A psychedelic slice of various pieces made for shows, commissions, and projects over the last couple years. Acrylic, airbrush and ink on canvas, paper or wood.
Joe Carver is an indie toy designer whose penchant for manufacturing toys using sketchy chemicals unleashes the latest character in the killer doll genre of horror in Budfoot.
Budfoot stars Henry Zebrowski (Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell, Last Podcast on the Left) and artist SKINNER (Mastodon videos, High on fire, the Black Plot, Drawing With Skinner), and was directed by James Sizemore (The Demon’s Rook, Goat Witch) and Tim Reis and media team (Bad Blood: The Movie, Mastodon, Asleep in the Deep) from a script written by Akom Tidwell. Special effects were handled by Shane Morton (Cheddar Goblin from Mandy, Rob Zombie’s Halloween) and VFX team Rock and Egg.
In the Necronomicon Pop Up Book, Skinner teamed up with Poposition Press to create a three dimensional book featuring pop up scenes from five seminal H.P. Lovecraft tales: The Dunwich Horror, At the Mountains of Madness, The Call of Cthulhu, The Shadow Out of Time and The Colour Out of Space.
A short film by Skinner and Hey Beautiful Jerk set to the tune of AHigh On Fire’s ‘The Black Plot.’
Unbox Industries also produced three vinyl toys based on characters seen in the video:
In “Drawing with Skinner” each show pairs Skinner with a special guest, adding their own unconventional personality to the episode. Guests include Blake Anderson , Buzz Osborne of the Melvins and Andree Vermeulen of the show “Angie Tribeca.” Five episodes were produced by Super Deluxe.
For the video Mastodon teams up once again with Once More ‘Round The Sun’s cover artist Skinner to push the boundaries of psychedelia as far as they can. Skinner is the mastermind behind “Asleep in the Deep.” The video tells the psychedelic and epic journey of a house cat who unknowingly travels into a bizarre gypsy catacomb where it encounters a giant bullfrog, a three-headed evil rat king, cat gnomes, cheese slaves and a warrior squirrel.
“Asleep in the Deep” is directed by Atlanta-based director, Video Rahim, and co-directed by Special FX guru, Shane Morton (Head of SPFX Make-Up on Adult Swim’s Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell) and Skinner. Hey Beautiful Jerk, a NYC-based design and visual effects boutique, provided creative direction and all post production services. The creator and co-director of “Asleep in the Deep”, Skinner, has this to say about the video: “This concept was birthed out of my curiosity about what a cat really does at night while we are asleep,” says Skinner. “Where do they go? Cats have a very mysterious myth to them and I thought it would be cool to explore that, as little nocturnal heroes. I decided to put a sort of Joseph Campbell hero myth spin on it and add some Jodorowsky psychedelia as well. I’m more than excited about the way it came out! I love it!”