Makeup Effects Artist Rod Maxwell: Cinefantastique’s New York Comic Con 2012

The organizers of the youth-targeting, anti-smoking organization The Truth know their audience. They’ve created a tie-in mobile game, FLAVOR MONSTERS, to appeal to their target demo, and, at this past weekend’s New York Comic Con, promoted it by plunking down a booth at the entrance stocked with virtual reality simulators, creature-creating MakerBots, and, most pertinent to our discussion, special effects makeup artist — and FACE OFF contestant — Rod Maxwell, there to realize one of the Flavor Monsters as an horrendous, human/fruit hybrid. (A fruman? A huit? Never mind.)

Dan Persons dropped by the booth to watch Maxwell at work and ask a few questions.

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About the Author

Dan Persons

DAN PERSONS is a New York-based writer who first got bit by the Cinefantastique bug when he encountered the 1979 double issue devoted to the sci-fi classic FORBIDDEN PLANET. He contributed for many years to the magazine, first as a correspondent, then as an editor.

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