This week’s “They see the Weird” is award winning Seattle artist Nick Gucker
“When not occupied whispering to insects and cataloging esoteric ephemera, Nick Gucker is typically perched at his art table conjuring up nightmare visions and freakish delights out of ink, charcoal and acrylic media. His art has frequently appeared in the pages of Strange Aeons Magazine , The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction, Dark Discoveries and online publications including the Lovecraft eZine and Thisishorror.co.uk. His illustrations embellished the innards of works by authors Cody Goodfellow and David Conyers and the covers of books from Blysster Press, Sinister Grin and others. Nick was the winner of the 2012 Pickman’s Apprentice Iron Artist challenge at the HP Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland and had the honor of creating the artwork for the 2013 HP Lovecraft Film Festival posters and T-shirts. Nick has also designed images for Skurvy Ink T-Shirts, honoring the works of various genre authors. Nick was featured in a gallery group show in Ketchikan, AK in 2012 and his pieces were on display in the Providence, RI Art Club in conjunction with NecronomiCon 2013. Nick will have his first solo show this October 2013 at Gamma Ray Games in Seattle, WA. In addition to his published work, Nick’s unique, one-of-a-kind custom commission pieces grace the walls and limbs of various and sundry patrons of the arts from near and far.”
Here are some of Nick’s personal favorites…..
‘Among the Dark Places of the Earth’ – illus. for a story by by Julio Toro San Martin.
A (~Big~) Fishy Menu – Illus. for a story by Joe Pulver for the Lovecraft eZine.
HPLFilm Festival Portland, OR 2013 poster.
Desolate Landscape – Illus. for a story in ThisIsHorror.co.uk
MIFFF Poster – The Phantasmanaut Caught in the Tentacles of a Cosmic Paradigm.
In Memoriam, Robert Nelson – for a Wilum H. Pugmire piece
MIGO – Print, art done on HP Lovecrafts birthday.
Ohonenutria Nouveau May 2013 – Cover art for Strange Aeons Magazine.
Hammer’s Rats in the Walls mock lobby card for Strange Aeons Mag.
Shroud Creepers book cover art for Vol. 1 – De-Compositions anthology by Blysster Press.
The Dance – for a Robin Spriggs prose piece in the Lovecraft eZine.
The Locked Door – for a story by Brian Sammons in the Lovecraft eZine.
Voice in the Night – Illus. for ‘Sargasso – William Hope Hodgson Journal edited by Sam Gafford.”
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