Wednesday, 28 January 2015

#WhelanWednesday: 'Sarra And Collan' by Michael Whelan

'Sarra And Collan', cover art by Michael Whelan for the novel 'The Ruins of Ambrai', book 1 of the 'Exiles' series by Melanie Rawn.


Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Cool Art: PangeaSeed presents 'Descent Into Madness' by Marko Manev

PangeaSeed presents 'Descent Into Madness' by Marko Manev, is the first print part of the 'Tales from the Deep: Stories, Myths & Monsters' print series - a new print suite for 2015 to help save our seas that celebrates our relationship and fascination with oceans as portrayed in popular culture.

'Descent Into Madness' is an 18" x 24" 4 colour screenprint and available in a signed and numbered blue edition of 50 for $55 and a red limited edition of 20 that costs $75.

They all go on sale Wednesday January 28 at 12pm PST.

Go here to buy

For more information on how you can help save our seas, please visit PangeaSeed.org

Blue Edition
Red Edition

Cool Art: 'Snoopy Valentine' by Nicole Gustafsson

'Snoopy Valentine' by Nicole Gustafsson, is a new seasonal print from Dark Hall Mansion.

It's available as a 16″ x 20” numbered screen print, in a limited edition of 280 which costs $65, and a variant version in an edition of 50 which costs $100.

There is also a very select run in a special canvas edition based on the regular and variant editions. Each is in a limited edition of 5 and costs $225.

It goes on sale Friday January 30 at Dark Hall Mansion at a random time 9.30am PST. Follow them on Twitter @DarkHallMansion for the on sale announcement.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

First Trailer For The 'Fantastic Four' Reboot

#VallejoTuesday: 'Nomads Of Gor' by Boris Vallejo

Unlettered cover art by Boris Vallejo for the novel 'Nomads Of Gor' by John Norman.


Monday, 26 January 2015

Cool Art: Mondo Releases Two New Prints By Jay Shaw

'Why Don't You Play In Hell?' and 'R100' by Jay Shaw, are two new limited edition print releases from Mondo for two of Drafthouse Films' upcoming titles.

'Why Don't You Play In Hell?' is a 12" x 36" screen print, in a hand numbered regular limited edition of 75 for $35.

'R100' is an 18" x 24" screen print, in a hand numbered regular limited edition of 75 for $35.

They go on sale online at a random time on Tuesday, January 27. Follow Mondo on Twitter @mondonews for the on sale announcement.

'Why Don't You Play In Hell?' by Jay Shaw
'R100' by Jay Shaw

Cool Art: 'Prairie Fire [ 燎原 ]' by Hua Tunan

'Prairie Fire [ 燎原 ]' by Hua Tunan, is the first of a series of three prints to be released exclusively through Galerie F.

It's a 35.5" x 21.5" print in a hand numbered and hand embellished limited edition of 40 and costs $325.

Go here to buy.

Following the web-exclusive print releases this spring, Hua Tunan's first ever exhibition, '大地之灵 :: Earth Spirit', will also be hosted by Galerie F. This all new body of work will be based on different animal forms in nature.


Cool Art: Hero Complex Gallery presents '2015 Young Guns Invitational'

Hero Complex Gallery is back with the return of the 'Young Guns Invitational', an inspired show that highlights some of today's hottest, emerging and rising stars of the poster print world, many of which I've featured on this blog.

Each of the artists contributing to the show has personally chosen their own mini-theme and will be presenting 3 or more pieces of artwork for the show!


Opening Reception is on Friday January 30, 7-10pm at Hero Complex Gallery, 2020 South Robertson Blvd, Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90034. Follow the official Facebook event page or on Twitter @HeroComplexArt for more details.

by Patrick Connan

#McQuarrieMonday: 'Return Of The Jedi' Production Painting by Ralph McQuarrie


Saturday, 24 January 2015

Animated Short: 'Usagi Yojimbo: The Last Request' by Lintika Films

'Usagi Yojimbo: The Last Request' is a proof of concept short animation by Lintika Films, based on the 'Usagi Yojimbo' comics by Stan Sakai, for a proposed direct-to-DVD feature film adaptation of the comic series.
"Usagi fans, by popular demand, here's the latest version of the proof of concept short film that we created and presented to Stan. This is the short film that allowed us to procure the feature film rights!

It's still a work-in-progress and about 90% complete. We're currently working on the sound mix and refining the film for the DVD release which will include behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, deleted scenes, and interesting details regarding the making of the featurette."

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Cool Art: 'Nightcrawler' by Janée Meadows

'Nightcrawler' by Janée Meadows


Cool Art: 'Jacob's Ladder' by Randy Ortiz

'Jacob's Ladder' by Randy Ortiz, is a fully licensed new print release from Black Dragon Press.

It's available as a 18" x 24" 8 colour screen print on 100lb Lynx Opaque and is in a hand numbered limited regular edition of 200 and costs £40 and an 8 colour variant with metallics in a limited edition of 50 and costs $65.

The prints go on sale Tuesday January 27 at 4pm (UK time) on their website.

Go here for a short video showing the different layers of ink that were used on the prints.

For future on sale announcements, follow them on Twitter @blckdrgnprss, on Facebook and sign up to their mailing list.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'Supernova II' by Tara McPherson

'Supernova II' by Tara McPherson, is featured in her group show at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles, and is a new fine art wood print from Prints On Wood.

It's a 13.5″ x 18″ UV print on 1/2" sustainable birch wood, bright white finish, in a limited edition of 100, and costs $160.

It will be available Thursday January 22 at 8 am PST.

Go here to buy.


Cool Art: 'Genesis' by Jeremy Wheeler

Inspired by 'The Animatrix's Second Renaissance: Part 1 and Part 2', 'Genesis' by Jeremy Wheeler, is a new limited edition print from Bottleneck Gallery.

This is a 24" x 18" 2 colour screenprint on metallic shimmer paper in a signed and numbered limited edition of 45 and costs $30. There is also an option to purchase the original inked piece for $525

It goes on sale Friday January 23 at 12pm EST.

Go here to buy.


Cool Art: 'Operation Meteor' by Matt Dye

The 'Gundam Wing' inspired 'Operation Meteor' by Matt Dye, is a new limited edition print from Bottleneck Gallery

This is a 18" x 24" 2 colour screenprint in a signed and numbered limited edition of 50 and costs $30.

It goes on sale Friday January 23 at 12pm EST.



Happy Birthday Robert E Howard

Happy birthday Robert E Howard, who was born on January 22, 1906 in Peaster, Texas and is famous for his sword and sorcery stories.

His most famous creations are Conan The Barbarian (1932), Solomon Kane (1928), Kull The Conqueror (1929), Bran Mak Morn (1930) and Red Sonya of Rogatino (1934).

Cool Art: 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' by Jason Edmiston

'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' by Jason Edmiston, is a new print release from Grey Matter Art commemorating the 40th Anniversary for the classic horror film. It's also the second in a series of officially licensed posters of the film from four different artists - Florian Bertmer, Grzegorz Domaradzki, and Francesco Francavilla.

Jason Edmiston's poster is a 24" x 36" 10 colour screenprint, with the regular edition in a limited edition of 200 for $50, and a variant edition in a limited edition of 125 for $65.

Grey Matter Art are also offering a mini-subscription for the series, so collectors can have the opportunity to have matching number sets, and not have to worry about trying to purchase each poster during drop days.

The Regular edition subscription will include all four Regular edition posters, one from each artist, plus a Grey Matter Arts T-shirt for $174.99, including free shipping.

The Regular, Variant, & Foil matching edition subscription includes all the Regular and Variant edition posters, one from each artist, a Grzegorz Domaradzki Foil Variant, plus a Grey Matter Arts T-shirt all for $419.99, including free shipping.

Jason's set of prints go on sale Tuesday January 27 at a random time between 1-2pm EST. Follow them on Twitter @greymatterart and on Facebook for the on sale announcement.

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'Batcave' by Justin Santora

'Batcave' by Justin Santora is a new officially licensed 'Batman' print from Geek-Art.net and French Paper Art Club, and part of their 'One Year Of Batman' series, celebrating 75 years of the Caped Crusader.

It's an 18″ x 24″ 9 colour screenprint in a limited edition of 100 for €40.

They go on sale Thursday January 22 at a random time. Follow them on Twitter @Geek_Art and @FrenchPaperArtC for the on sale announcement.

Go here to buy.

Cool Art: 'Batman: Silver Age' by Dave Perillo

'Batman: Silver Age' by Dave Perillo is a new officially licensed 'Batman' print from Geek-Art.net and French Paper Art Club, and part of their 'One Year Of Batman' series, celebrating 75 years of the Caped Crusader.

It's a 12″ x 36″ 6 colour screenprint in a limited edition of 100 for €40.

They go on sale Thursday January 22 at a random time. Follow them on Twitter @Geek_Art and @FrenchPaperArtC for the on sale announcement.

Go here to buy.


#FantasyArtThursday: 'Black God’s Kiss' by Arnold Tsang

Unlettered cover art by Arnold Tsang for the Paizo Planet Stories series reprint of the novel 'Black God’s Kiss' by CL Moore.


Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Cool Art: 'Dark City' by Chris Skinner

'Dark City' by Chris Skinner.

These are 24" x 36" screenprints with metallic and Glow-In-The-Dark inks in both Skyscape and Streetscape editions. 

These are a private commission and not for sale.

Skyscape Edition

Cool Art: 'Colors Make You Kill' by Casey Weldon

'Colors Make You Kill' by Casey Weldon, is a 13″ x 19″ giclée print on high quality 235gsm paper with archival ChromaLife inks, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 30, for $50.

Go here to buy.


Cool Art: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' by Rockin' Jellybean

'Guardians Of The Galaxy' by Rockin Jelly Bean.


Cool Art: 'Edgar Allan Poe' by Phantom City Creative

'Edgar Allan Poe' by Phantom City Creative, a new print celebrating Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday, which was on January 19.

It is an 18″ x 24″ screenprint in a signed and numbered edition of 50 for $45.

Go here to buy.

Cool Art: 'Kraftwerk at the Paradiso, Amsterdam' by Chuck Sperry

'Kraftwerk at the Paradiso, Amsterdam' by Chuck Sperry, created for a series of concerts entitled '1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 : The Catalog in 3D' on eight consecutive nights from January 16 to January 23, 2015 at the Paradiso, Amsterdam.

It's a 20.625" x 33.25" 4 colour screenprint on cream paper, and is in a signed and numbered limited edition of 150.

It goes on sale Saturday January 24 at a random time at on Chuck's website. Follow him on Twitter @Yosquirt for the on sale announcement.


#VallejoTuesday: 'Wanth And Her World' by Boris Vallejo


Monday, 19 January 2015

Cool Art: 'Harbinger' by Kelly McKernan

'Harbinger' by Kelly McKernan, is 16" x 20" and was painted with watercolour on paper mounted to cradled wood panel. It'll be available at Spoke Art in February for the 3rd annual PRISMA Artist Collective show.


Cool Art: 'Stand By Me' by Joshua Budich

'Stand By Me' by Joshua Budich, is a 'Public' Private Commission, and Joshua is giving anyone interested, a chance to buy in to the run before any copies are offered publicly.

It's a 18" x 24", 3-colour screenprint on French 100lb. Madero Beach and is in a signed and numbered limited-edition of at least 100, or a maximum of 200 and costs $40.

The pre-sale closes at 12 midnight on Friday January 23.

#McQuarrieMonday: 'Star Wars' by Ralph McQuarrie

Cover art by Ralph McQuarrie for the Broderbund 'Star Wars' PC game.


Sunday, 18 January 2015

Cool Art: Cover Art For Marvel's Return To The 'Star Wars' Universe

Marvel Comics returned to the 'Star Wars' universe last week with the first issue of an ongoing series written by Jason Aaron, illustrated by John Cassady, coloured by Laura Martin, and lettered by Chris Eliopolous.

There was also a glut of variant cover art, including solicited variants produced by Marvel as well as retailer exclusives, to celebrate 'Star Wars' #1.

Check out the cover art below, I've not included some of the black & white sketch variants, just the full colour editions.

by John Cassaday (1st Printing)

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Cool Art: 'Game Of Thrones' IMAX Posters by Robert Ball

'Game Of Thrones' episode 9 'The Watchers On The Wall' and episode 10 'The Children' from Season 4 will be heading to US IMAX cinemas for one week only from January 30, along with an exclusive look at the new trailer for Season 5.

Robert Ball designed these posters, originally part of the Beautiful Death series during Season 4. Only the first 300 at AMC cinema screenings will receive the episode 9 posters; all other IMAX locations will have the episode 10 poster.


Episode 9 'The Watchers On The Wall'
Episode 10 'The Children'

Friday, 16 January 2015

Cool Art: 'Star Wars: Boba Fett' by Adi Granov

'Star Wars: Boba Fett' by Adi Granov, the Forbidden Planet Comics exclusive variant cover art and one of the many variant covers for the first issue of Marvel Comics' return to the 'Star Wars' universe, is a new limited print release from Forbidden Planet.

It's an 18" x 24" giclée print on 300gms smooth cotton rag and is in a regular signed limited edition of 300 for £39.99, plus a black and white signed variant limited edition of 150 for £59.99.

Go here to buy and here for the variant.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'Under Her Spell' by Kanthesis

'Maleficent' inspired 'Under Her Spell' by Kanthesis.


#FrazettaFriday: 'From Dusk 'Til Dawn' by Frank Frazetta


Thursday, 15 January 2015

Cool Art: 'The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy' by Matt Ferguson

'The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy' by Matt Ferguson, and part of Matt's forthcoming solo art show, 'Distant Lands', that opens at Bottleneck Gallery on March 27, is a timed print release through Bottleneck Gallery.

They are 12″ x 24″ 4 colour screenprints in numbered limited editions of 125 each, and cost $35. They will also be available as a matching numbered set for $100 plus a wood variant in a limited edition of 30 for $300.

The timed release runs from Thursday January 15 at 12pm EST until Sunday January 18 at 11.59pm EST.

$2 of every set sold will be donated to New Zealand's children's charity, "KidsCan".

Go here to buy.

"The Argonath, long have I desired to look upon the kings of old"
inspired by 'The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring'
"The Horn of Helm Hammerhand will sound in the deep, one last time!"
inspired by 'The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers'
"You cannot hide. I see you."
inspired by 'The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King'

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' 8-Bit Trailer by Mauri Helme

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' 8-Bit trailer by Mauri Helme.

Cool Art: 'White Dragon' by Yumiko Kayukawa

'White Dragon' by Yumiko Kayukawa, was originally presented for a show called 'White Dragon' in 2012, and is a new print release from 1xRun.

It's a 22" x 17" Archival Pigment Print on 310gsm Fine Art Paper, and is a signed and numbered limited edition of 45 and costs $125.



#FantasyArtThursday: 'Dragon Queen v3' by Pablo Fernandez

'Dragon Queen v3' by Pablo Fernandez

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

'Guardians Of The Galaxy' As An 8 Bit Video Game

8-bit Cinema "gamifies" your favourite Hollywood Blockbusters into 80's arcade and NES inspired action!

Cinefix present Guardians of the Galaxy in the form of an old-school video game.

Cool Art: 'Iron Man' by KYT

'Iron Man' by KYT, is a new limited edition print release from Hero Complex Gallery.

They are 18" x 24" fine art giclée print in a limited edition of 135 and costs $45.

Go here to buy.