Monday, January 28, 2013

Meet Ricky Rebel: Drafts For "Satan Brand Magazine" Cover And Layout

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After I told Ricky Rebel, in 1995, that I would help him make his very own magazine, he immediately got to work producing a torrent of design ideas and layouts. Above is his rough design for the front cover. I ended up designing something quite a bit less cluttered (I'll show you that later). I love his tagline here: If it doesn't say Satan it says nothing at all. I also love the little demon wearing glasses at the bottom of the page.


I wonder what "real" Satanists would make of Rick's drawings and his idiosyncratic take on their "faith"? Rick, after all, had no use for actual Satanism: "Anton Lavey is boring," he'd declare (correctly). Mainly, Rick just wanted to anger Christians, his favorite pastime.

UPDATE: This may very well be Rick Rebel on Facebook, though I can't imagine what he's doing in the presence of children. I'm not on Facebook, so I can't contact him through it. Anybody want to give it a go? Be discreet; it may not be him. OMG, I would love to get back in touch with him.

UPDATE: Pony Pal Diane has contacted Mr. Pender via Facebook. We shall see!


HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

Facebook itself is pretty satanic so that could very well be him.

Peteykins said...

It really looks like him. I hope some kind Pony Pal will make discreet inquiries.

dianegsocialist said...


Anonymous said...

What if Ricky's now a born again Christian with two kids?

Peteykins said...

Then I'll be sad, Anonymous, but I'll have closure.

samael7 said...

These two seem a bit more dick-lite than previous, to my mild disappointment.

And...are those supposed to be swastikas?

Peteykins said...

Maybe, Samael. I wouldn't read too much into it, though. Like the whole "Satanism" thing, I'm sure Rick was thoroughly ignorant of Naziism, and no doubt employed swastikas as pure "piss everybody off" tactics. I can certainly say with confidence that Rick never once displayed an ounce of racism or antisemitism. In fact, he really disliked any kind of bigotry or bias.

Wayne said...

I really like the adorable s-shaped snakes with bat ears. If real snakes had cute bat ears like that they would be America's Favorite Pet, replacing kittens.

There'd probably be U-Tube videos called "Here's Snakey the Snake snacking on a kitten. cute."

samael7 said...

Worry not, Peteykins. I know "over the top" when I see it.

It's just that they look like "practice" swastikas, which are surprisingly hard to draw. I know this to be true, because used to doodle during 8th grade science a "series" that essentially was "101 Ways To Kill Pac-Man."

This typically involved daggers and x'd out eyes. But occasionally I'd get creative, and I once I put the "Juden" yellow star on Pac-Man (he was yellow already) and then had him killed by Ghost-Nazis "Heil, Blinkie!").

Believe it or not, I was a very happy, non-morbid child.