To coincide with the forthcoming paperback edition of his art-noir novel Mickey The Mimic published by Disco City Books in July, Kirk Lake selects his top five made-up film artists.
1. The Rebel - Tony Hancock's masterful portrayal of a deluded artist. Should be required viewing at all art colleges.
2. Cellar Dweller - In an artists' colony a comic book plagiarist unleashes a beast. Classic 1980s no-frills/ limited skills VHS era horror.
3. Zandalee - "BLACK IT ALL OUT!" - Ludicrous erotic thriller with Nicholas Cage as unconvincing as an artist as his wig is as hair.
4. Pecker - John Waters spot-on satire of the New York art scene.
5. A Bucket of Blood - Roger Corman goes beatnik.
Mickey The Mimic is published in paperback on July 4 by Disco City Books.
More information available at www.kirklake.net
Hamilton High was born on Doheny Ave in the gutter, is a poet, writer and observer of popular culture. Likes fashion and cares less for style. He's on the move, he's an alter ego and we hardly ever hear from him.