Mystery Train movie poster

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  • This is a poster I designed and illustrated for a local showing of the '80's cult classic film "Mystery Train" by Jim Jarmusch. I love this movie and it's as fresh and funny as when it was first released, so I was really psyched to have a chance to pay homage to it. My favorite act (it's a 3 act story of interwoven plot lines) by far, is the first third of the movie that follows 2 Japanese teenagers on a pilgrimage to the birthplace of Rock n' Roll... Memphis,¬†Tennessee.¬†
  • My reference board for my sketches. I wanted to capture a scene in the movie when the couple, carrying their suitcase by a pole held up between them as they walked, wander through downtown Memphis in front of an old movie palace.
  • Finished sketch.
  • Basic vector drawing. An intermediate stage along the way.
  • Bonus points to anyone who gets the "Jiffy Squid" reference.