I am happy to announce that the latest book I've illustrated for Airship 27, "The Towers Of Metropolis"
a prequel anthology based on the Fritz Lang's classic Metropolis
movie is now available.
Here's what editor Ron Fortier is saying about it:
In 1927 German filmmaker Fritz Lang brought
to the screen one of the most ground breaking sci-fi melodramas of all time
based on the screenplay he co-wrote with his wife, novelist Thea von
Harbou. Set in a futuristic urban
dystopia, the story follows the attempts of Freder, the son of the city’s
ruler, and Maria, a citizen of the lower levels, to bridge the gulf separating
the economic classes of the city. It is regarded as a classic and one of the
first full-length movies in the genre.
“I first saw the film at the World Science
Fiction Convention years ago,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor,
Ron Fortier. “It simply blew me
away. That a film this sophisticated and
brilliant could be realized during the earliest days of movie making was
astounding. Those images of that futuristic city and its underlying cautionary
tale simply became a part of me. I never forgot them. To put together this
anthology and revisit that world has been something truly special for all of us
here at Airship 27. We hope our fans will enjoy our efforts here.”
Now five visionary new pulp writers have
envisioned four dramatic tales which unfold in this amazing world prior to the
events of that film. The book begins with a special introductory essay by
author Fred Lang, Jr. and then William & Michael Maynard join forces with
Michael Panush, Kevin Noel Olson and Erik Franklin to guide readers back to
those vaulted, shining Towers of Metropolis in this new
collection inspired by Lang’s masterpiece.
Award winning Metropolis enthusiast Michael
Kaluta provides the cover with artist Pedro Cruz offering twelve amazing
interior illustrations. All beautifully
assembled by Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis to create a book any fan of the
film will want for their personal library.
The book is available at Amazon
in both hard copy and on kindle.
As an extra bonus here's one of the twelve illustrations I did for this book.
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