Friday, November 15, 2013

David G Hardy - Bride of Frankenstein

2013.11.03 Jersey Shore Comic Show, Forked River, NJ

I honestly do not remember who told me about David G Hardy, either Karl or Don who assist at the Hospice shows, about this fantastic artist. The first time David attended the Hospice show was the only one I had missed in several years. Seeing David's name on the Jersey Shore list, was the reason I made the trip. I had viewed his work on his site, which were beautifully rendered sketches of characters from old movies, Boris Karloff, Ingrid Berman, Elizabeth Montgomery and Ernest Borgnine as members of the Fantastic Four, and others. When I finally had the opportunity to meet David and his wife, and view the collection of drawings I was very impressed with the wide range of work and their friendliness...

I had picked up several first day covers that featured composers and I already picked up a sketch of King Kong on one of the covers. I had been looking for someone who could do justice to the Bride of Frankenstein (1935) beautifully portrayed by Elsa Lanchester, on the Franz Waxman FDC. Waxman is best known for the music he composed for the movie industry, including Rear Window, Rebecca, The Spirit of St Louis, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Sunset Boulevard, Tara Bulba, The Bride of Frankenstein and others (all nominated for the American Film Institute's list of greatest film scores)...

David proceeded to produce a beautiful pencil sketch, which captures Elsa's beauty. I could not be happier with the final results...

Hardy shared on his Facebook page that arrangements were made with the Boris Karloff Estate and Karloff Enterprises to work on several projects. Congratulations on a great achievement...

A nice writeup of meeting David G Hardy from Sabrina at Runnin' Down a Dream...

1 comment:

David55 said...

Thank you so much Ray ! What a nice bit of publicity ! I appreciate you my friend ! :)