Audio interview on

A few weeks ago at Crypticon 2010, did an audio interview with me about my album cover work as part of their Bonebat podcast. The link to the interview is here, and my portion starts in at about the 42 minute mark, but please check out the rest of Bonehands podcasts as they really do cover a lot of great stuff. 

By the way, this is officially my first audio interview, so feel free to laugh at me.


Facebook Fan Page

Due to the fact that I honestly just never check Myspace anymore, I set up a Facebook fan page. This way if you have an interest in my art and want to see updates as they happen, you can do so and it won't get neglected by yours truly.

As for current news, I finished up my cover for Oceano's next studio album, "Contagion". It should hopefully have a press release from Earache Records come out fairly soon and I'll be able to show it off. I'm also doing the interior layout artwork as well as the tracklisting artwork, so it's a fairly large project. Overall, I'm very proud of it so far and it's definitely the grossest thing I have ever painted, so hopefully Oceano fans will dig it.

After that, I have a few other things that should keep me busy as the year goes by and I'll update when I'm ready to talk about them! Thanks for visiting!


Crypticon 2010, June 18th-20th.

I just wanted to remind horror fans in in the Pacific Northwest that Crypticon is next weekend! I'll be setting up a table much like I do at the Emerald City Comicon every year, so if you live in the area come down to the convention and meet some guests (Kane Hodder is going to be there!) and buy some cool horror memorabilia! And if you want, stop by my table where I will be selling prints of my work.

If fine art prints are not your thing, though, don't let that stop you from dropping by if you are already at the convention. I'd still love to meet you!

See ya there!


New Etsy Shop.

One thing that I have heard from people who I meet at conventions is that they wished there was an easier way to order prints online. I'm not particularly that tech-savvy, so integrating a cart into my website isn't something that I am really able to do, but with the popularity of Etsy, I figured that was a decent compromise. It's got carts, it links up to my paypal, and it shoots me an email whenever someone orders something, so I think that should work out just fine!

So happily, you no longer have to trudge through writing me an email just to inquire about a print. If you see something you like...just order away!

Here's the link to the Etsy shop, and it will also remain permanently off to the right as well.

I hope this works out for everyone! I thank you for your support and advice.


RIP Ronnie James Dio, 7/10/42 – 5/16/10


Today Ronnie James Dio, legendary vocalist of Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven and Hell passed away.

I can probably count on one hand the amount of celebrities that mean enough to me to be truly sad about if they died and Ronnie James Dio is one of them. I've been a fan of his music and his message as long as I can remember. 

But for me it isn't just about a couple of songs or throwing the horns. Ronnie James Dio unknowingly got me through some of the hardest times of my life. When I struggled with joblessness and debt and my motivation to create had dwindled to almost nothing, his music helped pull me through. His lifelong dedication to heavy metal inspired me to not let my talents go to waste and to keep pushing even when I was uncomfortable. 

A true legend has passed and I am thankful for everything he's done for me.

RIP, Ronnie James Dio.

-Dusty Peterson