TIH 153: Nick Gucker on Art and Illustration, Weird Fiction, and Monster Magnet

TIH 153 Nick Gucker on Art and Illustrations, Weird Fiction, and Monster Magnet

In this podcast Nick Gucker talks about art, weird fiction, Monster Magnet, and much more.

About Nick Gucker

Nick Gucker’s art has appeared on the covers and the innards of numerous Lovecraftian, horror, and weird fiction publications. His illustrations embellish publications from Word Horde, Spectral, Deadite, Swallowdown, Eraserhead, Perilous, Splatterpunk, Blysster, Uncle Mike’s Woldwide, Ulthar, Eryx, Martian Migraine, Dunhams Manor, Dynatox, Lovecraft eZine, and Sinister Grin Press. In 2012, Nick won the Pickman’s Apprentice Iron Artist challenge at the Portland HP Lovecraft Film Festival and he created artwork used for the 2013 HP Lovecraft Film Festival posters and merchandise. Nick has exhibited his works in a variety of group gallery shows. In 2014, Nick had his first solo show at Spectrum House, “A Compendium of Curious Creeps”. Nick’s artwork has appeared in two music videos produced by Phil Mucci and Diabolik Films.

Show notes

  • [04:10] Interview start/ earliest memories of art and illustrations
  • [22:20] How to capture the weird in art
  • [28:05] Describing aesthetic and work
  • [31:35] Typical working day
  • [48:15] Current projects
  • [52:50] Work for Monster Magnet

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