Happy birthday to the late, great monster movie making genius Ray Harryhausen. I had the opportunity to interview him in 2005 when he was in Montreal for the Fantasia Film Festival. Among other things, we discussed animation model tie-down holes & how they dictated trajectories, Marcel (Mighty Joe Young) Delgado’s cotton & latex build-up technique for constructing puppets as opposed to foam rubber injection, Harryhausen’s 3D experiments & the 3D Viewmaster reels he worked on, & the problem of strobing during animation & the Go-Motion process to rectify it that led to CGI. The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory strip which originally appeared in a 2005 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “‘God Complex,’ Hallowed Be Thy Name!” (To see image full-sized, & believe me, you will wanna see it large since it’s so crammed with text, click on it here to open in a new window & use whatever magnify function your browser provides).
Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes 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.