Sunday, June 27, 2010


     Hello my friends, above is a sketch study of Madison. I am going to do it as a oil painting sometime soon. It is really a wonderful feeling to draw or paint someone you really love. It gives you this really warm feeling  in your heart while you are doing it.  Hopefully i will be getting to the oil part of it soon, but first I am working on a cover for Horrorbound.  This will be my first for them, but if you remember they did a big write up on me a few months ago and I take it  that it got a good response.
    If you haven't seen the new interview that Horror writing great Joseph D'Lacey did with me, you will really want to check it out. I get a little personal again and talk more about the abuse that was dealt to me when I was young. You can read it here 
and please don't be shy and say "hi" The comments are moderated though, just because we have a few people who have really made fools of themselves because of jealously that seem to be stalking me. So, unfortunately I am not allowed on public groups anymore and places where "Crazy" people can attack me and try to embarrasses me.  Everything is wonderful these days and my career and has gone sky high, but a drawback has been that I can't hang out unless I am in an environment that is controlled.
     I do hate that. Those of you that know me, know that I love to hang out and talk shop when I can make time for it. Out of a total of FB fans of 12,000, I have to watch who I talk to because of maybe 5 people. That is such a shame. People need to grow up and learn to work hard and learn if they want to be where I am. It wasn't handed to me on a silver platter. I have been doing this for 32 years, and just the last 2 years did I make it to a level where people enjoy the work I do, and I love doing it. Hopefully somehow, someday things will change to where I can be one of the "guys" again.
    I am going to do some things that I have talked about before, but because of time restraints, I haven't been able to do in the past.  But now everything is changing for the better, and soon, very soon I am going to start an online art class.  The fee to be a student will be 10 bucks a month, and in return you will be in a open classroom environment with all the other students. It will be One night a week for 2 hours,  In that 2 hours I will have lessons worked up to show you, we will critique your newest work, and I guarantee that now matter how good you are, I will make you better. Also you will learn how to find work and all the business stuff that goes with being an artist. This will be for anyone who wants to draw and paint for whatever reason.  I plan to have this in full swing by December, and for 10 bucks a month, you will never get this kind of teaching and education anywhere. You know my work, so you know what I can teach you. We will be working in pencil, acrylics, oils, pen and ink and of course Digital. So if you would, help spread the word around, and give me a shout at to let me know if you are interested, and i will put you on a mailing list to send you updates and all the info you will need to know.
     I also was named artist of the week on this FB page, again, I am honored, I truly am. More and more I am mentioned as a role model and such things, and I really am flattered, but I am a poor role model for anyone. Honestly, I have made big mistakes in my life, made really bad judgement calls and done things I am not proud of in my past. I am older and wiser, an have learned much, but to be honest, If it wasn't for Madison's Wisdom and help, you probably wouldn't know me. But being an artist, musician or anything creative, you are often lead by your passions over good sense and judgement at times. 
     I am really trying hard to learn to keep my opinion to myself, because that sure does get me in trouble a lot of times. I have been seeing a Therapist twice a month for a little while, and already that is helping out a lot. He has me talking about things that I have held inside for so many years, and that is one of the big reasons you are seeing me talk about the abuse I went through as a child now, 42 years later.  But it is really helping me to talk about these things. I also have anger issues and he has really helped me a heck of a lot on that. I am not a violent person, but in my mind, I do horrible things at times, and that shows up in my work. Of course  we could debate that because of that, I paint and draw all the things everyone loves that I do so much. I often wonder if I had grown up like a normal child, would I still be an artist?  What would I paint?  But what I can say for sure is that those years formed and shaped me. I am Nick Rose because of all of that. 
     Switching gears, some big news is that in 2 weeks, you will for the very first time ever be able to buy Nick Rose prints, numbered and signed. This will be 11 x 14 and 11 x 17, and they will all be priced at 10 dollars each, and with every purchase you will get and old print I did when I was training under my real name, William Johns.  Each month we will be releasing 2 prints, one will be brand new and the other will be one of the pictures that you all have seen me do for the last 2 years. Each will be numbered and signed to 250 copies and after that  no more of that one will be released as a limited edition. These will be very high quality prints and I will have more details for you in 2 weeks. Brainburgers will be one of the first released, and it will be reworked just a little as well.
     This new printer is something to see. I have been reading the manual for several days now. It is even wireless, and my new drawing table will be here by this coming Friday. I am very excited about that as well!  I honestly have a state of the art studio now. Once I have all the finishing touches done, we will take photo's to share with you.
     Well my friends, It's Sunday morning and Madison and I are taking a holiday and going to the beach. I haven't seen the great lakes since I moved here, so I am very excited. One last thing, on the last blog, I removed a couple of sentences because a couple of people that I didn't name, and never will, thought it was about them. Regardless if it was or not, I will not EVER change a statement again. That is basically like given into a terrorist. Go ahead and say what you want to about me, no body cares what you think.  Peace and Love my friends and as always, " May the Darkness Comfort You."

Saturday, June 19, 2010

It's great being loved!

         Hello my friends I'm real busy to I need to keep this to the point today.  First up, this is new book cover for Irenia Guajardo  for her new poetry book  "Illuminations of the Soul" She will be announcing soon the release date, and I will post it here. I read a few of the poems and they are pretty spooky . I would think you would really enjoy the book.  
     Now for the really big news. I am featured in  Horror Reanimated this month and I was interviewed that none other that Joseph D'Lacey!  One of Britain's main horror writers! It just don't get any better that than. I have been getting letters from fans all over the world, offering me work, wanting to buy originals. People, my career is so rocking! Not only that i am friends with almost anybody who is anybody in the world of horror, but for a old horror movie fan like myself, that is a major thrill in itself.
    Now, I am putting a state of the art studio in my new home. Now that is going to take some time, but once it is done, you will be seeing oil paintings, large pencil drawing, start of the art prints that will be numbered and signed. Even a press to make my own t-shirts! Life is awesome to me and Madison right now, and there is tonssssssssss of more cool stuff coming.  Just remember my friends, do what your heart tells you, not that little devil on your shoulder. Peace out, and I'll give you an update in  a couple of days. We love you all!  "May the Darkness comfort You!"

Monday, June 14, 2010

I love all my friends and fans. You all rock!

Hello my brothers and sisters. I am so glad to be with you tonight. I have to tell you life is better that I have ever dreamed of. I should be done with Irenia's painting tomorrow night, and it is a little different that what you are used to seeing, but I think it is exciting, and your mind will immediately try to figure out the story behind it. It will be a great cover for the talented young lady.
I want to thank all of you for the support you have given me this last 2 weeks. But it is all good. It's actually become hilarious and the people behind it have become the biggest joke on the net. That is why I said I will no longer go on public groups, or even read letters from people who are just Jealous of what we have accomplished together.
But I have had to make a few hard decisions because of such nonsense. Like I said before, stay off public groups, and 2 is not help people unless they pay for it. 70% of the people attacking me are people that I helped and asked for nothing but a thank you. That is what hurt me, but you know what, f*ck them, and may Karma give them a healthy dose of what they deserve, and by a couple of letters I got from some very powerful friends, Karma is coming to their front door. Oh man, I would love to see that.
But anyways, that's it. Where about art and fun things from now on. We (A large number of you) agree to just ignore them and let them do what they want to do. The true is there is not a darn thing they can do to hurt me. My career is already made and set. I have 20 covers to do between now and January, plus all the work I am doing for my company.
Hopefully tomorrow night I will post the new painting, and then I am taking a week off to redo my studio. I AM SO excited!!!!!! In the meantime, I love all of you."May the Darkness Comfort You"

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I am sorry to have to tell you this, but from here on out i will only talk about art on this blog. My personal life, thoughts and all else are to be kept private. If I have a personal opinion about something, I will have to keep it to myself. I will also be leaving any personal groups that I am involved with except for FaceBook.
This decision was made because I have reached the point where I have became a target of jealous and ignorant people. May the Darkness comfort You.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Doing much better and WIP

Hello my friends. I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. Mine is great because I feel 10 times better. My sugar levels are back to normal and now I feel like conquering the world and I have a lot of cool stuff to share with you, but on the last blog, I just felt so bad.
First up, tonight between 6-9 pm est, I will be on live radio. I am slotted to go on the air at 7:30 for a live interview and to take questions from callers. Go to this link to see and hear the show! I would love to hear from you, so please call.
The new painting for Irenia Guajardo's new book is starting to come together as you can see above. Now that I am felling better, I should be done with in the week, then on to a new painting for my friends at Horror Bound magazine, which will feature Ms. Roxsy Tyler! It is going to be a great deal of fun as it will have a "Carney" based theme.
I am getting ready to expand the studio. Right now I am using about half the floor for my art things, but we are going to change that to the whole floor. New additions will be shelves for my dvd collection, a work table for prep and preparing prints and other merchandise to be shipped out. A supper new printer. This thing is a monster and it will produce the best quality prints available. I am getting a new drawing table and light box. The light box is for Andrea, Madison's daughter. She is showing a big interest in art and movie making. We got her a video camera Friday, and I am going to get her own easel and set up to do paintings. She is only 11, but she is showing amazing creative talent. By the time she gets out of school, I will have her trained as an artist.
These things I know I will be doing for sure. First, "The Book of Rose" . You will start seeing sketches from that within the month. Second will be a whole lot of oil paintings featuring my dear friend Suzi Lorraine. Her and I have been talking a while about me doing this, but I wanted to wait until my skills where coming into a life of their own. We will be putting out a ton of Merchandise of the Super Model and Scream Queen. Every thing from calenders, prints and t-shirts and whatever else we can put the paintings on.
The "Deadly Dolz" has become "Spooky's Dolz" as Jane (Spooky) will continue with the project. I will still be part of it, but just on a artist level. You will hear me promoting them and doing cross over projects with them, but it is Jane's baby now. If you haven't seen her show, go here to see it. I love the old cartoons and commercials she has found to use in the show.
An of course I still want to do work in publishing. I took a job as a staff artist with Blue Leaf Publications, and I intend to keep it. It allows me to do a wide variety of work. I intend to turn out a big volume of work, but I am not going to put myself in a tight deadline situation until I am sure that I have my health under control. I am getting there. Compared to a year ago, I feel like Superman. At this rate, I figure another year I will feel 20 years younger. I love working out, and my body is showing signs of new muscles and strength.
So I have to tell you, this is an exciting time for myself. In my eyes, I have reach most of the goals I set for myself. I am a known artist, with a lot of friends and fans. (and I love every single one of you) My artist skills are growing in leaps and bounds. I finally fell like I am getting there. One of the reasons I put Suzi's work off so long is because I didn't feel like I was good enough to do her justice, but now I am getting there. I have everything I ever wanted, and if I don't have it, I can get it. I have Madison and the Kids, and they rule my heart. One of the big reasons I push myself so hard is because I want to build something that I can leave behind for the Kids, something that will give them better lives and allow them to pursue their hearts dream.
My health is improving every day, and I am constantly coming up with new idea's for really cool stuff. So, as far as riches, I consider myself a very wealthy man and I am very Happy. It's almost as if my life started the day I meet Madison.
I have a wonderful and amazing group of friends and all we do is work toward positive goals. Everyday I am anxious to get up and get to work because i love what I do so much, and every day I go back through my notes from Daniel and Todd and work on learning more and mastering the things they taught me.
You know, I have been blessed. I admit it. Every week I am being interviewed and I have a huge following of people who love my work. By the way, I also have a new interview to do, conducted by Joseph D'Lacey!!!! He is one of the top horror writers in the world and last year I got to do an illustration for one of his story's, "The food of Love" which appeared in the "Darc Karnivale" book published by the "Evil Nerd Empire" You all know the Illustration as "Brainburgers" (which prints of will go on sale in 4 weeks) This is one of my most popular pieces. Anyways, we became friends and now he is interviewing me. I was floored when he asked me to do it. But in the next blog, I will have more info for you about where to see it at and the above piece will be finished as well, so make sure you check back to see those!
But anyways I was admitting to how lucky I am. I don't know all the reasons because there are a lot of awesome artist out there, but I think it might be that I put in extra hours everyday to answer every letter I get, or to answer and talk with everyone on Facebook. From the letters I get, I get the feeling that a large amount of my friend/fans feel like they are part of what I do, and that is just awesome that everyone feels that way. This is going to be an exciting year with tons of new work, and for the first time EVER, Nick Rose Merchandise. I know all the ladies out there want a night shirt with Mr. Voodoo on it to snuggle with at night! And the fellows for sure will want to be wearing shirts with paintings of SUZI LORRAINE paintings on them. The first one we will release will be the "Demon Nurse"! and you know everyone, if there is something you would like me to paint, then drop me a line. I recently did the "Zombie Kittie" painting because a fan said they would like to see that. You have probably guest I am excited about this. lol
A very dear friend told me the other day that all the wonderful things happening for me are a direct result for always trying to do the right thing and helping those in need. I found out I can do good things and help folks without bringing them into my business or personal life. I am no Saint, and would never try to tell you that i am. But these days I live by what my conscience tells me to do, and that always works out well. Hopefully you will to, and you will see in time, good things will come to you.
I have a couple of movies I want to recommend to you. If you have a strong stomach, "The Human Centipede" is very different and is a new twist on Frankenstein, and "Zombies of Mass Destruction" is a lot of fun. If you liked "Shaun of the Dead" you will enjoy this one. Also "Zombieland" is a blast!
Those of you that know me well know that I am a avid movie collector. My collection is right at 4000 dvd's now. 90% which are horror/sci-fi. One of the reasons I am happy about the studio remodel is because i need to get these up on shelves and out of boxes, so I am going to build me a movie library in one part of my studio. Yes, I have a ton of room in my studio and I love it to death. Once the redecorating starts I will show you a bunch of pics of it.
Well I guess I have ran my mouth enough for one blog. So, i hope to see you tonight on the show. Thank you for stopping by and "May the Darkness Comfort You"

Amendment- the show last night had 85,000 listeners and viewers, and they invited me back for the Halloween show! Life is awesome!