Friday, July 16, 2010

Comic-Con 2010

Boy, the year sure went by quickly. It's already time for San Diego Comic Con! Once again, I will have an Artist's Alley Table ( DD23 ). This year, they seem to have put the Artist's Alley tables on the far left wall of the main hall ( if you are entering from the main entrance ). I have a new FULL COLOR book this year called ART OF CRIME that collects my crime comics as well as some new material. And of course I will still be selling copies of last years STRIKING WORKS sketchbook, as well as my 24 hour comics, and Fanny McRollo prints and some original artwork.

I will also be part of a Saturday afternoon panel on film illustration/storyboards etc.

The skinny:

4:00-5:00 The Design Process for Film and Television— The making of a film or television show is a collaborative process. Costume Illustrators and Concept and Storyboard artists, serve a key position in the web of communication that is essential to filmmaking. This panel highlights the fundamental importance of illustration, as well as the seamless creativity between the key conceptual departments on favorite feature films and television productions. Moderator Harrison Ellenshaw, (Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back), hosts Costume Illustrators from CDG, Local 892: Christian Cordella (The Last Airbender), and Brian Valenzuela (Star Trek 2009), and Artists from ADG, Local 800: Benton Jew (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Phil Saunders (Iron Man 2) and dual member (CDG and ADG) Robin Richesson (The Last Airbender). Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Hilton Bayfront

Hope to see you all there!


At Friday, July 16, 2010 at 11:02:00 PM PDT, Blogger James Baker said...

ooh! Nice. I want!

At Monday, July 19, 2010 at 8:05:00 PM PDT, Blogger benton jew said...

Jamie- C'mon by! I'll hold a book for you! We can make a trade!

At Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 6:56:00 AM PDT, Blogger Dominic Bugatto said...

The cover looks fantastic , nicely done.

Curious to get a sneak peek at the inside stories , will you posting any pages ?

Hopefully copies make their way to Toronto through one of the local stores. The Labyrinth usually brings a ton of stuff back.

At Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 9:10:00 AM PDT, Blogger Wayne Lo said...

Very cool! Haven't been around the blogs in a looong time ... just getting caught up on the awesome stuff you've been posting. Seeya at the Con!

At Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 11:10:00 AM PDT, Blogger Roberto Zaghi said...

Hi Benton, very cool cover! Love the way you spot the blacks in the face and outfit of the guy with the gun. Great shot. Have a great time at the con!

At Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 9:19:00 PM PDT, Blogger benton jew said...

Dominic-Thanks for your coments. I tried to sell copies to the guy at Labyrinth, but he didn't seem interested. I got the impression he prefers the cartoony stuff. If you want any of my books, email me through my profile and we'll see what we can arrange.

Wayne-It was great seeing you. Your Battlemilk 2 looks great. I'm very impressed with your progress over all these years!

Roberto-This was a fun painting experiment( although I can't really call it a "painting" as there are no soft or blended edges in the piece. Thanks again for your comments!

At Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 11:43:00 AM PDT, Blogger crazy_asian_man said...

That sounded like a lot of fun!
Had to be a LITTLE weird sitting on the same panel with a storyboard artist for The Last Airbender, though...

At Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 4:37:00 PM PDT, Blogger benton jew said...

Crazy-One of the two people who worked on Airbender I know very well. Though we disagree and debate about it, we remain friends. I have other friends who also worked on Airbender, and worked on it, although they they disagreed with the casting choices. They aren't to blame, they're just doing their jobs. M. Knight is the one who has taken full responsibility for the casting decisions. In fact, at the end of the panel, at the Q & A, one fan ( who happened to be Asian ), asked the panel if he thought M. Knight deserved all the criticism he was getting. I responded, "He deserved all the criticism he got. It's o.k. for Aang to be Asian!"


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