Blade Runner fans: Blade Runner Sketchbook (1982)
Just freaking beautiful work...
That sure as hell kicked my inferiority complex straight in the plums.
I hate you in the nicest way possible... epic ink work... simply epic.
Hey everyone, I apologize for the pics being down. I changed hosting, and will re-up them in a week or so.
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Back in the early 80's, Marvel Comics had artist extraordinaire Al Williamson draw the Blade Runner movie adaptation. It was completed before the movie was released, so instead of sending him a tape of the film (which really didn't even exist back in 82, at least not on the consumer-level) they sent him a giant box of on-set photo references and slides in a big 'old box. These photos were never released to the public, and have never actually been seen since. The slides and the photos all had a big white streak cut into them in order to prevent them from being reprinted. (back in the days before a digital watermark)
James O'Barr, the creator of the Crow became a friend of Al Williamson in the early 90's, and is a HUGE Blade Runner fan. Al Williamson STILL had that box of photos in his possession, and gave it to James.
James became friends with fellow Dallas cartoonist, ARTIST X. This unnamed guy is a huge Blade Runner freak. Probably one of the biggest I know. I say this because he's my good friend. James gave X this box. Every once in a while, me and X break this box out and just giggle and giggle. There's some awesome, awesome shit in there that has never been seen by anyone outside of the film's production 30 years ago.
This guy wants to keep it under wraps, and I want to respect his wishes. Although, I've been busting his balls for a while to put this stuff on-line already.
But damn..."I've seen things you people wouldn't believe."
I got to use some of these photo ref's for my Blade Runner inspired prints. It makes me feel shiny.
Did you ever get the pics back up anywhere? I liked to come to this tread and drool.