Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Art of Ralph McQuarrie: ARCHIVES

In case you've been wondering what happened to that John guy who used to post random things here every once and a while, here's your answer.

My publishing partner and I have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new book of Ralph McQuarrie's non-Star Wars art: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie: ARCHIVES.

If that's something you might be interested in, I encourage you to check out all the details on our Kickstarter page.

We've got a number of cool incentives for backers of the project, the most important of which is the book itself, which is available in two states.

If you're familiar with Ralph's name, it's likely due to his work on Star Wars, but there's a good chance you've seen his artwork elsewhere, including:
  • Movie posters for The Legend of Boggy Creek, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, and Creature from Black Lake
  • Numerous science-fiction book covers including Isaac Asimov's Robot Dreams and Robot Visions
  • Concept work for films like Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek IV, Cocoon, and Clive Barker's Nightbreed
  • The famous bible illustration from Raider of the Lost Ark

All that and more is included in this 432-page coffee table book. We're particularly pleased to have an extensive selection of Ralph's never before seen concept illustrations for an Irvin Kershner proposed remake of Forbidden Planet.

As you can see below, we're off to a good start, but we've still got a long way to go to reach our funding goal. Your pledge, as well as your support in sharing information on the campaign, is greatly appreciated! We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.

The Art of Ralph McQuarrie: ARCHIVES Art Book -- Kicktraq Mini

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