CA – Amblin 35 Art Show

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Drew Struzan appears at Creature Features

Press Release:

Steven Spielberg’s iconic production company Amblin Entertainment is in its thirty-fifth year and over three decades has created many of the most beloved movies of all time, spanning every genre. From the Oscar-winning masterpieces Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan to adored pop culture classics that defined a generation – Back to the Future, The Goonies, Gremlins, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and so many more.

Founded in 1981 by Spielberg and producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, the company has brought to life so many stories on the silver screen – from its very first production Continental Divide to this fall’s The Girl on the Train. On the small screen, the company has also created countless hit series, from ER to Amazing Stories and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

This December, Creature Features will pay tribute to Amblin with an unprecedented gallery exhibit featuring imagery from, and inspired by, the company’s extraordinary history. The show is headlined by Drew Struzan, the legendary artist who painted so much of Amblin’s most iconic movie poster art, including Hook, An American Tail, The Goonies, and the Back to the Future Trilogy. Drew will display a selection of original, never-before-seen art from his personal archive.

Alongside Drew, dozens of gifted artists will exhibit original paintings and sculptures that honor the Amblin films and television shows that have influenced them.

Participating artists include:
Christian Alvarez
Ammo
Nathan Anderson
Blake Armstrong
Orlando Arocena
Josh Blake
Bonnie Bozell
Joshua Budrich
Jenny Calabro
Barret Chapman
Joey Chou
Lee Coleman
Patrick Connan
Jeffrey Delgado
Amanda Dempsey
Eric Diaz
Archer Dougherty
John Eaves
Andy Fairhurst
Thom Foolery
D.W. Frydendall
James Gibson
Aurora Gordon
Gris Grimly
Cole Harrington
Joshua Kaestner
Kemo
Mainger
Marko Manev
Paul Mann
Bill Mudron
Arian Noveir
Eric October
Leah Olbrich
Orioto
Ruel Pascual
Andrea Rawson
Michael Raymond
Jeff Rebner
Stephen Sandoval
Christopher Shy
John Sloboda
Javier Soto
Mark Tavares
Josh Viers
Chad Waters
Lyndon Willoughby

AMBLIN 35: AN ART TRIBUTE FEATURING DREW STRUZAN opens at Creature Features on the evening of Friday, December 2nd and will exhibit through Thursday, December 15th. The exhibit is curated by Taylor White and Jack Morrissey.

Creature Features is a genre-themed art gallery and pop culture store with a twenty-year legacy of celebrating the best in science fiction, fantasy, horror and animation. Owner Taylor White and his team have hosted gallery shows themed on such iconic titles as The Wizard of Oz, Planet of the Apes, The Iron Giant, and Godzilla.

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Creature Features
2904 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 842-8665

CA – Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Signing

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Press Release:

Come hear the concept artists of Star Wars: The Force Awakens share stories from behind the scenes and see their development work for the movie. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the Art of Force Awakens! Additionally we will also have Gary Gerani, writer of Abrams’ new book Star Wars Galaxy: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, and we are honored to also welcome special guest Drew Struzan to the signing.

Featured Guests on Art of Force Awakens:
Thom Tenery – Concept Artist
Fausto De Martini – Concept Artist
Dela Longfish – Concept Artist
Phil Szostak – Writer
Drew Struzan – Poster Artist

Featured Guests on Star Wars Galaxy: The Original Topps Trading Card Series:
Gary Gerani – Writer
Event Schedule:
2:00 – 3:00 pm Force Awakens Panel Presentation/Q&A moderated by Phil Szostak
3:00 – 3:30 pm Star Wars Galaxy Topps Presentation/Q&A
4:00 – 5:00 pm Signing
5:00 pm Raffle Giveaway

Front Row VIP Reserved Seats available for $20 (does not guarantee availability of book for “seats only” option).
Guaranteed seat in the first 2 rows, only 20 seats available.
No need to wait in line or get to the event early just to get a good seat.
Comes with a free bottle of water.
Guaranteed first in line during the artist signing time.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – Drew: The Man Behind The Poster Screening

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Illustrator Drew Struzan appears on Saturday, May 10th from 1:00-5:00pm at the Forest Lawn Museum to screen the documentary Drew: The Man Behind The Poster. Refreshments and a book signing session to follow. Screening starts promptly at 1:00. Free parking and admission. Struzan’s art will be on display till May 26th as part of the Drew & Bob – The Masters of Movie Art exhibition.

Please RSVP for this event as seating is limited.  RSVP via email to:  museum@forestlawn.com or via phone at 323-340-4792

Forest Lawn Museum
1712 S Glendale Ave Glendale, CA 91205
(323) 254-3131

Mondo’s SDCC 2013 Plans Include Signings by Drew Struzan and Olly Moss

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Via Mondo:

Mondo x SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013

Update: A few outlets have premiered some of our releases for SDCC. You can find links to those articles below.
PACIFIC RIM by Kevin Tong, Vania Zouravliov and Ash Thorp via Entertainment Weekly: http://tinyurl.com/k7qkeoy
THE DARK TOWER by Drew Struzan via Badass Digest: tinyurl.com/mo4xplg
SPIRITED AWAY by Olly Moss via The Hollywood Reporter: tinyurl.com/kvbeqll
HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE by Olly Moss via Slashfilm: tinyurl.com/mz7kkl4 
CONAN THE BARBARIAN by Martin Ansin via Collider: http://tinyurl.com/olehydm

Dark Towner StruzanSan Diego Comic-Con is insane. It just is. If you’ve been in year’s past, you’ll know what I’m talking about. If 2013 is your first year, you’ll find out soon enough. It’s insane in every sense of the word. Insanely big crowds, insane cosplay, insane amounts of cool stuff, etc. It’s FULL ON SENSORY OVERLOAD for like 4 days. SDCC used to be just a thing I read about in Wizard Magazine, but then a few years ago, we got in. A generous couple of friends vouched for us and 2 years ago, we got to rent part of a booth that had gone vacant. It was quickly evident that we were going to be busy at the booth as there was a mob of people on preview night even before the doors opened.

Last year, in 2012, it was crazier and we expect that 2013 is going to be even more so. So, the reason for this long winded intro is to announce that we are making it 3 years in a row. We will be coming from Austin with our wares and setting up at Booth #936. At this booth, we will be releasing posters, shirts…. and, if everything goes right, records. If you’re reading this, then you will most likely have seen a few images debuted online. This is a small fraction of the total output we’ll have at SDCC this year and things will be similar to a degree in how we sell them, but enough is changing that we thought it polite to give you all a heads up.

The first change is that we will be pre-selling 3 different editions of posters online before the convention. Each edition will then have a corresponding artist signing taking place upstairs away from our booth at a designated signing area. These posters will ONLY be made available to those who purchase them online in advance.

1) CONAN THE BARBARIAN by Martin Ansin with Martin IN PERSON signing on THURSDAY 7/18.

2) We’re finally releasing it! The (22-color) Drew Struzan poster for THE DARK TOWER with Drew in attendance for a signing on FRIDAY 7/19

3) SPIRITED AWAY variant and HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE variant by the one and only Olly Moss with Olly signing in person on SATURDAY 7/20. (The regular edition of these posters will be available ONLINE at a later date.) 

These pre-sales will all be going ON SALE this Friday, July 12, 2013 via our web-store. To repeat, these WILL NOT be available for purchase at our booth at SDCC, and the signings will not be at our booth. You will claim your posters / attend the signings at the SAILS PAVILION at the convention center (Booth AA07. It is located directly above Hall C where you claim your badges.) Since these are going to be released at the SAILS PAVILION, we have to sell them in advance. Don’t worry, though! If you miss these, we’ll still be having several releases at our booth that won’t be pre-sold.

What does this mean for me…the customer?
Believe it or not… not very much. This actually makes things quite a bit simpler. Several other companies pre-sell items before SDCC and allow for pick up. You alleviate quite a bit of stress by purchasing the item in advance and simply need to get in line to redeem your purchase. Lines will move much faster, and you won’t have to wait around all day.

The one thing you must note, however, is that these purchases are 100% NON TRANSFERABLE. You (and we mean ONLY you) will need to be absolutely, beyond certain that you will be available to pick up the poster you purchase ON THE DESIGNATED DAY.

“I couldn’t make it yesterday!” or “Can my friend / poster-buddy pick it up?” or “I have something that conflicts that day!”
Just want to put this out there now…. if you say any of the above to us at SDCC, it won’t change anything, unfortunately. This is one rule that we cannot bend or break on. If you cannot pick up your poster at the signing, we will make accommodations for it to be available until the end of the day at our actual booth (#936,) but after that you relinquish your rights to the poster, and there are NO REFUNDS. Again, if you cannot pick up the poster in person… with a valid form of ID as confirmation… DO NOT BUY ONE. The name on the ID you provide must match the name on your  order to receive your poster. We will make ZERO exceptions on this.

How does picking my poster up work exactly?
All you need to do is bring a form of ID and a print-out of your order confirmation. It’s that simple. The signing time will be on your order form as a reminder (11:30AM PST). Just come find a MONDO representative at the end of the line and we will check you in. It’s that simple!

I missed the online drop! I’ll kill you, Mondo!
This is a reasonable response to have and one that we can only absolve by reminding you that we will still have at least a DOZEN additional releases over the weekend at our actual booth. Not much else has changed, sales-wise, from how we operated our releases last year, with the obvious exception of the pre-sales detailed above.

A few other minor changes:
We will still have bags and rubber bands available for you, but we can no longer be responsible for bagging / rolling / unclipping binder-clips / etc. We apologize for any inconvenience, but this is simply an effort to keep the line flowing as smoothly and quickly as possible.

We will not be TWEETING to announce our sales. Safety is a huge concern to us and SDCC and we want everyone to be in one piece at the end. Nobody needs a broken bone to show that they’re a fan, so we’re going to have a daily schedule for you guys to check out showing times of releases. We won’t tell you what’s going to be released, but we think you’ll be happy with our releases this year. Also, a lot of media is asking to cover our stuff, so keep an eye online. I’m sure something will pop up before we can show you in line.

CA – Icons of Illustration Signing

The Art of Drew Struzan

William Stout, Drew Struzan, David J. Schow, and Bob Burns on Sat, Nov 20th at 2pm.

Artist William Stout will be signing the second book in his art series, Inspirations. “Inspirations focuses on Stout’s loving portraits of the women of the fantastic realms. Be they winged and magical fairy folk, half-fish and sweetly salted mermaids, or even exotic denizens of that distant world called Barsoom, they are here. They and dozens more await the intrepid reader in these pages, each of them as fair, fierce and fascinating-and as terribly dangerous and impossible to hold-as her companions.”

Bob Burns signing Filmfax #125. “Cover story on the super fan/collector and his Halloween Show”

Artist Drew Struzan and David J. Schow signing The Art of Drew Struzan. “The first ever book to cover Struzan’s iconic poster artwork in depth, with the final artwork for each piece accompanied by background and anecdotes from an exclusive interview with the artist. With an introduction to Struzan’s philosophies and techniques, this stunning hardcover will include photos, sketches and reference material, plus closeups and a brief history of each poster featured, from Star Wars to The Goonies.”

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA  91505

“Adams Family” Tops List of 18 New Special Guests for Comic-Con International

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Comic-Con International:

We’re announcing another 18 AMAZING Special Guests scheduled to appear at Comic-Con 2010, and we hope you’re just as excited as we are about them: Peter Bagge, Howard Cruse, Vanessa Davis, Dave Dorman, Charlaine Harris, Tanya Huff, Milo Manara, Dennis O’Neill, Tom Palmer, Sean Phillips, Jerry Robinson, Steve Rude, Drew Struzan, and Jillian Tamaki! AND, we have a special GROUP of guests — “The Adams Family!” Legendary comics creator Neal Adams is a special guest at Comic-Con 2010 and he’s bringing his talented trio of sons — Jason, Joel, and Josh — with him! The entire “Adams Family” will be a part of this year’s big event.