Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Cool Art: 'Untitled' by ONEQ

This untitled print by ONEQ, measures 16.5" x 24.6" and is in a limited edition of 80. It will be released by The People’s Printshop Thursday September 18 at a random time.

Follow The People's Printshop on Twitter @peoplesprints, Instagram @peoplesprints and on Facebook for the on sale announcement.

Cool Art: 'Back To The Future: Part III' by Laurent Durieux

'Back To The Future: Part III' by Laurent Durieux, is a 24" x 36" print in a limited edition of 225, and will be available exclusively at Mondo Con this weekend. 


Cool Art: 'They're Here To Save The World' by Joshua Budich

'They're Here To Save The World' by Joshua Budich.

These were originally created for Gallery1988's 'Ghostbusters' 30th Anniversary Show, and were fully licensed by Columbia Pictures with likeness signoff from all 4 actors.

Previously sold out, the prints are now available in both Regular and a Glow-In-The-Dark Variant AP editions and are both  24" x 36", five and six colour (Glow-In-The-Dark) screenprints on French Madero Beach paper. The Regular edition costs $65 and the GID Variant $100.

They go on sale Friday September 19, some time before 12-noon EST. Follow Joshua on Twitter @jbudich for the on sale announcement.


Regular Edition

Cool Art: 'James Bond' Print Series by Michael Gillette

'James Bond' Print Series by Michael Gillette.

Originally used as cover art for Penguin Books James Bond reprints, they are now available
as limited edition prints under official license from Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.

The prints are available in two flavours: 9" x 13 3/8" in a limited edition of 700 and cost $95 and the larger 15 3/4" x 24 in a limited edition of 400 for £225. They are also available as a box set of all 15 titles (minus the two German variant prints) in the 9" x 13 3/8" size which costs $1300.

Go here to buy.

Cool Art: 'Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi' by Eric Tan

'Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi' by Eric Tan.

This is a 12" x 36" fine art serigraph on archival paper. It comes framed and with a certificate of authenticity. It's in a limited edition of 100 and costs $399.95 exclusively from the Disney Store.

Go here to buy.

Check out Eric's previous 'Star Wars' and 'The Empire Strikes Back' prints.


Cool Art: 'Blink 182 - Dortmund' Concert Poster by Rhys Cooper

'Blink 182 - 2014-08-19 Dortmund' concert poster by Rhys Cooper is a 12″ x 36″ 6-colour Screenprint, in an artist  limited edition of 50, and costs $60. On sale Thursday, September 18.

Go here to buy.


#WhelanWednesday: 'Songs Of A Distant Earth' by Michael Whelan

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Cool Art: Blurppy's Poster Posse Project #11 - 'Interstellar' (Phase Two)

Following on from yesterday's reveal of 'Interstellar' fan art, check out 'Phase Two' for more fan art from cool blog Blurppy's 11th #PosterPosse project.

Head on over to Blurppy to see the rest.

by Richard Davies

Cool Art: 'Shiny Objects' Print Series From Tim Doyle

The 'Shiny Objects' series by Tim Doyle, are 12" x 18" giclee print reproductions of original watercolour paintings and are printed on cold-press natural watercolour paper, with genuine Epson Ultrachrome archival ink.

Available from Wednesday September 17, 2pm Central through Nakatomi Inc, the individual prints are $30 and in a limited edition of 30, except for the Terminator inspired 'Tech Noir' print which is in a limited edition of 50, and it's $100 for the full set of four prints.

There are only 10 matched number sets available, and they will be made up of prints #1-10 of each print's run.

Go here to buy.

Follow Nakatomi Inc on Twitter @nakatomitim and like them on Facebook, as they will announce when they are sold out.

Cool Art: 'The Immortal' by Jason Edmiston

The 'Big Trouble In Little China' inspired 'The Immortal' by Jason Edmiston, is a 12" x 16" limited edition giclée, and will be available exclusively at Mondo Con this weekend. Remaining copies will be on sale on Jason's webstore after the show.


Cool Art: ''The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' Bluray Steelbook Cover Art by Doaly

'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' by Doaly

The front and back cover art was created for the 40th Anniversary limited edition blu-ray steelbook, which will be released on November 17 exclusively through Zavvi


Front Cover
Back Cover

Cool Art: 'The Iron Giant' by Alex Ross

'The Iron Giant' by Alex Ross, is a 15" x 27" print in a limited edition of 325 and is part of a mini gallery at Mondo Con this weekend, celebrating the 15th anniversary of 'The Iron Giant'. (C'mon Warner Bros, isn't it time this was released on bluray!!)


Mondo are also releasing a remastered gatefold vinyl album of Michael Kamen's score soundtrack, with limited edition covers by Jason Edmiston and Jay Shaw.

Cover art by Jason Edmiston
Cover art by Jay Shaw

Cool Art: 'Sunset' by Bernie Wrightson

'Sunset' by Bernie Wrightson, is a 20" × 30″ hand-printed silk-screen print on Speckletone Madero Beach French Paper, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 150.

The 'Swamp Thing' print will be available exclusively at Mondo Con this weekend, and remaining copies will be on sale on Nakatomi Inc later on this month.

#VallejoTuesday: 'Deathstalker 2' by Boris Vallejo

Cool Art: 'Firefly' Inspired Free Prints by Tim Doyle

These 'Firefly' inspired portraits of Captain Mal Reynolds and Inara Serra by Tim Doyle, are free prints that from Wednesday September 17 at 2pm Central, Nakatomi Inc will be GIVING AWAY with every order.

If you buy ANY print, you’ll receive one of the red/orange prints. Nakatomi Inc will also be releasing 4 new prints in this new print series, and if you buy the full 'Shiny Object' set, you’ll get a variant blue/purple set of Mal and Inara as well.

Follow Nakatomi Inc on Twitter @nakatomitim and like them on Facebook, as they will announce when they are sold out.

Regular Edition
Regular Edition

Monday, 15 September 2014

Cool Art: 'Siren Island' by Bernie Wrightson & Francesco Francavilla

'Siren Island' by Bernie Wrightson & Francesco Francavilla, is a 13" x 19" giclée print in a signed (by both artists) limited edition of 100 and costs $50.

This will be available at Mondo Con. Any prints left over will be sold online on Francesco's store.


Cool Art: Blurppy's Poster Posse Project #11 - 'Interstellar' (Phase One)

Cool blog Blurppy, have exclusively revealed the next in their awesome #PosterPosse project series, and it's another collection of very cool art!

Head on over to Blurppy to see Phase One of some really awesome fan art for Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar', and check back tomorrow to see more in the second part of Blurppy's 11th poster project!

Check out a selection of them below.

by Harlan Elam

Cool Art: 'Going Somewhere Solo?' by Kevin M Wilson

'Going Somewhere Solo?' by Kevin M Wilson, is the new Mighty Mini print from Hero Complex Gallery.

It's an 16" x 12" mini giclée print in a limited edition of 75 and costs $35. It is on sale now.

Go here to buy.

Follow Hero Complex Gallery on Twitter @HeroComplexArt or sign up to their mailing list at their website for future on sale announcements.


Cool Art: 'Bottle Quest' by Wylie Beckert

'Bottle Quest' by Wylie Beckert


Cool Art: 'Lara Rises' by Samuel 'Sho' Ho

'Lara Rises' by Samuel 'Sho' Ho.


Cool Art: 'Venture Bros / Star Wars' Mashup by PJ McQuade

'Venture Bros / Star Wars' Mashup by PJ McQuade

Created as a private commission, this is now available to the public as a 13" x 19" giclée, printed on 300 gsm fine art rag, archival inks, in a hand signed and numbered limited edition of 50 and costs $45.

Each print sold will come with your choice of a character as a 4" waterproof sticker. Stickers sold separately or as a set as well.

Go here to buy.


#McQuarrieMonday: 'Star Wars' Art by Ralph McQuarrie

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Cool Art: 'Wytches' #1 Variant Cover by Becky Cloonan

Variant cover by Becky Cloonan for 'Wytches' #1, the new horror comic series by Scott Snyder and Jock from Image Comics out in October.
Across the globe, century after century, men and women were burned, drowned, hanged, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted, and murdered for witchcraft. None of them were witches. They died protecting a terrible and hidden truth: witches, real witches, are out there. They are ancient, elusive, and deadly creatures that are rarely seen and even more rarely survived.

Cool Art: 'Robot Of Sherwood' & 'Listen' by Francesco Francavilla

'Robot Of Sherwood' & 'Listen' by Francesco Francavilla.


Friday, 12 September 2014

Cool Art: 'The Map Room' by JC Richard

'The Map Room' by JC Richard, inspired by 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark, is a 36” x 12” 8 colour screen print, in a signed and numbered limited limited edition of 200.

It will be available at Mondo-Con in Austin, TX, September 20-21.


Cool Art: 13 Cult Classic Horror Films Get A Cover Art Makeover From Skuzzles

Skuzzles has partnered with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Studios and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment in developing artwork for 13 cult classic horror films.

The new illustrated limited edition artwork by Ghoulish Gary Pullin, Jason Edmiston, Todd Slater, Randy Ortiz, Josh Budich, Justin Osborne, Paul Shipper, Gregorz Domaradzki and Francesco Francavilla will feature on DVDs and Blu-rays and will be offered at all major retailers, including Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Best Buy Canada and Walmart Canada. The films can be found on Blu-ray for $7-9, and on DVD for only $5-7.

Check out the art below

by Randy Ortiz

Cool Art: 'The Gate' by Billy Baumann of Delicious Design League

'The Gate' by Billy Baumann of Delicious Design League, is a 24″ x 36″ 9 colour screenprint, with the regular version in a limited edition of 81, and costs $50, and the variant in a limited edition of only 12 and costs $75. 

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'Cosmos' by Deih

'Cosmos' by Deih, is a 50 x 70cm 5-colour screenprint with unique hand-finishing, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 35, and costs £90 through StreetArtNews.

It will be available Thursday September 18 at 4pm UK (8am PDT).

Go here to buy.


Cool Art: 'I Do Not Kill With My Gun' by Stephen Sampson (aka The Dark Inker)

'I Do Not Kill With My Gun' by Stephen Sampson (aka The Dark Inker), inspired by Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' series, is the new Mighty Mini print from Hero Complex Gallery.

It's an 8" x 10" mini giclée print in a limited edition of 40 and costs $24. It goes on sale at 9am (PST) on Friday September 12.

Go here to buy.

Follow Hero Complex Gallery on Twitter @HeroComplexArt or sign up to their mailing list at their website for future on sale announcements.


#FrazettaFriday: 'John Carter And The Savage Apes of Mars' by Frank Frazetta

Cover art for 'The Gods Of Mars' / 'Warlord Of Mars' collected edition by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Gallery Nucleus presents 'A Tribute To Naughty Dog: 30th Anniversary' Art Show

Gallery Nucleus presents an art exhibition and book launch with video game company Naughty Dog in celebration of their 30th anniversary. Over 60 pieces of production artwork as well as tribute artwork will be featured in the art exhibition, in honour of titles like 'Crash Bandicoot', 'Jak and Daxter', 'Uncharted', and 'The Last of Us'.

But that's not all! Guests attending the opening reception will be able to win prizes, receive exclusive gifts and other commemorative items. Ten of the Naughty Dog artists featured in The Art of Naughty Dog book will be in attendance greeting fans and signing books.

The book collects decades of production art, introspective essays from studio staff, art inspired by Naughty Dog's incredible array of titles, and much more and will be released on September 27 and available in-store or online at that time.

Opening reception is Saturday September 27, 6-10pm and the art exhibition runs until October 12 at Gallery Nucleus, 210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA, 91801.

There will also be the first public screening of the full length Naughty Dog anniversary video on Saturday October 4 at Gallery Nucleus, check out the trailer below.

#FantasyArtThursday: 'The Circle of Stone' by Kerem Beyit

Cover art by Kerem Beyit for the German edition of  'The Circle of Stone: The Darkest Age - Volume III' by AJ Lake.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Cool Art: '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' by Jonathan Burton

'20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' by Jonathan Burton, inspired by the Jules Verne classic, is the next print from Nautilus Art Prints.

This is a 24" x 36" 9 colour screenprint, and available in a regular signed and numbered limited edition of 250 for $60 and a variant in a signed and numbered limited edition of 100 for $90. It goes on sale September 15 at 7pm (CET Europe).

Follow them on Twitter @NautilusAP and on Facebook for more details and future announcements.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Prints From Mondo

Mondo will be releasing new prints of 'Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles' from artists Tom Whalen, Rich Kelly, JC Richard and Andrew Kolb. They go online at a random time on Thursday September 11.

Follow Mondo on Twitter @mondonews for the on sale announcement.

by Tom Whalen
18" x 24" screen print in a hand numbered limited edition of 300 for $45

Cool Art: 'Batman: Calling Card' by Johnny Dombrowski

'Batman: Calling Card' by Johnny Dombrowski

Available as a print here.


#WhelanWednesday: 'Martin Broadcloak' (Remarque) by Michael Whelan

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Cool Art: 'Batman Iron Age' by Arik Roper

'Batman Iron Age' by Arik Roper, is part of a series of officially licensed 'Batman' prints in a special collaboration between Geek-Art.net, French Paper Art Club, and with Warner and DC Comics for 'One Year of Batman', celebrating 75 years of the caped crusader.

The print is available as an 18" x 24" 5 colour screen print in a numbered limited edition of 75 at a random time on Tuesday September 9.

Follow them on Twitter @FrenchPaperArtC for the on sale announcement.

Go here to buy.


#VallejoTuesday: 'John Carter & Dejah Thoris on Mars' by Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell

Monday, 8 September 2014

Cool Art: 'I Am The Last Son Of Krypton' by Matt Ferguson

'I Am The Last Son Of Krypton' by Matt Ferguson, is the new Mighty Mini print from Hero Complex Gallery, and follows hot on the heels of Matt's sold out 'I Am The Bat Man' mini print.

It's an 8" x 10" mini giclée print in a limited edition of 25 and costs $25.

Go here to buy.

Follow Hero Complex Gallery on Twitter @HeroComplexArt or sign up to their mailing list at their website for future on sale announcements.


Cool Art: 'Destiny' by Janée Meadows

'Destiny' by Janée Meadows, was commissioned for The Shortlist, who got together with Bungie and Activision for some pretty cool alternative art for 'Destiny', which is out on PlayStation 3, PlayStation4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on 9 September.


#McQuarrieMonday: 'Krayt Dragon' by Ralph McQuarrie

Sunday, 7 September 2014

'Hullabaloo': A Steampunk Animated Adventure Film

'Hullabaloo' is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father--the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring--missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

'Hullabaloo' is a 2D (hand-drawn) animated steampunk film that hopes to help preserve the dying art of 2D animation; and by supporting their Indiegogo project, you get to help save 2D animation from an untimely demise and help fund a full length 2D feature.

They also hope the film will encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film's two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. They hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.

Funding has already been met for this cool project, currently at $218k, 273% of their original $80k goal, and with the campaign set to end on October 1st, there's still plenty time to pledge your support and help fund the additional stretch goals. Stretch goals met so far is a new 'Hullabaloo' short; 'Curse of the Cheshire Cat' plus the opportunity to produce a full orchestra soundtrack for the short too. If they successfully get to the next stretch goal of $240k, then that will unlock a third 'Hullabaloo' short; 'The Mysterious Island'.

Check out the campaign trailer below and go here to their Indiegogo project.

2014 Harvey Awards Winners

Presented in a ceremony at Baltimore Comic Con, the Harvey Awards are named in honour of the late Harvey Kurtzman, the cartoonist and founding editor of MAD magazine, and selected entirely by creators.

Best Writer
Brian K. Vaughan, SAGA, Image Comics

Best Artist
Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics

Best Cartoonist
Paul Pope, BATTLING BOY, First Second

Best Letterer
Terry Moore, RACHEL RISING, Abstract Studio

Best Inker
Wade Von Grawbadger, ALL NEW X-MEN, Marvel Comics

Best Colourist
Dave Stewart, HELLBOY: THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS, Dark Horse Comics

Best Cover Artist
Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics

Most Promising New Talent
Chip Zdarsky, SEX CRIMINALS, Image Comics

Best New Series
SEX CRIMINALS, Image Comics

Best Continuing or Limited Series
SAGA, Image Comics

Best Syndicated Strip or Panel
DICK TRACY, Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services

Best Anthology
DARK HORSE PRESENTS, Dark Horse Comics

Best Graphic Album – Original
THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY, Dark Horse Comics

Best Graphic Album – Previously Published
MOUSE GUARD VOL. 3: THE BLACK AXE, BOOM! Studios/Archaia

Best Single Issue or Story
Pizza is My Business, HAWKEYE #11, Marvel Comics

Best Domestic Reprint Project
BEST OF COMIX BOOK: WHEN MARVEL COMICS WENT UNDERGROUND, Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse

Best American Edition of Foreign Material
ATTACK ON TITAN, Kodansha

Best Online Comics Work
BATTLEPUG, Mike Norton, battlepug.com

Special Award for Humor in Comics
Ryan North, ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM!

Special Award for Excellence in Presentation
BEST OF COMIX BOOK: WHEN MARVEL COMICS WENT UNDERGROUND, John Lind, Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse Comics

Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation
THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY, by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker, Dark Horse

Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers
ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM! Studios

Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame Award
Charles M Schultz

Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award
Stan Golberg

Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award
Herb Trimpe

2014 British Fantasy Award Winners

The winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2014, were announced on Sunday, 7 September 2014, at the awards banquet at FantasyCon 2014 in York

Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)
A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer Press)

Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award)
The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes (HarperCollins)

Best novella
Beauty, Sarah Pinborough (Gollancz)

Best short story
Signs of the Times, Carole Johnstone (Black Static #33)

Best anthology
End of the Road, Jonathan Oliver (ed.) (Solaris)

Best collection
Monsters in the Heart, Stephen Volk (Gray Friar Press)

Best small press
The Alchemy Press (Peter Coleborn)

Best comic/graphic novel
Demeter, Becky Cloonan

Best artist
Joey Hi-Fi

Best non-fiction
Speculative Fiction 2012, Justin Landon and Jared Shurin (eds) (Jurassic London)

Best magazine/periodical
Clarkesworld, Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace and Kate Baker (ed.) (Wyrm Publishing)

Best film/television episode
Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO)

Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award)
Ann Leckie, for Ancillary Justice (Orbit)

The British Fantasy Society Special Award (The Karl Edward Wagner Award)
Farah Mendlesohn

Cool Art: 'Doctor Who' Series 8 Posters by Stuart Manning

'Doctor Who' Series 8 posters, so far, by Stuart Manning.
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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Cool Art: 'Our Lady Of Sunnydale' by Rhys Cooper

The 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' inspired print 'Our Lady Of Sunnydale' by Rhys Cooper, is part of the 'Joss Whedon' Art Tribute show that opens at Gallery1988 (West) Friday September 5, and will be available at the opening reception from 7-10pm, then online at the Gallery1988 website Saturday afternoon and available through Sunday night until 11:59 PM PT.

Follow Gallery1988 on Twitter @Galleries1988 for the on sale announcement.


Friday, 5 September 2014

Review: 'Amazing Stories: Giant 35th Anniversary Issue (April 1961)'

Originally released in April 1961 and now re-released as the first in a series of collections from classic pulp Sci-fi magazine 'Amazing Stories', I enjoyed reading this anthology of "7 of the greatest SF stories ever written" as the blurb on the cover says.

From the first story; Ray Bradbury penned 'I, Rocket', to the last; the first Buck Rogers story 'Armageddon 2419 AD', it is a throwback to the days of the pulp Sci-fi magazines, and stories of visions of futures past.

I have read 'John Carter And The Giant Of Mars' by Edgar Rice Burroughs and 'Armageddon 2419 AD' by Philip F Nowlan before, so I knew what to expect from those. But with the others in this collection, I particularly enjoyed 'I, Rocket' by Ray Bradbury, about a rocket ship as told from the perspective of the rocket, 'Devolution' by Edmond Hamilton, with a kind of Lovecraftian tale of beings from another world. Eando Binder's 'I, Robot' is also a good read, a robotic take on the Frankenstein story.

If you like stories of fantastical Sci-fi, from the early works of classic Sci-fi authors, then you would do well to pick up and read this reissued anthology. Recommended.

****/5

Cool Art: Hero Complex Gallery & Chogrin presents 'Strong To The Finich' A Popeye 85th Anniversary Art Show Tribute

Hero Complex Gallery & Chogrin presents 'Strong To The Finich', celebrating 85 years of Popeye, with over 100 artists from around the world paying their own unique tribute to the legendary sailor, created by EC Segar in 1929.

Opening reception is September 5 from 7-10pm, and the exhibition will be on display until September 21 at Hero Complex Gallery, 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90034.

The artwork will be available at the Hero Complex Gallery website Saturday, September 6 around 1pm. Follow them on Twitter @HeroComplexArt for the on sale announcement.

Check out a selection of the prints below.

by Chogrin

Cool Art: 'Molly Hooper: The One Person that Mattered the Most' by Ashley Vercekaites

'Molly Hooper: The One Person that Mattered the Most' by Ashley Vercekaites.

This 'Sherlock' inspired art is available as a print from Ashley's RedBubble store.