Alex contributed two illustrations to our recently released tenth printed issue and took a moment to tell us a little more about his life in Portland, why he continues to make art, and what music he currently has on heavy rotation.
Portland-based illustrator Clark Jackson's friendly, yet gruesome cartoon illustrations exorcise some art demons from mid-century EC Comics to old Robert Crumb and 90s horror imagery. amadeus talks with Jackson about his first CD with a "Parental Advisory" sticker on it, watching Gremlins and Beetlejuice as a kid, and what he loves about having his worked printed on everything from a vinyl record to a t-shirt.
Ryan Bubnis will work with just about any material he can get his creative hands on. Whether it is a leftover scrap of sand paper, wood, or vinyl, or an object found on the side of the road. It is this inherently DIY and don't-waste-a-thing artistic candor that allows Bubnis to manipulate these varied objects into oddly shaped faces and abstract, pattern driven illustrations, paintings, and designs.
“I’m often at odds with my knowledge of art making versus my intuition. I’m constantly critiquing work in order to discover what makes a successful image. As a result, I’ve pared-down and simplified my imagery with an emphasis on shape-based art making,” says artist, Ryan Bubnis.
Fast-paced, ceaseless instrumentals in true sand-in-your-toes surf punk style is the name of the game for the Portland, Oregon trio known as Guantanamo Baywatch. But what happens when an established soundsation steps out of its cozy genre standards?