Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Cool Art: 'Princess Of Power' by Mike Choi

'Princess Of Power' by Mike Choi, is an 11" x 14" print in a limited edition of 300, and will be available in Artist Alley # I-14, where Mike will be appearing, at New York Comic Con Oct 9-12.

Cool Art: Mondo-Con Prints (Part Two)

Here's the second set of prints now available for sale that were exclusively revealed at the inaugural Mondo Con in Austin, TX.

These will be available online at a random time on Thursday October 2. Follow Mondo on Twitter @mondonews for the on sale announcement.

by Alex Ross
27" x 15" screen print in a hand numbered limited edition of 325. $85
by Francesco Francavilla
24" x 36" screen print in a hand numbered limited edition of 275. $50

Review: 'Star Wars Art: Posters'

Another in the superb 'Star Wars Art' series, this time focus is on the many posters from the films, as well as from both series, 2D & CGI, of 'The Clone Wars' and more.

With a foreword by Drew Struzan and an introduction by Roger Kastel, included in the 180 page hardcover book are original paintings, illustrations and concept sketches created for the movies, as well as a look at some of the cool limited edition prints from ACME Archives and Mondo.

A veritable who's who of the poster art scene, some of the artists in the pages include Ralph McQuarrie, Tom Jung, Roger Kastel, Drew Struzan, John Alvin, Olly Moss, Tyler Stout, Steve Thomas, Tom Whalen, Adam Hughes, Brian Rood, Boris Vallejo and lots more!

If you love 'Star Wars' and especially love movie poster art, this book has to a part of your library. Definitely recommended!

*****/5

Cool Art: Bottleneck Gallery & Chogrin presents 'Turtles In Time' - An Official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Show

Bottleneck Gallery & Chogrin presents 'Turtles In Time', an official 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' art show.

The show opens on Friday, October 3, with the opening reception from 7-10pm at Bottleneck Gallery, 60 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249.

Any remaining work will go on sale at the Bottleneck Gallery website Saturday, October 4 at 12pm eastern.

Check out the preview of a selection of art from the show below.

by Glen Brogan

Cool Art: Spoke Art presents 'Otaku Obscura' - A Solo Art Show by Joshua Budich

This Saturday, Spoke Art presents 'Otaku Obscura', the debut solo show of Maryland-based print artist Joshua Budich.

The exhibit is a tribute to the some of the greatest Japanese animated films of all time; 'Akira', 'My Neighbor Totoro', 'Neon Genesis Evangelion', 'Ghost in the Shell', 'Princess Mononoke', and 'Cowboy Bebop', and Joshua has managed to create a wide ranging and inspired homage to the diverse history of the medium. He'll have 28 new prints in the show, each a signed & numbered, limited-edition of 100.

The opening is Saturday, October 4 from 6-10pm at Spoke Art, 816 Sutter St, San Francisco, California 94109, and will be on view until October 24. Joshua will also be in attendance at the opening and the first 100 in line will get one of his 6" x 6" screenprints for free!

Online sales of prints from the show will be from Monday October 6 at the Spoke Art online store. Follow them on Twitter @Spoke_Art for the on sale announcement.


'I Bet You're Totoro' by Joshua Budich
'What Are You Gonna Do Now?!' (Regular Edition) by Joshua Budich
'What Are You Gonna Do Now?!' (Variant Edition) by Joshua Budich
'What Are You Gonna Do Now?!' (Variant Edition GID Layer) by Joshua Budich
Twelve 6" x 6" Prints by Joshua Budich

Cool Art: 'Dejah Thoris' by Gregory Manchess

'Dejah Thoris' by Gregory Manchess, will debut in Paris this October 17, at an art exhibition at Galerie Daniel Maghen. The art show will exhibit Gregory's adventure paintings from literature, science fiction, fantasy, and historical subjects, as well as new narratives.



Cool Art: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' by Matt Ferguson

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' by Matt Ferguson.

This is an 18" x 24" print in a limited edition of only 5 copies, each with the title in a different colour and including a special Glow-In-The-Dark layer. It's part of 'Turtles In Time', an official TMNT art show hosted by Bottleneck Gallery which opens from Friday October 3, celebrating 30 years of "Turtle Power".

Glow-In-The-Dark layer

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

These 'Firefly' inspired portraits of River Tam and Shepherd Book by Tim Doyle, are free prints that Nakatomi Inc will be GIVING AWAY with every order.

If you buy ANY print, you’ll receive one of the red/orange prints, in a limited edition of 100, while stocks last. They also have 25 copies of the blue/purple variants, that will be randomly inserted into orders.

Once these prints are gone, Nakatomi Inc will release the next two in the series.

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

Regular Edition
Regular Edition

#WhelanWednesday: 'The Dark Tower' (Concept) by Michael Whelan

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Cool Art: 'In Darkest Knight' by Chris Skinner

'In Darkest Knight' by Chris Skinner, is the new Mighty Mini print from Hero Complex Gallery.

It's an 12" x 12" mini giclée print in a limited edition of 100 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: 'The Iron Giant' by Tom Whalen

'The Iron Giant' by Tom Whalen, is a 24" x 36" 6 colour screen print on cougar natural 100C paper, and originally debuted at Mondo Con.

No news on availability though.


Cool Art: 'A Midsommer Night’s Dreame' by Anne Benjamin

'A Midsommer Night’s Dreame' by Anne Benjamin, originally debuted at MondoCon. It’s an 18″ x 36″ 3 colour screenprint on French Construction Steel Blue 100# Cover, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 200, and costs $50.

Go here to buy.


#VallejoTuesday: 'Valkyries' by Boris Vallejo

Monday, 29 September 2014

'Star Wars' #1 Variant Cover Art by Joe Quesada

Star Wars #1 variant cover art by Joe Quesada.

Written by Jason Aaron (Thor, Original Sin), with art by John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men) and colours by Laura Martin, Star Wars #1 takes place immediately following the events of 'Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope'. 

Marvel's return to the 'Star Wars' universe begins January 2015.
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Cool Art: Gallery1988 presents 'Bust'd' - A Solo Art Show by Tom Whalen

Gallery1988 presents 'Bust'd', a solo art show by Tom Whalen. The show is a collection of character busts from the world of pop culture in 8″ x 8″ prints in limited editions of 75 and cost only $20.

The show opens Friday October 3, from 7-10pm at G1988 (West), 7308 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046 and runs until the end of the month.

All remaining work after the opening reception will be online the next day on the gallery1988 website.
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#McQuarrieMonday: 'Star Wars' Art by Ralph McQuarrie

Friday, 26 September 2014

Cool Art: 'Doctor Who' S8 E06 'The Caretaker' by Stuart Manning

'Doctor Who' S8 E06 'The Caretaker' by Stuart Manning.


Cool Art: 'We Can No Longer Protect You Forever' by Daniel Danger

'We Can No Longer Protect You Forever' by Daniel Danger, was originally created for the National Poster Retrospecticus, a traveling show of more than 300 hand-printed event posters from over 100 of the most prominent poster designers in the USA, for their show in Cleveland at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The print is a 24" x 36" screenprint and available in two colours. The red sky edition is a 5 colour print in a signed and numbered limited edition of 180 and the blue sky version is a 4 colour print in a signed and numbered limited edition of 150. They will each cost $60.

They go on sale Friday September 26 at 2pm EDT.


'We Can No Longer Protect You Forever' by Daniel Danger
Red Sky Edition
'We Can No Longer Protect You Forever' by Daniel Danger
Blue Sky Edition

#FrazettaFriday: 'Darkwolf' by Frank Frazetta

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Cool Art: Mondo-Con Prints (Part One)

Lots of prints were exclusively revealed at the inaugural Mondo Con in Austin, TX last weekend, and this is part one of some of the remaining print that will be available for sale.

These will be available online at a random time on Friday, September 26. Follow Mondo on Twitter @mondonews for the on sale announcement.

by Mike Saputo & Phantom City Creative
24" x 36" screen print in a hand numbered limited edition of 235. $45

Cool Art: Hero Complex Gallery presents 'Invasion' Art Exhibition

On Saturday September 27, Hero Complex Gallery presents 'Invasion', an art show celebrating alien invasions curated by Chris Thornley (aka RAID71) and joined by fellow artists Kyle Wilkinson, Gordon Reid, Steven Bonner and Tony Hodgkinson, prepare to be invaded with new art that wants to take over the Earth!

Opening reception is September 27 from 7-10pm, and the exhibition will be on display until October 12 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 Sunday, September 28 around 1pm  PST. Follow them on Twitter @HeroComplexArt for the on sale announcement.

Check out a selection of the prints below.

Cool Art: 'It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' by Nicolas Delort

'It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' by Nicolas Delort, is a new seasonal print from Dark Hall Mansion.

It's available as an 18″ x 24” numbered screen print, in a limited edition of 280 which costs $65, and a glow-in-the-dark variant version in an edition of 50 which costs $100.

There is also a very select run of just 15 in a special unlettered foil edition, which costs $150.

It goes on sale Thursday October 2 at Dark Hall Mansion at a random time between 9am and 12pm PST. Follow them on Twitter @DarkHallMansion for the on sale announcement.

Regular Edition

Cool Art: 'Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker' by Mike Lim (aka Daarken)

'Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker' by Mike Lim (aka Daarken), from the new 'Magic: The Gathering' set, 'Khans Of Tarkir'. Available as a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks.



Cool Art: 'Refuge' by Dan Mumford

'Refuge' by Dan Mumford, is an A3 high quality digital print in a signed and embossed limited edition of 50. It's only available as part of the Skull & Heart 'The Colour Series' artbook Kickstarter campaign, at the £35 perk level, which also includes the artbook, a handwritten thank you note, S&H sticker and a postcard pack.

'The Colour Series' was an exhibition held in London by Skull & Heart, to showcase their artist based screen print series, alongside a live drawing event. The event was a great success, and the kickstarter campaign aims to showcase the artists involved and have a beautiful magazine style book, including their biography, full interview and select images from their portfolio.

Go here for the Skull & Heart 'The Colour Series' Kickstarter.


Cool Art: 'Wandering Luminations' by Tara McPherson

'Wandering Luminations' by Tara McPherson, is a 23″ x 29″ giclée, in a signed and numbered edition of 100, and costs $200. It will be available Friday, September 26th at 9am PDT.

Go here to buy.


#FantasyArtThursday: 'Tam Lin' by Wylie Beckert

Find out more about this art from Wylie's sketchblog.

 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Cool Art: 'The Siren's Call' by Lisa Buijteweg

'The Siren's Call' by Lisa Buijteweg, cover art for the forthcoming novel by Stephanie Whitlock.


Cool Art: 'Mulholland Drive' by Grzegorz Domaradzki

'Mulholland Drive' by Grzegorz Domaradzki, is a 36" x 24" hand numbered screenprint from Grey Matter Art and is the first authorised print based on the film.

The regular version is a 5 colour print in a limited edition of 225 and costs $50, the variant is a 5 colour print in a limited edition of 150 and costs $75.

They go on sale Tuesday September 30 at a random time between 1-2pm EST. Follow them on Twitter @greymatterart for the on sale announcement.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'Hoth: Protect Our Wildlife' by Ian Glaubinger

'Hoth: Protect Our Wildlife' by Ian Glaubinger.

This 'The Empire Strikes Back' inspired poster is a 16" x 20" 6 colour silkscreen print, in a limited edition of 150, costs $50, and goes on sale Friday, September 26th around 11am PDT through Dark Ink Art.

#WhelanWednesday: 'Roland' by Michael Whelan

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Cool Art: 'The Adventures of Baron Munchausen' by Jeff Soto

'The Adventures of Baron Munchausen' by Jeff Soto

This is a 24” x 36” screen print, that was originally released at Mondo-Con last weekend.

This will soon be available as a signed and numbered AP regular edition of 50 and a variant edition (below) of 30, here.


Cool Art: 'Alice In Hell' by Ben O'Brien

'Alice In Hell' by Ben O'Brien (aka Ben The Illustrator).

This is a 420mm by 297mm (16½" by 11¾") print on 270gsm Eggshell Superfine in a limited edition of 100 and costs £14. It's part of the 'Little Print Shop Of Horrors' series from Creative Spark, sellling art prints in aid of Forever Manchester.

Go here to buy.

Cool Art: 'Fables Deluxe Edition Volume 9' by Dan Dos Santos

'Fables Deluxe Edition Volume 9' by Dan Dos Santos.

Check out his blog post on Muddy Colors for a look at some of the thumbnail concept sketches.

'Fables: Deluxe Edition' Volume 9 is on sale October 7.


Cool Art: 'Snow White' by James Jean

'Snow White' by James Jean

The front cover to the upcoming 'Fables Cover Collection' (you can see the back cover here), reissued by DC/Vertigo and available in December. This new reissued edition will also contain all the covers that weren't collected in the original edition plus additional covers from Jack of Fables.


#VallejoTuesday: Art by Boris Vallejo

Monday, 22 September 2014

Cool Art: PangeaSeed presents 'Oceanid' by Chuck Sperry

PangeaSeed presents 'Oceanid' by Chuck Sperry, the ninth print of the 'HOME: A Fine Art Print Suite for Threatened Ocean Habitats' print series. September's print release goes towards helping to raise awareness for estuaries and the species that call this fragile environment 'home'.

'Oceanid' is a 31" x 21" 7 colour screenprint on archival cream paper, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 100 and costs $100.

There are also blue opal metallic and light green metallic editions of the print. Both are signed and numbered limited editions of 10 and cost $200.

They all go on sale at 12pm PST Tuesday, September 23.

Go here to buy

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

Regular Edition
Light Green Metallic Variant
Blue Opal Metallic Variant

Cool Art: 'Rose Red' by James Jean

'Rose Red' by James Jean

Back cover to the upcoming 'Fables Cover Collection', reissued by DC/Vertigo and available in December.


#McQuarrieMonday: 'Speeder Bike Chase' by Ralph McQuarrie

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Cool Art: 'Locked In' by JP Valderrama

'Locked In' by JP Valderrama.
"Commissioned work. I was given a great opportunity to do a cross over between two well-known hunters in pop culture, BOBA FETT and PREDATOR! 
Boba Fett somehow finds himself in a jungle of some random planet, an unfamiliar alien life form that has Jango Fett’s head on a spike, with a laser beam locked in on it’s target, ready to go for the kill. Boba Fett, the typical bounty hunter is locked in on his target as well." - JP Valderrama


Cool Art: 'Ghost In The Shell' by Martin Ansin

'Ghost In The Shell' by Martin Ansin, is a 24" x 36" print in a limited edition of 375, and was available at a special screening of the film exclusively at Mondo Con.


Friday, 19 September 2014

Cool Art: 'Doctor Who' S8 E05 'Time Heist' by Stuart Manning

'Doctor Who' S8 E05 'Time Heist' by Stuart Manning.


Cool Art: 'The Black Keys, Philadelphia' Concert Poster by Chuck Sperry

'The Black Keys - Cage The Elephant Tour at Philadelphia' by Chuck Sperry.

This new gig poster is a 30″ x 22″ 6-colour screenprint in a signed and numbered limited edition of 280. It's also available in two variant editions - Gold Opal and Green Mirror - both are in a limited edition of 15 each.

The regular edition of this poster will be available at the show officially through 'The Black Keys' at the Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia on Saturday September 20. Remaining prints will go on sale Sunday September 21 at a random time, so follow Chuck on Twitter @Yosquirt for the on sale announcement.

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Gold Opal Variant
Green Mirror Variant

#FantasyArtFriday: 'Vampirella' by Jenny Frison

#FrazettaFriday: 'Vampirella' by Frank Frazetta