Skinner is a self-taught artist living in Oakland, California who has meticulously crafted a balance of extraordinary mural work, bizarre and antagonistic installations while maintaining a prolific commercial career. Influenced by 80’s pop culture, human struggle, myths and violence, “Dungeons and Dragons”, and the heavy metal gods, Skinner’s mind is one of psycho social mayhem fueled by a calculated chaos. His work has been shown all over the world in various museums, universities and galleries. He has been an ambassador of the alternative arts movement in countries ranging from Russia, Cuba, Japan, Europe and all across the United States. Don’t be surprised if you see one of his murals on a small side street in Scotland or some tiny village in Russia. Skinner has and continues to bring his own very specific weird art to anywhere in the world that can handle it. Skinner’s work has been celebrated in various publications including Blisss, Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose, and Beautiful/Decay as well as numerous European publications. In the fall of 2012 Skinner launched his own art and apparel company called Critical Hit. Realizing that his art is better kept in the hands of people who appreciate it on a day to day basis, he applied his strange visions and humor to an affordable media where fans of his work can find giclee and silkscreen prints, his hardback book “Every Man Is My Enemy”, t-shirts featuring his one of a kind designs, custom toys and figures, patches, buttons, zines and more!
I like to celebrate small things that are a big deal, unappreciated moments or objects, depth, warmth and atmosphere.
Dave Olteanu is a tattooer and illustrator, and works at Tattoo & Piercing Shop in Erina, New South Wales, Australia. Dave’s a proud daddy, skateboarder for life, music lover, and a film nerd.
Bio coming soon.
Mikey McKennedy (aka: Bossdog) lives in Portland, OR. He works as an independent artist and designer and is one of the creative engines behind Sizzle Pie and Pizza Party HQ. He is happily married to a woman named Sam and together they have a dog named Bud.
After graduating as an illustrator from the St. Joost Art Academy (Breda,NL) in 2008, Maarten has crafted art, illustrations and logos for musicians, bands, record labels, artists, magazines and music venues, in an attempt to combine his art with a passion for music. Maarten occasionally exhibits his work, and since 2009 he has regularly contributed art to the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg.
Maarten’s primary focus as an illustrator is on personality and authenticity. He uses his sketchbook and personal interests as a launching point, where every idea is equally important, and anything can ignite a spark. His goal: to create powerful, expressive images that are recognizable, unique, and breathe personality. His work is known for its surreal, experimental, almost dreamlike qualities.
Alexis Ziritt is an illustrator by day and up-and-coming comic book artist by night. He’s originally from Venezuela but now resides in sunny Florida. Some of his works include: designs for groups such as Mastodon, Cage, and Prefuse 73; concept art and storyboards for movies and T.V.; Complex Magazine; published short comics in BARSOWIA Magazine (part of a Galicia collective with David Rubin and Emma Rios), plus his own comic series “Rudo”, “MEKANO TURBO” and the upcoming project “The Package”; and t-shirt designs for his own company called FISTFUL APPAREL. Alexis has recently done freelance work for WWE Magazine, PaperWallet, Patagonia and The Levitation Project. He is also doing the cover art for BOOM! Studio’s comic “Loki: Ragnarok and Roll”.
Alexis’ style is a influence of old mexican comics like El Santo, Kaliman and Fantomas, and the great lucha libre movie lobby cards. He’s quickly getting the attention of artists in the indie comic world, such as Nathan Fox, who included Alexis’ art in his FLUORESCENT BLACK Book. Alexis was also part of the 2011 Harvey Award winning POPGUN Vol. 4 published by Image Comics with his MEKANO TURBO story.
Alexis is part of the super comic books art collective Out Of Step Arts.
Jason Cruz began his career in the action sports industry designing snowboard graphics for Joyride Snowboards. During this time he was also taking his art to the streets of Southern California as a graffiti artist. After giving art school a shot, Jason became Art Director for Arnette Sunglasses and then later, Sanuk Sandals.
In 2006, Jason was hired by Mattel’s Hot Wheels brand as designer for their Lifestyle department. It was during this time at Hot Wheels that Jason was inspired to pursue his passion of custom cars and bikes. He began to focus his creative efforts on automotive and cycle illustrations. Jason has designed numerous die-cast cars for Hot Wheels, Jada Toys, and Johnny Lightning as well as product for Felt Bicycles, Scorpion Helmets, Spyder and numerous action sports companies.
Since 2006, Jason has focused primarily on T-Shirt design, creating graphics for Quiksilver, Harley-Davidson, Hanes, Loser Machine, and various other companies. His work has been featured in the books “Surf Graphics” and “Kustom Graphics II” published by Korero Books. His illustrations have been seen in magazines such as Spin, Arkitip, Juxtapoz, Dice, Street Chopper, Traditional Rod and Kulture, Car Kulture Deluxe, and Ignite ( from Japan).