Mark C. Breed

Artist Feature

Intro

Mark Christopher Breed is well known for his clothing label “Hoodbats” that revolves around a raw trashy feel, with the slogan “Creep it Real”. After years of defining his style, his fan base has slowly grown into a cult, following his advice and following his taste for horror.

When Mark isn’t working on Hoodbats, you will find him with ‘The Wytches’; touring, sketching and directing their music videos. In the warehouse, we’ve seen his work change and become more refined and we wanted some of that for ourselves.

Interview

– We know you love old horror films, what do you think about modern horror films?

Mark: I do indeed. It seems to me that horrors have lost the magic they used to have. Hollywood horrors are packed full of jump scares and mediocre storylines which just leave me so unsatisfied. However, my faith was slightly restored when I watched “WNUF Halloween Special”.

Mark Christopher Breed

Mark Breed

– If you were to make your own horror film, what would it be about? What would happen for the kill of the week?

I’ve actually attempted to make quite a few horror films in the past few years, but they all kinda flopped because I only have VHS cameras and the whole, “found footage” thing is being overkilled recently. I’m currently writing a horror movie that will be incorporated into the new Wytches video. We are scouting locations for a spooky building to shoot in, so that’s pretty exciting. Plus we will have some kind of budget!

A great kill of the week would be some dude tying fishing string around his neck, tying the rope to a tree, jumping into a convertible and driving hella fast into a busy city, when the rope tightens…. you’ve got a headless driver… and that’s what’s up!

Cactus Illustration by Mark Christopher Breed Cactus Illustration

– Did you ever drink wizard piss? If not, would you?

I actually have never tried it. I reckon it would taste of Red Bull for some reason.

you’ve got a headless driver… and that’s what’s up!

– Would you rather have giant fingers for legs, or miniature legs for fingers? And why?

I’d have miniature legs for fingers and shop around for the most glamorous miniature shoes.

– You just went on tour with The Wytches, anything weird happen? Were you able to illustrate on the move?

The Wytches tour was incredible, and like anything wild that goes on for a whole month there is sure to be some weird moments. I did illustrate on tour, but mainly on drum skins. Whenever Gianni was finished with a drum skin, Kristian and I would collaborate on a wacky illustration and stick it up on the merch stand. I think in the end we sold them all but we will be sure to do more.

The Wytches

The Wytches

– Any shout outs?

Shout out to the Mark and Kristian band, Baby in Vain, Johan, The Cookster, Ladlow, Mid Vicious, Ewan the shadow, Sam Gull, Dj Turntable, Don Ramsey, G Honey, Gravy Classic.

I’d have miniature legs for fingers…

Death Party Skeletons by Mark Christopher Breed Death Party

– Do you have a particular question for any of the other featured artists?

Just Keep on Rockin.

Looney Bin Zine Cover