Monday, February 1, 2010

Monster PSA: Tom Tyler

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This week's Monster PSA poster is based on the idea that Tom Tyler--who from what I've read in interviews was a self-effacing guy, and not too taken away with his own acting skills--would advise that sometimes you can succeed by just being in the right place at the right time.

He was cast as the Mummy (previously played by Boris Karloff), mostly because he physically resembled Karloff, so stock shots from the first Mummy film could be spliced into the sequel. But he also succeeded in more visible roles--he played Captain Marvel, in The Adventures of Captain Marvel serial, my all-time favorite movie serial.

And, sometimes, its just fun to draw a mummy.


3 comments:

wiec? said...

the orangey brown is the perfect color choice for this one rob! it came out great!

another winner for sure.

rob! said...

Thanks wiec! I thought that brown/orangish color worked pretty well too.

Aaron Bias said...

rob! Tom Tyler also played The Phantom!