Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Monster Squad

Unfortunately, no, it doesn't have to do with one of my favorite childhood movies, other than the fact that it has many of it's co-stars. I recently did a cover illustration and some inside illustrations for this week's issue of IN This Week, a Utah entertainment magazine. The cover article will get you in the mood for Halloween and is a great primer on classic monsters made famous by Universal with zombies thrown in for good measure. I love Halloween and I grew up on a steady diet of classic monster movies, so this assignment was right up my dark corridor. I had a blast drawing them.

Here is the image that was used for the cover featuring a zombie, the Wolfman and Frankenstein's monster:

And here are a couple of illustrations of Dracula and the Mummy that were used for the inside:

The article doesn't make a mention of my favorite Universal monster, The Creature From The Black Lagoon, so I think I might just have to do a portrait of him sometime this month myself.

If you live in the Salt Lake area, the issue hits newsstands on Thursday, Oct. 1. Be sure and pick it up!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

"Edith Keeler Must Die."

I've had the idea to do this all summer, but was busy with other things and didn't get around to it. Frankly, I'm still busy with other things, but I decided to take a couple of hours to get this out of my system last week. It's ink and digital, but I plan on making it into a limited edition screen print when I can find the time. If you could figure out what it pertains to without looking at the title quote, kudos! — you are a major Star Trek : TOS fan! Poor Edith....