Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Just a reminder that Dark Horse Presents #10 featuring UXB goes on sale tomorrow - you can check out a preview HERE
Sharing pages with Evan Dorkin, Geoff Darrow and Brian wood (to name but a few) how cool is that?
I hope you enjoy the story!
I'm now currently working into the next UXB short for DHP.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
I'm saddened to hear about the passing of Ralph McQuarrie.
He was a brilliant artist with a vision and natural talent that was beyond reproach.
George Lucas certainly has a lot to thank him for!
"I am deeply saddened by the passing of such a visionary artist and such a humble man. Ralph McQuarrie was the first person I hired to help me envision Star Wars. His genial contribution, in the form of unequaled production paintings, propelled and inspired all of the cast and crew of the original Star Wars trilogy. When words could not convey my ideas, I could always point to one of Ralph's fabulous illustrations and say, 'Do it like this.'
"Beyond the movies, his artwork has inspired at least two generations of younger artists—all of whom learned through Ralph that movies are designed. Like me, they were thrilled by his keen eye and creative imagination, which always brought concepts to their most ideal plateau. In many ways, he was a generous father to a conceptual art revolution that was born of his artwork, and which seized the imaginations of thousands and propelled them into the film industry. In that way, we will all be benefiting from his oeuvre for generations to come. Beyond that, I will always remember him as a kind and patient, and wonderfully talented, friend and collaborator."
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Congrats to AJ Lieberman(Co-creator and writer of Harvest)as he has just had his(and artist Riley Rossmo's)CNV comic book picked up by Universal Studios. Details below:
Universal Pictures has acquired the action film Cowboy Ninja Viking and has Marc Forster ready to make the graphic novel adaptation his next film. The graphic novel and a Disney-developed script by Zombieland writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese were acquired by Universal after the script came in and was deemed too edgy for Disney’s family film mandate. The intention is to begin production later this year, after Forster completes the Brad Pitt-starrer World War Z for Paramount and Skydance. The hope is to spawn a franchise.
Cowboy Ninja Viking is based on the Image Comics graphic novel by AJ Lieberman and artist Riley Rossmo. The title character comes from a secret government program to turn schizophrenics into assassins. The protagonist comes through the program with the skill sets of a cowboy, ninja and a viking. While most of the patients involved in the program are sent back to insane asylum after the program went awry in Iraq, he escapes and uses his skills to track down the billionaire who masterminded the program.
The film will be produced by Guymon Casady, Ben Forkner, Mark Gordon and Bryan Zuriff through MG360, the joint venture between The Mark Gordon Co and Management 360. Wernick & Reese are also producing. The scribes are repped by WME, and Forster by CAA and Management 360.
Forster’s zombie apocalypse World War Z will be released by Paramount on December 21, 2012.