The storytelling of Stephen King has inspired all of us in one way or another, and his classic tales have conjured unforgettable images in just about every artistic medium. Case in point: a new exhibit entitled “King for a Day,” coming this week to L.A.'s Hero Complex Gallery, will feature some gorgeous King-themed works by artists and designers around the world who have drawn creative inspiration from the author's writing.
The exhibit includes multiple submissions from from the so-called “Poster Posse,” including Robert Bruno, Nick Comparone, Patrick Connan, Harlan Elam, Florey, Chris Garofalo, Peter Gutierrez, Tom Miatke, David Moscati, Kaz Oomori, Adam Rabalais, Paul Shipper and Chris Skinner.
"It's Your Cat Now" (Artist: Chris Garafolo)
Pop Culture blog Blurppy.com recently published an in-depth study of several entries from the exhibit, including works in progress and commentary by the artists involved.
"Silver Bullet" (Artist: Peter Gutierrez)
Notable examples include stunning Pet Sematary posters by Moscati, Comparone and Garofalo, Connan's wicked Pennywise concept from IT, and renditions of “The Dark Man” (a.k.a. Randall Flagg, or “The Walking Dude”), who spans the King canon from The Dark Tower series to The Stand and beyond.
"They All Float Down Here" (Artist: Patrick Connan)
“King for a Day” opens March 21st at Hero Complex Gallery, at 2020 South Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles. Visit them on Twitter and Facebook for more information. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to King’s charity of choice, The Haven Foundation, established to aid artists whose work has been halted by illness or accident.
If you've been looking for the definitive book on King's many film and TV adaptations, be sure to check out our review of Scott Von Doviak's Stephen King Films FAQ!