And my MAD MAX: Fury Road art inspired me to do this:
Apr 3, 2015
One of my favorite movie-going experiences was seeing the original MAD MAX at an old movie theater not knowing anything about it going in. The movie poster art looked like Frank Frazetta might have done it (couldn't fool me now) and the poster said BRIAN MAY did the music. Being a huge fan of QUEEN, that was all I needed to grab my buddies and head for the movie house. Of course, I found out later it wasn't THAT Brian May. But the movie with its ground-breaking kinetic action and "other-wordly near-future setting" blew us away! A few years later, we were the "coolest kids in the room" when THE ROAD WARRIOR blew up and we were the only ones who knew it was a sequel. Loved BEYOND THUNDERDOME too! The fourth "MAX Flick", FURY ROAD has been a rumor for years, and while I would have been crazy excited to see an old grizzled Mel Gibson play Max again, I'm jazzed to see what the incredibly talented Tom Hardy will do with the character. Love the character and the immeasurably influential world George Miller has built. So I was over the moon when asked to contribute to the Vertigo Art Book. Here's my contribution with Max and Charlize Theron's Furiosa!