Roland Shirt

For those unfamiliar with Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner, he’s a character from a classic song by Warren Zevon. I wanted to find a t-shirt with him on it and couldn’t find one so I made my own design… Random fact: The film The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2 has characters named Nick Van Owen and Roland Tembo, as a tribute to the song.

Not my best work but it passes...
Not my best work but it passes…

Available for purchase here: http://society6.com/NicholasPfeifer/Roland-The-Headless-Thompson-Gunner_T-shirt#11=49&4=80

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Ring in the New!

Happy New Year 2014

 

Ring in The New!

Ring in The New!

Time

Pink Floyd

Ticking away the moments
That make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours
In an off-hand way

Kicking around on a piece of ground
In your home town
Waiting for someone or something
To show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine
Staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long
And there is time to kill today

And then the one day you find
Ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run
You missed the starting gun

And you run and you run
To catch up with the sun
But it’s sinking

Racing around
To come up behind you again

The sun is the same
In a relative way
But you’re older

Shorter of breath
And one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter
Never seem to find the time

Plans that either come to naught
Or half a page of scribbled lines

Hanging on in quiet desperation
Is the English way

The time is gone
The song is over
Thought I’d something more to say…

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Almost 400 Downloads for All Hallows’ Curse!

 All Hallows’ Curse had a pretty good run during it’s promotional period, just under 400 downloads. Thanks to everyone who downloaded the book, I hope you enjoyed it, I know I enjoyed creating it. In a couple weeks I’ll throw a free St. Picklas promotion back up. Until then, my distopian, post-apocalyptic children’s book “A Triple Rad Day” is available for free download on amazon for the next 5 days: CLICK HERE! …if you want to. Thanks again!

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Still 4 More Days to Download All Hallows’ Curse FOR FREE!!!

Thanks for all the downloads, I had almost 90 downloads on the first day! There is still plenty of time to download and share “All Hallows’ Curse” with your friends. It is 100% free, but after Saturday it will be $1.99. If you did download it, what did you think? FEEDBACK IS WELCOME, take a minute to write a review if you can. Thanks everybody and I hope you like my weird little book…

Download it here!

For those curious here’s a sample…

The streets are filled with young ones out looking for a fright...

The streets are filled with young ones out looking for a fright…

 

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Uh, Days of Halloween, Day 11: Jack O’ Lanterns

So, I guess the 31 day thing kind of fizzled, I didn’t really anticipate having a life with actual responsibilities when I began my 31 Days of Halloween endeavor. However I will press on undeterred, not sure if I will fully recover but I will make posts daily”ish”!

So, Jack ‘O’ lanterns. 

From carved turnips to pumpkins, watermelons and various other hard shelled fruits, the Jack O’ Lantern has a storied history. Like many of our strange traditions this weird practice originated in the British Isles, more specifically Ireland. I really enjoy dark tales rooted in twisted up religious superstition. Living in expansive wooded areas sequestered from large population bases can really screw with your “Christian Sensibilities”. Small villages and isolated towns were breeding grounds for mystifying tales and fanatical superstitions. 

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 The Supposed origination for the tradition of carving Jack O’ Lanterns started with an Irish guy called Stingy Jack who pissed off the devil or something and got his face carved by an accursed leprechaun with a knife forged in hell or something… Here’s a better re-telling: http://www.history.com/topics/jack-olantern-history  

 

Traditionally we’ve been lead to believe that Jack O’ Lanterns are carved to ward off evil / scare away the ghosts and goblins that are running loose on Halloween. Almost something akin to what the Jews did during the first Passover, although I argue that painting blood all over our doorways and people actually dying at the hand of a supernatural force is much more Halloween appropriate than a carved fruit… And like costumes (which I’ll discuss later), Jack O’ Lanterns are becoming more and more wussy and impotent as time goes by. Instead of fearsome creatures designed to frighten even the most depraved goblin of the deep, nowadays people are content to carve Hello kitty and Twilight characters into their gourds.

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Sadly, I’m afraid today’s  Jack O’ Lanterns are no longer a satifactory replacement of the Headless Horseman’s discorporated coconut.

Terrifying!

Not my best edit, I had to use Microsoft Office…

 

So, to top off this succinct, all encompassing discussion on all things Jack o’ Lantern here are some cool ones!

 

 

Click the picture to follow the link!

Villafane Studios

Villafane Studios

 

 

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31 Days of Halloween, Day 8 (Late Again)… Time to decorate your computer screen.

The last few days have been pretty busy, I am determined to catch up during this long weekend… And hopefully Tuesday I’ll have a Halloween announcement! Until then follow my link to some great High Resolution Halloween Desktop Wallpaper, there a little something for everyone!

 

Here’s the link:

http://maroonbeard.com/hq-wallpapers/hq-wallpapers-4-halloween/

"I Vant To Suck Your Blood!"

“I Vant To Suck Your Blood!”

 

 

 

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31 Days of Halloween Day 5: Donald Duck, Trick or Treat

Disney’s Halloween treat was always one of my favorite Halloween specials, it was just a bunch of random Halloweenish Disney cartoons edited and smashed into a hour long Sunday Night Family Special. My mom had a ton of Halloween cartoons recorded onto 20 different VHS tapes and I remember trying having to rewind and fast forward through all the other junk on the tapes to get to my favorite cartoons. The quality was terrible and there were usually large portions of the shows missing from poorly executed commercial skipping attempts during the recording process. These days I have an amazing time searching through the internet for the classics that I haven’t watch for over 20 years. Nostalgia is powerful thing and our generation is really lucky to be able access so much of our past with very little effort. 

Comic book cover for Donald Duck's Trick or Treat

Comic book cover for Donald Duck’s Trick or Treat

One of my favorite cartoons that was featured on Disney’s Halloween Treat was a Donald Duck cartoon about Trick or Treating, enjoy!

 

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31 DAYS of HALLOWEEN with MAROONBEARD.com

This year I plan on putting something Halloween related up all 31 days of October… Here’s #1halloweenpirate

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Lego Zappa Crappa

For those unfamiliar with the original Zappa Crappa this piece won’t make much sense… The original Zappa Crappa concept didn’t make much sense either, other than a means to offend the senses, or to shake things up, or something…. Anyway, LEGO minifigures are pretty popular these days and they come in all varieties, and so i decided to make a LEGO minifigure a al Zappa Crappa…  for some reason… It doesn’t matter, here it is. Not my best work, but passable.

PS if you want to compare it to an original here’s your link:  http://roxylaker.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/frank-zappa-crappa-toilet.jpg and a article: http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/The_Toilet_Poster

 

LEGO Zappa Crappa

LEGO Zappa Crappa

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American Ride Television Series Artwork

American Ride is a great American History show on the BYU Channel. A few months back the producers approached me for a few illustration requests. I had a really great time drawing a few pieces for them and here they are:

 

Crazy Horse from the episode “How The West Was Lost” found at minute marker 09:17

 

Crazy Horse

 

 

Pecos Bill from the episode “The Romance and Mystique of the Old West” at minute marker 05:08

 

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