'Evil Dead' artist to speak at Ivy Tech

Tom Sullivan works on the Book of the Dead on set.

MICHIGAN CITY — The Comic Book and Pop Culture Club (ComPop) of the Ivy Tech Michigan City campus will be hosting special effects artist Tom Sullivan as a guest speaker Nov. 30.

Last time Tom joined the group on campus, he had a “groovy” good time, so organizers are happy to have him back. 

Sullivan is the make-up, special effects, and stop motion animation artist for the original "Evil Dead" movie. He created the Necronomicon, or the "Book of the Dead," used in the movie. As many know, reading from the book is what unleashed the terrors of the deadites that Ash (Bruce Campbell) and his friends had to battle and survive in the film. Sullivan has also worked on "Evil Dead II," "The Fly II,: and did the artwork for an H.P. Lovecraft role playing game.

He will be visiting the Ivy Tech, Pejic campus in Michigan City on Nov. 30 from noon to 6 p.m. The schedule is as follows. 

• 12 to 3 p.m. Meet and greet, autographs, pictures with Tom

• 3 to 4 p.m. Question and answer session and discussion led by Tom

• 4 to 6 p.m. Watch the original "Evil Dead" movie with artist commentary.

Hear how Tom created all the make-up and special effects for the original "Evil Dead"—the cult classic horror movie. The movie is Rated R, so think twice about bringing the kiddos.

During the meet and greet, Tom will talk to fans, sign autographs and take pictures.

Autographs are free, and fans may bring their favorite Evil Dead memorabilia for signatures. Prints and artwork will also be for sale. Fans are encouraged to purchase the reasonably priced art and have it signed. Props and art used in the movie will be on hand for fans to see.

This event is free and open to the community. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the ComPop club of the Ivy Tech Michigan City campus.

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