Once again it is time for Thorzul's Nightmares on Cardboard. In this third edition, he has called for entires. I tossed these to him the other night. Actually, it was the early morning of the final day to enter.
I think that I started off with the idea of making a small set paying homage to Plan 9 from Outer Space. Who doesn't love that? Well, my wife. But my son does.
Then, I thought... why limit myself? Although he did not ask for a movie theme, I've been too busy to try to be creative. I fell back to something that I felt comfortable with. Stealing images from movies.
I liked working with the 1972 Topps design, mostly for the subtle tie-in of being called the Tombstone Set. The back of the Criswell was too busy to spread out over many cards. How many is many? I think that I was shooting for 10. Had I been clever I would have gone for 13. Time and imagination thwarted me.
I watched the film clip of Tyler Colvin getting hit with a broken bat a few weeks ago. I wanted to tie-in the stake in the chest with a vampire thing, but I couldn't quite find the hook. So I dropped that and went to the teenage rage, Twilight. I haven't read them, nor have I seen the movie. But he's so dreamy. A splash of fine poetry caps it off.
Then back to Plan 9. Nobody does Bela like Bela. Not even a chiropractor. I've got the DVD with both black & white and color versions. Wow, am I lucky.
So, there you have it. My entry for Thorzul's contest. Perhaps they will give him nightmares. I look forward to seeing some real entries.
Note to self: file under unimaginative, pedestrian, ripoff.