The way-back machine has been been working overtime in my studio.
Buzzkill, Deadpan Delivery and Crime of Fashion emerged from a twisted trip through 1940s movie posters.
Sea No Evil and its 3-D sister, Gillzilla vs. InstaGamera, surfaced after a voyage through B movie horror flics from the 1950s.
In the 1960s, late night TV was jammed with so much low brow content that these classics blended together as one black and white experience.
I never put much thought into it, but the B&W movies I watched might have influenced a style that emerged as blue tones in graphic contrast.
Even Mad Magazine was largely monotone. And among the regular features, none had greater impact on a young artist than two stark, silent spies.