Elvis Stars in Army of Darkness in Dave Berns' Iron Forge Press Creation
Chuck Loose of the Fort Lauderdale-based printing and graphic art company says: "Dave is an amazing artist and one of the few that I know of that really understands the media of serigraphy. The guy has a lifetime of experience, from Cracked Magazine and the Weekly World News to producing some of the coolest gig posters we've had the honor to produce."
We asked Berns to delve deeper into his infatuation with the King and this cult zombie flick. He notes that it goes back to his days as a student at the Joe Kubert School, which he calls "a place where grown-ass man-children (or overgrown-ass, as the case may be) learn to glorify the male archetypes they're most infatuated with, in color and line, for mass consumption."
In between, as he says, "countless bong re-loads," he and his male friends watched Army of Darkness. "By the time I graduated, that VHS tape was worn out as bad as my first porno."
Describing the film's premise, Berns concludes, "The movie's hero, Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell), closes out the flick by hamming it up to a babe he's just saved from a crazed demonic zombie with a goofy-assed Elvis impersonation saying, 'Hail to the King, Baby!'"
He's already sold a bunch of posters that haven't even yet been produced. He's also exhibiting a full-sized giclee print at the Nerdcore Gallery show at Ink and Pistons tattoo shop in West Palm Beach.