Strange Kids Club Rondal Scott III is both an internet heart throb and curator of all the wonderful and geeky pop culture items that nerds such as myself devoured like so many sugar blasted spoonfuls of Mr. T cereal has cooked up a fantastic new project that is a boon for horror fans that appreciate killer poster art everywhere.Scott is partnering with artists on a trio of artists on a series of limited edition prints. The kicker here is rather than try to recreate or reinterpret artwork from franchise films, Scott and his partnered artists are delving deep into horror fandom, digging up films that appeal to the hardcore horrorphile. The artists are tasked with creating poster art for non-existent sequels to one-and-done films. This is an exciting tact to take. Don’t get me wrong, I love much of the art created around fan favorite franchises (a jpeg of the limited Halloween Mondo print is my current Airbook background), there’s something cool about the “woulda, coulda, shoulda” nature of this project. Also, at some point you have to face the fact that it’s time to grow up, and the Leprechaun in the Hood poster you snatched up for a measly two bits from the employee’s only bathroom of the local mom and pop video store when it went out of business needs to come down and be replaced by something that reaffirms your fandom while appearing more elegant.
For the first piece, Scott commissioned Nathan Thomas Milliner to bring the disfigured burn victim Cropsey back from the dead with a poster for a proposed The Burning Too. If you’ve picked up a copy of Horror Hound magazine, you’ve seen Milliner’s eye catching visual style grace the cover.When talking about why he chose The Burning Milliner has this to say: "I came up in the horror game as a slasher fan and it was characters like Freddy, Jason and Michael that I cut my teeth on," said Milliner. "To be perfectly honest, I had only seen The Burning once before choosing to do this poster. I also hadn't drawn Cropsey before and I had always been interested in doing so since Tom Savini's design and make-up are just wonderful. To me, the highlight of what needed to be done was that make-up. I wanted to see that make-up on a large scale so a big close-up of Cropsey was a must. In the end, I can say the poster was a lot of fun to produce and I hope that the fans out there really dig it and stop and think... WHAT IF?"
The print is limited to 100 copies at $35 each.
You can pre-order your print here with Paypal.
You can check out more of Nathan Thomas Milliner’s art on his site REBEL ROUSER ART.