Graphic Novel Book Signing - Sat. Dec 5th


"The Molting" Chapter 2 Release

Saturday will be a busy night. We're excited to be releasing issue number two of "The Molting" which I've had the opportunity to be coloring. In celebration, artist and creator, Terrance Zdunich along with Letterer, Yano Ransford and myself will be on hand for a book signing at the Nuart Theater, "L.A's Premiere Art House", in Santa Monica. The signing will go from 10:00 p.m. to midnight. Screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show will follow. The Theater's address is below.

Nuart Theater
11272 Santa Monica Blvd., just west of the 405
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-281-8223



Horror Art Show - Sat., Dec. 5th


"15 Days of Corpsemas"

Girls and Corpses magazine and the Hyaena Gallery in Burbank will be putting together a horror art show for the holidays involving 15 of the "hottest horror artists alive". The show will run from Dec. 1 thru the 15th.

The opening reception on Saturday the 5th will be hosted by Deaditor in Chief, Corpsy himself, Robert Steven Rhine and will feature the work of Brian Johnson, Mike Sosnowski, D.W. Frydendall, Frank Forte, Big Tasty and more.

Count Smokula will be there playing holiday tunes on the accordion, you can have your photo taken on Santa Corpse's lap and enjoy wine, cheese, corpses and girls. Should be a merry christmas time.

So mark your calendars for Saturday, December 5th from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Gallery address is below.

Hyaena Gallery
1928 W. Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA 91506
818-972-2448

I'll be attending both events. If you want to stop by and say hi while I'm at the Hyaena Gallery, come early, I'll be there first.

Slipknot Show in Vegas Fucking Rocked!






I had an excellent time at the Slipknot show in Vegas over Halloween. This wasn't just a show you watched but felt. I can still feel my shirt vibrating from the intensity and sound.

I can tell you more when I have more time but right now enjoy the photos above, taken by David Lundberg who I met backstage. Thanks for the photos David, these are awesome!


Fangoria's Trinity of Terror - Halloween Weekend

Three words: Halloween - Weekend - Las Vegas!!! This Halloween I'll be attending Fangoria's Trinity of Terror. Fangoria has added a fourth show this year that will be held in Las Vegas at the Palms Casino Resort. Three days of terror with music, movies, and the macabre. Live music from Puscifer, Slipknot and Rob Zombie.

If you're going to be in Vegas for Halloween, stop by and say hi. If you're not going to be in Vegas for Halloween, you should rethink you're Halloween plans...and go to Vegas. I'll be there selling limited edition prints of my work.

A few friends will be joining me this weekend - emmy award winning special EFX make-up artist Eric Lusk with Creature Cabin, monster painter extraordinaire Mike "The Soz" Sosnowski with Soz Studios, and unveiling his new series of preview comics, Geo Brawn with Brawn Graphix and Creations.


More info on the show will be coming soon, so stay tuned!

-Brian Johnson

Graphic Novel Book Signing - Next Friday


Great news, the first issue of The Molting comic is now finished!!The Molting is a new graphic novel from the creator of Repo! The Genetic Opera. This issue, Guilty Susie, is the first in a series of 13 that will be self-distributed by illustrator/writer, Terrance Zdunich. This issue is lettered by Yano Ransford and colored by myself.

To celebrate it's release, all three of us will be getting together for a book signing in Los Angeles at the Regency Fairfax Cinema on Friday October 25th. Following will be a midnight screening of Repo!, along with a live shadow cast performance from the group, Addicted to the Knife. Books will be available and the signing will take place between 10:00 pm and midnight. So arrive early, lines maybe long for this event.

Regency Fairfax Cinema
7907 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048


The Molting Cover - 1st Issue Limited Edition Prints


I've been keeping busy with a few different projects lately. One of them has been a collaboration on a graphic novel. I've had the opportunity to work with a couple good friends of mine, Terrance Zdunich, creator of the comic, and Yano Ransford, graphic designer.

I knew Terry had already written the story and when he told me he had started penciling and inking, I went over to his place to check out the work. It was developing nicely and I could see he was enjoying the drawing process once again - after a long stint of wearing several hats to get Repo! developed, filmed and promoted.

After seeing the first couple spreads for the first issue, I told him he should let me color the cover. I said, "Give me a few days, let me play around with it and see if I can come up with something that fits". He was excited to find out that I was available, then he proceeded to tell me how my mother inspired the fat stepmother's character in the wheel chair. Nice. After all, she had been losing some weight.

I colored the cover and Yano was already on board to create the logo and graphics for it and a few whiskeys later, we finalized it.

To help promote the graphic novel which will be created as a series of chapters, each released as an individual comic book, the final cover art for the first issue will be available as an 11x17 limited edition collectors print. Only 1000 will be available.

So check it out and let us know what you think. There will be more info available at TerranceZdunich.com and you can order the print while they're still available at http://www.terrancezdunich.com/home.html.

Stay tuned for the final comic release...


Monsterpalooza 2009 Photos

I attended Monsterpalooza this year. This was the first year for this show and although quite a bit slower then Fangoria, it was a great show! I had a shit load of fun... met a lot of cool people and artists. I hope to see all of them next year as Eliot Brodsky continues the program. Here are some photos from the event...



Does anyone else see a correlation in the photo above?

Pimping my favorite David Lozeau zombie shirt.


David Lozeau at work.

This guy never stops working. What a jerk.

The Soz. Need I say more?

Creep in the audience with bloody baby. You gotta love this kind of stuff.

Blast From The Past peeps giving me their best pose. O.k., maybe not their best.


King Kong restored.
Photos from the gallery...









Crypticon Seattle, Bitches!!


O.k., the profanity is uncalled for. And I must apologize. If your eyes are bleeding and you feel slightly dizzy from the experience, it's o.k., you won't be charged extra.

I was going to end this little horror fix tour with Monsterpallooza in Burbank, but something exciting has come up and were going to Seattle!!!

I'm not going to tell you what is happening right now, but I will tell you where...the Crypticon horror convention at Seattle Center June 5th through the 7th. For those who don't know, Crypticon is put together by Cryptic magazine and this is their second year in Seattle. They have a great website featuring illustrations from David Hartman (sideshowmonkey.com) that you can check out here.

They also have a great line up. Bill Johnson, Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 will be there signing autographs as well as Howard Sherman, Bub from Day of the Dead and the cast from Phantasm, including director Don Coscarelli.

This is going to be a great weekend so mark your calendars!

The Bat Cave


I've been approached by Vamps and Tramps to show my work for a one night affair at Los Angeles's new gothic -industrial fetish club. How can you pass up a night of beautiful, scantily clad women, getting whipped and tasered? Did I mention Ministry will be there?

If your in the Los Angeles area, come check out The Bat Cave, Friday night May 15th at 3211 Beverly Blvd. Doors open at 10:00 and close at 2:00.  They have 2 full bars, including an absinthe bar. The Bat Cave comes alive every third Friday of the month.

I'll be the one in the rubber suit and gas mask, so come up, kick me in the nuts and say hi...but ONLY if I'm wearing my rubber suit and gas mask.

For a teaser, you can check out the evil pinup girls here.

Monsterpalooza!!!


I don't know how to top the fun and excitement I had at Fangoria in Los Angeles last week, but I'm going to try - at Monsterpalooza in Burbank! The art of monsters convention will start Friday May 29th and will go all weekend until Sunday the 31st.

I'm wicked excited about the artists that will be there, including Bernie Wrightson, Basil Gogos, The Chiodo Brothers (Killer Clowns from Outer Space, anyone?), William Stout (designer, dare I say it, of one of the best zombie movies ever made), and of course myself.  

Holly shit balls! I'm going to try not to piss myself.  'Cause nobody likes hanging out with the kid with wet pants that smells like Cheerios. 

I fear I've said too much...

Come out and join the fun at Monsterpalooza in Burbank CA the last weekend in May. For more information, check out the official website here.


Interview for Horror.com


Staci Layne stopped by my table at Fangoria who reports for Horror.com. She has four interviews from Friday's event.  And guess who made number two?

Well, it was Bill Moseley. But guess who made number four?!! That's right, yours truly. I couldn't be in better company.  Along with Bill, is Sybil Danning (Howling II), and Wes Craven's Last House on the Left villains, Marc Sheffler, David Hess, and Fred Lincoln.

Check out the 14 minute clip at Horror.com here. Of course if you want to skip to the best two minutes, let the video load, then scroll to minute 12:00. Wow, that's good stuff.

Thanks Staci!!!

Fangoria Pics 2009

Girls and corpses. A traditional Fangoria affair.


Repo! co-creator with the shadow cast crew. I sense a librarian in the group.


My neighbor for the weekend, Molly, with Nature Expressions.  Real-estate agent by day, vampire bat taxidermist by night.


Interview with Vamps and Tramps. Hmm, which one is she?

More Fangoria 2009 Pics


My lovely assistant. Something about Fangoria that brings out the kid in us all.


Monsters from the creature cabin. And Eric.


Eric's lovely assistant.


Who doesn't love bloody children. 
(That's not a question.)


Erin getting her autograph from Pocahauntus star Barry Ratcliffe!

The Store!!!

The HorrorIllustration.com store has now been officially launched!  

The launch party was a success...Sepultura, Slayer and Slipknot played.  And they sounded great. As well did the other bands I had in my itunes line up.  

There was a lot of whiskey, and I may have done a few things I shouldn't have...let's just say I broke a couple of my own rules.  

Three words. 

Rodeo clown porn .


Ok., o.k, so there was no rodeo....and, the whole event was far less interesting...I spent the evening in my studio trying to figure out how to get an html box to say "store".  But there was definitely a lot of whiskey.

If your reading this, you should absolutely check out the horror store.  You'll find a line of affordable limited edition and collector's edition prints; a series of paintings I've been recently creating from some of the best horror films ever made. 

If you like what you see, please pass the link along. Your support is important for continued endeavors not to mention rodeo clown porn vices.

Viva la clown!

LA Myth Art Show Announcement

I'm excited to be part of the LA Myth Art Show this year at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, one of California's biggest comic book and toy stores. The theme for this show is “Monsters and Myths of Los Angeles”!

If you're in LA, join me at the opening Saturday February 7th, 2009 from 7:00-11:00 p.m. at:

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046
www.meltcomics.com

Not around Saturday night?...The show will be up through the end of Feb.

Convention Dates Finalized!








Please join me this year as I make an appearance at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Los Angeles,  April 17-19 at the convention center.

I'm also scheduled to be at Monsterpalooza, The Art of Monsters; at the Burbank convention center, May 29-31. I'll be selling limited edition and collector's edition prints.  Stop by for a scream.

Horror Illustration Store....

...coming soon to a browser near you.

Currently in progress is the HorrorIllustration.com store. My goal is to offer affordable collector's edition and limited edition prints available through the website. So if you like what you see online, you can enjoy it offline and support future endeavors.