Thursday, 31 July 2014

Cool Art: 'They Live: Alley Fight' by PJ McQuade

'They Live: Alley Fight' by PJ McQuade, is a new print from Bottleneck Gallery.

Inspired by the 6 minute fight scene from John Carpenter's 'They Live', this new print is available in three different limited editions. There's the regular version that features the original fight between Nada and Frank, in a limited edition of 50, a variant edition inspired by the Season 5 episode of South Park, "Cripple Fight" in a limited of 50, as well as an "Obey" variant in a limited edition of 25. All editions are 13" x 19" giclée print and cost $45 each.

Check out the detail shots over at his blog.

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
South Park Variant
Obey Variant

Cool Art: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Prints From Mondo

Mondo originally debuted these 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' prints at SDCC last week, but they are now releasing them online.

They are all 24" x 36" screenprints in hand numbered limited editions. Tyler Stout's group print is a limited edition of 750 and costs $60. Francesco Francavilla's 'Starlord' print is a limited edition of 300 and costs $55. 'Rocket Racoon' by Kevin Tong is a limited edition of 300 and costs $45. Phantom City Creative's 'Drax' screenprint is a limited edition of 250 and costs $45. 'Gamora' by Vance Kelly is a limited edition of 225 and costs $45.


They go on sale at a random time on Friday August 1 at Mondo. Follow them on Twitter @mondonews for the on sale announcement.

by Tyler Stout

Cool Art: 'Shining Jack' by Juan Hugo Martinez

'Shining Jack' by Juan Hugo Martinez.

Available as a gallery quality giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks in various sizes.

Go here to buy.

Cool Art: Last Rites Gallery presents 'Silent Tragedies' by Donato Giancola

Last Rites Gallery presents 'Silent Tragedies', an art show featuring the recent interpretative works of Donato Giancola, from the worlds of JRR Tolkien’s Middle-earth to George RR Martin’s 'A Song of Ice and Fire 2015 Calendar', and works related to his water and beach mythologies.

The show will comprise of approximately twenty oil paintings and a dozen drawings, and runs from August 30 until October 4 at Last Rites Gallery, 325 W. 38th Street #1, Between 8th and 9th Avenues, New York, New York 10018. The opening reception is on August 30, 7-11pm, with Donato attending.

Plus, Donato will be holding lectures online at the SmArt School this Fall.
Go here for more information and lecture descriptions.

'I Threw Down My Enemy'

#FantasyArtThursday: 'Fire Phoenix' by Selene Regener

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Cool Art: 'Interview With The Vampire' by Vlad Rodriguez

'Interview With The Vampire' by Vlad Rodriguez.

This is a 24" x 18" digital art print on 80# coated cover stock (1/2" border on all sides) in a signed and numbered limited edition of 50 and costs $35.



New Poster For 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies'

As well as a new trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' (which you can see here), there was also a new poster for the film, featuring Bilbo Baggins.


Plus if you weren't at the San Diego Comic Con, 'The Hobbit' SDCC panel has made it to YouTube. Check it out below.

Cool Art: 'The Terminator' 30th Anniversary SDCC Poster by La Boca

'The Terminator' 30th Anniversary San Diego Comic Con 2014 exclusive poster by La Boca.


#WhelanWednesday: '2061: Odyssey Three' by Michael Whelan

Unlettered cover art by Michael Whelan for the novel '2061: Odyssey Three' by Arthur C Clarke.


Cool Art: Print Club London presents 'Film4 Summer Screen' Art Exhibition at Somerset House

Back for a second year, Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House season has commissioned Print Club London to curate a series of contemporary screen-printed film posters for the 10 year anniversary season.

Renowned for printing, curating and dealing screen-printed artworks Print Club London has hand-picked an assortment of styles and artists, including Rose Blake, Hattie Stewart, Kate Moross, Steve Wilson, Kate Gibb and HelloVon.

Each film poster will be a limited edition and exclusively available to buy for £45 from the exhibition at Somerset House. The exhibition will be open daily until late throughout the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House season, which runs until August 25.

Go here for more information on the artists involved.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Cool Art: Cover Art To 'Saga' Hardcover Collection

As announced during last weekend's San Diego Comic Con, 'Saga: Book One' collects the first three collected volumes (issues 1-18) of 'Saga' by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples. 

The 504-page Book One features brand new cover art, and as Vaughan and Staples revealed in their Comic-Con panel, the cover of each hardcover edition will feature the series’ main character, Hazel. Book One’s cover depicts Hazel breastfeeding as an infant.

'Saga: Book One' Deluxe Hardcover will be released on November 25, 2014 by Image Comics and costs $49.99.

Cool Art: Gallery1988 presents 'Storybook: A Little Gallery Show' by Joey Spiotto

Gallery1988 presents 'Storybook: a little gallery show', the debut solo show from Joey Spiotto. Joey will be showcasing almost 50 new limited edition prints, with classic children's book covers of movies, TV shows, musicians and video games.

The show opens Friday August 1, from 7-10pm at G1988 (East), 7021 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038 and runs through August 16. Joey will also be in attendance at the opening reception.

All remaining work after the opening reception will be online the next day on the gallery1988 website.

Cool Art: 'Orphan Black' by Jasric

'Orphan Black' by Jasric.

Available as a gallery quality giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks.

Cool Art: 'Dames Of Throne' by Chris Wahl

'Dames Of Throne' by Chris Wahl.

For a 'Game of Thrones' themed Burlesque show called 'Dames of Throne'


Cool Art: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Propaganda Style Poster by Jeff Welborn

'Guardians Of The Galaxy' propaganda style poster created exclusively for Fandango by Jeff Welborn.


#VallejoTuesday 'Egyptian Princess' by Boris Vallejo

Monday, 28 July 2014

Cool Art: 'It’s Raining Flying Monkeys And DeLoreans' by Doaly

'It’s Raining Flying Monkeys And DeLoreans' by Doaly.

This is a 13" x 19" giclée print, in a hand numbered limited edition of 25 and costs $40. It was originally part of the 'Fantasy In The City, A Magical Art show'. Over 30 Artists have blended the worlds of Sci-Fi and Fantasy with Modern City life and the artworks will be on display until August 24.

'Assassin’s Creed: Unity' presents: Rob Zombie’s French Revolution

Originally premiered during the San Diego Comic Con, 'Assassin’s Creed: Unity' teams up with famed musician and Master of Horror Rob Zombie to depict the chaotic and brutal events behind the French Revolution. Illustrated by The Walking Dead co-creator, Tony Moore, this animated short brings to life the gory details, bloody battles, and terrifying events of the revolution.

You can check out the behind the scenes here.

#McQuarrieMonday Galoob Double Takes Tatootine Playset Art by Ralph McQuarrie

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Cool Art: 'Labyrinth' by Richard Davies

'Labyrinth' by Richard Davies.


Cool Art: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' by Matt Needle

This 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' poster by Matt Needle was only available only to attendees of Marvel's SDCC panel.


Cool Art: 'Bates Motel' by Laurent Durieux

This 24" x 36" lithograph by Laurent Durieux was only available only to SDCC panel attendees to promote the new season of 'Bates Motel'.


Cool Art: Conan & Red Sonja To Cross Swords For Dark Horse Comics

Announced at SDCC, Jim Zub (replacing Brian Wood) and Gail Simone will be co-writing the Conan / Red Sonja crossover for Dark Horse Comics, with art by Dan Panosian.

The series will see the two characters meeting up at various stages in their lives.  

by Dan Panosian

Cool Art: New 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' SDCC Prints by Phantom City Creative & Vance Kelly

Mondo have unveiled two new SDCC exclusive 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' prints by Phantom City Creative and Vance Kelly.

These are 24” x 36” screen prints and are available first from Mondo's booth (#835) during the San Diego Comic Con.

by Phantom City Creative
by Vance Kelly

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

Marvel Comics has announced three new series in their return to the 'Star Wars' universe. The first issues of each series will be released in the first few months of 2015 and are all set not long after the events of 'Episode IV: A New Hope'.

'Star Wars', an ongoing series written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by John Cassaday, will be set two weeks after 'Episode IV: A New Hope'.

'Star Wars' by John Cassaday
'Star Wars: Princess Leia' is a five issue mini series written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Terry Dodson and follows the Princess as she comes to terms with the destruction of her homeworld of Alderaan.


'Star Wars: Princess Leia' by Terry & Rachel Dodson
'Star Wars: Darth Vader', written by Kieron Gillen and illustrated by Salvador Larocca, follows Darth Vader on his quest to regain his reputation after the destruction of the Death Star, and will explore his relationship with certain bounty hunters.

'Darth Vader' by Adi Granov

Cool Art: 'Ghost In The Shell' by Kilian Eng

'Ghost in the Shell' by Kilian Eng

This is a 24” x 36” screen print, in a numbered limited edition of 325. Available first from Mondo's booth (#835) during the San Diego Comic Con.


Saturday, 26 July 2014

2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners


The winners of the 2014 Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, given for creative achievement in American comic books, often referred to as the Comics Industry's equivalent of the Oscar Awards, were presented last night during Comic-Con International weekend.

The winners on the night were:

Best Short Story
“Untitled,” by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
Hawkeye #11: “Pizza Is My Business,” by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)

Best Continuing Series
Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)

Best Limited Series
The Wake, by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy (Vertigo/DC)

Best New Series
Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Image)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)
Itty Bitty Hellboy, by Art Baltazar and Franco (Dark Horse)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)
The Adventures of Superhero Girl, by Faith Erin Hicks (Dark Horse)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)
Battling Boy, by Paul Pope (First Second)

Best Humour Publication
Vader’s Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle)

Best Anthology
Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)

Best Digital/Webcomic
The Oatmeal by Matthew Inman, theoatmeal.com

Best Reality-Based Work
The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker (M Press/Dark Horse)

Best Graphic Album: New
The Property, by Rutu Modan (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium
Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground, by Donald Westlake, adapted by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)

Best Graphic Album: Reprint
RASL, by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)

Best Archival Collection / Project: Strips
Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, vol. 1, edited by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)

Best Archival Collection / Project: Comic Books
Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)

Best US Edition of International Material
Goddam This War! by Jacques Tardi and Jean-Pierre Verney (Fantagraphics)

Best US Edition of International Material: Asia
The Mysterious Underground Men, by Osamu Tezuka (PictureBox)

Best Writer
Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Image)

Best Writer / Artist
Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)

Best Penciller / Inker or Penciler/Inker Team
Sean Murphy, The Wake (DC/Vertigo)

Best Painter / Multimedia Artist (interior art)
Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)

Best Cover Artist
David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel)

Best Coloring
Jordie Bellaire, The Manhattan Projects, Nowhere Men, Pretty Deadly, Zero (Image); The Massive (Dark Horse); Tom Strong (DC); X-Files Season 10 (IDW); Captain Marvel, Journey into Mystery (Marvel); Numbercruncher (Titan); Quantum and Woody (Valiant)

Best Lettering
Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground (IDW)

Best Comics-Related Periodical / Journalism
Comic Book Resources, produced by Jonah Weiland, www.comicbookresources.com

Best Comics-Related Book
Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell (LOAC/IDW)

Best Scholarly / Academic Work
Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation, edited by Sheena C. Howard and Ronald L. Jackson II (Bloomsbury)

Best Publication Design
Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, designed by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)

Friday, 25 July 2014

Cool Art: 'Harley Quinn' by Jeff Langevin

'Harley Quinn' by Jeff Langevin

The print is on natural white matte paper with ultrachrome archival inks, and is available in 8.5" x 11 and 17" x 22" sizes. Large prints (17" x 22") will also be signed by Jeff.

Go here to buy.


Cool Art: 'My Lion...' by Robert M Ball

A special San Diego Comic Con Shae 'Beautiful Death' poster by Robert M Ball from the Season 4 'Game Of Thrones' finale.


Cool Art: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' by Francesco Francavilla

'Guardians Of The Galaxy' by Francesco Francavilla is a 24" x 36" limited edition of 150 prints and costs $75. It'll be available at Mondo's booth (#835) at the San Diego Comic Con.


Cool Art: 'The Last Of Us' by Olly Moss & Jay Shaw

'The Last Of Us' by Olly Moss & Jay Shaw available at the Mondo booth (#835) at San Diego Comic Con.



Cool Art: ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ SDCC poster by Tony Moore & Justin Kamerer (aka Angry Blue)

San Diego Comic-Con exclusive poster for ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ by Tony Moore & Justin Kamerer (aka Angry Blue). The silkscreen print is a limited edition of 500 and will be released in conjunction with the premiere of the ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’-inspired animated short produced by Tony and Rob Zombie.

The short will be screened Friday at 2pm in Room 6BCF as well as a demo of the upcoming Ubisoft video game and a Q&A. if you miss out on the print at SDCC, Tony Moore and Angry Blue will each have 100 available for sale on their websites.


#FrazettaFriday: 'The Banth' Interior Illustration by Frank Frazetta

Interior illustration by Frank Frazetta for the novel 'Thuvia, Maid Of Mars' by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Cool Art: Mondo's 'Guardian Of The Galaxy' SDCC Exclusive Prints

Mondo have three new 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' prints exclusively at San Diego Comic Con.

'Tree Hugger' by Mike Mitchell is in a limited edition of 225, 'Rocket Raccoon' by Kevin Tong is a Variant limited edition of 150, and 'Groot' by Randy Ortiz is a limited edition of 300.

Available first on Friday July 25 from the Mondo booth (#835), at SDCC.

Follow them on twitter @MondoNews for more information on future releases.

by Mike Mitchell
by Kevin Tong
by Randy Ortiz

Cool Art: 'Pan’s Labyrinth' by Jock

'Pan’s Labyrinth' by Jock

Regular and variant limited edition screen prints, signed by Jock and Guillermo Del Toro. 

Currently available from the Mondo booth (#835), at SDCC

Follow them on twitter @MondoNews for more information on future releases.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: Bernie Wrightson's 'Frankenstein Print Suite 3' from Nakatomi

Bernie Wrightson's illustrated adaptation of 'Frankenstein' was originally published by Marvel Comics in the early 80's. And with the efforts of collectors, the original art boards were located and scanned. Nakatomi is now able to offer these as exclusive hand-printed silkscreen prints.

This third print suite is available as 20" x 30" screenprints in a limited edition of 50, and go on sale Thursday July 24 at 2pm (Central Time).

The seventh print in this series, 'Alone', is previously unpublished, and was not included in the original series.

Go here to buy.

'Eyes They May Be'

#FantasyArtThursday: 'Let It Snow' by Anna Steinbauer

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Cool Art: 'Toy Story That Time Forgot' by Mike Mignola

Official illustrated poster by Mike Mignola for the forthcoming Toy Story short, 'Toy Story That Time Forgot'.
During a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie's room.

#VallejoTuesday: ''In the Moons of Borea' by Boris Vallejo

Monday, 21 July 2014

Cool Art: 'Jurassic World' by Mark Englert

'Jurassic World' by Mark Englert, is a 24” X 36” 7 colour screen print with a metallic ink layer, in a Regular editIon of 500 and variant edition of 100 and available this weekend at the San Diego Comic Con. If you're going, text JURASSIC to 834567 for updates on when and where to pick up the poster at SDCC.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'The Big Lebowski' ACME Archive SDCC prints by Dave Nestler

ACME Archives will be at the San Diego Comic Con (booth 5629 in Hall B) and have already revealed some of the art they will have on show at SDCC. Here's some more, this time inspired by 'The Big Lebowski'.

Both prints are by Dave Nestler and are available as a limited edition of 95 giclée on paper or a limited edition of 395 lithographs at SDCC.

Online orders for the lithograph will be available starting 6pm PST July 23 at www.darkinkart.com and for the giclée on paper starting July 28 at www.acmearchivesdirect.com.

'Condition' by Dave Nestler
'Abide' by Dave Nestler

Cool Art: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Drax The Destroyer by Matt Ferguson

'Drax The Destroyer' official Marvel Studios 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' poster by Matt Ferguson.


#McQuarrieMonday: Galoob Jabba's Palace Playset art by Ralph McQuarrie