Besides his work on Phantom of the Paradise (below), notable comic book illustrator, Richard Vance Corben, also did some gruesomely handsome work on Heavy Metal and the aptly-titled, Spookies. Similar in style to fellow fantasy phenoms, Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo, Corben garnered a strong following for his underground comics and short films.
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There’s some fans out there who specialize in Polish movie posters or one-sheets of favorite actors/actresses (e.g., Sophia Loren, Clint Eastwood) — but can you imagine someone who only collects memorabilia from one single movie? Well, that’s just what Ari Kahan does — as The Swan Archives is dedicated to all merchandising related to the 70’s cult film, Phantom of the Paradise, a sci-fi rock/horror opera directed by Brian DePalma (two years before Carrie), and starring Paul Williams, the man who wrote Kermit The Frog’s opus, “The Rainbow Connection”.
If interested in learning more, check out The Swan Archives and the one-sheet artwork by Richard Corben (far right) and interview with poster artist legend, John Alvin, below (poster, top left)…