I bet you thought I forgot about my 100 Frankensteins Project, didn't you? Well, you're right, I did. So it's high time I remedied that oversight.
Here's my version of the Frankenstein Monster from Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. Peter Boyle put in a memorable performance as the Monster, giving him character and depth without saying a word (well, almost). In fact the entire cast was firing on all cylinders in this movie.
I much prefer Young Frankenstein over Brooks' Blazing Saddles. Blazing Saddles starts out as a satire of westerns but quickly degenerates into a big plotless over the top free for all. Young Frankenstein manages to satire horror movies while still maintaining an actual storyline. It could even pass as a legitimate sequel to the Universal Frankenstein movies. I love the fact that it pokes gentle fun at the source material without ridiculing it. That's a tough line to walk, and the only other movie I can think of that successfully pulls it off is Galaxy Quest .
I saw Young Frankenstein in the theater when I was 14. I begged my dad to take me to see it, and he begrudgingly agreed. When the movie started up and he saw it was in glorious black and white, he almost got up and left. But after a few minutes he got into it and roared and guffawed throughout the entire film, slapping my leg at every joke. I was at that age where I was embarrassed by the fact that I even had parents, so of course I was mortified. Don't worry, I'm out of that phase now.
My dad still laughs uproariously every time he sees the movie, even after all these years. The man knows what he likes, I guess.
Note that in the movie the zipper was on the right side of his neck. I moved it to the left so I could include it here. Artistic license and all that.
Drawn in Photoshop on the graphic tablet.
Here's the original sketch of Young Frank. I thought he was a bit stumpy, so I ditched this one and tried again.