Sunday, December 30, 2012

Harmonicraft is one of the top album covers of the year!

The Torche "Harmonicraft" cover made it into the ReDefine 2012 album covers of the year!!! It can be found in the Painting & Illustration section, here.

If you want to know more about the Harmonicraft cover, go here.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Opened a store at Big Cartel.

2012 is coming to a quick close and I've started gearing up for 2013. One of the first things that I've started on is building an online store. I don't really have much posted for sale, but will have both Thick As Thieves packs for sale as well as a couple of original art pieces. There will be more to come in the new year.

There are two original pieces for sale at the store now:
"AntiChrist" - used for a Job For A Cowboy shirt design
"Blood Of The Angel Shall Grease The Wheels" - used for the cover of the Lesbian side of their split with Ocean.

Thanks for all of your continuing support and friendships!!!!

Santos Illustration at Big Cartel

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Harmonslaught cometh!

If you caught Torche on one of their stops during their tour with Converge & Kvelertak, you were privy to hearing two new crushing tunes. Both come from the new self-released (Amnesian Records) 7" entitled Harmonslaught. Side A is the bomb note riddled "Harmonslaught" and the B side is the dark and heavy rocker, "Rock 'N Roll Mantasy".
The cover art was came from a conversation one night while hanging out in the art room with Rick and Steve about parodying some old metal covers with the Harmonster characters. For some reason, not Rick and I suggested Onslaught "Power from Hell" cover. It's simple and yet metal as fuck! I did replace the demon with one of the evil Harmonsters, so he had to have some kind of vegetable in the design. So, I replaced the demon's axe with a giant asparagus spear. The pentagram at the bottom is also formed out of mushrooms to complete the veggie theme. When I sent out the cover art, I titled Harmonslaught. I'll be damned if the song isn't called that and I couldn't be more stoked!!!
I have many more ideas that will soon be revealed for new designs for Torche in the coming months.

The 7" will be released Thursday, December 13th and a record release show is scheduled in Miami for Friday, December 14th with Holly Hunt and Post Teens.

You can order the 7" using the link to No Idea Records distro here:
Torche "Harmonslaught"

Friday, December 7, 2012

My first illustration for Epic Ales.

 My first illustration for the Epic Ales' Pumpkin Pie Gose beer label is now out. It's a small batch, so they are going fast. If you miss out, don't worry. I'll be re-working all of their beer labels in the coming year and doing more detailed illustrations for small batch releases. We're also working on getting some metal themed beers going, too. If you ever come to Seattle, you can visit Epic Ales brewery as it's now opening it's own restaurant to go along with the brewery.

You can check out more of their beers here: Epic Ales

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Torche's "Harmonicraft" is on SPIN's top 50 of 2012 list.

It's nearing the end of 2012 and the "best of" lists are starting to show up. That being said, SPIN has Torche's "Harmonicraft" coming in at #22. Feels awesome to see those guys getting the attention that they deserve. It's also awesome to see my art on an album in the top 50.