A few weeks ago, artist Dave Berns introduced an image of Elvis Presley as the Army of Darkness protagonist on the internet. The King stands tall, triumphant, muscular arms holding his shotgun high in front of the gates of Graceland. The artist created a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to afford a printing of the image with Iron Forge Press.
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."