|ink drawing by christoph knerr|
knerr is author of the mess explosion comics, and also illustrated the cover of leeches of lore’s latest album, “attack the future,” (released on cassette in 2010 by sicksicksick distro). knerr’s art is also seen on show posters, mini-comics, and other paraphernalia for boris and the saltlicks, fast heart mart, and the saltine ramblers.
wee pen-and- ink devils and other creatures look like they’re from one of the more sinister texts off the guttenberg press. each dark drawing, roughly 2"x2," is consumed with equal passion for purgatorial fantasy and the rational laws of perspective. strange to see something so painstakingly simple and handmade. these are not our ways anymore.
[ missed great white buffalo, sorry ]
behind a small armory of star stained, once-pink stuffed animals, shoulder voices traced over old love wounds with multi-conscious rock that was, like the pile of teddy bears at their feet, fuzzy and wrought. there were pink unicorn rim shot jokes aplenty. wearing red-on-red little-boy’s brontosaurus t-shirt and glittery cummerbund, little bobby wondered in a racked croon: “you are so -->sensitive <-- why can’t you be more?” exactly. i couldn’t agree with you more.
next, leeches of lore began their set by ripping the guts out of “cougar v. bear.” leeches representing the new mexico real, what with the science fiction and the porch-setting country crashing into holy fucking metal murder. that’s how we roll. leeches of lore is one of the best bands playing —check them out.