Thursday, August 13, 2009

Yes this is open for anyone to try.

Because we have gotten a number of emails from folks asking if they can join the art show - it seemed appropriate to re-iterate.

ANYONE can do a piece and then send it in (via email first). If it's good, we would be crazy not to accept it. Our goal is to let everyone that loves this movie get a chance to express that. This is not an elitist art show, so draw something and email us.

also a reminder -there are no hard rules on format/style. Do it your way - but make it clearly related to the film in some recognizable way.

It can be a simple sketch, or a finished illustration, a cereal box cover or a Matt painting with the giant staying with you at the cottage. Use your imagination and have fun.

the details (in full ) are here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Brainvaders Movie Poster within a Movie Update

Juanmanuel Urbina, updated his B-Movie poster image. He also created a black and white version that's a little different on his blog

For those who can't remember - this is the cheesy B-Movie movie that Hogarth was watching at the start of the film. In the middle of it, the Iron Giant eats the antenna off of Hogarth's roof, interrupting the movie signal and Hogarth decides to go out and investigate.

Annie Hughes .. Anime Style

Art by Brian Wong.


Get Iron Giant Reference Material


thanks Josh for the Link!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Who, What, Where, When, Why & How


An art show - that pays tribute to the film Iron Giant and the creative folks behind it.


Iron Giant is a movie, that while having inspired many an animator, has never attained the box office success that it deserved. Further, this is a tribute to the artists/animators and creators behind Iron Giant.

As a bookshop that specializes in animation books -we often get asked, do you have The Art of Iron Giant. Sadly, the answer is - no such book exists. This art show will never be the Art of Iron Giant, but hopefully it will provide an outlet to show original sketches and illustrations featuring characters and themes in the film.


You. We've talked to a number of artists working in the animation industry already, who are interested in doing a piece, but what this blog is about, and what this show is about - is really reaching out to those of you out there that we haven't met yet.

Either you worked on the original film, or simply loved the film and would like to contribute a small piece of art showing your love of Iron Giant and the creative team behind it.


Sketches, Illustrations, traditional or digital. Imagine it any way you like - the only rule is that each piece must be recognizable as referencing the film Iron Giant (that includes any/all characters/locations/etc.)

We know you're busy, so that's one reason we are looking for smaller pieces. Ideally pieces should be on a surface no bigger than 8.5 by 11 inches (that's the size of a regular piece of paper.) If you work digitally, set up the file so it can be printed out with these dimensions in mind. Larger pieces will be accepted too - but we're asking for the smaller pieces with the hope that we can fit more pieces into the show.


The Iron Giant Project will take place in two spots. In person at our in store Gallery as well as on the web, here on this blog. The art show itself will be on Saturday Nov 7th.

The web portion of the show will go up on Nov 8th with the full line of all the images that make up the show. We hope to keep this up -for a long time. Each piece will list the artist along with a link to the artists website or blog if that person so desires. Leading to the show date, we will post a few images only as they come in - with the hope of inspiring more of you folks out there to contribute your own pieces.


The Deadline is October 20th. Seems like it's far off, but we urge you to consider starting as soon as you can. Time flies, and October 20th will be here before you know it.

Once you have finished your piece of art, we ask you to email us at: After we get that, we may ask you to send the original art in, or send a high res file. This will be on a case by case basis.

Again -some images will be posted on our blog BEFORE the show date, so this may be yours!

NOTE: while we may not post every image ahead of Nov 8th on this blog, we intend to include a link to each artist whose work is submitted and accepted into the show as soon as that happens. So please include your web links along with a jpeg of your work when you email us. If the images are traditional (pencil, pen, marker, paint) - you can either scan the image or take a photo of the image to send us.


Is there something we've missed?
Do you have any ideas/comments to help us make the most of this?

We welcome your thoughts.