Official Pix Offers First Autograph & Signing/Sketch/Artwork Opportunity With Colin Cantwell, “Star Wars: A New Hope” Prototype Model Builder


Official Pix is offering their first signing opportunity to get autographs and personalized sketches from Colin Cantwell.  At 82 years old today, Colin Cantwell famously made the first prototype models for the first Star Wars films for George Lucas back in 1974/1975; the first realizations for the X-Wing Fighter, the Y-Wing Fighter, the Tie Fighter, the Star Destroyer, the … [Read more...]

TESTED Interviews Rick Baker About Upcoming Prop Store Auction Coming May 29th


Hollywood legend Rick Baker appears in a short interview with Norman Chan on Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage's site, talking about some of the material coming up in the no reserve auction being held by Prop Store on May 29th at the Hilton Universal City in Los Angeles.  You can check out the source feature on as well as watch the YouTube video below: … [Read more...]

Jason DeBord’s Interview and Cover Feature in the Latest Issue of Monterey County Weekly


This pertains almost exclusively to my music photojournalism and concert reviews and photography on my sister publication, the Rock Subculture Journal, but I thought I would also mention it here, as it's the only time I've really been on the other side of an interview... … [Read more...]

The Colin Cantwell Collection: The Julien’s Auctions Experience, New “Star Wars” Discoveries, Meeting Fans, etc.


So I was very busy last week with activities and events related to Colin Cantwell, who I helped to consign his memorabilia collection to Julien's Auctions.  I attended the VIP preview last Wednesday night, organized a meet and greet Friday, and was present to watch the auction unfold first thing Saturday morning.  I thought I would share some thoughts about this experience, as … [Read more...]

Meet Colin Cantwell – Creator of X-Wing, Tie Fighter, Death Star Prototype Models & Artwork for Star Wars and More – At Julien’s Auctions on Friday, December 5th


Colin Cantwell, who has an incredible career in science and the arts, will be doing an exclusive meet and greet at Julien's Auctions on Friday, December 5th from 1:30 to 3:00.  Colin Cantwell famously made the first prototype models for George Lucas back in 1974/1975; the first realizations for the X-Wing Fighter, the Y-Wing Fighter, the Tie Fighter, the Star Destroyer, the … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE: Video Interview with Colin Cantwell on ’74/’75 Star Wars Prototypes & Never Publicly Shown Concept Art, The Apollo XI Moon Landing with NASA & CBS, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, WarGames and More


Colin Cantwell is a dreamer.  However, he's is one of those rare individuals who is not content to merely dream, but to imagine how to make dreams a reality, and takes action to make things happen.  And if the tool or method that he requires does not exist, he will invent it.  He is about thinking up possibilities that others would find... impossible.  He is also quite modest, … [Read more...]

Prop Talk Podcast #018 – Troika Brodsky, “Lord of the Rings” Trilogy Collector | Interview by The Original Prop Blog with Jason DeBord


Troika Brodsky, special guest. This is the eighteenth 'Prop Talk' podcast by the Original Prop Blog.  Troika Brodsky is a hobbyist who has, over the past ten years or so, amassed the largest personal collection of Lord of the Rings props, costumes, and other material from the film trilogy.  The collection will be auctioned by Julien's Auctions (see official site) on December … [Read more...]

San Diego Comic Con 2013: Video Interview with Tim Lawes, Prop Store


I spoke with Tim Lawes of Prop Store today on the last day of Comic Con International: San Diego for 2013. Below is the video interview... … [Read more...]