"Cosmo, like most of my fez-wearing Chimps, is a unique and intelligent cocktail-loving Simian. In this piece Cosmo is enjoying a cocktail just outside his favorite haunt The Moon Palace. Stone Tikis line the perimeter of the establishment and the moon casts a blue glow on everything."
About the Artist
Robert’s imagination and desire to draw were first fueled by his
frequent visits to the corner newsstand in his Brooklyn neighborhood
to purchase comic books, especially those that featured the art of
Neal Adams, George Perez, and Jim Aparo. Later, the films seen on
local TV, everything from the comedies of Abbott & Costello and The
Marx Brothers, B Monster movies, and especially the Planet of the Apes
series, left a definite imprint in his work. More recently, an
interest in Tiki and Pulp Art have been added to the mix.
Incorporating an ever-growing cast of Apes, Tikis, and appearances
from the likes of Doc Savage, Tarzan, The Shadow, and more. He is
creating a unique narrative through his paintings and sculptures.
Robert’s work has appeared on album covers, in publications such as
Tiki Magazine and Pinstriping & Kustom Graphics Magazine, and has
shown in galleries including Disney’s Wonderground, Harold Golen, M
Modern, Creature Features, and Bear & Bird among others.
Robert also does work for Topps, Cryptozoic, and Upper Deck on
licenses such as Mars Attacks, Star Wars, DC Comics, Marvel Comics,
Adventure Time and more.