A filmmaker interviewed Newcastle artist Glenn Chadbourne for a documentary about blockbuster author Stephen King.
Chadbourne has illustrated countless stories over the years and began working with King in 2005. He has been The Lincoln County News’ editorial cartoonist for more than 30 years.
Chadbourne said Elephant House Studios of London, England, reached out to him in July, saying they wanted to have him in the film.
The working title of the film is “The Shocking Life and Work of Stephen King,” according to director and producer Elliot Kew.
“It’s looking at how his life has kind of informed his novels,” Kew said. “I felt that [interviewing] an illustrator was really important. It’s what grabs your attention.”
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Kew said he thinks Chadbourne’s work is fantastic, and would be a great addition to the film.
Kew interviewed Chadbourne in his Newcastle home, where he grew up and has lived for most of his life. He now lives there with his wife, Sheila, and their dog, Evan.
He showed Kew his office, which is filled to the brim with books and illustrations, many featuring the undead and other ghoulish subjects, favorite topics for both King and Chadbourne.
Chadbourne said he has been drawing for most of his life, and being an only child gave him plenty of time to be creative.
“I always just drew,” he said.