Dark Ink, the company that brought Tom Savini, Kane Hodder, William Butler and many other film legends biographies to life, is proud to announce, Steve Johnson’s Rubberhead Volume 2: Sex, Drugs and Special FX will be available in Hardcover, Paperback and eBook versions tomorrow, August 6th! Featuring over 200 never before seen photos and stories from movies like, Big Trouble in Little China, Fright Night, Poltergeist II, The Village, Species, Species II and many more, Volume 2 is a must have for every film buff.
Steve Johnson is one of the most controversial, talented and tortured special effects artists in history; getting this book to the public has been just as pained as his career. With a forward from horror master Tom Holland, Steve’s beautiful and unique writing style takes readers on a haunting journey about never being able to get over a friend who took his own life, to his own plastic surgery obsession to working on the ill-fated Nicholas Cage Superman movie to being fired from the set of Predator to being sucked into a graphic novel; Steve’s story is a bit insane and legendary, just like him.
Told through his brilliant Hunter S. Thompson writing style, Steve continues telling his story by time traveling through his own life where he observes his insane achievements as well as his failures of legendary Hollywood proportions. Fans will get a behind the scenes look at classic movies like Big Trouble in Little China, Fright Night, Poltergeist II, The Village, Species, Species II and the not so legendary, The Cat in the Hat, Monkeybone and Bicentennial Man.
What will get fans talking the most are Steve’s failures, like Tim Burton’s ill-fated Superman movie that he was creating the costume for or his beyond legendary failure of Jean Claude Van Damme’s red Predator suit or his effects that were not used for movies like The Lost Boys, Super Man Lives, Predator, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Love Guru, The Jetsons, Iron Man, Lost in Oz, Planet of the Apes, Constantine, Alien vs. Predator and War of the Worlds.
Copies are in stock at DarkInkBooks.com and will ship the next day, also available on Amazon and any other book seller.
The first in the series, Rubberhead Volume 1, is available in Hardcover, Paperback, eBook and Audiobook versions. Volume I features a forward from John Landis and contains Steve’s insane stories like being strung out on cocaine while sculpting Slimer to losing over thirty million dollars in one day and hiding out in a rainforest to spending time disguising Michael Jackson so the King of Pop could go out in public. It also features never before seen pictures and stories from Ghostbusters, Blade II, Dreamcatcher, Jarhead, The Stand, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Arachnid, Lord of Illusions, Scooby Doo II, Magnolia and more. Of course, there is also the “Ones That Got Away”, section where Steve talks about the films he was hired and fired from, with photos and concept designs for Ghost Rider, Predator, Zathura, I Am Legend, Spider-Man 3, Hulk and Where the Wild Things Are.