Who is André Myette?

André Myette is a Canadian born and raised graphic designer, independent artist and writer. His first published work is 'Humbug!' a graphic novel about the further adventures of Ebeneezer Scrooge in a steam-punk inspired London it was followed by 'Horseshoes& Hand Grenades' a black and white series of self contained stories. André currently resides in Truro, Nova Scotia with his fianceé Jennifer, and three cats Presley, Klaatu and Lebowski.

Summer Fear II Report

I recently had the extreme pleasure of attending the second annual Summer Fear horror film festival in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia and I was impressed. Not only by the turn out but by the amount of fun stuff they had to offer the ravenous fans of this excellent genre of film. I was stationed beside Marc Deveault of Trauma Sim Special Effects who had an impressive display of the excellent simulated body parts and prosthetics he can create for film makers. I  truly hope local companies utilize this guy, he’s professional, beyond talented and has twelve years as an army medic under his belt, if that doesn’t qualify him to create simulated injuries I don’t know what does! He also had a fantastic life size Predator statue he made himself set up and it was simply amazing.

On my other side was Truro MLA Lenore Zann who did several low-key Canadian slasher films in the 80’s (Happy Birthday to Me) and provided the voice of Rogue in Fox’s X-Men cartoon from the 90’s.  Across the way was Marvel Comics artist Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine and the X-Men) whom I had the pleasure of meeting many times and am always further pleased with every meeting. An excellent artist and all around guy. His girlfriend Danica also had an imimpressive array of beautiful art and I hope to see more from her art brush in the future.

Also across the aisle was Michael Macdonald star of the stellar Cape Breton filmed Indy horror film “The Legend of the Psychotic Forest Ranger”. I saw this movie at the Halifax Film Festival in September and laughed the entire time. It was a true send up to cheesy slasher flicks that had real heart and provided camp to a T.

Surprise drop in was Gunnar Hansen who portrayed Leatherface in 1974’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, A towering figure who was extremely kind and respectful of the legions of surprised fans who mobbed him. Finally the main event was Kane Hodder. Kane portrayed Jason Voorhees in “Friday the 13th” parts 7, 8, 9 and 10. Many consider Kane the definitive Jason and I agree with them. Hundreds lined up to get a picture and an autograph with Mr. Hodder, and many bought my art print of Jason for him to sign… so many in fact I ran out! Kane was a huge fan of my prints and being a fan of him as well I gave him the original art piece I used to create the print. He was extremely appreciative and asked me several times if I was sure he could have it. Promising me he would hang it in his home he gave me something far better than any money I could have received, he gave me the knowledge that the man who inspired it would have it and appreciate it more than anyone I know and that’s the true value of art. His Q & A was fun, laugh filled and very informative…I had no idea he was on an episode of Seinfeld… get him to tell you the story some time.

I would like to thank Richard Duggan for the opportunity to be at this fantastic event and all the fans who purchased prints and came by to chat. Please attend this event next year and keep independent genre festivals alive and well!

Summer Fear II – Aug 4, 2012