Solar Wind Simulacra Oil Painting and Limited Edition Print of a roleplay game illustration

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The Sword and The Sorcerer
(From the book "Solar Wind Volume 2")
By : Deborah Susan Jones : Editor
The Sword and the Sorcerer was a 1982 film release directed by Albert Pyun, starring Lee Horsley, Richard Lynch, and Richard Moll, and produced my Marriane and Brandon Chase of Group One Films in Los Angeles with poster art created by the artist after a meeting with Brandon Chase at The Inn on The Park hotel in London.
According to an entry on Wikipedia "Variety (magazine) gave the movie a negative review, citing its lackluster script, non-too-talented performers, and fast paced, "atrocity-a-minute" action scenes. Similarly, The New York Times described it as "nonsensical" and "inept" and Roger Ebert gave it half a star, describing it as "an Identikit movie" and one "that doesn't care much about character".
However, the film became classic grossed $39,103,425 at the box office, making it the most profitable independent film of 1982 (so nobody much on the team that created it really cared what the press said, including the artist!)
A large visual proposal, at the same size as the poster to be printed, was drawn by the artist with the layout created by Trevor Goring (who subsequently went on to live and work in the U.S.A. on many, many movies) who worked with Peter as a small team they'd set up along with ex-art school friend Peter Weston called "Smart Moves" to carry out various creative inputs into both film and television, following several years they'd both spent working freelance for B.B.C. television. The "rough" was then couriered to Los Angels whereupon it was agreed to by Brandon Chase as a 2nd version for the European market to the original version already created by the artist for the American market. As was frequently the case, because such "roughs and visuals" became damaged or lost or destroyed, the artist also created a second identical visual so that it could be photocopied and faxed to Los Angeles if the need arised.
Deborah Susan Jones

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