Sunday, February 13, 2011

Scrawls From The Crypt: Lemmy '88

"No one knows, friends or foes, if Valhalla lies beyond the grave..."

Here's one from the crypt that you've probably never seen unless you were...um..."lucky" enough to score a copy of Destroying Angels #5. I didn't keep many scribblings from my youth (you aren't missing anything, trust me) but here's a favorite that somehow survived the freight trains and lost highways that were to be the graveyard of many drawings along the way. I whipped this out in 1988 at the ripe age of 16 and all I can say is that we all have to start somewhere, don't we? The likeness is decent but I accidentally gave Lemmy a six string "axe" instead of a Richenbacher bass. Doh! Oh well, what were YOU drawing in 1988? I might post more of these old drawings because I'm a glutton for punishment and it's pretty fun to see how things have progressed over the years. And how they have not. Of course this is dedicated to the one and only Lemmy Kilmister, who I finally had the opportunity to properly meet last week and thank for several decades of enjoyment. He told the lady, "If you had to wake up and shave this face everyday you wouldn't think I was so important, believe me..."

Eternal hails to Eric Helzer and Jason Charles for making this happen!

4 comments:

Carm said...

I hope you post some of your notebook doodles. Nothing's more metal than doodling during class!

HC said...

I've heard that he's sittin' his ass off at the Rainbow bar when not touring :-)

Photo Jeni said...

I just showed this to Cory and he said:
"That dude is a cool cat", and I said, "Who Dennis?", Cory said, "Yeah man".....

Wanna be my baby's godfather? ;)

RyanAlien said...

HEY YOU SHOULDA PAINTED SNAGGLETOOTH NOW THAT JOE PETAGNO IS GONE!!!!! ANYWAY I SAW THEM THREE NIGHTS ON THIS TOUR AND WAS THE SAME FUCKING SETLIST GOD DAMMIT TRIED TO MEET THEM THE FIRST NIGHT BUT GOT BORED AND GAVE UP OH WELL