HAIL HOLLYWOOF was for an issue of The Montreal Mirror back in 1998 before I was doing Motion Picture Purgatory again there on a regular basis. I was asked to participate in an issue featuring different local cartoonists & I chose to submit this wacky stream of consciousness acrylic painting that I’d actually done the year previous under the title FUCK YOU, YOU FUCK. Those words appeared on the first page, which I ended up submitting to Danny Hellman’s Legal Action Comics #1 in 2001. The original art for that first page was sold to an anonymous buyer. The second page seen here originally had the words YOU FUCK, FUCK YOU, where it now reads “Hail Hollywoof.” This was in order to compliment the first page’s FUCK YOU, YOU FUCK. “Hollywoof” was an actual novelty dog show that was being heavily advertised at the time on TV (I think around the Xmas holidays), kinda like a circus act for the kiddies. I called my comic “Hail Hollywoof” to poke fun at the kinds of events I figured I’d have to cover for The Montreal Mirror, had I been actually working there on a regular basis. Soon enough, I WAS hired to do a weekly column for them & plenty of the films I ended up having to review came pretty damn close to these “dogs.” (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. Original B&W acrylic painting on 5 1/2 X 7 1/2 inch illustration board. Postage not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.