Colin Cantwell, creator and model builder of the original Star Wars Ships is appearing at Million Year Picnic on Saturday April 13th 12-2pm (12:30pm presentation).
Colin Cantwell is the original concept artist and model builder for all things that flew in the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope. His designs include the X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Death Star, Star Destroyer, and others.
Saturday April 13th, Colin will meet fans at Million Year Picnic. The free event includes exclusive videos describing Colin’s interaction with George Lucas and his work on Star Wars. Also featured will be an audience choice of videos showing his other iconic projects including his work on 2001, A Space Odyssey and War Games, as well as his being the Hal 9000 Computer that fed Walter Cronkite the progress of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. This will be followed by an opportunity for fans to meet Colin, ask questions and share stories.
Autographs will be on sale for $25 and include a free print of either his original 1974 Star Wars concept art or his 1975 photos of the first Star Wars models. His website is https://colincantwell.com/
LAST MINUTE BREAKING NEWS!!!
KEITH KNIGHT POP-UP SHOP SIGNING AT THE MILLION YEAR PICNIC!!!
5-7pm on Wednesday, 9 May 2018!!! http://www.kchronicles.com/
ALSO, on Thursday, 10 May 2018
A Conversation on Race (Panels/book signing)
7-9:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Linden School Auditorium
29 Wescott Street, Malden MA
As part of this year’s One City, One Book program, Malden Reads is hosting a Conversation on Race using the 2018 book selection, “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas, and incorporating insights from the Boston Globe Spotlight Series.
The panel discussion on race includes special guests Kerri Greenidge, Brendan Kiely, Keith Knight, and Neil Swidey.
An evening talk by French cartoonist Sandrine Revel, author of Eisner Award-nominated Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo, hosted by US!
Sandrine Revel is a prolific French creator of graphic novels and children’s books. In 2001, she won an award for her work for young readers at the prestigious Angoulême International Comics Festival. She has published more than ten graphic novels in France as well as a successful line of Children’s comics. Glenn Gould won her the French Artémisia award which recognizes female comics creators.
Glenn Gould was a Canadian pianist, a child genius who became a worldwide superstar of classical music remembered for, among others, his almost revolutionary interpretations of Bach. This graphic novel biography seeks to understand the eccentric personality behind the persona. Who is the mysterious Glenn Gould? Why did he abruptly end his career as a performing musician? Why did he become one of the very first of his peers to disappear from the public eye like J.D. Salinger? Sandrine Revel delves into the life of Gould with hand painted illustrations and the viewpoint of an adoring fan.
2017 marks a number of important anniversaries for Gould: the 85th of his birth and 35th of his death but also the 60th of his legendary tour of Russia, a first for a Western artist, and of his debuts with the world’s leading orchestras.