Scoff if you will, but Stargate: Atlantis is currently one of my favorite shows. Some people have expressed their dislike by saying the show is inferior to Stargate: SG-1 or that it's campy and poorly written. I find the show highly entertaining and it's characters easier to relate to than the uber-heroes of SG-1. The show has darkness, humor, a certain ability to poke at its own genre, and of course the snark between Maj. John Sheppard and Dr. Rodney McKay is worth watching on its own.
To that end, I decided that I would work on another artbook and the topic would be Atlantis and its characters. The meaning of the pieces, like everything else I do, probably isn't obvious, but I was thinking about the show as a whole while I made them.
Eight copies of the book were created - six for the season 1 cast (pictured above) and two for archiving. I have no plans to make any more, but prints are available. Please contact me if you're interested.
Learn more about how the book was created and put together or view a digital copy of the book using the links below.
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Feedback, critique, usage inquiries, print requests, and anything else can be sent to me via the contact form on this page.
Like I said, I am a really big fan of Stargate: Atlantis at the moment and I've really been enjoying the actors on the show. It's rare that I find a program where I am honestly interested in all of the characters and don't want to throw one or more of them off a cliff. From various interviews and behind the scenes features, I found the actors to be interesting and kind -- enough that I decided to make gifts for them all in appreciation for their work on the show.
What can I say? I'm a big geek.
The idea formed in April 2005 and I spent the next two months working on art and getting the book together. I spent weeks thinking about what I would say in the letters. Finally, I gathered everything together, packed them up, and mailed six packages off to Canada on June 2, 2005.
The package for each of the six actors included a copy of the book, a 4x6 image in a 8x10 matte, and a letter. Whether I hear back from them is anyone's guess; I'm not expecting to. I can only hope the gifts are received and that they might bring a smile to someone's face.
Additional Thanks and Credits
Thanks to everyone who helped critique the art-in-progress. You were all tremendously helpful!
Much love to all my new Atlantis friends. The fandom is off to a great start and I'm glad there are so many nice people involved.
Image of the Atlantis cast is property of MGM Studios. I claim no ownership of it.
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