Sam J. Jones - with a mighty hand, a mighty heart

It was on my birthday that I received a personal email from Sam J. Jones, responding to my request to interview him about Richard Amsel's FLASH GORDON poster while at ComicCon Palm Springs later in the month. "Yes of course," he wrote, "looking forward to it, a great artist." Naturally, I was thrilled. 1980's FLASH GORDON is a fantasy classic, and a fond memory from my childhood. It also has gained considerable fandom and a new appreciation over the years; like BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, audiences are finally recognizing the film's unique sense of fun and humor. FLASH is no longer a guilty pleasure -- it's a really good movie! I'm happy to say that Mr. Jones is every bit as gracious and ge

New trailer for "24x36", a documentary about movie posters!

Behold, the new trailer for 24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters -- Kevin Burke's documentary on movie poster art! Both David Edward Byrd and I were interviewed, and are featured in this trailer. The film will receive it’s world premiere at Fantastic Fest, which takes place at Austin, Texas’ Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar cinema from Sept. 22 to Sept. 29. I can't wait to see it. Kevin's film, along with Erik Sharkey's DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER, were major motivating factors in getting me off my ass to begin AMSEL: ILLUSTRATOR OF THE LOST ART, after I spent years pussy-footing around, making excuses for not doing it. I've gotten to know both Kevin and Erik, and their support and encourageme

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