Nickolas (Nick the Hat) Gucker
Nick Gucker occupies his nights perched at his art table conjuring up nightmare visions and freakish delights out of ink, charcoal, watercolor and acrylic media.
His art has appeared on the covers and the innards of numerous Lovecraftian, horror and weird fiction publications both print and online. His illustrations embellish publications from William Morrow (Harper Collins), Word Horde, Dim Shores, Spectral, Deadite, Swallowdown, Eraserhead, Perilous, Splatterpunk, Blysster, Uncle Mike’s Woldwide, Ulthar, Eryx, Martian Migraine, Dunhams Manor, Dynatox, Lovecraft eZine and Sinister Grin Press.
In 2012 and 2016, Nick won the Pickman’s Apprentice Iron Artist challenge at the Portland HP Lovecraft Film Festival and had the honor of creating artwork used for the 2013 & 2017 HP Lovecraft Film Festival posters and merchandise.
Nick has exhibited his works in a variety of group gallery shows, from Alaska to Rhode Island to the Pacific Northwest. In 2014, Nick had his first solo show at Spectrum House in Georgtown, WA called “A Compendium of Curious Creeps”, which ran for two months. In 2017 Nick co-exhibited with Cassie Murphy and Genevieve St. Charles-Monet in a show called “Bad Anatomy” at the Saloon Gallery in Seattle, WA for the month of May.
Nick’s artwork also appeared in two music videos produced by Phil Mucci and Diabolik Films.
In addition, Nick’s unique; one-of-a-kind custom commission pieces grace the walls, clothing and limbs of various and sundry patrons of the arts from near and far.