-By Greg Manchess
My latest assignment from Eric Skillman at The Criterion Collection was a cover and inside illustration for the dvd package for the film, “King of the Hill,” by Steve Soderbergh.
Eric wanted to set a mood for the cover that reflected the film’s depression-era time period, carried throughout the movie. I studied the film, and developed thumbnails based on his suggestions for imagery.
I gave Eric a range of scenes that I thought might capture a moment, or many moments in one, striving to bring out the plight of the young boy. I searched a scene that described many scenes, as he wanted the main image to capture the overall feeling of the film.