I'd never seen this atmospheric Battlestar Galactica
artwork before this morning, but I really dig it. From the scan, it appears to have been a pull-out poster originally published in an unknown (to me) fan magazine. There's a signature, but I can't make it out. Can any Space: 1970
visitors identify the artist for me and/or say where this appeared?
You guys are good! As many
folks have now informed me here and on this blog's Facebook page
, the art is by British comics artist Don Lawrence
, and the art appeared in a Dutch magazine called Eppo
(hence, the "Eppo
ster" logo in the lower, right-hand corner. I had no idea what Eppo
Here's your answer:ReplyDelete
The artist is Don Lawrence - most famous for his artwork on 'The Rise and Fall of The Trigan Empire' a series that ran in the British magazine 'Look and Learn'. The art was done for the Eppo comic magazine in 1979 and was used to promote Battlestar in The Netherlands.ReplyDelete
looks like it comes from the pages of the Dutch comics magazine EPPO (in Dutch: http://lambiek.net/aanvang/1980eppo.htm). My guess is the signature is Don lawrence's?ReplyDelete
well artist is Don LawrenceReplyDelete
That was done by Don Lawrence, a British artist. I think this poster was done to promote the show in Europe. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_LawrenceReplyDelete
Looks like its art by the late popular British artist Don Lawrence, who did the British sci-fi epic comic strip THE TRIGAN EMPIRE. He also did impressive art for lots of Gerry Anderson strips in TV 21 and THUNDERBIRDS for the DAILY MAIL newspaper in the sixties. His obituary: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2004/jan/21/guardianobituaries.artsobituariesReplyDelete
It was also a promotion for the series on Netherlands television in 1979 in the EPPO comic magazine.http://www.galactica.tv/battlestar-galactica-1978-news/don-lawrence-battlestar-galactica-poster-art.htmlReplyDelete
The artist is Don Lawrence, the poster was a pullout in Eppo, a Dutch comics magazine.ReplyDelete
UK comics artist Don Lawrence (http://www.donlawrence.co.uk), in EPPO, a weekly Dutch comic magazineReplyDelete
I've never seen this image before but it's awesome, and makes me miss the pre-Photoshop days of illustration.ReplyDelete
The signature looks like Don something-that-starts-with-an-L. A little googling on the logo above the signature led me to a wikipedia entry on a Dutch comic magazine called Eppo. It apparently started in 1975, so the time period is right... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eppo_%28comics%29
Official Eppo site (in Dutch, sadly): http://www.eppostripblad.nl/
He did a very good job on the ships, the Cylons, and the uniforms of the characters. Not quite so happy with his faces of the humans, though.ReplyDelete
But he even did one of the Cylons with its sword drawn, how cool is that? Something from the pilot, but largely if not totally forgotten about for the series.
I just realized, about the helmet ridge of the one on the right, that Lucas' clonetroopers of the Star Wars prequels stole that ridge from the Cylon helmet. I've never really liked the design of the clonetrooper armor (at least, compared to the original 70s look), and now I know why!
Great poster, thanks for posting!
Darkly sinister-looking Cylons. Cool find!ReplyDelete