October 14, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite's hotly anticipated new art book celebrating the revolutionary visions of cult classic film Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow is available now through a limited time Indiegogo campaign featuring expansive extras, signed options, and more alongside production designer and co-creator Kevin Conran.
The 272 page tome pulls back the curtains on the pulp and steampunk world that innovated filmmaking techniques and wowed audiences in theaters in 2004. The beloved film called back to classics and techniques of old, while also furthering digital technologies that, once groundbreaking, have since become industry standards. Sky Captain was the first major production to be shot entirely against blue screen, with digital effects planned in advance to be integrated into the scenes.
"Sky Captain was a labor of love for my brother and I," said Kevin Conran. "It was years of ups and downs—and more work than we could have ever imagined. Somehow we kept going. Being at the forefront of the digital revolution, Sky Captain was a one of a kind experience. One I was fortunate enough to share with some truly wonderful people. And that is why this book exists."
The book chronicles the film's origins, influences, and eventual blueprints, guided by Kevin Conran and pulling from his own personal archives. Who developed the idea initially years prior as a young child with brother and eventual director Kerry Conran. Growing up, the pair fell in love with film serials and pulpy comic books. Later, they would work for nearly a decade developing a black and white teaser, writing the screenplay, and furthering the aesthetic.
The Indiegogo campaign offers the book available in its standard and deluxe "Legion" editions. Signatures by writer Kevin Conran are also available for fans and collectors, or even copies with one-of-one sketches by Conran limited to only 25 copies.
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Gail Simone, Christopher Priest, Andy Mangels, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Peach Momoko, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Mirka Andolfo, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jenny Frison, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.