Watch: Drew: The Man Behind the Poster
While talking about how Jim Henson loved Struzan’s paintings of The Muppets, Struzan quotes him as saying, “You make them look exactly like I feel about them,” and adds that a mere photograph of a character lacks the Struzan magic. Drew is a mere photograph, in need of a painter.
'Drew: The Man Behind the Poster' is a worthwhile watch for anybody interested in learning about the man behind some of the most beautiful movie posters the world has ever seen. There's something really captivating about someone who can commit themself to a single discipline for the majority of their working life.
This quote is from an interview Drew did with Jenna Busch Fanhatten. (I can't find a link to the original post, but Eric Vespe posted about it on Aint It Cool. This guy has his priorities straight.
I got a couple calls already this week on Star Wars from Disney. Oh my god, I’m trying to be retired! You know, I spent 35 years painting Star Wars. [laughs] I painted Star Wars before most of you were born! But I guess there is always a chance. There’s no intention. But I would love to have a day off every now and again, and I have to work a weekend and all through the night. If the opportunity arises, it will be a real temptation. But it’s going to have to be a real temptation to get me away from my wife and my little grandkids and my family. Away from the green trees and the blue skies for a change instead of just locked in the studio. But, you know, never say never. All things are possible.