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interviews : Doc Hammer

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Doc Hammer, best known as one half of the creative team that brings you The Venture Brothers on Adult Swim, is a writer, musician, painter, and style maven.

With the premiere of the fourth season of The Venture Brothers, Auxiliary Magazine had a chance to talk to Doc Hammer about style, men’s suits, his band, oil painting, and why he does what he does.  Read the interview in the October 09 issue.

interview : Luke Copping
photographs : Ron Douglas

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“The way I do it is, not to just go out and purchase to have.  I really do just look at fashion, and occasionally I see that thing that I think should be part of my life.  I’m a clotheshorse, I just love that shit.  If art is very important to you then adorning yourself is very important.”

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“I have no problems with fans, because I’m a fan of stuff, I know what a fan is.  There are things that I love and there are things that I want to connect to.  So the idea of fandom is not this wretched group of people that bug me.  They are people that are interested in the same things I am interested in, they’re kind of like me.”

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“Painting is showing up and dealing with sucking.”

“People will get on me and tell me that I need to relax and take it easy, that I’m not really that bad.  What they are missing is the arrogance of what I am saying, the fact that I know I suck proves that I know I am better than this, which is a very arrogant thing to do, so people should not be concerned with my self esteem.  When I say I suck, it actually means that this is not a representation of my ability, I know that inside me is better.  Dealing with my sucking and proudly saying this sucks is how I get up and do it again.  I can’t let that thing get out there, I have to apologize for it with my next piece.”

read the interview in the October 09 Issue

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4 Responses to “interviews : Doc Hammer”

  1. Rani Tippy says:

    I LOVE YOU DOC HAMMER!!!!

  2. i’m so dumb i just realized “Doc” Hammer is the “Eric” Hammer who stayed at my house ten years ago when my old band played a show with mors syphilitica in jax, fl. its hilarious considering the fact that venture brothers has been my favorite show since like 2005.

  3. lily kane says:

    I have such an inexplicable crush on Doc Hammer. WANT HIM. i love that picture of him flying on the office chair and his beautiful hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DOC~!!!! marry me. Or at least paint me. Maybe send me a lock of your gorgeous hair?
    – Lily-a-fan-girl

  4. Bri says:

    Doc you are drop dead gorgeous!! So much talent is so sexy!