Friday, May 14, 2021

Dr. Butcher M.D. Meets Salvador Dali!

 

The zombie flick "Dr. Butcher M.D." always confused me.
Of course I saw it in 1982 when I was in the audience for every horror movie released, but since then I’ve had this jarring disconnect when looking at the poster, because it has nothing to do with the movie. Even the memorable face of Dr. Butcher on the advertising is nowhere to be found in the film.
I’m usually slow to catch on, and almost 40 years later I’m staring at the one sheet again and it dawns on me, isn’t that Salvador Dali? Then after a bit of poking around, it seems the poster artists reference was a cover of Art News magazine that hit the stands in ’81. He didn’t even redraw the hand to make it seem it was holding the bloody knife, it just floats in the air, in an almost surreal nod to Dali.
I’ve been in a mood to revisit images that have made an impact on me via screenprints, so I took it one step further, and made it all Dali references. And thanks to the day-glow fluorescent magic of Screwball Press, you can get one of the 50 made @




















Monday, March 22, 2021

MARVEL #6! Grab It at a Comic Shop Today!

Pick up the newest and final issue of the Alex Ross helmed series, MARVEL #6 at a comic shop near you!
Here's a batch of in-progress peeks at my contribution, the exciting climax!

 





The layouts by Megastar, Superstar, HyperStar, BlazingStar, MostpopularartisteverStar, Alex Ross.










As per Alex's instructions (you know him as "Mr. Ross" or "Your Highness"), I was going for a black light poster vibe. When he often said, "I imagined more yellow.", I really didn't get what he was talking about. Until now (after it was printed).
Unlike "normal" black light posters, the Marvel ones were CRAZY with yellow. Sorry for being slow on the uptake!





Destroy All Monsters!

My Dad took me to a double feature of 'The Dunwich Horror' and 'Destroy All Monsters' when I was a couple years older than Aiden is now. I want to say it was on 42nd Street in New York, but who knows. I’m sure Destroy was the reason we were there, but before that started, I do remember Dean Stockwell looking shocked in some psychedelic sequence in the woods where a bed appeared, but that’s about it. Way back when, you either saw a movie when it came out in the theatre, or you waited until it might appear on tv. I would catch future Godzilla flicks at the 50 cent kiddie matinees, or on television for the occasional 3:30 movie 'Godzilla Week' (perfectly timed so you could run home from school to catch ‘em). To add to the thrill that day, my dad entrusted me with some cash money ($5?) to venture forth and go pick out whatever I wanted from the concession stand. When I returned, balancing popcorn, Jujubees and Snowcaps though the darkness, he was sound asleep (something I’ve also been guilty of when taking my kids to the cinema). I woke him up when it was over (I needed the ride home).
🙂
Today I continued the tradition with Aiden, except I stayed awake for 'Destroy All Monsters' at the Music Box, our first movie out in a year. Even though he’s seen it multiple times, there’s nothing like a theatre and a bag of popcorn to take in the classics!












 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The Anus Donut! Valentines Day Most Popular (and surprising) Gift!


The "I Luv U A Hole (a lot)" plush toy featuring a fairly obvious anus right smack dab in the middle, is available now at Target for your Valentine's sweetheart! 
Between you and me, I'd hurry, because someone is going to catch onto what's up with this accidentally (or mischoviously) designed little naughty donut!
It's from the 'Snackeez' by Russ Berrie, who have a whole line of cute cuddly sweet things to squeeze, but this little feller seems to have taken things in a whole different direction. :-)