The Mikado Takes A Turn To Darkness


Local Boston artist Erik Hallgren has done some underground work. Illustrating for underground cult sensation Reclaiming the Soul of Halbert Halburt: The White Book ( and has been commissioned to do the sequel’s cover art. Now his work is coming above ground to see the light of day. One of the longest running theater works in history The Mikado, has been re-envisioned by Hallgren and may be familiar to some of our more esteemed Nerdbastards. Look REAL hard. He took all the aspects of big, brawny, and in your face and Westernized it. But thats not ALL of it.Taking some of the best Nerd themes, I caught up with Hallgren and after having me stare even harder at it, it hit me like a ton of bricks. The Mikado, has not just been Westernized, but Bastardized.


Category: Film