Storyboard book used in the film's production by Ernest D. Farino,
SFX crew for Blair Monster sequence. Mentor Huebner drew the illustrations in this book.
talented artist Michael Ploog drew storyboards for The Thing from the scenes envisioned in Bill Lancaster's screenplay. Ploog and Rob
Bottin worked hand-in-hand on the effects, Ploog with his sketches and
pencils, Bottin with clay and sculptures. Mentor Huebner, another
talented illustrator, came in to fill Ploog's shoes and work on the Blair Monster.
He designed the storyboards and laid out the scenes for this complex
sequence which would take the visual effects crew to their very limits.
production early and Mentor took over as the head illustrator, completing
the final design on the Blair Monster with Rob Bottin. "We were
constantly fighting the Blair Monster from looking funny. We had to be
careful it didn't go ridiculously overboard. One laugh in the crowd and
there goes the whole ballgame." (Mentor
Huebner) A nod also to Willy Whitten who drew concept storyboards for various scenes.
A series showing the discovery of the alien
A series showing the exploration of the remains
of the Norwegian camp.
Out On The Ice!
A scene from the script and novel that was
but unfortunately never filmed due to money and time constraints.
A series showing the start of the kennel
sequence (15 storyboards)
Original storyboards for the Dogtown
sequence (12 storyboards)
Complete series depicting the various stages
of the Norris Creature sequence, from the chest to Spider-Head (22 storyboards)
Art depicting the death of Garry and another
scene never filmed showing the appearance
of Nauls prior to the Blair Monster.
Complete Blair Monster sequence (3 pieces of
concept art + 23
An early storyboard depicting the camp
A very early mock-up prototype poster for the film.
Can you see the Skua gull??