Friday, October 26, 2012

Henry Rollins and the Cereal Monsters

Two image posts in one hit. The first is a pen and ink sketch of Henry Rollins from his Black Flag years. I don't know who to credit for the original photo, but I saw it used as the cover of an old zine, and this was more or less just a test for some new pen nibs I bought. I think for a long time people have considered Hunt pen nibs the standard. I think they suck. They tear up any surface I work on so I looked elsewhere for a new solution. I read about Deleter comic pen nibs and bought a couple packs. Boy howdy, these things are incredible. The ink goes on the surface smooth, you can get real fine lines AND they don't tear up the surface. The Rollins test was created with a Deleter nib. 

Second image is the General Mills Cereal Monsters - Count Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry. I have a theory that the folks at General Mills should have created two other ghoulish themed cereals to complete the circle. The pentagram circle, that is, so that these five could get together to conduct spells after completing a Satanic circle jerk. After posting this image on my Facebook page, which you can "like" by clicking on the link below, it was brought to my attention that there used to be two other characters; Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy. So I guess at one point in history, the circle was complete. 

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