Maximus Mhrif (as his friends and familiars know him) is a veritable mage of the page, a wanderer through crags and moors and ruins armed with pen and pencils and a third eye, applying colors with a magisterial splash to seal the spell and dazzle his legion of followers, a growing phalanx that I count myself to lucky to fall-in with. I would march in Maxim Peter Griffin’s army even if he weren’t the exclusive designer of my avatars on twitter for two years running, but more on that in a bit. I want to share the subtle power of Griffin’s drawings. They fall somewhere between the unflinching incision of the woodcut and the inspired eerie craft of the automatic scrawl, as if the wind and the mountains and the witches of old unerringly guide his hand. Over the top verbiage, you say? Perhaps. In any event, the drawings speak for themselves.
Edge of the Place
Broad of Lincolnshire
Drax Avatar 1
Drax Avatar 2
Drax Avatar 3 (Onibaba)
Drax Avatar 4
Drax Avatar 5 (full)
Drax Avatar 5 (crop, final and current)
Amazing work, isn’t it? And we’re not just talking about the avatars, cool though they be—Maxim Peter Griffin’s strokes of pen and brush strike an elemental response rarely seen or felt. The good news is he works every day, producing wonders that you can see and share. Follow him on twitter and his site. Tell him
Satan Drax The Wind sent you, and he will respond with wonder.
Evil Kirk knows the score. Oh boy oh girl oh boy oh mutant. Stand by.
Readable, downloadable, and a fascinating glimpse of EMPIRE before it was Kasdanified.
PS: Pretty pictures returning soon.
Hi there. Something very strange is going on w/ my WordPress account. I have two posts ready to go that are very image-heavy and for some reason WP won’t allow me to upload them. IT’S A CONSPIRACY, obviously. I’ll get to the bottom of it. Hang tight, True Believers.
Non video-dependent posts coming to this site soon. Promise.
All your favorite TV detectives are here to help Twin Peaks’ Dale Cooper, who after 25 years agent can’t deal with this weird town alone anymore [to] solve a weird new case. Unfortunately- They’re probably weirder.
Don’t mess with Barbara Steel. She has Satan on her side.
Coil’s set of cues for Clive Barker’s successful leatherbound exploration of demonic sadomasochism are so bloody good, that if they’d actually been used on the film they’d easily have made the top 20. Sadly, the score remains unfinished, as the studio pulled the plug when they realized that Clive Barker was paying a cult British industrial act to write music for a million-dollar movie. Barker’s assertion that Coil were “the only group I’ve heard on disc whose records I’ve taken off because they made my bowels churn” is all you really need to know. And the existing few cues (which eventually made their way into the world, thank goodness) are a reminder of how bloody brilliant it would have been if they’d been allowed to finish. Christopher Young’s eventual hack-job absolutely pales in comparison.
From FACTMAG’s 100 Greatest Horror Soundtracks.