Drew Struzan's LA Times Interview

In a story appearing in the LA Times dated 5/22/08, Drew Struzan was interviewed by writer, Tom Russo. Following are some bits from the article.

With the release, finally, of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," Struzan's painting is again proving to be a key ingredient to a vintage recipe. His posters for the new movie are as much a throwback as is Ford's again donning that famous fedora, or George Lucas and Steven Spielberg getting their geek on for more Saturday matinee fare of yesteryear...

So calling on Struzan to help sell "Crystal Skull" was a no-brainer for Indy's handlers. And no, the soft-spoken artist insists, he didn't cheat Ford's age, never mind his gift for portraiture with an immortal glow. Look closely and you will see the wrinkles, the weathering, the tiniest hint of sagginess around that khaki-outfitted midsection.

"I painted him the way he looks," says Struzan, 61, speaking from his cozy home studio in Pasadena. "In fact, I kind of like the lines in his face. I looked at thousands of pictures of him, as I do with all movies. And you know, some pictures, he didn't look good, but others, he looked fantastic. So I didn't try to young him up at all. Didn't have to. I just honored what he's done and what he is today."

To read the complete interview go to the following link. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-et-struzan22-2008may...

Drew Struzan

The most collected and published living artist in the world today, Drew Struzan is best known for the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movie posters and other artwork. Signatures carries both his commercial and personal art work.