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Crimson Ghost by BryanBaugh Crimson Ghost by BryanBaugh
This is my drawing of The Crimson Ghost, the lead bad-guy of the 1945 Republic Serial Film of the same name. I always loved the girl in that movie, Linda Sterling, and thought she needed to have less clothing. So this is my gratuitous fantasy of a scene that should have been in the movie but wasn't.
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BlakPlague Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Filmographer
First off this is a pretty dope graphic it really give the Crimson Ghost a life of its own. I would draw a parallel to The Misfits, but I hate how in a way they've over shadowed the movie itself which was really unique in its own right. I really wish the Crimson Ghost story would be revisited considering that many new horror movies today just don't compare to the classics. Moreover I wish more people actually knew about the Crimson Ghost serials. BTW my avatar can, I suppose be seen as an evolution of the Crimson Ghost. Again though great interpretation of the Crimson Ghost.
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your wonderful, informed opinion on the subject! ...Most of the comments I get on this illustration are usually just some form of "I love the Misfits!" ...from people who have no idea that The Crimson Ghost was actually a character from a movie - not a mascot created by the Misfits. I have collected a lot of old 1930's - 1940's action adventure Serial Films - and I must say The Crimson Ghost was the first one I ever saw and still is my number one favorite. I have often thought about how fun it would be to write and draw a full-length Crimson Ghost comic book. I just love all the characters in it. All that said - I love the Misfits, myself, too... But it makes me sad that people aren't more informed on entertainment history, so that credit could be given, where credit is due.
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BlakPlague Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Filmographer
Your very welcome. Yea I have noticed that people automatically think of The Misfits when they see the crimson ghost. Its bit annoying, but oh well, people just need to do more research I guess. For a lot of those classic 30-40s serials its a shame that they often go unnoticed. The stories and acting were all their own. I particularly am fond of the Creature From the Black Lagoon. A comic continuing the Crimson Ghost story would be interesting. I've seen how many movies/tv shows have been continued through comics. It would be a pretty great idea, a new life for the almost forgotten Crimson Ghost. I myself would be interested to see what would become of such an idea.
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batgirl1969 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I agree with you...she is awesome
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha! Thanks for commenting!
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
From what I hear, it was a better Capatain America serial than the Captain America serial was.
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SXGodzilla Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
would love to see this guy return.
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I would not. The original is just fine, as-is. A remake would almost certainly be done modern style, would almost certainly miss the spirit of the original, and would almost certainly suck.
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SXGodzilla Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well there's always comic books. :D
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha! Well if anyone ever offered me that gig, I would snatch it up in a heartbeat!
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SXGodzilla Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
would work pretty well. The Crimson Ghost Returns :D
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dlpeattie Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Well fortunately they haven't made a remake of this character.........yet.
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nickmandl Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
man, it looks like the cover of one of those old pulp art magazines
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A7xshadowgirl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Oh God, this is deliciously woderful in a macabre sort of way! :skull:
I loved that movie, and this piece absolutely stunned me! :)
Not only that, but the Crimson Ghost became the mascot for the horror punk band The Misfits!
Anyway, this is absolutely marvelous! :clap:
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comments!
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CapitanAnarchy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
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Skaramine Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The best serial heroine, from that era, was the original Dale Arden. She had just enough undress to truly rock. Then again, I am a fan of all the old serials. Great scene!
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yes, I enjoy her too.
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kotolian Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
That is a cool image, that guy should go up against Doc Savage or the Shadow.
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooo... The Crimson Ghost vs. The Shadow. I would KILL to draw that comic book! Unfortunately I don't own the rights to either character! Haha.
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Messiah-Of-Maiden Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
The skeleton kind of reminds of the Misfits head. LOL, great job!
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That's because the Misfits used photo stills of this character from this movie for a lot of their promotional artwork. Thanks for your comment, by the way!
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Messiah-Of-Maiden Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
No problem. I happened to notice it and I was like, "Hey, wtf is that?"
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unclefreak Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
This is what this Group is all about!
Great Job Dude!
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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PyroInferno Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Really nice pic , bro! I faved it a while back and just wanted to say how awesome it was! Big Misfits fan! You should check out my dA page! I do some really good artwork. ):)
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool man, thanks for the comments and yes, you got some fun artwork!
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PyroInferno Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
:D Thanks! Its a honer coming from a great macabre artist such as yourself! If you could , would you mind commenting? I barely get any comments. And your a nice artist. If you don't wanna you don't gotta k? Im not forcing you.
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Sketch-Designs Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Wow I have never heard of this movie, but it sounds so interesting, What is it about?
And your picture is AMAZING by the way!
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your comments on my drawing! What is the Crimson Ghost movie about? Geez, where to begin!
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Sketch-Designs Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Hahaha Yeah I never really got to watch an older movie bofore so I wanna make my first one the most kick ass one of all! Haha
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SimplyEthan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
Both very sexy and at the same time, very creepy. This piece of work is a masterpiece.
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for that!
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SimplyEthan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
You're very welcome!
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fairycthulu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
The lighting and shading in this are amazing, really strong graphically, and good designs. The scantily cladness helps too naturally heh, and I do like your way better than the films, good though they are...:skullbones:
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hee Hee. Thanks. I would love to do a comic book adaptation of The Crimson Ghost and make all the scenes develop "my way"...!
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fairycthulu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
Heh well naturally....there's a idea :skullbones: This one and I'd say Creature from the Black Lagoon, as kickass as that movie is too....heh
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UncleFester84 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Lovely girls always need less clothing, don't you agree?
Ciao.
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Well of course. I think our society should change all womens' fashions to Flash Gordon style space bikinis. But that's just me.
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DemonEater Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
I am a fan of the Horror movies. Eventhough I am a huge fan of the old Misfits, I have still yet to see this one.
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Fetus-Man Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
i've been trying to track down the serials of the crimson ghost for years now, but no luck! :(

this drawing is a GREAT tribute to it if i do say so myself, no never cease to amaze me
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I mentioned this earlier in the comments on this piece... but back in 1990 I bought a video tape copy of the entire Crimson Ghost serial, and I still have it somewhere... but it's pretty much useless to me since I no longer own a VCR. So yeah, I have watched this serial (repeatedly)... it's probably my favorite serial of all time. I like it even better than Flash Gordon or Captain Marvel, which are two of the other all-time great serials. But unfortunately, so far, Crimson Ghost still hasn't been released to DVD.
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Fetus-Man Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
Hey man, im sure you've already looked into it, but i just bought the crimson ghost serial on dvd off of ebay for about 10 bucks
Its a bootleg but theres plenty of them for sale and the quality is good

just thought i'd let ya know
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Holy crap! No, I didn't know about that, and for whatever reason I had never thought to look! Thanks for letting me know. I will definitely check it out!
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Fetus-Man Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
wow, well im glad i could be of service!
i hope you can get your hands on one
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Fetus-Man Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
yeah, you've mentioned it plenty of times before, its just a shame its so hard to track down at a decent price
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artistmurder Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks awesome man good stuff
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Rynan5 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
No one stops the Crimson Ghost. :XD:
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BlakkReign Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
reminds me of the Misfits skull from the song 'Die, Die, Die My Darlin' :)
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah the Misfits used photos from the movie of the Crimson Ghost for their mascot on a lot of their old albums and posters.
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