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metal cats

photo via pretty little kat

photo via pretty little kat

Internet + Cats + [some quirk of humanity] = $$$, apparently. You can’t swing a figurative dead cat without figuratively hitting another cat picture or meme. You’ve got your cute cats, box cats, ceiling cats, Grumpy Cat™s, twitter feeds of, or dedicated to, cats, a billion cat videos and… Metal Cats?

If you had to guess what kind of pet the average heavy metal musician would own, chances are a big, tough dog would come to mind. But a new book, “Metal Cats,” features something quite opposite – men of the hardcore metal music world with their cute cats.

Yes, Metal Cats. Tattooed metal musicians posing with cats. This is a book;

Metal Cats combines two amazing subjects: the extreme personalities of the hardcore metal music scene and their adorable kitties.
Metal isn’t all dark and disturbing, violent and misanthropic. Metal Cats is proof that while the music may be brutal, the people in the scene are softies for their pets just like you and me…

Here’s Leto with a cat:

Photo: powerHouse Books

which one is the scary one again? – Photo: powerHouse Books

How can you get more awesome than Metal Cats? Like this, maybe?

A portion of the proceeds from this book and a series of benefit shows held along the West Coast will go towards one no-kill shelter in each of the four main cities visited.

Good deal. My two three cats approve. And, while photos of metal-heads with cats seems like a small niche market, I think there are more of us out there than you think. There are certainly a shitload of cats.


facing forever art

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*click for whole package

in a prior entry, i posted a couple of preliminary images of a cd package for a local band called Facing Forever. i recently finished it after a lot of Coca-Cola™ and time, and emails.

David, Sommer, if you’re reading this, hope your happy with the work, can’t wait to hear the music!

*note, the embiggened version is 1200×1200, the original is 4275×4275. :)

facing forever

facing forever cover

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Facing Forever is a band from my neck of the woods, namely Marlow OK. My son and I have the honor of doing the artwork for their debut release. The image above is the cover.

It may not be the final version, though [still waiting for the call David :)]. My son is primarily responsible for the logo. The rest was done by me, using photoshop and a picture of vocalist Sommer.

We haven’t ironed out the rest of the trifold artwork yet, but we have the disc image:

disc image

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I’ll post a follow-up when the entire package is done. In the meantime, go visit Facing Forever’s reverbnation and/or facebook pages and enjoy some beautiful acoustic covers.

And, call me, David! :)

maybe i’ll catch fire

Two versions. This one:

1020x1360 - click to embiggen

Dove from Fairiegoodmother at deviantArt, Glass from the stock.xchng.

Or a sepia-ish one:

1020x1335 (original is 3000x4000) - click to embiggen


1680x1050 - click to embiggen

A picture of a B.C. Rich, and some time.

novacula acutus cura

700 × 1470 - Click to embiggen

Coffee, anxiety and some stock images. I get anxiety attacks, and my stomach feels like its filled with “butterflies” only these butterflies have razor-blade wings.

All stock from MorgueFile – [ razorthornsbutterfly (used for the body) ] The planet etc.. was done by me and the background is a public domain image from NASA.

adding.. from translators on teh webz, the title, I think, means “razor sharp anxiety.”
adding 01.23… changed it ’round a bit, did a little more work. I think its a bit better.