My final and greatest piece of Halloween art for this year. I present my mock-poster for a mashup between two great horror comedies.
I refer to 'Young Frankenstein', Mel Brooks classic 1974 horror comedy about the grandson of the original Doctor Frankenstein who is at first repulsed by his progenitors work but is then seduced into carrying on his work and creating a new monster. It's a finely crafted comedy that I've talked about a lot recently.
And of course 'Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein' the first in a series of horror-comedies from the 1940s starring the comedy duo running afoul of Universals 'Big Three', Dracula, Frankensteins monster and the Wolf Man.
Check out the great opening title sequence to 'Abbott and Costello..." with animation by Walter Lantz!
Like a lot of my art, I take two things I enjoy and smush them together. Ren and Stimpy meets Misery, Popeye vs Scarface, The Avengers in New Zealand, Daffy Duck meets Sherlock, and so on.
|Here's my super sketchy layout.|
Or maybe Costello gets made into the monster by the Mad Doctor for having the perfect body "Wide, large, and of prodigious girth" "Gee, you don't have to get personal".
Can you imagine Costello as the Monster doing the 'Puttin' on the Ritz' number with Dr Frankenstein? Or how about a bit where Abbott leads a mob with Inspector Kemp to storm the castle and rescue his buddy!
Shoot, I need to doodle some of these gags.