Sunday, November 22, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Crazy4Cult9 opens tomorrow night at Gallery 1988 (West). There are a ton of amazing artists participating in the show this year all providing some stunning work.
I have three cut paper pieces in the show:
For those of you who followed my 31 Days of Halloween last month, these images will be familiar, so I've also included a few process shots of the last one.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
I'm pleased to now be a part of Richard Klemensen's outstanding magazine, Little Shoppe of Horrors, dedicated to the films and personnel of Hammer Studios. The new issue is available which covers Frankenstein Created Woman and Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, for which I contributed an illustration depicting Veronica Carlson and Peter Cushing. There is also a tribute to Christopher Lee.
For anyone interested in horror cinema, LSOH is highly recommended. As the bulk of each 100 page issue is devoted to one or two movies, actors, or directors, the really read more like extensively researched books than single magazine issues. You can order LSOH #35 (and all previous issues) here.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Saturday, October 31, 2015
There are some movies that work best when you going into them knowing little about what's coming. What We Do in the Shadows (2014) is one such film. So, all I'm going to say is it's mundane, and it's about vampires, and it's extremely funny and easily the best film I've watched this countdown. Go see it.
The tv miniseries of Stephen King's Salem's Lot (1979) is more soap opera than horror, but still holds up pretty well despite a few dated fashion choices. The Glick boys hovering outside of the window, filmed in reverse to give it an even eerier quality, are still a chilling site, and Nosferatu inspired Mr. Barlow is one hell of a vampire, even given his short screen time. The performances are good, particularly David Soul, Lance Kerwin, James Mason and Bonnie Bedelia, and you genuinely do care about the welfare of the people in the film. It was nice to revisit Salem's Lot after a long time away.
As a child I tuned in religiously to The Creature Double Feature on WLVI, channel 56 out of Boston, and each week I'd also draw the monsters featured in the various movies shown. In a lack of judgement/foresight, my high school self tossed out the entire thick stack of drawings. One managed to slip through the cracks and it is the only one of those weekly drawings to survive. Seen below is Reptilicus in all his glory.
Based on the drawing style I'm guessing this came from late second grade, possibly third grade. It's not too bad, not terribly off model even though everything seems to be occurring on the same plane. I'm not entirely certain if the curved lines behind Reptilicus and the building hiding him are supposed to be rebar, or Reptilicus' wings.
After all of these years, I thought I'd tackle Reptilicus again in my current medium of cut paper. I would have loved to have recreated the scene entirely, but time was against me. I think I still like the drawing above better.
Reptilicus (1961) Cut paper.