In the early 60s, Frank Zappa wrote a movie script which was to feature Captain Beefheart in the main role. The title of the script was, quite appropriately, Captain Beefheart vs The Grunt People. The story involved the Captain taking a pony ride to the moon, where he ends up confronting The Grunt People. Shock! Horror! Partial nudity!

Not so surprisingly, the project never came to fruition and all that exists to this day is a typed out scenario. For the upcoming Cucamonga documentary, Gaby and I were asked to design an imaginary film poster. Behold!

cpt beefheart vs the grunt people

The drawings and some of the coloring are my work, Gaby did the collage, lettering, and added the “aged poster” look. Here’s the original Cpt. Beefheart drawing:

cpt beefheart detail black-white

… and here’s a detail of the colored version:

cpt beefheart detail colored