Young Frankenstein 2.0

I recently had the pleasure of discussing all things cover-art with Thomas Hodge aka The Dude Designs, and while I am still attempting to transcribe our two hour alcohol parade, I do have some exclusive poster art to whet your appetite until then. Hodge has produced his own mash-up for Victor Frankenstein paying homage to the Mel Brooks classic, Young Frankenstein! While being a fan of both The Dude Designs as well as the original piece, I can't help but hope that this is a sign of things to come.

Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man - and the legend - we know today. Victor Frankenstein stars Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy. It is directed by Paul McGuigan, and Max Landis was responsible for the screenplay.

I am supporting Victor Frankenstein because of Landis and Landis alone. No, it's not because of his famous daddy. And no, it's not because of the success of Chronicle. It's because Landis stands by his product. I know he's not everyone's cup of tea, but I can't help but recognize his charisma. Landis believes in his art, and when something he builds isn't received well, he takes it to heart. So, while others may say he's just another whiny product of Hollywood, I'm one of the few that chooses to appreciate an artist that truly admires his own work.

Victor Frankenstein is now showing in theaters everywhere, but if this venture down required reading isn't for you, check out The Dude Designs HERE where I'm sure you'll find something to ogle over. Tickle that shop button and snag one of his books while you're at it.

Jessie Hobson