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/November 2009 Issue.
interview : Luke Copping
photographs : Ron Douglas
“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.”
“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.”
“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 full interview in the October/November 2009 Issue.