“All exploitive art should look like it’s been knocked up at 5am by some wasted bum who once had talent but is now seriously on the slide.”



Just incase you’re curious (and I know you’re not but I’ve got to write SOMETHING here!) the most challenging paintings I do are the Suzi ones and the most stressful are my Dark Side covers because if I XXXX up sales really suffer. Fortunately my last cover  (The Vampire Lovers) resulted in the biggest sales ever so….SMUG MODE!!!!

The saddest painting I ever did was of the ill fated Sharon Tate and the best, in my opinion, was a Barbara Steele mega quickie which was done in a few hours. The ones that give me the most pleasure though are the Universal Monster portraits because they take me back to when I was a kid, gazing lovingly at the James Bama Aurora Monster Box artwork and Basil Gogos’ Famous Monsters Of Filmland covers. In this painting I got twice the pleasure because I referenced the same photos BOTH those illustrating giants did back in the 60’s.