Here’s a project that never happened. After you’ve read this, forget that you have and proceed as normal.
Commissioned by Asbestos Records, Treephort’s Nightmare Pizza packaging was intended to be a CD sleeve emulating a takeout pizza box. Here’s what I illustrated for the release.
The cover featured a Rat Fink inspired nightmare-version of the ubiquitous stereotype that is the North American pizza box chef. Being a child of the ’80s, weaned on Garbage Pail Kids, Wacky Packages and Fangoria Magazine, I can say this project flowed from me with ease. Illustrating the gross-out and somewhat dangerous pizza toppings for the disk face awakened a dormant adolescent in me and gave him full control of the drawing tablet. Unfortunately, like a pizza delivery called in by pranksters, this pie has gone unclaimed (see what I did there).