Saturday, September 19, 2015

Culture Shock with Tony Cosgrove

Continuing our coverage of Days of the Dead Culture Shock, today we highlight artist Tony Cosgrove.  How can you not like an artist whose website is entitled "Sicko Art?"
Despite the website name, all of Cosgrove's work isn't "sicko," although there is plenty of that, too.  Actually, his creation of Batman and Robin with The Riddler, The Joker, Penguin and Catwoman is what originally caught my attention.  This would be cool for any Batman fan.
Upon further review of his works, I saw a really unique piece on "They Live," an exclusive piece for the Days of the Dead show.  With Rowdy Roddy Piper just a few feet away, this would have been cool to have Piper sign it.  I also saw an incredible work of Rocky Balboa fighting Apollo Creed, he did with a Bic mechanical pencil
Cosgrove also does some "sicko art," of course.  I saw monsters, ghouls, blood, gore and more.  They were quite popular at the horror con.
His gallery includes work done in pencil, pen, digital and other forms.  He has done exceptional work on skateboards, something not seen too often.  His tattoo work is also quite impressive.
Cosgrove does commissions, too.  I loved the commission he did of "Pinhead."
Check out (the Art of Tony Cosgrove) and the Art of Tony Cosgrove Facebook page for more info and updates.
Tony Cosgrove and me in Indianapolis, IN-February 2015.

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