Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010


New tale. New artist. Everyone please welcome Jason McAloon. He's got a totally unique design style unlike anything I've posted before. And now, in Jason's own words:

"I'm an artist/designer in Chicago.
Always seeking opportunities to work with people in the entertainment, music, and creative avenues.
Influences/Inspirations include fog, running, horror vacui, glitch, minimalism, outsider art, Swiss design, Troma movies, and the book The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot.

I'm borderline reclusive. I have since childhood experienced chromaesthesia, where sounds and words evoke images of colors and different shapes."

Check out Jason's site for more incredible design work and follow him on Twitter for news on developing projects.

Words by Stiles. Art by Jason McAloon.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Six-Word Tales and Greg Ruth's 52 WEEKS PROJECT team up once again to bring you summer's biggest crossover mega-event! (Actually, we decided to continue with our Lynchian inspired series of illustrations and stories.)

Twin Peaks turned 20 a couple of months ago and it brought back all kinds of vivid memories from when I first watched the show.  One of my most terrifying TV experiences of all time was seeing "Killer BOB" hiding at the foot of Laura Palmer's bed.  In true David Lynch fashion, the entire concept for BOB came about as a "happy accident."  Click here, and Mr. Lynch will tell you all about it.

Some are scared to look into the abyss, but the mirror can often speak a different kind of truth.  Twin Peaks showed us that sometimes BOB was waiting on the other side of the glass.

Words by Stiles.  Art by Greg Ruth.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ride On

The above illustration was done by my good friend Greg Ruth for his ongoing 52 WEEKS PROJECT. The passing of Dennis Hopper had us both flashing back to our first terrifying encounter with Frank Booth from BLUE VELVET. It's one of the all-time great film characters, spun right out of a nightmare.

For the six words this week, I'm paraphrasing from Mr. Hopper himself. I was looking for a quote from one of his many films, but I thought his own honest words were more interesting. Here is the full quote:

"There are moments that I've had some real brilliance, you know. But I think they are moments. And sometimes, in a career, moments are enough."

Here's to the many moments... and much more.

Words by Dennis Hopper. Art by Greg Ruth.

(And please visit the 52 WEEKS PROJECT for weekly portraits of fascinating people and imagined persons.)