Saturday, October 31, 2015

Boris Karloff On Cardboard

Over the last four years I have been posting custom horror related cards on Halloween night, it began as part of Thorzul’s Nightmare on Cardboard contest but after I won in 2012 I decided not to sit back in 2013 and just be a spectator for the contest and the contest is no longer being held.
I still felt the itch to make some spooky cards even though I was not going to enter them in the contest just to keep up posting on Halloween night. I ended up designing cards based around one of my favorites shows Ghost Adventures, last year I decided to go with one of the best, and original, horror film villain in Bela Lugosi. This year I am following that up with Boris Karloff.
Boris Karloff was born in London, England as William Henry Pratt in 1887. When he began as a stage actor in Canada in 1909 he changed his name to Boris Karloff. He ended up in Hollywood about 10 years later and during his early career he appeared in 45 silent films before the introduction of "Talkies" by the time he passed away he had appeared in over 200 movies and television shows with many of his famous roles in the horror genre.
I decided to make each Boris Karloff character correspond with a card design that was released the same year as the movie.
1931 W517 Frankenstein's Monster From Frankenstein

1932 US Caramel Imhotep From The Mummy

1953 Topps Dr. Jekyll From Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
1963 Topps Dr. Scarabus From The Raven

1966 Topps The Grinch From The Grinch


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