Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A new one... John Carter IMAX poster

Worked with Mondo for this promo poster for the upcoming Disney IMAX 3D release 'JOHN CARTER'.

A lot of people have been waiting a very long time for this film to get to the big screen-after all, it's been 100 years since Edgar Rice Burroughs began writing about John Carter's Mars adventures, and those stories laid the groundwork for many scifi and fantasy properties of the modern age (Star Wars, Avatar to name two biggies). Based on the designs I've seen so far, it looks to be quite an impressive and unique vision of Burrough's world.

Tried a completely different approach for this one, as the poster is meant to mimic those large-scale, fully blown out scifi art promos you'd get with your fast food kid's meal circa '79 (just missing the folds of course!). This image is heavily based on the more realistic, 'grounded' designs contained in the concept art for the film, as opposed to more fantastical interpretations by Frazetta and other illustrators who have largely defined the look of Burrough's Mars over the last century.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Shipping updates and misc. news

Hello all-just a quick update on those waiting on JP and Fortress orders-

First batch shipped end of last week, but majority are shipping today and tomorrow. Sorry for the delay- usually like to get domestic orders earlier but a badly timed flu last week messed with my schedule (didn't want to ship you a nice virus with your print!). Regardless of what batch your print shipped in, if you're in the US you should have your print by week's end.

Other print/illustration news:
-Working on the biggest print (literally) I've ever done- this image will be unique in more ways than one.. playing in a world I never thought I'd get to visit
-Also just (finally) finished a poster for a childhood favorite- ironically the first thing I've drawn that really seemed to frighten my kids! That's some kind of twisted endorsement, right?

More specific news on these projects soon (and some art print stuff- remember those?)
thanks for listening--JC