I was lucky to acquire some old and nicely pictured human anatomy book year ago. Medical drawings made by artists before digital art was available to anyone has it's peculiar look and style. And after reading recently some of my most favorite writer, Howard Phillips Lovecraft's bio and inspired by his short stories, I decidedly choose to give it a try in creating some very short horror story. Goal is to create a work that looks like hilarious horror-movie trash with no pretensions to originality or novelty in a genre.
It is about one dead man, a surgeon himself, who in a pursuit of conspired effort to change his identity completely with a task to make his prior life 'invincible' for far reaching goals, after research of his life in reanimating dead tissue undergoes risky experiment for making himself dead and buried (by tradition of relatives), only to rise from the grave and have very little time left for possibly successful yet extremely experimental surgical procedure, designed by himself prior his planned death.
Plan is to make enough colored-pencil drawings to tell such a story in a video of still images with added sound and music. I will look for very minimal digital retouching in this work to make sure it looks like trash.
And during work on this subject, for a time being I had one supporter. Cat was taken from street, found to be abandoned and with some illnesses. Little did I know that once his eyes were cured and he started to see better, he was about to show his true nature which, I must say, sometimes was really mysterious and downright puzzled me. He became some kind of observer... And especially while I did some work on this project.
Since mentioning the great Master of Horror/Supernatural literature, H.P.Lovecraft, here is a documentary made quite recently. The documentary has appearances by some of the more influential horror writers and movie directors of the 21st century, giving their input and adding to the story.
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