"back to space-con" dvd cover
i was recently hired by november fire to create this piece of art, which will serve as a dvd cover art and poster for a new documentary entitled "back to space-con: the story of the 1970's sci-fi conventions".
i had the chance to preview the film while creating the artwork and it's a fascinating look at the early days of sci-fi conventions. there was a definite homespun charm to geek culture in the 70's that has all but been forgotten by today's mega cons. also of note is how "do-it-yourself" fandom began to wither with the rise to power of the george lucas/star wars merchandising machine. pretty interesting stuff.
the feature length documentary will be premiering on march 12, 2011 in alameda, CA. you can find event info and purchase tickets here.