Saturday, February 6, 2010

Stranger Than Your Grandmother's Closet...

I thought that I would take a terse moment to introduce my best friend/fellow collaborator, Rondal 'Strange Kid' Scott III, to you guys since he has been a very integral element to the Victor and Boris comic. I've been wanting to write a post about Ron's blog for some time now and now that I finally have a moment I figured I'd take advantage. Much like Mr. Scott stated on his blog we both met each other at Columbus State University while pursuing our degrees in Fine Art. The first time I actually spoke with this guy was when we were in a Paper Making and Book Arts course and I was telling him about the Rob Zombie concert I attended (I noticed in his cd case that he owned a Zombie album as well as a Coheed and Cambria LP as well). Not much evolved from that point until the end of the semester when he walked in on me painting a Clive Barker inspired composition and from that point on we did as much hell raising as we could together.

It was actually when we took a health course the spring of 2006 that our friendship blossomed and we both discovered our insatiable love for all things macabre and I would let him borrow old VHS tapes every Friday at the end of class. The rest my ghoulish they say...history.

Ron's work is very inspiring to me. His works are sui generis and speak volumes in their simplistic yet carefully crafted births. His sense of design is flawless and very architectural and his advice is always cherished when I'm hard at work on sketches or any type of artistic endeavor.

We began collaborating when I was living in Phenix City, AL and for a brief period took a stab at re-creating the Universal Monsters of the 30's and 40's (even our good friend Mr. Max Schreck from Nosferatu)for our now extinct (at least I think it is...) Creepseed site. The characters can still be found on Mr. Scott's blog if you would like to check them out.

Living off bottled nostalgia and the Saturday morning cartoon sugar rush of the late 80's/early 90's Mr. Scott has become a scholar of all things 'pop culture' and his blog is the perfect illustration of that fact. Whether you're in the mood to browse about current graphic designers, illustrators, web designers, musicians or that favorite childhood horror film, Strange Kids Club is the place to be. I warn you though...once you enter you will need a good day to spare because it's quite addicting.

Well, there you have it. What are you waiting for? Grab your popcorn balls and your candy worms folks. Strange Kids Club is where it's at, as Beck once said.

But I warn you, like the Lament Configuration, you might have to summon a few Cinebites in order to escape.

1 comment:

  1. Well said, very flattering indeed. Now that you've hyped up the blog and my art so much I'll actually have to produce. You bastard, ha ha!

    Love the "before" and "after" effect on the pics BTW, nice touch. Indeed its true. Every Friday night, when the fright is just right and the moon is high enough in the sky, I become a ravenous zomboid creature.