It’s been 35 years since Kurt Russell, Keith David, Wilford Brimley, and the rest of the salty McMurdo crew fought an interstellar invader in deepest Antarctica. A new book celebrating John Carpenter’s The Thing shows how inspirational the scifi horror film has become for artists with wildly diverse styles.
Coming this summer from Printed in Blood, The Thing: Artbook is 400 pages long and contains over 375 pages of art from over 350 artists, whose contributions (comics, fine art, illustration, animation, and more) were all created specifically for the book. There’s also an intro by horror director/megafan Eli Roth and an afterword by the almighty Carpenter.
Here’s a look at just some of the pieces.
If you happen to be in Los Angeles tomorrow, Creature Features is hosting a huge group art show marking the 35th anniversary of The Thing and highlighting pieces that will be included in the book (find more info at the event’s Facebook page). Otherwise, The Thing: Artbook is currently available for pre-order through Printed in Blood; copies will go out once it makes its official debut at San Diego Comic-Con in July.