Our Interview with Star Wars Artist Jerry Vanderstelt

January 23, 2013 at 8:00 am | Posted in Art, Interview, Star Wars, The Hobbit | Leave a comment

Jerry Vanderstelt is an artist who has a tremendous talent for capturing characters who look as real in a painting as they do on the movie screen. From Star Wars to The Hobbit, he’s worked on some great film franchises and with plenty more to come. We decided to take a moment to ask Jerry some questions about his work and what’s coming next. And don’t forget to check out our galleria post showing off a wide array of Jerry Vanderstelt’s magnificent Star Wars artwork.

Can you describe the process you go through to create one of your paintings?

Jerry Vanderstelt: Each piece has a different process, depending on the needs of the imagery I am shooting for, but typically I begin with a sketch, then once that is established and approved ( either by me or someone like Lucasfilm ), then I move on to the actual art. Continue Reading Our Interview with Star Wars Artist Jerry Vanderstelt…

Tom Taylor’s ‘The Deep’ Heads to Television

January 23, 2013 at 7:40 am | Posted in Comic Books, Gestalt, News, Television | Leave a comment
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Tom Taylor’s comic series The Deep has been optioned to Technicolor. Plans are for 26 half hour episodes which will be CG animated and targeted for children 8-12 and for families. Tom Taylor has the full press release on his site.

If you haven’t read The Deep yet, you can get them from Gestalt Comics. They’re well crafted family friendly stories with bright, exuberant artwork and worth checking out.

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The Star Wars Art of Jerry Vanderstelt

January 23, 2013 at 6:47 am | Posted in Art, Star Wars, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | 2 Comments

Star Wars is such a vivid story with some truly mesmerizing visuals. Many artists have attempted to capture the beauty of the galaxy far, far away, but few have done so well as Jerry Vanderstelt.

You may have seen Jerry’s work on Star Wars Topps cards, on the cover of the Star Wars Art: Illustration book, or at Star Wars Celebration. His booth at Star Wars Celebration VI certainly garnered a lot of attention as people marveled at the prints.

So without further ado, behold the splendor of Star Wars as seen by Jerry Vanderstelt. Continue Reading The Star Wars Art of Jerry Vanderstelt…

New Release: ‘Blood Ties – Boba Fett is Dead’ TPB

January 23, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Today the trade paperback release of Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead hits stores.

The news spreads from one end of the galaxy to the other like wildfire: Boba Fett, the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter, is dead. But members of the team that killed Fett are themselves being picked off one by one by a mysterious avenger, and Connor Freeman—the son of one of Jango Fett’s clones—gets drawn into the whodunit. Freeman is recruited against his will to find and safeguard a particular bounty hunter on a distant world with an unknown connection to Boba Fett . . . Collects Star Wars: Blood Ties—Boba Fett Is Dead #1–#4.

Click here for a 3 page preview.

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Chris Scalf
Cover Artist: David Palumbo

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Databurst From the 501st

January 23, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from January 23rd through 29th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

January 23

January 25

  • Bast Alpha Garrison will be in Metairie, LA at BSI Comics for Save a Life Day with Peter Mayhew. There will be a blood drive, signing and photo op from 5-7:30 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Los Angeles, CA for the Guilty Studios Star Wars Art Show from 9 PM – 1 AM.

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