Kevin Conran, Visual Architect of the Groundbreaking 2004 Film, Unveils Never-Before Seen Illustrations and Design in All-New Art Retrospective
Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, the 2004 dieselpunk film written and directed by Kerry Conran and featuring the talented cast of Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Angelina Jolie, will be celebrated in a comprehensive art retrospective, personally curated by Sky Captain co-creator Kevin Conran and edited by Shannon Eric Denton.
Kevin Conran’s Art of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow charts the revolutionary artistic contributions to the film by its principle visual architect, Sky Captain’s co-creator Kevin Conran. The groundbreaking feature film, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, was the first of its kind – it completely embraced the look and feel of the old serials while pushing the boundaries of modern filmmaking technology. The film inspired a whole new generation of filmmakers to adopt their innovative techniques that are now commonplace in every studio feature being made in Hollywood and around the world.
This stunning collection will provide a comprehensive gallery of Kevin Conran’s trailblazing illustrations and designs, including incomplete and unpublished work never-before-seen by the public at large! Kevin Conran’s Art of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is the first official collection of such artwork. Sourced from his private collection, this book spans over 20 years of the movie’s unique illustrations and includes behind-the-scenes details on how the movie was conceived of, illustrated, approved (or rejected), and brought to life. Whether you’re a fan, collector, enthusiast, or new to the world of Sky Captain, this book offers the most complete collection of Sky Captain artwork ever produced!
Kevin Conran says, “After more than a decade of fan requests, I’m excited that Dynamite is helping Sky Captain take flight one more time.”
“I’ve been honored to work with Kevin on several Hollywood projects, but as a huge fan of Sky Captain, I’m beyond thrilled to journey into this world one more time,” says editor Shannon Eric Denton.
“We’re delighted to be working directly with Kevin on this book, and be able to share much of the visual work he did that went into the creation of the movie with his brother Kerry,” says Rich Young, Director of Business Development at Dynamite. “There is a treasure trove of material here, and fans of the movie will really enjoy the behind-the-scenes glimpses and story he’ll be sharing.”
Dynamite’s Kevin Conran’s Art of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow will be available at major bookstore chains, online booksellers, and independent bookstores courtesy of Diamond Book Distributors, and to consumers through the comic book specialty market. The product will be solicited in an upcoming edition of the Diamond Comic Distributors’ Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market. Kevin Conran’s Art of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow will also be available for purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
Fans and retailers are encouraged to follow Dynamite Entertainment’s official social media channels for the latest updates regarding development and release dates.
About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys
, The Shadow
, Red Sonja
, Warlord of Mars
, Bionic Man
, A Game of Thrones
, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella
, Evil Ernie
, Smiley the Psychotic Button
, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt
. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers
– have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.