With over 35 years experience in the field, Graham has produced illustration and design for a wide range of subjects, but his career has been defined by two particular posters, ‘The Evil Dead’ (1982) and ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’ (1984), both commissioned for the UK market by Britain’s fondly remembered Palace Pictures, an independent company built on the strength and popularity of London’s cult film emporium, The Scala Cinema (with its very own unique and colourful history).
Graham’s style has been forged through Punk Rock in the late 1970s, VHS in the 1980s and all things horror, from the vintage Universal Monster films of the USA, UK’s very own Hammer Horror and all the weird and wonderful cinema of Euro Horror and beyond.
Working in the traditional medium of gouache (a water based pigment) his work represents both a bridge to the past predating desk top computers, but also a testament to the enduring allure of paint on paper.
With a revived and proven market in illustrated covers for DVD and Blu-Ray, Graham has been kept busy with commissions from a variety of clients, including Arrow Video, the BFI and Nucleus Films. Other current work includes LP soundtrack covers and independent film poster commissions.
“Graham Humphreys’ art is at once beautiful and transformative.” Clive Barker
“I’ve long been an admirer of Graham’s wonderful artwork. For me, there’s nothing that quite says HORROR like the queasy, lurid phantasms he conjures up with such wit, skill and imagination… I’m delighted that such peerless artwork is comprehensively back in style and that Graham’s horrors are being enjoyed by both his old fans and a whole new generation.” Mark Gatiss
Graham will also be bringing a special commemorative print designed especially for HorrorConUK 2017!