After months of working on it on & off, I’m happy to announce the completion of this brand new 20 X 40 inch acrylic canvas painting for my long-running God’s Cocksuckers series! I started this series back in 1988 with several line-art submissions to Montreal indie comic Core, & when it folded I switched to painted canvas versions for various exhibitions. Now I make one every ten years, although some years I’ve created several. I’ve amassed about a dozen of them by now. I even made an animated film version of one of these. Time for a retrospective exhibition? This one’s dedicated to Montreal cartoonist/artist Henriette Valium partly because he passed away in 2021, but also because the series began in the spirit of excessive art, which he was at the forefront of. Back in ’88 many of us cartoony types had fun trying to astonish each other with the most sacrilegious, cluttered doodles we could come up with. This particular instalment’s divided into eight separate 10 X 10 canvases linking together to form a whole as a conceptual take on the claustrophobic compartmentalization of significant events that may mark one’s life, whether they be difficult situations or pleasant ones. FOOLED YA! Don’t tell anyone, but the ACTUAL reason it’s divided up into eight pieces is because my stupid sardine can apartment is too cramped to work on 20 X 40 canvases! For exhibition & price inquiries, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).