Speaking of our luckless, perennially underdressed Girlies, Ticklish is one of around half
a dozen airbrush scenarios involving one or
more of them falling head over high heels into various
punishment-related pickles. For those who want
to see just how sticky their wickets can get, they're also prominently
used (and abused) in Bed & Bondage
1 and 2.
Steel Cupid, a logo design for the 90s combo Love/Hate, apparently wasn't
esthetically sophisticated enough for Jizzy, Skid, and the rest of the
boys in the band. The little robot cherub has star power, however, and
we'll be featuring him prominently in our next post-apocalyptic love
Around the time of their sex-and-violence SF magazine 1984, we dangled Two-Headed
in front of the guys at Warren. They bought
other paintings from us; this one was probably a little too tasteful.
We probably should've nudged the alien's blaster a bit more in the
"Steely Dan" direction.
Escape From Pain
is our second of three album covers for Nashville thrash metal gods Intruder, from their
1990 EP of the same name. Intruder's versions of "I'm a Believer" and
"25 or 6 to 4" still bring tears to our eyes and blood to our noses.
Every couple of decades or so we assume the burden of topicality, dealing fearlessly with the, er, burning issues of the
day, as a quick click on The Quest
(1983) will show. Steve rendered the original in black color pencil and
at My Window is one of our most beloved grayscale marker &
airbrush paintings. The pencil drawing appears in Haunted House of
Lingerie 2; this version is making its debut right here, right now. If
you're partial to icky deadsters and the girls who love them, we've got
a project in the works that will have you reaching for the last moldy
bills in your rotting wallet.
Not long after seeing (and being
thoroughly confused by) The Matrix, Rich did a quick little sketch at a
local convention, which Steve turned into the neat little painting
Woman in Black, which Bureau 13
impressario Nick Polotta acquired as the cover for his RPG sourcebook.
Nick also commissioned what became one of our most popular paintings
for his best-title-of-all-time novel, That Darn Squid God.
We were briefly involved with a nascent
local RPG publishing community, and It's Only a Game was a result
thereof. It's from our kitchen sink period, when Rich was drinking lots
of coffee and composing with lots of fiddly little bits of detail,
mostly to no good effect. You have to admit that's one heck of
an alien dog, though. Steve painted this on acetate, which accounts for
the somewhat subdued color values.
was part of a commercial project for a game-related company, and it
begs the question, why aren't a cetain percentage of women out there
standing around like this more often?
To see nice big scans of the images from
our Art Fantastix/F&L Gallery book, go to http://www.artfan.net/, click on
Fantasy Art, and then Fastner & Larson.