Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's A Mad Men Munster Party

I know everyone loves the TV show Mad Men and I don't mind it, I've seen a few seasons.  But, many of the characters bug me and I'm often annoyed by Don Draper.  He seems like a bit of a dope, sorry.  His goof ball expressions and 5 o'clock shadow make me think of Herman Munster.  Again, I'm sorry.

So I figured why not illustrate those 1960s ad men as characters from The Munsters?   Besides, many of you have been invited to a Mad Men costume party or considered it for Halloween so it seems to make sense that they would have considered dressing up as The Munsters in the 1960s.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Derby Art On A Derby Girl

This weekend will be the Championship bout for the Toronto Roller Girls.  Back in July I began work on these posters.  ToRD had the Chicks Ahoy lined up for the championship game but it would be another month before we knew who would be taking them on.  So how do we put a poster together with only one team?  My answer was this heavily tattooed roller girl getting a chest piece done for the final match of the season.  That way I could do a half finished tattoo that could be changed for the second version when we found out that the Gore Gore Roller Girls would be taking them on.  I've also included the under painting for the artwork so you can see a little bit of how this image was constructed.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Knee-Deep In Doubt

This was painted for Orange Coast Magazine in California.  As the tides of the American West Coast rise the cottage Island of Balboa is in danger of being swallowed up by the ocean.  I was asked to paint a version of Grant Wood's "American Gothic" this time featuring wealthy Californians hip deep in the rising waters.
Above is my first sketch for the project.  I still prefer the man in this sketch but it was decided that he was a little too young and far too East Coast.
Here is the final magazine layout where the art director has applied water damage to the magazine spread.  This was a surprise to me but I think it worked out with the story.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

"Care Bears Ink" T-Shirts & Hoodies by John Perlock | RedBubble

"Care Bears Ink" T-Shirts & Hoodies by John Perlock | RedBubble:

My somewhat infamous illustration of the Care Bears' Gumpy Bear receiving his stomach tattoo is now available as a shirt from the folks at  I'm happy to say the designs are printed in the United States on American Apparel clothing and are made to order so you can be certain that there will be relatively few of them ever made.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

More Art Of The Roller Derby

I just posted a collection of Roller Derby designs from this year and I ended it with a tease of the upcoming "Roller Boogie" assignment sitting on my desk.  Well I thought I had a month or so to just play with the disco theme when in reality it needed to be done in a couple days.  So this poster isn't anything like what I had stewing in my brain but it was fun none the less.  I got to keep my "Solid Gold Hits" and some disco lens flares.  Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Art Of The Roller Derby

On top of my normal illustration work, I've been busy this year on a number of designs for the local Roller Girls.  Last season I did a couple posters for the Tri-City Roller Girls and The Toronto Roller Derby.  Both posters were very popular and since being ripped off their telephone poles I've had both the designs made into T-Shirt designs available on Red Bubble.

This year I've got three new Roller Girls pieces under my belt already and a few more scheduled.  The first piece this year was my recruitment poster.  This poster was based on the WWI recruitment posters but took on a YWCA look in the end.
The next one was for the Junior fans of the roller derby.  I abandoned the traditional look of the Tri-City roller girls and went straight for a Saturday Morning Cartoon vibe.  It was lots of fun and hopefully the shirts will be on the merch table next bout.
Speaking of the next bout, Death Race 2012 is this Saturday night and I did a tribute the 1970s and 1980s drive in movie posters, a little tacky and deliberately low-fi but it was just what I wanted.  If there are any Roller Girls in need of a poster or shirt please be sure to call me up.  So what's next?

Roller Boogie!

Monday, February 27, 2012

GOP In A Fighting Mood

This weeks The City Paper from Nashville features one of my illustrations on the cover. The fine folks at The City Paper called me up looking for a boxing republican elephant for their cover story about the Republican Primaries in Tennessee. I did some sketches of a victorious elephant and this mean one with his dukes up. I'm glad this is the one they chose. Tennessee might be a red state but it looks like they've going to have their work cut out for them in the coming months.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Society Of Illustrators Opening Reception

This year marks the first time one of my paintings has been included in the Society of Illustrators prestigious annual exhibition. Having never been to New York City it was the perfect reason to go for the first time. My wife an I made it to the opening reception on January 6th and had a great time. The work included in the show was exceptional and I was proud to be included in the group. Here are a few photos from that night including the first original painting I've ever seen by J.C. Leyendecker and the amazing Norman Rockwell piece over the bar.

The show runs for most of January so be sure to see it if you're in New York.