Incredibly Cool Retro CAPTAIN AMERICA Poster for Cast & Crew of the Film
Marvel printed out out only 100 prints of this awesome retro poster for Captain America: The First Avenger. Unfortunately only that cast and crew of the film got copies of it. But, if you are going to the Hero Complex Film Festival in Hollywood this Sunday, they are giving away five of these bad boys to five lucky people. Marvel will also be premiering the brand new trailer for Captain America, which will be so cool to see.
The poster art was created by the talented Paolo Rivera, who has done cover art for Fantastic Four, Spectacular Spider-Man and X-Men: Unlimited.
The poster was obviously inspired by the cover art of the first issue of the Captain America comic book. Here's a note from the artist's blog,
I'm taking a break from my blog break today to finally reveal my secret project from the beginning of the year! Late last year, I had asked Marvel if they would consider a painted approach for any of their upcoming movies. To prove I was up to the task, I did a Captain America poster "on spec" (which was later used as the cover to a movie tie-in comic). As it turned out, the job was already taken, but they liked my work well enough to commission a "vintage" poster that would be given as a gift to the entire cast and crew.
The prints, limited to 100 or so, were reproduced at actual size. Even Stan Lee got one! I was given access to a vast collection of production stills—each emblazoned with a watermark pattern of my name—from which I selected my favorites. All of the lettering is hand-drawn, with the exception of the small credits at the top and bottom (I ran out of steam). While I did some post-production work in Photoshop, the original looks more or less like what you see here. You'll have to wait until I finish Daredevil #3 before I share some of the behind-the-scenes material, but the "Hitler getting punched" reference will be well worth the wait.
I couldn't be more excited to finally share this with everyone and I can't wait to see the movie, which comes out next month. And before I get back to drawing Daredevil, I'd also like to thank Stephen Broussard, Kevin Feige, Joe Quesada, and Tom Glinkowski for giving me the opportunity and facilitating the entire process. This was the first time I pursued a project at Marvel of my own volition (as opposed to being offered one) and I was very happy with the results. Makes me want to try out a new other ideas... but that will have to wait for now.