Sunday, July 22, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Do You See That Beast, Boy?!' by Jakub Rozalski

'Do You See That Beast, Boy?!' by Jakub Rozalski

Poster created for the 'Reimagining Myths' panel at the San Diego Comic Con, Friday July 20.


Artist Spotlight: The Art Of . . . James R Eads

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 James R Eads.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'The Lord Of The Rings' by John Alvin

'The Lord Of The Rings' by John Alvin


#CoolArt: 'Jurassic Park' by Daniel Danger

'Jurassic Park' by Daniel Danger

A surprise print release at the Mondo booth (#435) during the San Diego Comic Con, early Saturday July 21, now sold out.


Saturday, July 21, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Glass' by Alex Ross

'Glass' by Alex Ross

Poster available at his booth (#2415) during San Diego Comic Con weekend, and also as free print, for the first 50 orders, when you buy any other poster through his webstore on Saturday July 21.


#CoolArt: 'Evil Dead 2' by Adam Rabalais

'Evil Dead 2' by Adam Rabalais.

24" x 36" screen print in an AP edition of 9 for $75.

On sale Saturday July 21 at 12pm CT from his website.


#CoolArt: 'Reveries' by Steven Holliday

'Reveries' by Steven Holliday, inspired by 'Westworld'.

18" x 24" screen print, on Curious Metallic Cryogen White Paper, in a signed and numbered Regular AP edition of 33 for $40, and a signed and numbered Variant edition of 24 for $40.

On sale Saturday July 21 at 2pm CT from his website.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Artist Spotlight: The Art Of . . . James Paick

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 James Paick.

2018 Eisner Award Winners Announced

The winners for the 2018 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, have been announced.

Chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, the Will Eisner Awards reflect the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today, from superheroes, to nursery rhymes and high school angst and pulp fiction.

The awards were presented in a special ceremony during this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

The Winners:

Best Short Story
  • “A Life in Comics: The Graphic Adventures of Karen Green,” by Nick Sousanis, in Columbia Magazine (Summer 2017),

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
  • Hellboy: Krampusnacht, by Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes (Dark Horse)

Best Continuing Series
  • Monstress, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)

Best Limited Series
  • Black Panther: World of Wakanda, by Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Alitha E Martinez (Marvel)

Best New Series
  • Black Bolt, by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward (Marvel)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)
  • Good Night, Planet, by Liniers (Toon Books)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12)
  • The Tea Dragon Society, by Katie O’Neill (Oni)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)
  • Monstress, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)

Best Humour Publication
  • Baking with Kafka, by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Web Comic

Best Digital Comic
  • Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost, by Harvey Kurtzman, Josh O’Neill, Shannon Wheeler, and Gideo Kendall (comiXology Originals/Kitchen, Lind & Associates)

Best Anthology
  • Elements: Fire, A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color, edited by Taneka Stotts (Beyond Press)

Best Reality-Based Work
  • Spinning, by Tillie Walden (First Second)

Best Graphic Album—New
  • My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint
  • Boundless, by Jillian Tamaki (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Adaptation From Another Medium
  • Kindred, by Octavia Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Abrams ComicArts)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips (at least 20 years old)
  • Celebrating Snoopy, by Charles M Shulz, edited by Alexis E Fajardo and Dorothy O’Brien (Andrews McMeel)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books (at least 20 Years Old)
  • Akira 35th Anniversary Edition, by Katsuhiro Otomo, edited by Haruko Hashimoto, Ajani Oloye, and Lauren Scanlan (Kodansha)

Best US Edition of International Material
  • Run for It: Stories of Slaves Who Fought for the Freedom, by Marcelo D’Salete, translated by Andrea Rosenberg (Fantagraphics)

Best US Edition of International Material—Asia
  • My Brother’s Husband, Vol 1, by Gengoroh Tagame, translated by Anne Ishii (Pantheon)

Best Writer
  • = Tom King, Batman, Batman Annual #2, Batman / Elmer Fudd Special #1, Mister Miracle (DC)
  • = Marjorie Liu, Monstress (Image)

Best Writer / Artist
  • Emil Ferris, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters (Fantagraphics)

Best Penciller / Inker
  • Mitch Gerads, Mister Miracle (DC)

Best Painter / Multimedia Artist (interior art)
  • Sana Takeda, Monstress (Image)

Best Cover Artist
  • Sana Takeda, Monstress (Image)

Best Colouring
  • Emil Ferris, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters (Fantagraphics)

Best Lettering
  • Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo, Groo: Slay of the Gods (Dark Horse)

Best Comics-Related Periodical / Journalism
  • The Comics Journal, edited by Dan Nadel, Timothy Hodler, and Tucker Stone, tcj.com (Fantagraphics)

Best Comics-Related Book
  • How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels, by Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden (Fantagraphics)

Best Scholarly/Academic Work
  • Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics, by Frederick Luis Aldama (University of Arizona Press)


Best Publication Design
  • Akira 35th Anniversary Edition, designed by Phil Balsman, Akira Saito (Veia), NORMA Editorial, and MASH•ROOM (Kodansha)

Bill Finger Award for Excellence In Comic Writing 
  • Joye Murchison Kelly
  • Dorothy Woolfolk

Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award
  • Hamish Steele
  • Pablo Tunica

Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award

Spirit of the Industry Award

Eisner Hall of Fame Inductees
  • Jackie Ormes
  • Carol Kalish
  • Charles Addams
  • Karen Berger
  • Dave Gibbons
  • Rumiko Takahashi

#ArtOfTheDay: 'The Witcher: Wild Hunt' by Yama Orce

'The Witcher: Wild Hunt' by Yama Orce


Friday, July 20, 2018

#CoolArt: Aspen Comics Daily Prints at SDCC

Aspen Comics have new exclusive prints, part of the Aspen Daily Prints series at their booth (#2320) during San Diego Comic Con weekend, in signed and numbered limited editions of 25 on each specific day.

Limited quantities are also available from the Aspen Store website for $39.99 each.

'Executive Assisstant: Iris' by Paolo Pantalena and Arif Prianto
(Available Wednesday July 18)
'Fathom' by Siya Oum and Peter Steigerwald
(Available Thursday July 19)
'Jirni' by Jason Fabok and Peter Steigerwald
(Available Friday July 20)
'Soulfire' by Arthur Adams and Peter Steigerwald
(Available Saturday July 21)
'Fathom' by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald
(Available Sunday July 22)

'Terminator 2' Endoarm Special Edition 4K UHD set from Zavvi

'Terminator 2' Endoarm special edition 4K UHD set from Zavvi for £179.99.

Extras include:
  • Region Free
  • 4 discs - 4K Ultra HD, 3D and 2D blurays and CD soundtrack
  • NEW - T2: Reprogramming The Terminator documentary (including exclusive interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Edward Furlong and many more)
  • 2 feature Commentaries; 23 members of Cast & Crew (1993)/ director James Cameron & co-author William Wisher
  • The making of T2 –1993
  • Seamless Branching of the Theatrical cut, Director’s Cut and Special extended edition
  • 2 Deleted Scenes with audio commentary
  • Trailers – NEW T2:3D trailer, (2017) T2 theatrical trailer ‘This time there are two’/ ‘Same make new mission’/ Building the perfect Arnold
Available for preorder Friday July 20 at 6pm UK from the Zavvi website.


#CoolArt: 'Ozymandias' by Dan Mumford

'Ozymandias' by Dan Mumford, an officially licensed print release celebrating the 10th anniversary of 'Breaking Bad' through Gallery1988.

24" x 18" 7 colour screen print in a numbered limited edition of 200 for $40.

On sale now from the Gallery1988 website.


'Evil Dead 2' 4K UHD Exclusive Bluray Steelbook from Zavvi

'Evil Dead 2' 4K UHD exclusive bluray steelbook from Zavvi for £24.99.

Features include:
Disc 1:
  • The movie
  • Audio commentary with Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel and Greg Nicotero
Disc 2:
  • 52min bonus about the influence of the movie on famous directors (Guillermo Del Toro, etc.)
  • Shallowed Souls : The making of Evil Dead 2
  • Dead by dawn
  • The chosen ones
  • Special effects
  • Madman Sam
  • Re-animated
  • Method to madness
  • Rosebud
  • Cabin Fever - A "Fly on the Wall" - Look Behind the Scenes of EVIL DEAD 2
  • Road to Wadesboro: revisiting the shooting location with filmmaker Tony Elwood
  • Making of 2 "The Gore the Merrier”
  • Interview with Bruce Campbell
  • Original trailer
Available for preorder Sunday July 22 at 6pm UK from the Zavvi website (On sale October 29 2018).


#CoolArt: 'The Dark Knight' by Brian Rood

'The Dark Knight' by Brian Rood, a new officially licensed print release from Sideshow.

18" x 24" giclee print, on 100% archival heavyweight 300gsm rag art paper, with hand torn edges and embossed seals of authenticity in a signed and numbered limited edition of 300.

On sale for Pre-Order framed for $250 on Friday July 20 between 12pm-3pm PT from the Sideshow Collectibles website.

Any remaining copies will be available for Pre-Order as an unframed edition for $90 from Monday July 23 between 12pm-3pm PT.


'Star Wars Rebels: Season 2' Exclusive Bluray Steelbook from Zavvi

'Star Wars Rebels: Season 2' exclusive bluray steelbook from Zavvi for £19.99.

Bonus features include:
  • Playable in Bluray Regions A, B, C
  • 3 Discs
  • Rebels Recon
  • Connecting The Galaxy: Rebels Season 2
  • From Apprentice To Adversary: Vader vs Ahsoka
Available for preorder Saturday July 21 at 6pm UK from the Zavvi website (On sale September 10 2018)

Front Cover
Interior
Back Cover

#ArtOfTheDay: 'The Shadow' by Brian Bysouth

'The Shadow' by Brian Bysouth


Thursday, July 19, 2018

'Bugsy Malone' Limited Edition Bluray Steelbook from Zavvi

'Bugsy Malone' limited edition bluray steelbook from Zavvi for £17.99.

Available for preorder now from the Zavvi website (On sale September 10 2018)


#CoolArt: 'Pixies at Wantage, NY' by Tara McPherson

'Pixies at Wantage, NY' by Tara McPherson, a new print release through the Cotton Candy Machine.

18" x 24" 8 colour screen print, with metallic ink, in a signed and numbered AP edition of 50 for $80.

On sale now from the Cotton Candy Machine website.


#CoolArt: 'Marvel's Runaways' by Jen Bartel

'Marvel's Runaways' by Jen Bartel.

Cover art for the vinyl soundtrack from Mondo, available at the Marvel booth (#2329) during San Diego Comic Con weekend.


#CoolArt: 'Halloween' by Bill Sienkiewicz

'Halloween' by Bill Sienkiewicz

Scan your Con badge at booth #2614 and also follow on Twitter @halloweenmovie for updates during the San Diego Comic Con for a chance to get a free mini print.


#CoolArt: 'I Will Not Be The Last Jedi' by Mark Englert

'I Will Not Be The Last Jedi' by Mark Englert, a new 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' inspired print release from Bottleneck Gallery.

12" x 36" screen print in a numbered Glow In The Dark Regular Timed edition for $65, and a numbered Variant edition of 225 for $65.

On sale Thursday July 19 at 12pm ET from the Bottleneck Gallery, with the Regular timed edition on sale until Sunday July 22 at 11.59pm ET.

TIMED Regular Edition
TIMED Regular Edition - Glow In The Dark ink layer
Variant Edition

#ArtOfTheDay: 'John Carter of Mars' by Steve Rude

'John Carter of Mars' by Steve Rude


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

#CoolArt: 'National Park of American Samoa' by Tom Haugomat

'National Park of American Samoa' by Tom Haugomat, a new TIMED print release from Fifty-Nine Parks.

24" x 32" 7 colour screen print on 100# Cougar Natural paper for $80.
On sale until Tuesday July 31.

Open edition 18" x 24" 7 colour limited edition for $40.

5% of the print sale will be donated to the National Park Service.

On sale now from the Fifty Nine Parks website.


#CoolArt: More Mondo Prints At SDCC 2018

More limited edition exclusive prints debuting at the Mondo booth (#435) during the San Diego Comic Con July 19-22.

Mondo will also be selling editions of the prints online during Comic Con weekend. Follow them on Twitter @MondoNews, Instagram @MondoNews and Facebook for updates and on sale announcements.

'Light. Darkness. Balance' (Regular Edition) by Marc Aspinall
(Available online Wednesday only)

'Meet The Robinsons' Exclusive Steelbook Bluray from Zavvi

'Meet The Robinsons' exclusive limited edition bluray steelbook from Zavvi.

Bonus features include:
  • Family Function 5000: Family Tree Game
  • Bowler Hat Barrage! Game
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Inventing The Robinsons
  • Keep Moving Forward: Inventions That Shaped The World
  • Audio Commentary “Kids Of The Future” Music Video
Available for preorder now from the Zavvi website (On sale September 10 2018)

Front Cover
Back Cover

#CoolArt: 'Killer Klowns From Outer Space' by Timothy Pittides

'Killer Klowns From Outer Space' by Timothy Pittides, a new officially licensed 'Masters Of The Universe' print from Mad Duck Posters.

24" x 36" 13 colour screen print, with metallic inks, in a Regular edition of 125 for $65, a Gold Star Variant edition of 35 for $90, and a Rainbow Foil Cosmic Candy Variant edition of 60 for $100.

On sale Wednesday July 18 at 12pm ET from the Mad Duck Posters website.

Regular Edition
Gold Star Variant Edition
Rainbow Foil Cosmic Candy Variant Edition

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Conan The Barbarian' by Bill Sienkiewicz

'Conan The Barbarian' by Bill Sienkiewicz


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Avengers: Infinity War' by Matt Taylor

'Avengers: Infinity War' by Matt Taylor, a new officially licensed Marvel print release through Mondo.

24" x 36" screen print in a TIMED Regular edition for $60 only available from the Mondo website from Sunday July 22 at 11.30am CT until Thursday July 26 at 12pm CT, and a Variant edition of 325 for $80 at the Mondo booth (#435) Sunday July 22 at the San Diego Comic Con.

Regular TIMED Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'Heartfelt' by Kevin Tong

'Heartfelt' by Kevin Tong.

18" x 24" screen print, with metallic inks, in limited editions of 50 and 80.

On sale from his booth (#833) at San Diego Comic Con from Wednesday July 18 (Preview night).


#CoolArt: 'it stopped being about the panic...' by Daniel Danger

'it stopped being about the panic...' by Daniel Danger.

24" x 36" 13 colour screen print with 2 split-fountains in a signed and numbered Purple edition of 250 and signed and numbered Green edition of 120 for $120 each.

Debuting at his booth (#1617) during San Diego Comic Con 2018, and then later from his website.

Purple Edition
Green Edition