Earlier this year, I was tapped by Grindhouse Releasing and Renaissance pictures to create an all-new commemorative one-sheet poster for the classic horror film THE EVIL DEAD. Approved by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell himself, the poster was commissioned exclusively as a special souvenir item, promoting a “one night-only” screening of the classic film with Campbell and the “Ladies Of The Evil Dead” in attendance at this year’s first-ever ZOMBICON in Seattle, October 30-31.
I designed the poster to look like it was a real poster from 1982, only a lot more ambitious than the original one—I always thought the movie was never very well represented by that old poster with the girl in the nightgown being dragged under by that zombie hand. It’s a good poster and people identify it with the film and all—but it doesn’t sell the gore and grime of they film particularly well, so I really went all out and did something pretty gory and epic.
The convention guys loved it and put me to work designing their official poster for the whole show. We did that one in a different style, a comic book style, and I worked with another artist to create it.. I got to work with Mike Broom, who is an old friend who designs for films like PREDATORS and WOLVERINE. The EVIL DEAD poster is the one I’m really proud of, man. I did that one myself and made it look like the poster I always wanted to see for the film!
The EVIL DEAD poster is a limited edition item that can be purchased only at the official website of the show (https://www.zombcon.com), or at the show itself—where you can also get Campbell and the Ladies to sign it for you! I will also be on hand at the show to sign copies and promote his book SHOCK FESTIVAL. Be there or be eaten!