I made a new comic book just in time for this year’s Expozine taking place November 16 & 17 @ 1025 Rue Bélanger in Montréal! I’ll have a table both days so drop by & say hi! I’ll also be selling Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two, another mini-comic I made earlier this year called Interlarding, plus whatever other goodies I can stuff in my backpack! I went outta my way to make The 7th Voyage of Sin Bog actual classic comic book sized! You can’t get paper sized like that at typical copy-shops so I had to print them on 11 X 17 & slice each sheet to size before folding & stapling them by hand! Handmade comic books! You can see a flip-thru video of my new comic on my Instagranny page HERE

Pictured below: Front cover featuring Betty & Calvin about to explore the spooky castle. 

Betty & Calvin about to explore the spooky castle.

The thirty-five page B&W adventure centers around Betty & her virtual assistant Cecile B. Demilalexa who stars her in a movie that goes awry when Scented Candlewick Ghost shakes up Lady-Goops & Fossil-Blobz’s market resources! Fatigued by their shenanigans, Betty takes in a movie & then embarks on a quest for the legendary Broken Sphere with her pal Calvin until Big Boot introduces them to a hell on earth beyond anybody’s wildest dreams! Will they make it out in time? 

Pictured below: Back cover featuring Cecile B. Demilalexa having a major malfunction.

Cecile B. Demilalexa having a major malfunction.

That time I went to see Alice Cooper on acid! That time Freddy Krueger sprouted hypodermic needles from his fingers to torture an ex-junkie’s puckering drug-holes! Both around the same time! Here’s an ancient Motion Picture Purgatory I did, originally published in The Montreal Mirror early 1987, killing two birds with one stone; Alice Cooper live at the Verdun Auditorium & A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors! As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back). Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two still available. For original art & book purchasing info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

The new oversized issue of l’Étiquette is out & I have a full-color quarter-page alongside the likes of Michael Deforge, Julie Doucet, Audrey Malo, Wooden Cyclops, Tristan Wright, & many, many others! 

Simon Bosse puts this anthology series out in collaboration with Dunham Brewery where he works & they’re a joy to behold! Free 17 x 22 inch paper with 16 full color pages of art inspired by beer at participating venues! It hasn’t been fully distributed yet, but as of now they’re available in Montreal at Vices & Versa, Cheval Blanc, & Pub Pit Caribou! Or you can order it for a buck thru Simon’s Mille Putois site HERE

Oh, it feels good to be back in newsprint! I miss the days when I was drawing for free weekly The Montreal Mirror (14 years with a circulation of 70,000) & I would occasionally accidentally step on my own comics on the street after people discarded their copies. Recently I started uncomfortably throwing my own art away too, after Dunham Brewery gave me a complimentary case of their Pale Ale Américaine beer that I designed the cans for! Chucking my empties in the garbage took some getting used to until I remembered how much I LIKE MAKING DISPOSABLE ART! 

Original digital version.

Pictured above: The original digitally created art I handed in to Simon, & pictured below; a scan of the actual GLORIOUS DISPOSABLE NEWSPRINT VERSION! Original art NOT available because I only do shit digitally now! Sigh. What a world. 

Printed newsprint version.

Hot off the laser-printer! 48-pages of surrealistic gags ‘n’ giggles from the wobbly tables of NDQ! Five bucks each (postage not included). For purchasing info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com. Or drop by Billy’s shop Monastiraki – Le Petit Monastère in the Mile End (5478 Blvd. St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec). 

INTERLARDING © 2019 by Rick Trembles

“Drawn by Rick Trembles while eavesdropping on the Dump & Draw crew at Bar Notre-Dame-Des-Quilles in Montreal’s Little Italy between 2015 & 2019.”

Sample pages:

Pampy © 2019 by Rick Trembles
Gary Indiana’s Bones © 2019 by Rick Trembles
Fishbowl Plaza © 2019 by Rick Trembles
Who Is Henry Moore? © 2019 by Rick Trembles
TGIF © 2019 by Rick Trembles

Shot at the Sidney Mines in Nova Scotia, “the stubbies-&-back-bacon accents are thicker than Thirty-Weight Motor Oil on a cold morning & the characters are thoroughly convincing & refreshingly provincial, at no time does the cast seem like a bunch of Toronto or Montreal actors in rural drag even though that’s what they were”! -Caelum Vatnsdal; It Came from Canada: A History of Canadian Horror Cinema. The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2006 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Hosers Are Dead, Violets Are Blue…” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two still available. For original art & book purchasing info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

What better way to ring in the New Year than by guzzling some fancy brewskies designed by yours truly? Critically acclaimed Quebec microbrewery Brasserie Dunham commissioned me to design their latest Pale Ale Américaine label & it was launched Halloween 2018 to such success they sold out their first batch & are currently on their second! My artwork was originally intended for six-pack boxes that bottles came in, but the brewery phased out bottles in favor of cans, so art director Simon Bossé expertly adapted my drawings to fit cylindrically! I had designed it with gimmicky cartoon kids’ breakfast cereal boxes in mind so you could read the packaging while guzzling! Works just as well with cans IMO, & they even come in handy four-packs. In between gulps, follow the legendary Brasserie serpent snaking its way in & out of the party-time bricks & mortar Dunham complex I drew! Turn it into a drinking game! Below is the original box art layout & the finished can. Find out where you can purchase them with Dunham’s handy (albeit occasionally clunky) “Points de Vente” map HERE. If the map happens to be down, I know for a fact that Peluso in Montreal sells them (251 Beaubien East)!

Watch a Rube Goldberg Contraption style video of my cans on the actual assembly line HERE

This isn’t the first time I’ve worked with silkscreen artist extraordinaire Simon Bossé. I met him during Montreal’s DIY zine/comix explosion of the early nineties & he invited me to contribute to his 1993 comix anthology “Kekrapules” (Milles Putois), along with Henriette Valium, Richard Suicide & Julie Doucet among many others. It was also one of the first publications I ever encountered the work of Mike Diana (& his piece was a doozy)! Below are my two pages:

Simon Bossé & I also collaborated on a huge silkscreen poster that was requested from us by Amphetamine Reptile Records for Minneapolis band The Cows in 1996. I drew it & laid it out, he did the color separation & silkscreening, & then we shipped a whole pile of them out so they could advertise the show with it. To this day I have no idea how it was received or if it was even used at all! If anyone out there recalls ever having seen this thing up, lemme know! BTW, I have a scant few of these left for sale (pictured below). They’re on 25 X 19 inch card stock. If you’re interested, contact me at ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Simon Bossé also still has copies of my 2014 silkscreened mini-comic “Dollar Sign” that you can purchase from his website HERE. (Pencil preliminary art of the cover pictured below).

I’ve worked with Simon Bossé on plenty of other projects in the past & am looking forward to working on more of them with him in the future. In fact he just asked me to contribute a new comic to his upcoming 2019 issue of Journal l’Étiquette! Pictured below is my previous entry to Journal l’Étiquette (with colors by Raphaele Bard) but this time he’s giving me a quarter page! Stay tuned!

Introducing the second episode in the BUILDING 108 saga, “Building 108: Barnacle Bill the Tailor”! Conspiracy theorists, vampiric terrorist arms dealers, & fashion faux-pas alike are no match for the denizens of Building 108 in the race for the hearts & minds of post-apocalyptic planet earth under attack by a plague of mercenary crustaceans & illegal aliens from another planet! “Lowlife monster-punks Braindead, Cobweb & Ghost step out for groceries & take on the military-industrial complex. New weird fun from two enfants terribles of Montreal underground art, Rick Trembles & Raph Bard.” -Rupert Bottenberg (Fantasia Film Festival)

Don’t miss the world premiere on a huge screen the way it was meant, this Sunday, July 29 at 5pm in the Salle J.A. De Sève, 1400 boulevard de Maisonneuve O., Montreal! Ticket info here: Fantasia International Film Festival

With voice acting by the likes of Corpusse, Esther Splett (Sacral Nerves, Jilted Ex), Ivan Doroschuk (Men Without Hats), & Howard Chackowicz (The American Devices, CBC’s Wiretap), plus music by The American Devices!

Director: Rick Trembles. Animation by Rick Trembles & Raph Bard. Produced by Rick Trembles, Raph Bard & Ari Cohen. A Big Cheeks Studio production, copyright 2018.

Watch the official trailer HERE

Also! FANTASY MAPS OF DOWNTOWN MONTREAL by Rick Trembles now on sale! Available in colour & black & white (pictured below). Each map is on 13 X 19 inch sturdy card stock. Colour maps colourized by the one & only colourist extraordinaire Raph Bard (my teammate on Building 108: Barnacle Bill the Tailor)! PS: Disregard the slight fade on the left side of the colour one pictured here, it’s a crappy smartphone photo taken from my floor!

COLOUR MAPS $20.00 EACH (signed by Rick Trembles upon request)

B&W MAPS $15.00 EACH (signed by Rick Trembles upon request)

Contact me (Rick Trembles) through this website for ordering/delivery or any other info! YAY!

“Now with more topless girls plus GPS systems that break down!” The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2009 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “TCh-Tch-tch… HAw-Haw-haw…” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two from FAB Press still available. For original art & book purchasing info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

I’ve got an incredibly soft spot for this raunchy actioner cuz it was filmed on the skuzzy streets of late-70’s Montreal & every urban exterior reminds me of aimlessly booting around downtown as a teen! And the fact that many of the locales get pummelled by legendary Rémy (James Bond) Julienne’s stuntmen is just icing on the cake! When a deliberately unlikeable gruff cop’s free-spirited sis gets croaked at a chichi party, he swaps protocol for Dirty Harryesque emotional outbursts trying to solve the convoluted whodunit! Robbery & murder complicate his quest when witnesses start getting picked off one-by-one! This mix of Italian giallo, poliziotto & stodgy US cop thriller hilariously unleashes one bum steer after another as blatant excuse to foist gratuitous thrills & set pieces in our faces! Mission accomplished! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2009 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Wildest Montreal Car Chase Scene Ever Shot!” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two from FAB Press still available. For original art & book purchasing info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Interview with the late NFB experimental animator Ryan Larkin! He was a fixture on the Main for decades. Living at the Old Brewery Mission, after panhandling on St-Laurent & Napoléon he would often wind down on the couch at S.W. Welch’s secondhand bookstore where I found him mourning the recent death of store mascot Rosie the Cat. He was the subject of CGI animator Christopher Landreth’s Oscar-winning short film Ryan where both interviewer & interviewee sprout Day-Glo Cronenbergian coral-reef tumors like mood rings. I asked Ryan to elaborate… The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2005 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Bitter-pill eye-candy!” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

SOLD Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two from FAB Press still available. For original art & book purchasing info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.