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The Bloodsongs Boys by salshep The Bloodsongs Boys by salshep
This is Chris A. Masters (aka the reverend Ian Sane), Bryce (B.J.) Stevens and Steve Proposch, editorial team for Bloodsongs magazine, taken in St.Kilda cemetery 1994.

Bloodsongs magazine was an Aussie-born horror mag, for which I did a little illo work alongside Shaun Tan, Steve Carter and Rod Williams, and which featured writers like Ramsay Campbell, Poppy Z. Brite, Robert Hood, Sean Williams, Richard Harland and D.F. Lewis.

This was just us, having a bit of fun. With knives. There's a shot of the three of them "killing" me, too. I'll have to see if I can dig it up.
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saintartaud Mar 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh wow, I remember reading a bit of that mag back in the late 90's. I remember now that they were briefly owned by Implosion Publishing before that venture went belly-up.
I read a lot more of Implosion, though, since they focused on a broader range of underground & transgressive culture. Interviews w/Nick Zedd, articles about headhunters, that kind of thing.
I did read a lot of Poppy Z. Brite in those days, however.

It's weird that you knew, but I guess not surprising.
I like the old pieces you've posted as well. You make me feel so unaccomplished. ;)
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Wow. I haven't met many people OS who've read Bloodsongs. I think the earlier editions when it was still Australian were better, tbh, as far as underground-type content is concerned. I never read Implosion, though. Woot, headhunters.

And thanks. They all look very dated now, and I'm sure I can do better since the passage of time has mellowed me and all (sh). Unaccomplished my left tit, you're a veritable cornucopia of accomplishment, I am sure. Speaking of which, do you have links to any paintings of yours? I feel remiss in not asking you before.
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saintartaud Apr 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
There are a few of my mixed media pieces in my dA gallery, but there are even more on my website: [link]
I really need to get back to the series, but I've been too busy w/other stuff.
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Nice pic. guy on the left (our left) kind of looks like Silent Bob.
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:iconsalshep:
Haha, I'm pretty sure he'd like that comparison.
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AngelofGod87 Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Hehe nice :thumbsup:

TTFN
Me
:)
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AngelofGod87 Mar 2, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome

TTFN
Me
:)
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Arkhein Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yanno, judging from the picture, I was gonna swear this was in Angor Wat. Okay, maybe I have an overactive imagination.

-Ark
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bloodschlong, lol wow I drink too much, they look like real characters, is the magazine still running?
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