I recently embarked on a collaboration with Matt Barry to illustrate his critical essays exploring the films of John Waters. The first in this series focuses on MONDO TRASHO (1969). This is a difficult film to pull a "defining scene" to illustrate because it's really more a string of bizarre vignettes rather than a cohesive narrative. So, I decided to do a simple side-by-side of the film's two leading...er...ladies, Mary Vivian Pearce and Divine. Two things about this decision that made it a bit of a challenge: 1. caricatures are not necessarily my forte (they're, like, hard 'n stuff) and 2. Divine is not nearly as "Divine" in this film as she becomes later in her career. That said, I think it turned out to be a pretty successful experiment. Here's the sketch:
Hooray for gold lamé! Stay tuned for the next installment.