Saturday, August 14, 2010

Jill Banner as Virginia Merrye




4 comments:

The Frog Queen said...

Very nice work!

Cheers!

Steve said...

Thank you! I'm actually happy with it, for a change. I'm trying to decide what to do next.

Vinnie Rattolle said...

All this art is absolutely amazing... and it's hard to believe some of 'em aren't photos.

Weird suggestion... "Spider Baby" has never had good poster art. The original poster was bland at best, and the video covers haven't been any better. I had a dream that had an awesome '60s-style poster... but I'm not artistic enough to recreate it. If you wanna take a crack at it, here's what it looked like:

Front and center was Virginia, holding a big spiderweb across the length of the poster that read "Spider Baby" in the center. Behind her to the left was Bruno looking shocked, with Elizabeth off-centered and Ralph to the right, each looking menacing. In the foreground in much smaller scale are Emily, Schlocker, the Messenger and Peter carrying Ann, all running away from the creepy Merrye bunch. And at the bottom it read "The Maddest Story Ever Told!"

Whether or not you do anything with that is up to you, but I found your site a few days ago and woke up today with that image in my head, so I had to mention it.

Steve said...

That would be really neat. I think I'd have to find a body-double for Virginia to get the pose, or do it as a cartoon, but that's a great idea. I've been thinking of working on cartoon versions of the characters, sort of in a Jack Davis-style but that would take a bit of development. I was hoping by this time other artists with different styles would pick up on Spider Baby and there would be a sort of contest like they did with Night of the Living Dead a couple years back but I haven't really seen any other artists doing Spider Baby.