Friday, April 29, 2011

Summer Movie Preview trading cards

God how I love the old movie trading cards of the late '70s and '80s. I love how simple they were, the little logos they would put on the cards and the very cheesy captions they would use to describe what was going on the picture. 
With that little bit of nostalgia in mind, I used it to create trading cards of this year's crop of summer movies to illustrate The Salt Lake Tribune's annual Summer Movie Preview Guide.

Below is the cover. Click on it for a better look:

Just had to throw in a nod to one of my favorite artists Darwyn Cooke with the New Frontier Green Lantern action figure! There was a 6 x 3 ad on the bottom of it, but for this I cropped it off because it was pretty damn ugly.

And here's the gargantuan list of all the summer movies. I was fortunate enough to get a full color double truck this year. That made me extremely happy:

Again, click on it to see it larger.
If you would like to read Sean P. Mean's stories for the summer movie guide, click here.

It was a lot of work making the cards, but since it was such a geeky thing to do, I had a blast doing it.
Here are a few of my favs that I did. They are sized down to trading card size so feel free to click, save and print them out on a nice card stock for yourself. Collect them all! 

Oh, and by the way, the card numbers on the Thor, Captain America, Green Lantern, Super 8, Rise of the Apes, Cars 2, and X-Men cards are Easter Eggs. I tip my hat to anyone who can figure out all of them!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

In This Week cover — Spring Arts Preview

Had a lot of fun designing and illustrating the cover for In This Week's Spring Arts Preview. There will be a lot of Shakespeare going on this spring so we decided to stick with that theme.