Saturday, November 02, 2019

Pee Wee's Playhouse Loot Box - Tee Shirt Design


 Happy Halloween!!! 🎃 I thought I’d share my work from project that never saw that light of day. It was for a line of subscription boxes for the Pee Wee brand. I met this guy at CTN 2017 and he liked my work and asked if I was interested in doing some designs for this project and I of course said yes. Eventually in early 2018 I finished the first image you see above and to “big top” it all off I was able to get notes from Paul Reubens himself and eventually get to speak with him on the phone and go over the design. This was for a tee shirt that would be in the subscription boxes amongst other Pee Wee type products. All in all it was a fun “big adventure” to be a part of but I didn’t get paid for it. This is super rare but it has happened in the past. Today being Halloween felt like the most appropriate day to share these...now it’s time for a “big holiday”...Enjoy.

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Ken Turner - Alternative Art Poster #63: “AMALGAM - SPIDER-BOY: FAR FROM REALITY”


 Some back history for those who don't know about Amalgam - via Wikipedia: Amalgam Comics was a publishing imprint shared by DC Comics and Marvel Comics, in which the two comic book publishers merged their characters into new ones (e.g., DC Comics' the Batman and Marvel Comics' Wolverine became the Amalgam character the Dark Claw).

I loved the series and I own all of them.  I've been wanting to create a poster based off these characters.  Here is what I hope is the first of many.

I thought doing one based off the latest Spider-man film "Far from Home" with Spider-boy (An amalgamation of DC's Superboy and Marvel's Spider-Man) would bring a new twist to it and make it modern.

Two villains I came with for this poster are:

The main villain is a mix of Marvel's Mysterio and DC's Mister Mxyzptlk to become Mister Mxyz-terio.  An impish actor from Earth 616, Mister Mxyz-terio possesses limitless mind-bending powers, which he often uses to pose as a hero to get revenge on Spider-boy for his own amusement.

A side villain is a mix of Marvel's Cyclone and DC's Metallo to become Metalone.  An cyborg who uses kryptonite to generate from his body high velocity tornado-like winds and create lightning strikes.  

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Ken

#spiderboy #spiderboyfarfromreality #spiderman #spidermanfarfromhome #mysterio #mistermxyzptlk #cyclone #metallo #amalgamcomics #dccomics #dc #marvelcomics #marvel #illustration #art #alternativeposter

Monday, October 07, 2019

Ken Turner - Alternative Art Poster #62: “HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN”

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has always been my favourite in the franchise.
Its dark, funny, poignant and it has pumpkins.

Its been on my list of films to make a poster from for a long time, and today I’m premiering my new poster online.

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Ken

#harrypotter #harrypotterandtheprisonerofazkaban #dementor #buckbeak #hippogriff #hogwarts #hogwartscastle #art #illustration #alternativemovieposter

Friday, September 13, 2019

Ken Turner - Alternative Art Poster #61: “JOKER”


 

I'm really looking forward to Joaquin Phoenix's JOKER movie.  It feels like it could be dropped into Nolan's Batman world and it wouldn't miss a beat.  I'm hoing it does well and more feels like it will be made. 

With that said, I got hyped up to make my own JOKER alternative poster with 2 variants.

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Ken

Ken Turner - Alternative Art Poster #60: “BEETLEJUICE”




This was made from a previous watercolor piece but I added a new border and tagline.


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Ken

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Ken Turner - Alternative Art Poster #59: “SESAME STREET FIGHTER”


The most friendliest of preschool characters mashed together with one of the most popular violent video games.

I came up with this idea while in Montreal and from what I'm told, by a random hipster on the street, that's where some of the greatest ideas were born. So there you go.

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Ken

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Ken Turner - Alternative Art Poster #58: “RICK AND MORTY”


I was a late comer to the Rick and Morty craze. I was once offered to do animation on the tail end of Rick and Morty Season 2 (unfamiliar with popularity of the show at the time), but I was already working on another project.

I recently finished all 3 seasons and it quickly became one of my favourite shows.

I've had many requests for Rick and Morty artwork, so it was about time I did an alternative poster for the show.  I'll probably do more in the future.

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Ken

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Ken Turner - Alternative Art Poster #57: “YES! I CANADA”


 The scene stealer for Toy Story 4 for me had to be Duke Caboom voiced by Keanu Reeves. So I had to create a poster to commemorate Canada's greatest stuntman.

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Ken

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Ken Turner - Alternative Art Poster #56: “DUMBO”


Sometimes simple is the best approach.  I looked at the dream sequence from the 1941 Dumbo and got inspired to take this approach for this poster.

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Ken

Monday, February 18, 2019

Ken Turner - Alternative Art Poster #55: “HILDA - NIGHT VARIANT”


I felt like it was the time to do the night version of my Hilda Poster.

The quote at the top seemed very appropriate for this one. "Of course, once the sun goes down...we're doomed!"

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Ken

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Ken Turner - Alternative Art Poster #54: “P.O.V - BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES”

 Here's the final of 3 alternative posters I've designed for my favourite episodes of Batman: The Animated Series.

I loved the storytelling in this episode as well as the animation of course.

Click on the images of my rough sketch and close-ups:





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Ken

Monday, February 04, 2019

Ken Turner - Alternative Art Poster #53: “ON LEATHER WINGS - BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES”


Here's the 2nd of 3 alternative posters I'm designing for my favourite episodes of Batman: The Animated Series.

This was the first episode of BTAS and it quickly became my favourite from the movie quality animation, the detective Batman story all the way to Kevin Conroy's portrayal of Bruce and Batman.  Remember this was the first episode ever.

Click on the images of my rough sketches and close-ups:







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Ken