About The Man

AIDAN HUGHES | bruteprop@gmail.com | Facebook

Aidan Hughes was born on Merseyside, England and was formally trained by his father. His influences include Silver Age comic artists Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and Jim Steranko, the Russian Constructivists, the Italian Futurists and the work of woodcut artists Frans Masereel and Lynd Ward.

Despite having never spent a day in an art school, he nevertheless entered the world of commercial art producing artwork and storyboards for clients such as Warner Bros. the BBC and The London Evening Standard. In the 80’s he began a long-term collaboration with industrial band KMFDM, created BRUTE! pulp magazine and worked extensively in radio, TV and the media.

Other work includes art direction in TV, film, computer games and animation.

Hughes now lives and works in the Czech Republic.

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BRUTE! Art from the Pulps. Covent Garden, London 1986.
‘Git!’ Relief murals w/ Gordon McHarg. The Vault, London 1990.
New Paintings show, Soho Gallery, London 1992.
Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London 1993.
New Art show. H-Gun Studios, Chicago 1993.
Artist-in-residence, Zombie. Seattle 1995.
‘Berserk!’, Seattle 1997.
‘Apocalypse Noir’ at C-Pop gallery, Detroit 1999.
Art Tube 01. Group show w/ Damien Hirst, Yoko Ono, Gavin Turk, Gordon McHarg, Jamie Reid etc. London 2001.
‘Propaganda’ w/ Shepard Fairey and Winston Smith, Balmy Gallery. San Francisco 2002.
BRUTE! POPAGANDA – Prague 2009
BRUTE! Republik – Prague 2010. |

‘Love Me Gangster’ short film for Channel 4’s Alter Image strand 1986 (w/ Malcolm Bennet).
‘Brute’s Adventures of Sizzler!’ Series for Network 7 1987 (w/ Malcolm Bennett).
‘Outside the Warehouse’ video for Sham 69 1987.
Dagmar Kreuze promo, Alter Image 1987.
‘Rocky’. Animated ident for MTV 1988.
‘Drug Against War’. Animated promo for KMFDM 1993.
‘ZPC: No Flesh Shall Be Spared’. Animations for PC game (w/ Behemoth) 1997.
‘Son of a Gun’. Animated promo for KMFDM 1997.
‘Flaming Head’. Animated ident for Locomotion TV 1998.

Fix Comics 1979
Battle Poet (w/ Bennett) 1981
Rage! Comic 1981
The Claim (w/ Bennett) 1983
The Beast of Cszjethe serial (w/ Bennett) The Magazine 1984
BRUTE! # 1-7 (w/ Bennett) 1984-87
BRUTE! paperback. Sphere Books 1986
Daft About Lager’ (w/ Rohan Daft) 1989
The Complete BRUTE! (w/Bennett) 2020

Lectures – Cartoon College, London 1986.
Washington State University 1997.
Prague College, Czech Republic 2007-2008.
Prague Comiccon 2021
Brno Comics festival 2021

12 thoughts on “About The Man”

  1. Love your stuff, big fan from the early KMFDM days! So… Any chance you might do an A4+ numbered limited edition of the Brute! #6 Cover?

  2. That particular cover will be reproduced ass part of a set of postcards featuring all eight covers. We may do a set of posters also, depending on sales.

  3. Hello! I’m a big fan of your amazing work and was very excited to see the XTORT and Drug Against War prints available. What would you charge for framing of the XTORT print (I see the other one already comes framed). Thanks!

  4. Hey, Scott. We had to discontinue our framing service because 1) the shipping costs and custom charges became prohibitive, especially when 2) the print arrived damaged and we had to replace it at our cost. Now, we slip the prints into a fat tube, mailed em out and they’ve arrived safe and sound.
    Thanks for the heads up, tho. I’ll be sure to delete that option from the pages.

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