Thursday, August 25, 2016

#CoolArt: New Art Prints By James R Eads

New art prints by James R Eads.

  • 'The Unravelling', 36" x 24" four colour screenprint on Cream Speckletone paper, used as the concert poster for Alabama Shakes at Berkeley, August 12 2016, in a hand signed and numbered limited edition of 45 for $45.
  • 'Past Life Regression', 12" x 12" four colour screenprint on Nightshift Blue paper, cut down from the 2016 Outside Lands Festival poster, in a hand signed and numbered limited edition of 60 for $25.

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'The Unravelling'
'Past Life Regression'

#CoolArt: 'Queen, Princess, Jedi' Perspective #3 by Andy Fairhurst

The 'Star Wars' inspired 'Queen, Princess, Jedi' Perspective #3 by Andy Fairhurst, a new officially licensed print release from Bottleneck Gallery and ACME Archives.

13" x 19" giclee prints in a numbered limited edition of 325 for $100 for the 3 print set.

On sale Thursday August 25 at 12pm EST.

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#CoolArt: 'Saturday Night Fever' by Mads Berg

'Saturday Night Fever' by Mads Berg, a new officially licensed limited edition print from Dark Hall Mansion.

24" x 18" giclee print, in hand numbered editions; a SNF edition of 225 for $55, an Ice Blue edition in a limited edition of 50 for $75, and an Inferno edition in a limited edition of 50 for $75.

On sale Thursday August 25 at 12.30pm PST.

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SNF Edition
Ice Blue Edition
Inferno Edition

#CoolArt: Time Beards presents 'Kurt Russell, Deep Cuts' Art Show

Time Beards presents 'Kurt Russell, Deep Cuts' Art Show, hosted at The Public Works in San Francisco, and features limited edition posters, prints and original works inspired by the works of Kurt Russell.

Artists include: Paul Shipper, Luke Harrington, Craig Drake, Robert Bruno, Jeany Ngo, Kevin Wilson, Marko Manev, Nathan Anderson, Amy Beth Christensen, Eli Maffei, Andre Kirk, Chris Voy, Chris Koehler and Dawn Carlos.

The exhibition is on Saturday August 27 from 7pm until 2am at The Public Works SF, 161 Erie St (Off Mission Between Duboce and 14th), San Francisco, CA 94103.

Go here for the official Facebook Event page.

#CoolArt: Corey Helford Gallery presents '10th Anniversary Exhibition'

Corey Helford Gallery celebrates their 10th anniversary with a special exhibition featuring new artworks from 100 artists created especially for this show, curated by Jan Corey Helford and Caro Buermann.

The opening reception is on Saturday August 27 from 7-11pm at Corey Helford Gallery, 571 S Anderson Street (Enter on Willow Street), Los Angeles, CA 90033, and will be on view through September 24.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Armageddon 2419 AD' by Ed Emshwiller

Cover art by Ed Emshwiller for the novel 'Armageddon 2419 AD' by Philip F Nowlan.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

#CoolArt: 'Voight Kampff' by Tegan Bellitta

The 'Blade Runner' inspired 'Voight Kampff' by Tegan Bellitta, a print release through Hero Complex Gallery.

12" x 9" fine art giclee print in a limited edition of 75 for $20.

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#CoolArt: 'Discovery' by Tim Doyle

'Discovery' by Tim Doyle, a new print release through The Flood Gallery.

This is for Classic Album Sundays, celebrating the 15th anniversary of the release of the French duo's second album, with a series of special playback events.

18" x 24" 5 colour screenprint, available in a signed and numbered Regular edition of 100 for £30, a 4 colour Silver Foil edition of 40 for £45, and a 4 colour Gold Foil edition of 20 for £60.

On sale Wednesday August 24 at 1pm UK.

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Regular Edition
Silver Foil Edition
Gold Foil Edition

#CoolArt: 'Frozen' by Brittney Lee

'Frozen' by Brittney Lee, new officially licensed prints from Cyclops Print Works.

20" x 30" 10 colour serigraph prints with a varnished finish on Strongstuff 320gms paper in hand signed and numbered limited editions of 200 each at $65.

On sale on Tuesday August 23 at 12pm PST.

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'Anna' by Brittney Lee
'Elsa' by Brittney Lee

#CoolArt: 'Tears Of The Saints' by Chrystal Chan

'Tears Of The Saints' by Chrystal Chan, a new print release from Rhino Barking Sparrow.

8" x 10" giclée print on 10" x 12" Cold-Press Natural Heavy Fine Art 340gsm paper in a signed and numbered limited edition of 30 for $30.

This print is available with hand embellished gold mica paint for an extra $20 as well as varnished with MOAB Desert Varnish for an additional $5.

On sale Tuesday August 23 at 9am PST.

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#CoolArt: 'And There They Were, Four White Horses' by Nick Comparone

'And There They Were, Four White Horses' by Nick Comparone, inspired by 'The Princess Bride'.

Set of four 4" x 7" 4 layer stencils and spray paint on pages from 'The Princess Bride' by William Goldman, in a limited edition of 10 for $140 for the set.

Each order is a unique page and may vary slightly from pictured.

On sale Tuesday August 23 at 5pm EST.

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Nick will also be opening up 10 commission slots for a pop-culture portrait of your choice, painted on to a book page (usually ranging between 4" x 7" and 5" x 8") at $40 each. Each slot is limited to one character from film or television, or one musician.

Go here to sign up for the commission slots.

#CoolArt: 'The Rebellion' by Christopher Shy

'The Rebellion' by Christopher Shy, inspired by 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', a new print release from Wooden Nickel Art Works that will be premiering at Salt Lake Comic Con, September 1-3 2016.
  • 18" x 24" giclee print on Somerset Velvet 255gsm in a limited edition of 150 for $65.
  • 24" x 36" giclee print on Somerset Velvet 255gsm in a limited edition of 75 for $115.
Pre-orders for pick-up at the convention (Booth #507) will continue until Friday August 26 at 9pm PDT. Any leftover prints will go online September 7 at 9am PDT.

Go here to pre-order.


#CoolArt: 'The Fly' by Timothy Pittides

'The Fly' by Timothy Pittides, a new officially licensed print release from Bottleneck Gallery and ACME Archives.

18" × 24", 6 colour screenprint on Index Off White Kraft-Tone French Paper, in a Regular edition of 125 for $40 and a Variant edition, with 3 metallic inks on Pearl White Metallic Paper, in a limited edition of 40 for $50.

On sale Tuesday August 23 at 12pm EST.

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Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Warby Parker & Kill Screen Partner Up For A New Physics Based Online Game

Warby Parker and Kill Screen partner up for a new online game and the launch of a pair of limited edition glasses!

On August 23, Warby Parker’s first ever - and totally free - video game will be revealed at warbyparker.com/kill-screen. With the help of Highline Games, Warby Parker and Kill Screen have come up with a physics-based matching game that perfectly captures their shared love of design and entertainment. Its graphic elements are beautiful yet unexpected, and the gameplay hits the sweet spot of being both simple and fun.

Warby Parker & Killscreen Game
The object of the game is to match and clear groups of same coloured balls as they roll about in a bowl. The more balls matched, the more your meter fills and the more points you score. The bowl is set on a work desk - which also happens to be the perfect place to play the game, although you may not end up getting much actual work done! - and features made-up books with distracting titles (consider them a challenge!), a pair of good-looking glasses, and the always-important 'tilt' button to shake things up when there are no colour matches in the bowl. Although be sparing with that 'tilt' button, as you can only use it once until the meter has been filled again. Having played it myself, it's quite an addictive game, very much in the mould of the classic 'Tetris', and a game where you'll keep wanting to better your previous score!

The pairing of Kill Screen with Warby Parker is such a logical, and natural fit.” says Jamin Warren, Kill Screen CEO and Founder.

The spirit of independence and innovation that we admire in games permeates Warby Parker’s approach to the design of glasses, and the Kill Screen limited-edition glasses are a wonderfully tangible representation of that spirit.

The limited-edition glasses, 'Burke in Glacier Grey' (a best-selling frame re-imagined in a new hue), are crafted from premium cellulose acetate and equipped with lenses that have anti-scratch and anti-reflective coatings - which conveniently reduce the glare from screens. (Score!) Inside the frame’s temple is an embossed Kill Screen logo in their signature red. Also included in the bundle is a custom lens pouch with artwork featuring the Kill Screen logo cleverly deconstructed into minimalist lines and shapes.

Burke in Glacier Grey from Warby Parker

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Probability Planet' by Frank Kelly Freas

Cover art by Frank Kelly Freas for the novel 'Probability Planet' by Brian N Ball.


Monday, August 22, 2016

#CoolArt: '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' by Brian Miller

'20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' by Brian Miller.

18" x 24" 5 colour screenprint on French Art paper in a signed and numbered limited edition of 100 for $40.

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#CoolArt: 'Black Sabbath at BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ' by Tim Doyle

'Black Sabbath at BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ, August 19 2016' by Tim Doyle, a new print release through Nakatomi Inc.

18" × 24" screenprint in a signed and numbered Regular edition of 666 for $30, and a Silver Foil edition in a very limited run of 10 for $60.

On sale Monday August 22 at 1pm CST.

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#ArtOfTheDay: 'A Princess Of Mars' by Robert Abbett

Cover art by Robert Abbett for the novel 'A Princess Of Mars', book 1 of the 'Barsoom' / 'John Carter Of Mars' series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.


Sunday, August 21, 2016

2016 Hugo Award Winners

The Hugo Awards were presented at a ceremony on Saturday August 20 2016 during MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention.

The 2016 Hugo Award trophy base was designed by Sarah Felix.

2016 Hugo Award Winners

BEST NOVEL
The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin (Orbit)

BEST NOVELLA
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)

BEST NOVELETTE
“Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, trans. Ken Liu (Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015)

BEST SHORT STORY

“Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2015)

BEST RELATED WORK

No Award

BEST GRAPHIC STORY
The Sandman: Overture, written by Neil Gaiman, art by J.H. Williams III (Vertigo)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM
The Martian, screenplay by Drew Goddard, directed by Ridley Scott (Scott Free Productions; Kinberg Genre; TSG Entertainment; 20th Century Fox)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM
Jessica Jones: “AKA Smile”, written by Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, and Jamie King, directed by Michael Rymer (Marvel Television; ABC Studios; Tall Girls Productions;Netflix)

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM
Ellen Datlow

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM
Sheila E Gilbert

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
Abigail Larson

BEST SEMIPROZINE

Uncanny Magazine, edited by Lynne M Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky

BEST FANZINE
File 770, edited by Mike Glyer

BEST FANCAST

No Award

BEST FAN WRITER
Mike Glyer

BEST FAN ARTIST
Steve Stiles

THE JOHN W CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER
(Not a Hugo Award, but administered along with the Hugo Awards)
Andy Weir

#CoolArt: 'Stardust VI' by Rob Rey

'Stardust VI' by Rob Rey.

6" x 8" Oil paint on board, available at Every Day Original.

On sale Sunday August 21 at 11.45am EST.


The Art Of . . . Darek Zabrocki

I've previously showcased a few of my favourite pop culture and vintage pulp artists, and each weekend I showcase art from more of my favourite artists.

The art of Darek Zabrocki.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Escape On Venus' by Roy Krenkel

Cover art by Roy Krenkel for the novel 'Escape On Venus', book 4 of the 'Venus' series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

#CoolArt: 'Beyond The Stars: At Galaxy's Edge' by Julie Dillon

Cover art by Julie Dillon for the space opera anthology, 'Beyond The Stars: At Galaxy's Edge' edited by Ellen Campbell and Patrice Fitzgerald.


#CoolArt: 'Binti' by Liu Junwei

Cover art by Liu Junwei for the Chinese edition of the novel 'Binti' by Nnedi Okorafor.


The Art Of . . . Daniel Norris

I've previously showcased a few of my favourite pop culture and vintage pulp artists, and each weekend I showcase art from more of my favourite artists.

The art of Daniel Norris.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Pellucidar' by J Allen St John

Cover art by J Allen St John for the novel 'Pellucidar', book 2 of the 'Pellucidar' series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.


Friday, August 19, 2016

2016 Chesley Awards Winners Announced

The Chesley Awards were established by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) to recognize individual artistic works and achievements in the field of science fiction and fantasy.

The winners of the 2016 Chesley Awards were announced at MidAmeriCon 2, during the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, Kansas City, MO, USA (August 17- 21).

Best Cover Illustration: Hardcover Book
Todd Lockwood, 'Voyage of the Basilisk' by Mark Brennan (Tor, March 2015)

#CoolArt: 'Bound' by Sasha Ira

'Bound' by Sasha Ira, a new print release from Rhino Barking Sparrow, currently on display as part of 'Devenir', her solo show at Haven Gallery until September 11 2016.

11" x 14" giclée print on Cold-Press Natural Heavy Fine Art 340gsm paper in a limited edition of 25 for $40.

For an additional $5 your print will be varnished with MOAB Desert Varnish.

On sale Friday August 19 at 9am PST.

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#CoolArt: 'Born To Rebel' by Orlando Arocena

'Born To Rebel' by Orlando Arocena, inspired by 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'.

24" x 36" Giclée prints on Cold Press Bright 340gsm paper with Epson Ultra Chrome K3 inks. The regular editions are signed and in a run of 75 for $55, and the foil edition Giclée prints on Metallic Archival PolyFoil are in signed limited editions of 15 for $75 each.

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'Born To Rebel: Camo' by Orlando Arocena
'Born To Rebel: Squadron' by Orlando Arocena

1941 Retro Hugo Award Winners

The 1941 Retro-Hugo Awards were presented at a ceremony on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention. MidAmeriCon II elected to present Retro-Hugo Awards for works first published in 1940 that would have been eligible for the 1941 Hugo Awards had there been Awards presented in 1941.

The 1941 Retro Hugo Award trophy base was designed by Brent Simmons.

The Retro Hugo Awards were first presented at Loncon 3 in 2014, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the first World Science Fiction Convention in 1939. The Hugo Awards were first awarded in 1953.

1941 Retro Hugo Award Winners

Best Novel
Slan, AE Van Vogt (Astounding Science‐Fiction, December 1940)

Best Novella
“If This Goes On…”, Robert A. Heinlein (Astounding Science-Fiction, February 1940)

Best Novellette
“The Roads Must Roll”, Robert A. Heinlein (Astounding Science-Fiction, June 1940)

Best Short Story
“Robbie”, Isaac Asimov (Super Science Stories, September 1940)

Best Graphic Story
Batman #1, (Detective Comics, Spring 1940)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)
Pinocchio, written by Ted Sears et al., directed by Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske (Walt Disney Productions, RKO Radio Pictures)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form)
Fantasia, written by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer, directed by Samuel Armstrong et al. (Walt Disney Productions, RKO Radio Pictures)

Best Editor (Short Form)
John W Campbell

Best Professional Artist
Virgil Finlay

Best Fanzine
Futuria Fantasia, edited by Ray Bradbury

Best Fan Writer
Ray Bradbury

#CoolArt: 'LV-426' and 'Acheron' by Matt Ferguson

The 'Alien' and 'Aliens' inspired 'LV-426' and 'Acheron' by Matt Ferguson, a new officially licensed diptych print release from Bottleneck Gallery and ACME Archives.

18" x 36" screenprints in a numbered limited edition of 175 for $85 for the 2 print set.

On sale Friday August 19 at 12pm EST.

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#CoolArt: 'Rogue One' by Derek Laufman

'Rogue One' by Derek Laufman

11" x 17" print in a signed edition for $20.

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#CoolArt: 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' by Marq Spusta

'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' by Marq Spusta, a new officially licensed limited edition print from Dark Hall Mansion.

18" x 24" screenprint, in signed and hand numbered editions; a 'Blue Sky' edition of 350 for $65, an 'Opal' edition with metallic inks in a limited edition of 150 for $90, and a 'Super Gold' edition with metallic inks in a limited edition of 90 for $125.

On sale Friday August 19 at 12.30pm PST.

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Blue Sky Edition
Opal Edition
Super Gold Edition