Monday, July 20, 2015

The Mother-In-Law

Splash page for mini-comic in development, "The Mother-In-Law".  Based on the Balinese folk tale Rangda, drawn in the style of 1950's EC horror comix.

Thoth in the Kaleidoscope UFO

Hand made relief print covers (two color, front and back), with black and white photo-copied interior pages.  Drawn and printed Summer 2015.

front cover

back cover

Based on my shadow puppet play of the same title.  Performed at Dreamland Theater Ypsilanti MI 2010; Detroit Institute of the Arts 2012; and Popp's Packing 2014

Monster Island Funnies #1: Legend of Mothman and Spookhaus Apocalypse

Original art for comic zine based on shadow play, "Legend of Mothman and Spookhaus Apocalypse".  Story by Cary Loren, performed with live music by Monster Island at the Detroit Institute of the Arts October 2013, and again at Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY October 2014.  Zine drawn and pro printed with color covers, black and white interior pages in December 2013.

Mama 3 Eyes/A Garland of Severed Heads

"Mama Three Eyes/A Garland of Severed Heads" photo-copied comic zine drawn and copied in spring 2013.  Based on my shadow puppet play "Mama Three Eyes", performed at the Detroit Institute of the Arts, part of Dlectricity 2012, and again at Detroit Brain Frame, October 2013.  Zine included hand printed covers and a dvd with video of the shadow play.  

hand printed cover, silver ink on tar paper

inside title page

two printed pages

 three pages of the original art work, india  ink on paper

Last Girl Drawings

Original art work for Last Girl photo copied comic zine, drawn and printed in 2011 (  Story was turned into a shadow puppet performance with live music by Dan Tower in 2012, and then a video with soundtrack by Cathedral Sounds in 2014.

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Outer Limits

Painting for scroll/shadow puppet performance, 'The Outer Limits", performed May 16, 2015 at Carrrie Morris Arts Production House, Detroit MI.  Part of the Porous Borders Festival

Friday, February 21, 2014

New Rusty Nail Studio Web Site

I built a google web site to give you all a quick overview of the Rusty Nail.  Check it out!

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Monster Island Funnies #1

 Color covers and select pages from Monster Island Funnies #1: Legend of Mothman and Spookhaus Apocalypse.  Based on the shadow puppet play written by Cary Loren, drawings and design by Tom Carey.  8.5x11", pro printed, staple bound soft cover.  $10 each, cheap.

Ghede (Black Frank Sinatra)

"Ghede (Black Frank Sinatra)", 11" square 4 color relief print, edition of 20, 2013.  First print for proposed boxed set of images inspired by 'Divine Horsemen' by Maya Deren.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Pics from Legend of Mothman and Spookhaus Apokalypse! Live at the Detroit Institute of the Arts

 double Mothman

 ghoul usher

 Thursday night rehearsal

 mask by Jimbo

 Matt meditating before show

 at the foot of the shadow screen

 more cowbell!

 Mothman emoting

 the old godz

 program notes

after the show

 monster mash

 rat finx

 sitar jamming

 stage left

 stage right

 Mike Kelley's corpse

All photos copyright 2013 Cary Loren
Stage sculptures, masks, and program all created by Jimbo Easter.
Skeleton by Destroy All Monsters.
Special thanks to Matt Smith for live musical accompaniment throughout the show.

"Two Halloween shadow plays: The Legend of Mothman, and Spookhaus Apokalypse! will be performed at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the lecture hall/ puppet theater on Friday October 25th at 8:30 pm and on Oct. 27th at 3:30 pm. The play was written by Cary Loren and the puppetry created by Ann Arbor artist Tom Carey. Narration and character voices provided by former WDET reporter/announcer Robert St. Mary with additional altar installations and costumes created by artist/musician Jimbo Easter. Music by Monster Island."