Miscellaneous

  • BOMONSTER Art Appreciated by Model A Fans

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    I like people who like BOMONSTER art. Not everyone likes my art but the ones who do love it. Tyler and Ali Weeks are not typical individuals but they are typical BOMONSTER fans. They like and drive cool stuff like this 1927 model a roadster truck. Tyler scrounges, trades and barters for parts and builds all his own cars. And they all seem to have been built before 1930. So original, so old school. Just like my art.

    Photos by BOMONSTER

  • BOMONSTER Christmas Scene

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    Christmas time is here and that always reminds me that I owe everything to God and am thankful for the opportunity to share my BOMONSTER art with others. Merry Christmas to all. BO

    Art by BOMONSTER

  • Girls Love BOMONSTER

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    Girls love BOMONSTER's designs. Unique, creative, stylish, original, smart, one-of-kind. Now let's talk about the designs: Unique, creative, stylish, original, smart, one-of-a-kind. You can see more by clicking here.

  • BOMONSTER Brings His Son To Work Day

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    I was recently invited to a catered car gathering so exclusive you could only attend if you were invited and didn't tell anyone you were invited. High on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a guest list including industry giants, entertainment execs, famous race car drivers, TV stars and million dollar cars - and an artist named BOMONSTER. We drove up a one mile perfectly art directed natural landscaped road just to get there. The event was nearly called off because the host threatened to cancel if there were no clouds in the sky. Viewing the home is by appointment only and only if there are patchy clouds in the sky - per the homeowner - because that is when it is the most beautiful. Light clouds were forecast so IT WAS ON! I drove my newest old car - a '92 Porsche Carrera - and brought my son who could use a few more life experiences seeing how the other half lives. It was fun for me to show him a typical day of work for me - meeting people and talking cars - while eating hors d'oeuvres and salad. Every car there had a story and the fun part for me was later sharing them with my son while he drove us along the ocean, through canyons, across the city and over the mountain to get us home. Now we've both got a story. The perfect bring-your-son-to-work day.

    Photos by BOMONSTER

  • BOMONSTER Introduces New Hat Collection

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    Being an artist in one medium doesn't always mean your art translates to all mediums. My BOMONSTER scratchboard art is made up of millions of fine scratches and people are always asking me about trucker style hats. So I set about learning how to design for embroidered hats. Basically, the more simplified the design, the better it works on a hat. But I wanted a range of cool designs with detail and that costs extra. But I knew a few people would want one so I made a limited edition run of these cool embroidered hats in both all black and black/white versions. You can find them by clicking here.

    Hats designed by BOMONSTER

     

  • BOMONSTER gets Thanksgiving

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    Today is Thanksgiving. To everyone younger than me I say appreciate these days and find the good in them. To everyone else, can you believe how fast they are racing by? Times they are a changin' and I am thankful that I have a front row seat. Happy Thanksgiving 2015. BO

  • A BOMONSTER Burning Memory

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    While at this year's Hot Rod Reunion selling my BOMONSTER art and apparel, I saw this great action photo by Russ Griffith of Frank Pedregon. My dad knew Frank through his advertising business and I remember visiting Frank at his shop as a little kid. My dad was doing the advertising for Dempsey Wilson Cams in the mid-sixties and that might have been his connection to Frank. What I remember about the meeting was that it was a narrow garage with a lot of stuff hanging on the walls and piled along the floors and this Fiat coupe nitro dragster was in the center of the floor. Frank was a nice guy who laughed a lot and to me he was just another adult my dad talked to on his many errands that summer day. Later, I saw him run at one of our local dragstrips where my dad raced his little D/Roadster '41 Willys- probably San Gabriel River Raceway, which later became Irwindale Raceway. When "Flamin' Frank" ran everyone flipped out because the tires caught fire and flames and smoke poured out of the car the entire run. From that moment on it became my favorite car at the drags. I thought I remember at the time he was able to pump excess fuel onto the tires which was ignited by the flames from the headers and the coupe body shape created a "firebox" shape to continued the flame all the way down the racetrack. I read today that it turns out Frank didn't know what caused the flames but it sure make a memory for me at the time. The car has rebuilt by Pat Foster and I hope to get to see it fire up someday.

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    B/W action photo by Roy Robinson

  • BOMONSTER Reviewed by Blacktop

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    When I first brought my BOMONSTER art & apparel out to the shows four years ago, Tony "T-Bone" Colombini was one of the first media guys to go crazy for my stuff and he jumped into action helping to get the word out that BOMONSTER had arrived on the scene. He and his son Billy show up at all the same shows I vend at and he always wants to know what's new. At SEMA I brought my new book– and of course they were there – and of course he had to buy one for the ride home. They liked it and T-Bone published this nice review on his Blacktop Magazine site:

    SCRATCH THIS Featuring the scratchboard art of BOMONSTER

    Self-published book that starts off with a bang! Visually and verbally as we open the cover to find a cool review of the cover image; “Bolts”. This sets the tone to a personal visual dialog with a creative artist who pays homage to the men before him. Most importantly his father.

    I expected the book to be like most artist tomes, as a chronological portfolio. Instead, the pages tell different stories from BOMONSTER’s past, his friends and of course the incredible rides. The pieces are assembled like the loose hardware in your pockets. Dimes and washers, cotter pins and pennies, the commodity of the working man. Who knows what he will pull out next.

    Ever since I first met BOMONSTER at a Mooneyes X-Mas party, his polite smile and gentle voice shared the passion he has in the industry and in art. He is quick to show his appreciation of his fellow artists and vendors who have helped him to present his work in a professional and effective manner. Mrs. BOMONSTER is always a pleasure to see at shows and events.

    This book is similar to seeing him at a show. The work welcomes you with open arms to learn more of the subject, the process and the culture. Get this book! You can follow BOMONSTER on your favorite social media site or visit his website at BOMONSTER.com.

  • BOMONSTER Now Available in a Book

    Over the last five years, I scanned nearly every one of my BOMONSTER hot rod, chopper, surf, and dirt bike scratchboard art pieces and took the best of the best and introduced a book of my art last week at the SEMA show. It features 76 pages of art and commentary covering my own background, influences, people I've met and even a couple of "How to" step-by-step descriptions of how I make my art. And now it's time to share it with rest of the world. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you...SCRATCH THIS Featuring the Scratchboard Art of BOMONSTER...

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    Here are a few sample pages...

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    Plus there's more chopper, dirt bike, surf and exotic supercar work to drool over as well. And nearly every owner's car who commissioned me to scratch something for them. To get your own own, you can only buy it from me. $21 and it comes with an autograph and sticker! (Click Here).

    Thank you for your support. BO

  • Introducing Winston's Drag Art

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    Introducing Winston's Drag Art. If you were around in the mid-sixties you may have seen this in the car magazines. Crazy pen and ink drawings of hot rods and motorcycles available on calendars, shirts, stickers and pens. Winston was my dad. He passed away at 84 this month and now I am going through his files and rediscovering what I admired as a kid. Yes it's obvious where I got my talent from but the difference is I had lots of other artists to be inspired by since then – and back when my dad was doing this, it was all new.

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