The collection dates from about 1910 to about 1972. This is the art that started it all! Many of these pieces were the original art for such books as "War of the Worlds", "Time Machine" and many others. Also such great science fiction magazines as “Amazing Stories”, Weird Tales”, “Authentic Sci-Fi”, and “Famous Monsters”.
The Dawn of Science Fiction Art
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Sci-Fi Art Anthology
Captain Future Magazine
"In a once in a lifetime, international collaboration we have partnered with Skinny's Webworks to spearhead a joint merchandising campaign which will include an all-exclusive apparel line in conjunction with Threadless.com, artwork, vinyl skins, phone cases, prints and canvas art, as well as other merchanidse and home decor!"
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The Science Fiction Art Anthology
Before there was Star Wars, Aliens, Star Trek, George Lucas, James Cameron, a nd Gene Roddenberry there were these pioneers. They are the ones that invented the genre and started it all. This art illustrates the creativity of the ones like HG Wells and others that created what we know today as "Modern Science Fiction".

Nightmare Mobile and Skinny's Webworks are proud to announce a partnership of inter-galactic proportions! Sealed away in the vaults of history for over a century, The Science Fiction Art Anthology™ is finally being released to the public.
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In a recent interview, Chris McCartney, President of Nightmare Mobile and Pablo Marin, Creative Director and owner of Dega Studios opened up about the launch of The Science Fiction Art Anthology:

This artwork is from a much larger collection, which once belonged to the late Forrest J. Ackerman. Could you tell us a little about Forry?

Chris: Forry was a great guy. He was like the gatekeeper for all of science fiction and horror. He, Ray Bradbury, and Ray Harryhausen are the ones that started the first science-fiction club in LA in 1939. Forry’s house located in the Hollywood Hills, was probably the largest Collection of sci-fi art and memorabilia. Here is a video tour of the Great “Ackermansion”

Forrest Ackerman coined the term 'sci-fi' back in the 1950's. What’s the story there?

Chris: That's a great story. One day Forry was riding in his car and he heard an ad for stereo “HI-Fi” and the term immediately came into his mind: “SCI-FI”, and for the rest of his life that was his license plate in California.
The Interview
Important Science Fiction
Why do you think this collection is so important in
preserving the history of science fiction?

Chris: The collection dates from about 1910 to about 1972. This is the art that started it all! Many of these pieces were the original art for such books as "War of the Worlds", "Time Machine" and many others, such as great science fiction magazines as “Amazing Stories”, Weird Tales”, “Authentic Sci-Fi”, and “Famous Monsters”.

Pablo: Nowadays, everything is digital. Movie effects are made with CGI, posters for movies and books are made using computer programs, and even the film they are shot on are digital. So, to commemorate the original painting and illustrations that began the movement is to celebrate science fiction itself.

Who were some of the artists behind these amazing works?
And for whom were they originally commissioned?

Chris: Oh boy. There are so many like Anton Brzezinski, A. Nuetzell, Dick Calkins, F.R. Paul and many others. However, all of these original pieces were commissioned by Forry from the originals.
Why do you think this collection is so important in
preserving the history of science fiction?

Chris: Before there was Star Wars, Aliens, Star Trek, George Lucas, James Cameron, and Gene Roddenberry there were these pioneers. They are the ones that invented the genre and started it all. This art illustrates the creativity of the ones like HG Wells and others that created what we know today as "Modern Science Fiction".

Pablo: Today, there is an influx of rebooting classic sci-fi films, like War of the Worlds, The Day the Earth Stood Still and Planet of the Apes, just to name a few. I really hope by releasing these artworks on mediums such as apparel and phone cases, it will help to pay homage to the original pioneers that paved the road for all sci-fi; past and present.

Your company, Nightmare Mobile has partnered with Dega Studios to launch The Science Fiction Art Anthology. How did your companies meet?
Chris: Our company has a great deal of experience in movies, TV, and mobile content. As I mentioned this collection has been a huge hit with people and their mobile phones. This endeavor is completely new to us. We needed someone who wasn't just a creative person, but one who also understood the history of Sci-Fi. We looked and spoke with many people both on Threadless and on the Internet. Pablo and Dega Studios, a.k.a. Dega Threads really impressed all of us at Nightmare Mobile. So that is why we partnered up and Pablo is our creative director for the launch of the “Science Fiction Art Anthology Collection”.

Pablo: Its important to note that my artwork is influenced by retro-futurism; so to be brought on board to a project where retro-futuristic art began is like a dream come true. My work is inspired by 1980s/1990s graphics, so besides having fun working on developing The Science Fiction Art Anthology brand, it was also extremely educational.

Will the Science Fiction Art Anthology be releasing the other 84 illustrations?

Yes, as it stands right now we're going to be looking at releasing other great illustrations and original paintings from the “Science Fiction Art Anthology Collection” in the future.

So as Forrest J. Ackerman would say...
“Stay Tuned Sci-Fi Fans”!
Weird Tales Magazine
Amazing Stories Magazine
Authentic Science Fiction Magazine
Captain Future Magazine
How did you acquire such an interesting anthology?

Chris: Back when I was a producer for HBO and Showtime I produced a documentary now known as the “THE SCI-FI PIONEERS”. It was a great film about Ray Bradbury, Forry and Ray Harryhausen. About how they got together in 1939 and became the biggest forces in science fiction and horror. In the film we have some of Hollywood's best directors including John Landis and Frank Darabont, the original creators of modern-day special-effects Dennis Murren, of ILM and Phil Tippit and even NASA scientists who all say that if it wasn't for the three of them they would not have dreamt of doing the things that they are doing today.

During that time, "NightmareMobile", a company, that I was one of the owners of, approached Forry about acquiring the rights to his fantastic sci-fi art collection. Since then we have done over 5 million downloads of the art for mobile phones, domestically and internationally. It was a huge success with thousands of fans around the globe.
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