Saturday, July 27, 2013


Jason Eisner - you got me. :)
Not sure why, but this friggin short short REALLY gave me the creeps. Loved it.
And, loved his VHS2 and ABCs of DEATH work. I need to track down some more Eisner goodness!

So damn creepy. What a great storyteller. Great, "Bava-like" colors as well. Grand!

One Last Dive from jasoneisener on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Donald Caron: Illustrator

Jovanka Vuckovic (@JovankaVuckovic on Twitter) posted an image of a new painting she had in her home - a grand Phantom of the Opera that had my jaw dropped to the floor.

The artist is Donald Caron and he's an instant, new favorite of mine. His work is fantastic and the subject matter is RIGHT down my alley!  

You can view his work here:

And, he has a Facebook presence as well with more work:

He has a great way with light and motion that really makes his work pop. He also has an eye for a great composition and adding layers of detail that help to lock in a lot of depth and atmosphere.

I think it's the light that really strikes me, however. One example is in the illustration "Premature Birth" (Frankenstein) below.

His characters are fun as well. His detail and lighting work can be seen in "SPASM 2009" (Ax). The light play in the folds of the clothing, hands and hair is grand and knowledge of human anatomy help to make the figure look "realistic", yet keeping a fun, illustrated style.

 Much of his work has a cool, kinetic feel to it that really makes the subject matter come alive.

Ok, ok....I'll stop gushing about this guy's work already! :)

Needless to say, I'm going to be doing some research to see if he has some "Father of four affordable" prints for sale! Check him out and support this amazing artist!

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Perrault's Fairy Tale Poem

For the longest time, I thought that the wondrous poem at the end of COMPANY OF WOLVES was of their own creation. Embarrassed to say that the poem is actually that of French author Charles Perrault. He wrote Cinderella, Puss in Boots and Mother Goose to name a few, but this poem came from Little Red Riding Hood which comes up time and time again in the horror world.

Little girls, this seems to say,
Never stop upon your way. 
Never trust a stranger-friend; 
No one knows how it will end. 
As you’re pretty, so be wise; 
Wolves may lurk in every guise. 
Handsome they may be, and kind, 
Gay, or charming never mind! 
Now, as then, ‘tis simple truth— 
Sweetest tongue has sharpest tooth!