Crystal Dynamics celebrates 15 years of Tomb Raider with digital art show

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


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  • codystovall - October 5, 2011 10:02 a.m.

    Prequel huh, so I guess she grows he lips later.
  • mattdark - October 5, 2011 7:20 a.m.

    I much prefere this Lara to the old one. There is something a little more human and a little less supermodel. Hopefully the game will be a great as Lara looks.
  • jennyleezy - October 4, 2011 10:47 p.m.

    Is it just me, or does she look a lot more gorgeous in this new design? ._.
  • BluegrassSmoker - October 4, 2011 10:35 p.m.

    Looks like Scarlett Johansson. Really excited about this game though.
  • Ultima - October 4, 2011 8:40 p.m.

    For some reason that pic makes me think of Lena Headey. Probably becauase I watched too much Game of Thrones lately :)
  • Stiltzkin - October 4, 2011 11:47 p.m.

    Definitely looks a bit like Lena Headey in this. Whoever she looks like though, it is a damn sight better than any earlier rendition of Croft.
  • rabidpotatochip - October 5, 2011 6:28 a.m.

    I don't know, I kinda miss her wedge-shaped breasts that looked like you could split wood on them. ;)
  • naruana - October 4, 2011 7:14 p.m.

  • Redeater - October 4, 2011 6:50 p.m.

    I'm really hoping the next one is good. I loved Legends but Underground was pretty bad.

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