's opening is 2/6. I'll be there, covered in blood and screaming my lungs out...

goat horns,
THOMAS

UPDATE*****

Here's the first finished piece I'll be displaying. Are you not entertained!!!?