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Artist Dave Stevens’s greatest creation, The Rocketeer, has captivated generations of comic book and movie fans. But Stevens and his Bulldog Studios’s (E. Surplus Lickum) legacy of creating “art for arf ’sake” goes far beyond that series, as this exhibit reveals through glorious pages of original comic-book art, advertising pieces, animation storyboards, concept art from The Rocketeer film, and one-of-a-kind artifacts and prototypes from Stevenss’ personal collection.
Dave also had a long relationship with Comic-Con International, providing artwork and promo pieces for the convention for years, and we are overjoyed to be able to share work from across the breadth of his artistic life. In addition to over 40 original covers and pages from The Rocketeer, this one-of-a-kind exhibit will also feature Dave’s early works, his artwork for Comic-Con, animation storyboards, Rocketeer helmets, costumes, character busts and statues, his’ awards, his original drawing table, and other uniquely designed props and pieces. The Rocketeer is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022, and you’re invited to share in the celebration!
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CCMSTE_220719_301.JPG: Rocketeer Comic Book Postcards
(b) Rocketeer Responds
CCMSTE_220719_307.JPG: Bronze Rocketeer Statue and Base
CCMSTE_220719_310.JPG: The Rocketeer Response postcard art
CCMSTE_220719_314.JPG: Dave Stevens' Director's Chair
CCMSTE_220719_320.JPG: Walt Disney's The Rocketeer Movie poster, 1991
CCMSTE_220719_324.JPG: The Rocketeer Graphic Album cover, 1985
CCMSTE_220719_344.JPG: Lothar bust
Designed by Rick Baker
CCMSTE_220719_349.JPG: Rocketeer helmet
Made using stunt helmet mold
CCMSTE_220719_352.JPG: Rocketeer replica jetpack
from the collection of Adam Savage
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Adam Whitney Savage (born July 15, 1967) is an American special effects designer and fabricator, actor, educator, and television personality and producer, best known as the former co-host (with Jamie Hyneman) of the Discovery Channel television series MythBusters and Unchained Reaction. His model work has appeared in major films, including Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and The Matrix Reloaded. He is the host of the TV program Savage Builds, which premiered on the Science Channel on June 14, 2019. He is currently most active on the platform Adam Savage's Tested which includes a website and a YouTube channel.
CCMSTE_220719_363.JPG: Red Dragon, 2005 (unfinished)
CCMSTE_220719_367.JPG: Red Asian Dragon Shawl (used as a reference for "Red Dragon" oil painting)
CCMSTE_220719_370.JPG: Dave Stevens' Drawing Desk
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Wikipedia Description: Comic-Con Museum
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The Comic-Con Museum is a museum dedicated to comics and popular arts located in Balboa Park, San Diego, California. The museum is a part of the San Diego Comic-Con International.
The Comic-Con Museum is a year round experience dedicated to comics and popular arts, similar to the annual Comic-Con International convention. The Comic-Con Museum replaced the former San Diego Hall of Champions Museum, located in Balboa Park. The building was offered to Comic-Con by the City of San Diego in March of 2017. Comic-Con Museum plans to amplify pop culture, having rotating exhibits, galleries, education centers, etc. The museum opened in summer of 2021 and will be completed in phases until the year 2024. Many popular characters have been featured at the museum's exhibitions including Batman, Wonder Woman, Pac-Man, and Spider-Man. Although there is no specific criteria for which characters or series get chosen, the museum chooses their exhibits based around all forms of art such as film, written word, original art, scripts and much more.
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