Oscar winning DRIVE MY CAR director Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s film WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY now on digital/VOD/blu-ray/DVD featuring my art

Congratulations to Ryūsuke Hamaguchi on winning his first Oscar for Best International Feature Film! If you watched DRIVE MY CAR, you must check out his other 2021 film WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY, which will start streaming on the Criterion Channel in April. Manohla Dargis wrote in the The New York Times that WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY deserved 5 Oscar nominations.

When both films premiered at the New York Film Festival in October, I had a chance encounter with him after the WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY screening. Grateful that I was able to tell him what an honor it was to illustrate the official poster for his film!
Hamaguchi’s other masterpiece is now available on digital/VOD/blu-ray/DVD courtesy of Film Movement. One of the best 2021 films according to The New York Times, IndieWire, Slant, The Ringer, Reverse Shot, Film Comment, Letterboxd, The Film Stage, and many more.
You can now purchase it via Film Forum too!

Hamaguchi sits in front of my art during an interview for Film Movement’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY blu-ray/DVD.

DRIVE MY CAR made history by being the first Japanese film nominated for Best Picture by The Academy. It had four nominations total (Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best International Feature Film, Best Picture), tying Akira Kurosawa’s RAN as the most-nominated film ever from Japan. The film, based on a short story by Haruki Murakami, also won the Best Screenplay prize at the Festival de Cannes in 2021 and the Golden Globe for Best Non-English Language Film in 2022.
Simu Liu and Tiffany Haddish presented the award to Hamaguchi. It’s very apt that the actor who plays Shang-Chi, the first Asian superhero to lead a Marvel film, gave the award to Hamaguchi, whose film is only the second Japanese film to win Best International Feature Film.

Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY named one of the best movie posters of 2021

I am so honored that the poster I illustrated for Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY has been named one of the best movie posters of 2021 by Posteritati, one of the 20 best film posters of 2021 by Little White Lies, and one of the best movie posters of 2021 by Letterboxd! The Blu-ray will be released on January 11, 2022 by Film Movement and can be ordered here.

The film premiered in North American theaters on Oct. 15 at Film Forum.
It’s an amazing feeling to see my art plastered all over my favorite movie theater in New York!

My art in good company next to Todd Haynes’ The Velvet Underground posters in the Fellini Coffee Bar

My poster in the hallowed halls of Film Forum
The New York Times’ Critic’s Pick, winner of the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival’s Silver Bear Jury Prize, winner of Chicago International Film Festival’s Silver Q-Hugo, a Main Slate selection at the 59th New York Film Festival, an official selection for Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, Moscow Film Festival, Hong Kong Film Festival, a Gala Presentation selection at the 26th Busan International Film Festival, and Certified 98% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
On my way to lunch after watching Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 2, I had a chance encounter with the director himself! I felt like I had just entered his film (the Japanese title, 偶然と想像, is COINCIDENCE AND IMAGINATION.) He told me how much he loved the poster I illustrated for his film and I congratulated him on his two film premieres – WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY and DRIVE MY CAR. What a serendipitous meeting with the master!
Film Movement’s December DVD-of-the-Month. With a Film Club subscription, the recipient will receive a feature film each month on DVD before it’s available to the public, a Director’s Statement, and members-only discounts on all Film Movement Blu-ray and DVD titles!
Instagram photo by taniwaki.kenichi, taken at Bunkamura Le Cinema in Tokyo, Japan. If you see the poster I illustrated anywhere – in print, at a movie theater, etc. – please tag me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or feel free to send pictures. I’d love to see! 🍿

Paul Morrissey’s BLOOD FOR DRACULA aka ANDY WARHOL’S DRACULA [SEVERIN FILMS]

My art on the cover of Severin Films‘s new release! One of my favorite horror films, starring Udo Kier, Joe Dallesandro, Maxime McKendry, Stefania Casini, Arno Juerging, and Vittorio de Sica.

“Paul Morrissey’s BLOOD FOR DRACULA aka ANDY WARHOL’S DRACULA in glorious 4K. Our edition — the ONLY officially licensed edition about to hit the market — features a UHD with a brand new master of the film, scanned from the original uncensored negative and colored in HDR for the first time ever. It also comes with a Blu-Ray, loads of special features (earlier teaser pic is Stefania Casini back at the original location of her biting), and the extended soundtrack on CD!”

The Mid-Year Sale will start on Friday (6/25) at Midnight EST and end on the following Monday (6/28).

NOSFERATU IN VENICE STARRING KLAUS KINSKI [SEVERIN FILMS BLU-RAY DVD FEAT. EXCLUSIVE SLIPCOVER]

I am so excited about this! Here is my slipcover art for Severin Films‘s new release Nosferatu in Venice (1988), the unofficial sequel to Werner Herzog’s vampire film Nosferatu the Vampyre. It stars Klaus Kinski in one of his last performances, as well as Donald Pleasence, Christopher Plummer, and Barbara De Rossi. Six different directors were involved, including writer/producer Augusto Caminito, Mario Caiano, Luigi Cozzi, Pasquale Squitieri, Maurizio Lucidi, and Kinski himself. Gorgeous, erotic, atmospheric horror film– and great bonus features are included. You can preorder the limited edition DVD here!

Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY [Film Movement] Poster debuting at New York Film Festival

Poster I illustrated for Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY, a triptych of Tokyo tales connected by the themes of fate, memory, and coincidence. It premieres in the U.S. at the New York Film Festival. The film won the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival’s Silver Bear jury prize and debuts in North American theaters on Oct. 15 at Film Forum courtesy of Film Movement.

Hamaguchi also co-wrote Kiyoshi Kurasawa’s period thriller Wife of a Spy, which won the best director award at the 2020 Venice Film Festival and his latest feature Drive My Car (also premiering in the U.S. at the NYFF) won the best screenplay prize at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Very excited about the next few weeks! Watch the U.S. trailer here.

HITCHCOCK BLONDES ART EXHIBIT at Book Revue in Huntington, New York

I am the featured Artist of the Month at Book Revue, located in the village of Huntington, New York, one of the largest independent bookstores in the country and my favorite on Long Island. My Hitchcock Blondes exhibit is up until the end of January!

All paintings exhibited are for sale (as well as limited edition art prints in several sizes), which make great holiday gifts. If you happen to stop by, I encourage you to browse Book Revue’s two floors of books. You would be supporting a great local business. It has an incredible selection of new books and used books of every genre, as well as a cozy café.

HITCHCOCK BLONDES ART EXHIBIT AT CLASS & CO IN WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKYLN

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Celebrate Alfred Hitchcock‘s birthday week by joining me at Class & Co for a one-night only art show in Williamsburg on August 16! The Master of Suspense turns 120 just three days before the event and what better way to spend the evening than viewing paintings from my Hitchcock Blondes series with a glass of wine in hand. Prints will also be sold and films screened! 

You can find my entire Hitchcock Blondes series in my Etsy shop. Enjoy free shipping all month long.

NOIRVEMBER SALE at my Etsy Shop

Announcing my biggest sale of the year: 20% off of every item in my Etsy shop all month! Get a head start on holiday shopping before Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Happy holidays! And I hope everybody has been participating in Noirvember!

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Available in two sizes, 9×6″ and 14×11″.

To celebrate, I highly recommend visiting Film Forum in NYC, which is celebrating Ida Lupino’s centenary with a festival devoted to her films. It ends November 22. Ida was the first woman to direct a film noir, THE HITCH-HIKER. Known for her “tough roles at Warner Bros.,” she “then reinvented herself as a pioneer indie director, writer and producer, the first woman of the sound era to do so and the only woman director in Hollywood for decades, tackling once-taboo subject matter, under her company banner The Filmmakers.”

We ship everywhere.

Grace Kelly in REAR WINDOW, part of my 13 Hitchcock Blondes series

No Etsy in your country? Send me a message on Twitter, Instagram, or email! I’ve had many international customers contact me because of this. I don’t want you to miss my biggest sale of the year!

New Sections, New Prints: I finally organized my shop and grouped everything in categories such as Noir prints, Actresses: Old Hollywood prints, Cinema Cat Ladies prints, Hitchcock blondes prints, and many more! Also see my previous post on other goodies in my shop.

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Cosmo longing for Julie Newmar… or the kitty. Found in the Cinema Cat Ladies prints section

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Cosmo doing his civic duty. He voted! Showing off his sticker on my Vera Miles Psycho tote.

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My favorite cat couple, rescues Khaleesi and Cosmo, snuggling next to my Cléo From 5 To 7 print 

Hitchcocktober Halloween Sale at My Etsy Shop

Happy Hitchcocktober! I’m having an ALL MONTH sale at my Etsy shop ➡️ www.etsy.com/shop/RuneWorksProductions. 15% off EVERY item (Hitchcock and non-Hitchcock) and a FREE Psycho tote bag if you spend over $85. My store now has 136 items. Let’s celebrate the master of suspense, his fair-haired leading ladies, and the month of horror culminating in Halloween! Prints, originals and magnets from my 13 Hitchcock Blondes series are on sale. Prints are available in FIVE different sizes. The best way to find out about new items is to follow my Etsy store!

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My series of 13 Hitchcock Blondes is now also sold in two different size sets. If you can’t decide, you can get all of the prints for a lower price than buying them all individually. For now, sets are sold in sizes 9×6″ and 6×4″. This purchase comes with a FREE Tippi Hedren Birds magnet.

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We all go a little mad sometimes… My very roomy Vera Miles: PSYCHO tote and Cesar Romero: JOKER tote is perfect for fitting Halloween candy, your laptop, groceries, books! I always carry a ton of things with me and this is just the right size for fitting everything. Plus, it’s got THREE side pockets! Every JOKER tote has lips hand-painted red by me for a personalized touch!

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Halloween, Horror, and Hitchcock Lovers. Shown here is my 14 in. x 11 in. print Janet Leigh: Psycho print, my Vera Miles: Psycho magnet Janet Leigh: Psycho magnet, Tippi Hedren: The Birds magnet, and Vera Miles: Psycho tote.

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Need a gift? For that vintage-loving classic film fan in your life? Your very own femme fatale? Or just yourself? I have something for you! Whether you love film noir, Hitchcock heroines, European cinema, or 1960s Batman, there are 136 choices in my shop to choose from.

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I ship internationally too! All limited edition prints are signed and numbered by me.

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CAT LOVERS: I have about half a dozen cat-related art in five sizes and two types of paper for every cat person out there!

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NY Comic Con 2018

Had a blast at New York Comic Con! It was our best year yet! We had more prints and more merchandise than ever such as new magnets like Psycho: Vera Miles and Psycho: Norman Bates and Marion Crane, Joker tote bag, and Psycho: Vera Miles tote bag. It was a whirlwind and in case you didn’t get to partake, we have all items available at our etsy store. At least a dozen new items being added to our Runeworks store every day this week!

Keep up to date with Fred Harper and R.J. Huneke‘s work. And look out for our comic book in the near future– written by RJ Huneke, illustrated by me! See you next year at booth no. 1061!

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We had an extremely successful, busy first day! We sold a ton and our booth was so crowded some people had to come back again later. Feeling so invigorated and grateful.

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Coloring in Cesar Romero’s lips on a tote bag featuring my Joker art. I will hand-paint the lips red and sign it for you!

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This lovely lady got my Tippi Hedren print. I told her she looks just like a Hitchcock blonde! My favorite look at NYCC

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If you miss the gang, you can still check up on our work at http://www.fharper.com, http://www.elizabethyoo.com, and http://www.runeworks.com

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Saturday. We killed it! No other booth at NYCC like ours!

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Hardest working booth!

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Already looking at next year’s NYCC