This year is the year of The X-Files. Many appearances, interviews and celebrations have been set up to celebrate our favorite show. And what’s best than a brief conversation with the father of it all, Mr. Chris Carter himself?
A couple of months ago, we approached him on the eve of many an event planned to honor the 20th anniversary of the show and we were able to ask him a few questions about his experience as the creator of such iconic television show.
Take the jump for the full interview!
X-Files News had the pleasure to talk to Carlos Valenzuela, one of the artists comissioned to draw the newest installment of The X-Files comic books.
Valenzuela, a professional illustrator and comic book artist from Chile, has worked for several companies in the entertainment industry, like Fantasy Flight Games, Pyranha Bytes, SQP Publishing, Under The Floorboards, Ballistic Publishing, IDW Ltd, just to name a few.
XFN: How did you get into the business of illustrating?
"I always wanted to enter the world of illustration. My artistic influences are mainly from classic illustrators like Frazetta, Corben, Wrightson, Moebius, Elvgren, etc. and thanks to some online communities like DeviantArt or CGSociety I was able to show my first works. Also, I work for a couple of years being represented by an US agency. With them I did almost illustration work, from book covers, card games, to posters and comic book covers.
Right now, I work mainly as an illustrator, but with some comic book works from time to time, like the upcoming Mars Attacks story from IDW."
2013 marks the 20th anniversary of The X-Files. A variety of events have already been announced to pay homage to what is, without a doubt, one of the most important and groundbreaking productions in the history of Television.
On May 19th, 2013, eleven years since the show aired its last episode, the Art Directors Guild Film Society joins the celebration, alongside the American Cinematheque and The Hollywood Reporter for a big screen experience to be held at the iconic Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles.
In an event moderated by production designer John Muto (Home Alone, River’s Edge, Terminator 2 3-D) attendees will enjoy a presentation of the art and design of The X-Files, a screening of the episodes “Je Souhaite” and “Sunshine Days” and the piece of resistance of the night, a conversation with the series’ production designer Corey Kaplan (The X-Files, Scandal, Cold Case, Robbery Homicide Division) writer-producer-director Vince Gilligan (The X-Files, Breaking Bad, The Lone Gunmen, Harsh Realm) and Creator-Writer-Producer-Director Chris Carter (The X-Files, Harsh Realm, Millennium, The Lone Gunmen)
Do you want to be part of this celebration? X-Files News has the EXCLUSIVE privilege to collaborate with this exciting event, and with it a chance for you to be part of it.
Details after the jump!
I think that we at XFN have been pretty clear about how much we love fandom. The power and amazing energy behind the dedication that each group puts behind their favorite subject, and the ties that creates between communities, are of eternal fascination to us. We feel it's only fair that we address this incredible effort that the Veronica Mars fans have achieved.
As I sit in front of my computer to start writing this article, the ticker on their Kickstarter campaign stands at $2,782,507.00**. That’s well over the $2 million goal they set for themselves; especially since they aimed to reach it in one month, not 24 hours. Given that there are still 29 days to go, how high can that number climb?
No one knows that answer, because there are so many variables.
Being in a similar situation, where we’ve been pushing a studio to produce a movie of our favorite TV franchise, you can’t help but ask yourself: why aren’t we pushing for the same initiative?
In a rare opportunity, LAX-Files Author and XFN Correspondent Erica Fraga sat down to talk to filmmaker and entrepreneur R.W. Goodwin. He worked with the show during Seasons 1 through 5 and is one of the most prolific directors and producers from The X-Files. He also directed and produced the recent Alien Trespass with Eric McCormack and Robert Patrick.
Learn how he has also taken a new venture as an entrepreneur with his own invention!
Enjoy this very candid and rare interview from his and Sheila Larken's home.
Also look for Sheila Larken's interview posted before this one!