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  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,535

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

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  2. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,736


    He's a GREAT guy and I'm thrill I got the opportunity to meet him a couple of weeks ago and hang out. For sure one of the highlights of my summer.:cool:
  3. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 17,643


    Nice to know that I'm not alone in the respect that Coop gives to the style of the Early Times in the late 60's. I have fashioned my '34 sedan in that style and it truly is the car that I couldn't afford in the late 60's when I was hanging around with the Early Times. Ron Weeks '34 sedan, Jim Jabobs A pickup, Bob Darrahs '32 roadster, Bob Witt's T, Don Thelan's Vicky gasser, Leroy Smiths Fiat Topolino, Roger Brinkley's '32 sedan, Dan Woods T, all had "the look".
    One great memory was when I was 17 going with the Early Times to a three day car show in Eugene, Oregon in 1967. Great guys and great cars.
    I've always been a fan of Coops art, in fact I recently got the t-shirt he did for Bobby Greens Old Crow Speed Shop, not only to support a fellow HAMBer but because it was designed by Coop.
    Great artist, great taste, great sense of style...Thanks
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  4. Lucky Burton
    Joined: Dec 31, 2004
    Posts: 1,532

    Lucky Burton

    Nice interveiw Ryan.......
  5. Nice interview - I like his stuff also. Awesome explanation about why people are attracted to the Devil-girl!! :)
  6. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 7,436


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  7. He da debbil, I tells ya what!
  8. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,210

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    Great interview Ryan, nice kick start to a 3 day weekend!
    I've been enjoying Coop's art for only 3 years or so, definetly a class act!
  9. Plowboy
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 4,238


    Meeting Coop was one of the highlights of the trip to Bonneville for me. He is pretty cool compared to most of the "Famous" people I have met.

    I still remember the first time I saw his stuff. It was around '97 so I reckon that was just when he was getting started. I bought a shitload of swag and have smeared it all over everything I own. I still have the Devil girl poster on the wall of my garage, I had the devil girl on the coil covers of my Harleys, and I have the Alien girl on the dash of the spcetruck.....

    I Heart Coop.
  10. Some of that last black & white stuff reminds me of my mechanical drawing class. Always liked that kind of drawing. Of couse, Coop's is about 1237 times better than anything we did in high school.
  11. Lil' Billy
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 1,089

    Lil' Billy
    from Georgia

    I'm a big fan of Coop and his work. Ryan if you've got the time, I'd love to hear (read) your stories about Coop and life lessons.
  12. Vorhese
    Joined: May 26, 2004
    Posts: 751


    I want a car owned by a Satanist too!
  13. 53burb
    Joined: Jun 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,826


    Coop is one of many artists today that's keeping art and hot rodding alive. In his art and his own personnal passion too in the cars that he builds for himself. I have always admired his art. I myself, have a kool piece that he did for a logo on the back of a shirt w/ the devil girl' when down on Paramount St. now in the LBC. Love your work Coop!!!!! KNUX!
  14. monsterflake
    Joined: May 13, 2003
    Posts: 3,760


    hail satin!

    look up the cd cover art for "Vuudu U" by the Lords of Acid for one of my first Coop exposures...bitchin'!
  15. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
    Posts: 7,358

    Kevin Lee
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    I still want to know how the Hot Wheels deal went down. How about it? Haha.

    Great interview.
  16. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,501

    from Hypocrisy

    Anybody who appreciates a nice fat rear end on a woman is alright by me.
  17. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,992

    Member Emeritus

    I've got a couple of Bobby Green's T-shirts with the Old Crow by Coop. One white for the garage and one black for formal occasions. Really like his work.

  18. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 2,916


    Really good interview of a really cool guy- Coop is an excellent photographer, writer, and of course, illustrator. When I see the stuff he geeks out on 'positive ape'- like vintage tools and old signs- I realize how much I'm in line with his aesthetics.
    Talking w/ him at Bonneville also revealed that he's intelligent and yet down to earth, just like his art...

    Nice interview Ryan.
  19. Tinman
    Joined: Mar 6, 2001
    Posts: 963


    That Lords of Acid CD was my first exposure too! ...bad-ass art from a nice as hell dude.

    My girlfriend & I talked Boston Terriers with Coop a few years back at the MOON X-mas party and she just couldn't believe that here was the same man who painted those big, red devil-boobies that were all over my house at the time!
  20. Lucky77
    Joined: Mar 27, 2006
    Posts: 2,415


    Great interview. If you're a big fan of Coop, get the Devil's Advocate book. Mine's setting on my coffee table as the center piece of the living room. There's a comment about "ritual amputation" being the next phase in the body modification genre. To quote Coop, "Blame me if your kid comes home with a wooden leg." I never laughed out loud so hard when reading a book in my life. I'm pretty sure that devil with the cigar will have lots of staying power. A fellow HAMBer did this one for me. At any rate it beats the shit out of a tribal arm band:rolleyes:

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  21. 53burb
    Joined: Jun 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,826


    At any rate it beats the shit out of a tribal arm band....Amen to that!!! God I hate those tattoos. KNUX!
  22. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,022

    1. 60s Show Rods

    I heart COOP.
  23. 67Imp.Wagon
    Joined: Jun 16, 2001
    Posts: 1,191


    Good interveiw. I enjoyed reading that.
    I like the Devil girl bent over the mag wheel and slick myself.
  24. Lucky77
    Joined: Mar 27, 2006
    Posts: 2,415


    Holy shit!, I just looked at my last post and it's number 666!!!!! How creepy is that??? A post about Coop and a picture of my "mark of the beast." I don't know if I should go play the lottery or not leave the house:eek:
  25. COOP666
    Joined: May 8, 2007
    Posts: 701

    from Burbank!

    Aww, shucks... thanks for the nice words, everyone. I sincerely appreciate 'em.
  26. COOP666
    Joined: May 8, 2007
    Posts: 701

    from Burbank!

    The hot Wheels thing was sort of a back door deal. The set was done for a Japanese collectors' show, so Mattel corporate was a little more cool about letting me do what I wanted, than if it had been for a domestic release. It was great working with Van and all the other creative people at Hot Wheels. They were just as excited about the project as I was!
  27. Coupe-De-CAB
    Joined: Sep 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,098

    from Nor Cal

    Nice brush work ...i do agree:)
    Congrat's on developing a great talent and passion for art, very inspiring indeed.

    someday i hope to render hotroddin images with such grace with a brush, black ink and paper!

    ...other brush masters are Dirty Donny, Alan Forbes, Jimbo Phillips and Court Johnson (80's Powell Peralta graphics).

    thanks for the interview Ryan!
  28. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,074

    Alliance Vendor

    staring at that damned black and white drawing of the crager mag made my eyes hurt!. That sucker is shiny!
  29. COOP666
    Joined: May 8, 2007
    Posts: 701

    from Burbank!

    All those guys are awesome, but I must single out Jim Phillips as a big influence. That Screaming Hand is still one of the coolest logos EVER.

    Just like the guys who say "It ain't a hot rod if it doesn't have three pedals!" I think you don't really become a "real" artist until you learn to ink with a brush. Mastering that brush is one of the most challenging skills you can ever learn. You gotta keep doing it, too. I started inking something today after being away from the table for a couple of weeks, and it was giving me fits for a while, until I settled into my groove.

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