This week I thought I'd feature a little pen and ink rendering of one of my favorite Universal monster movies: The Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) directed by Jack Arnold, starring Julie Adams and Richard Carlson and distributed by Universal International. The film was originally released utilizing polarized 3-D glasses and is considered a classic. The Creature is among the pantheon of iconic Universal movie monsters along with Frankenstein's Monster, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Dracula, and Phantom of the Opera. In 2012 Universal announced a reboot is in the works and could be hitting theaters in 2014. As an interesting side note, the woman depicted in this drawing is the film's star Julie Adams. I had the pleasure to meet her at a documentary film festival a couple years ago while giving a talk on an upcoming documentary graphic novel. She was discussing her involvement in the film. To access some past Halloween posts, check out my BLOG ARCHIVE.