The beginning of October has launched me into the busiest time of my life. Let's see, I started a job as an boys Tee designer at Tea Collection. The freelance work is blowing up. I've been doing a bunch of multimedia-comedy shows (More on these soon). And the artwork for Cobb's Comedy club and Punchline keeps coming! I'm so excited about this latest poster for Dana Gould. He is one of my favorite comedians working today. You may know him from the decades he's been killing it on stage, or from the opening credits of The Simpsons.
Or from his podcast, The Dana Gould Hour. One thing I really like about his podcast is when he geeks out on old horror and sci-fi movies. I'm constantly putting down my paint brushes to scrawl down movie titles. Plus he does this thing that I call the "bridge" of his podcast, Dana calls the "middle part" where he tells listeners a bit of history on film, Hollywood, crime, etc. It's great for guys like me who aren't good at book-reading. Anyway, thanks to these geek-outs and middle parts its clear that Dana and I share a lot of interests. While my first rough mockup was a straight-up spoof of the poster for The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, I ended up loosening up the composition, adding as many essential and deep-cut movie references as I could fit. It's all done in real-life brush and ink on paper. with the color added in Photoshop.
Posters are being made available on ComedyFilmNerds.com (they're working out some technical difficulties, hopefully won't be long).
So I spent the weekend taking in the shows and selling posters in the lobby with Dana. Uh, that was cool! Emma Arnold is Hilarious! I'm so glad I got to get to know her too. Kate Willett is also a fantastic San Francisco-based comic you will be hearing more and more about. We run a show together at Doc's Lab. If you haven't seen Picture This! yet, you should.
The Gould poster has also been immortalized as the "cover art" for the most anticipated podcast of the year, The Halloween episode of The Dana Gould Hour! Give it a listen, monster-kids!