Interview: Frankenseuss Laboratories

Interview: Bryan Theiss of Frankenseuss Laboratories
http://ohmercymimi.tumblr.com/post/92100246440/

::pick up::
5. You’re well-known for doing work for Buckethead. How did you come to know him?
I was obsessed with P-Funk when I was growing up so I had the first Praxis album, Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis) because it had Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell on it. That became my favorite album for a while and then my friend who played guitar showed me an article and some columns from Buckethead in Guitar Player Magazine, so I found out about the chicken coop and the park and everything. After I got the Bucketheadland album I drew some pictures and sent them to the address, and he liked them. So from there it developed over the years, I did more work for him. I don’t consider myself a great artist but a lot of what I’m good at I really learned from working with him over the years and getting a lot of practice.

6. I heard that your art for “3 Foot Clearance” was inspired by a Power Man and Iron Fist comic. Did you read a lot of comics when you were younger? How about now?
I only dabbled in comics as a kid but as a teen I became obsessed with The Dark Knight Returns, Watchmen, Sandman and those kinds of things. These days I actually read more comics than I ever did, especially mainstream super hero stuff like all the Batman titles. But my favorite comics ever are the Lone Wolf and Cub series and the ones written by Alejandro Jodorowksy like Metabarons, Technopriests and The Megalex.

8. And is there a particular reason that the one song on Kaleidoscalp, “Frankenseuss Laboratories”, bears your name?
I think it was just a nice gesture to me, because it sounds like me working on an experiment or something. But now if you Google Frankenseuss it mostly brings up references to the song!

9. The “E-Z Bake Crematory” you did for Bucketheadland 2 is one of my favorite pieces you’ve ever done; it’s so genius! Where did you get such an awesome idea?
I found that vintage toy oven at an antique mall and it was in KFC colors so it reminded me of  Buckethead.

Buckethead E-Z Bake Crematory, 2003. For the booklet of Bucketheadland 2 I wanted to show all the different Bucketheadland collectables that had been made over the years. This was an actual E-Z Bake oven I bought at an antique store. The red and white color scheme reminded me of KFC.

10. The titles “Slaughterhouse On the Prairie” and “3 Foot Clearance” were your ideas; were any other songs or titles that you came up with or that were inspired from your artwork?
I didn’t intentionally name “3’ Clearance” but that was what was written on the rollercoaster sign in my drawing so it made a good title. There might be other ones but I can’t think of any off hand. Buckethead always has millions of titles.

■ Frankenseuss Laboratories Archive
http://frankenseusslabs.tumblr.com/

これは興味深いですね! wikipedia.en該当ページを見ていましたら、たしかに「3 Foot Clearance」「Slaughterhouse on the Prairie」「Bucketheadland 2」にお名前を確認することができます。後は「Balloon Cement」、FrankenseussさんのTumblrページにある「Captain EO’s Voyage」や「The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell」「Kaleidoscalp」「Needle in a Slunk Stack」、「Enter the Chicken」は絵をみたら「ああ、これだ」とすぐ判るくらい該当ページにも「Art Direction by Bryan Theiss @ Frankenseuss Laboratories」とクレジット。いずれもCDフォーマットのものでしか確認できませんが、その後のPikeシリーズ内にも何枚かあるのではないかと思いました。というか自分は持っていませんがCornbugsのジャケは全部Frankenseussさんでは?

謎めきますね。でもとても興味深い記事だと思います。以前「Russell Mills: Electric Tears and Sea Art designer」というエントリーをしましたが、「なにこのくそあるばむ」とか思うものを混ぜつつも(ひどい)、Bucket的にジャケに対する想いというのは何か特別なものがあるのかもしれませんね。そして何が驚いたかって、Bucketの在庫がめちゃくちゃあるということでしょうか。想像してたより桁が2~3違いました。

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