it's been 3 years this month since the launch of my weird little company, CRITICAL HIT.
Its been really amazing to connect to people through this format and to offer you stuff directly from me, instead of a 3rd party. Like a band or a big giant corporate company I would have done art for. I like to keep it small and connected to the people that like what I do! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting my art and checking in with me because I know there's no shortage of amazing artists to check out! THANK YOU!
This commemorative release is
A 24x36 inch silk screen that will keep your mind in a perpetual state of malevolent space exploration! Printed by the master minds over at Monolith Press, this print will demand your attention FOREVER!

There are two versions!
A standard run of a 100

A foil run of 20

The first 10 of each run sold will come with a randomly selected 5x7 painting I did on foil stock in honor of Halloween! If you are one of the first 10 you will be stoked out with something like this!

An original painting in a standard frame size!
I had to do something like this to show appreciation and love! Anyone who was part of the secret pre sale that I sent out a couple days ago get a small painting as well. You can subscribe to the monthly mailer tiger in on these discounts as well, but for now? GET READY FOR FRIDAY AT NOON! WHEN THESE PRINTS GO ON SALE!

HEY!!! Is this not the greatest BeerStein you have ever seen? There are a couple versions and they are all really affordable considering the detail and the work involved! i designed the art, the handle and the totem on the top based on the story from H.P. lovecraft..."TheCall of Cthulhu"
There are also stickers, shirts and prints available as part of the purchase! look below! click the link to see all the details and options from Portland's own, MunkStein company!!
They make perfect gifts and also they hold alot of Beer!!!


The full color version is a fired on decal applied over a low relief sculpt, giving some extra dimension to Skinner's original art. Top and bottom of the stein have a matt black glaze.
The Cthulhu stein is 11 1/2 inches tall with with a 3 1/2 opening and holds a full liter.

The High Relief Water Wash version has a highly detailed fully wrapped sculpt of Skinner's original art. A cobalt blue water wash glaze is then applied. Its a thing of beauty.
The Cthulhu stein is 8 1/2 inches tall with a 3 1/2 opening and holds a full liter.

Screen Printed Cthulhu Print. Signed edition of only 100

Pack of 4 pulpboard coasters and 3 vinyl stickers

Shirt Designs:

Cthulhu T-shirt

Dead and Dreaming T-Shirt


Here's the original artwork:

There are hushed aspects to our calm social order that somehow remain in the dark. Aspects and secrets hardly known to those going about their lives in an ignorant and forward fashion. It is not every one that can continue to tell the dark tales of the passed...some forget and some keep it to themselves..This is a breach of a collective pact that i tell you now, the secret of the vinegar drenched witch totems that have been plaguing the children of our world from Villages of yore to towns of the present! This madness of sacrificial children being offered must end, even if I am to die from sharing this arcane knowledge! The foul Pickle totems must be destroyed and halted from passing on once and for all! For once a child has the pickle baby in its hand, it is condemned as a target for its dark magic until they pass from this earth..If a child is to part with the totem or its necklace sigil is taken from off its neck, the horror of the Pickle baby is truly known! Its body grows and becomes whole. The twisting hungry being that has feasted viciously upon the flesh of so many young makes itself known! How many more generations must this endure? At what cost? This curse must end and It can..I have collected all 8 of the pickle babies from around the world and have carefully bagged them and sealed them from touching the flesh of any other being. I now need volunteers to take this burden on and to protect the children of this world from ever touching them again! Do not open these and Do not remove the dark Sigil from off their neck! Or else!! remember this poem that the children sang so many years ago as the tale was passed in hushed whispers from child to child!

The village mourns the birth once more, an earthly thing that writhes
From where it came, the dark and dirt, the water, a blood to thrive
The season dark, the sun now sets, the root comes into sour
Vinegar, heat, the cauldron speaks, a witch can claim its power
The evening sets, the leaves now wet, and as the parents call...
The children play, they find the dolls, we hear their voices fall...
" Don't remove it's leash or the pickles feast on we, the baby grows from small to big and takes us one or three. So keep the sigil, keep the sign, it keeps the beasts away, for if it falls from off its neck, it kills us all today!''

Cursed toys available Friday September 11th at noon
8 available
bagged and header, painted with V color
Do Not remove the necklace!
$100 each

In a few months I'm going to be releasing the "AZATHOTH INVOKED" print and throwing in these killer usb cards! USB Memory Direct printed my painting on them as you can see below and they look rad!
Here's the link to check them out! http://usbmemorydirect.com/
On each usb I will have the song I wrote for the time lapse. Get ready for it!

From the August 20th to the 23rd the NecronomiCon will be in full swing in Providence, Rhode Island, the lifelong haunt of HP Lovecraft! I'm going for the first time!! I am very excited because I'm a huge HP Lovecraft weird fiction nerd and a massive fan of the kind of strange cosmic horror and bizarre monstrous philosophies of what constitutes the smallness of man in a vast empire of a terrible writhing universe, that are present in his stories.. May the alien gods float on hot solar winds and come soon to take me awaaaaaaay!
But until then you will have to just read about it...
I did this new painting "AZATHOTH INVOKED"

a sort of uncontrolled wild motherfucker that can't be stopped and frankly, is just to hideous to behold!! But I tried to behold him or at least paint him for you to see. There's a high powered priest conjuring an Avatar of Azathoth right there. Look at him go! I also made a timelapse so you can see the painting be painted in real time and listen to unsettling melodies I created as well (with some amazing production help from Hal Rotter!)
A cool bonus about this whole thing? It will be one of the covers for the October issue of Heavy Metal Magazine! super bonus!

I am in the show with some other fantastic artists, and it is a great honor to be showing at the Providence art club with them!

Here is a link to all the info on that for further perusal!

The guest of honor is John Coulthart, of whom I am a great admirer! As well as Bob Eggleton! He has done some of the most iconic Lovecraftian paintings of the past ten years! And is also doing the interiors to Godzilla in Hell issue 2 coming out soon.. Anyways I do not want to blather on and on, I want you to see some previews of some of the amazing art that will be in the show!

by Bob Eggleton

"Abyssian Gazer" by Nick Gucker

"Yuggoth Cultures" by John Coulthart

"The Summoning" by Jeanne D'Angelo

"Ghooric Zone" by Robert H. Knox

by Santiago Caruso

"Summoning" by Liv Rainey-Smith

"Hands" Dana Glover

If you come out to the city wide celebration of HPL, I hope to see you!
I will also having cards with me to give out regarding the Cthulhu beer stein that is going to be available to purchase soon!
for more info visit: www.munkstein.com

Be careful what you create, because it can UNCREATE YOU!! is that a cool tag line from an old school horror movie or is it some kind of random threat from one of your angry parents? I'll let you decide! These amazing Japanese vinyl figures from Miscreation toys have an awesome old school vibe that I loved painting.Gave it a vintage robo feel with the creepy head design to give it more of an evil presence, Of Course!

they go on sale Friday august 14th at noon pacific
painted with V color and come with big ass headers like you like em!


$250 each
-approx 14.5" inches tall
-Bagged with giant header cards
-Only 6 figures available

In keeping momentum with my love and admiration for the sub level of art direction and historical mixing of drugs and art, I am continuing to release these black light reactive prints in the tradition of fantasy and terror. A dark room with brightly lit soft glow psychedelic demonology! This can be your dark room! Celebrating the vintage energy of an old black light poster with a monster manual deity leering back at you! That is my game, that is whats gonna happen. Printed using black light responive inks, some of these look like Bakshi animation cels in the and some look like nuclear energy mutation gods. Silk screened relics in a tradition I am bound to honor. Get a black light installation and see for yourself...and the good news is? Even without a blacklight they still look insane! Available in sets and individual from $15- $40! I am keeping these affordable so they can be in the hands of the people...
Now sit back and turn up the record! Turn off the lights and light up the joint!
5 color silk screen prints - Printed by the world famous Monolith Press
available at: www.shopcriticalhit.com

Welcome to my "I'm Not At Comic Con And Neither Are You" Releases!

I needed a break from all the Comic Con madness this year, but I'm still releasing a bunch of rad stuff specifically for all you people also not at Comic Con! Cause we can still party, right guys? Hell Yes we can! And to prove it, I'm unleashing a swarm of brand-new epic silk screen prints, all-over printed t-shirts, Wisdom of the Lurker packs...AND the the debut of my Abominox vinyl toy! www.shopcriticalhit.com

PLUS!! Enter the discount code "PARTY" at checkout and save 10% on ALL shirts & prints Friday through Sunday!*

Everything goes up for sale this Friday (7/10/15) at noon (PST) on the Critical Hit webstore. Keep your eyes posted!

*NOTE: the discount only applies only to shirts and prints purchased this Friday through Sunday!


NEW†All-over 'discharge' screen-printed on American Apparel shirts!†Made in The USA



Debuting for the first time ever! Abominox the forgotten one. Betrayed by the laughing gods in the sky, left to decay in the frozen northern wastes of some lonely hell! Abominox has one echoing thought pulsing in his screaming mind...Revenge! Revenge on those who left him to die! He will get it...It may take a millennia but he will have it.

$150 each
-12.5" inches tall - comes with two clubs.
-Bagged with giant header cards.
-Only 20 figures available


Limited edition "Wisdom of Lurkers" Print/Figure Pack

There are 2 sets options: Glow in the dark and classic solid black!
5 figures per pack! Each comes with TWO random giclee mini prints!

Witness the Lurkers in their natural poses, contemplating death, crawling ever silently, giving a piggy back to a young one, hiding, and crouching on a cyclops skull! All the things that a lurker does in it's time in between lurking on you and your family! Sculpted to size by the ridiculously talented David Arshawsky who knocks it out of the park every time! These 2 inch tall to 2.5 inch tall sculpted figures are unique reminders of a darker world just outside of our own.

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