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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Get Ready to Cringe- the Heavy Metal Teen Art of M.O'C!
At around the tender age of 19/20 I had a brief spurt doing art for the coolest comic magazine of the '80s, Heavy Metal (I even had a "Heavy Metal" emblazoned Members Only jacket as contributor proof). I just came across this 6 page psychedelic spin-art medley of rock 'n roll, violence, religion and "what was I thinking?!" that I had whipped up in hopes of seeing published in their sci-fi pages.
Heavy Metal (not surprisingly) took a pass on this comic story, and years later, upon reflection, the editor told me that that was the moment she realized that she would NEVER let me do anything in color for the magazine.
I've only glanced at a few of the panels and found them so horrifically cringe-worthy that I knew if I read anymore they'd go right back into the dark corners of the basement, so I half closed my eyes in order to post this oddity for the head-scratching enjoyment of all (for the first time ever).
If anything, I hope this example of my earlier stuff gives hope to all aspiring artists!