Sunday, March 8, 2015

Buzzard Barf

Here's a new illustration for my Aussie surf/garage/punk pals the Molting Vultures. I designed this vulture character for 'em a few years back and had to relearn how to draw him to do this piece, but I reckon it turned out okay. Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Go Mental

Here's my contribution to a cool upcoming zine called Catchphrase, the theme of which is artistic interpretations of famous TV catchphrases. This was a cool chance to pay a bit of homage to one of my all-time favorite shows and should be a really fun zine overall. Stay tuned for MORE BANG-ZOOM, TO THE MOON ACTION!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Slothmania!

Here's my sleeve art for the upcoming debut album by the Sloths. These guys are legendary for their insane '60s garage classic "Makin' Love" as heard on the Back From The Grave comp series. They've been back together for the past couple years with a mostly-new lineup and are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their original 45 by releasing an all-new album. I was honored to get to do the cover for this and am proud and kind of stupefied to be playing a small role in the decades-long Sloths story. This is coming out in a mid-March on Burger Records and will be released on LP, CD and cassette so check it out and look for them on tour soon in California, Texas and places like that. Oh yeah, they're printing up a poster of this art too so grab one when you see 'em. Stay tuned for MORE PRIMITIVE ACTION!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Vinyl Solution

Here's the latest in a series of posters I've been doing for my friend Mark's record shows out in Calgary. Time to sell a few internal organs on Ebay and invest the profits in vinyl! Stay tuned for MORE MICROGROOVE ACTION!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mondo Rondo

Just finished this sexy T-shirt design for hip Toronto garage combos the Pow Wows, fulfilling a long-time dream of drawing legendary weirdo Rondo Hatton, the acromegliac star of movies like House Of Horrors and The Brute Man. The Pow Wows will be on tour in the next few months so don't miss the chance to add this sharp looking garment to your action wardrobe. Next on my agenda has gotta be drawing the great Angelo Rossito. Any takers out there? Stay tuned for MORE HUMAN ODDITY ACTION!

Crime Does So Pay

Did this sleeve a few months back for the second LP by Swedish crime rock supervillains Skurkarna. It took a nefarious conspiracy of no less than four Spanish labels (including previous purveyors of Merinuk "art" KOTJ Records and Ghost Highway Records) to unleash this longplayer but it'll all be worth it as the sinister instrumental sounds of Skurkarna make you hungry for a life of crime. Stay tuned for MORE WRONG SIDE O'THE LAW ACTION!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Worm Attack!

Here's the page I had published in the most recent (and final?) issue of Puck Magazine from Italy. Couldn't be prouder to have had my work included among such a great lineup on cartoonists from all around the world, and to have gotten to contribute to a book with such a wild concept: Over 100 artists drawing their individual vision of the apocalypse. Copies should still be available in both Italian and English; check the Puck Magazine Facebook page for info. Stay tuned for MORE FRANTIC FUMETTI ACTION!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Stitched Up

New creepy art which will be the label art on the new live CD by my pals the Independents. Stay tuned for MORE ELECTIVE SURGERY ACTION!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Of Human Bandage

Yet another recent poster, this one for a noirish anthology film that's currently in pre-production here in Winnipeg, directed by the same guy who did the Transistor 66 documentary (the poster for which you can find if you dig around in the archives of the blog). Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sniffin' Sugar Sugar

Poster for an upcoming show in Hamilton Rock City. Apologies to J. Holmstrom, B. Montana et al. Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Bargain Basement

New poster design for a local rock show, and also my first poster for the Windsor, Winnipeg's current dive bar/rock'n'roll hangout. Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Logo a-go-go

Here's a new logo design for veteran rock'n'roll label Dead Beat Records. This will be appearing on their upcoming releases for the next coupla years so it should be seen on some pretty hip records. Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rockin' Bones: Back From The Grave?

Hey gang, we got a Kickstarter going to reprint my old Rockin' Bones comics with some new stuff included plus previously unseen old stuff, etc. It should be pretty cool if we can get it all together, so please check out the link and plunk down some cash if the Holy Spirit moves you. Thanks and stay tuned for MORE MONEY-GRUBBING ACTION!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Hell-Fink: The T-Shirt!

Hey kids, you like to wear clothes, don't ya? Now you can pledge allegiance to the Powers of Darkness while doing so, with the fabulous, fashionable Hell-Fink T-shirt. This is the first official King Merinuk shirt, and probably the last if you lot don't buy it, so loosen up them purse strings and visit this site for all the info: http://teespring.com/kingmerinuk Stay tuned for MORE FASHION ACTION!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Slack Attack

I'm still alive. Here's a poster I did for an upcoming Winnipeg show by the Slackers. Stay tuned for MORE PROCRASTINATIN' ACTION!

Monday, January 27, 2014

R-A-M-O-N-E-S

Poster for an upcoming Canadian show by Richie Ramone. Somehow or other I had never done any kind of artistic tribute to my favorite movie King Kong (the 1933 version, of course), so now that's taken care of. Got a backlog of stuff to post in the next few days so... Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Mummy Dearest

New LP sleeve done for my old pal Brian of Demon's Claws/Mind Controls/Primitive Hands fame and his current combo Genital Hospital. This album is due out real soon on P. Trash Records outta Germany and it's a savage slice of garage/punk rock mayhem so grab it if ya see it. More crud coming soon so... Stay tuned for MORE MUMMIFIED ACTION!

Sick, Sick, Sick

Recent art for trashy French punks the Pneumonias. This is gonna be the cover of their forthcoming cassette release "Cheap Trash Sessions" and it's the first cassette cover I've designed since about 1995. Stay tuned for MORE INFECTIOUS ACTION!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Good Mourning

Just finished this sleeve for an upcoming LP release on the legendary Screaming Apple Records, collecting the recorded legacy of '80s/'90s British garage/psych combo The Mourning After. Always a blast to do something new for Screaming Apple who were the first record label I worked for way back in the early '90s. This 'un should be out real soon so keep an eye out for it at your local wax shack or crematorium and... Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Bar Mitzvah Blast

I broke new ground recently with my first ever Bar Mitzvah poster designs. The first one (above) was all done by me and the second was penciled by my old pal Evan Quiring with inking and coloring by yers truly.With the rock poster scene being so overexposed at this late date, perhaps rocking Bar Mitzvah posters will be the wave of the future. Or perhaps not. Anyhow, don't be a schmoe, stay tuned for MORE MESHUGGAH ACTION!