New York, NY – (December 20, 2011) - New York native - Alan Robert, best known for being the primary-songwriter/bassist for the respected hard rock group, Life of Agony, and most recently as the creator of the hit comic series’- Crawl To Me and Wire Hangers (IDW Publishing), guest stars on the Season Two premiere of TLC’s NY INK on Thursday, December 29 at 9 PM ET/PT.
The show’s star — Ami James, along with the rest of the Wooster Street Social Club crew, have welcomed celebrity guests into their shop before. Last season, Corey Taylor (lead vocalist of Slipknot and Stone Sour), Method Man (actor and rapper of the Wu-Tang Clan), LaMarr Woodley (linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers) and fashion designer, Robert Vaughn (Von Dutch) all got inked at Wooster St. and told their tattoo stories. On the upcoming Season Two premiere, titled “Kings of NY”, the show kicks off with Robert going under the needle by the program’s female standout tattoo artist — Megan Massacre.
“Wooster St. has some of the most amazing tattoo talent around, so I was thrilled to get my piece done by Megan. Her style is perfect for the ink I chose,” said Robert. “Being on the show was a trip and it was interesting to see, first hand, just what goes into making a hit series like this. I give the artists a lot of credit, too. It’s one thing to deliver kick-ass tattoos day in and day out… but it’s another thing to try and do that with a bunch of cameras jammed in your face. No pressure, right?!”
In related news, Robert’s Crawl To Me (IDW Publishing) graphic novel hits fine bookstores everywhere in January 2012. The book includes the entire, four-issue comic series, with an introduction written by legendary Thor artist, Walter Simonson, as well as a step-by-step glimpse into Robert’s artwork process. Click here to pre-order >
About Alan Robert: Ain't It Cool News called Alan Robert’s Crawl To Me horror comic series "Gorgeous & Terrifying!" Fangoria said, "Readers will be blown away by the story and artwork of this psychological thriller." Crawl To Me received universal praise in the media and as a result, a feature film is now in the works with David A. Armstrong (SAW franchise) attached as the director. The compiled Crawl To Me (IDW Publishing) graphic novel hits fine bookstores everywhere in January 2012.
Robert’s first comic series, Wire Hangers, also in development to become a feature film, was published in 2010 by IDW. Created, written & illustrated by Robert, the series received the "Cover of the Year" award by ComícMonsters.com, beating out popular books such as Vampíra and Aliens Vs. Predator.
Robert is best known for being the primary-songwriter and bassist of the hard-rock group Life of Agony. He studied cartooning under Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor) at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. He attended SVA on scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Life of Agony quickly made a name for themselves in the mid-nineties after releasing several albums through Roadrunner Records. The band continues to tour extensively throughout the world and has performed with the biggest names in rock, including Metallica, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Ozzy Osbourne. The group has headlined music festivals as large as 500,000 people in Europe and their music videos have aired all over the globe. The band developed a cult following and signed to major label, Epic Records/Sony in 2005. The group released its fourth studio album, "Broken Valley", with lead single, "Love to Let You Down” which was nominated for a MTV2 Video of the Year Award. Life of Agony went on to sell over one million albums to date.
In 2007, Robert formed a NY-based punk-trio, Spoiler NYC, which he fronts. The group released their debut album, “Grease Fire in Hell’s Kitchen” (SOS Records) and toured to support it. The group recently posted two new songs produced by Grammy award-winning producer, Ken Lewis (Lenny Kravitz, Fall Out Boy, Beastie Boys) while they complete the recording of their follow-up album, “Banned in 38 States”.
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