Art For Sickos – Twisted Art By DMAC
Doug Mac can thank, or blame, his old man for sending him down the road to lowbrow art littered with camp horror and hard rock. Mac divides his time between slinging bass for heavy rockers American Acid, and slinging ink that brings to life characters that are drawn mondo bizarro and over the top.
He has illustrated covers for The Village Voice, designed and drawn the posters for the custom-van documentary “Vannin’”, and worked with Alice In Chains, Luke Combs, Lita Ford, Shinedown, and many other national bands. He is also a regular contributor to Ol’ Skool Rodz and Girls and Corpses magazine. Mac has created hundreds of CD covers, and produced artwork for anyone who digs hot rods, zombies, mayhem, explosions, and boobs the size of Volkswagens. “I grew up on horror movies and Mad magazine,” Mac tells us. “I saw ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’ when I was five. That sold me right there. My dad and I used to stay up late on Friday nights and watch ‘Frightening Flickers.’ About that time my dad brought home my first Mad magazine.” “I’m a rock ‘n’ roller who makes art,” he says. “I started drawing and playing music when I was 10-years-old. I got my first band together when I was 14.” He says he doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon.
—Frank De Blase