Reprehensible Digest was developed to enrich the creative impulses of insidious mastermind Blacktooth. The unusual works featured here are designed to relieve pressure, to diminish the surging well of ideas waiting to explode. Indeed, RepDigest is a collective repository, a dumping ground for chopped literature and repulsive art. There are no great works here, just tasteless whims crushed in a blender, scraps of marrow for a vulgar hound. As a creative force, Blacktooth would like to share his brain with you, a sonic breakfast full of color and necrosis. Indeed, the urge to create screams from within – a thin trickle of oil seeping from a damaged temple. For those who enjoy absurd literature and art, prepare yourselves for the feast. Wash your hands with mercury and open your mind, for the holy scarecrow has made off with your mistress. It's time for RepDigest, and Blacktooth is your host…
In regards to Blacktooth, there are many wrinkles and creases to iron out in this fable. The basics alone would likely generate a short, boring novel. In lieu of that rainy day, we will keep the discussion simple. A self-trained illustrator, Blacktooth began sketching at a young age. Inspired by Star Wars and Godzilla, monsters and mutants dominated in the imagination – science fiction and fantasy were the earliest known sources of nourishment.
As Blacktooth's nature evolved, the discovery of horror movies and metal records would usurp his primary influence. Such degenerate influences would severely impair his psychological development. Regardless, trace elements of this juvenile misery are still reflected in his work. Eventually Blacktooth would develop a much finer taste for vintage paperback illustrations. Such appreciation is clearly outlined in the Catacombs section.
Having rejected formal training, Blacktooth now finds himself in a vast world of disposable media. It seems everyone wants to be a collective part of the Star Wars universe, that every sketch artist has a new spin on Bat Man or Venom. While he does appreciate comic books and tattoo art, Blacktooth cannot bring himself to replicate established franchise characters. Life's too short for imitation.
Instead, Blacktooth will always remain unique and independent. While Blacktooth has many shortcomings as an artist, he makes no illusions about his passion. His imagination may be raw and dark, but he works hard to cultivate fertile ideas. His peculiar visions are nothing more than patience and genuine brain power. He hopes you enjoy this rogue presentation. RepDigest may be a small pyramid, but the ideas are grand and the love is real…
Now for the self-absorbed QA session to help answer frequently asked questions:
QUESTION: Did I have a traumatic childhood?
ANSWER: No. Quite the opposite in fact. I was a deadbeat toddler who expected too much out of his parents. In fact, I dropped them on their heads when I was a baby... (That's called humor, pretentious golf clap please).
QUESTION: Do I use narcotics or substances to generate all this crap?
ANSWER: Negative. I do not use chemical agents to seek inspiration. My state of euphoria is based on physical fitness, not chemical ingestion. I'm clean. But that's not to say I condemn others who choose to seek nirvana. Who am I to judge... I will confess to a nice glass of whiskey on occasion – everyone has an occasional vice.
QUESTION: Do I have my own studio?
ANSWER: Technically no. My brain is my studio. I bring my tools wherever I go, drawing pads, pencils, etc. I work a regular job and have minimal time to accomplish my creative objectives. It has taken me several years of frustration to flesh out this basic platform for RepDigest, and I'm hardly just beginning.
QUESTION: Why don't you use a standardized design site like Wix or Weebly?
ANSWER: Because I don't feel like wearing somebody else's underwear. I would prefer to have complete control over all assets of my creative garbage heap. I spent years fighting with HTML, but at least now I have my own responsive tomb. It may not be pretty, but I can exorcise my demons here. Besides, hiring a professional webslinger wasn't in my budget. There are plenty of errors and mistakes under the surface, but people have flaws too. RepDigest is an extension of myself.