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“Star Wars – The Dan Mumford Series” by John Williams

Hello! Today I’m presenting you both old and new stuff. Over the course of the last few weeks London based freelance illustrator Dan Mumford released the full set of art prints that he did for The Last Jedi. I took this opportunity and turned them into four different custom covers, just like I did roughly two years ago for The Force Awakens (I overhauled those as well). Assuming that there’ll be four more artworks in two more years, at the latest, for Episode IX, I thought that it’s finally time to give these ladies their own spotlight. In case you’re interested in having these designs…

“The Alien Adventures” by Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Elliot Goldenthal, John Frizzell

I just need to use this post to talk about a very special series dear to my heart. I’m talking about a series that every young lad can remember watching every school day morning, waiting anxiously for each new, exciting episode. I am, of course, talking about the children’s classic, Alien. Alien was a stable in the early 80’s to late 90’s children’s animated block for ABC. Who could forget the action-packed yet surprisingly family-friendly adventures of our ass-kicking protagonist, Ridley, her on-again-off-again love interest Lt. Licks, her annoying little sister Mute, and the mysterious but reliable cyborg Castle as…

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” by John Williams

Almost exactly two years ago I was just about to finish what would become HQCovers‘ most successful blog entry so far: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was a massive undertaking, at least from my perspective. Nineteen (quite complicated) custom covers and related in-depth liner notes. All in all it took me about eight weeks, which is quite a lot compared to other entrys on this site. That’s why I decided that this year I’ll make it fast and easy. And by fast and easy I mean that I re-used most of my old templates and knocked out this entire collection over…

“Rogue One – A Star Wars Story (Deluxe Edition)” by Michael Giacchino, John Williams

December… it’s that time of the year again. When hundreds of thousands of people cheerfully maintain their religious traditions. And children of all ages desperately wait for that one single night. The whole world is collectively going nuts over the annual celebrations that start to feel just like the years before. In short: It’s Star Wars time. I did not really want to treat Michael Giacchino’s Rogue One here, or for that matter Disney’s entire A Star Wars Story anthology series, mainly because I was afraid that it would make me suffer from Star Wars fatigue pretty soon. And that’s something I…

“Downsizing” by Rolfe Kent

We’ve seen quite a few films in which Matt Damon needed someone else to save his sorry ass. Alexander Payne’s scifi satire Downsizing isn’t one of those for a change. This time around Matt Damon takes fate into his own giant hands and – for the greater overpopulated good – decides to shrink himself and live a tiny live in a tiny community. Only to find out that even at miniature size, problems still can grow pretty big. I haven’t heard Rolfe Kent’s score, but I’m full of hope that it’ll be on par with his earlier Alexander Payne collaboration, Sideways. An…