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2007

Staff of Moses Chapter 2: part 3 now online
22/01/07, 5:49pm EST

The fan-made Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses comic book adventure continues with the third part of Chapter 2 right here.

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses is a new Indiana Jones comic book adventure drawn by Jason Davies based on an original story by Greg Hildebrandt Jr.

Check back in two weeks for the next exciting part of The Staff of Moses comic book!

 

New Indiana Jones Fan Artwork
05/02/07, 5:07pm EST

The Fan Art Museum has been updated with 2 new illustrations made by Gregory Slevin & Miguel Delicado and four new Indiana Jones 4 fan posters by Ricky Kennedy. Click on their artwork thumbnails here under to view their contributions.

Visit our Fan Art Museum to view more artwork.

Artist: Gregory Slevin

Artist: Miguel Delicado
Artist: Ricky Kennedy
 
Artist: Ricky Kennedy
Artist: Ricky Kennedy
 
Artist: Ricky Kennedy

More Indiana Jones fan work will follow later this week!

 

New Indiana Jones short story
17/02/07, 2:47pm EST

Our Fan Fiction Archive has been updated with a very well written short story by ''Lemuel Cork'.

This story is titled Indiana Jones and the Chinatown Ghosts and takes place "on a cold winter night in 1946 when an older, battered, troubled Indy finds faces from his past resurfacing during a midnight visit to New York's Chinatown..." tells Lemuel Cork.

Indiana Jones and the Chinatown Ghosts was previously posted on the Yoletide Treasure site where it's been winning raves from readers and various bloggers. One wrote, "Amazingly well-done setting, great characterization, and a brilliant example of showing how it's the people who know you best who can hurt you the most."; another wrote, "This one does what Wrath of Khan does with Kirk: confront the icon with his aging and mortality and makes the guy emotionally real this way."

Right click here to download the 'Word' document containing Lemuel Cork's Indiana Jones and the Chinatown Ghosts story. And visit our Fan Fiction Archive to read more Indiana Jones fan adventures!

 

Staff of Moses Chapter 2: part 4 is online
05/03/07, 4:10pm EST

The fan-made Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses comic book adventure continues with the fourth and final part of Chapter 2 right here.

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses is a new Indiana Jones comic book adventure drawn by Jason Davies based on an original story by Greg Hildebrandt Jr. Two of four chapters have been released by now.

Check back in a few weeks for the thrid Chapter of the Staff of Moses comic book adventure!

 

New Indiana Jones 4 Fan Artwork
21/03/07, 4:42pm EST

The Indiana Jones 4 Fan Art gallery has been updated with 2 new fan posters made by Kristofer & Tony Altamiranoy and 2 Indy 4 fan wallpapers by Damien May.

Click on their artwork thumbnails here under to view their contributions.

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Artist: Damien May

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Artist: Kristofer

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Artist: Tony_Altamirano

Visit our Fan Art Museum to view more artwork.

 

New fan art by Adam McDaniel
22/03/07, 5:57pm EST

The Indy Fan Art Museum has been updated with two new illustrations by longtime contributor Adam McDaniel. Adam's Indiana Jones illustration on the left is already six years old and stands in great contrast to his latest Indy drawing on the right; celebrating the official announcement of the upcoming fourth Indiana Jones film.

Adam McDaniel
Six years ago.

Adam McDaniel
Celebrating Indy 4 today!

Adam McDaniel wrote the following about his new Indy 4 illustration:

"It's been six years since I last painted Indiana Jones, so I whipped up (sorry -- bad pun) some new artwork for your review.

Normally I'd spend a good week or month doing something like this, but this was a special drawing exercise with the intention of sketching, drawing, painting, and completing entirely within a 24 hour period. (Thanks to an art class I took last year by none other than Drew Struzan!) I might do something a little more detailed and ambitious in the future, but for now... it's a "refined sketch"."

Thanks to Adam McDaniel for his great Indiana Jones fan art contributions to our Museum.

 

More Indiana Jones Fan Artwork
24/03/07, 9:15am EST

Two fantastic new illustrations made by Gabe Farber has been added to the Fan Art Museum. Along with a special new Indy poser by David Owens and a very nice looking Indy 4 portrait by Peter Collins
Click on these artwork thumbnails here under to fully enjoy their contributions.

Gabe Farber
Artist: Gabe Farber

Gabe Farber
Artist: Gabe Farber
David Owens
Artist: David Owens

Peter Collins
Artist: Peter Collins

Visit our Fan Art Museum to view more artwork.

 

The Return of Harrison Ford
03/04/07, 5:57pm EST

Writer Stephen Jared is back! And this time not with a new film review but with an article dedicated to Harrison Ford.
In The Return of Harrison Ford Stephen discusses Ford's career and the challenges of the upcoming fourth Indiana Jones film! Here follows an except:

Call me naive, but I think this will be one of the rare times when Hollywood is willing to spend tens of millions of dollars to produce something that will not just turn a profit but will actually be a worthwhile contribution to cinema history. Harrison Ford is one of America's greatest actors and as far as the perception that it's all about money goes, why spend ten years developing a single script?

We hope you'll enjoy reading Stephen Jared's The Return of Harrison Ford article.

 

New feature on The Simpsons animated series
30/04/07, 3:07pm EST

Since the opening of the Indy's Influences section section I have received countless e-mails from visitors telling about a reference to Indiana Jones in an episode of the popular animated series The Simpsons.

The most mentioned -- and by now the best known -- is the opening scene of episode 'Bart's Friend Falls in Love' which parodies the famous opening sequence of Raiders of the Lost Ark. But The Simpsons series contain many more homages to the Indiana Jones trilogy!

Click here to find out more about The Simpsons and the plenty references to the Indiana Jones Trilogy hidden in its episodes.

Many thanks to all the visitors who have contacted us with The Simpsons reference tips over the past few years!

Next week: Indiana Jones references in Family Guy!

 

New Indiana Jones Fan Artwork
27/05/07, 1:38pm EST

Our very own Fan Art Museum has been updated with 5 new Illustrations. The first two are great classic Indy drawings made by Andrew Jones and Melissa Hooyman.
The other three cool illustrations are new Indy 4 Fan Art posters by the hands of Jeff, Kristofer and Jonathan McDevitt.

Click on these artwork thumbnails here under to fully enjoy their contributions.

Andrew Jones
Artist: Andrew Jones

Melissa Hooyman
Artist: Melissa Hooyman
Jeff
Artist: Jeff

Kristofer
Artist: Kristofer
Jonathan McDevitt

Artist: Jonathan McDevitt


 

Visit our Fan Art Museum to view more artwork.

 

Staff of Moses Chapter 3: part 1 now online
11/06/07, 3:55pm EST

The fan-made Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses comic book adventure continues as you can now read the first 7 pages of Chapter 3 online here.

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses is a new Indiana Jones comic book adventure drawn by Jason Davies based on an original story by Greg Hildebrandt Jr.

Check back on Monday, July 9th for the next part of The Staff of Moses comic book!

 

Four new Indiana Jones fan films
08/07/07, 1:42pm EST

Four new Indiana Jones fan homages and parodies have been added to our Fan Films Theatre. They're actually not that new as the oldest of the four was made in 1981. But they are all recent discoveries!

The most interesting of these four short films must be Cleveland Smith - Bounty Hunter as the hero of this adventure is played by now "legendary" actor Bruce Campbell. And the Nazi is portrayed by A-list director Sam Raimi; better know today for directing the Spider-Man trilogy.
Sam and Bruce played in this film the same year their The Evil Dead classic was released!

Cleveland Smith Cleveland Smith - Bounty Hunter
by Josh Becker & Scott Spiegel - USA 1981
Arizona Smith Arizona Smith and the Lost Ore House
by Clarke M. Smith - USA 1989
Indiana Jones and the
Curse of the Gold Idol

by Ed Dolista - Australia 2003
Campus of Doom Indiana James and the Campus of Doom
by Davin Lengyel & James Staveley - Canada 2005

Our Fan Films Theatre now features 31 Indiana Jones fan homages, parodies and even music videos!

 

New film review: Pirates of the Caribbean
09/07/07, 5:24pm EST

Our writer Stephen Jared returns with a new adventure movie review. Not an old classic but a new swashbuckling adventure series we've probably all seen by now; Pirates of the Caribbean!
If not seen, you must have at least heard about this trilogy thanks to the Oscar-nominated performance by Johnny Depp.

Extra trivia: Because of the similar character to the Indiana Jones films, Stuart Beattie - one of the writers of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - was rumored to be signed on to write the Indiana Jones 4 screenplay back in 2004.

Click here to read the Pirates of the Caribbean film trilogy review by Stephen Jared.

 

New Indiana Jones header illustration
15/07/07, 2:52pm EST

Matt AllsoppThe wonderful new Indy illustration you will find in the header of the Indiana Jones Timeline, Indy's Gear and Indy's Influences section pages are created by a talented young artist named Matthew Allsopp.

Matthew Allsopp has already worked as a conceptual illustrator for numerous films, books, video games and more. His design work includes logos, brochures and artwork for DVD covers, discs and other merchandise.
He is quickly obtaining a reputation for the quality of his work in the digital media industry and in the online community, Deviant Art, where his work can be found represented under the avatar Skybolt. That's also the place where his Indiana Jones art was discovered by TheRaider.net

You can view more of Matthew Allsopp's concept art on his portfolio site.

 

New Indiana Jones 4 Fan Artwork
16/07/07, 3:28pm EST

The Indiana Jones 4 Fan Art gallery has been updated with 7 great new fan posters made by Jeff Woods, Sarah, Gerardo Moreno, 'Dupokey', '5ic' and returning artists Jonathan McDevitt and Ricky Kennedy.

Click on their artwork thumbnails here under to view their contributions.

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Artist: Jeff Woods

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Artist: Jonathan McDevitt

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Artist: Sarah

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Artist: Dupokey

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Visit our Fan Art Museum to view more artwork.

 

Staff of Moses Chapter 3: part 2 now online
06/08/07, 2:43pm EST

It has been a while since the previous chapter but the fan-made Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses comic book adventure finally returns with the second part of Chapter 3 right here. (pages 8 till 14)

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses is a new Indiana Jones comic book adventure drawn by Jason Davies based on an original story by Greg Hildebrandt Jr.

 

New collection of Indiana Jones Fan Art
12/08/07, 7:33am EST

Our Fan Art Museum has been updated with 19 new Indy Illustrations for multiple galleries: 4 new drawn illustrations, 5 new Indy 4 fan posters and 4 new Indy portraits made on computer by 'Damo'.

We also have a new artist gallery featuring amazing original Indy silhouette artwork by Mathew Reynolds!

Click on these artwork thumbnails here under to fully enjoy the new contributions.

New Classical Art:

Artist: Michael Dowswell
 
Artist: Michael Dowswell
Artist: Daniel Cox
 
Artist: Hobé
New Indy 4 Fan Art:
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Artist: 5ic
 
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Artist: Jonathan McDevitt

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Artist: Sven Striepen
 
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Artist: Dennis Stoye
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Artist: Inbanana
   
New Digital Art:
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Fan Art by Mathew Reynolds:
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Visit our Fan Art Museum to view more artwork.

Next upcoming fan update will be for Indy Fan Fiction!

 

New Indiana Jones header illustration
06/09/07, 4:02pm EST

Patrick SchoenmakerPatrick Schoenmaker, the all-round visual artist from The Netherlands, has again proven his talent for creating captivating dynamic images with a new exclusive header illustration for TheRaider.net!

You will find Patrick's wonderful new Indy illustration in the header of the Indiana Jones Merchandising and Literature pages. His new illustration will also casually appear on TheRaider.net's homepage and Merchandise news pages.

This is Patrick Schoenmaker's second contribution to this site. His previous Indiana Jones header illustration can still be admired at the Attractions and Video Games pages at all times.

Special thanks to Patrick for this new Indiana Jones illustration. You can view more of Patrick's artwork on his CreamDog portfolio site. Or visit his frequently updated The Trumpet Parade blog where you can now view the original layout sketch of this new Indy illustration.

 

New Indiana Jones fan fiction
13/09/07, 2:57pm EST
Eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones,
Brave and noble, good enough for our poems.

With a bull whip, leather jacket, and brown hat,
He's afraid of snakes, but not a spider or bat.

He leaps from car to car on long trains,
And rides on elephants, taxis, and planes.

He searches for Ark, Grail, and Sankara Stones,
But much of the time he studies old bones.

Most women admire him for his bravery.
Once he freed a whole town from slavery.

The poem you've just read was written by Jeremy Schwinger and is one of the three new additions to our Fan Fiction Archive. The others are a short story written by Jon Anthone and a script by Graeme March:

  • Script:
    Indiana Jones and the Lost City of Gold
    by Graeme March

    It's 1956. After one last adventure in the caves of New Mexico, Indiana Jones vows to settle down to a quiet life of marriage. When his plans are scuppered by Soviet Agents, he is quickly off on another adventure with Marion's son, Harry, in tow. Encountering old friends, vicious enemies, and deadly creatures, they venture to the jungles of South America on a quest for the Mythical Lost City of El Dorado.

More fan-written Indiana Jones stories can be found at our Fan Fiction Archive.

 

Staff of Moses Chapter 3: part 3 now online
24/09/07, 4:29pm EST

The fan-made Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses comic book adventure continues with the third part of Chapter 3 right here. (pages 15 till 21)

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses is an Indiana Jones comic book adventure drawn by Jason Davies based on an original story by Greg Hildebrandt Jr.

Check back in a few weeks for the next exciting part of The Staff of Moses comic book!

 

New Indiana Jones fan film and fiction
08/10/07, 4:34pm EST

Our already extensive Fan Films Theater has been updated with a new fan made Indiana Jones adventure made by Chris Stuckmann and his friends.
In their Indiana Jones and the Jewel of the Forest we follow young Indy on an adventure through the wilderness of Nicaragua in search for the Jewel of Celestial Lights.

Visit the Jewel of the Forest page for more info, screenshots and direct links to Chris' full Indy fan film at YouTube.

The Fan Fiction Archive has also been updated with two new Indiana Jones short stories written by a mysterious 'Indyfan'. Both stories are in .pdf format:

Indiana Jones and the Mask of Cortez
Indiana Jones and the Conquest of the Obelisk

Special thanks to Chris Stuckmann and 'Indyfan' for their fan work!

Later this week I will publish all the new Indiana Jones fan art received since our last Fan Art Museum update on August 8th. So stay tuned!

 

New Indiana Jones fan art and header illustrations
20/10/07, 6:31pm EST

Fan Art Museum
Dennis Budd's latest.
Amazing comic book artist Dennis Budd is back with two new exclusive header illustration for TheRaider.net! Dennis has been experimenting with digital paintings and finished two such paintings starring Indiana Jones, and the result is not less spectacular than his comic book artwork!

You will find Dennis Budd's new digital Indy paintings in the header of our Fan Art Museum , Site Links, Interviews and Cartoons pages.

You can view more of Dennis Budd's artwork on his portfolio site or view all of his Indiana Jones illustrations here.

Our Fan Art Museum has also been updated with 23 new Indy Illustrations for multiple galleries:
- 2 great new Indy junior & senior sketches by Patrick Schoenmaker
- 2 amazing 3D creations by 'LVskywalker'
- 6 new drawn illustrations
- 8 new Indy 4 fan posters & wallpapers
- 5 new Indy portraits made on computer by Dieter Bachmann

Click on these artwork thumbnails here under to fully enjoy the new contributions.

New fan art by Patrick Schoenmaker:
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New 3D Art:
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Artist: LVskywalker


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Artist: LVskywalker

New Classical & Comic Art:
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Artist: Gabe Farber

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Artist: Hobé
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Artist: Ming San Ma

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Artist: Robby Thompson
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Artist: Edison Matos

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Artist: David Stevenson

New Indiana Jones 4 Fan Art:

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Artist: 5ic

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Artist: Dennis Stoye
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Artist: Graeme March

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Artist: Richard Mendoza

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Artist: Dieter Bachmann
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New Digital Art:
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Visit our Fan Art Museum to view more artwork.

And Special thanks to Dennis Budd for his new Indiana Jones digital paintings.

Now it's time to give the young Indiana Jones some well deserved extra attention!

Posted by Gilles V

 

Interview with the new Indiana Jones comics team
29/10/07, 5:08pm EST

TheRaider.net has the chance to interview Dark Horse's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull comic book adaptation team!

A team that includes talents such as Jackson Miller, writer of Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, who will be adapting Indiana Jones 4 to comics. Accompanied by Luke Ross (Samurai: Heaven and Earth comics) who will be illustrating the new comics. And finally Jeremy Barlow; the editor of the whole new Indiana Jones comic book line.

The interview is scheduled to take place next week which gives us enough time to give you all the chance to submit your own questions about the upcoming Indiana Jones Omnibuses, the announced all-new, all-ages-friendly Indiana Jones Adventures comic books, and the Indiana Jones 4 comic book adaptation of course.

Important note: We can't accept questions asking about the story, settings, relics and characters of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as Dark Horse respectfully can't answer any of those.

Email all your Indiana Jones comic book questions to gilles@theraider.net before Friday, November 2nd!

Read our previous Indy 4 comic book adaptation team announced! article for more information.

Posted by Gilles V

 

An interview with Indyfan/director Brandon Kleyla
17/12/07, 5:59pm EST

This summer saw the launch of two Indiana Jones films that fans have been dying to see. That's right, I said two! One, the long awaited fourth installment of intrepid archeologist in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull starring Harrison Ford and the other you might not have heard about yet, but you soon will. Indyfans and the Quest for Fortune and Glory, is a documentary about Indiana Jones fans made by "Indy Fans".

The film is a labor of love by filmmaker/actor, Brandon Kleyla, who has been acting since age 3, and appeared in such films as Free Enterprise, Children of the Corn IV and Gods and Monsters. Brandon set out this year to make Indyfans, to be the ultimate retrospective on Indiana Jones.

Our paths crossed this June when Brandon began reading my set reports on the filming of Indiana Jones 4 in New Haven, CT on TheRaider.net and flew in to interview me and other fans on the making of the film. Recently, I turned the tables on Brandon for this exclusive interview on Indyfans and the Quest for Fortune and Glory. Enjoy!

Click here to read the full exclusive interview with Brandon Kleyla.

Posted by Mitchell Hallock

 

Entertainment Weekly calls TheRaider.net "Essential"
21/12/07, 7:48pm EST

The most difficult thing is to write a news message about your own work. Especially when the news is that a big magazine like Entertainment Weekly just placed you at the top of their 25 best fansites list!

Here follows "a part of" Entertainment Weekly writer Marc Bernardin 's explanation why TheRaider.net is essential:

"Even if you're not a serious devotee and don't feel like trawling message boards or contributing to the fan-fiction database ("Raiders of the Corner Pharmacy," indeed) you'll find something of interest."

"While Indy's official home is prettier, many features like games and community hubs aren't currently live. And when it is completely online (probably early '08, in advance of Indy 4), it'll actually feel a bit like TheRaider.net. Imagine that."

You can read the full article on TheRaider.net and all 24 other best fansites online at EW.com.

The Harry Potter fansite the-leaky-cauldron.org came in second. And on third position you'll find lostpedia.com; a fansite dedicated to the tv-series Lost. Two other exciting adventure franchises, if you ask me. Kudos to them!

Entertainment Weekly's Best of the Web list is also a feature in their latest magazine, which should be on stands in the USA today.

Big congratulations and thanks to all the contributors to TheRaider.net.
And very special thanks to Entertainment Weekly!

Posted by Gilles V

 

Narrative Form Case-study of The Last Crusade
25/12/07, 2:24pm EST

If you've got some free time this Christmas vacation and are looking for something good to read, you may want to check out our new feature article as well as an extensive master thesis on Indiana Jones!

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: A Narrative Form Case-study is our new feature article written by Joaquim Ghirotti. This very interesting article was originally an academic analysis of The Last Crusade Joaquim wrote for his master's degree on film scriptwriting, which he took at the university of Westminster in London. Be sure to check it out as Joaquim succeeded at writing a very insightful article!

The second read I can present you on this Christmas day is an approximately 90 pages counting Indiana Jones Master Thesis written by Russ Crespolini. This thesis got Russ his master's degree in communication studies in 2002!
Russ Crespolini's Indiana Jones Master Thesis is only available in .pdf format. So right click here (or the link here above) and select "save as" to download the thesis on your computer.

Special thanks to Joaquim Ghirotti and Russ Crespolini for these excellent quality analyzations of Indiana Jones' cinematic adventures.

Visit or Indiana Jones Articles section for more in-depth essays on our favorite hero.

And Merry Christmas everybody!

Posted by Gilles V

 

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