In anticipation of Marvel Studios' upcoming space epic adventure flick, Guardians of the Galaxy, fanboy and artist Rob Csiki has crafted a stunning, vintage piece of artwork that has even garned the attention of writer/director James Gunn. The poster features Marvel's cosmic misfits Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon all putting up a good fight against a horde of tentacled aliens. In explaining his creative process, Rob Csiki told Guard the Galaxy that it was truly a labor of creative love. "I started with a geeky idea, a thumbnail sketch and the word's "A bunch of A-Hole's" to drive my creative concept forward. Then came some props, a small tripod, a pretty cheap digital camera and my living room and kitchen as a photo studio. I modeled all the poses in the shot and began the long task of laying out the composition in Phototshop. The rest is about 200 or so Frankenstein layers of reference textures, images, and lot's of digital painting to make it all whole. This is a true hybrid piece of pop art! I used everything I taught myself over the years physical & digital art-wise that I am truly excited by the finish product."
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand - with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is presented by Marvel Studios and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gilian, Djimon Hounsou with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, the film opens August 1, 2014.