This month marks the THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY of Motion Picture Purgatory! That’s right; I actually started my movie review strip at The Montreal Mirror in July of 1985. I got kicked out in ‘88 when they decided to blame the perceived misogyny of some of the horror films I was writing about on me. But ten years later, after a complete change in editorship, I got rehired & continued till the weekly was snuffed out in 2012. Here’s the original art of one of my earliest reviews published during my first tenure in ‘85. I guess I wasn’t big on “Spoiler Alerts” back then, but I was already featuring my long-running “Actual Quotes.” 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).
BTW, I’ll be selling FAB Press books as well as my own for the duration of Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival the next couple of weeks (Concordia Hall Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve west). Having sold out of Motion Picture Purgatory Volume 2 years ago I decided to have the remaining few boxes shipped from the UK. Pass by to complete your collection & say hi!
Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Since the tear-sheets & pencils are long gone, original finished B&W inks only (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back). 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.