Big Trouble in Little China comic

It’s a long-standing practice in comic book publishing: create stories that leap off from or are related to popular movies. Dark Horse Comics all but relied on runs of Aliens comics to keep the publisher going in early years; even Marvel scored with the Star Wars comic series in the late ’70s and early ’80s, just to name a couple obvious examples.

And so seeing that Boom! Studios may be doing some sort of Big Trouble in Little China comic book, even with the involvement of Goon creator Eric Powell, may not be a huge deal. Great for the hardcore fans and those who like Powell’s work (which should be everyone, really, because he’s quite good) but maybe not such a big deal for an audience that just wants films.

Thing is, Boom! Studios has a really interesting deal with Fox that makes us wonder about the potential for this title.

Update: More details have been revealed. The comic will be a direct sequel to the film, with the participation of director John Carpenter. More info follows the poster image pasted below.

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This Friday, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles will hold the fifth Crazy 4 Cult art show, an annual exhibition which I’ve called the super bowl of pop culture art. The great guys at G1988 have given me a bunch of art from the show to premiere on the site. We posted part one here and part two here.

After the jump you will find part two of our preview, which includes JoeBot’s follow-up to the popular Fireflies record album — a record design for Dr. Horrible, Casey Weldon’s Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure poster, /Film favorite Scott C’s tribute to Easy Rider, and more. So what are you waiting for?

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Big Trouble in Little China

We’ve written about the Alamo Drafthouse’s limited edition movie posters in the past, and I even have a couple hanging proudly on my walls. The Alamo Ritz is just about to conclude their Big Screen Sci-fi Classics series. In the last couple weeks we’ve featured the commissioned posters for the screenings: King Kong, 2001, The Thing, Planet of the Apes, and Blade Runner. MondoTee’s has released the last poster in the series, Tim Doyle’s portrait of the Storms from Big Trouble in Little China.

The silkscreen print measures 24×36, printed on 100lb white art paper by D and L screen printing, and features transparent glow in the dark ink on the white. Signed and numbered by the artist, and limited to only 50 prints for only $30.00 on mondotees.com.

Big Trouble in Little China movie poster

The variant is measured 24×36, printed on 100lb creme art paper by D and L screen printing with silver metallic ink and transparent Glow in the Dark ink. signed and numbered by the artist. Available for $50 on Mondotees.

Big Trouble in Little China movie poster

Tim Doyle is also the artist who created The Wizard poster for the reunion screening last year.

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Cool Stuff: Tyler Stout’s Movie Poster Art

Tyler Stout's Movie Poster Art

I’m ashamed to admit that just recently became aware of the poster artwork of Tyler Stout, although I’ve seen his work in passing. He’s done work for a lot of bands, a lot of special screenings at the Alamo Draft House in Austin Texas, the Netflix Rolling Road Show, and some film festivals. Most recently you may have seen his artwork on the poster for Quentin Tarantino Presents Hell Ride, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

I discovered Stout through this really impressive 2006 commemorative poster celebrating the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (seen above, a photo of the original Alamo poster it is playing off of can be seen here). The did a reprint of this design to celebrate the opening of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at the Ritz (which is still available here). How Many movie references can you spot? Check out some close-ups of the piece above, and more of Stout’s amazing movie poster art, after the jump.

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