Motion Picture Purgatory

“Now with more topless girls plus GPS systems that break down!” The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2009 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “TCh-Tch-tch… HAw-Haw-haw…” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two from FAB Press still available. For original art & book purchasing info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

I’ve got an incredibly soft spot for this raunchy actioner cuz it was filmed on the skuzzy streets of late-70’s Montreal & every urban exterior reminds me of aimlessly booting around downtown as a teen! And the fact that many of the locales get pummelled by legendary Rémy (James Bond) Julienne’s stuntmen is just icing on the cake! When a deliberately unlikeable gruff cop’s free-spirited sis gets croaked at a chichi party, he swaps protocol for Dirty Harryesque emotional outbursts trying to solve the convoluted whodunit! Robbery & murder complicate his quest when witnesses start getting picked off one-by-one! This mix of Italian giallo, poliziotto & stodgy US cop thriller hilariously unleashes one bum steer after another as blatant excuse to foist gratuitous thrills & set pieces in our faces! Mission accomplished! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2009 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Wildest Montreal Car Chase Scene Ever Shot!” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two from FAB Press still available. For original art & book purchasing info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Interview with the late NFB experimental animator Ryan Larkin! He was a fixture on the Main for decades. Living at the Old Brewery Mission, after panhandling on St-Laurent & Napoléon he would often wind down on the couch at S.W. Welch’s secondhand bookstore where I found him mourning the recent death of store mascot Rosie the Cat. He was the subject of CGI animator Christopher Landreth’s Oscar-winning short film Ryan where both interviewer & interviewee sprout Day-Glo Cronenbergian coral-reef tumors like mood rings. I asked Ryan to elaborate… The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2005 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Bitter-pill eye-candy!” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

SOLD Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two from FAB Press still available. For original art & book purchasing info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Oh that Samuel L. Jackson, what a scenery-chewing card! Here he’s an over-the-hill 28-year veteran LAPD cop with race issues, who got that way forever bullying gangstas on the streets, & tho he moved to the burbs to separate his ugly day job from family life, once an interracial couple moves in next door his wires get crossed & he embarks on a campaign to scare them the hell away! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2008 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “What a (race) card!” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two from FAB Press still available. For original art & book purchasing info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Set in the unbelievably morose but gorgeously shot industrial uglyscapes & rural wastelands of bleak 1984 provincial Russia during the decline of the soviet era, Cargo 200 (code for dead soldiers brought back from that war in Afghanistan) follows the turbulent trajectories of a handful of disparate characters flung together by unfortunate happenstance! None are innocent to corruption & hypocrisy, least of all any authority figures! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2009 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “The Red Scary!” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two from FAB Press still available. For original art & book purchasing info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Disgruntled virginal nun “Flavia” rebels against her convent once it dawns on her that boorish men are calling all the shots & indiscriminately dispensing grisly punitive tortures for the least of infractions! Give Flavia a suit of armour & she’ll get medieval on yer ass! What unfolds is a loose proto-feminist revisionist retelling of historical events based on a fifteenth century Muslim invasion of Italy; “the Martyrdom of the 800 at Otranto,” which degenerates into a Jodorowskyesque hallucination-induced surrealist orgy of blood & sex! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2007 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Feminazinunsploitation!” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two from FAB Press still available. For original art & book purchasing info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Exploitation genius William (Rosemary’s Baby, The Tingler) Castle & inventor of such moviegoing gimmicks as “Emergo” (dangling skeletons over an audience), “Percepto” (joy-buzzers hidden under theatre seats), & “Illusion-o” (hand-held “ghost-viewers”) left us this oddest of swan songs to scratch our heads over for eternity before passing away in 1977! World renowned mime Marcel Marceau (!) plays dual roles as abused deaf mute puppeteer “Shanks” & the crusty old mad scientist he’s assistant to! When the scientist dies, Marceau reanimates him via the electro-acupuncture remote control techniques they were working on! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2008 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “The Strangest Zombie Movie Ever Made!” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

NOTE: If you like this original Motion Picture Purgatory artwork I have many, many more being offered as perks for sale on the crowdfunding page for my newest animated cartoon “Building 108: Barnacle Bill the Tailor”! Pick & choose from the list provided in the campaign perks description section HERE

Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Carol Kane is perfectly cast as chronic victim Jeannie with her big sad eyes & fragile demeanour, so jaw-droppingly heartbreaking you almost gotta cover yer shock with nervous laughter! The poor 16-year-old is shy & sheltered, & constantly hounded after by her brat bully slut girlfriend Dolly to grow some guts & learn how to shoplift at Kresgie’s & cocktease the grownups for blackmail money! Director William Fruet, who wrote the screenplay for 1970 Canucksploitation classic Goin’ Down the Road (starring the same two hosers that destroy this family), would later employ horror chops to great effect on underrated home invasion nightmare Death Weekend (1976)! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2008 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Love Blooms In Strange Ways!” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

NOTE: If you like this original Motion Picture Purgatory artwork I have many, many more being offered as perks for sale on the crowdfunding page for my newest animated cartoon “Building 108: Barnacle Bill the Tailor”! Pick & choose from the list provided in the campaign perks description section HERE

Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Director Oliver Stone sets the tone with a baseball analogy dream sequence as cornball as a Bush Administration press release that recurs throughout the film to gear us for the visual punch-line summing up Dub-ya’s legacy; a fly-ball lost in the heavens never to find its way back down into the befuddled president’s outstretched mitt! Judging from the goofy ad campaign, I was looking forward to a Mad Magazine type farce but got a borderline sympathetic biopic instead (closest I came was a brief shot of Alfred E. Neuman as George W. Bush on a protestor’s picket sign)! WTF are you doing humanizing this dumb-ass? The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2008 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Sympathy For The Devil!” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

NOTE: If you like this original Motion Picture Purgatory artwork I have many, many more being offered as perks for sale on the crowdfunding page for my newest animated cartoon “Building 108: Barnacle Bill the Tailor”! Pick & choose from the list provided in the campaign perks description section HERE

Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Peter (Mission Impossible) Graves is an undercover FDA agent trying to crack an illegal bennies ring catering to overworked truckers! While snooping around trying to weed out the ringleaders, he starts falling for the widow that runs his rooming house (her hubby overdosed on “co-pilots” AKA “happy pills”), & has to contend with a jazzy, outta-control, hopped-up party animal roommate Chuck (Soylent Green) Connors! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2010 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “My Way Or The HIGH way!” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).

NOTE: If you like this original Motion Picture Purgatory artwork I have many, many more being offered as perks for sale on the crowdfunding page for my newest animated cartoon “Building 108: Barnacle Bill the Tailor”! Pick & choose from the list provided in the campaign perks description section HERE

Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.