Mike Lucido Interview

by Horror Sleaze Trash on June 28, 2017

HST caught up with the fucking cool kid Mike Lucido!



HST – What news mate, what you been up to lately?

ML –  I have done some group art shows down in LA at GALLERY 1988. Some of the shows have been an official bobs burgers art show and an official rick and morty art show . Those were way fun  I’m currently working on a mural for the city of Reno (where I live ) I paint these rad silly raccoons and it’s going to be a mural of them skating 🙂 I’m also a photographer and videographer so that keeps me pretty busy. I’m way into cartoons, movies, and art.  Favorite cartoon would be Bobs burgers and rick and morty and favorite movies are the back to the future series and Jurassic park… And jaws …and Fargo ha I could go on.  I’ve been drawing for 10 years professionally now and the burger portraits I’ve been doing for the last three months . I’m still amazed at the popularity they’ve brought in but man they really are fun to do ! 



HST – I have seen some instagram videos of you doing some armed tactical training, what’s that all about?

ML – So the tactical training is a company that hired me to come photograph and film them training to create content for their social media . It was badass.



HST – Tell us about the bobs burgers works!? They are fantastic! I see your taking commissions also?

ML – So far I’ve done about 15 burger illustrations and I’m loving them, they’re a lot of fun and the y keep me super busy ! A little too busy.



HST – Who are some illustrators your really digging at the moment?

ML – I’m Always into new artists I discover on Instagram, one I’ve been hooked on lately is Jim McKenzie .. dude is fucking hilarious ! And “the Chung ” is another artist I really



HST – What the best story from your time as a creator or art work you have ever done on a personal level?

ML – My best accomplishment thus far was an art show I assembled and created on October 21, 2015 it was a back to the future art show and I went as far as making sure a delorean time machine made an appearance . It was awesome and so rewarding.  My buddy made a video about it too!   https://youtu.be/6CSxZZWfscE




HST – if you did have a delorian, who would you time travel to meet and share a six pack of beer with?

ML – If I had a delorean I would travel back and visit the Jurassic era  , split a beer with a trex



HST – Do you do a lot of different art mediums? Walls, spray paint, installations? Or are you predominantly a ink and paper illustrator?

ML – Yea so i paint on canvas, walls , helmets , and draw on paper and digital (iPad, computer) . Drawing on an ipad is one of the best innovations in happy to be around for.. it’s seriously the best. I use an app called procreate Which is phenomenal


HST – What’s a typical day consist of In the studio for That Lucido Kid?

ML – So depending on where my head is and what I’m backed up on , typical day in my studio starts at 3:30pm (after I’m off my normal job) And lasts till about 1:00am. Im a big Netflix user so that’s always playin. But I’m usually editing photos , photoshop is always open with a few tabs that haven’t been saved ha . But for the most part I keep that place pretty clean.


HST – I see you have been working on @radthief what’s that project entail?

ML – So RadThief is my clothing brand I started . It’s been in the works for the last year and I’m finally unveiling it this July . I’ve been wanting to make shirts featuring my own art and art of other people I admire . We just did a collab with an artist by the name of Katun from Malaysia. He’s killer .


HST – what’s next for you brother?

ML – As far as what’s next for me , I really want to focus on just my clothing brand and take some time off of the commissions and art shows . I’ve got some cool plans for it so it will take a lot of my time up , but that’s perfectly ok 👌🏼

Damned Dirty & Dangerous ~ Ben John Smith and John D Robinson

by Horror Sleaze Trash on June 26, 2017

“I could try telling you Damned Dirty & Dangerous is like “this dude meets that dude”, or “twit and twat had a baby (on acid)”, but there’s really no need for such hackneyed, uninspired metaphors when all you really need to know is that Ben John Smith and John D Robinson, twin powerhouses of poetry, have finally united between the same covers, and the result is nothing less than astonishing.”Arthur Graham, editor of HST Quarterly


“Damned Dirty and Dangerous offers an unashamedly candid look at the fragility and absurdity of the world around us and the lives we create within it. Ben John Smith’s epic sprawling train of thought poem is the perfect juxtaposition to the short, sharp, kick you in the gut poems of John D Robinson. A literary dream team like few others.” ~ Martin Appleby: Poet : editor & publisher ‘Paper and Ink Zine’



Damned Dirty and Dangerous is a Holy&intoxicated Publication chapbook of poetry by the scoundrels and misfits Ben John Smith and John D Robinson:
It is advisable to have a length of wood handy when reading this book as the reader may need to bite down hard on something whilst reading this damned dirty and dangerous poetry:
The cover art work is by the wonderful Jakub Kalousek:

Official publication date 1st September 2017:
Special edition of 50 copies: £5:00 $5:00

An excerpt from the book and a back-page blurb by the genius that calls himself Arthur Graham:
Make enquires for copies to johndrobinson@yahoo.co.uk.

Damned dirty and dangerous
Ben john smith
John D robinson




“I’m way more stupid than I look” ~ Ben John Smith

Every time
me and my wife
have an argument

I buy a Rodney Dangerfield
T-shirt with his stenciled face
and the words

“I don’t get no respect”

on the front.

I wear it around the
house for a week

(cause there is no way
I’m going to put that fucking
t-shirt in the washing basket,
I will never see it again!)


I’m not making that up.

I have like

5 different
aged whitish yellow
T-shirts like this.

I can’t argue any more
so I just get passive aggressive..

I used all my good words
as a young buck.

Like an axe murderer
in an art class,

saying something kind like

“Blood can be
surprisingly pink,
you know?”

When I woke up from a dream
where I was living another life
I immediately wanted to go back to sleep.

We finish making love
after a hot spring Onsen

in Nagano, Japan.

She takes a mouth full
from a beer can and
spits it in the trash

The Yama stare from
the window;

snow capped

a long life
like that
and they have never

seen such a

My son
in quarter of
the time it
takes to create
and that
to me says
about god.

My wife called the
ruined remains
of the Hiroshima castle

a romantic
place for
a picnic

and to be fair
it was

Cherry blossoms

children playing.

Ground Zero isn’t often
a place for a picnic

but I would eat
a vegemite sandwich here…

They dropped an A-Bomb on
this place but the Japs still
love baseball.

I don’t understand that
but I really don’t understand
many things.

Life seriously
needs to be have the lights
knocked out of its eyes
at times.





Poems ~ by John D Robinson



Take it from me
drugs and wine
and sex are and
should be the
fuel of the muse
but they can also
be the jailer
without mercy
can also be
judge and jury
take it from me,
god and the devil
are one
and I’m in love
with both,
always have been
and that’s always
been the
fucking problem.



She had the most beautiful
long pair of legs, small
shapely breasts, blonde and
sexy and she’d call in on
me in the early hours
drunk and distressed and
I’d sit and listen and look
at those smooth legs as the
mighty Sibelius sounded
in the background and
she’d tell me of her lousy
rotten arguing boyfriends
and I’d talk to her and
look at those wonderful
legs and pour more wine,
knowing that I’d maybe
get in-between the pages,
if I’m lucky,
of some shitty poetry
publication, but never
between those perfect
legs of heaven.



It was always
going to be
that was going
to kill him:
for 3 decades
it was always
going to be a
overdose death,
no surprise,
but not cancer,
no one thought
of that,
not cancer,
that changes
now people
have a
for him.

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