THE SCARY MOVIE ART OF RICK PARKER

By Seth Kushner

The above gallery of illustrations were created by cartoonist Rick Parker to serve as “covers” for Ron Scalzo’s monthly essay series, A Dozen Movie That Scared The Shit Out Of Me, Revisited.  Ron provided the list of scary movies, and Rick graciously provided his impressions of each film in a new illustration, bringing his own unique aesthetic.

Rick Parker is known in the world of comics as the artist of MTV’s Beavis and Butt-Head Comic Book as well as The Papercutz Slices/”Mad Magazine-style” series parodying the popular children’s books, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter, Twilight, Percy Jackson and The Olympians and The Hunger Pains. He was the artist of the Introductory Pages of Tales From The Crypt (featuring the Crypt Keeper, The Vault Keeper, and The Old Witch) and of one of the four artists of The Pekar Project (Edited by Jeff Newelt), which brought autobiographical comics legend, Harvey Pekar’s work to an internet audience. Rick Parker is the creator of the graphic novel Deadboy, which is sort of a cross between the Wizard of Oz and Night of The Living Dead. Rick’s artwork has been featured in The New York Times, The Village Voice, The New York Press, Life Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, Time Magazine, on 60 Minutes with Andy Rooney and in millions of Marvel and Papercutz comic books and graphic novels worldwide.