The Bride of Frankenstein as pin-up girl is a favorite subject for cartoonists and tattoo artists, but few illustrators are as accomplished as Aly Fell of Manchester, UK, whose sumptuous art is of a tradition that tracks back directly to the classic glamour artists like Gil Elvgren and Alberto Vargas.
Fell’s smart and sexy subjects are beautifully composed and awash in rich colors and witty details, as evidenced in his Bride portrait, entitled Charge! (2007). This Bride wears purple lipstick, green silk stockings and keeps a wrench on her dressing table. Hairspray by the crateful explains the hairstyle. Note the autographed snapshot of her beau and the stashed Abby Normal brain.