Howl at the Moon


In southern California between 1978 and 1992 sleepy weekend afternoons meant it was time to tune into KTLA’s Family Film Festival. It was basically Turner Classic Movies before TCM existed. All family-friendly movies from the olden days.

Tom Hattan was the sort of guy you wanted as your grampa. He would sit by a reel-to-reel projector and give a little backstory to Pippy Longstocking, Little Rascals, Jerry Lewis movies, etc.

One of our favorites was “Paleface” and “Son of Paleface,” both starring Bob Hope and Roy Rogers. This painting isn’t taken from that movie, but it’s from the era, and takes me back to that time of recording movies on VHS, pausing for commercials, and watching the same thing over and over again.

“Howl at the Moon” is made with acrylic and ink on archival paper.