I stumbled on the work of de Mullotto when I was gathering the works of FE Campbell and Robert Bishop. de Mullotto's illustrations grace the covers of paperbacks from House of Milan and Bizarre Library/Star Distributors.
The story, credited to Turk Winter, opens with this:
Mark of the Master, de Mullotto's illustrated S/M horror story of a young woman kidnapped by a Satanic cult, piqued my interest with its graphic, powerful imagery.
I don't remember paying $8 for it. More like $48.
These illustrations certainly provide a contrast to Bishop's more evocative, lyrical work.
The plot involves Satan's search for a Queen. Being Satan, he has unorthodox courting methods:
Much of this feels and reads like a lurid porno paperback.
I find the artist's illustration odd but fascinating.
It's not surprising at all that de Mullotto joined forces with Eric Stanton's New York City-based Stanton Archives after Stanton called the artist to express admiration for his work.
According to his website, de Mulotto produced 8000 drawings between '68 and '85.
Although S/M * B/D art are his passions, he also custom painted motorcycles and did many commissions for a loyal client base.
Recently, I came across some interesting computer-generated art that I suspected was the work of de mullotto. I was right.