Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Adventureblog Gallery: Frankenstein and Friends

The Addams Family



By Sam Hiti.

Mr. Hyde



By Dave Malan.

Frankenstein's Womb



Art from Warren Ellis' Frankenstein project by Marek Oleksicki. I love how faithful it is to Shelley's description.

Wake the Dead



Concept art by Gino Acevedo from the film based on Steve Niles and Chee's modern-day retelling of the Frankenstein story. Another faithful depiction.

Happy Birthday, Dear Monster



Today's not an anniversary for Mary Shelly or her book or any of her creations, but this picture's too cool not to share anyway. It's Boris Karloff celebrating the 150th anniversary of Frankenstein's publication in 1968. (Found in Life's photo archive.)

Oh, and as long as we're talking Frankenstein, check out this short interview with actor Doug Jones (Abe from Hellboy) about Guillermo del Toro's planned Frankenstein film. Jones wants to play the Monster and there's a strong chance that this version's depiction of the creature will be yet again faithful to Mary Shelly's description. Turns out that del Toro is a big fan of Bernie Wrightson.

(I feel like I should mention that my preference for this look on the Monster doesn't have nearly as much to do with fundamentalist demand for faithfulness to the source material as it does with the design just looking really really cool.)

2 comments:

ComicsAllTooReal's Chris said...

Real nice monster pictures, Michael!
And by the way, Happy New Year!

Michael May said...

Thanks, Chris! Happy New Year to you too!

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