NMK’s third album is out now!

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our third album, NMK III, is out now! it’s available on itunes, and soon will be on our bandcamp page as well.
it’s a compilation of all the singles we’ve released over the past year or so, and includes two previously unreleased songs.

so hop on over to itunes and grab it up!
-pete

NMK music on TV and in the movies!

We had a great month last month, with several of our songs featured on TV and in some movies.

Psych

First, our song they’re coming to get you barbara was featured during the ending credits of USA’s hit show ‘Psych‘.

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we also had two songs, they’re coming to get you barbara and “the living dead” in the new zombie documentary ‘doc of the dead‘, from the people that made ‘the people versus george lucas’.

and lastly, we had two songs, “Tricky” and “Enter the Dragon“, in the new film “B-BOY for life

So, thanks again for sticking with us! and let us know if you caught any of these NMK-hearings!
-pete

1973 Special Edition EP and T-shirts

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Our first independant EP release, 1973, is still available as a limited edition CD. Made specially for our 2013 performance at the Linton Music Festival, this CD comes with 6 tracks of bonus material.

Click here to get it.

We’ve also got new t-shirts in two flavors! Grab them here, at our Bandcamp store.

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Also, Neil’s other music project, Dirt Poor Robins, a collaboration with his wife Kate, has released their new album, The Raven Locks. Check out the album on iTunes or their Bandcamp page.

DPR-The Raven Locks Digital Cover

I made lyric videos for the entire album, and they can be viewed on DPR’s youtube page.

-pete

Comic Con and on

comic con, san diego

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comic con has always been an incredible supernova of comic culture. and these days, it’s so much more: movies, pop-culture, television, toys. it’s a four-day christmas morning for geeks like me. i’d been to comic con before, but this was my first time having a booth there.

dead tired zombie hunter
recently i signed a deal to write and illustrate a zombie comic series called ‘dead tired’.

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in some ways, the comic will be a silly version of ‘the walking dead’, but with more kung-fu and squiggly arms.

no, sensei!
saturday afternoon, one of the guys came back to the booth saying “hey, your friend, the evil sensei, is here signing stuff”. i checked my twitter feed, and sure enough, martin kove was at comic con! so i ran over to his booth to say hi.

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he had just finished shooting a movie called ‘silent but deadly’. that’s the director, jason lockhart, on the left.

four days of zombies
i had a flatscreen tv in my booth playing a rotation of nmk videos like ‘sweep the leg’, ‘jump in’ and ‘they’re coming to get you barbara’, as well as a slideshow of zombie art. nmk fans began stopping by, having recognized the ‘sweep the leg’ video. i also started drawing people as zombies, which was fun for me, and was a great way to get people to stop by the booth.
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day three we started handing out the free printed zombie mini-comic.
 
 
my girlfriend came with me for the four-day adventure. the person she was most excited to see at comic-con was maddox, an internet celebrity who has been running a very funny website for the past few years called ‘the best page in the universe’. magically, my booth happened to be right next to maddox’s booth, so i knew barbara was going to be excited.

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being next to maddox provided an endless supply of entertainment as well! he put on a crown and king’s robe at one point, and kept it on for the remainder of the con. his booth mate went through several costume changes from andre the giant, to a strip of bacon, to princess leia in slave attire.

in the end

all in all, i had a great time at comic con. and i’m very grateful to sd entertainment, especially caryn and her sister for running the booth, the guys from ‘life of mikey’ for their generosity and energy, and maddox and his crew, for being awesome booth neighbors.

it was a blast, and i look forward to doing it again. it made me want to seek out other cons as well.

be sure to visit the facebook page for my dead tired zombie hunter comic.

Cosmonauts vs. the Flying Boombox

NMK Poster VoteI drew these two designs a little while ago in hopes of turning them into a poster, t-shirt, or something for No More Kings. Not sure what I’ll do with them yet, but when I do, I want to know which one you like better!

So, I’m taking a vote. What’s it gonna be?

Cosmonauts?
Or
the flying boombox?

Cast your vote below, and please share this with anyone you know who might have an opinion.

Thanks everyone!

-Pete

online poll by Opinion Stage

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Miopia Paintings

little orange myopiaHere are a few small painting studies from my Miopia series. I plan to turn this idea into a fully illustrated story book, e-book, and perhaps even a game.
I’ll have more to say about it soon. Stay tuned!
-Pete

 

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Zombie Town

Are you guys familiar with any of  Richard Scarry‘s art, or Busytown?

I’d like to make a book like that someday. It would be zombie-themed, of course. I’d call it “Zombie Town” or “Zombies in your Neighborhood”. Here’s a sample. What do you think?

Zombie Town

-Pete

A Twist of Fator

One of my favorite things about being an artist is collaborating on creative projects with other people. It’s always fun to see what comes from working with other minds. I’ve been very fortunate to do this with some pretty cool people, and also make some great friends along the way.

Terry and I singing “Leroy and Me

It also feels great when I find out another artist has been inspired by something I’ve done. And recently, I found out that one of the awesome people I’ve had the pleasure of working with before has done just that! Mr. Terry Fator.

I’ve not only had the pleasure of being able to collaborate on some work with Terry, but I found out that he’s going to be covering a No More Kings song on his next album, due out this year!

If you haven’t heard of him, Terry is a singing ventriloquist who does celebrity impersonations. He won America’s Got Talent, Season 2, and went on to become a headliner at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Terry and I met when he was still a contestant in the top 20 on the show. He was a No More Kings fan, and had contacted …continue reading »