Monday, July 30, 2012

The Return Of Fright Flicks Trading Cards? Only Here On Freddy In Space!!

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I recently became friends with a guy by the name of Frank Browning, an artist who has in the past several weeks become an absolute godsend to the horror blogging community, using his artistic talents to elevate the blog posts of myself and fellow blogging friends of mine to new and exciting heights.  Whether it's adding kickass graphic support to a review of Jaws 3D over on Guts & Grog Reviews, bringing to life a series of faux 8-Bit Italian horror inspired video games for my boy James Harris' recent Italian Horror Week festivities, or creating header banners for several of my own posts of late, Frank has really added something unique to the blogging game, arming us bloggers with more than just words and turning ordinary posts into something really special.

After seeing what Frank did for Doc Terror's Italian Horror Week, I admit I kinda got a bit jealous, and wanted him to whip up something equally special for me here on Freddy In Space.  The light bulb went off one night a couple weeks back, and I dropped Frank a Facebook message with an idea; let's do a post showing the world what the packages of those old school Fright Flicks cards would look like, if they were put out nowadays, with current day horror icons on the wrappers.  I didn't know how Frank would be able to pull it off, but I damn sure knew that he'd be able to pull it off.  He can do it all, and he can do it all damn quick.

Not surprisingly, Frank went above and beyond, not only creating ten faux wrappers, but also throwing in a couple mock cards to boot.  And he was even kind enough to add in a special little treat for me personally, knowing how much of a love affair I have with the Clint Howard flick Ice Cream Man.  

So, what would Fright Flicks cards look like if they were to experience a modern day revival?  I turn the floor over to Frank Browning, who is about to show ya!!

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Frank even went one step further than all this, by showing what a few packs would look like in front of the boxes that they all come housed in.  Those pictures are a little too wide to be posted on here without shrinking them down to super tiny sizes, so you can check those out at the following links; Hatchet box, Trick 'r Treat box, Shaun of the Dead box.

Frank, to say this post wouldn't have been possible without you would be a big time understatement.  Without you, this post would be a mere thought in my head, never able to be executed solely through my own written words.  So thank you so so much for all the time you spent working on all of this for me.  Your love of doing this stuff is absolutely infectious and as I said to you in private, I think I speak for the whole of the blogging community when I say that we're all incredibly happy as well as incredibly lucky to have you on our side.  The sky is truly the limit for what we can all do together!

If you run a horror blog and you'd like to talk to Frank about whipping up some cool shit for ya, drop him a line over on Facebook!

2 comments:

Mister Bones said...

Frank truly is a national treasure, his work is amazing.

Dr. Jimmy Terror said...

Mr. Squires and Mr. Browning this is a thing of beauty. A genius piece of creative love for the horror fans. I have on thing to say.... MORE (like Oliver Twist).