Friday, June 10, 2016

Comic Con 2016 News!!!

Some good news recently which I can officially announce is that I'll be appearing at all 3 of these events this year:

DCAF Dartmouth (August 14)
FanExpo Toronto (Sept 1-5)
 Hal-Con Halifax (November 1-4)

I'll have new alternative art posters, illustrated books and much more...

For permanent site links for each respective event go to the top right side of the blog under "Upcoming Events" or go to the following links below:

 
http://dcaf.strangeadventures.com/ 





Thanks

Cheers

Ken

Monday, May 30, 2016

Ken Turner - Alternative Art Poster #28: "THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS"


I've had this rough sketch - see below - in my files, for awhile now, for a Nightmare Before Christmas poster but never quite got around to completing it until recently.  I might do a few variants of the poster and play around background colors.  But for now I settled on this orange as it obviously felt appropriate.

The final poster's approach in style was not want I had set out to attempt but I'm still very happy with the result.

At the request of some people at last year's Fan Expo in Toronto and as an idea that's been at the top of my own to-do list, this is definitely a poster I'll be proud to showcase at the comic con in TO this year.



 CLICK on images for close-ups:




Enjoy

Cheers

Ken

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Ray Harryhausen Retweet and DHX Media Halifax Art Gallery #2 Gallery Pictures!

My "Harryhausen" poster got re-tweeted by the official twitter account of one of my animation heroes Ray Harryhausen!

The twitter account is managed by The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation, which is a charitable Trust set up by Ray in 1986. The primary aim of the Foundation to protect Ray’s work and legacy.

Go to the following links for more:

https://twitter.com/Ray_Harryhausen
http://www.rayharryhausen.com/


I took a bunch of photos with my iPhone from the gallery the night before it opened and below are just some of them.  I'll update this post with more as I get them.


 
  



  
 








 


Enjoy!

Cheers

Ken

Saturday, April 30, 2016

DHX Media Halifax Art Gallery #2 - Monster Mayhem!

The 2nd Gallery Exhibition from my work studio DHX Halifax is coming up and is entitled
"Monster Mayhem!" 

It opens May 2, 2016.

As an added bonus challenge I got the word "BONES" which could be hidden or featured or used however you like.  I chose to feature "bones" in this piece I entitled "Harryhausen" from this scene from Jason and the Argonauts.



Close-ups from the poster:




 My rough sketch of the poster:


The final (with the title minus border) variant:


Here is the list of Artists featured in the gallery:

(Artist Menu art by Bernard Joaquin)


I'll be sure post photos like last time from the gallery in a future post.

Thanks

Cheers

Ken

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Pee Wee Herman Blog Post for my Pee Wee Poster!

I thought just getting an Instagram like by Pee Wee himself on my poster was more than enough by itself.  I just noticed that Pee Wee Herman did a whole post about it on his blog and added it to the Fan Art section.  

Check it out at:


Thank you Pee Wee!




Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ken Turner - Alternative Art Poster #26: "PEE WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY"


Last month I checked out the newest Pee Wee film on Netflix called 
"Pee Wee's Big Holiday" 
and it was classic fun - hasn't lost a beat - Pee Wee Herman.

So, as a huge fan, it was only natural to make an alternative art poster for this newest movie.

CLICK on images for close-ups:





Enjoy

Cheers

Ken

Monday, March 28, 2016

Batman v Superman - Poster

Here is my 3rd alternative art poster of 2016:

"BATMAN v SUPERMAN" 

*CLOSEUP - click on image
 

I rough sketched this out a few days prior to watching the movie then finished it up over the weekend.  I really enjoyed the film and the visuals.  I thought the sequence of Batman rescuing Martha Kent was the one of the best of Batman fighting ever on film.  Gal Gadot's Diana/Wonder Woman scenes and introduction into the fight against Doomsday at the end of the film, along with her theme music, was probably my favorite bit of the movie.  

Although I wished they didn't show her at all or spoil Doomsday via the trailer.   Funny enough fan made re-edit trailers will hopefully show studios how to cut a proper trailer.

Batman v Superman trailer (spoiler free fan edit)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMVugzohlwA

  

Enjoy

Cheers

Ken

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

DHX Halifax "You've Got RED On You!" Art Gallery Opening

Below are some photos from the first DHX Halifax Art Gallery entitled 
"You've Got RED On You!" which opened Feb 16 2016...









My contributions were THE MARTIAN as seen in my previous post and this E.T. piece seen below.

 

Enjoy

Cheers

Ken