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The latest webisode of BLABCO wherein “purple gate 13 via the central orb of Makimbah’s moat on planet Blabco” gets explored by way of Rue Jean-Talon & Avenue De l’Épée right around my corner in Park Extension! I even snuck in some of the places I liked to go to before the big fire. You can see MARCHÉ BK all boarded up, & SALATEEN where I used to go get 4-buck Chicken Biryanis all the time (Salateen reopened down the street but I haven’t tried it yet; I hope they still sell those amazing 4-buck Chicken Biryanis)! There’s also plugs for my bands The American Devices & Sacral Nerves in the form of posters on the walls (including the fact that Sacral Nerves is playing this Thursday May 21 at the MUFF Montreal Underground Film Festival’s 10-year anniversary opening party @ Sala Rossa, 4848, St-Laurent)! Like & share if u like 2 like & like 2 share!

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BLABCO EPISODE 2 © 2015 by Rick Trembles. Animation: Rick Trembles, Voices: Rick Trembles & Esther Splett, Guitars: Rick Trembles & Rob Labelle, Bass: Andre Asselin, Drums: Jackie Gallant & Howard Chackowicz

For more information contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Come say HAPPY EIGHTY-NINTH BIRTHDAY to Golden Age Canadian Comics creator JACK (CRASH CARSON) TREMBLAY at the SALON BD MTL this Friday May 1st at 460 St. Catherine West, #508, above the old Future Shop (Metro Place des Arts)! May 1 is his actual birth-date! He’ll be there starting around 5:30 pm but doesn’t know how long he can stay, so COME EARLY! I’ll be there with him sharing a table selling Motion Picture Purgatory books & minis! He’ll be selling the last copies of his AESTHETIC COMICS mini & signing prints! More info at the official event page HERE

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I did this one when I was 14. It’s one of the first cartoon pages I ever drew. It’s never been published. I like the simplicity of this thing. When & why did I stop fleshing out complex characters like this & become such a blowhard with overcrowded texts in my comic strips? Original art for sale for $300 because of sentimental value. If this is too steep, check out the rest of my blog for more affordable stuff. (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 $300.00 CAD. Original B&W inks on illustration board. Postage not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Sex makes me giggle. All those poopy places & stuff. Boobs & tits. Cocks & dicks. How can you not guffaw? Sex also gives me nightmares. Gooey ones. I painted this one when I was on welfare living with Louis Rastelli across from Parc du Portugal next door to Leonard Cohen’s old place. Louis wrote about that period in a book called “A Fine Ending,” published in 2007. He now works for Archive Montreal, Distroboto, & Expozine. I had all the time in the world & a hungry belly there so I ate lotsa rice & beans & read lotsa art books. I decided I wanted to become a serious artist & push paint around for a change instead of inks. This was one of the results. The following year I would receive my first Canada Council Grant to produce the dirtiest thing I ever made, “Rick Trembles’ Goopy Spasms Live Cartoon Show.” (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. Original B&W acrylic painting on 6 1/2 X 7 1/2 inch illustration board. Postage not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

HAIL HOLLYWOOF was for an issue of The Montreal Mirror back in 1998 before I was doing Motion Picture Purgatory again there on a regular basis. I was asked to participate in an issue featuring different local cartoonists & I chose to submit this wacky stream of consciousness acrylic painting that I’d actually done the year previous under the title FUCK YOU, YOU FUCK. Those words appeared on the first page, which I ended up submitting to Danny Hellman’s Legal Action Comics #1 in 2001. The original art for that first page was sold to an anonymous buyer. The second page seen here originally had the words YOU FUCK, FUCK YOU, where it now reads “Hail Hollywoof.” This was in order to compliment the first page’s FUCK YOU, YOU FUCK. “Hollywoof” was an actual novelty dog show that was being heavily advertised at the time on TV (I think around the Xmas holidays), kinda like a circus act for the kiddies. I called my comic “Hail Hollywoof” to poke fun at the kinds of events I figured I’d have to cover for The Montreal Mirror, had I been actually working there on a regular basis. Soon enough, I WAS hired to do a weekly column for them & plenty of the films I ended up having to review came pretty damn close to these “dogs.” (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. Original B&W acrylic painting on 5 1/2 X 7 1/2 inch illustration board. Postage 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 latest one-minute animated webisode of BLABCO wherein our two chatty Park Exers contemplate a fresh “Maple Spring” outing on the wonderful streets of downtown Montreal! Like & share if u like 2 like & like 2 share! For the French version of this webisode, click HERE

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BLABCO EPISODE 2 © 2015 by Rick Trembles. Animation: Rick Trembles, Voices: Rick Trembles & Esther Splett, Guitars: Rick Trembles & Rob Labelle, Bass: Andre Asselin, Drums: Howard Chackowicz

For more information contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Spring has finally sprung (in my HEAD, anyway)! And what better way to while away the last few days of one of the darkest, crappiest winters I’ve ever had to endure than to hole myself up & lose myself in the creation of some animation? Please lemme know what you think of this one minute clip I just finished! This one’s just a technical test, but should I feature these two Park Exers in their own ePiSoDiC wEb-SeRiEs SiTcOm? It didn’t take that long to make. What kinda gags should I put them thru in the future? What would YOU have them texting each other? These are basically the same 2 male/female character templates I’ve been using forever for Motion Picture Purgatory. Should I attempt an MPP series with them? Like & share if u like 2 like & like 2 share! Click on the image below to watch the movie!

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BLABCO © 2015 by Rick Trembles. Animation: Rick Trembles, Voices: Rick Trembles & Esther Splett, Guitars: Rick Trembles & Rob Labelle, Bass: Andre Asselin, Drums: Jackie Gallant

For more information contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Last chance to purchase! I will not be making anymore copies of these! $200.00 for two original sculptures (very sturdy cement approximately 5 inches high) & a 10 X 12 inch acrylic painting on canvas of the penis organism (the vagina painting has already been sold)! Everything signed & dated by the artist on the bottom or back! Postage not included!

This sculpture series was spawned by a collection of tiny abstract drawings I turned into three dimensional sculptures for a solo show exhibited at Gallerie Monastiraki February, 2009. Each of the structures, five in total, melded ornamental elements with mechanical & biological ones. Multiple copies were struck from actual molds of the originals & put on display along with acrylic paintings of the same organisms. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

To see a virtual tour of the gallery exhibition click HERE

For more illustrated behind-the-scenes making-of documentation, & links to various previews & reviews of the show click HERE

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Original art for sale for $200.00 CAD. Includes three items total: Three sculptures & one painting, each signed by the artist. Postage not included. Contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

“Makimbah: The God of Piss” was a stop-motion animation model idea I concocted in the early-eighties combining elements of Ray Harryhausen’s Cyclops from The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958) & Marilyn Chambers’ pulsating phallus protruding from a prolapsed anal armpit cavity equipped with an infectious hypodermic spike from David Cronenberg’s Rabid (1977). Except since I was designing a superhero character, I just flat-out turned mine into urinating penises as a superpower. I never got to build it into a model but I serialized the character somewhat as a comic strip, making its first appearance in Montreal counter-culture magazine Sugar Diet #1 (1984). The pages seen here are from when I revived Makimbah in the mid-nineties for an exhibition. When Eric Braun asked if he could publish it in an issue of 106U in 1997, I removed the text & replaced it with hieroglyphics so it could appeal to a wider global audience. I didn’t miss the text; too much exposition. But if you want a transcript of the original script I can provide you with one upon purchase of the original art. (To see images full-sized, click on them to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

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Original art for sale for $400.00 CAD. Four pieces framed in glass; B&W acrylic paint on 8 X 10 inch illustration board. Postage not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Here are 4 sample illustrations I did for Toronto’s Broken Pencil Magazine circa 2000. I’d be given a short story & asked to interpret it in one cartoon panel to accompany it in print. I’ve unfortunately forgotten the stories by now but it’s fun to try to imagine what they were about judging by these odd scenarios. Reminiscent of Factsheet Five, Broken Pencil features reviews of zines & small press books, comix, excerpts from underground press, interviews, original fiction & commentary on all aspects of the indie arts. Published 4 times annually since 1995, “Broken Pencil is the entertaining, indispensable guide to zines.” – the Toronto Star (To see full-sized, keep clicking on an image to open it in a new window & use the magnify function).

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Four original art pieces for sale at $50.00 CAD each. Two are pencil on paper & two are ink on paper. 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.