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!