Apr 15, 2024

Munk One’s 72 Seasons

With screaming eyeballs prominent, Munk One’s 72 Seasons series contribution is an intense piece. Here, he offers thoughts on the art and his own rather more cheerful “seasons.”


When I choose an element, it has to either excite or connect with me. Those lyrics seemed to connect with me, and I’m sure they do with other people as well. It’s that sort of connection that I always look for. Everyone struggles to improve, but there are things that follow us all in that journey, and for me, that’s a connection I think we can all relate to.

I think I interpreted the “shadows following” as something looking at you, something that you’re bringing with you. It’s not always an emptiness; sometimes there’s something there. So, the eyes and all the different elements are symbolic of all the various monsters in someone’s life. They’re not specific to anything. I like to create fun and interesting elements; I also want the art to look interesting, so it’s just about bringing the lyrical interpretation into that area and meshing it all together to make it work on those levels.

In terms of the actual process, I started off with a rough pencil sketch on 8.5 x 11 paper. I scanned that and blew it up to size before starting to ink it. Once I’d inked it, I put it into Photoshop, colored it up, and kept working on it until I was ready for separations and, eventually, the printer.


My “72 seasons” were… I feel fortunate, I had a very good upbringing. I didn’t have a lot of drama compared to a lot of people; a lot of that came later on in my life. I think there are certain things I would want to be different, but nothing too major because it was a good upbringing. I suppose if my 72 seasons were an album, it would definitely have ups and downs, twists and turns, but nothing really negative as everything was always a chance to grow and become something better at that time.

This year, this print is coming out, other prints are coming out, and me and a partner will be putting together a poster event in Pomona, Southern California, on September 14 called Color Haiku, which we put together with the Fox Theater out there. And, of course, there’s always work to be done for my online shop, Invisible Industries. So plenty to be getting on with!

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