Shigeru Komatsuzaki – Japanese sci-fi artist – 1915 – 2001
Komatsuzaki designed the Atragon craft for the Toho film of the same name. He accelerated at doing sci-fi themed illustrations for comics, magazines and posters. A good amount of his work was illustrating model kit boxes for Nitto, the Japanese model kit company. His depictions of the Thunderbird crafts were outstanding.
Back in the ‘ol days, movies always had artwork for their posters. Sometimes they would start with a photograph and paint-in color and other aspects of the films. These days it is more often photograph/film-still composites that make up the poster and dvd box art. I decided to take a look at some of the movie art of older horror and sci-fi films.
Depending on what year and what company released the DVD, Blu-Ray, or VHS tape (and what country) – there could be several different artwork representations for the same film. I’ve gathered alternative designs for box art and movie posters from some vintage (and some not-so-vintage) films. Enjoy!