Movie Meltdown: The Artistic Influences of Mark Maddox

10 Jul

This week we continue our coverage from WonderFest as we sit down and talk with artist Mark Maddox. Mark is a multiple “Artist of the Year” Rondo Award winner, and his artwork has been featured on the covers of The Art of Doctor Who SpecialScreem Magazine (including the Star Wars: The Force AwakensUniversal Monsters, Mystery Science Theater 3000 and American Horror Story covers), HorrorHound Magazine, Moonstone Comics (includingKolchak: The Night Stalker Files), Little Shoppe Of Horrors, Undying Monsters, Mad Scientist Magazine, Airship27 Books, Hemlock Books, Thrilling Tales, Don Glut’s Frankenstein series for Pulp 2.0 Press and many more. We discuss just which movies and pop culture inspired him as a child, and how it came full circle to become the focus of his artistic career.

And as we are making audio cassette recording from the TV, we also mention… Dark Shadows, The Herculoids, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, a pop culture family, a giant gorilla with wings, applied a dab of blue, collecting baseball cards, you’ve gotta pay attention, Roger Moore, Caltiki, The Immortal Monster, Blue and Yellow Don’t Make Green, pulp covers, we cut a zombie in two with a scythe, Star Trek, Abigail Breslin, War of the Worlds, Eric Von Zipper, Rachmaninoff, Curse of the Werewolf, Kelly Freas, beach movies, bad green screen, Seven Samurai, painting with acrylics, Famous Monsters, The Time Machine, trying to move further and further away from digital, Planet of the Apes, hand-letter strips, evil Santa on a demon goat, Godzilla, Sarah Hyland, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Mysterious Island, painting in oils, The Fiend without a Face, David Lean, how to blow a guy’s head off with a shotgun, The Bride of Frankenstein, Nicole Scherzinger, King Kong, Teenage Frankenstein, in a house with mom and five kids, a Jim West doll, looking through the TV Guide, watching people getting the bones sucked out of their bodies, Johnny Quest and Jack Kirby.

“I didn’t want the film to end… I wanted to keep it going.”

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