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    Game of Thrones White Walker Preliminary Concept Painting by William Simpson ((HBO, 2011). "In that darkness the White Walkers came for the first time. They swept through cities and kingdoms, riding their dead horses, hunting with their packs of pale spiders big as hounds." Thought to be the stuff of legend by those living in Westeros south of the wall, the White Walkers eventually came, bringing Winter with them. This magnificent oil and acrylic concept painting is by Game of Thrones storyboard/concept artist, William Simpson. He is credited with designing the original White Walker for the pilot episode of this hit HBO series. The image depicted was created for season 8 and features one of the Walkers astride its dead horse, clutching a pair of icy weapons in outstretched hands. The faint image of a second walker on horseback can just be made out in the distance. The artist got his start illustrating for comics such as Batman, Judge Dredd, and Indiana Jones ultimately moving on to working on live-action films. This concept painting was created in the development of the HBO TV series based on George R. R. Martin's fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire. The award-winning show ran for 73 episodes over eight years. The one-of-a-kind painting of White Walkers is on 20" x 15" illustration board which is initialed and signed in the lower right. It's a truly striking image of these malevolent creatures from north of the wall. On back of the painting, Mr. Simpson has written notes detailing his thoughts on the design of these characters and declaring them "his favorite from the show." As an added bonus, the reverse also features costume design illustrations for an unnamed production. Minor handling and rough-cut edges. Condition is Very Good. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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