“All exploitive art should look like it’s been knocked up at 5am by some wasted bum who once had talent but is now seriously on the slide.”

This Island Earth


I used to love this movie when I was a kid. I still do, but I must admit that it really grates that Universal Studios went and kitted their Metaluna Mutant out with a pair of slacks! What happened? Did the costume budget run out half way down? He’s a giant insect for crying out loud; it’s not as though he’s going to offend anyone if he leaves his pants off. Oh well, for the sake of authenticity I’ve left them on in this painting. Let’s just hope they don’t affect the desirability of this otherwise tasty piece. Especially as it was me who was dumb enough to point them out!