Don't worry kids, there's No Such Thing as Monsters...!
Weird sci-fi horror pop from performance artist and animator Stephen Holman!... Printed in 1986.
British-born painter and performance artist, Stephen Holman’s irreverent, multi-media work bridges the gap between hi-brow and low-brow, combining bio-science and political satire with messy, surreal comedy, demon whisks, dancing toilets and cheese-slice propulsion machines. His work has been called “a wildly inventive treat” by the LA Times.
Holman graduated from NE London Polytechnic in 1983 and emigrated to the US the following year. Inspired by NYC’s Lower East Side arts scene, he formed his first mixed-media ensemble, "Torture Chorus," and performed regularly in seminal NYC venues such as 8BC, Danceteria, and Franklin Furnace. In 1987, he moved to Los Angeles, where he co-founded "Theatre Carnivale," a ‘splattervillian’ performance troupe/venue located downtown in the music hall-style environs of LA’s Variety Arts Center. Outsider luminaries such as Johanna Went, Harry Kipper, John Fleck, and Charles Schneider performed regularly —alongside authentic magic acts, novelty stripper acts and works by experimental LA musicians.
In 1989, Holman started diversifying his fields of expression with comic books, solo exhibitions of his paintings and retrospectives.
In 1993, with wife and creative partner Josephine Huang, Holman started his production company (W)holesome Products, and has since created original TV series and specials for various networks including Life with Loopy and We are the Shrimpskins for Nickelodeon, Phantom Investigators for Kids!WB, and Dudley and Nestor Do Nothing for Disney.