THE QUEST FOR FORTUNE AND GLORY,
which features a small segment on yours truly, is out on DVD!
documentary features an impressive list of interviews, including
Raiders' costume designer Deborah Nadoolman-Landis, Tony
Baxter, Tim Kirk, along with legendary stuntmen Vic Armstrong
and Wendy Leech...and, of course, a bunch of self-professed "Indyfans"
(ahem). Visit www.indyfansfilm.com
for more info.
different versions of the INDYFANS poster are available for purchase.
Each can be signed and personalized upon request.
INDYFANS movie poster
Ver. 1 (Lido)
INDYFANS movie poster
Ver. 2 (Big Newport)
indicate if (and to whom) you wish to have your poster
no additional fee, the artist can add a small B&W
cartoon version of an "Indyfan" on the bottom
of the poster based on a photo you provide. Please specify
this when you order.
should be emailed here
(jpgs only!) with "INDYFANS POSTER" in
the subject heading.
may be placed either through the PAYPAL link below, or
by check or money order. (DO NOT SEND CASH!) Payments
should be mailed to: INDYFANS POSTER, c/o Adam McDaniel,
601 Glenwood Rd., Unit C, Glendale, CA 91202 USA.
$40.00 each, plus $10 shipping*
Poster size: 27" x 40"
postage may apply for international shipments.
film is written and directed by Brandon Kleyla (left), an extremely
enterprising and talented young man. Though he wasn't even alive
when RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK came out, he's been working in
the industry for a number of years now, most notably as an actor
in such films as FREE ENTERPRISE and GODS AND MONSTERS. (In
the latter he played a young James Whale, the Frankenstein
director who, I just remembered, I wrote a thesis about
back in college. Cute little trivia fact.)
I first met Brandon about the INDYFANS project, he told me that
while he was in high school he had printed some
Indiana Jones artwork I'd done and stuck it on the cover
of one of his notebooks! One could say it's a small world we
live in, but I still feel very lucky and grateful to have been
a part of Brandon's project. (Hey Brandon: Thanks, man.)
He wanted a poster in the style of "Where's Waldo?",
with a large number of Indyfans exiting the Lido movie theater.
Though my artwork is nowhere near the complexity of Martin Handford's
elephantine cartoons, it was a much tougher job than I realized!
is actually made up of over 36 individual pen and ink drawings,
all digitally composited and colored. There are 71 characters,
with 33 of them based on real people. (Including yours truly.)
For every hour
sketching at the drafting table, I must have spent ten behind my
computer coloring them. The layout and composition also frequently
changed, with revision after revision. Thankfully, computers provide
a flexibility otherwise impossible to achieve by hand.
more trivia about the poster:
are 71 people on the poster.
36 drawings were incorporated into the final image.
of the characters were based on real Indyfans.
are six means of transport shown: a plane, a blimp, a
tank, a mine cart, two motorcycles, and an elephant. (I'm
not including the horse, as no one's riding him.)
animals and creatures, there are: 1 horse, 1 monkey, 1
elephant, 6 rats, 11 spiders, and 13 snakes.
people, there are: 3 dressed as Marion, 2 as Shorty, 2
as Henry, 2 as Arab Swordsmen, 2 as Belloq, 1 as Elsa,
1 as Willie, 1 as Sallah, 1 as Jock, 1 as Mola Ram, 1
as Toht, 1 as a German Soldier, 1 as a Grail Knight, 1
as Mutt, and 34 as Indy.
are 60 "Indy style" fedoras. (Bet you'll have trouble
finding the 60th!)
a look at some of the variations the poster went through during
the layout and coloring process. For some stupid reason I was
determined to have blues in the sky. Fortunately Brandon talked
me out of it, preferring to use the warm, earth tones associated
with the Indy films. (Makes obvious sense to me now. At least
I've never claimed to be always right... And I doubt many could
claim I'm always easy to work with.)
worn parchment background was actually one of the clients' idea,
too; I have to give credit where credit's due. I think it really
made the poster stand out, and wish I'd been the one
who thought of it!
just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in! After the
film's premiere at the Lido theater, the Newport Beach Film
Festival scheduled an encore screening on its BIG Edwards' screen,
immediately preceeding the midnight showing of INDY IV. To mark
the event at its new venue, director Brandon Kleyla asked me
to do a new variation of the original design, with a different
background and additional characters. Two days later I finished