Monsterfetish: Art by Dave Burke. All Rights Reserved

Bio: Los Angeles based artist Dave Burke is a self-taught painter who is inspired by all things pop culture from bubble gum sticker art, Dr. Seuss and giant Japanese monsters to fetish fashion, big eyed Keanabilia, vintage toys, tikis and modern and hard edge design. His early roots in lowbrow garnered him covers for Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's Rat Fink Comix in the mid 90's as well as a two man exhibit with Roth in 1999. Dabblings in kitsch landed his work alongside Margaret Keane's in The Laguna Art Museum's "Keane and Keanabilia" exhibit, which showcased early and current works by big eyed art masters. Burke's Tiki art has been published in books such as Taboo: The Art of Tiki and Tiki Art Now! And in 2008 he was part of Forest Lawn Museum's prestigious "In Search of Tiki" exhibition. Burke has exhibited worldwide, and his creations have appeared in movies and on billboards. He has also collaborated with bands Skinny Puppy, Pigface, Tiger Army, Matthew Sweet, Juicehead and in 2007, Burke created the 30th Anniversary "Fiend" logo for legendary horror punk band The Misfits.


Kustom Magazine, (Interview, France, 2014)

Kustom Graphics II, Ed. Yahya El-Droubie. Korero Books LLP, 2010. Images/ Text.

Rank & File Art & Culture Magazine, 2010. Vol. 1. "The Last Page". Image.

Carnivora: The Dark Art of Automobiles, Ed. Les Barany. Barany Books, 2008. Images.

Johnny Ramone / Hollywood Forever Commemorative, 2007

Misfits 30th Anniversary Fiend Logo, Misfits Records, 2007

Juicehead Logo, Misfits Records, 2006

Rat Fink's Revenge, The Custom Monster Collection. Exhibit Catalog, Los Angeles: Tornado Design, LLC. 2006. Cover/overleaf, Pg. 20. Images.

Nick Magazine, "Creepy Prank Labels: Vampo-Rub and Calamoan". New York, NY. October 2006. Vol. 25. Pp. 43,44. Images.

Carbon 14 Magazine Interview

Tiki Art Two, 2005.

Converse Gallery Print Advertisement, August, Paris Vogue, 2005.

Converse Gallery Billboard (Chicago, 2005)

Vinyl Will Kill, Ed. Jeremy. Hong Kong: Systems Design, Ltd., 2004. Pg.176. Image.

Tattoo Burst, "Exotic Rise". Japan. May 2005. Vol. 25. Pg. 102. Image.

Qeedrophonic. Ed. Tom Hazelmyer. Exhibit Catalog, Minneapolis: OX-OP Press. 2004. Pp. 15-17, 96. Images/ Text.

Tiki Art Now! Last Gasp/ Shooting Gallery, SF, CA. Exhibition Catalog, Hong Kong: Prolong Press Ltd. 2004. Pp. 16, 73-74, Images/ Text.

Electric Frankenstein: High-Energy Punk Rock & Roll Poster Art, Ed. Sal Canzonieri. Milwaukie: Dark Horse Books, 2004. Pp. 16, 26, 38, 69, 148. Images/ Text.

Rat Fink: The Art of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, Ed. Douglas Nason. San Francisco: Last Gasp of San Francisco, 2003. Pp. 78-81, 94."Monster Art 101 With Professor Roth." Essay/ Images.

Beatsville, Ed. Martin McIntosh. Melbourne: Outre Gallery Press, 2003. Pp. 105,108, 142. Images/ Text.

Buy King Magazine, "M1 Gallery " Japan. January 2003, No. 43. Pg. 17. Images.

Lightning Magazine, "Hop, Shop, Jump!" Japan, January 2003, Vol. 105. Pp. 126-127. Images.

Tiki News, Ed. Otto Von Stroheim. Issue No. 17. Pg. 4. Image/ Text.

International Tattoo Art, New York, New York. Essay by: Sherrie Cullison."Dave Burke Fright Night," October 2002. Pp. 3, 8-17. Images/ Text.

Glas Javnosti (Interview, Yugoslavia, 2002)

Club International (Interview, UK, 2002)

Valley Scene Magazine, Granada Hills. "Art Calendar". Sept. 2002. Vol. 3, No. 17. Pg. 14. Image/ Text.

Buy King Magazine, "LA Grafitti Breakout" Japan. July 2002, No. 40. Pp 18-20. Images/ Text.

Silver Style Magazine, Japan. 2002, No. 7. Pp. 16-17. "Tim Campi Collector Profile." Images/ Text.

International Tattoo Art, New York, New York. Lou Perdomo and Dave Waugh."The Last Shut Down: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth," November 2001. Pg. 62. Text.

Happenings, New Hope, PA. "The Monster Mash". 2001. Pg. 7. Image/ Text.

NoHo LA, "Art/Culture". Sept. 12, 2002. Vol. 5, No. 1. Pg. 25. Image/ Text.

La Jolla Light, Aug. 2001. Vol. 89, No. 31. Lance Vargas. 'The Truth Downtown'. Pg. 30. Image/ Text.

The Truth Show Exhibition Catalog, a Thee Ideal and Besmirched Production, San Diego: Custom Printing. 2001. Pp. 30-31. Images.

Juxtapoz, "Current". San Francisco, CA. Jan/Feb 2001. Vol. 9, No. 1. Pg. 8. Image.

Art News, "Art Talk". New York, NY. November 2000. Vol. 99, No. 10. Katie Clifford. "Keen on Keane". Pg. 50. Text.

Margaret Keane and Keanabilia, Laguna Art Museum Exhibit Catalog. Long Beach: Sympathetic Press. 2000. Pp. 17, 35. Image/ Text.

Burnout Magazine, Japan. March 2000, "Ultra Tiki." Essay by: Nash. Spring Issue. Pp. 10-11. Images/ Text.

Hip Pocket Sleaze (Interview, Australia, 2000)

Taboo: The Art of Tiki, Ed. Martin McIntosh, Melbourne: Outre Gallery Press, 1999. Pp. 26,29,62, 87, 92-93. Images/ Text.

International Tattoo Art, New York, New York. Cowgal Peggy. "Kittens 'N' Kads " May 1999. Pg. 44. Image/ Text.

Inpress, Melbourne, Australia. Jonathan Marshall. "Dave Burke's Monster Style: A Brush With Danger". Issue 543. Jan. 1999. Arts Feature. Pg. 41. Image/ Text.

Cal Magazine, Japan. 1999, May Vol. 82. Pg. 105. Images/ Text.

International Tattoo Art, New York, NY. Automatic Slim. "South Seas Please" March 1999. Pp. 93,94. Images/ Text.

Juxtapoz, San Francisco, CA. Summer 1998. Vol. 5, No. 2. CR Stecyk III/ Lynn Coleman. "Calivera Kustom". Pg. 84. Image.

Slap-On Art Decals Catalog, Solana Beach, CA. 1998. Images.

International Tattoo Art, New York, NY. "Calivera Kustom" May 1998. Pp. 57,60. Image/ Text.

Leg Show Magazine, New York, NY. "Leg Work" Vol. 15 No. 2. June 1997. Pg. 80. Image.

Dirty Magazine (Interview, 1997)

Kulture Deluxe Magazine, San Diego, CA. "Cultural By-Products" Vol. 1. No. 2. Image/ Text.

Rat Fink Comix Issue #9, 1995. Ed "Big Daddy Roth". Manti: Self-Published. Cover Images.

Rat Fink Comix Issue #8, 1994. Ed "Big Daddy Roth". Manti: Self-Published. Cover Images.