What's the difference between being a concept artist and drawing comics?

The best concept art tells a story, all by itself. But what's the difference between creating concept art for movies, versus drawing comics or illustrating books? We asked some of our favorite concept artists, and here's what they said. » 6/15/10 2:30pm 6/15/10 2:30pm

The Designer Who Creates the User Interfaces of the Future

Designer Mark Coleran designs user interfaces for high-tech and near-future movies, those computer-based visuals that flash briefly across your screen. But the information designs he's created are often more detailed than you might think. » 12/03/09 1:30pm 12/03/09 1:30pm

In the Vampire Mad Scientist Lab

Blade II has got to be one of the best movies ever, not the least because director Guillermo "Hellboy" Del Toro goes where no genre bender ever has before. He manges to combine the biotech science fiction flick with the gothic vampire flick. I don't think you realize quite how awesome that really is. There is… » 3/13/08 5:41pm 3/13/08 5:41pm

Predators Don't Get Carpal Tunnel

How do you make a fictional user interface look futuristic when actual UIs are getting flashier every day? That's the challenge that Mark Coleran struggled with in designing interfaces for Alien vs. Predator, Blade 2, The Island and other movies. His solutions? Fast-moving graphics, touch-screens packed with data,… » 12/11/07 6:30am 12/11/07 6:30am

Must See: Blade II

Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: Blade II
Date: 2002

Vitals: One of the first vampire flicks to go science fictional, Blade II is about an illuminati-style… » 9/30/07 7:27pm 9/30/07 7:27pm