Motion Picture Purgatory

MPP ART 4 SALE! I thought Last Days was wonderful but someone who grew up with Nirvana once told me they despised the movie & I said I understood because since I grew up with The Sex Pistols I despised Sid & Nancy (1986)! Chronicling the chronic humdrum of Kurt Cobain’s catastrophic collapse days before blowing his own brains out in 1994, Last Days translates (condenses or stretches, you be the judge) the mundanity of his eternal nod into 97 gloriously lensed minutes of confounding contemplation! Extended footages of the most infuriatingly monotonous & inconsequential elements transform the dreary into inexplicably poignant meditative moments! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2005 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Irony is Dead!” 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).

last_days

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.

MPP ART 4 SALE! I love drawing cutaways. Blocked from the outside-in by the military, people trapped inside a creaky old building do their darndest to assess the situation by picking at the viscera of fellow victims, gradually piecing together a mutant rabies outbreak! Americanized remake of 2007 Spanish film “[Rec]”! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2008 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Foaming at the Motormouth!” 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).

quarantine

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.

MPP ART 4 SALE! “The keyazid is geyazorge,” exclaims Steven (Scanners) Lack in drug-addled Pig Latin so the person he’s talking about can’t make it out! This “kid” is indeed so “gorgeous” that one of Steve’s best buds (actor & director Frank Vitale) falls for him, putting all concerned in a bit of a pickle since he’s underage! Shot on The Main & Montreal’s Red Light District! First published in Dr. Tom Waugh’s 2010 Arsenal Press Queer Classics book of the same name about the film! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2011 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “The keyazid is geyazorge!” 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).

montreal_main

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

MPP ART 4 SALE! Here’s an oldie dating back from the first year of my second stint at The Montreal Mirror. Early on I used to get more elaborate with my prose, in this instance turning my review into a saucy limerick! SPOILER ALERT: “All in all, a dumb movie, but I’m overly choosy, & I’m all for cheap yucks, but I’d rather spend my eight bucks, on a night home alone with my poo-poo!” This one’s on exhibition at this weekend’s springtime “Long Hauloween” party/fundraiser for the artist-run studio space Long Haul Studios (450 Beaumont Avenue, 2nd floor), so part of the proceeds are going to them, hence the different pricing. Go check it out, lotsa local artists will be exhibiting horror-related art for sale! Saturday, May 21st from 9 pm to 3 am ($10 with costume, $12 without)! The heading for this one which originally appeared in a 1998 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Aw Shucks To Chuck For Chucking Out Creepiness For Cheesiness!” 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).

bride_of_chucky

Original art for sale for $200.00 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.

MPP ART 4 SALE! During World War 2 Dr Seuss worked under (Colonel) Frank Capra making instructional & propagandistic animated & live-action shorts! Although his work’s been adapted often since, 5000 Fingers was the last Hollywood project Suess had a personal hand in, which he described of as the worst experience of his life! It’s achieved cult status over the years but Fingers was a flop when it first came out & during filming apparently one of the boys threw up on the giant prop piano causing a domino effect! Suess said the film’s reviews were similar! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2006 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Caligari for Kids!” 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).

5000_Fiingers_Of_Dr_T

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.

MPP ART 4 SALE! Promoted as Evil Dead (1981) meets Roger Rabbit (1988), Fred (Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers) Olen Ray’s clunky cash-in on both those hit flicks kicks off with David (Kill Bill) Carradine trying to do away with an ancient flesh bound book complete with a wise-cracking wrinkly anthropomorphized embossed cover plagiarized from & virtually identical to Evil Dead’s “book of the dead”! Then he hops off a chair with a noose around his neck only to resurrect so he can hand-deliver it to 4 scantily clad bimbos & haunt them! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2010 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Tasmanian Devilled Hamming!” (The main creature looks like Warner Bros. Cartoons’ “Taz”). 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).

evil_toons

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.

MPP ART 4 SALE! H stands for Hilarity, Heroin, & the Hydrogen Bomb! People start vanishing into thin air around Tokyo after a nearby hydrogen bomb test! Amorphous goop strongly resembles American classic The Blob released the same year, but H-man was actually in production before! Interesting underworld slant & saucy exotica nightclub sequences uncharacteristically scantily clad for the time! “If man perishes from the face of the earth due to the effects of hydrogen bombing it is possible that the next ruler of our planet may be the H-man!” -cautionary voiceover. (As in “H”-bomb; get it?). The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2009 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “H Stands For Hilarity (& Heroin)!” 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).

the_h_man

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.

MPP ART 4 SALE! Convoluted tale of two tattooists competing for coveted status of best artist before shogun judge, flagrantly flaunts a bottomless bevy of flogged beauties as their canvases! Multiple narratives revolve around these ink scratchers & their prize catches; virgins with perfect skin abducted by the cruel dope-peddling Madame of an S&M brothel & her creepy cohorts! Exquisitely shot feudalism period-piece boggles the mind with its gorgeous set pieces, extreme violence & cast of topless painted multitudes! Fascinating peer into the Japanese sex-slave crime-clans of yore back when tattoos truly signified stigmata! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2009 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “The Powers ‘Tat’ Be!” 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).

inferno_of_torture

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.

“Sexual deviation has increased because Mother Nature’s against procreation! Mankind’s a cancer on the planet! Stabbing someone is an act of communication!” -Spoken word/performance artist, musician, actor, underground cartoonist, ex-junkie, all-around renaissance-man Joe Coleman (who actually disdains the renaissance for having ousted Hieronymus Bosch’s brand of iconography)! He paints his ornate blasphemes by long waiting list to collectors & celebs, sold even before finishing, for up to $50,000! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2004 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Mesmerizing Mister-nice-guy Misanthropy!” 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).

rip_rest_in_pieces

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.

Legend has it Chesty Morgan only made these pictures so she could gather enough dough to afford to retire from the biz & get a breast reduction because they weighed so much she had to be on painkillers all the time, hence the zombie-like demeanour & dazed facial expressions she sports throughout! So no snide yucks gloating over her genuinely awkward, distracted & uncomfortable performance, ok? Instead, find some consolation in the fact that the only thing she probably had on her mind making such a clown outta herself was how relief was on the way! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2008 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Say ‘ta-ta’ to these tatas!” 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).

deadly_weapons

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.