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31 Days of Dracula: 11 David Niven

011_NivenOld Drac, also known as Vampira (1974) stars David Niven as the geriatric count. This one tries to follow the success of the comedy Young Frankenstein. From Wikipedia:

Count Dracula is an old vampire who, because of his advanced age, is forced to host tours of his castle to get new victims. In an attempt to revive his long-lost love, Vampira, Dracula sets out to collect blood from the bevy of Playboy Playmates living at his castle. However, one of the Playmates whose blood is drained is black, turning the revived Vampira into a black woman.

Dracula enthralls the hapless Marc to collect blood from three white women in hopes of restoring Vampira’s original skin color. Dracula transfuses the blood into her but she is unchanged; however, her bite turns Dracula black. Marc and his love Angela race to destroy Dracula but are taken aback upon seeing Dracula’s new skin tone. Their surprise gives the vampires time to slip away to catch a flight to Rio forCarnival.

 

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31 Days of Blacula: 10 William Marshall

31 Days of Blacula: 10 William Marshall

This loose interpretation finds African Prince Mamuwalde transformed by Dracula into  Blacula!  During the 1700s Blacula was imprisoned in a coffin until 1972 where he wreaks havok on Los Angeles. Blacula is followed by Scream Blacula Scream and Blackenstein.

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31 Days of Dracula: 08 Rehan

31 Days of Dracula: 08 Rehan

1967 also gave us this gem that I have yet to see, Dracula in Pakistan. This film was the first to be given a X Rating in Pakistan. The censors cut out all dance scenes because they were too provocative. Has anyone out there seen this one?

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Elvis and Shakira

Elvis and Shakira

I did this piece for this week’s Willamette Week. The article was about Latino counterparts in pop culture and the art director came up with the idea of Elvis dancing with Shakira. It was a fun piece to put together.

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Cackling Imp Podcast Episode 08 Josh Ellingson

On the show today, I interview Josh Ellingson, a fantastic illustrator, fellow convention pal, college roommate, high school friend, groomsman in my wedding, etc. We chat about the ups and downs of Wizard World PortlandEmerald City Comic ConNinja Duck, storytelling, the Muppets, pin up art, Star Trek, etc.

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The Strange Life of an Illustrator…

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As some of you know, in June I quit my day job of teaching middle school to be a full time illustrator.  Most of my friends that do this full time warned me against this, but this is all I really wanted to do for a profession since I can remember.  It’s been great and I’ve been so much happier since doing so.  Some months you have something to blog about every day.  That’s great if you have a project that is geared to fit the needs of the fast paced web.  But what about when you’re writing the great American novel?  Or you’re working on a huge body of work and you want to release it all at the same time?  Or you should be creating new work but instead you are creating work to fit your blog?  This is a question every creative type with a blog asks him or herself in this era. Anyhow I find myself in a period where the things Im working on don’t lend themselves to a daily or even weekly or monthly update. So Im going to post anyways. In the last month when not traveling I have done architectural illustration, editorial work, storyboarded an action movie, created a t-shirt of BJ the Dinosaur (Sidekick of Barney), did a one off t-shirt of Blue Beetle and Robin.  I’m mostly excited to be working on a new comic book with one of my best friends, Adam Gallardo.  But I have no complaints. This is exactly the job I wanted and it’s been a big adventure figuring out what strange assignment will pay the mortgage from month to month.

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#31 Ray Bradbury

One of the best genre writers of our time is Ray Bradbury. 8″ x 8″ acrylic. Original painting on canvas by Devon Devereaux available on ETSY.

This has been a lot of fun trying to keep up the pace with the Halloween paintings.  Some turned out better than others but its the most work Ive ever cranked out in such a small amount of time.

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Devil’s Night

#29 is Devil’s Night. In Southeast Michigan on October 30th, the night before Halloween was known as Devil’s Night. During the 70s and 80s what started as a night of mischief got out of control as whole neighborhoods burned to the ground. Luckily this trend died off in the 1990s because of patrolling and awareness in high crime areas.
8″ x 8″ acrylic on canvas.
Original painting by Devon Devereaux

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#24 Monster Mash

Everyone loves a good Halloween dance party. No party is complete without doing the Monster Mash! Original painting by Devon Devereaux. Acrylic on canvas 8″ x 8″ available on ETSY.

 

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