Mar 3, 2006

Artists of Merit.

In preparation for IRON COBRA's impending Tour of Destruction, we have enlisted the help of a lovely and generous quintet of artists to help us in our endeavours.

Artwork by Brad SimonFirstly, the image to the right was created by Brooklyn-based artist Brad Simon who graciously lent it to us for the year as our tour artwork. You can buy copies of this very print from the wurst gallery's gocco exhibit and can also buy all kinds of art zines and prints from Brad's website. Do all of this.

As if that weren't enough, the lovely Emma Segal has volunteered to supply us with even more IRON COBRA buttons for the purposes of our new tour. So, if you already collected the 70 designs she made last year, fear not, your IRON COBRA shrine/tribute ruck sack can continue to evolve!

Also back for more punishment is entrancing Toronto-based silkscreen artists/anti-specialist, Hazel Bell-Koski who has once again agreed to hand silkscreen a billion strangely coloured t-shirts for the tour. We have been promised new mystery designs this time around and since we generally invite her to run wild with the COBRA shirts, even we don't know what will be on them.

Bryant Paul Johnson (no relation), the toast of Northampton, Massachusettes, has also agreed to make a few new IRON COBRA button designs. Bryant publishes two great online comics called Teaching Baby Paranoia and The Antecedent (respectively). These are some of the most erudite and informed things you may ever come across in internet comic land, or maybe anywhere. Come for the artwork, stay for the footnotes.

Finally, Rev. Aitor Coria has been enlisted to provide some promotional artwork for tour flyers and such. He prefers not to have an internet presence and generally not to be found. We do, however, happen to know that small bits of his artwork and writing can be found in this book. He will also probably agree to perform your marriage cerimony in many American states.

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