Friday, September 21, 2012

Noo Spinoolean Tarot - The Invasion

This drawing is the result of a bunch of things. First, my love for the 1953 version of The War of the Worlds makes this an homage. The film was an undeniable masterpiece of science fiction and horror. Though H.G. Wells' novel has been made into movies at least four times, Byron Haskin's is far and away superior.

There's also the Universal Destruction Coloring Calendar of 1987 (see also, The Ice Age, The Volcano, and Winds of Change) which featured a flying saucer laying waste to skyscrapers for the month of August. The drawing was entitled, "Figure 8. The Neighbors Go On Vacation."

Lastly, I'm spending time with my 2006 photo-collage Tarot that borrows heavily from pop culture icons, so some leakage and crossover is inevitable. At least, that's my story.

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