Believe it or not, I was being restrained when I colored this.
What do you get when an Aquarian Age mad scientist plays mix and match with the corpses of a bunch of Hippies?
I’d love to do a series of stories featuring these three as team. Whether they would be villains or heroes would probably depend on the situation. It’s not as if any of them have a reason to love humanity.
From left to right – Wilbur Whateley, the Frankenstein Monster and Helen Vaughn. I did a portrait of this trio last year. I didn’t think I did them quite the justice they deserved so here’s another attempt.
Most folks know who the Frankenstein Monster is. Other folks know Wilbur Whateley from The Dunwich Horror. Helen is the more obscure character. She’s the “monster” in The Great God Pan.
I gave the Bride the same neck bolts as the Monster. In the film she doesn’t have them. There’s no explanation in the film why she doesn’t. It’s possible that Frankenstein and Pretorius improved on Frankenstein’s animation process and the bolts weren’t necessary. Or perhaps they put the bolts in a more discreet place?
I’ve read that the Bride (of Frankenstein) spends less than two minutes onscreen. In that short time she manages to be unforgettable. It does help that Bride of Frankenstein is a good movie and the Bride herself never got watered down or ruined by appearing in sequels.
Briefer’s Frankenstein was generally given a Caucasian flesh color. I went with yellow because yellow seemed creepier.
This version of the Frankenstein Monster is inspired by the comics of Dick Briefer. Briefer did both serious and humorous versions of the creature.
I don’t have a joke to go with that headline.
One thing I love about the Frankenstein Monster – there’s a lot of him. The version described by Shelley in the novel has yet to be represented on film.That’s understandable. There aren’t a lot of eight foot tall actors around.