Monday, November 15, 2010


There's only a small handful of singers that can give me goosebumps when their pipes go into action. At the top of that list is Mike Patton. And on top of the top of that list is Chris Cornell.

I'm not going to break down every song and album and all that - just suffice it to say when Cornell lets loose with the larynx and lungs, I lean homosexual. Just a tad. Soundgarden was on Conan just the other night - Cornell sounded like he was 20 again and singing with Badmotorfinger abandon!

I was sitting at my booth at IlluxCon with "Like Suicide" in my head and doodled out this little portrait from memory. Such whims as drawing likenesses from memory usually end up a crappy mess - but this one came out well enough.

So, in honor of Soundgarden reforming and the upcoming holiday, I give thanks for Chris Cornell. Well, specifically his voice I guess - but you get what I'm saying.

Appropriate to Thanksgiving and this post, check this: Thank you!


  1. Hey Scott.

    Had a good talk with you at Illuxcon then bought your sketchbook after waiting so long. Gotta say, it's amazing and inspiring. True talent.

    Thanks for being helpful to new artists such as myself.

  2. Chris Cornell!? Thought this was Inigo Montoya.

    <3 Tadat

  3. Steve,

    Weirdest thing. No joke. I'm sitting at work taking a break and decided to read your blog and got to this post and "Room a Thousand Years Wide" by Soundgarden was playing on my iTunes that I have set to random. Is that crazy?

    Short story. I belonged to a gallery where I sold my first painting to a guy from NY. At the time, I was hooked on Audioslave's first album and the drive to and from the gallery was about as long as the album. Everytime I hear anything from that album, I think of that time at the gallery. Cool times...

    Keep Rockin Steve!