Thursday, June 24, 2021

#CoolArt: 'Venom' print by Marco Mastrazzo through Sideshow Collectibles

'Venom #200' by Marco Mastrazzo.

Officially licensed giclee print, in a signed limited edition of 500 in a framed edition for $270, and an unframed edition for $95.

On sale for pre-order Friday June 25 between 9am-12pm PT through Sideshow Collectibles.

#CoolArt: 'Vampirella' print by Sun Khamunaki through Sideshow Collectibles

'Vampirella #9' by Sun Khamunaki.

Officially licensed giclee print, in a signed limited edition of 400 in a framed edition for $270, and an unframed edition for $95, and an HD Aluminum Metal edition of 50 for $300.

On sale for pre-order Friday June 25 between 9am-12pm PT through Sideshow Collectibles.

#CoolArt: 'Wandavision' print by Andy Fairhurst through Bottleneck Gallery

'Wandavision' by Andy Fairhurst.

Officially licensed 18" x 24" giclee print, in a numbered limited edition of 275 for $50.

On sale Thursday June 24 at 12pm ET through Bottleneck Gallery.

#CoolArt: 'Wandavision' prints by Alice X Zhang through Bottleneck Gallery

'We'll Say Hello Again' & 'Love, Persevering' by Alice X Zhang.

Officially licensed giclee prints, in numbered 19" x 13" TIMED Release editions for $50 each, and in numbered 36" x 24" limited editions of 100 for $100 each.

On sale Thursday June 24 at 12pm ET until Sunday June 27 at 11.59pm ET through Bottleneck Gallery.

'We'll Say Hello Again'
'Love, Persevering'

#CoolArt: 'Rapture' print by Max Sansing through Thinkspace Projects

'Rapture' by Max Sansing.

Fine art print on Signa Smooth 300gsm paper with deckled edges, in a signed and numbered 36" x 38" edition of 50 for $575, and a signed and numbered 24" x 26" edition of 150 for $275.

On sale Friday June 25 at 9am PT through Thinkspace Projects.

#CoolArt: 'The Swamp Thing' print by Francesco Francavilla through Mondo

'The Swamp Thing' by Francesco Francavilla.

Officially licensed 16" x 36" screen print, in a numbered limited edition of 175 for $50.

On sale Thursday June 24 at 11am CT through Mondo.

#CoolArt: 'Closing In' prints by Taj Francis through PangeaSeed

'Closing In' by Taj Francis.

24" x 24" 8 colour screen print with metallic ink overlays, in signed and numbered Aqua Foil, Rainbow Foil and Gold Foil Variant editions of 40 for $125 each.

On sale now through PangeaSeed.

Proceeds from this print will go to help power PangeaSeed Foundation's global ARTivism efforts and the artists who dedicate their time and talent to their cause.

For more information on how you can help save our seas, please visit https://www.pangeaseed.foundation.
 
Aqua Foil Variant Edition
Rainbow Foil Variant Edition
Gold Foil Variant Edition

'Wall-E' & 'The Princess And The Frog' 4K Blurays Exclusively through Zavvi

'Wall-E' & 'The Princess And The Frog' 4K blurays.

On sale for pre-order for £19.99 now through Zavvi - (Wall-E & The Princess And The Frog).

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Starbather' by Hugh Pindur

'Starbather' by Hugh Pindur.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

#NewComicBookDay: My Comics Pull List This Week

My comics Pull List this week.

  • 'Shadecraft' #4 (Image Comics)
  • 'Undiscovered Country' #13 (Image Comics)
  • 'Ascender' #16 (Image Comics)
  • 'Red Sonja' #28 (Dynamite Comics)
'Shadecraft' #4 (Image Comics)
Cover art by Lee Garbett
'Undiscovered Country' #13 (Image Comics)
Cover art by Giuseppe Camuncoli
'Ascender' #16 (Image Comics)
Cover art by Dustin Nguyen
'Red Sonja' #28 (Dynamite Comics)
Cover art by Jae Lee & June Chung

#CoolArt: 'Captain America: The First Avenger' prints by Doaly through Grey Matter Art

'Captain America: The First Avenger' by Doaly.

Officially licensed 18" x 24" screen print, in a numbered Regular edition of 125 for $45, a numbered Variant edition of 125 for $55, and a matching numbered 2 print set for $100.

On sale Thursday June 24 at 1pm ET through Grey Matter Art.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'Grateful Dead: The Caravan Continues' by Caleb Williamson through Bottleneck Gallery

'Grateful Dead: The Caravan Continues' by Caleb Williamson.

Officially licensed 24" x 18" screen print, in a numbered Regular edition of 100 for £40, a numbered Moon Foil Variant edition of 60 for $50, a numbered White Oil Foil Variant edition of 50 for $50, a numbered Circular Wonder Foil Variant edition of 40 for $50, and a numbered Racer Foil Variant edition of 40 for $50.

On sale Wednesday June 23 at 12pm ET through Bottleneck Gallery.

Regular Edition

#CoolArt: 'Grateful Dead: 710 Ashbury' prints by Nicholas Moegly through Bottleneck Gallery

'Grateful Dead: 710 Ashbury' by Nicholas Moegly.

Officially licensed 24" x 36" screen print, in a numbered Regular edition of 225 for £65, and a numbered Foil Variant edition of 125 for $75.

On sale Wednesday June 23 at 12pm ET through Bottleneck Gallery.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Priestess of Astarte' by Zoltán Boros & Gabor Szikszai

'Priestess of Astarte' by Zoltán Boros & Gabor Szikszai.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

#CoolArt: 'Dune' print by Pandora Young

'The Harem of Muad'Dib' by Pandora Young.

12" x 18" fine art print on semigloss stock paper in a signed edition.

On sale now through Pandora's Etsy store.

#CoolArt: New Fine Art prints by Anna Kincaide through House Of Roulx

'A Dream To Me', 'A Heart To Steal' & 'Keep On Overthinking' by Anna Kincaide.

Fine art archival pigment prints on 310gsm Hahnemühle William Turner matte fine art paper with hand deckled edges, in signed and numbered limited editions of 15 for $200 each.

On sale now through House Of Roulx.

'A Dream To Me'
'A Heart To Steal'
'Keep On Overthinking'

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Goddess Fatima' by Tsuyoshi Nagano

'Goddess Fatima' by Tsuyoshi Nagano.

Card art from the 'Legend Of Monsters / Legend Of The Cryptids' digital collectible card role playing game.

Monday, June 21, 2021

#CoolArt: Subterranean Press presents 'A Master Of Djinn' by P Djèlí Clark

Subterranean Press presents 'A Master Of Djinn' by P Djèlí Clark

Limited edition hardcover book featuring dust jacket, endpapers and interior illustrations by Kevin Hong.
 
The book will also include include an original introduction, as well as the novella / short stories; 'A Dead Djinn In Cairo', 'The Angel of Khan el-Khalili' and 'The Haunting of Tram Car 015', in addition to the novel proper.

On sale for pre-order now through Subterranean Press.
 

Book Review: 'Soul Of Stone' by Michele Amitrani

'Soul Of Stone' by Michele Amitrani, is a short and unique twist on the legend of Medusa from Greek mythology.

The story begins with Panacea, a legendary healer summoned to heal an ailing king. As she begins her work on the king, he asks of how she became the 'best healer in the known world'. It's a long story, she tells him. But those are the best, the king answers.

And so she begins the tale . . .

It starts with a young Panacea, seeking vengeance after the disappearance of her brother, travelling to the island of Sarpedon in search of the legendary Medusa, in the hopes of exacting her revenge. But when she gets there, her expectations are upended and everything she previously believed to be true is thrown into question. Instead of finding the evil monster of legend, what she finds is a healer with extraordinary skills, which Panacea experiences first-hand. A healer that despite being cursed by the Gods, and living as a recluse, still believes in doing good for people, and will help out when she is able to. Whilst Panacea heals, the pair become master and apprentice, with Medusa passing on her knowledge to the young Panacea. Until the fateful day when Perseus appears.

There have been many stories told of the mythical Medusa; of her origins, her 'punishment' and her death, but 'Soul Of Stone' takes the bones of these stories and myths and presents one of mythology's legendary figures as more human than supernatural. An impatient but sympathetic mentor rather than the monster we know of from films like 'Clash Of The Titans'.

Even though it's a really short story, only 76 pages, Amitrani still pours in a whole lot of excellent characterization and a decent level of world building that keeps you engaged in the somewhat familiar tale. The focus on Panacea's relationship with Medusa was really enjoyable to read, turning from would-be-killer to student, and blossoming into a friendship that kept me emotionally invested in these two excellent characters. The chapters of an older Panacea, as she treats the king, bookends the main story and connects very well, and the way it tied things up at the end was a surprise. Which I loved!

'Soul Of Stone' is a quick, but excellently written reimagining of the Medusa myth that I would definitely recommend.

Available from:

Kobo UK ebooks & audiobooks Kobo US ebooks & audiobooks Kobo Canada ebooks & audiobooks

#CoolArt: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' AP Edition prints by Karl Fitzgerald

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' by Karl Fitzgerald.

Officially licensed 18" x 24" giclee prints, in signed AP editions of 20 for £40 each.

On sale now from Karl's website.

'Projection'
'Sunset'

'The Deer Hunter' 4K Bluray Steelbook through Zavvi

'The Deer Hunter' 3 disc 4K bluray steelbook.

On sale for pre-order Monday June 21 at 12pm UK through Zavvi.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Medea' by Fred Ian

'Medea' by Fred Ian.

Card art from 'Spellcasters 3: Dark Forces', published June 2021 by Perna Studios.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

#CoolArt: 'Maison 54 Collection: Wilderness' collab print by Max 'Maxx242' Gramajo & Miles Tsang & Paul Jackson

'Maison 54 Collection: Wilderness' collab print by Max 'Maxx242' Gramajo, Miles Tsang and Paul Jackson.

18" x 24" screen print on archival cotton paper with deckled edges, in a numbered Red Variant edition of 60 (only 20 available) for $230.

On sale Sunday June 20 at 12pm ET from Miles' website.

Artist Spotlight: The Art Of . . . Lola Beltrán

Showcasing art from some of my favourite artists, and those that have attracted my attention, in the field of visual arts, including vintage; pulp; pop culture; books and comics; concert posters; fantastical and imaginative realism; classical; contemporary; new contemporary; pop surrealism; conceptual and illustration.

The art of Lola Beltrán.
 

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Priest of Fell Rites' by Pauline Voß

'Priest of Fell Rites' by Pauline Voß.

Card art for the 'Modern Horizons II' expansion set, released June 2021 by Magic: The Gathering

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Artist Spotlight: The Art Of . . . Lois van Baarle (Loish)

Showcasing art from some of my favourite artists, and those that have attracted my attention, in the field of visual arts, including vintage; pulp; pop culture; books and comics; concert posters; fantastical and imaginative realism; classical; contemporary; new contemporary; pop surrealism; conceptual and illustration.
 

'Jaws 3' 4K Bluray Steelbook through Zavvi

'Jaws 3' 4K bluray steelbook.

On sale for pre-order Saturday June 19 at 6pm UK through Zavvi.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Svyelun of Sea and Sky' by Howard Lyon

'Svyelun of Sea and Sky' by Howard Lyon.

Card art for the 'Modern Horizons II' expansion set, released June 2021 by Magic: The Gathering

Friday, June 18, 2021

#CoolArt: 'The Trung Sisters' print by Brian Hoang

'The Trung Sisters' by Brian Hoang.

11" x 17" fine art print with gold foil on 120lbs cardstock paper with satin finish, in a signed and numbered Foil edition of 50 for $72 CAD, and a Standard edition, on 90lbs coverstock paper, for $42 CAD.

On sale now from Brian's website.

#CoolArt: 'You Cried Out To Me' print by Chris Austin through The People's Print Shop

'You Cried Out To Me' by Chris Austin.

20" x 20" archival pigment print, in a signed, numbered and embossed limited edition of 100 for $150.

On sale now through The People's Print Shop.

#CoolArt: 'Peach MoMoKo' print collection through Sideshow Collectibles

'Peach MoMoKo' print collection.

Fine art giclee prints, in a signed limited editions.

On sale for pre-order Friday June 18 between 9am-12pm PT through Sideshow Collectibles.

'Demon Days: X-Men - Psylocke'

#CoolArt: 'Spirited Away' prints by Conor Smyth through Bottleneck Gallery

'Spirited Away' by Conor Smyth.

24" x 16" giclee print in a numbered Regular edition of 100 for $40, and a numbered Variant edition of 50 for $50.

On sale Friday June 18 at 12pm ET through Bottleneck Gallery.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'Blade Runner' print by Oliver Rankin through Bottleneck Gallery

'Under The Iron Sky' by Oliver Rankin.

18" x 24" giclee print, in a numbered Regular edition of 100 for $45, and a numbered Foil Variant edition of 25 for $55.

On sale Friday June 18 at 12pm ET through Bottleneck Gallery.