Album artist and Bloody-Disgusting favorite Aaron Crawford has released a limited 50 edition run 13×16 print entitled “Chucky Cheesin’” that pays homage to one of the most iconic movie villains of all time: Chucky! You can check out images of the print below.
Crawford explains his inspiration, “Growing up, and just getting HBO at home and being exposed to countless horror movies for the first time was pretty awesome, but scary. I used to stay up late to see which movies would come on after dark. One night, a movie came on called “Child’s Play” and it scared the shit out of me. I was a kid, and I had a doll VERY similar to the CHUCKY doll, so once I made it all the way through the movie, I told my mom to get rid of it, or hide it, because I was afraid it was going to wake up after I fell asleep, and try to do some sort of incantation ritual on me or something. I’ve since grown up and no longer have dolls. Or a fear of them coming to life to murder me.”
The print can be ordered here. You can also read our exclusive interview with Crawford here. READ MORE
Remember a few days I posted a story about album artist Aaron Crawford painting his version of Toxie from The Toxic Avenger? Well, it turns out that Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman was so impressed and taken with Crawford’s version that Lloyd asked him to do the same thing to him! Well, Aaron put together such an awesome painting that Kaufman made it his official twitter picture. Talk about an honor!
Here’s a quote from Aaron: ”After the silly painting I did of Melvin, I was asked by TROMA founder, and creator of The Toxic Avenger himself, Lloyd Kaufman, to create a monster version of him to hang in their office! So, I did! Meet, CITIZEN LLOYD! I am fanning out a little bit, since Lloyd has been behind some of the funniest, most brutal horror movies of modern time. Poultrygeist, Luther The Geek, etc. Truly an honor.”
Check after the jump to see Lloyd Kaufman looking suspiciously like me first thing in the morning.
Album artist Aaron Crawford
is one of those guys who paints stuff you either love or hate. Personally, I’m a huge fan of his twisted art styles that seem to capture the most deformed, disgusting, vile, putrid abominations this side of Midian.
Well, the man is back with a painting of Toxie, the always lovable hero from The Toxic Avenger series! Not only is it a great painting of the iconic mutant, but Troma master Lloyd Kaufman himself gave it two thumbs up!
Aaron Crawford: “The Toxic Avenger is one of my favorite Troma movies. It’s considered a classic, and the perfect story of the nerd who’s bullied turned vigilante superhero monster murderer, mangling everything in his path!
Melvin, (who later becomes Toxie) was dancing around in a pink polka dotted suit with his mop RIGHT BEFORE he fell into the toxic sludge.
This is my tribute painting to that scene. MELVIN!”
Check out the painting after the jump and make sure to pick up your very own copy of his mini-book, In Through The Mouth
, available here
Editor’s Note: The art show is in Augusta, not Atlanta. Album artist Aaron Crawford will be premiering his first solo art show, ‘Pause And Claws’, on May 6th at Sky City in downtown Augusta. The art pieces center around strange and wondrous (read: terrifying) animals straight from Aaron’s mind. Aaron has done artwork for such bands as Attila, Suicide Silence, After The Burial, Veil Of Maya, Kittie, The Used, and more. Check out some examples after the jump as well as an exclusive quote for Bloody-Disgusting.
Recently, I got the chance to catch up with sisters Morgan and Mercedes Lander of Kittie. Touring with Devildriver and Kataklysm, we spoke about touring, a new album and, of course, horror. Both Morgan and Mercedes are big horror fans, so make sure to check out the interview to see just how deep their passion lies!
Also, while at the show, I noticed an official Kittie shirt
designed by horror artist Aaron Crawford
). Heads up: He’ll be part of an art show called Night Of The Neon Creeps starting Friday, October 1st at Sky City in Augusta, Georgia. The art show will be running all of October. To stay on top of the details, follow Aaron on his Twitter
Check out this sweet preview
of one of his paintings featuring a horror icon we’ve all come to know and love (hint: One, two….)
I’m excited to bring you readers another awesome Bloody-Disgusting exclusive interview! For all of you, I got several questions answered by badass artist Aaron Crawford. He tells us about his inspirations, how horror influences his art and his style, some of his favorite musical artists as well as some of his favorite horror movies. He also sent forth many examples of his work, so check after the jump to see it all!
Aaron Crawford has done work for some of the leading names in rock and metal. Some of his previous clients include Suicide Silence, Woe of Tyrants, The Used, Attila, Veil of Maya, Into Eternity, Himsa, After The Burial, Abigail Williams, Necro, and many more.
So, I recently got into the art of Aaron Crawford and, while checking out his website, I stumbled across a music video for Health ‘We Are Water’. This video was directed by Eric Wareheim of ‘Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job’ fame. To say that it is bloody doesn’t really come close to it. It’s a great spoof of the ‘terrified woman running in the woods from a machete-wielding psychopath’. Also, men be warned, your nether region will recoil in horror.
Enjoy the video and let me know what you think in the comments!