To commemorate the passing of one of the greatest hit men ever to grace the screen, I created this vector illustration of steely ex-cop turned meth dealer muscle, Mike Ehrmantraut, again represssing the urge to blow Walter White’s scheming brains out.
He shall be sorely missed.
Prints of the Breaking Bad character are available from the blog shop.
Another haul from the UK vaults uncovered some extremely rare back issues of the original BRUTE! pulp nasties.
This is what started it all back in 1984. Tiny but brutal slabs of white-hot pulp, BRUTE! debuted to universal praise and sell-out print-runs. Beloved of schoolkids and pensioners, trendies and boozers, BRUTE!’s amalgamation of hard-boiled pulp and savage illustration exploded onto the literary world with all the subtlety of a steak hammer to a bunny head. Taking their inspiration from men’s magazines of the 40s and 50s, authors Aidan Hughes and Malcolm Bennett turned literary convention on its collective head throughout the 80s, the magazine spawning a cartoon, a kids’ TV series, a best-selling paperback and several major advertising campaigns before breathing its last in 1989 with issue 7.
I have available for sale several copies of issues 5, 6 and 7. These are in a very good condition, having been stored in air-tight containers, and the colours are still vivid.
Printed on glossy A6 format art paper, these are sure to increase in value and are a bona fide collector’s item. They are nowhere to be found on the web nor any book nor comic shops, to my knowledge.
Before I auction them on eBay in two month’s time, I am offering them here for 60 euros each + shipping (multiple orders possible).
Please contact me via email@example.com or purchase direct from the products shop
Here at BRUTE! Propaganda, we encourage a healthy dialogue between communities and law enforcement officers. With this in mind, we’ve unleashed our Limited Edition, 100% cotton T-shirt for those keen to foster a special relationship with their local constabulary. These vintage shirts were originally intended for the Notting Hill Carnival back in 1992 but were printed without the accompanying text.
Order your COPS! T-shirt today while stocks last. See products for details.
Every once in a while, I get the opportunity to re-render one of my old illustrations.
A Drug Against War was one of my first sleeves for KMFDM and when I asked the band for a high-res copy of the sleeve, they were only able to supply me with a heavily-pixellated version. So, using Illustrator, I painstakingly reproduced the artwork with clean and minimalist vectors, keeping as close as possible to the original.
I am offering this beautiful A0 canvas print for the special price of 560 euros.
In April of this year, I was contacted by a client with an interesting proposition: to create a piece that accurately described his philosophy of the defence of freedom.
Conceptual roughs for ‘Homeland’.
Over the ensuing weeks and months, and guided by his specific and intricate instructions, I condensed the dynamics of our conversations into a series of roughs. The more successful of these roughs were compiled into the final image which represents the defense of the weak from the predatory aspects of human nature.
This was a complex and challenging commission and one that I’m proud to have completed to the client’s satisfaction.
To commission your own BRUTE! illustration, please contact us with your ideas at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To purchase the ink original, please also contact the above email address.
During my long-postponed visit to the UK this month, I came across a number of original artworks.
Stored in air-tight folders and packed into a steel chest, items from the early to late 90’s (including a number of animation frames and storyboards from the two animations I did for KMFDM) came to light as well as a treasure trove of ink originals, sketch books, silkscreens and graphic porn – all in perfect condition.
Discovery of lost 9/11 series.
I will be auctioning many of these rare items on eBay in a month or so, so please keep watching this space.