• BOMONSTER Drives into the Ocean

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    When you're from California, you don't go to the ocean much because there are usually too many people and not enough parking. But that's not a problem in Ocean Shores, Washington. It's a friendly, foggy little beach town near the Quinault Indian reservation. The most amazing thing to me is that you can drive on the beach for miles. And our BOMONSTER trailer follows us everywhere.

    Photos by BOMONSTER

  • BOMONSTER Gets Kicks on Route 66

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    Road trips inspire. We happened along this cool New Mexico hotel on a Route 66 journey and I thought it was the perfect setting to scratch a new piece of BOMONSTER art using an old '36 Ford hot rod stopped under the light of the hotel sign to check the oil. Inside the car, the girl calls about a room while their old dog takes a break next to the warm car. This limited edition litho print is available by clicking here.

    Photo and art by BOMONSTER

  • BOMONSTER Graffiti Gets Tagged

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    Outside of Amarillo, TX sits the Cadillac Ranch -  an art installation of ten pristine used Cadillacs planted in a field by a group of artists named Ant Farm along Route 66 in 1973. Since then a million visitors have painted, pounded, ripped off, cut tires, kicked in windows and generally trashed a cool thing. Since I can't undo what's been done I added to the graffiti with traveling artist friends Jack, Nancy (shown), and their traveling executive assistant Emma - who I call "Pink." I spent a few minutes adding my signature BOMONSTER face and stood back to admire my own work and watched a family of Iowa farmers (not shown) walk up to my masterpiece and tag it with their own uncreative squiggles. My "art" didn't last two minutes before it was tagged. Before I could think too much about it, it dawned on me that I had covered up someone else's work who had covered someone before them and so on and so forth all the way back to the original artists who had planted the cars in the first place. It was a short lived thrill.

    Photos by BOMONSTER except the photo of BO and Pink by Mrs BOMONSTER.

     

  • BOMONSTER Gets Face Painted by Squindo

     

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    If you're a fan of Metallica you know Tony Squindo's art. He's the unofficial official artist for the band.  BOMONSTER doesn't have an unofficial official artist but if I did, it would be Squindo. He presented me with this portrait and it made me instantly want to put out a record and use it as the cover. But I have no music talent so it'll just hang on my wall instead.

    Art by Squindo. Photo of BOMONSTER by Travis Haight

  • BOMONSTER now in Advance Auto Parts

    Considering there's only one BOMONSTER and over 4,000 Advance Auto Parts stores in the U.S, going into your local Advance Auto will most likely be the quickest way to get your hands on my work. Starting now, Advance is the exclusive distributor for four of my sticker designs. Here's your excuse to check out their store...

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  • BOMONSTER at the GNRS 2016

    The Grand National Roadster Show is always the show that kicks off our year of traveling to shows to sell my BOMONSTER art & apparel. Since it's held in January there is always the chance of rain and cold weather. But being in Southern California, there's always the chance it will be a perfect weekend too. This year we got both - perfect weather on Fri & Sat and rain on Sun. Crowds came all three days to check out the 10 buildings of show cars and when the rains came, I had a chance to get some pictures...

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    Photos by BOMONSTER

  • BOMONSTER Interviewed at GNRS

    While at the Grand National Roadster Show offering my BOMONSTER art & apparel to the roadster-loving crowd, Tony Colombini from Blacktop magazine came by with a camera and a microphone and asked me to start talking about my art.

    Click link below to check out his short video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um40Vfg7Yak&feature=youtu.be

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    Photos by T-Bone Colombini

  • BOMONSTER At a Show and Ends Up In a Film

    If you like live rockabilly music in the desert in winter then you'll like the Havasu Rockabilly Reunion in February. We showed up to sell my BOMONSTER art and apparel and ended up in a video by Jonathan Belda and Adam Deluca. They put a mic on and pointed the camera at me and asked me why I was there. I thought about it for a split second and realized it's all the other people there who make any event a good one or not. Havasu is a good one.

    Click here: https://vimeo.com/153578869

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    Pictures by Jonathan Belda and Adam Deluca

  • BOMONSTER's "Visiting Mercury"

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    I like to create visual ideas in which there is a bit of discovery within the picture. At first glance what makes this image work is the surface of the moon and the direction of light across the craters. The astronaut emerges from his capsule in anticipation of being the first person in the world to walk where no man has been before. But wait a minute...what's that in the background? A slammed, chopped, metalflake, custom '50s Merc? A car ahead of its time?

    Excerpt from my book SCRATCH THIS Featuring the Scratchboard Art of BOMONSTER. Available (here).

     

  • BOMONSTER's Kellison Sighting

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    If you know what you're looking for, you'll see my primer gray 1964 Kellison Astra X-300GT behind a bunch of very expensive and collectable exotic cars. Near the Emory 356 Outlaw, in front of the garaged '32 Ford hot rod, way behind the Rolls next to the 959 and 911 Porsches and vintage Studie. A beast in the mix of beauties. We were all invited by a friend who loves cars and the turnout at his home overlooking the Pacific Ocean was spectacular. Jay Leno was there in a Gullwing Mercedes survivor and I asked him if he had ever owned a Kellison - since one was advertised with the claim that it was his at one time. He hadn't - which means I have a car so rare even Jay Leno doesn't have one.

    Photo by Jeff Zwart

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