Artist creates Legend of Boggy Creek-inspired movie trading cards based on his Fouke Monster original watercolor portrait fan art
Ryals is such a loyal fan that he decided to create a series of 17 watercolor paintings which have been transformed into bubblegum trading cards. Here's the surprising revelation: he wants you to use them free of charge
The Legend of Boggy Creek movie is having another moment over 40 years after its 1972 release. The film has been going through a full restoration and has been remastered in 4K (see video below) thanks to Pierce's daughter, Pamula Pierce Barcelou. Texarkana's historic Perot Theatre will play host to a premiere of the restored movie with multiple showings on June 15-16, and a new Blu-ray release will soon follow. To buy tickets to the film showing at the Perot Theatre, click here.
One of Josh Ryals' trading cards features the now-deceased Fouke, Arkansas Constable, Ernest "Red" Walraven who played himself in the 70s cult classic movie. (photo below).
Because of the large Boggy Creek fan-base, artist Josh Ryals' trading cards made from his watercolor portraits will very likely be well received in the collections of the film fandom community.
When he announced the release of the full set of trading cards celebrating the 1972 cult classic film, he decided to call the cards "Legends of Boggy Creek," and he painted the legendary characters from the film. Ryals said: "The sheet of fronts features two bonus cards: André The Giant as Bigfoot in The Six Million Dollar Man episode 'The Secret Of Bigfoot' and Judah Friedlander battling Bigfoot."
The addition of artist's interpretations of the frequently hatted actor/comedian, Friedlander and wrestling legend/actor André The Giant offers further appeal to the set.
|Josh Ryals, artist|
To get the cards, you can simply save the files shown at the end of this post. When you save the file, it will be larger than it appears below. We have also placed all of the 17 individual files of the cards on this page for individual download. So if you particularly like one of the trading cards or watercolor portraits you can print it separately (and larger, too).
Josh Ryals has a special place in his heart for Fouke, Arkansas and for The Legend of Boggy Creek as a cinematic treasure. He is very generous to offer his artwork to us at no cost and making it free to use by the public. We now have fond admiration for this talented artist.
So get to saving the files and and start printing the cards: The ArkLaTex premiere of the restored 4K movie The Legend of Boggy Creek, is only a few weeks away.