Simian Scrolls – UK Apes Fanzine Cover

Lately this foray back into the “Planet of the Apes” has taken me on an art adventure I’ll never forget. The most recent adventure was the honor of creating the cover art for the fall issue of Simian Scrolls #15. This being the 40th Anniversary of the original film, I recreated elements from the famous ending and composed a digital painting.

Cover with title

Here’s what it looks like without the text:

Cover without title

I cropped in a bit here. Turns out many of my colleagues like how Dr. Zaius was rendered the most.

Cover close up

Another exciting aspect of connecting with the Simian Scrolls folks is that Dan Morgan and I have been asked if we would contribute to the winter issue in some interior pages and talk about our Cornelius make up.

Other “Scrolls” covers can be seen and you can download past issues of the fanzine here.

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Tom has worked for over two decades in television, advertising, and feature film animation. Tom was Character Sculptor and Effects Animator on the Warner Bros/Lorimar Gumby Adventures‚ TV series (1987-1988) and Gumby Movie‚ the stop-motion feature film (1991). In 1991 at Colossal Pictures, Tom's Animation Direction debut Coca-Cola Watch‚ won a Clio Award. In 2000 he became Co-Partner at Way Out West Prods in San Francisco. Tom joined Maverix Studios in October of 2002 and was a dedicated principal member of the group until September 2011. Tom is now an artist for hire.
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3 Responses to Simian Scrolls – UK Apes Fanzine Cover

  1. alan says:

    Wow that is dead on accurate. Great illustration Tom. I just showed this to Kris Toscanini. last week. She was excited to see you blogging.

  2. Hey cool! Say hi to sweet Kris for me. And thanks for the kind words on this piece. It was a blast contributing to this fanzine. Glad to hear you’re staying busy – especially in this weird financial climate.


  3. alan says:

    I’ll let Kris know. We always speak fondly of the good times at Way Out West 🙂

    We’re trying to stay busy! It’s certainly hard on the animation community when the economy is going down the pooper.

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