Category Archives: Art

Slim Wild Boar & his Forsaken Shadow Album

Finally got a physical copy of this album in my hands! Slim Wild Boar & his Forsaken Shadow – Self Titled. Released in 2014. I did the album cover illustration as well as the record sticker with the boar and text on it.

o’death and Death Vessel screen printed poster

o'death and Death Vessel Poster. Kris Johnsen & Anabele Souza 2014

This o’death and Death Vessel print is now up for sale in my Etsy Shop. I have about 10 of these left and 100% of sales after shipping and Etsy processing charges is still going towards o’death to help them with their recent robbery that happened while on tour. Read more about it here. ( These were for sale at their show at SPACE Gallery in Portland, ME the other night with all money going towards the band as well, I think we sold a good amount of posters, the leftovers were given to the band. So this is the only place to get them before they are gone forever!

Birds in a Row on Wooden Panels for Bangor’s The Rock and Art Shop

Dead Bird Paintings - Kris Johnsen 2014
Recently I was asked to take part in a large group art show at the Rock and Art Shop in Bangor, Maine. This is a shop that I sell prints, T’s and patches at and have visited on occasion and is a really amazing place! The idea behind the show is about 30 artists all get 3, 5-5in wood panels to make art on. I decided to keep with a theme I was already working on for the new Blood Warrior album and have these relate. Two of the birds are part of the record packaging and one is an extension of it. The panels do not say Blood Warrior of have any text. I’m really happy with how these came out and they were really fun to work on. The panels are up at the shop now along with many other great artists. Each panel is $50 and only available through the Gallery. I believe there is an Opening/Closing Party for the show on December 5th. Or atleast that is when it is up until. If you are around Bangor please stop by and see my pieces!
Dead Bird Paintings - Kris Johnsen 2014

Dead Bird Paintings - Kris Johnsen 2014
Here’s two shots from the gallery below!


New Stag and Snake Screen Printed Poster

Stag and Snake Screen Printed Poster - Kris Johnsen 2014

I just finished up printing 2 editions of this print I created a few months ago for the band Graveyard Lovers. It was initially a t-shirt design for the band but I always kind of liked it so much I decided to make it into a 12-16in 1 color poster. I also printed a small edition with band text that will be sent to the band and available through them. These are up for sale now here.Stag and Snake Screen Printed Poster - Kris Johnsen 2014 Stag and Snake Screen Printed Poster - Kris Johnsen 2014 Stag and Snake Screen Printed Poster - Kris Johnsen 2014

Eric Hou art Show at Pinecone+Chickadee all month

For the past 3 years I’ve had the privilege of throwing a bunch of art shows at the store I work at called Pinecone+Chickadee. This month features Portland, ME based artist Eric Hou. His work is amazing and is up all month at the shop! Hope you can stop by and check it out, if not please check out Eric’s many online outlets…
Portfolio Website
Koala High

Above is a nice little write up from the Portland Phoenix.

Picnic Summer 2014 Re-cap

Picnic Summer 2014 was almost 2 weeks ago now but I’m just getting around to looking at the pictures I took. Picnic was great this year! One of the best for sure. Sales were great, set up was pretty easy, customers and seeing friends was great and also amazing bands played all day!
I had lots of new things available this year and was happy to offer things besides just prints. Thanks to anyone who picked up a tshirt or balsam fir pouch, I was most excited for those! Also if you grabbed a $5 print you win for deal of the day!
This was one of the first time I took my camera around and shot some pictures. I will never claim to be a good photographer but I do enjoy documenting events like this! Please enjoy and share these pictures if there is someone you may know in one of them.
Picnic Summer 2014 - Portland, ME

Picnic Summer 2014 - Portland, ME

Picnic Summer 2014 - Portland, ME

Big Fun on a Boat!

This Sunday will be the unofficial/official after party for Picnic. Big Fun on a Boat! Pick up a ticket at Pinecone+Chickadee and receive a free souvenir pictured above featuring a snake I painted on it. Printed by Noah Defilippis & Zach Howard of Awaas fame.