Thursday, December 5, 2019

Baby Yoda artist is Christian Alzmann (updated 8.1.21)

Christian Alzmann!

That's the name of the artist behind this image. Art is the work of creative people. It's not anonymous. It's culture changing.

Empires (no pun intended) are built -- and fortunes are made -- thanks to talented people who visualize writers words. Let's get them more credit and compensation.

This photo from Lightbox Expo post on Facebook...
"Ever wonder who created the beloved Baby Yoda? It was senior concept designer, Christian Alzmann!
Christian has worked on numerous film projects including A.I., Men in Black 2, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars Episode Two: Attack of the Clones, War of the Worlds, the fourth installment of Indiana Jones, Star Trek 2, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Catch him next year at #LBX2020"

The website link for him above is older -- but it can be really interesting to look back at earlier work by any artist and see their journey. The best artists are always learning and evolving. Check out the bio page on his site and read how he traces his love of creating back to kindergarten :

Update 8.1.21
interview w/ Alzmann

photo of Christian Alzmann by Dan Winters from Dot Magazine link above.

And in 2020... the wonderful story of "Baby Yoda Fights Fires" began with a gift of a Baby Yoda and a note from a young boy. 

First photo shows the Baby Yoda brand new and sent along with supplies...
Here's the note attached to the toy...
Many photos followed as Baby Yoda visited the fire fighters on the front lines..

In the year since, Baby Yoda has been decked out with swag from many fire fighting companies. You can follow the story on facebook.


original post resumes here...

It's time for artists to get more credit for their contribution to pop culture phenomenons.

Blockbuster films are an alchemy of many elements. Most get credit, but it takes time. Stan Lee wasn't a household name as a comic writer -- films put him there. Films can help elevate awareness for concept artists -- the folks behind the world building and character design that spark fandoms.

and inspire so much ancillary art...

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