Predominantly known for his tripptastic, psychedelic art and creating the whacked-out world of BOYS CLUB, Matt Furie takes some time to unload on his newest release, a curious children’s book called THE NIGHT RIDERS.
Matt Furie is the kind of artist that when you look at his work, you get this kind of sickeningly fantastic wave of awe and nostalgia that often leaves you laughing as if you just took an enormous, gravitybong-sized rip. His illustrations and comics both exist on entirely different plains, but each showcase a unique re-imagining of characters that have lingered in your brain stream since you were a child. The amazingly grotesque and bizarre cast of colorful anthropomorphic characters in BOYS CLUB geniusly crafted a land of never ending high school fantasies come to life, 80s paraphernalia, video games, and bugged out animal headed sex freaks.
In what could only be deemed as an equally shocking and compelling turn of events, Matt’s newest release is with none other than San Francisco’s McMullens, an imprint of McSweeney’s publishing house. Titled THE NIGHT RIDERS, Matt took a chance on creating a children’s book that displayed his richly detailed and hyper colored illustrations in the form of a story book. Matt was also kind enough to spare some time from his space coasting life to share some thoughts on his newest release.