Get your stinking paws on an original Planet of the Apes painting!

We’re marking two celebrations this month with this coverage of artist Graeme Neil Reid‘s latest art raffle. Not only is this the 24th monthly art raffle, making it two full years of Graeme giving away art to his supporters – but it is also the 50th anniversary for the film that inspired this month’s themed painting – Planet of the Apes.

Graeme is a Scottish artist who now works primarily in traditional mediums of watercolour and acrylic. His work has graced many different areas including books (The Dangerous Book of Heroes), television (World’s Strongest Man), gaming (Need for Speed), magazines (Radio Times), comics (2000AD and Commando), online and apps (Doctor Who).

The 1968 film Planet of the Apes launched a franchise that is still going strong today and gave us one of the most iconic twist endings that film has ever delivered. Starring Charlton Heston as Taylor an astronaut stranded on a strange planet thousands of years into the future, cinema-goers were wowed by the Academy Award winning make-up of the apes and captivated by the imagination of a world gone ‘upside-down’.

One lucky supporter this month will receive an original gouache painting of Taylor and Nova set moments before the amazing finale. Painted onto Arches watercolour art board, the painting measures 29cm by 22cm and is easily the largest piece offered in the raffle since it began two years ago.

And for the second month in a row the new ‘High Res’ reward for his supporters will see everyone win as from the 1st September you’ll be able to download this months raffle painting as a high resolution print.

As usual, entering couldn’t be easier, by pledging just $1 a month on Graeme’s Patreon site you get entered into the Art Raffle plus rewards including Work in Progress posts, Art Club with first chance to buy his art, ‘High Res’ art files to print, postcards, stickers, PDF books to download and a range of discounts at his Etsy Store. You can read more information about the raffle and see all the previous winners and prizes over at his blog.

The competition will run until midnight (GMT) of the 1st September 2018, and the winner will be notified shortly afterwards.

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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