The B Movie Celebration has always been very lucky to get artwork done for its posters by some pretty amazing artists. Dave Windisch of Mile 44 did an amazing limited edition poster for the First B Movie Celebration and then Dave graced us with the official poster art for the third and fourth celebration. East Coast B Movie Artist Sean Hartter has gifted us with an amazing poster for our salute to William Girdler, K .Gordon Murray and Kroger Babb, thanks Dave, thanks Sean….
Dave Windisch of Mile 44
Dave and and his partner Stacy Curtis met as co-workers at a newspaper in Northwest Indiana. Dave wanted to create posters and Stacy wanted to explore other avenues for his illustrative abilities. As a need for a new creative outlet, Mile 44 was born.
Dave and Stacy began making posters by creating labor-intensive linoleum block prints, several posters later, and a couple of non-life threatening wounds, they met Steve Walters and everything changed.
Dave and Stacy took Steve’s screenprinting class at the Screwball Press Academy and they have been screenprinting posters ever since.
Dave and The Mile 44 gang have done work for Lollapalooza, Film School, Cowboy Mouth, Split Lip Rayfield, Anna Fermin’s Trigger Gospel, The Alarm, Ronnie Spector, Smoking Kitten, Phil Rockrohr and The Lifters, Fourth of July and Favorite Saints.
Sean has recently has artwork in numerous issues of UK’s Cereal:Geek Magazine as well as pin-ups for multiple comic books. Hartter’s artwork has also been featured on many websites, including The BatBlog, for which he creates exclusive Batman-themed desktop backgrounds because he is a raving Batman fanatic.
He currently works with the syndicated television show “Saturday Fright Special” which showcases classic and obscure horror films. He provides each show with poster art done in his unique style. The posters appear at every commercial break as a transitional image. He also designs posters for SFS’s “Spooktacular” events held at the Colonial Theater in Keene, New Hampshire.
Hartter is prepping an animated pilot for his character “Nobody the Idiot”. Hartter is also working on a number of web strips for a project with comics legend Herb Trimpe; Babyskull , Crowhead: Bastard Son Of The Mountain and Bleeding Worlds.
In 2009 he provided posters for the Vermont Samurai Kaiju Festival event held in Brattleboro, Vermont .
The promotional campaign for Dante Tomaselli’s 2010 horror film “Torture Chamber” features grindhouse style posters that recall designs from the 70′s and 80′s.