Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Every now and then I like to talk about a movie I've seen recently that's made an impression on me (to date, the only other entry has been Herzog's Bad Lieutenant), and today that movie is 1959's "The Fly." Easily overshadowed by its 80's remake starring Jeff Goldblum and directed by David Cronenberg, The Fly is one of those 50's horror films that gets written off as camp or cheese, when in fact it is actually a very creepy experience in its own right.
Though its monster is far lower tech than Cronenberg's, its creepiness comes from the sparing use of a full-on Fly shot, and especially from witnessing the human side of the title character start to slip away through the degeneration of his ability to write, and form complete thoughts.
Throw in Vincent Price, and one of the most unnerving end sequences I've seen in a while, the original production of The Fly is definitely a lost classic, and is well worth your time.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Here's yet another batch of Hammer cards. This has been some of the most fun I've had on a card set, and I think it's some of my best card work to date! Also, the Dracula card in the middle is one of only 7 I've done for this set, as I figured everyone who collects these probably has a ton of Draculas already.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
This is a taste of the set of cards based on Hammer Films, from the card company Strictly Ink that I'm currently working on. I'm really jazzed because I'm a HUGE Hammer fan, so getting to draw this stuff has been a lot of fun.