Screamfest L.A. 2012: Exclusive - Screamfest Celebrates John Carpenter with Original Art and Award
In tandem with the honoring of John Carpenter with a Career Achievement award and a 25th Anniversary Screening of Prince of Darkness, Screamfest is celebrating the iconic films of the director through original art. Read on!
Thirteen exclusive poster designs from around the globe have been commissioned based on his classic films. Each poster is 24"X 36" and part of a limited run of 50. As longtime advocates of animals, John and Sandy King Carpenter have chosen for the entire proceeds of the poster sale to benefit The Humane Society of the United St. They will be on display and for sale for $50 each at the October 20th event at the LA Live Regal Cinema (1000 West Olympic Blvd., LA, CA).
Those that would prefer to send in a direct donation to The Humane Society of the United States should mail it to: The Humane Society of the United States, Los Angeles Office – Attn: Screamfest, 820 Moraga Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049. Their IRS tax identification number is 53-0225390.
Here are the first eight of the designs along with bios on the artists:
DARK STAR by Stephen Sandoval.
Marooned on this planet as an infant, the work of life-long artist Stephen Sandoval has since been shaped by three adopted human passions: Science Fiction, Comic Books, and American Pop Culture of the 1960's and 1970's. In order to assimilate in plain sight of Earth's inhabitants, Stephen is currently working as a director on the Emmy award-winning television show "Futurama" where his extraterrestrial pedigree serves him well.
To inquire about his other artworks (and to maintain the appearances of normal Terran social media protocols), Stephen can be reached via the "Contact" page on his internet website here.
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA by Ross Loehner.
Born and raised in the tough neighborhoods of Orange County, CA, Ross was forced to stay indoors as a young lad and focus on his art. While other kids practiced their social skills, Ross was honing his creative abilities to later become a poorly paid graphic designer. As a designer, Ross worked on book covers, print collateral and most recently web design. While graphic design consumes most of his art time, his true passion is illustration and sculpture. Ross can be found either sitting in a movie theater with his wife or at his desk drawing strange characters.