"The Tommy Peeperz" is the new epic large scale woodcut by Tom Huck. The second installment from his Booger Stew cycle of woodcuts, this tour de force of woodcutting is a nostalgic tale about the artist’s first brushes with puberty told in three harrowing scenes! It was 1983 at the public pool, REO Speedwagon was playing on the radio and Stephanie the lifeguard’s bikini malfunctioned and the rest is history! “The Tommy Peeperz” is a woodcut, published by EVIL PRINTS in St. Louis, MO. Edition of 25. It measures: Side panels 40″x62, center panel 50″x62″. Printed on Arches Cover White. Printed with Tom Huck’s OUTLAW BLACK relief ink by GAMBLIN.
The Tommy Peeperz
“I was 11 years old. In one fateful hunt for my father’s PLAYBOYS i found a vibrator, a box of condomns, and a stack of Playboy magazines. I was in heaven. Until my mom came up behind me. I was caught, and i just died inside! She shook me furiously yelling “Tommy what did you see in those books?!” To which i replied/lied “WORDS MOM, just WORDS!” At some point later my brothers and I found the box of condoms again and thought they were balloons. Really strong ones. So we hid in the attic and blew them all up. We were shocked when our lips went numb from the spermicide! -Tom Huck
“On June 15, 1983, at 2:30 PM at the public pool in my hometown, Stephanie the lifeguard decided to cool off. I was in the 4th grade I think, hanging out in the shallow end with goggles and snorkel on. I happened to be underwater staring in the direction of the diving board at the precise moment that Stephanie dove in. As soon as she hit the water her top came off for a second, which she quickly pulled up, and i almost drowned from the excitement. For the rest of the day my buddies and I hung out in the shallow end. I told her about this in an email a couple years back, and she responded “Oh my god my tits are gonna be in a museum someday!” -Tom Huck
“When I was a kid we used to torture and destroy my sisters’ Barbies. My brothers and I would tape fireworks to them and send them to space. This dubious honor wasn’t reserved just for the Barbies though. Our Han Solo action figure was repeatedly launched into space, flusehed down the toilet, and frozen in glasses of water. My brother once decapitated a bunch of my sisters’ Cabbage Patch Kids and hung their bodies from the ceiling in her room”. -Tom Huck