Thursday, August 19, 2010

My 3G's Pieces!

Hey dudes, Mike Bukowski here, I know I'm late in the game posting these but I just finished them up yesterday. This is also my first post on here so feedback would be much appreciated.

So, I tried to tie all my pieces together by drawing a character mentioned in each movie that's not actually in each movie. I should also say Gremlins is one of my favorite movies of all time and NOT drawing a Gremlin was one of the hardest artistic decisions I've ever had to make.

First up Ivo Shandor from Ghostbusters. I love the hints of mythology thrown out in that movie. Tobin's Spirit Guide, The Spate's Catalog, and this guy...


"The architect's name was Ivo Shandor. He was also a doctor. Performed a lot of unnecessary surgery. And then in 1920 he started a secret society: Gozer worshippers. After the First World War, Shandor decided that society was too sick to survive And he wasn't alone. He had close to a thousand followers when he died. They conducted rituals up on the roof, bizarre rituals intended to bring about the end of the world, and now it looks like it may actually happen!"

Next up: Mr. Beringer. The scene in Gremlins where Kate describes her father's accidental death was one of the scariest/saddest thing in the movie for me as a child and even now. Apparently the studio fought hard to have it removed and up until it's release date, Warner Brothers had two versions of the film ready to ship out, one with and one without.

"Me and Mom were decorating the tree...waiting for Dad to come home from work. A couple hours went by. Dad wasn't home. So Mom called the office. No answer.Christmas Day came and went, and still nothing. So the police began a search. Four or five days went by. Neither one of us could eat or sleep. Everything was falling apart. It was snowing outside. The house was freezing, so I went to try to light up the fire. That's when I noticed the smell. The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit.He'd been climbing down the chimney...He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck.He died instantly. And that's how I found out there was no Santa Claus."

Lastly, One Eyed Willie is my favorite dude from Goonies....
"Hi Willie. Oh, I'm Mike Walsh. You've been expecting me, haven't you? Well I made it. I beat you. I got here in one piece... so far. So... that's why they call you "One-Eyed Willie"... One-Eyed Willie...We have a lot in common, huh, Willie? You know something, Willie? You're the first Goonie. Yo. Hi guys. How's it going? This is Willie... One-Eyed Willie. Say hi, Willie. Those are my friends... the Goonies. How long have you guys been standing there?"
There you go! Hope you guys like 'em. All the stuff I've seen for the show so far is amazing! I'm pumped to be a part of it!

11 comments:

Germán Orozco said...

Hey! great style and cool idea here!!, LOVED One eyed Willie.

pw! said...

wow Mike, these are great pieces, even among how greta all your pieces always are. there's always a photographic stillness in your work that somehow manages to always actually pull me into the world you create, and here it's uncomfortably close (these are all awesome things).

the decision to do what you did is incredible, hardcore fandom, and really pushing the boundaries of the theme as a whole. Ivo Shandor -- that is nuts! and i always forget what a horrific movie Gremlins can be, and i always foolishly confuse it as an endearing christmas film (and, i suppose, it is). the one eyed willie piece is something special though. you reference his dead presence with the funeral pose but in that iconic alive moment, and the light below the saber is something else.

Jude Buffum said...

Fantastic concept! That monologue from Gremlins has stuck with me since I was a kid...

Splat Bat said...

Thanks dudes!!

Peter-as always you're too kind. Also the scene in Gremlins where the mom's searching the house and "Do You Hear What I Hear" comes on...ughhhh chills even now.

JoKa said...

really great thinking outside the box!

Eric Braddock said...

Such an interesting approach! Really cool to see someone go this route.

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Jay Amabile said...

I appreciated your comment about the mythology of these movies being one of your favorite parts and I feel the same way. These pieces are furthering the mythology as well and I appreciate it. If only another Goonies movie went into production and incorporated a little more history on One Eyed Willie mixed in with other previous Goonie adventures...that would be awesome. I love the artwork here!

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