GREG HILDEBRANDT FILMFAX INTERVIEW: CONCLUSION

From Bishop Sheen and Lord of the Rings to Star Wars and some very luscious pin-ups, Greg Hildebrandt has done it all. And now, in the final installment of my three-part interview in Filmfax with the pop culture icon, Hildebrandt talks about how he became involved with both DC and Marvel’s legendary characters. Ya gotta love the cover he did for this installment! I know I did as The Red Skull is one of my all-time favorite villains. He also  touches on the sensitive subject of his twin brother Tim’s passing.
I didn’t think I would  personally enjoy speaking with Hildebrandt with such depth after immersing myself for so long researching and writing  Lee Marvin: Point Blank.  Show’s you how wrong a person can be about themself. Greg was fascinating to talk to at length. So much so, I didn’t even mind the parking ticket I got in Santa Monica for forgetting about the meter. Well, ALMOST didn’t mind…..
More importantly, Greg expanded on one of his most recent and enjoyable projects, working with Paul O’Neil and his Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Once again, I didn’t think I would be intrigued by the subject but Greg’s enthusiasm is so contagious, how could I not? Besides, there may be no better way to close out the holiday season then with an exploration of this multi-talented Christmas musical favorite.
As for the rest, well, I think Greg put it best when he states, “I’ll neve retire…It’s all exploration. You just keep on trucking. I have no interest in knowing the future. It’s uncertainty that turns me on.” Amen to that, Mr. Hildebrandt. And we that in mind, here’s to a wonderful and uncertain future. Happy holidays, everyone! Enjoy the article…

Greg Hildebrandt, Part 3, cover.

Greg Hildebrandt, Part 3, cover.

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GREG HILDEBRANDT (PT.2) ON STAR WARS, LOTR AND MORE!!

Now that Star Wars fever is spiking, I figure it to be  the perfect time to post part 2 of my 2009 Filmfax interview with Greg Hildebrandt. What makes it perfect –aside from the terrfic cover art, of course — is the amazing tale he tells behind the creation of the iconic poster of the first film.
There are also some other pretty fascinating insights fom the man who resides in a castle in New Jersey (!). It is not that well known but the team of The Brothers Hildebrandt actually split up for a period of time, which Greg speaks of quite candidly in the interview, probably for the first time. Greg also talks about how he got involved in fine art gallery exhibitions, the J.R.R. Tolkein family estate’s opinion of Greg & Tim Hildebrandt’s Lord of the Rings artwork (LOTR) , the Hildebrandt’s own foray into the realm of fantasy storytelling, the dream fulfillment of how the brothers came to render the daily strip of Milton Caniff’s Terry & the Pirates, and a whole lot more!  All told, it’s a pretty impressive career. So much so that it could not be contained in just 2 parts. The concluding part will be posted soon, with a cover that tops them all. Seriously! That’s soon to come, so in the mean time enjoy part 2 of my interview with one of the unsung perveyors of pop culture’s landscape.
Of course, if you want something to read afterwards while waiting for the conclusion to be posted, there’s always Lee Marvin Point Blank. Until then, enjoy…

Cover of Filmfax Greg Hildebrandt interview, Pt. 2.

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