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Dec 19, 2009
Bond-Inspired Poster Art For FX's Archer
Archer, the animated FX spy comedy I mentioned last September when the cable network previewed the series, is debuting for real next month and publicity has been racheting up in the past few weeks. The official site has some amusing video clips that will give you an idea of the series' (adult-oriented) sense of humor, and, even cooler, artist Martin Ansin has posted on his blog the full version of some promotional art he created for the network! (Details from it are used on the official site.) The main design is clearly inspired by Robert McGinnis's
famous poster artwork for Live and Let Die, while simultaneously drawing from other spy posters, noticeably Some Girls Do and The Living Daylights. It's a very cool image! Head over to Ansin's site to see the details in higher resolution. Archer, which follows the exploits of jerky superspy Sterling Archer and his dysfunctional family of fellow spies (a literal family, as his boss is his mom), debuts January 14 on FX.
Though I post here under the name Tanner, my real name is Matthew Bradford, and I'm a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. I'm coauthor of the graphic novel Night and Fog and I co-wrote and co-produced the 2014 horror feature Dead Within.