Jd LaCroix is a professional illustrator and designer working in Turin, Italy. His main focus is to develop landscapes and chimeras from other worlds, investigating the boundaries between wake reality and the dream state. His works have been and are shown at various venues in Italy, and he’s constantly looking for interesting collaborations with musicians, directors, writers and so on. He released illustrations, comics, art posters in a huge collection of fine art and brain surgeries.
Also, Jd LaCroix is the well know mind behind the TMK musical monger, a more than 15 years sonic inspector dealing with sound and magick. Started as a progressive/avant-garde extreme metal phenomenon, the Textbook of Modern Karate (formerly known as Thee Maldoror Kollective) evolved into a multi-dimensional experience and very much a statement rather than just a musical journey.
Combining creative sampling with noir & crime jazz inputs, post-industrial structures & psychedelica, metal spikes & blues adagios, classical interferences with ambient scenarios, the TMK constantly work in progress attitude has become a critical acclaimed radical reality intended to shift amongst cultural paradigms and musical languages.
Actually, JD is writing for a bunch of comics that will hoepfully see the light in 2010, delaing with cyberpunk, magick, and human anomalies. Also, he joined the Pornsaints collective, an international group of visual artists developing a more artistic approach to alternative porn.
Uhm, a bunch of fields. Visual artist, musician in T/M/K, and actually trying to write for comics.
With T/M/K - Ars Magika (1998, Alkaid Records, full album) - In Saturn Mystique (2000, Northern Darkness Records, full album) - New Era Viral Order (2002, Code666 Records, full album) - Mantra Live EP (2002, self produced, EP) - Better Undead than Alive (2002, Code666 Records, compilation) - A Clocwork Highway (2004, Code666 Records, full album) - 23 Miles Back on the Clockwork Highway (2005, Beyond Prod., remix album) - Pilot (Man with the Meat Machine) (2006, Code666 Records, full album) - Themes for Proxima (2007, Foreshadow Records, soundtrack to Carlos Atanes' Proxima movie, mini album) - Clinical Jazz (2008, Clinical Archives Netlabel, compilation) - Life on Ceres (2009, Blocsonic Netlabel, compilation) - Need the Needle (2009, Aentitainment Records, full album)
Galleries/Labels/Dance or Theatrical Companies/Publishers:
Aentitainment Records Foreshadow Records Code666 Beyond Productions Clinical Archives Blocsonic Northern Darkness Alkaid Records