Monday, June 10, 2013

Universal's 1931 Spanish Dracula

Earlier this year my friends at Reel Art commissioned me to design and paint a poster for a screening of the Spanish version of Universal's Dracula in support of the Northwest Chicago Film Society. I enthusiastically took this opportunity to pay homage to the Warren magazine covers and Castle Films 8mm / Super 8 box art from my childhood. I've posted a process image while working on the face to show the Famous Monsters of Filmland influence and the final poster illustration with design by Bob Garcia. The Dracula logo is painted in acrylics on a separate board and finished in Photoshop.

Sketchbook 3

Long over due for a post here, so I'm getting right to it. My new Sketchbook is available at all upcoming conventions and signings. Sketchbook 3 is heavy on the pulp this time around and is printed on glossy paper. It nicely displays the black and white painted spots that I created for a variety of pulp oriented projects. Collected are pencil sketches for covers for Radio Archives, American Fantasy Press, and others but most of the art is finished illustrations. Plus I've featured some of my favorite characters including: detectives, femme fatales, John Carter, Tarzan, Green Hornet, The Shadow, and others!
Upcoming is Wizard World Chicago, August 8-11 and a late July signing (to be announced) at Reel Art in Berwyn, Illinois.