Monster of a Star
||Clampett Studio Collections
||Eleven: Gossamer, Bugs Bunny, Tweety,
Sylvester, Marvin Martian, Tasmanian Devil, Daffy Duck, Eggbert,
Elmer Fudd, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner
||March 25, 2005
||26.5” H x 21.25” W
||30.5” H x 25.25” W
Designed and illustrated by artist Paul
McEvoy, who has created storyboards for animated series such
as The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. The painting was
rendered by Hector Martinez who is a major Warner Bros.
Harkening back to the B-horror movie posters
of the 1950s, Monster of a Star seeks to parody that genre
using Gossamer as the evil monster who rises above the
screen, scaring viewers within a drive-in movie theater.
This piece is a companion to Invaders from
Mars!, designed and rendered by Juan Ortiz, a piece which
also spoofs the 1950s B-horror movie posters.
Adding a combination of timely realism and
parody to Monster of a Star, the frightened Looney Tunes
characters are dressed in period clothing and are shown with
automobiles from that era. The mass “running” hysteria also
parodies the B-horror movies of the 50s, as it seems each
film from that period had a running crowd scene.