Tales for Dark Hours
Published-works_Peter-Mark-May2My 11th book cover, for the Peter Mark May book The Flood
published-works_Peter-Mark-May1My 10th book cover, for the Peter Mark May book The Red Death
book-cover_insatiableMy 10th book cover, for the novel out of England Insatiable, courtesy of authors Jack Bantry and Robert Essig
published-works_The-End-of-the-WorldMy third book, The End of the World. Sort of a loose sequel to my first novel "The Black Seas of Infinity", this features some of the characters from my second book of short stories.
Down Highways in the DarkOil painting I did for the cover of my second book "Down Highways In The Dark...By Demons Driven".
The Black Seas Of InfinityOil painting I did for the cover of my first novel "The Black Seas Of Infinity". I originally planned this as the cover, and my first publisher talked me out of it. When Permuted Press re-issued this, I finally had the chance to use the original cover.
Past IndiscretionsMy 9th book cover, on the 4th collection of stories from the infamous Splatterpunk Zine, ghoulishly edited by Jack Bantry
published-works_bloodstainsThe fifth collection of stories by Splatterpunk Zine, this features both a cover and an interior story by me
Fighting BackMy 8th book cover, for this second collection of Splatterpunk Zine stories
Not DeadMy 7th book cover, this was for the first collection of Splatterpunk Zine stories. I'm a regular illustrator on their magazine as well, having worked on every issue so far, and doing the covers for all but one
Splatterpunk 1My illustration was used as both the cover and as an interior image in the first issue of Splatterpunk. This is the re-issue. It was smaller in size, and featured the whole drawing (not just a cut out like the original).
Splatterpunk 2I did the cover, and the illustration was used for an interior story in the second issue of Splatterpunk.
Splatterpunk 3The third issue of Splatterpunk, and the first not to feature my art n the cover! My art was used for an interior story.
Splatterpunk 4The 4th issue of Splatterpunk, and back to using my art on the cover. Continuing the tradition, it also illustrated an interior story.
Splatterpunk 5My favorite illustration to date for Splatterpunk, this one graced the cover and a story by Adam Cesare.
Splatterpunk 6My artwork graced the cover and illustrated an interior story by Bracken MacLeod.
Splatterpunk 7My illustration on the seventh issue of Splatterpunk. It was also used for an interior story by Jeff Strand.
Splatterpunk 8The 8th issue, and the last to come out before their current hiatus. I used Gina from our shop as a model on this
Back in print after a brief hiatus, and bigger than ever, is the new issue of Splatterpunk! With a cover by your's truly, illustrating the interior story "Scratch that itch" by Daniel Eaves.. I used Paul and Michael from the shop as models by the way...I think it says something about our work dynamic!
Splatterpunk11My cover for Splatterpunk magazine. This image also illustraed the interior story "A Subserviant Breed" by Tom Over.
Splatterpunk 10My cover for Splatterpunk. This was the first issue to feature one of my short stories, entitled "Fort Bragg". The cover illustration is based off that story.
Splatterpunk12My cover illustration for Splatterpunk that was also used for the interior story "Pregnant at the Prom" by Daniel Volpe.
Splatterpunk AdSplatterpunk ad for two chapbooks, one being my limited edition "Christmas Is Cancelled".
The SopathsMy painting was used for the cover to this Piers Anthony novel "The Sopaths"
The Black Seas Of InfinityThe original cover for The Black Seas Of Infinity, released by my first publisher, Anarchy Books
SkinDeep January 2016Nice one page feature on my new novel Down Highways In The Dark...By Demons Driven.
Black Static Magazine #21My first illustration for Black Static Magazine, this was for the story "Extraneus Invokat", and is still my favorite illustration I've done for them.
Litro Magazine #138The horror issue of Litro magazine featured one of my illustrations.
Black Static Magazine #24I did an illustration for the story "Dermot" in Black Static Magazine. The initial image was more than twice as big, but they cropped most of it with the justification that the image gave away too much of the story.
Black Static #39Issue #39 of Black Static featured one of my illustrations.
The Horror Zine MagazineThe Horror Zine used a painting of mine for their 2014 issue.
Infected By ArtSo honored to be in the new Infected By Art hardcover. The entries were judged by the likes of Patrick Jones and Donato Giancola.
Red Door Magazine #16My painting graced the front cover of Red Door magazine #16.
Black and Gray IVThe Black and Gray book number 4, featuring both my art and my tattoos.
Inked 65Jason Vorhees mask I painted up and sculpted for a Paul
Vagabond 12Nice feature on me, my art, and my books in Vagabond #12
Tattoo Revue155Tattoo Revue 155, with an early review on my first novel, still entitled "By Demons Driven", and a feature on the Paul Acker film project that I did concept sketches for.
A New Approach front coverMy painting appeared on the first release by Purity Records "A New Approach: The State Of Northeast Hardcore". This was way back in 1999
A New Approach back coverMy painting on the back cover of the first release from Purity Records.
Coalesce front album coverOil painting I did for the coalesce album 0:12 "A Revolution In Just Listening"
Coalesce back album coverOil painting I did for the back cover of the Coalesce Album 0:12 "A Revolution In Just Listening"
Christmas-is-CancelledMy limited to 300 copies signed and numbered chapbook released by Splatterpunk Zine released in 2012
Locked In A Vacancy front coverWatercolor painting I did for the front cover of the Locked In A Vacancy album "Exit The Futility Ward"
Back cover for a Locked In A Vacancy albumWatercolor I did for the back cover of the Locked In A Vacancy album "Enter The Futility Ward".
The Shai Hulud limited edition re-issue of their first albumI originally did this painting for the Shai Hulud album "That Within Blood Ill Tempered". After their new vocalist thought it was too close to the theme of their last album, they instead used it on the limited edition, vinyl only re-issue of their debut album "Hearts Once Nourished".
Zombie Apocalypse EP coverMy second painting, but the first one used, for the Zombie Apocalypse album "This Is A Spark Of Life". The image is actually of an oil painting I did back in art school, they deemed the first one I did for them "too horrifying".
Splatterpunk ChapbooksSplatterpunk issued a chapbook with dual covers and two stories, and used my paintings on both sides.
Realistic Oil PaintingMy short paperback on realistic oil painting, released by Eternal.
100 Faces Of MaryThe book featuring the work on display at the "100 Faces Of Mary" art show. I had a piece in that show and it's in this book.
Maximum Rock And Roll #170 I did the cover and interior illustrations for the main article in Maximum Rock And Roll #170, way back in 1997!
2012_horror_calendar_by_danhenk_ddfm8fv-fullviewThe first edition of my soon to be yearly horror calendar. This was a collaboration with Paul Acker and was released by Eternal Ink. Initially, half was to be done by me, and half by Paul. After way too many delays, I ended up doing 8 of the interior pages while Paul contributed 4.
2013 CalendarThe second edition of my yearly horror calendar, and my first to feature a bevy of artists whose work I enjoyed. Jeff Esminger, Joey Ortega, Paul Acker, Adrian Dominic, Rodd Diaz, Scott Treretola, Steve Morris, Tommy Lee Wendtner, Ron Russo, Nick Baxter, and Buz Hasson were all a part
2015 CalendarThe 2015 edition of my yearly horror calendar. this was released by Painful Pleasures. We skipped a year in the hopes of getting it out early and in the hands of retailers, although it turned out most found it too horrific and too much of a niche market to use. Chet Zar, Nick Baxter, Tom Taylor, Ron Russo, Buz Hasson, Jay Shlak , Jeff Zornow, Paul Acker, Jon Zig, Andy Barrett, and Tommy Lee Wendtner were all a part
calenderPainful Pleasures produced the one the year before, but Tattoo Media Ink stepped in, I had a sit down chat with Carlo, and he agreed to release the 2016 Horror Calendar as a pull out insert in the December release of on of the Skin Art magazines. So, as per my usual routine,I went about securing the talents of 11 artists who would contribute a page. Tom Taylor, Andy Barrett, Stefano Alcantra, Brian Murphy, Paul Booth, Bob Tyrell, Jeff Zornow, Timothy Boor, Buz Hasson, Chet Zar, Ron Russo, and Cecil Porter all contributed. Buz illustrated the dates portion for the artists who only contributed a picture, and me and Tommy Lee Wendtner provided cover paintings.
Then, a month before it was to come out, Carlo died. He was the principle owner, and the magazines went on hiatus.
When his silent partner, Al, resurrected them, it was already February of 2016, and he published the calendar as the middle pages of Tattoo Review 174.
Not at all what I was hoping for, and I apologize to all of the participating artists.
ddfmej6-41ca74bf-e1b1-4591-bcfa-6d83d563e30f2017 Horror calendar.
This was to be a freebie pullout included in Tattoo Revue 179. Only it never came out. The previous year Carlo was to release my 2016 horror calendar as a free pullout in the December issue. Only he died, and the magazine went on hiatus.
When it resurfaced in February, it printed my calendar (with the January entry already irrelavent) as the interior 24 pages. People couldn't even hang the thing on their wall. Yet, still trying to keep the calendar alive, I took Al at his word when he apologized and promised to do right by the next edition. So I reached out and secured the talents of (the now deceased) Jed Leiknes, Tommy Lee Wendtner, Tom Taylor, Timothy Boor, Jeff Zornow, Rodd Diaz, Chet Zar, Nick Baxter, Jesse Levitte, Ron Russo, and Stefano Alcantara.
Only the magazine went on hiatus again, fucking over all of us, and I finally put the calendar to rest
Eight Arms Of InspirationYet another Out Of Step Books release that I was happy to contribute too.
ExcavateHardcover that Out of Step Books released featuring some of my artwork.
Feathers Of InspirationAnother book put out by Out Of Step Books that features a few of my paintings.
Cranial VisionsNice book courtesy of Memento Publishing that features some of my work.
Antennae of InspirationA couple of my paintings are featured in this Out Of Step Books hardcover.
The Skeleton BookBack before Tommy Helm was on TV, his studio Empire State Tattoo did this book featuring skull artwork, and I have a piece in here.
PandaemoniumPandaemonium hardcover book out courtesy of out Of Step books. Several of my works are featured in here.
The Tarot ProjectThe vision of European artist Astrid, each selected individual was given a tarot card and asked to render an illustration they would like to grace it with. I received the "Ace of Swords" card. When it was published as a limited edition book, mine was the only painting printed upside down.
Aphrodesia 2Related to the yearly Spectrum, this focused on "art of the female form". This was the second book by them and featured one of my paintings.
Pint Sized PaintingsA project started by Durb Morrison of Hell City fame, tiny 2"x3" canvas were given to artists. I did two, and both are featured in this book.
Breda 2013 Tattoo Convention PosterOil painting I did for the 2013 Breda Tattoo Convention.
Dead By Dawn T-shirtBlack Hope Cursed used my artwork on one of their "Artist series" t-shirts.
Dead By Dawn RaglanMy illustration graces the front of this Raglan by Black Hope Curse.
Indecision t-shirtPolitical illustration I did for the band Indecision. They printed it on shirts and used it to promote their "Release the Cure" tour.
Shai Hulud hoodieArtwork I initially did for the cover of Shai Hulud's second album, "That Within Blood Ill Tempered", but only eventually used by them on a hoodie that was sold on tour.
Most Precious Blood t-shirtMost Precious Blood used my illustration on this t-shirt they sold on their first tour. I initially drew it for a fanzine that never saw the light of day entitled "I've Had It"
Inaddict t-shirtInkAddict used one of the illustrations in my debut novel for a t-shirt
Splatterpunk t-shirtThe design I did for Splatterpunk was used as their logo, and graced the front cover of their first shirt.
123599014_3253552081434132_6904735395108366811_nThe second shirt using one of my designs by the horror magazine Splatterpunk
Madcap Magazine April 1995The first thing I ever had published, way back in 1995. This was in the magazine Madcap, a Washington, DC based newspaper that featured all political cartoons. It was their debut issue, someone in the local scene had noticed all the artwork I was doing for bands. Originally I drew up this strip for the fanzine me and my friend's were releasing entitled "Powerless Press". The zine went defunct after one issue, with a bunch of nazi skins trying to jump me at a local Denny's because one article featured a picture of a black athlete.
Madcap Magazine April 1995 (2)My second and third cartoons for Madcap Magazine. Inexplicably, they used two this time, which put me on a very tight schedule for the next one.
Madcap Magazine May 1995My third time around for Madcap Magazine
Madcap Magazine May 1995 (2)My 5th contribution to Madcap Magazine.
Madcap Magazine June 1995I was starting to get behind, but this was my 6th cartoon for Madcap Magazine.
Madcap Magazine September 1995My last illustration, and with a two month lag, for Madcap Magazine. I was getting way behind, and I know they ceased publication at some point not to long after this issue.
Tattoo Artist Magazine #20The first "Rollo & Me" cartoon I did for TAM. The stories were narrated to me by Keith Underwood, who worked with the famous Mike Malone. The icon of early tattooing was more well known as Rollo Banks. I illustrated this thinking it would be in black and grey, and the magazine colored it. I've included my black and white original, and the coloring job the magazine did.
Tattoo Artist Magazine #22This was the second strip I managed to get the publisher to print in black and grey. I thought it was my best yet, and the lack of color did it justice. I had ventured away from that Robert Crumb, early Steve Bissette style I was going for into something more readable. It seemed to especially be a priority since I was still struggling to condense full stories down into a one page format.
Tattoo Artist Magazine 23The 4th strip I did for TAM. The publisher decided he needed a color strip to go with his color magazine, and started to add some additional shades. I liked it better than full color, but it still looked off to me.
Tattoo Artist Magazine #24The fifth "Rollo & Me" cartoon that I did for TAM, and the last one I submitted in just black and white. They had taken to coloring the strip, and I wasn't satisfied with the printed result.
Tattoo Artist Magazine #29After quite a bit of experimenting and back and forth, I did this cartoon as a watercolor painting. No overlays for the line work like on the previous three, no separate sheets of color. Although it was the first one I had been satisfied with in awhile, I still felt it took too long and wasn't quite what I was going for.
tattoo_artist_magazine_33_by_danhenk_ddf06oe-fullviewThe second to last "Me & Rollo" comic strip I did for Tattoo Artist Magazine. I had moved to Philadephia at this point, and only had two more stories dictated to me by Keith Underwood. This was a bit unfortunate, as I felt I had finally reached a groove with my comic style. I started with a more Robert Crumb, indie comics based approach, thinking it would all be in black and grey. Crash, the publisher, insisted on color, allowed me to do the second story in black and grey, then started having his staff color them. I really didn't like the results, and after faltering a bit, including spending way too long doing one strip in full on watercolors, I finally narrowed down my style, took some advice from comic artists, and had my inks colored by the talented Blair Smith
Rollandme35The last strip of the "Rollo & Me" cartoon I did for Tattoo Artist Magazine, which was a shame, as I finally felt it all came together and I'd settled into my grove with this cartoon. But, unfortunately, I'd moved from Austin, Texas to work at Paul Acker's shop Deep Six in Philadelphia, which meant I could no longer stop by and pester Keith Underwood to give me new stories to work with. They were all based on his crazy experiences with the famous Rollo, and it was his idea to start the strips, but alas, it didn't last.
I did the pencils and inks on 11" by 17" Bristol board, and Blair Smith added the colors
BlackHopeCurseThe second shirt I did for the clothing company Black Hope Curse. I also eventually used this image as the logo for my new shop in Long Beach, NY
Eternal inkI think this was the first ever custom set of inks Eternal offered! When another ink brand made a zombie set, and I was in all the magazines as the "horror guy", the representatives gave me the set to try. I hated it and went to Eternal saying "let me make you a real set'.