Eastern Iowa Artist Creates Illustration for New TV Series
You may have seen Noah Regan’s editorial cartoons featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier every Sunday:
Or perhaps you saw his socially distanced version of the 1930 Grant Wood painting of ‘American Gothic’ that was featured in the Washington Post in April 2020:
The astonishing thing with the "Them" illustration (below) is that Noah was given very little time to finish the project and was still able to quickly come up with an approved piece. There were only three illustrations commissioned for the campaign to be used for their social media push --- and his was one of them.
He only had two days to digitally paint it. They had just one revision in the sketch stage and approved the final work immediately.
The official synopsis via Amazon Prime Video:
THEM is an anthology series that explores terror in America. The first season, set in the 1950s, centers around a Black family who move from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood. Their idyllic home becomes ground zero where malevolent forces, next door and otherworldly, threaten to taunt, ravage, and destroy them.
It stars Deborah Ayorinde and Ashley Thomas as the parents of, Ruby, played by 15-year-old Shahadi Wright Joseph, who is best-known from the 2019 Jordan Peele horror film, Us. She was also the voice of young Nala in the 2019 remake of The Lion King.
The series had its world premiere on March 18, 2021, at the SXSW Film Festival.
It is rated for Adults 18+ and started streaming on Friday, April 9.
Noah Regan is a 2000 graduate of Waukon High School. To see more of his work, visit his website; arthouseill.com.