We literally *just* passed the 35th anniversary of George Romero/Stephen King collaboration Creepshow, which was originally released on November 12th, 1982.
In honor of the 35th anniversary, artist Steven Holliday (who recently whipped up a Dream Warriors 30th anniversary piece that blew our minds) has just paid tribute to the 1982 horror anthology with a poster that you’re probably going to need to own when it goes on sale this weekend.
“When George A. Romero passed earlier this year it hit me pretty hard,” Holliday explained why he wanted to make the piece. “Most people know him as the godfather of the zombie genre, however he is also responsible for a personal childhood favorite of mine. In 1982 he directed a collaboration with writer Stephen King and makeup special effects master Tom Savini called Creepshow.”
Holliday continues, “It was easy to draw inspiration from the original poster designs illustrated by Joann Daley (Creepshow 1) and Winters (Creepshow 2). As a child, first seeing their depictions of the cycloptic cinephile Death on the covers of VHS copies at the gas station/video store my family would frequent while on vacation in the Stephen King-esqu small town of Alpena, Michigan in the 90s quickly made me the horror fan I am today.”
There will be a regular edition (pink & blue fluorescent inks) of the print on sale at Gallery 1988 this Friday, November 17th, as part of their Crazy 4 Cult group show from 7-10pm. Remainders will then go on sale Saturday on the Gallery 1988 website; Holliday’s artist proofs and artist exclusive green & blue fluorescent (with metallic gold ink) variant will also be up for grabs in his own shop beginning at 2pm CST on Saturday, November 18.