Wednesday, June 3, 2015

"Get me a Guy Guden type!"

Graven Images, Part 3. 
 
Toulouse-Lautrec at the Avalon Ballroom.
 
This is the poster for my 1973 production, "Nothing Is Sacred."  Done immediately after the successful "Love Rides the Rails" with members of the same cast.  Born by fumes of inspiration from the Firesign Theatre, Ernie Kovacs and Mad Magazine, this surreal day of television programming, attempted to do new things.  The mediocre local TV station being parodied was KCOW.  An appropriate moniker on several levels.  My idea for the logo was artistically rendered by cast member Ken Brigance.  The result was as comic book flavoured as a Fifties E.C.  When Giant Crabs invade your town, you know you will have a blast.  We did.