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Toxic Avenger and Surf Nazis Must Die by Rhys Cooper - Double Feature

by Brock H on October 30, 2011

 

When looking for an artist to commission we heard of this baron of artwork madness named Rhys Cooper, living somewhere in Australia. We set out on a hunt to reach him and as we had hoped, Rhys was totally rock solid about the idea of working with Troma and Skuzzles on some official Troma merchandise. 

As it turns out, Rhys is also a huge Troma fan and had recently watched Surf Nazis Must Die. We originally intended to commission Rhys for the Toxic Avenger print of our series, but there was a catch. He would only do it if us Canucks sent him a 666L of maple syrup, a Team Canada hockey jersey, some flannel clothing and of course, allowed him to create a Surf Nazis Must Die print. We didn’t hesitate to the baron’s requests and immediately brought the demands to the higher council, known as Troma. As we hoped, Lord Lloyd Kaufman and his devoted minions at Troma signed off on the deal. The package of odd requests was mailed to Rhys' castle in Australia and the battle on the artwork commenced. We knew Rhys was talented and we seen what he could do, so we told him to go buck-wild on the colors.  A few weeks of total destruction passed and sure enough, Rhys Cooper had crafted an 8-color masterpiece of magnitude that can only be explained by one single word, EPIC !

                               

 


The results are astounding! These prints are both 12” x 36” (1ft x 3ft) and feature 8-colors on white stock, including 2 metallic green inks that glimmer like the lights on ET’s mother-ship during a clear-skied night. If Elliot seen this, I’m sure he’d shit himself… and if Spielberg’s movie is true-to-life, that means ET himself would have shit himself (or itself) too.  But the sweet stuff doesn’t end with these 2 prints alone. There’s a 3rd print that’s ultra limited and ultra amazing. We blasted both the Toxic Avenger and Surf Nazis Must Die onto a single sheet of 24” x 36” (2ft x 3ft) to create a double-feature variant, limited to only 50. 

 

 

 




Rhys has worked with companies such as; Gallery 1988, Tommy Good, MondoTees, London Film Comic Con, Spoke Art, etc.  If you like Critters, Gremlins, Predator, Back to The Future, and From Dusk Till Dawn... you should check out some more of Rhys' work. 

Here's a little Troma nostalgia to hold you over:

Troma's The Toxic Avenger Trailer

Troma's Surf Nazis Must Die! Trailer


Summary of Sale (Tuesday Nov 1st, 2011 @ Random): 

The Toxic Avenger - Regular

Colors:                8 Colors (w/ 2 metallic greens)
Size:                   12” x 36” (1ft x 3ft)
Edition Size:       130    


Surf Nazis Must Die - Regular

Colors:              8 Colors (w/ 2 metallic greens)
Size:                 12” x 36” (1ft x 3ft)
Edition Size:     130


Toxic Avenger & Surf Nazis Must Die - Double Feature - Variant

Colors:            8 Colors (w/ 2 metallic greens)
Size:                24” x 36” (2ft x 3 ft)
Edition Size:    50

 
* All prints are printed by D&L Screenprinting

Comments


  • Posted by Jake on December 22, 2012

    Unfortunately I didn’t know about this website untill recently and was bummed to see the Troma prints sold out. I was lucky enough to get my hands on the Toxic Avenger / Surf Nazis Must Die double feature and the Class of Nuke ’Em High varient via online auction though! As for now though, I have a close excited-eye on this site for future projects you guys come up with!!!

    PS. A “Little Monsters” movie print with Howie Mandel’s character Maurice would make my life complete ;0

  • Posted by Spotlight Displays on October 20, 2012

    The SNMD print is just AMAZING!!! Just wish I knew about you guys before as I am really pissed I didn’t get a hold of the TA and the double feature!!!

    Great work guys!!!!!!!!

    Semper Fi!

  • Posted by Skuzzes Admin on November 01, 2011

    Emma, thanks a lot for the feedback.. it’s much appreciated. I’m glad you like our prints, we really wanted to ensure top-notch quality on these puppies, so we’ve been getting them printed at D&L Screenprinting… one of the best print companies EVER. They can’t have all the credit though, the artists we’ve worked with so far have been beyond amazing!

    Right now we’re on our logistics to get our shipping costs down, so in the near future expect cheaper shipping rates—maybe not the next drop, but soon. Thanks again for the feedback, we’ll be releasing something much different in the near future.. maybe there’s even a hint somewhere on the site!

  • Posted by Emma on November 01, 2011

    Already ordered Class of Nuke em High (which the look and quality was amazing!!!) and just ordered the other 3 prints to complete the series so far. You guys have me poster whipped! Only wish I had gotten here in time to get the double feature before it sold out!

  • Posted by ToxieFace on October 31, 2011

    WOWWOWOWOW I’m a huge fan of these, cannot wait to get my hands on both of them.. i just signed up for the mailing list are you giving away prints or prizes this series?

  • Posted by Gorelog on October 31, 2011

    Out of the park guys!

  • Posted by Devon Wilson on October 31, 2011

    Why does Rhys have to make such awesome prints for companies i havent heard about yet? it wouldn’t be bad if their other prints sucked, but this is breaking my bank.. now ill have to buy them all ugh

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