Saturday, December 17, 2011


Another winner by Alana Ponui. Practice your prayers, mouth your mantras twice as many times, and maybe he will be released from his prison of pure energy.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Inchoate Phase, No Mayonaise -"Days of Reality"

As the days become shorter and shorter the spaces between each post seem to get longer and longer, don't they? We don't usually do this, but we thought it might be fun. This is an unfinished painting by Scott Rideout who complains that, "there is never a good seat at the opera." Why are we showing you an unfinished painting you may ask? Well, because we here at FORCES, Unltd. like to think that the creation process is like the eating of an apple from the flower stalk to the remnants of the calyx. the first bite in the northern hemisphere gives you a good basic foundation for what you are about to experience, and as your slimy ingestion orifice travels southward you begin to fully understand just what this apple's being is all about until you spit out the core, belch and sit back satisfied, fully aware of that apple's place in the multiverse. But maybe you grow tired of the apple (and this awkward metaphor) after one bite. You drop it like a stack of junk mail. The carcass of the fruit abandoned, rotting, slowly liquefying and sinking toward the earth's molten core. A smear on the ground is the only sign that it existed at all.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A team up between Scott Rideout and Millie Cindzer

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Adam Hartnett's "High & Outside III" is now available! Two stories written by Adam "Bomb" Hartnett with six B&W illustrations by Scott Rideout. Screen printed cover illustration also by Scott Rideout. This is SOLID people! You may remember "High & Outside," the first. No? Do these illustrations by Scott Rideout ring yer ding-dong? To obtain a copy email or

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Career Day

These two goofballs have been wrapped up in a bellicose embrace for page turn after page turn. Grab some cheese doodles and beer, pull up a lawn chair and enjoy the show.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Calendar Girl Starring Jason Priestley

Scott Rideout fiddles out the month of August and we are all wondering when he learned to play the fiddle. The next time you see this will be about a year from now, if indeed, there is a next time.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Slippery When Whet

Another drawing created entirely out of HTML and JAVA code by Alana Ponui. Once again: no ink or paint has touched paper or canvas here. This exists only in the cyberverse.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Half of a Zine in its Entirety

Hello again, Earthlings! It has been so long since we have last not met, so we have decided to bring you something from the future via the past. Here is a short story by Scott "Freak-Hands" Rideout that was half of a zine called "Fortnight of Night." The other half was drawn by Crystal Regan (if you are interested in seeing her half email us atforcesunlimited@yahoo.comand we will send you a pdf.) Not many people have seen these drawings so this is a very rare blog post. FYI: This story became inspiration for part of a comic book series that Scott will illustrate called Ordinary Tales, written by Boring Dan. FYIA: The original size of the drawings/zine = 3.25" x 4" (do you feel like you're watching pop-up video yet?)
FYIAA: We decided to post the spreads as a whole rather than break them up and show each page individually. Hopefully, that doesn't freak you out too much.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WARNING! Circle Around The Block!

Here is a portrait. A portrait of a loser. A portrait of a loser who wins, see? Don't get in his way, because he'll knock your block off! And then he'll take your socks off, while your feet are still in them! and he'll beat you 'til you're feet feel sorry for you. And just when you think you've had enough he'll buy you a nice dinner. Then you might think he feels sorry for you, but he doesn't, 'cause then he sells you to the chef and tells the chef to turn you into HIS dinner! And that is just the first chapter of a long, long tale of pain and rage.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Killing Time (Happy Independence Day!)

Two very fresh pieces from Alana Ponui. She is experimenting with a new method here. These two pieces are entirely made up out of HTML and JAVA code. Each nuance that seems like a physical drawing on actual paper is a well crafted code--the shadow side of our reality, if you will--existing only in the cyber-realm. The first piece is called "Beautiful Mondays" and the second piece is called "Calling All Butterflies."

Friday, July 1, 2011

We Entreat You, Have Another

To all of our followers in Russia and Malaysia we apologize! It has been soooo long since we have posted, but we've got some real humdingers lined up! Here is a new offering from Richard Tuggz. A shameless study of the female human form. A woman so hellbent on exacting revenge that she has honed her dagger skills and donned a weird outfit. And next comes the death of her adversary. Next week: a drawing by Scott Rideout.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Landed, Stranded, Contrabanded

In the illegal importing and exporting game, every player has a story, and every story has an ending. For this cosmic traveler the end could be fast approaching, or in the distant future. One thing is for sure, if this planet he has ended up on doesn't have much of an atmosphere he might want to think about repairing those tears in his suit. This drawing was yanked from the hands of the ruler of the Crystal Region. Poached like a half-eaten hamburger.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

We Have Arrived!!!

These pictures bring you an image of what "Neneh Cherry and the Buffalo Stance Feeling" looks like. It's a chapbook. It's by brain&bard C.S. Ward. You can buy it here. Or contact us at

Monday, May 9, 2011

Gonna Explode

The process of becoming human, by a FORCES, Unltd. artist. It's all about getting there, and then realizing that you need to get as far away as possible.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Title Cred

Here is a sneak peak (for "wordplay" "explanation" visit sister organization here, otherwise just go with it,)of a new set of illustrations drawn by Scott Rideout of the Oakland Critters. Can you guess what it's for? Think way, way back... Yes, you are right! It is for the zine "High & Outside 3," the much awaited collection of stories by master of the misanthropes,Adam Hartnett. These stories illustrate for us why we have lived so long as a species, and why we still cannot relate to one another. If you cannot relate to these stories then we don't want to relate to you! But actually its probably the other way around, if you can't relate to these stories then you probably don't want to relate to us. But we are fine with that.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Plity Shanning

Alana Ponui is making waves! She was asked to design a piece to be cast in bronze in front of the train station in Guernette, Kansas. Pictured here is the sketch that she submitted. Things are looking good, two out of the five members of the planning committee have assured her that they are 100% behind this design. We will keep you all updated as the project continues and post pictures when the statue is complete.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Five Hours In

To See what this is all about go way back to the 99th post.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

4 Hours, 30 Minutes In

Get hip to this groove, and start with the 99th post!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

4 Hours In

To start at the beginning go all the way back to the 99th post.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

3 Hours, 30 Minutes In

See 99th post to find out what is going on.

Monday, March 28, 2011

3 Hours In

See older posts to find out what is going on.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Steam-Powered Grog Acid Exam

Don't you just love it when electronic colleagues get together in real life? Richard Tuggz recently visited Scott Rideout in Oakland, CA, where they conducted a test. A test of wits and fits. Of muster and bluster. Of cream and creme. A most certainly juvenile examination of what would happen if Richard drew Scott once every half hour during a ritual psychotropic dance. It may be shocking to those of you out there who have never seen Scott Rideout's face, or those of you that are shocked by shades of brown. This is an eleven drawing series. Hope you enjoy!

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Neneh Cherry and the Buffalo Stance Feeling"

A foldout image found inside the chapbook. Image by Scott Rideout. Poems written by C. S. Ward. can be bought at Fortunes Find Press

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Can I Borrow a Feeling? (UPd8ed)

FORCES, Unltd. has received purchasing information from Alexis Arcaro, a good friend, a fellow groover, and the publisher of "Neneh Cherry and the Buffalo Stance Feeling." In order to place your order for a copy, (or millions of copies,) simply click on this link: Fortunes Find Press, and then have a dandy day, and be sure to spread joy. The chapbook should be available in a couple weeks time from now.

Another illustration for the chapbook "Neneh Cherry and the Buffalo Stance Feeling," by C. S. Ward. FORCES artist, Scott Rideout, drew this in a room on top of a huge overturned black monolith. You may be wondering if this is tall tale, or dry snail, but the truth is that it is neither. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

PONTIFIC8 or ANNIHIL8, Just Don't Be L8

The next three posts will focus on Scott Rideout's artwork for the chapbook, "Neneh Cherry and the Buffalo Stance Feeling" by poet, C. S. Ward. Shown here is the cover image. As soon as purchasing information is available, it will be posted just for you, but only if you are the type of person that goes bananas over poetry that will get into your brain, and do some dusting and mopping. Ward definitely penned some gems for this chappy. Let it be known to the world that you want one!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

In The Inbetween Time...

...we present to you a vision from Scott Rideout (AKA Scoot Rider)that wont leave you begging for an encore, but it will leave you with two kids and not call unless it needs money. A melting of the traveling mind. Once you commit your life to space travel you have cut all ties to family, friends, hobbies, remembrance. You cast off your cellular suit and tromp around the galaxy under a different fashion of physical law. The search for truth, and the experience of farce.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Curtains On Bad Luck

The last of three sketches for the poster advertising the play, "Bang!" As stated earlier the original artwork was burned up in a warehouse fire along with all of Richard Tuggz other work up until 1988. We know that there are poster collectors out there though. Where are you, poster collectors? If you have the poster for the play, "Bang!" please please please send us a digital scan of it so we can share it with the world. Coming up next we will see some illustrations by Scott Rideout, made for a book of poems by writer, and do-gooder, and goo-shoe-er, C. S. Ward. Where in tarnation are Millie and Alana? Did I hear somebody out there ask that? Their work has not been posted on here for some time, because they are hoarding their digital copies so that Watson wont creep into their rooms at night and help himself. But as soon as we can code some decent anti-theft devices, or decode Watson into obscurity, we will show more of their work. Toodle-oo!

Monday, February 7, 2011


Another poster sketch for the play "Bang!" by Richard Tuggz

Monday, January 31, 2011

A Play In One Act

A poster sketch, by Richard Tuggz, for the play "Bang!" which was performed at the Reasonable's Playhouse in Rutland, VT. from August '78 through February '79. The playhouse itself was only in existence from '77 until '82 when it closed for lack of funding. Tuggz created three different posters for this play, none of the finished paintings, or original posters, survived the warehouse fire, but the sketches were at the playhouse art director's house. Perhaps we will be able to rustle up the other two sketches...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Whimsical Meetings

This one takes place outside of time, and in a setting with no place. On a quest for truth this young warrior must outsmart the wise, but fidgety, old rabbit if she is to get the information she needs.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

...And We're Back. Again.

To rattle off a late, and happy-go-lucky, salutation to our new year, we present to you a painting, made by Scott Rideout and Alana Ponui, for a friend,,,,,,,,,