My brief was to do a poster for Highrise Mayhem, a double bill featuring Dredd (2012) and The Raid: Redemption (2011) (coming to the Trylon Jan 18-20)… it turned into a bit more of a Judge Dredd Poster.
I’d never seen The Raid, so I focused on Dredd. I wanted to show off the roots of Judge Dredd by drawing a more comic book version of him. Specifically, I was looking at the Brendan McCarthy version. McCarthy drew the Judge helmet much more flared out on the bottom. It has a bit more impossible look common to most comic book costumes. When they translate to film, they become ‘practical’ and often lose what made them distinctive in the first place.
In the background I just wanted to add some bonkers multistory ‘mayhem.’ It’s no secret I enjoy drawing large architectural scenes when I can find the time.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy looking at this Judge Dredd Poster as much as I enjoyed drawing it.
Sundays are nice and quiet… for the most part… at least for me. Many don’t like them because Monday is just around the corner. But I enjoy the calm before the storm… On Monday, the Trylon Microcinema gets to the middle of it’s great Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman series. I got a chance to draw the poster for the series. Above you can see the raw drawing and below the designed poster. The original drawing is fore sale here in case anyone is interested. Don’t miss out on Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo on Monday & Tuesday! More info here.
What else is new? Uncivilized Books released two new books a couple of weeks ago! Eel Mansions by Derek Van Gieson and the 2nd book in the Critical Cartoon series Carl Barks’ Duck by Peter Schilling Jr. More on both books next time!
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Art for a recent poster I drew for the David Lynch series at the Trylon.
Another poster (here’s the previous one) for my favorite Twin Cities movie house: The Trylon.