INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE STICKERS, SECRET DAY OF RELEASE ONLY HANDBILL AND CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY!
"Your host, Death welcomes you to the Well of Souls on a one-way ticket to oblivion."
Death continues to guide us through this latest installment in my ongoing mythos via this print. Death stands vigilant. He cradles a surplus Thompson submachine gun, the spoils of harvesting upon the fertile fields of combat during the Battle of Tarawa in the South Pacific, November 21, 1943. Death uses the tools of the times, and nothing is more perfect than the Thompson. The illustration gives a glimpse into a nightmare realm, a desolate wasteland that is not the Earth or anywhere in this solar system—the gateway that counts down to 13 in reverse, an ominous detail. In my mythos, Death collects his harvest throughout history to deliver those remains to a conflict among the unliving. From the Persian and Greek Battle of Plataea in 479 BC to the First Battle of Falluja, Iraq in 2004, Death takes materials and men, their brains, and corresponding spinal columns to encase in towering immortal war machines in an ongoing conflict millions of miles from Earth. War always provides a bountiful harvest, and Death must collect for his masters. It's his duty. What we know of the Grim Reaper that has been immortalized in sketches, etchings, and petroglyphs through the ages is just camouflage. Unless a survivor escapes, only they can tell the fever dream tale of the figure in the cloak, the true face of… Death.
In my mythos, I folded Death into a grand conspiracy involving UFO abductions and a secret war not on Earth but on Mars. The Gray aliens fight our allies, the ancient Annunaki, to control mankind's destiny. This print is a part of an ongoing series and relates to "Rumble in Roswell," "Deathride," and "UFO Intercept."
The original illustration was sketched and inked with a brush and quill pen back in 2011. It has only ever been printed in a proof run of 10 pieces in 4 colors and now a decade later, I decided to resurrect the poster and print it as a full edition of 50 pieces. "Death Incorporated" measures 18" x 24" with a 2.5" white margin all around. The original illustration was in a fan's collection who graciously let me rescan it. I worked up some changes to the art and new colors. For framing this print, I recommend a 1" margin to give ample room between the snout of Thompson and the elevator key. This edition of 50 pieces is signed, dated, and numbered in its first full edition from 01/50 to 50/50. Includes exclusive secret never before seen Death Mythos art and stickers and certificate of authenticity.
Thank you for reading my thoughts on what motivates my art. And thank you for inviting this print into your collection.