Monday, January 28, 2013

Meet Ricky Rebel: Drafts For "Satan Brand Magazine" Cover And Layout

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After I told Ricky Rebel, in 1995, that I would help him make his very own magazine, he immediately got to work producing a torrent of design ideas and layouts. Above is his rough design for the front cover. I ended up designing something quite a bit less cluttered (I'll show you that later). I love his tagline here: If it doesn't say Satan it says nothing at all. I also love the little demon wearing glasses at the bottom of the page.

 

I wonder what "real" Satanists would make of Rick's drawings and his idiosyncratic take on their "faith"? Rick, after all, had no use for actual Satanism: "Anton Lavey is boring," he'd declare (correctly). Mainly, Rick just wanted to anger Christians, his favorite pastime.

UPDATE: This may very well be Rick Rebel on Facebook, though I can't imagine what he's doing in the presence of children. I'm not on Facebook, so I can't contact him through it. Anybody want to give it a go? Be discreet; it may not be him. OMG, I would love to get back in touch with him.

UPDATE: Pony Pal Diane has contacted Mr. Pender via Facebook. We shall see!

9 comments:

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

Facebook itself is pretty satanic so that could very well be him.

Peteykins said...

It really looks like him. I hope some kind Pony Pal will make discreet inquiries.

dianegsocialist said...

done

Anonymous said...

What if Ricky's now a born again Christian with two kids?

Peteykins said...

Then I'll be sad, Anonymous, but I'll have closure.

samael7 said...

These two seem a bit more dick-lite than previous, to my mild disappointment.

And...are those supposed to be swastikas?

Peteykins said...

Maybe, Samael. I wouldn't read too much into it, though. Like the whole "Satanism" thing, I'm sure Rick was thoroughly ignorant of Naziism, and no doubt employed swastikas as pure "piss everybody off" tactics. I can certainly say with confidence that Rick never once displayed an ounce of racism or antisemitism. In fact, he really disliked any kind of bigotry or bias.

Wayne said...

I really like the adorable s-shaped snakes with bat ears. If real snakes had cute bat ears like that they would be America's Favorite Pet, replacing kittens.

There'd probably be U-Tube videos called "Here's Snakey the Snake snacking on a kitten. Aww...how cute."

samael7 said...

Worry not, Peteykins. I know "over the top" when I see it.

It's just that they look like "practice" swastikas, which are surprisingly hard to draw. I know this to be true, because used to doodle during 8th grade science a "series" that essentially was "101 Ways To Kill Pac-Man."

This typically involved daggers and x'd out eyes. But occasionally I'd get creative, and I once I put the "Juden" yellow star on Pac-Man (he was yellow already) and then had him killed by Ghost-Nazis "Heil, Blinkie!").

Believe it or not, I was a very happy, non-morbid child.