Cinema and horror especially owe a lot to Universal’s monsters—they paved a legendary path through film, leaving an undeniably influential print on the genre starting way back in the early 1920’s. Universal went on a monster movie tear that lasted 30 years, spawning many of the genre’s most iconic movie monsters: The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and of course The Invisible Man, which is the focus of Jonathan Burton’s stunning piece.
I feel like I’m the last person an artist wants talking about their work seeing as how I know nothing about the kind of work that goes into something like this. But I will say this: I know good when I see it, and Burton’s piece is as good as it gets. The chaos surrounding a silhouetted Griffin (The Invisible Man himself) is a brilliant touch, eluding to both his “reign of terror” and the film’s final moments. How do you represent something invisible in art? Just like this.