Gig poster for one-time Mod-revivalists Long Tall Shorty at the 100 Club in London, England. The Crescent Heights are from Calgary and their drummer is pals with Tony Perfect, so that's how I ended up attempting a Viz/Beano-esque tribute drawing for an overseas show. I also had to do some research on suedeheads, which I was pretty clueless about before doing this piece. Ya learn somefink new every day.
At long last, irrefutable proof of a CD release party for the Bigfoot Rocketship, a somewhat elusive 5-man stompaholic surf combo thought to have originated on the beaches of the sleepy coastal town of Calgary, Alberta.
Time to draw a wendigo! Sometimes depicted as a shaggy, sasquatch-like cryptid, sometimes as an antlered forest demon. Sometimes wendigos (or windigos) are not depicted at all, but referred to as fearsome evil wind spirits that drive folks in remote northern locations to do crazy stuff like eat their buds and make drum kits outta their skin. This one is based on the old, often-anthologized Algernon Blackwood tale so masterfully illustrated by Matt Fox back in a 1944 issue of Famous Fantastic Mysteries.
Winterpeg's own Darren Merinuk is in the habit of blasting off eye-gougingly insane artwork that may or may not even ever get used... that's how off the hook a prairie city psycho can get. Take this full-colour blow-out for a gig that already had a goddamn poster done for it!
Anyway, Merinuk's an ace guy with an ace brush who's been doing this stuff for years (check out his brilliant Rockin' Bones comic book series that he did for NEC back in the early 90s if you can find it), and he should probably be rich and famous by now...