It’s been 15 years since Lara Croft began raiding tombs in
the original Tomb Raider. To celebrate the milestone, Crystal Dynamics is
launching a digital art show highlighting the evolution of the iconic heroine
while promoting the upcoming reboot.
The show starts today, with work by Andy Park, the artist for the original Tomb
Raider comic series. Besides Tomb Raider, Park has done work for the Uncanny
X-men, Excalibur, Weapon X, and Superman series. More recently, Park has
contributed to TV shows, like True Blood and V – and has also done concept art
for Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and the upcoming Avengers film.
As October continues, work from other artists who contributed to the evolution
of Lara Croft’s look will be added to Crystal Dynamics’ 15-year celebration site, with updates scheduled for Oct 7th, 10th, 14th,
17th, 21st, 24th, and 28th.
“This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate TOMB RAIDER’s
history by looking at Lara’s promising future,” said Crystal Dynamics global
brand director Karl Stewart in a prepared statement. “We can’t wait to share
each artist’s unique interpretation of what it means to be Lara Croft.”
Artists featured in the digital art show will also be available for signing
events at the upcoming New York Comic Con on October 15th.
The Tomb Raider reboot is currently scheduled to release at
the end of 2012 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Oct 4, 2011