Unusual Books & Collage Art

FUCKIN’ CRITES was a genius !!!

R.I.P. Brother - I am devastated……..!!

DAMN one of the finest artists I know and my excellent friend for years has just passed away !!!!!!!!!!!!!

We had been collaborating on an art book project recently that will never be realized now - I was out of town for a few days - just got home yesterday - and this morning I learned the horrible truth !!!!!!!

TOM CRITES a.k.a. ‘Fuckin’ Crites’ has passed away - he was the brain behind the infamous art magazine ‘MALEFACT’ and one of the most intelligent people I ever knew…

A truly fine craftsman - incredible pen and ink artist with hundreds maybe thousands of amazing images - he was NO DOUBT a GENIUS !!

We met years ago when I ran the AMOK Bookshop in Hollywood / Silverlake area…around ‘98 maybe ‘99…

His Art was NOT computer SHIT ART - it was fine craftsmanship - pen and ink hand drawn incredibly detailed beyond compare…

I LOVE CRITES and HIS ART must somehow be immortalized !!!!

He drew this SIGIL recently for our upcoming art book project - the last art image he sent to me… I am typing thru the tears…

A true visionary genius - to say he will be sorely missed is a gross understatement - but words are all I have at this point !!!

R.I.P. my brother….