Concept Art for the Forbidden Planet Remake That Never Was

In 1995, Irvin Kershner tried to make a remake of the classic Forbidden Planet. The project never materialized, but Kershner had already marshaled the artistic talent of Ralph McQuarrie, John Eaves, Mark McCreery, Syd Mead, and Stan Winson. And the early concept work of McQuarrie and Mead is readily accessible today. » 7/08/14 1:30am 7/08/14 1:30am

An Exclusive Look at Rare and Never-Before-Seen Star Wars Concept Art

You've seen a ton of Star Wars concept art before — but this galaxy still contains endless marvels that your eyes have not beheld. A brand new book called Star Wars Art: Concept features loads of artwork, selected by George Lucas himself, that tells the story of Star Wars from the beginning up to now. We've got some… » 10/04/13 12:20pm 10/04/13 12:20pm

Boba Fett meets Deadpool, and other crazy Star Wars comics that needed…

In honor of Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie's recent passing, a group of artists at Comic Book Resources' The Line It Is Drawn illustration competition imagined a world where just about anybody could enter the Galaxy Far, Far Away. There's no Jaxxon/Bucky O'Hare crossover, but the results are otherwise… » 3/16/12 7:10am 3/16/12 7:10am

R.I.P. Ralph McQuarrie, the man who designed Darth Vader

It's a sad day for the concept art world. Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who created concept designs for the first Star Wars trilogy, the original Battlestar Galactica television show, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., and other science fiction classics, has passed away at age 82. He set our minds on fire and… » 3/03/12 6:43pm 3/03/12 6:43pm

10 Places to Buy Amazing Science Fiction and Fantasy Art

Summer is coming to a close, and for many of us that means new beginnings. With school right around the corner, hordes of us will be moving into new apartments and houses for the year, and with new digs comes the opportunity to update (or start) your collection of science fiction and fantasy artwork! » 8/08/11 10:07am 8/08/11 10:07am

Spaceship Vs. Pirate Galleons, For The Ultimate Booty

Here's a knock-down dogfight between a high-tech spaceship and a whole swarm of pirate galleons, from the mind of artist Nicholas Ferrand aka V.I.A.G. Or maybe the spaceship is teaming up with the more low-fi pirates? My new favorite blog is Concept Ships, which posts nothing but concept art of spaceships, including… » 7/03/08 4:00pm 7/03/08 4:00pm

Original Battlestar Concept Paintings for Cylons, Ships, and Bug People

In the original Battlestar Galactica series, the cylons were created by lizard people, creatures who died off before they could hit the "shut down" buttons on their solider creations. Now you can see those old lizard-made cylons, plus some half-robo, half-bug creatures that the humans fight, in these amazing concept… » 6/16/08 4:45pm 6/16/08 4:45pm