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Here’s another feature I illustrated for the late Al Goldstein’s long-running NYC-based smut review Screw Magazine. “Jungle Cum Carny” explores the inner-workings & secret disciplinary dungeon of a salacious sideshow at a sleazy carnival. I was trying to do a smutty Grand Guignol homage to exploitation movie pioneers Herschell Gordon Lewis & David F. Friedman (explicit sex mandatory when submitting work to Screw). “Another day, another jungle-cum fume drenched dollar!” Also published in Montreal’s Image Gun #1. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

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SOLD SPECIAL DEAL: All 4 pages of the original art for sale for only $200.00 CAD. Includes the cover art (not seen here), the 3-page story, all pencil art preliminaries, all original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a bonus copy of the issue of Screw that everything was published in! Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

The late Al Goldstein’s long-running Screw Magazine used to be a great place to get published once in a while. The NYC-based smut review would feature a different underground cartoonist on the cover every issue, often with a short comic inside by the same artist. Screw not only came in very handy for me in the nineties because they were one of the few places that would pay for my weirdo doodles, but it was also a very nice boost to be in such good company, having published over the decades the likes of underground comix luminary Robert Crumb & alternative comix pioneer Julie Doucet among countless others. I remember when visiting their offices around the time this got published, cartoonist & contributor Mike Diana happened to be there too, & when I showed him my cover, he was particularly tickled pink by my rendition of the miniature male nude boning the giant male nude’s tight pee-hole. Tee, hee. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

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SOLD Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

I used to love making flipbooks in the late-70’s/early-80’s. Movie equipment & film stock was so expensive it was out of the question, so flipbooks were actually the cheapest way to make cartoons. Now, 35 years later, I can turn my old flipbooks into “movies” AKA animated GIFs with relatively little effort. It’s fun because the original drawings were so small, about an inch & a half on endless card stock slices, that now thru the magic of ScAnNiNg I can see all this work magnified for the first time. I called this one BITTER SKUD BILL for some reason. And this is before “Skud Missiles” came into the popular lexicon here with the Iran–Iraq War. To me, I thought it was just a word I made up that sounded funny!

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Here’s an old print comic of mine from 1989 for Montreal’s Reargarde Magazine, documenting what took place after one of Lydia Lunch’s spoken word shows at Montreal rock bar Foufounes Électriques. My “interview” with her kinda went sour.  She called me “A Woman Trapped Inside A Man’s Body” so I ended the strip with a drawing of myself as A Polymorphously Perverse Little Boy Trapped Inside A Blood-Soaked Dumb-Ass’s Body! (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

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Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Legendary Vancouver zinester & smut peddler Robin Bougie is coming to Montreal! He’ll be here from Wednesday July 29 to Sunday August 2 for the last leg of Fantasia launching his latest Cinema Sewer book Volume Five! He’ll be sharing the merch table with me at the Hall Theater, also selling copies of his other FAB Press books Graphic Thrills & Cinema Sewer volumes 1 through 4. So don’t miss this rare opportunity to come grill him face-to-face on all aspects of degenerate film! And if you ask him nicely, maybe he’ll even scribble a doodle in one of your purchases! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2007 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Crucial Compendium of Craptastic Crud!” 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).

BTW, I’ll be selling FAB Press books as well as my own for the duration of Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival the next couple of weeks (Concordia Hall Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve west). Having sold out of Motion Picture Purgatory Volume 2 years ago I decided to have the remaining few boxes shipped from the UK. Pass by to complete your collection & say hi!

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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 available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Since the free weekly I was in, The Montreal Mirror, folded in 2012 (as are all print weeklies everywhere), Motion Picture Purgatory has been appearing more in actual books than anywhere else! Case in point; “Recovering 1940s Horror Cinema: Traces of a Lost Decade,” which is being launched as part of Fantasia this Wednesday, July 29, from 5 to 7pm at cafe-bar Kafein, right by the film fest (1429 Rue Bishop), with some copies available at a discounted price! My contribution, an examination of Bela Lugosi’s last vehicle, Devil Bat, is one of the only “images” in this gorgeous, highly academic textbook! Certainly the only cartoon! Come say hi, & then consider checking out a 16mm tie-in screening of Edgar G. Ulmer’s Bluebeard (1944) afterwards at the Visual Arts Building, 7:30pm, #VA-114, 1395 René Lévesque Ouest, corner Crescent! (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

BTW, I’ll be selling FAB Press books as well as my own for the duration of Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival the next couple of weeks (Concordia Hall Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve west). Having sold out of Motion Picture Purgatory Volume 2 years ago I decided to have the remaining few boxes shipped from the UK. Pass by to complete your collection & say hi!

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The original art for this piece has already been sold. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

This month marks the THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY of Motion Picture Purgatory! That’s right; I actually started my movie review strip at The Montreal Mirror in July of 1985. I got kicked out in ‘88 when they decided to blame the perceived misogyny of some of the horror films I was writing about on me. But ten years later, after a complete change in editorship, I got rehired & continued till the weekly was snuffed out in 2012. Here’s the original art of one of my earliest reviews published during my first tenure in ‘85. I guess I wasn’t big on “Spoiler Alerts” back then, but I was already featuring my long-running “Actual Quotes.” 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).

BTW, I’ll be selling FAB Press books as well as my own for the duration of Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival the next couple of weeks (Concordia Hall Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve west). Having sold out of Motion Picture Purgatory Volume 2 years ago I decided to have the remaining few boxes shipped from the UK. Pass by to complete your collection & say hi!

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Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Since the tear-sheets & pencils are long gone, original finished B&W inks only (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back). Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Body-horror, anyone? Here’s a Fantasia Film Fest Canadian Premiere oldie! TETSUO meets (or should I say “meats”) GWAR meets Cronenberg’s gristle-guns from EXISTENZ meets Cronenberg’s phallic armpit/anus hypodermics from RABID meets CITIZEN TOXIE meets DEAD ALIVE meets HR PUFNSTUF meets HR GIGER meets INFRAMAN! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2006 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Meat-Brawl!” 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).

BTW, I’ll be selling FAB Press books as well as my own for the duration of Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival the next couple of weeks (Concordia Hall Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve west). Having sold out of Motion Picture Purgatory Volume 2 years ago I decided to have the remaining few boxes shipped from the UK. Pass by to complete your collection & say hi!

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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 available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

I MADE TIPPI HEDREN LAUGH! I’m really hyped about seeing ROAR (1981) for the first time this Friday at Fantasia. THE BIRDS (1963) star Hedren apparently gets mauled by lions in it instead of birds for a change, except it’s REAL because it takes place on a nature reserve & the experience led her to become an animal rights activist! Maybe that’s how I made her laugh. I met her at a horror movie convention a decade ago & showed her the Motion Picture Purgatory I did that featured her replaying her role in The Birds but instead of crows grouping together getting ready to create mischief I drew primates! I was supposed to be reviewing Tim Burton’s remake of Planet of the Apes (2001) but it looked so stupid I refused to go & just made up this fake review instead! She laughed while autographing the photocopy seen here & looked strikingly gorgeous even in her mid-seventies! It reads; “To Rick, Very funny!” The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2001 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Ook!” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks (but NOT this autographed photocopy!). More deets below or contact me for more info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

BTW, I’ll be selling FAB Press books as well as my own for the duration of Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival the next couple of weeks (@ the Concordia Hall Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve west). Having sold out of Motion Picture Purgatory Volume 2 years ago I decided to have the remaining few boxes shipped from the UK. Pass by to complete your collection & say hi!

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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 available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Since I’m doing the merch table for Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival the next couple of weeks, every once in a while I’m gonna post some MPP oldies I did for Fantasia screenings of yore. I’ll be selling FAB Press books as well as my own at the Concordia Hall Theatre (1455 de Maisonneuve west). Having sold out of Motion Picture Purgatory Volume 2 years ago I decided to have the remaining few boxes shipped from the UK. Pass by to complete your collection & say hi!

The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2010 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Nostalgie De La Poo!” A play on words with the term “Nostalgie De La Boue,” AKA “a yearning for mud; an attraction to what is unworthy, crude, or degrading” according to Merriam-Webster. As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for more info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

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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 available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.