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DARK HORSE Announces Johnny Ace Art Book

Posted by Luke Brown On May - 13 - 2008

DARK HORSE just announced they’re going to be publishing a book collecting the artistic stylings of iconic illustrator, Johnny Ace. The book is sure to be “…a must-have companion piece for the wheels-a-screamin’, fist-a-pumpin’, rock and roll set.” Hit the jump for the full release.

From the darkest depths of artistic angst, from the steaming pits of punk-rock putrescence, from the grinding gears of the Kustom Kulture Krypt comes The Workshop of Filthy Creation: The Art of Johnny Ace and Kali Verra. Johnny Ace started his career as an official artist for the late and great Ed “Big Daddy” Roth—custom car builder extraordinaire and creator of the hot-rod-culture icon Rat Fink. From his days as an artist for Roth’s studio, veering through the birth of punk poster art, and now surfing on the cutting edge of lowbrow art and the new Kustom Kulture explosion, Johnny Ace and his studio cohort, Kali Verra, have taken art by the throat and taught it a lesson it’ll never forget! Eye-wrecking posters, Fink-tastic sculptures, voodoo pin striping, and every manner of doodad, gimcrack, and unholy talisman imaginable are on display in this deluxe, full-color hardback collection. Featuring posters for The Cramps, Electric Frankenstein, Dick Dale, and many more, The Workshop of Filthy Creation proves to be quite the treat for greasers, gearheads, and guitar heroes alike. So adjust the seat, crank the radio, gun the engine, and get ready to blow the doors off the art world as you know it!

“Far from being a dilettante artist who tries on a Rat Fink style like some poofter with the latest fashions, only to discard them when the party’s over, Johnny Ace is a straight-shot of the real stuff, off the cuff and garage-tuff . . .”
—The Pizz

The Workshop of Filthy Creation features 116 full-color pages of illustrations, sculptures, photos, and rock posters that serve as a historical look at one of the most influential art movements from the rubber-burnin’, rock and roll world of Kustom Kulture. Workshop of Filthy Creation will be available on July 16, 2008, for a retail price of $19.95.

Be sure to check with your local comic shop for availability.

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