Thanks. Yeah, the Pand Meat thing is a good point. My influences come more from 70s action movie posters and Muscle car type stuff - shit I grew up with. Personally I feel the only thing 'Coop' about what I do is the fact that I use a brush. Oh, and I am a midget.
I can't be objective enough about it. Being compared to Kozik or Coop or anyone for that matter ain't a bad thing to me. Everything can be traced to something before it and the average person's reference point these days usually doesn't extend beyond anything they see at their local 'punk' boutique or whatever. I'm happy my crap appeals to those folks.
Basically, I suck!
The Coop comparisons have never ever bothered me unless they're just back-handed or smartass.
I ink a lot of women and cars. That's what I enjoy most and what I'm pretty good at. But I think (?) I try to use that imagery usually were applicable. I've done plenty of other stuff too. I do see many differences between what I do and what Coop does - but that's me. I've had more folks say my stuff looks like Kozik in-person at shows. Probably because that's their only reference point.
That's a nice, slap happy compliment Bobby, heh :)
simply stated (my viewpoint)...
Coop, great artist, thick beautiful women. love her and tell her you have an early meeting to go to tomorrow morning.
Greg, great artist, thick beautiful women. love her and tell her you have got to marry her that very second. pack a bag and catch a red-eye to Las Vegas, mile-high club, ass-slappin' all the way to baggage claim. Craps table, big money, you bet, but you want her to shoot the dice. 2 large on Hard 12 hoppin', she rolls a 66. ass-slappin' all the way to the high roller suite where you order Cristal with buffalo wings. She doesn't use a napkin, she licks her fingers. Get married drive-thru style in a 1971 Pontiac GTO Judge convertible that ya'll just bought after she verifed all of the VIN numbers and letters, including the ones most don't know about. Followed by more ass slappin' and a trip to the adult video store for some accordian porn.
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