As many of you know My friend Hal Rotter has been helping as my assistant for little over a year now and has done alot to help expand my empire of art and brattiness..He is moving on to pursue his own career as he is a really great and esteemed metal and strange horror artist...He has worked with alot of great bands like Skeletonwitch and Cattle Decapitation and has helped assist me in creating art for bands and shirts as well..It has been great to work by him and I have learned alot and now he is going solo...so if you find yourself in need of album art, cd layouts, shirt designs or logos hit him up...He is really turning out some great stuff and this is his breakout year! 2012 year of the wizard!! here is some samples of his beautiful work!!
hit him up! 'like' his art page on Facebook or follow him on Twitter...


Hey..I just got all these prints in stock...I would have gotten Them sooner but i was out for a bit...Which is good because now it gives people a chance to get them where as they sold out immediately during the release coinciding with the show...printed by the world famous firehouse boys in the bay...Im really honored to present this poster...they are $60 plus $10 shipping...$70...and I have a few of the deluxe ones for a $100...on gold paper or solky silver and one on the aged looking paper as well...hit me up or paypal me my paypal is my email address.. skimmerdog2003@yahoo.com ...Ok then check it out!




Shit where do I start on this...Ok so the Butcher King's show was an incredible adventure with my buddy Alex Pardee..we got to really indulge in some weird action that was documented in video as well as the small Butcher Kings manifesto which is available for $10 on the Zerofriends site...I will have some with me at New York Comic con so come hit me up if you want one...they are pretty great and have most of the paintings from the show in them...LA was insane and I saw Wiz Khalifa at Universal Studios...did a great Podcast interview on smodcast.com...totally obnoxious and fun...If you want to hear Jenson try to keep me on topic, which lets be honest...is being "on Topic" really that important? Yeah that's what I thought...There's still some really affordable stuff left at Gallery 1988 (click here to view them) ..so get it while you can I think half the show is already gone so go check it...Here's some links to videos and interviews and such...
Funny or Die.com
-- G4.com and SpankyStokes.com also did write ups on our show! Go Check them out!




Also While I was getting ready for the Butcher Kings show I recorded with my heavy ass band Ungoliant for our upcoming album "No More The World of Man" we are going to release all the songs soon but heres one of them
buy the first track for $1
and a review by Doommantia.com...check it...also, follow or (like) us on facebook.com/ungoliantdoom


And so...I also just finished a poster for the Primus tour and I will be selling it as soon as I get back from Cuba on the 28th...I am really proud of it...its here on the Primus Facebook page



So...I am going to be painting live at New York comic con and selling very limited prints there with some other amazing homeys...check it here
...I am also selling custom Ollies at Lash's booth which I don't know where it is...Mutant Vinyl Hardcore...

be lookin' at our twitters or something...I personally will be selling custom Ultrus Bogs which will be as rad as the ones I did at San Diego Comic Con...So try and come find my ass and I will get you laced up...I will be at the LuLuBell booth on Saturday I think...maybe noon or something and then also chillin' at the art hustle booth...I don't know when exactly but i will tweet on my twitter as soon as I know...hit me up if you have any questions ok? peace out!


So one of the best if not the best and oldest art companies, Canson, is working with Beautiful Decay Magazine to give art grants to artists like me, who are dedicated to the exploration of the mind through art...I was humbled to have been chosen to recieve a grant to pick out some amazing supplies I, otherwise would not have tried..The fact that Canson is trying to actually reach out to young creators who could use the understanding and support, is really admirable...I will be creating the next couple bodies my work with the paints and supplies they hooked me up with...Check em out, theres a reason they have been around for so long!!

To read more about the wet paint grant click here!


HEEEEEY! heres a pic of the Mural i did for H space a couple months ago altogether in an easy to see kinda way..Havent been able to put it together this way.....its 40 feet by 18 feet tall!!!!!!


...also Heres some pics of the K street beautification project I did with the teens of the WIND center...working with them is very therapeutic for me and really puts the privilege of my life into perspective....young people trying to figure their lives out without parents or people that care...I love them alot...I can see their beautiful spirits while we joke and laugh and paint together...K street down here in sacramento is full of buildings that the city has reclaimed for some reason...its really stupid..this city could not be run by more emotionally unevolved disconnected and elitist morons...K street has been an endless project that millions of dollars has been wasted on by the Rockwellian delusions of a group of bickering adolescents we call "city council" oh yeah anyway...we put our paintings up inside buildings that have sat waiting to be used for something for years in an effort to quell the blight that is K street...It took the artistic efforts of some homeless teens to fix something that a council of overpaid miscreants could not...I am proud to say that I was apart of something organic and real that did something to brighten the day of people walking by abandoned buildings...I encourage everyone to do something in real time to change the conditions of their environment instead of waiting for people you don't know or trust to do something that you would not like anyway...WIND center rules!! Power to the people!
†Heres a link to the rest of the pictures on my Flickr! http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvMoCyk




Heres some flags I painted for my homies in the band Of Legends...stage banners for their upcoming tour...you should go check them out!!!! they are killing it right now!



Also I want to bring some attention to 2 local artists that live here in sacramento...amazing and brilliant people that I admire and respect....Gale Hart who is basically the hardest working artist in Sacramento whom I admire for her tenacity and ability..totally more powerful than anyone could guess by looking at her diminutive frame...an incredible animal rights activist and advocate for the arts in sacramento...I just wanted to share some of her stuff because it is severely underappreciated and crazy talented!!
http://www.galehart.com



Andy Steele is another local artist who just had a rad show at La Luz De Jesus in LA
(Click here to view his work at the gallery)...I have known him for a little while now and the dude is just ripping! getting better and better... was probably influenced byhis loose and splattery style for my last show on a subconscious level..or conscious..I cant tell the difference anymore but check out his stuff!! It rules....
http://www.andy-steele.com/


So yeah thats my post about some stuff...now I gotta get back to work on my show for October with Alex Pardeeee...
Gonna be bitchin'!!!





Did this bad boy for justin at Rocket Society...only have to do 666 more customs to get my soul back from him...peep it!! Metal is awesome!! check out all the rest of the photos by my wizard buddy Hal Rotter on my Flickr Profile


So Last weekend was insane and fun and bizarre at the Outside Lands Festival as I painted two 24 foot long murals and tried desperately not to feel old as I went...

The first day was cold but my white trash appalachian blood kept me going and I busted ass...Chez worked on an insane shark mural on the other side as Sam Flores and Nate VanDyke did their thing on the other side...I love these guys...The buff screaming cat head beast the first day

and the 2 rabbits gnawing on some skulls the next...one of the graff dudes from the other side wanted to do the skulls so I let him get in there...

The Black Keys were amazing and Phish did a really great Zappa cover...alot of amazing and loving people came by and hugged me up and hi fived and were really sweet...alot of kids on drugs really excited about something visual...alot of little kids having fun...It was great!! heres some pics....the stage with my blown up art looked really kick ass and roots played with my art up on it so I am happy!!!

So I am officially putting my figures up for sale...$500.00 and I will throw in some cool stuff and I will even help with the shipping...just hit me up and we will see whats what...skimmerdog2003@yahoo.com.........they are finished and coated and will be a ripper evil iconic lord over your other figures...this is no mere toy, this is a fine art nether sculpture which is ridiculously limited...Theres only 4 of each one left since Frank Kozik got the first batch...


Alex and I are starting work on our two dude show this† week...it will be at gallery 1988 october 6th...totally ridiculous and completely insane...I cannot wait to see what happens...I have loved the chemistry of absurdity I have with this guy and the show will surely reflect that!!! fuck yes!! More details on this soon my friends....

Also on the tail end of the much anticipated release of the Ultrus Bog figure will be some new LuLuBell projects coming your way!! I am really excited about these new " things" and I am sure you will be too as you get your little mitts on them!! a couple of other secret projects involving some larger scale figures and an ultra bizarre project that I am very excited about slated to release in a couple months...a very shadowy guy in an alley approached me and told me I was his, "guinea pig" so will will see what this holds for us all!! hahahaha
I would also like to thank everyone who has gotten into my Critical Hit line of extreme gamer wear and new prints!!! It is really cool to see people respond to it in such an excited positive way!!!




Hey! Thank you to EVERYONE who came to my opening saturday night at the shooting gallery! All the people who came from San Francisco and beyond...you won't know how much I think about it when I have a moment of quiet...That the reason someone like me can do what I do is because, I am offered the energy and consideration of friends and Strangers...I think about it often and so I will continue to be accessible and loving to everyone I can...I want to be having as much fun with everyone and scream loudly and long into the night with all my friends....Justin has been really good to me and allows me the space to take alot of risks in my art and grow as a weirdo and an artist..Dayna, jenny, Lauren and Tova are really supportive as well and let me laugh and annoy them so they are cool with me...My girl, Kristie who supports me so much everyday...I love her and she looked really cute at the opening with her shirt she made and her hair was all beautiful and smelled good!! anyways..all my friends that came and even the ones who offered me love from over the interwebs cuz they couldnt make it, THANK†YOU!! so heres some pics and such and vids if you havent seen them....





SO!! also!! This weekend is the OUTSIDELANDS†FESTIVAL in San Fran and they are using my art for the Twin Peaks stage so i am pretty excited about that!! if you go look at my obnoxious art 42 feet high by 24 feet wide! 2 of them! aaaahahaahahah!! so crazy...I am really stoked! I will also be there painting live and getting sunburned...come give me a hi five and some sun burn lotion ok?? ok great I will need that!! ---click to read more---





HEY!!! Comic Con Is Insane!! Made it back...my beautiful beautiful friends how I miss your little faces...Raged too hard...Screamed all night!..John Wayshak!! Dave Correia!! Paul Bustamante! These are the names of the people I stayed with...They are lovely...anyways...Im in talks with some interesting people about some cartoon show action that is going to be really fucking fun and could potentially spread my evil " wisdom" to others all across this world...Goddamnit if I don't see pictures of things I was doing that I barely remember...all kinds of breakdancing and yelling and interrupting award shows and shit...I hope people still want to talk to me...if they don't, well...fuck it...I will make it up...Ok so! For my Solo Show Saturday August 6th, I made some promo videos to talk about my new work, Knife throwing skills and to introduce the world to my number one psycho fan, who won the number one psycho fan of me contest...Here are the videos...ok the show is called " The Fragile Art Of Existence" because I have felt like existing in the last couple of months and years even has been an incredible and intense series of personal evolutions...I am overthrowing control and serious need to dominate my art in exchange for an experimentive and present mindful new direction...Please come to the opening in San Francisco if you can...



...Also Friday!!! Tomorrow night at the Minna Gallery there will be a very special Minna Sketch night...The money made from the show will go to A young girl named Kelly who is struggling with Cancer and needs help with the bills...
Here is the info and all whom will be attending!...
"FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY, JULY 29TH, 111 MINNA, you will not want to miss what is sure to be THE BEST SKETCH PARTY THAT SF HAS EVER WITNESSED. (And yes, you will want to re-read that statement out loud using your best Monster Truck announcers voice!) This sketch party ThunderSlam comes together to help raise funds for Kelly Malone, founder of The Indie Mart & Workshop SF, as she goes battle royale against an advanced stage of cancer AND squares off against the mounting hospital bills and chemo drug costs that have reared their evil heads. Hosted by SF artist Kelly Tunstall and WorkshopSF, this event offers a one-time opportunity to pick up affordable works drawn on the spot by an amazing lineup of Bay Area big guns. There will also be submitted art for auction, as well as special edition designs screen printed on WorkshopSF's favorite never-leave-home-without-i​t accessory: the beer koozie. DJ Sonny Phono & Romanowski will keep the hips bumping while the nimble drawing fingers do their thing. This is the second (and final) "Help Kelly Kick Cancer" fundraiser. It will be a fantastic night, and will support one rad lady. BE THERE!"
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS + ARTIST LINEUP + DATE/TIME

Here are 5 - 11"x17" paintings I did that Will go for $100 each!! Good ass deal!! I will also be sketching and painting all night...
various hideous things you will love and your mom will hate...I hope to see you there...
Much love from my goblin heart to your face!!! Talk to you soon!!!
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Hey!! I will be at the San Diego Comic con going apeshit nerd level alpha and you should come to my booth and say "Wazzup" I am so happy to be teamed up with Dave Correia and Jon Wayshak!!
These are two of the most impressive graphic visionaries of our time and I will be in the booth with them gummin' up the works..I will try not to annoy them too powerfully or often but let's see what kind of zany comic con magic I can whip up..I can't wait to see everybody's new stuff this year..My only regret is that Kristie can't be there this year as it is our 7th comic con anniversary..She will be at her grandpa's 90th birthday...but I will bring her back some stuff...anyway...this is what's going on...I am releasing a super limited 10 piece Black Acid Lurker which is the best toy you will ever see in your life ever and that's a fact forever...It is the only toy that has been officially endorsed and approved by Charles Manson...

The Lurker got his hands on some really high grade shit and has now been coerced by his hippie cult leader to drop out of College and tune into a higher plane of Lurker virtue and wisdom...

Critical Hit will be unofficially launching...New limited prints and Shirts...The shirts rule your face..


The Ultrus Bog will finally be available and unveiled at My booth and the Lulu Bell booth..I will have two customs I have done for sale as well..


I am going to do a super limited print signing at the Dragatomi booth on Saturday at 3:00..right before that from 2:00-3:00 I will be at the Hi Fructose booth signing copies of the Suggestivism book..Nathan Spoor and Ron English will also be there signing as well as othe's I don't know about yet..but everybody in the book is the best artist ever so it will be incredible no matter what..I am stoked just to be next to these people in print and at a table..before that I will be at the data dub toy symposium with L'amour Supreme and Greg Rivera, both Mishka art warriors and I think they are both district managers for the 3 White Castles in Williamsberg, so you know the dudes be stackin'...Also theres a rumor that Alex Pardeezy might be there..So that is my saturday...nothing else really planned except hang out with the Washburn boys over at the Color Ink booth..These guys are my moonshine vikings and I love them so go check them out..the mini Toxic Lurker came out! It's the radioactive one that Ronald Reagan endorsed way back in the day...It's made out of recycled plutonium megazorbz so handle it with care and you should be alright..COLOR INK !

These are some of the other limited prints that will be available at Comic Con!



Anyways Please come say hi and I will try to be there as much as possible and not be a flake...Thank you so much for going to Comic Con because its a spiritual art/nerd/fun/friendship experience if you want it to be...Cool have a good one!
So Zombie cat is all good and taken care of....I went to go visit him at his new home with my friend Christina who is so sweet and kind...AND responsible which is really good for me so that I don't have to worry about my little buddy...I went over to go take his stitches out of his little arm and got this great pic of Christina holding little Zombirellie..His fur is soft and clean, His little face is healed up and he is super happy so that is a happy ending for the little howling street roamer...

Finished some killer shirt designs for Holy Grail and Skeletonwitch...
They are two ripper bands I really like and am happy to get evil for them..Im gonna do a couple more for them in the next month or so...they are great and easy to work with..My buddy Hal Rotter also did some designs for Skeletonwitch also and I got to pose for one of them which is rad! check his stuff out at RottingGraphics....He has really stepped his game up and is wrecking shit!

Another Ridiculous thing I did was work on a panel that is going to be apart of the worlds largest clock at Burning Man this year...It is actually sponsored by the Guinness Book of World Records which is a rad nerd bonus for me...Its kind of a killer nerd dream come true...Anyway..they are going to have a bunch of artists do the art for the different sides of the markers of time and theres going to be lasers and shit...I dont know...some burning man type shit...I wont be going but your parents might and they can tell us all about it! boooom...heres the panel i did...the theme is supposed to be Rites of Passage...

I did mine based on David Icke and his reptillian agenda...And Im pretty sure that reptiles ass rape and impregnate burnt out rockers in order to fulfill world domination...Hey!! dont look at me like that!! Its the reptillian agenda man!! This shit must be stopped...also my friend Kirsti told me about a snake man that comes out at night and rapes..I thought that was kind of cool..and the burn out rapee is holding a chilli limer which is awesome!! I could drink like 20 of those things and just thrash into the middle of hollow earth...tell you what...You keep me drunk on bud light lime twist chilli limers and i will smash reptiles all night...why not...

So I also did this shark painting to raise money to stop shark finning...Im sorry Chinese traditions but shark finning sharks into extinction is fucked over x a million and its stupid...I will drink 20 limers and punch all that soup out of your old wrinkled traditionalist head...cuz im a dick like that and i love animals more than your stupid last tooth hanging in your ancient shrunken apple head..Its just begging to get punched out...anyways its true...stop eating tiger dicks and shark fins you fucking weirdos...just stop eating meat alltogether and kick back and have a bud light chilli limer with me!!!.....

also, Heres some more random pics of my pieces for the Shooting Gallery show on my Flickr page, The Fragile Art of Existence opening August 6th! So yeah I did all this stuff and played music with my band...we are going to record in september...we have these shirts for sale of our killer band..UNGOLIANT.. only $12 bucks! can you fucking believe it? Pick one up on our new webstore http://ungoliant.storenvy.com

Have fun on 4th of July you crazy bastards!!! I love Kristie Harris!
peace homies....skinner

So Hurley opened up an incredible art space for artists to really go all out on in installation mural form some years ago..Dalek, James Marshall is the curator and he asked Bwana Spoons, Justin " Scrappers" Morrison, Martin Ontiveros and myself to come down here and basically challenge ourselves to see how big we could go with vision, impact and scope of psychedelic intention and love of creative expression...as of now we are five days into it and this has been the most incredible experience in sharing such a large space completely supported and advocated by the folks here at Hurley...we have had an amazing assistant by the name of Cody Lusby who is also an amazing young artist who looks alot like David Crosby...look out for him because he is also a great artist and painter...
The show opens Saturday at 6:00 and it is absolutely going to rule...H Space here at Hurley international...the address is 1945 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa Ca 92627...If you live in LA or San Diego you should really try and make it out!! It is going to be alot of fun...I am really honored to have shared this time with my favorite mountain men from the pacific northwest..Bwana, Scrappers and Martin are easily blowing away my understanding of what they were capable of..their work ethic and ambitious vision is really humbling..I will always look back on this experience as a really valuable time in my art career..in my life...Please check out the teaser vid and pics...If you want to see even more personal vids of us together creating go check them out on scrappers facebook page and his flikr...hope you can make it out!!!! when its done I will post more pics for those of you who cant experience it in real life!!! Have a good one, skinner


So a couple weeks ago this ratty looking black cat came around trying to eat all my cats food and have his little horny cat way with them...I stalked him for a couple days and he would run away into someones yard..where I might get shot if I jumped the fence..My neighborhood is a good place to get shot so I choose not to go after him when that happens...I got to earn his trust little by little and fed him on the porch one day and saw that he had a huge wound on his arm...his left arm must have absessed after a fight or something...his face was scratched up really bad and chunks of his ear were missing..he looked like a zombie cat...this is what a cat in a george Romero movie would have looked like if it came back from hell...I still loved him...maybe even more because I can relate to the world making you eat shit and he certainly seemed to have had his fill...at night one time the wind blew open the side door and I heard him just yelling at the top of his little lungs in the house...surprisingly my other cats didnt seem to care...I think he was trying to give out some sexy cat wailing but the girls didn't seem to care...anyway I came running down the stairs and he took off..I saw that bloody little wound shining in the night...Eventually I caught him and got him to a shelter for his wounds and to see if he was ok...They patched him up and hes still healing and he got neutered and he doesnt have cat AIDS or Feline Leukemia which is a miracle for a cat that seemed to have been running the seedy underbelly of cat business in the underworld..hes really affectionate, talkative and sweet...I went and got him from the Shelter and am giving him his little medications and such but I would really like to get him a nice home...He is a really amazing little person and has seen alot...If you can get into the fact that a damaged little traumatised person can have a new life with love and understanding You should meet Zombie Cat Xerxes!! He is amazing!! Indoor and outdoor! Thanks for your time!!!
The show Im working on for the Shooting Gallery titled.. "The Fragile Art of Existence" ...is going to be alot more introspective and meditational...Im not rushing anything and I am experimenting alot more...Im a little less preoccupied with how angry I am about the darkness and injustice of the world and I am more focused on my own personal journey to find peace with my own anger about the issues I care about...What good is being alive if I can't enjoy it...This is alot less aggressive showing of my art...

Photos by Hal Rotter


Sitting here A couple days before the apocalypse...Kinda coming down with a flu and working on new stuff for my show at the Shooting Gallery, The Fragile Art of Existence...Maybe god will intervene and take us and sort us out...Oh well..Im going to keep painting...Heres an article about the math behind the apocalypse..kind of hilarious and trippy...the quotes from the people involved are goddamn hilarious...http://t.co/JeyPeHr
Questions have been circling. Rumors flying. Myths abound. Buzz and excitement stirred about tomorrow's pre-sale of Skinner's first vinyl figure. Here's a few last words from everyone's man in Japan, Luke Rook, as he tries to answer some of your questions. Or maybe create more....

"Have you ever tried to take a picture of the sun with your eyes? You will never, it's radiant glow is too awesome. Now imagine you had to capture the power of something at least 5x hotter. It just can't be done.

The same can be said for our newest bundle of radiant bliss by Skinner, Ultrus Bog. I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that there will be no final production shots posted tomorrow or anytime soon. That's the bad news I guess, depending on your perspective. Some people embrace chance. Like being surprised. Others want to know exactly what they are shelling their good, hard-earned cash on.

What I can say is;

Test shot color is TBA. By nature of a test shot, they use whatever color they happen to have on hand. Sometime you end up with a really amazing teal or vibrant red and other times you get doo doo brown. It's a test. That's part of the fun.

The mystery release will be an exclusive with a super awesome JP toy company. We like shaking the hands of awesome.

There is a very good chance that every order will come with a special omiake. A reward for believing in us.

The next Skinner figures to be produced will be two part minis, the servants to their full sized masters. With every bit as much insanity in a smaller package, if not more.

The slots available are not open runs, there is a threshold. They may sell out in a minute, and hour, a day, a week. Who knows?

Really, the only thing we know for sure, is those you you prepared to dive unabashedly out of your comfort zones won't be disappointed. "

See you tomorrow at Noon Pacific if you dare! :)
Welcome! This is a new site That I really, really needed...An archiving of the many strange things I have done for the last 5-6 years...Not everything, as I don't have pictures of everything I have gotten into but, It is still alot of stuff to check out...The boys over at Rocket Society built this site and I cannot thank them enough for How much time and care they put into it to make it really Good!!! If you want a ripper website, you should get ahold of those cats...amazing people I have learned to love! Anyways...Here it is...i will be adding stuff to it all the time and My friend Hal has busted his ass to upload all the content and helped me get it looking so intense...I never would have gotten it to look nearly this good if he didn't basically do it all..I did all the bratty comments of course...This is a clear and cohesive examination of what I have done, where I have been and what I have made in the last couple of years...Check it out! It's totally ridiculous...Oh yeah i made some inspirational/ Motivational commercials to let people know about my new site!! Enjoy!!
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