Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi (30th Anniversary)
Mark looks forward to meeting all his fans on the Gold Coast in March 2020
Mark will give a Q&A panel over the weekend, and sign autographs on Friday and Saturday on the Gold Coast.
Further information on Mark’s panel will be released closer to the convention.
Born in the late 1950s, Lucasfilm artist Mark Raats was attracted to art at a young age practicing his drawing skills by copying Hal Foster’s weekly comic strip, Prince Valiant.
Mark Raats’ first official project for Lucasfilm and its licensees was done a little more than 27 years ago. In 2008 he was contracted to create a teaser theatre poster for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, went on to do a 30th Anniversary poster for Return of the Jedi, the 40th Anniversary poster for Star Wars: A New Hope and he also created the official movie theatre poster for the 2012 theatre release of Raiders of the Lost Ark, amongst others.
George Lucas has purchased most of the original art Raats has created for the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises and most recently, Mr Lucas acquired the poster illustration done for an upcoming documentary on the life and legacy of the Star Wars design legend, Ralph McQuarrie.
Mark Raats works from his studio in Perth, Western Australia and he recently completed two privately commissioned illustrations for the MARVEL legend, Stan Lee and the 2018 Australian exclusive poster art for Lucasfilm/Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story.
This information is correct at the time of writing but please check the Event Programme for the final timetable, including time and location within the events.
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