February 5, 2010

The Art of Frankenstein : Francesco Francavilla

Comic book artist Francesco Francavilla offers up Peter Cushing as Baron Frankenstein, one of an illustrated series of movie Mad Doctors that include Charles Laughton’s Dr. Moreau, Bela Lugosi’s Dr. Zorka, and an invisible Claude Rains.

Francavilla’s art is steeped in pulp sensibilities and an obvious love for matinee serials, vintage horror and science fiction films. His Mad Doctors series shares space with his sketches and imaginary or alternate film posters on his Pulp Sunday and Sketch blogs.

Francavilla is currently illustrating Dynamite Force's Zorro comics, scripted by Matt Wagner. He was also involved with Frank Frazetta’s Dracula Meets the Wolfman comic written by Steve Niles for Image Comics.

Francesco Francavilla’s copious website carries links to his blogs and online galleries.


Tenebrous Kate said...

Wow. Just... wow. That is unspeakably sweet art! I had to go take a look at the rest of the series of men who tampered in God's domain (or something suchlike) and they're all incredible. Thanks for sharing and bringing this artist to my attention, Pierre! There's always something wonderful going on at Frankensteinia :)

Johnny Thunder said...

Wonderful art and image by a great artist.

Belle Dee said...

Wow! That's terrific!