This was a lot of fun to do. It's unlike anything I've done before. I had this idea years ago while I was doing my first Morgus portrait. That portrait got a lot of attention, and I even met the man himself. That was an awesome experience, but still I had this piece on my mind. It had to be done, I just needed the time. Enter Covid. I got into horror at an early age. Morgus's show in 87 along with the @eccomics reissues in the late 80's were my gateway of sorts. During quarantine, I decided to work on a piece that would be fun for me as well as challenging. I needed to take my mind off the world around me. I started this piece with the idea of paying homage to both things I loved as a kid. Keeping the classic graphic design of #eccomics while also paying tribute to #morgusthemagnificent. I also wanted to make this look like a real, tangible thing. Something that has lasted for decades...worn and dog-eared, a stapled spine, read and reread, something loved. It made me feel better to do this. It truly came together and was one of the only times what I made matched what I envisioned. I do have prints made and can have more made. DM me for details on those.
My name is Matt Litchliter and I’m a local artist in St. Tammany Parish. I live with my beautiful wife and our two baby girls in Slidell, LA. I’ve been an artist for my entire life and graduated from SLU in 2005 with a B.A. in Fine Art and a concentration in Graphic Design. I currently work as Creative Director for eMerge where I work on various things such as print & web design.
My painting style varies from time to time but I found most of my success through my New Orleans jazz musicians series. After Katrina, I started the series as a way of coping to hopefully raise morale for my beloved city. My work has shown in New Orleans and Slidell in various galleries and shows.
I work mostly in acrylic and mixed media. Currently, I paint local subjects in the New Orleans & Louisiana area but am moving towards a more abstract look and feel in terms of design and subject. I’m very fortunate for the career I have now and look forward to a long art career in the future.NORTHSHORE
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