Friday, February 17, 2012
Scary Harry Quite Contrary
I thought I would post a recent project, since the play opens tonight. I have handled advertising for the Saint Joseph Drama Club's yearly play since 2001. Twelve shows in all, with subjects ranging from super heroes, vampires, mobsters, westerns, the circus and more. This years show is based on fairy tales, thus my heavy Maxfield Parrish influence. My involvement began assisting my wife by doing a one color line drawing for the program. These days it's all my job, I edged her out. (No, she just doesn't have the the time.) The job has grown to full color posters, t-shirts, web ads, billboards and the program. But it's one of the more fun projects I look forward to. I get complete freedom to come up with images based on an early draft of the script. There's only been one instance of censorship, when the priest objected to my rendition of Adam. (Picture Fred Flintstone wearing nothing but a fig leaf.) Enjoy the poster, and if you are in the Highland Heights area, come see the show!