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).
Brian Profilio the drummer for The Budos Band and a NYC school teacher.
Bio coming soon.
Born and raised in Wendell, North Carolina, artist Gorgeous George has gone on to produce some of the most recognizable images in the chopper scene today. He produced the very first cover for Show Class Magazine, and has teamed up with the likes of Death Science, Doom Cycle, Loser Machine, Old School Helmets, and countless others to create works of art for a wide range of stuff that’s cool. When he’s not drawing or painting, GG can often be found skating, shooting, fishing, or tearing it up on his XL.
Tim Granda is an animator out of Michigan, and is the director of the upcoming animated film THE PLANET OF DOOM. He runs the online biker art ‘zine Doom Cycle, writes for Show Class Magazine, and is a co-owner of RIFF LODGE ANIMATION with David Paul Seymour. Tim attended the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and has worked and recorded for the infamous NYC club CBGB/OMFUG. He was one of the original Greasy Dozen, a member of the Mystical Freaks, and his chopper “Devotchka” was featured in The Horse Magazine.