>>> 08...

Busan in the morning ! Where I woke up at 7 this morning ... Finished the 3 day, cultural ultra-session around a super Korean BBQ and happy people ! After an intensive SK-101 tour, I'm back on schedule with 2 days left in Korea .

A day out on the town tomorrow should give me some nice shots and some quality sketching time was planned too !!!

Have a great party tonight and wherever you are ... A super 08 !

See ya next year !



Raw squid and pizza !

... And many other things that can only be described by "Interesting" when locals stare at you smiling and waiting for you to say you love it !!

After a wedding , what better than to get kidnapped and taken to pious ancient buddhist temples and 5 star hotels !!! Funny trip , Beautiful sights and most challenging of all ... Coffee can still barely be found !!! Here's my best picture of the proof , safe keep and remembrance of the ancient civilizations that precede ours in this beautiful part of the world ...

And here's my last of the day , tonight , after getting back to "Bussan" ... The outstanding proof of today's civilization !

Honestly not much time to draw at all since I've landed but lot's of awesome ideas to spit out !!! Let's see if tomorrow I can find an hour or two to get some lines on paper before I explode of things to draw and therefor am never able to draw them ( having exploded ) !!

PT-Going on 16 !!!!!


Ahh ... The country life ...

The fresh air and calm of nature at it's best...

Walked around in this countryside today ! Got a few shots but no cookie stories ... And it's slowly becoming an emergency to find some half decent coffee !!!! I mean anything ... It's been 3 days and the closest I got to coffee was a canned ice coffee from a robot in the street !!!! This is not funny anymore !!!! But the good thing is ... As soon as I can get me a coffee , I'll be able to drink it and have a smoke at the same time anywhere !!! mmmm.... Smoking in public spaces is a rare treat nowadays !

Robots, robots everywhere !! This is robot land !!!!



Seoul >>> Changwon ...

Got up real early ( jet lag ), Walked and metroed my way to the Seoul Central station ( which is HUGE ), took me a 5 hour train ride to Changwon and took a bunch of good shots on the way !! Not much nature but lots of super shanty sites ( I love it !! ). It's been 2 days now and I'm still the only whitey in sight ... I never really get used to that ... Although it's good for the head to be the visible minority once in a while !!

Here's a few shots from the train ride ... All the pics are raw/straight out of the box so forgive the ghetto dirty train windows and weird focuses ... In order top one leaving Seoul >>> bottom one arriving in Changwon !

Ahh ... The country side ... Changwon is supposedly a small country town ... That last picture shows what I was not expecting for a little country town site !! After the train ride, I was once again betrayed by the comparison of size on the map I remembered and the real city ... And after walking for an hour had to requisition the nicely offered ride from a flower delivery guy ( in exchange for COOKIES ... ) who saved me from an other hour of walking ! No joke ... Cookies !

So next time your in need in SKorea ... Make sure you got some chocolate chip cookies ... Or take a cab !!

PT-Going on 19 ...



Just landed in Seoul this morning after a mondo ride !! Don't ever change flights in China, by the way !!! If you ever have the choice to transfer somewhere else ... Do it !!

But I'm happy to be back here !!! I love it here in the real Asia !! It's weird being the only whitey in the hood but it's nice to get lost !! My first time in Korea and up to now I like it !!! Tomorrow I cross the country on a train ! Should get some nice pictures !

Hope you all had a good christmas ! Mine got delayed untill the 18th of January so I have to wait a bit more ! But it'll be a sweet one I believe !

Oh and this is my breakfast for tomorrow morning !!!! Yum !! The delights of exotic cuisine !!!!!
Off to bed ... Laterz !

PT-20 ( for me )


That's it for me ...

... I'm out of here ... Gone ... Off to the east tomorrow morning and will be back in time for cake day and some sweet Pistolina Time in 22 days ! In the meantime ... Have a super good christmas , all of ya ! And hope you all got what you wanted this year ! Take care and stay classy !



New book !

Finally came up with something ... After two days ... Here's the first page of my new sketchbook !

Don't ask ... Just one of these random thoughts ... More to come !



Huh huhh ... 2

Woke up to this Normandy countryside yesterday morning ...

I'd rather consider suicide than live here permanently but once or twice a year is actually pretty nice ! More exotic pictures next week !



Huh huhh ...

Spent the day on the back of my dad's bike going around Paris ... Took a few shots, had a few coffees and dodged a bunch of bad drivers ... Or maybe we were the bad driver ?

But I'm sorry to say, Paris, is still by far number one in my list of most beautiful cities in the world !! I'll never get sick of coming here and there's always a shot to take !

Tomorrow the countryside ... More time to draw !



Back on the road ...

... It had been a while ... At least since Iceland in July !

Got the good old bag ready and left at the ungodly hours of the morning ... Just landed in Paris this morning and realized it had been a year since I been here !! Too long ... Paris is awesome in christmas time !

Should have time to paint in the next few days !! Can't wait to see what comes out in the new sketchbook !



Tell me everything ...

Kind of in a rush to get everything done before my little trip and just pretty much finished the Rover add ... I like it just like that and it had been a while since I did one of them window mix pieces ... Picture from downtown GBG ... How appropriate ! Hope they like it !! Got to be the best add for a pub !! As the famous wise man once said " Alcohol , the cause and solution to all problems " ...


Where it's at 2.0

Two tattoos to go and I'm done for this year ... Trying to get everything done and to do a last update of the year on the site ! Should be done this weekend ! A bunch of new tattoos should be on it !!

Also ... Here's where all the work comes from , since I moved illustration/painting and comic production from the shop to the house !! And this picture was taken a few weeks ago right after I had cleaned up so ... Imagine it now with a hundred piles ! No kidding I should clean up soon ...

Here's one of my working secrets + addictions ... Without which I could most possibly not be painting night and day !!! SOMA FM / secret agent ...

Enjoy !


Under the giant christmas tree ...

Been crazy busy !!! ( as usual ) Except this time my deadlines all have to get finished before I leave 0n the 19th ! So between tattoos , illustrations and running around trying to get all my shit ready ... Not much time for comics ! Here's one of my last deadlines ... It's fresh out of the oven and scanned as is ... So some text and a bit of Psd is still needed but thought I'd show this one raw ... It's for my buddy's sweet pub in GBG or should I say ... The ... Pub in GBG !


True story

T'is what I been working on today ... Almost finished it !! Maybe next time with the background ... Mmmm ... Al Capona's special import blend !! That's what I'm going straight to do right now ... See ya !


Tennis socks ...

Pulled this one off today ! Love it !! Haven't been that excited about a tattoo for a while ... Just love one shots !! And just got into it ... Don't ask ... I mean there's no chicks no robots no mechanics nothing ! Go figure ...


Tit chat ...

Am having a lot of fun with these painting/photo pieces !! But I think the raw first original ones are by far the nicest !!

Here's today's piece ... Got up at 8 ... Got my passport ... Ran around town to get all kinds of crap done ... Bought all my plane tickets ... And fooled around with this !!

Nice ! But the originals are better ! Oh well ....

I know I know...

... It's been a while !! I've been crazy busy these last few days !! Apparently my article in this issue of ITA is pretty cool ! I don't have it yet but friends are talking ... And this is what I've been farting around with for the last few hours instead of going to sleep to get up at an ungodly hour tomorrow to go get my branspank'n new passport to go to HK in a few weeks ! Where , by the way , I just hooked up with a sweet shop to go and hurt the locals !!! Super happy about that ! More details soon !!

Laters ...


Just trying new stuff ...

Been having fun with this page for a few evenings now ... Don't pay attention to the story ! It's just about trying to fill up and colour with the computer instead of by hand ! I'm not used to it and not sure I would trade it for a full hand painted page but maybe mixing squares might be nice !!

Arrrr ...

This one I just finished 2 days ago ! Should be in the next NTM zine ... Been doing more of these black and white with one colour backgrounds lately ... Kinda like those old illustrations inside men's magazines in the 40's and 50's ... For some reason they were all in black and white ( I guess cause it was cheaper to print ) and one colour ... Red used to be the thing back then and more often in the back ground only ...

Back to tattooing tomorrow ... A full day of touch-ups ... But Friday I'm doing an other session on the Tv kid !! I'll be posting some of those pics for sure ! It's an awesome piece !!

Later !


And all this time...

... I thought I only had 4 readers to this blog !! It turns out I have at least 5 !! Sweet !

Also just got the news that this issue ( Feb 08 ) of ITA ( International Tattoo Art zine ) is now out on zine-stands ... Check it out I have a thing in it ! I can't see it till we get it up here ! It says " EURO SMASH - The art of electric pick whatever " on it and ... Well ... I have no idea what that means ... Please let me know if you do !! ... Hope it's a good one !! Not too edited and rearranged a bit !! It was written 2 years ago !

Also , today I spent the whole day in Malmø ... Was great ! Should do that more often !

Tomorrow pictures !


Done !

Check out the new stuff ... Just finished the update !!


Web zombie ...

Been working on the new update for my site for the last 5 hours ... It looks sweet but wont be completely finished till tomorrow morning ... So when I said Friday night I actually meant Saturday evening ... Off to bed !



Happy thanksgiving for all yall U.S. kids ... And for all my friends in the States and Canada ... Make sure you get enough Guinness and smokes for tomorrow cuz tomorrow's your Buy Nothing Day !

Mine, for some reason ( international ) is on Saturday ... Don't really know why it's not the same day but yeah ! So sorry but am not selling ya any T-shirts tomorrow !

Laterz !


A long day ...

Tattooed all day today ... Kinda bumed about not being able to paint for the last two days but after tomorrow two more days are waiting for nothing but that ! A pirate themed illustration for NTMzine ... And an add for my buddy in GBG's super pub !! Should be a nice picture too ... And then ... Only maybe... Some comics ... Heh ! 
This is a page from my sketchbook that I really like ... Done in Rotterdam this year ... Just felt like having a picture today ! 

Nothing to declare

Well... Been writing all day ... Stuff and stuff ... Extremely boring ! Had to transfer some of my stuff on paper to the computer and well there's only one way to do that ! So I had been delaying it for ever but if I wanna keep my Friday deadline with the site update I had to do it sooner or later ... So basically no pictures or drawings today .

However ! The brand spanking new Tank girl comic from master Ashley Wood just hit the shelves ( at least here it just did ) and it is absolutely super !!!! Also , if you're in KBH you should go check out this cool gallery/workshop I found a week ago !! Its really nice and they have great stuff to show ! rumkammerat


In the city ...

Music city sleeve I've been working on for a while now ... Today was the 5th session and 3 hours and a half on the shoulder was quite enough for him ! It's still a bit bloody but damn that's gonna look good when it's healed !! Super colours !! I love making full skies ... Bright colours in the sky makes any piece look so much more intense ! Having lots of fun with the buildings too ... Two days of painting and comics ahead ! Always looking forward to that !!

Oh ! And I think friday night is web update night for me ... Just feels like a good day !


All that Voodoo ...

An old favourite piece showed up today ... Did 3 and a half hours on it and got it looking damn good ! To bad he couldn't go for more ... I could almost see the light at the end of the tunnel !! I say 2 to 3 hours left and it'll be good to go ! That green is awesome !! An other colour I don't use ... Except for glowing radiation ish lights and such ... I wonder why we associate that green with radiation ?? Anywho ... That's what I been up to today !!

Tomorrow .... Comics !

Oldies ...

Just found these two in a pile from last year ... They're kinda cool !! They could have become T-shirts but never made the cut !! Maybe I'll use them for something else someday ...

But talking shirts... I just made a deal with a good buddy of mine and found a way to get my merch on the web without all the "paypal & friends" hassles and stuff and stuff ! So I'm saying ... On the first of March the Electric Pupermarket is going online !! That's some good news !! At least for me ... This stuff was starting to irritate me ! So look forward to lots of new crap to buy in March !! Now back to work !


THE ROOM ... 2

Well... Not much comics got finished today !! I , however , found a new gallery that might be cool pretty close by , finished a few pages from the "INTRODUCTION" comic , came up with a super amazing comic/art book idea , discovered how the taser slinging RCMP in Vancouver handles people at airports who get edgy after having to wait 10 hours in a waiting room after their first ever flight ( of 13 hours ) and ask them for help in polish ...

I also discovered that working at home and living in my hood is awesome !! Something I haven't really ever done ... Always working at the shop , 7 days a week from 2 to 2 ! I'm afraid it's gonna get much harder to catch me there randomly from now on ! And here's one of the last pages from the INTRO ...

Oh ! And the picture/painting of the girl with the pink dog ended up in a frame at the DOODLETOWN gallery ... Everything looks damn good in a frame ! Go see it if you're ever in Vesterbro !



Just barricaded myself at home for two days to get some comics done !!! Got myself 2 days worth of guinness cans and smokes and stapled my ass in my super painting room that I never use !! So ... Was supposed to do some new comics or finish some from the "To be finished tomorrow" pile ... ( some stuff in there is from 04 ) ... Anywho ... Sketched a lot but didn't come up with much comic finishing ! Did these two though ... Just having fun painting on pictures I took and printed out on almost good enough paper to paint lately ... Came out alright ... Don't really know if I like them or not ... They're fun to do though ... So let's see what comes out of "the room" tomorrow !!



Something I did for a Halloween themed book , a month or so ago... Didn't know if I should stick it on my web-site or not but I kinda like it ... I still don't know where it'll end up ?

The next update on the site should be soon ... Keep an eye out !



Been working on this one for a week now ! Hope they like it !!!!! Cuz I'm not touching it anymore ! That's it ! No more ! Voila ! But tomorrow I'm back on the "Intro" comic and have like 2 pages left to Psd so ... Should be done !! Off to bed now !


Sad angels and happy robots ...

Been super busy these last few days !!! Working on Yin ts'angs new album cover and trying not to have a stroke from their stupid deadlines !!! Also comics are getting done too , tattooing and other related doings aswell ... So yeah ! In a few days I should have a bunch of new stuff to post here and on my site too ... Workin on the Press part of my site and that should be done this week too ... So before I go back to work check this one I was working on today ...

A classic but a nice one ... As for the happy robot ... Coming soon ... Just a day or two left and the INTRO comic I've been working on should be done ... See ya ... Back to work !




This the last batch of shirts I got done for the Stockholm show 07... There's a one screen cool print on the back too ( white ) ... Come by the shop and check em out , or e-shop your self one through Paypal ( to: pick@electricpick.com ) !

And as usual I'll never reprint them ... See ya !


Enquire at: pick@electricpick.com



Tattoo wise I've been getting a few of these mails lately ... I get them once in a while but lately just a few in a row ... Mails that ask me where I got a certain motif or if this or that tattoo is a reproduction or just people asking me if I do free-hand work sometimes ! Fair questions since I never advertise it and questions that I always answer individually ... But this last mail was just to much for my ego so I decided to make it more public !! So yes ! All the work I do when I tattoo is free-hand and all original from my head stuff ( following general ideas from customers of course )... Haven't touched a stencil since 1998 and have never and never plan to do any reproduction work ! So like I said ... No gloating here !! My ego just had to publicly set the record straight ...

This is what I was working on today ... Stopped 5 minutes into it to take a shot of the free-hand and scratches mess ... And let him go 6 and a half hours of lines later !! Good job trooper Brian !!

... Back to work !