Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Criterion Collection's "La Poison" Cover Art

The Criterion Collection will be releasing Sacha Guitry's 1951 classic French black comedy La Poison on DVD and Blu-Ray this fall.  I created the cover art, featuring the film's star, the wonderfully expressive French film actor Michel Simon, and Germaine Reuver who plays his wife, each planning the other's demise. Eric Skillman is the art director for the Criterion collection.

my initial rough sketch

a tighter sketch

the finished art (click to enlarge)


  1. Brilliant work. I saw this on the Criterion site and figured it had to be yours. Bravo.

  2. That is beautiful. Thank you for posting the sketches leading up to it as well.