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June 12, 2024: As University of the Arts closes, estate of late "Indiana Jones" artist alleges fraudulent copyright filings.
Aug. 4, 2023: Richard Amsel - Good Things Come In Threes.
  • Comments on Adam McDaniel's Q&A video about the documentary.

Nov. 2, 2022: Teaser Trailer coverage by Adam Kennedy.

In December 2020 I did an interview with writer Adam Kennedy, for his blog ART OF THE MOVIES. I'm happy to share that Kennedy's writeups are now available online.



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Filmmaker Adam McDaniel conducts video Q&A regarding AMSEL: ILLUSTRATOR OF THE LOST ART.

  • Documentary to Profile the Late Illustrator Richard Amsel, Creator of “The Greatest Hand-Drawn Movie Poster of All Time”.


I interviewed with Dave Clayton, in what was the most detailed and candid conversation I’ve had about the documentary and book so far. What I thought would be a quick chat turned into a near three-hour conversation, though the final recording is slightly over 90 minutes.

And my interview with Dave was just PART ONE of an “epic two parter” on Richard Amsel. PART TWO was with my friend, artist PAUL SHIPPER, whose ongoing support of the project has meant the world to me.

  • PART 1: Episode 142, December 14, 2020
    • Summary: This week's podcast is an epic two parter! In the first I speak to Adam McDaniel, an artist himself who is also deep into a project honouring and documenting the life of movie poster artist Richard Amsel who sadly died in 1985 at the young age of 37. Richard, alongside Drew Struzan and John Alvin, was one of the great movie poster artists of his generation most known for his iconic Raiders of the Lost Ark poster. Join us as we chat about the project and Richard's life.
  • PART 2: Episode 143, December 14, 2020
    • Summary: As part 2 of the The Richard Amsel interview, I spoke with UK illustrator and previous guest of HSHD, Paul Shipper to discuss his experience and influence of Richard Amsel, helping Adam McDaniel with the documentary and also to see what Paul has been up to during lockdown.

Over the years I've done a few interviews for "THE INDYCAST" podcast to discuss the Richard Amsel website and documentary. The podcast is run by Ed Dolista and Mitch Hallock, and is dedicated to all things Indiana Jones. Amsel's artwork for RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK remains an important part of both his and the film's legacy, so whenever I go on the show, it brings out the fanboy in me.

  • EPISODE 303, December 21, 2020

    • Summary: This podcast runs a whopping 3 hours. My segment starts at the 59 minute mark, and ends at 1:55. Like my other interview for HE SHOOTS, HE DRAWS, I go into some detail about the status of the film, the specifics of Richard Amsel's estate, and the long delayed development of a retrospective art book.

  • EPISODE 243, January 23, 2017
    • Summary: An update on the progress of the documentary, including background on Amsel's life and the challenges of piecing together the details from varying testimonials.
  • EPISODE 72, July 12, 2009
    • Summary: A summary of an Amsel art retrospective at the University of the Arts, and the tribute website on Amsel's life and career.
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