Elijah Taylor used to own a chain of video game stores in Denver, Colorado. Now he works with Laser Party, a poster printing collective, and travels the world, eating, fighting, and attending film festivals.
Art of Darkness: The Wicked Work of Matthew Thierren!Books/Art/Culture,News Elijah Taylor
Many horror hounds may already be familiar with the work of artist Matthew Therrien. If you’re hearing his name for the first time, take note, he’s a talent you should be following.
He illustrated the comic tie-in for Astron-6’s MANBORG. He’s done gorgeous designs based on BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON, John Carpenter’s THE THING, and EVIL DEAD 2, among others. He’s recently begun an anthology horror comic series featuring stories from writers such as Steven Kostanski, Jon Knautz, and Brandon Cronenberg.
Most recently, he’s been assembling a stunning series of portraits featuring some of horror’s most iconic leading ladies, opposite their respective tormentors. The series, titled FINAL GIRLS & CINEMA SURVIVORS strikes that great balance of capturing the horror aesthetic while still presenting itself fine art. So far, the series includes work based on HALLOWEEN, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, THE EXORCIST, THE CONJURING, and SCREAM, available for purchase at Therrien’s Etsy page.