Ed Mironiuk is an art whore cocooned in central jersey with his wife and two Chihuahuas. Most notably, for the past 11 years he’s been the illustrator for Tattoo magazine and also created work for publications like Secret and Marquis to bands like The Genitorturers and Electric Frankenstein. Ed gets a kick seeing his artwork lifted from magazine pages and tattooed on people’s bodies. “It’s quite a trip to think that if they don’t cover it up with a big eightball, they’ll be taking my illustrations to the grave”. He’s been lucky to have his work supported by the people who inspire him (i.e., Gen of the Genitorturers, Mistress Persephone, Porsche Lynn, Julie Strain, Kitten Natividad), all strong, intelligent, creative women. “There really isn’t a process to my work it’s just a manifestation of the kind of eye candy I like to see. A juxtaposition of pop trash and fetish culture. To quote Bukowski, ‘The difference between Art and Life is that Art is more bearable'”.
Who are some artists you’ve found inspirational or influential?
Kariwanz, Trevor Brown, George Petty, Mark Ryden, Tom of Finland, Junko Mizuno, Takashi Murakami, Patrick Nagel, Romaine Slocombe, John John Jesse
Who/what are some of your inspirations beyond fellow artists?
Japanese culture, trashy b-movies, dirty pictures, Carlton Mellick III novels and urban vinyl
What equipment/tools do you typically use?
All work is produced traditionally with pencil and then finished digitally with Adobe Photoshop and Painter.
– Where has your work been featured?
Tattoo Magazine, Tattoo Savage, Easyriders, VQ, Tattoo Flash, Tattoo Insider, Inked, Secret, Frontiers Newsmagazine, Bizarre, Apocalipstick, Lollipop, Equus Eroticus, The Genitorturers, Blue Blood, Marquis, Chaos Comics, 3xl, Nylon 11, Podgallery, Senze, Eros-ezine