Movie Meltdown: Dick Starr: Art, Movies and Jerky
This week we talk with Dick Starr, an artist whose work has been featured in numerous galleries, horror and tattoo magazines, books, album covers and comics around the world. But if you look at Dick’s work, it’s very obvious that he’s a fan of movies… specifically horror. So listen as we discuss trying to make a name for yourself in the ever-changing art scene, watching gory horror movies from a very young age and – jerky. Which if you don’t know Dick, might seem like an odd tangent. But as it turns out… it ties very nicely into all the other aspects of his life.
And as we reminisce about when going into a video store wasn’t for novelty purposes, we also mention… They Live, waiting to get your pictures back, Mad Magazine, Stan Lee, the frontman of the band, Halloween, the Green Goblin face, and I remember my mom not being too thrilled, that is where it got to be just too much of a risk, horror mashup art, Wes Borland, WolfCop, digital blood, Antonio Pantoja, people just end up giving up on you if you don’t switch things up, Bad Taste, zombie portraits, Kung Fury, I love finding the worst movies, it makes me want to break my pencils and go… ehhh I’ll try again next life, the novelty version of a video store, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, I would emulate their styles, am I blaming the technology that’s changed, he has mastered a whole new style, An American Werewolf in London, Sam Flegal,the movie… it still just… ahhh – it just warms my soul, Cannibal Holocaust, Roddy Piper, Hackers and The Net, developing your film, comic book art, The FP, fighting over movie’s coming back in, the practical effects and the squirting gore, I literally wanted to punch the director in his mouth, Last House on the Left, the beer bottle clip, that memory’s lost forever, Black Mirror, art installation video stores, anything that made fun of… the things I already loved, celebrity “it factor”, Maximum Overdrive, there are so many gems… that are SO awful… but they’re done with 100% conviction, Turbo Kid, The California Raisins, Grandpa did that, Flavor Flav and the Frito pie.
“How can you sustain a career without changing?!”
For more on the artwork of Dick Starr, go to: https://dickstarr.net/