To celebrate the launch of It’s A Stampede!, every day for the next year I will be presenting a totally informative, yet totally useless fact under the banner heading: ‘On this day in geekdom’.

Yep, that’s 365 facts!

Here’s today’s slice of geekdom…

February 6th – On this day in 2008, respected American poster artist, John Alvin passes away. Throughout his career, Alvin created artwork for some of the most iconic movies of the ‘80s & ‘90s, including The Goonies, Batman Returns, Blade Runner and Gremlins.

More tomorrow…