Scot D. Ryersson is the author of numerous critiques and essays on film and literature. He is also an award-winning illustrator and graphic artist who has lived and worked in London, Toronto, Sydney and New York City. Trained at London's prestigious Chelsea School of Art and Design, for many years Ryersson excelled as a prolific motion picture poster designer in the United States, Canada and Europe. Numerous credits include advertising campaigns for such Academy Award winning films as The Hunt for Red October (1990), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Ghost (1990) and Witness (1985). Other credits include The Changling (1980), Children of the Corn (1984), Working Girl (1988), She Devil (1989), Pet Sematary (1989) and Presumed Innocent (1990). Ryersson was presented with two Art Directors of London Awards for his poster designs for the British films Evil Under the Sun (1982) and Another Country (1984). Among many other citations, the concept poster design for The Silence of the Lambs was voted fifth place of the 'Fifty Greatest Film Posters of All Time' by Britain's Empire magazine, while earning sixteenth place for the same accolade by the U.S. publication Premiere. And in 2008, Ryersson's work on The Hunt for Red October and The Silence of the Lambs was included in '25 Perfect Movie Posters Since 1983' by Entertainment Weekly. He is also the author of the novellas Poisoned Ivy, The Arsenic Flower and Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know. Ryersson coedited Spectral Haunts and Phantom Lovers. In addition, he receives many private commissions to create one-of-a-kind, mixed-media art objects. This work can be seen at Arcanifacts. Ryersson is Co-Director of The Casati Archives.
 
Michael Orlando Yaccarino writes on genre films and their creators, unconventional historical figures and the occult. He coedited Spectral Haunts and Phantom Lovers. Yaccarino is Co-Director of The Casati Archives.

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