December 14, 2009

The Art of Frankenstein : Bob Canada

Don’t let the name fool you, Bob Canada hails from Evansville, Indiana. He is a cartoonist and graphic designer who keeps a fine blog where he posts his hilarious illustrations and holds forth, with tongue somewhere in cheek, on pop culture.

Bob’s “all time favorite monster” is Frankenstein’s “because,” he says, “deep down he's not really a monster, he's just misunderstood and wants to be loved and accepted like everyone else. Or maybe it's because he's got green skin and a flat head and throws little girls into the lake.”

Recently, Bob challenged himself to draw 100 different versions of The Monster, and there’s a handful of those already posted. They include a diapered baby Frankenstein, a Fred Flintstone Frankenstein, and a fine, properly muscle-bound Teenage Frankenstein. I got a kick out of the caricatured Christopher Lee from Curse of Frankenstein, complete with Moe haircut, dead eye, pea coat and dangling chains. The bloody background burst suits the character, star of the first Frankenstein movie made in color and originally notorious for its gore.

I’ll be keeping an eye on Bob Canada’s blog for all the Frankenstein goodness to come.

Bob Canada’s blog, posts under the 100 Frankensteins Project tag, and a large Flickr set.


Peter Bernard said...

HAHA "Moe haircut!" It could be an early Beatles hairdo too! Nice drawing.

rob! said...

Wonderful piece!

Karswell said...

This would look great aninated!

Karswell said...

And aniMAted too!

Bob Canada said...

Hey, I just saw this entry on your blog. Thanks for the really nice write-up! I appreciate it. Nice blog too!

I've still got a long way to go to reach 100!

Belle Dee said...

I love it so very much!! Nothing brings excitement into my life quite like a drawing from a Hammer film!