Posts Tagged ‘Roadburn Festival’

What Is Best In Life? The Official Roadburn 2016 Artwork By Becky Cloonan

Posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2015

We at Roadburn are ecstatically proud to unveil the official artwork for Roadburn 2016, lovingly wrought by acclaimed comic-book illustrator Becky Cloonan who will be following in the illustrious footsteps of such predecessors as Michel Langevin, Costin Chioreanu and Arik Roper.

Born in Pisa, Italy, in 1980 and first coming to prominence in 2003 through her art in Eisner nominated comic series Demo, written by fan-favourite Brian Wood, Cloonan‘s mix of clean, bold lines mixed with subtle intricacies, Manga-influenced angularity and artful use of chiaroscuro and colour quickly marked her very much out as an artist to pay serious attention to.

A run on DC / Vertigo‘s American Virgin, a series of well-received self-published one-shot comics – both written and drawn by Cloonan2011‘s Wolves, 2012‘s The Mire and 2013‘s Demeter and runs on Dark Horse comics’ Conan The Barbarian title and DC / Vertigo‘s brutal viking saga Northlanders, both written, again, by Brian Wood, lead in 2012 to Cloonan becoming the first female artist ever to draw the main Batman title.

Along the way Cloonan has provided stunning illustrations for a new edition of Bram Stoker‘s immortal Dracula, collaborated with My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way on the art for his Dark Horse miniseries The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys and, most recently, stretched her writing chops with new science-fiction series Southern Cross for Image comics, to name but some of her work.

In addition to her comic art, Cloonan – a serious music fan and metalhead – has long been providing art for t-shirts and gig posters for numerous punk, hardcore and metal bands, with her outstanding art for a number of t-shirts for The Sword in particular really standing out..

Her intricate linework, art-deco sensibilities and dark psychedelic edge make her the perfect match for Roadburn, with her comics background providing a fresh edge to the Roadburn aesthetic.

Of her work for Roadburn, Cloonan commented: “When I was asked to do the art for Roadburn 2016, I couldn’t have been more excited! After a lot of sketching (I mean, a LOT!) I settled on the image of a Queen, and as I drew her, she became this silent and compelling character with I think, quite a history. As the artwork came together, a larger story unfolded- I guess that’s just the way I work! You can see her at the bottom of the illustration, glancing over her shoulder as she leads a funeral procession of the old King… Just what was her role in all of this? And what will happen now that the King is dead?

“I’ll be doing a few more pieces for the festival that will hint at other pieces of the story, but I don’t want to give too much away. I’ve always enjoyed art that evokes a mood, setting and characters, but whose narratives are open-ended enough to let you draw your own conclusions.”

She’ll be providing the official poster art for Roadburn 2016 along with four individual day posters, yet to be revealed, and taking part in the official exhibition of art at Projectspace TilburgGust van Dijk.

We can’t wait for you to see the full scope of what she’s created.

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Hear It Here – Roadburn 2015 Audio Streams Posted On Line: Eyehategod, The Heads, Kandado ft. Robert Hampson and White Hills Among Others

Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015

Thanks to Marcel van de Vondervoort (Torture Garden Studio) and his recording team, and VPRO 3voor12, we’re able to bring you the latest of our audio streams from Roadburn 2015. Start your week off with audio taken from sets by Ivar Bjørnson‘s Bardspec , Botanist, Brimstone, Darkher, Eyehategod, Kandodo ft. […]

Hear It Here: Roadburn 2015 Audio Streams On Line: Acid Witch, Bongripper, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Ken Mode and Thou Among Others

Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

We may be at the height of summer this week, with temperatures soaring, but we’re reflecting back on April when we had Acid Witch, Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Bongripper, Death Hawks, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Kenmode, Mugstar, SubRosa, Thou, and The Tower all play at Roadburn 2015. Thanks to Marcel […]

Album of the Day: Les Discrets – Live At Roadburn

Posted on Monday, June 15th, 2015

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: Live albums always feel, at best, a little bit redundant to me. Live music is an all-round sensory experience – the sights, the smells, the volume and the engagement are all things that are bred from actually being there and unless the band intend on […]

Hear It Here: Roadburn 2015 Audio Streams On Line: Argus, Bell Witch, Monolord, Svartidaudi and Uzala Among Others

Posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Today we’re continuing with our series of audio streams from Roadburn 2015, and as ever we bring them to you with huge thanks to Marcel van de Vondervoort (Torture Garden Studio) and his recording team, and VPRO 3voor12. Anthroprophh – Live at Roadburn 2015 Argus – Live at Roadburn 2015 […]

Les Discrets – Live at Roadburn Out Now On Prophecy

Posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Roadburn played host to Les Discrets in 2013, and their performance at the festival has been captured perfectly on their new release, Live at Roadburn. As part of Neige’s Artist in Residence, Les Discrets played at Het Patronaat on Friday April 19, which marked – according to the band –“the […]

Hear It Here: Roadburn 2015 Audio Streams On Line: Bongripper, Goatwhore, Primitive Man, Salem’s Pot and The Golden Grass Among Others

Posted on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

We have another batch of audio streams from Roadburn 2015, thanks to Marcel van de Vondervoort (Torture Garden Studio) and his recording team, and VPRO 3voor12. This time around we’ve captured a good cross section – everything from Scott H. Biram’s laid back blues to Goatwhore’s blistering aggression. Also featured […]

Roadburn’s Record Collectors Anonymous Is Now Online Via Facebook

Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Roadburn calls you to the general meeting of Record Collectors Anonymous. We have started a Facebook group that is a safe place where we (both Roadburn attendees, and those who don’t attend) can discuss the highs and lows of collecting records; from the decline of the record store, to eBay […]

Hear It Here: Roadburn 2015 Audio Streams On Line: Eagle Twin, Lazer/Wulf, Minsk, Mortals and Sun Worship Among Others

Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015

We pride ourselves on the attention to detail at Roadburn – from the bands we pick, to the artists that exhibit, the curators that we invite and everything in between. This attention to detail extends to the audio recordings that we make of the bands that perform at the festival. […]

Roadburn Festival 2015 Video Reports

Posted on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Mark208 spends his days at Roadburn tirelessly dashing between venues and capturing as much of the live action as possible. Each day throughout the festival we posted up his previous day’s report, but now you can recap on the whole lot in one place. Relive the moments you don’t want […]