Nautilus Art Prints’ ‘First Men in the Moon’

 

 

Belgium based Nautilus Art Prints has announced the second print in their catalog, ‘First Men in the Moon‘ from the 1901 H.G. Wells novel. Nautilus, keeping with their inspired goal of introducing European artists and properties to a new audience, tapped French comic artists Stan & Vince for the project.

For American audiences, Stan & Vince (Stan Manoukian and Vincent Roucher) are best known for their work with Dark Horse Comics on titles like ‘The Shadow,’ ‘Tarzan‘ and ‘Ghost.’ The work of Stan & Vince exists beyond those titles with film and advertising work seen all across Europe.

 

Dark Horse Comics 'Ghost' Isssue #10 cover by Stan & Vince

Dark Horse Comics ‘Ghost’ Isssue #10 cover by Stan & Vince

 

 

'Scoots' by Stan Manoukian

‘Scoots’ by Stan Manoukian

 

'Petscrew' by Stan Manoukian

‘Petscrew’ by Stan Manoukian

 

by Vincent Roucher

by Vincent Roucher

 

by Vincent Roucher

by Vincent Roucher

 

Nautilus Art Prints presents Stan & Vince’s take on H.G. Wells’ ‘The First Men in the Moon,’ a version that combines inspiration from the 1901 novel as well as director Nathan Juran‘s 1964 film that was filmed, in Dynamation – The wonder of the screen!’ 

The duo’s take on the Wells’ vision of the future is a fantastic homage to the original text and film — this print is just a total thrill to look at. This Stan & Vince design is both a stylistically nostalgic throwback to the early age of science-fiction and a brilliant re-evaluation of the work of H.G. Wells.

As a curator of new illustrated print work, Nautilus is pushing the boundaries and raising the standard for what a brand can bring to the masses. ‘The First Men in the Moon‘ will open an entirely new audience to the work of Stan & Vince and hopefully Nautilus will keep shining a lot on hidden gems like artists Stan Manoukian and Vincent Roucher.

 

'The First Men in the Moon' (Regular) by Stan & Vince

‘The First Men in the Moon’ (Regular) by Stan & Vince

 

Regular Edition

24″ x36″  9 Color Screen Print
Signed & Numbered Edition of 300
Price: 44
E | US $60 

 

'The First Men in the Moon' (Variant) by Stan & Vince

‘The First Men in the Moon’ (Variant) by Stan & Vince

Variant Edition

24″ x36″  9 Color Screen Print
Signed & Numbered Edition of 120
Price: 
66E US $90 

 

Nautilus will announce the release date in the coming week, until then watch the Nautilus Art Prints Facebook page for future announcements. 

And if you are so inclined, read up on Ray Harryhausen’s ‘Dynamation’ filming technique HERE.

Previously on Evil Tender — Interview: Jack Durieux of Nautilus Art Prints

 

 

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