Monday, October 26, 2020

#CoolArt: 'Godzilla: King Of The Monsters' print by Daniel Nash

'Godzilla: King Of The Monsters' by Daniel Nash.

36" x 24" 8 colour screen print on 100# cougar natural paper, in a limited editionof 185 for £50.

 On sale Monday October 26 at 8pm UK through his website.

2020 NOMMO Awards Winners Announced by the ASFS

The 2020 NOMMO Awards winners have been announced by the ASFS (African Speculative Fiction Society), an organization of African writers, artists, editors, and publishers in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and related genres.

The NOMMO Awards recognize works of speculative fiction by Africans, defined as "Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the broadest possible definition of speculative/fantastical fiction including horror, slipstream, interstitial, stories based on traditional beliefs, alternate history etc. An inclusive rather than exclusive term designed to include most especially any distinctively African forms that may develop."

The awards take their name from Dogon cosmology, and the ancestral spirits / deities who take a variety of forms, including appearing on land as fish, walking on their tails.
 
The awards were announced in an online ceremony during the Aké Arts & Book Festival.

Best Novel (The Ilube Award)

  • 'David Mogo, Godhunter', Suyi Davies Okungbowa  (Abaddon)

Best Novella

  • 'Incompleteness Theories' (from single-author anthology 'Incomplete Solutions'), Wole Talabi (Luna Press)

Best Short Story

  • 'Tiny Bravery', Ada Nnadi (Omenana)
  • 'Sin Eater', Chikodili Emelumadu (Omenana)

Best Graphic Novel

  • 'Danfo' by Morakinyo Araoye and Steven Akinyemi (authors), & Ogim Ekpezu (artist) (TAG Comics)

#CoolArt: Haven Gallery presents 'Neoclassicism' Group Art Exhibition

Haven Gallery presents 'Neoclassicism', a group art exhibition featuring over 25 international artists in a survey and reinterpretation of the movements in art focused on reviving inspiration from antiquity. Inspiration for work may be derived from all forms of the arts including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, theatre, architecture, music and literature.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the exhibition will be available on view at the gallery through appointment only and on the Haven Gallery website.

The exhibition is on display until November 28 2020.

by Ilaria Del Monte

#CoolArt: Haven Gallery presents 'Solace' Solo Art Exhibition by Meagan Magpie Rodgers

Haven Gallery presents 'Solace', a solo art exhibition by Meagan Magpie Rodgers, comprised of seven paintings and two drawings that feature Meagan's beautiful and surreal portraits of females, many of which are based off of herself, and painted without their jaws, and are surrealistically symbolic and highly emotive with strong tethers to representing the human condition.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the exhibition will be available on view at the gallery through appointment only and on the Haven Gallery website.

The exhibition is on display until November 28 2020.

#CoolArt: Haven Gallery presents 'Enchantment' Solo Art Exhibition by Gina Matarazzo

Haven Gallery presents 'Enchantment', a solo art exhibition by Gina Matarazzo, consisting of fifteen new oil paintings, and featuring Gina's signature animal portraits steeped in vivid colour palettes and floral adornments. While certain animals are portrayed in their natural habitats among the trees and flowers, others are depicted surrealistically as they take on human qualities. Cloaked in regalia as they elegantly pose in lush interiors, each animal takes on a unique and individualized personality that evoke both humour and splendor.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the exhibition will be available on view at the gallery through appointment only and on the Haven Gallery website.

The exhibition is on display until November 28 2020.

#CoolArt: Haven Gallery presents 'Strange Girls' Solo Art Exhibition by Kathie Olivas

Haven Gallery presents 'Strange Girls', a solo art exhibition by Kathie Olivas, showcasing new oil paintings and sculptural work that focuses on personas that are inspired by her childhood and seek to awaken sentimentality in the viewer. However, this sense of nostalgia is meant to be contrasted with uncertainty as she describes her work to be a satirical in nature.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the exhibition will be available on view at the gallery through appointment only and on the Haven Gallery website.

The exhibition is on display until November 28 2020.

#CoolArt: Haven Gallery presents '新月 Shingetsu (New Moon)' Solo Art Exhibition by Daria Aksenova

Haven Gallery presents '新月 Shingetsu (New Moon)', a solo art exhibition by Daria Aksenova, utilizing her affection for narrative as a link between animals and humans through various branches of folklore. Both visual and thematic elements of these stories can be found in the presence of clothing, masks and characters. Mythologies stemming from Russia, Japan and the Chinese zodiac are noted in Daria's surreal characters and garb, while her own personal narrative finds itself woven throughout each shadowbox.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the exhibition will be available on view at the gallery through appointment only and on the Haven Gallery website.

The exhibition is on display until November 28 2020.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Poison Ivy & Batman' by Clara Tessier

'Poison Ivy & Batman' by Clara Tessier.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

#CoolArt: 'Nosferatu' TIMED Release print by Greg Ruth through Static Medium

'Nosferatu' by Greg Ruth.

18" x 24" fine art print on textured, heavyweight Canson Aquarelle paper in a TIMED Release edition for $75.

On sale Sunday October 25 at 2pm PT for only 1 HOUR through Static Medium.

Winners Of The 2020 Chesley Awards Announced

The winners of the 2020 Chesley Awards, for works and achievements in the period from January 1 to December 31 2019, have been announced.

The Chesley Awards, named after astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell, were established by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) in 1985 as a means for the Science Fiction and Fantasy art community to recognize individual works and achievements in a given year.
 

Best Cover: Hardback Book

Eric Wilkerson
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia (Rick Riordan Presents / October 2019)

Artist Spotlight: The Art Of . . . Kieran Yanner

Showcasing art from some of my favourite artists 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 Kieran Yanner.
 

#ArtOfTheDay: 'She-Ra, Princess of Power' by Lucas Werneck

'She-Ra, Princess of Power' by Lucas Werneck.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

#CoolArt: Hero Complex Gallery presents 'Shadows In The Dark' Group Art Exhibition

Hero Complex Gallery presents 'Shadows In The Dark', a group art exhibition inspired by horror movies.

On view now through the Hero Complex Gallery website

by Rich Davies

Winners of the Inaugural Ignyte Awards Announced

The winners of the inaugural Ignyte Awards have been announced.

The awards seek to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future landscapes of science fiction, fantasy, and horror by recognizing incredible feats in storytelling and outstanding efforts toward inclusivity of the genre.

Best Novel — Adult

  • Gods of Jade and Shadow, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey)

Best Novel — YA

  • We Hunt the Flame, Hafsah Faizal (FSG)

Best in MG for works intended for the middle grade audience

  • Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, Kwame Mbalia (Disney Hyperion)

Best Novella

  • This Is How You Lose the Time War, Max Gladstone & Amal El-Mohtar (Saga)

Best Novelette

  • Emergency Skin”, N.K. Jemisin (Forward)

Best Short Story

  • A Brief Lesson in Native American Astronomy”, Rebecca Roanhorse (The Mythic Dream)

Best in Speculative Poetry

  • A Conversation Between the Embalmed Heads of Lampião and Maria Bonita on Public Display at the Baiano State Forensic Institute, Circa Mid-20th Century”, Woody Dismukes (Strange Horizons 9/30/19)

Critics Award

  • Alex Brown (Tor.com)

Best Fiction Podcast

  • LeVar Burton Reads, LeVar Burton

Best Artist

  • Grace P Fong

Best Comics Team

  • These Savage Shores, Ram V, Sumit Kumar, Vitorio Astone, Aditya Bidikar & Tim Daniel (Vault)

Best Anthology / Collected Works

  • New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, Nisi Shawl, ed. (Solaris)

Best in Creative Nonfiction

  • “Black Horror Rising”, Tananarive Due (Uncanny 5-6/19)

The Ember Award for unsung contributions to genre

  • LeVar Burton

The Community Award for Outstanding Efforts in Service of Inclusion and Equitable Practice in Genre

  • Strange Horizons

'The Lighthouse' Exclusive Bluray Steelbook through Zavvi

'The Lighthouse' bluray steelbook.

On sale for pre-order for £17.99 now through Zavvi. (release date November 30 2020)

Use code GEEKYNERF for free shipping (Code Expires 31/12/2020)

Finalists For The 2020 British Fantasy Awards Announced

The finalists for the 2020 British Fantasy Awards have been announced by the British Fantasy Society.

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • The Bone Ships – RJ Barker (Orbit)
  • The Migration – Helen Marshall (Titan)
  • The Poison Song – Jen Williams (Headline)
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January – Alix E Harrow (Orbit)

 

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • The Institute – Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • The Migration – Helen Marshall (Titan)
  • Mistletoe – Alison Littlewood (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • The Plague Stones – James Brogden (Titan)
  • The Reddening – Adam Nevill (Ritual Limited)
  • The Twisted Ones – T. Kingfisher (Titan)

 

Best Newcomer (the Sydney J Bounds Award)

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, for The Water Dancer (Penguin)
  • Alix E Harrow, for The Ten Thousand Doors of January (Orbit)
  • Penny Jones, for Suffer Little Children (Black Shuck Books)
  • Tamsyn Muir, for Gideon the Ninth (Tordotcom)
  • Nina Oram, for The Joining (Luna Press)

 

Best Novella

  • The Ascent to Godhood – Neon Yang (Tordotcom)
  • Butcher’s Table – Nathan Ballingrud (Gallery / Saga Press)
  • The Deep – Rivers Solomon (Gallery / Saga Press)
  • Ormeshadow – Priya Sharma (Tordotcom)
  • Ragged Alice – Gareth L Powell (Tordotcom)
  • The Survival of Molly Southbourne – Tade Thompson (Tordotcom)

 

Best Short Fiction

  • Dendrochronology – Penny Jones (Hersham Horror)
  • I Say, I Say, I Say – Robert Shearman (The Shadow Booth)
  • The Pain-Eater’s Daughter – Laura Mauro (Undertow)
  • Tomorrow, When I Was Young – Julie Travis (Eibonvale Press)

 

Best Anthology 

  • A Secret Guide to Fighting Elder Gods, ed. Jennifer Brozek (Pulse Publishing)
  • The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, ed. Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (Vintage)
  • New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction for People of Color, ed. Nisi Shawl (Solaris)
  • Once Upon a Parsec: The Book of Alien Fairy Tales, ed. David Gullen (NewCon)
  • Wonderland, ed. Marie O’Regan & Paul Kane (Titan)
  • The Woods, ed. Phil Sloman (Hersham Horror)

 

Best Collection

  • The Boughs Withered When I Told Them My Dreams – Maura McHugh (NewCon)
  • Growing Things – Paul Tremblay (Titan)
  • This House of Wounds – Georgina Bruce (Undertow)
  • Of Wars, And Memories, And Starlight – Aliette de Bodard (Subterranean Press)
  • Sing Your Sadness Deep – Laura Maro (Undertow)

 

Best Non-Fiction

  • Coffinmaker’s Blues: Collected Writings on Terror – Stephen Volk (PS Publishing)
  • The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games – Ebony Elizabeth Thomas (New York University Press)
  • The Full Lid – Alasdair Stuart
  • Joanna Russ (Modern Masters of SF) – Gwyneth Jones (University of Illinois Press)
  • Notes from the Borderland – Lynda E Rucker, for Black Static (TTA Press)
  • The Pleasant Profession of Robert E Heinlein – Farah Mendlesohn (Unbound)

 

Best Independent Press

  • Aqueduct Press
  • Black Shuck Books
  • Luna Press 
  • NewCon Press
  • Rebellion Publishing
  • Undertow Publications

 

Best Magazine / Periodical

  • Black Static
  • The Dark
  • F&SF
  • Fiyah
  • Gingernuts of Horror
  • Shoreline of Infinity

 

Best Audio

  • Breaking the Glass Slipper
  • PodCastle
  • PseudoPod
  • Speculative Spaces

 

Best Comic / Graphic Novel

  • 2000AD, ed. Matt Smith (Rebellion)
  • Basketful of Heads #1 – Joe Hill (DC)
  • B.P.R.D. The Devil You Know, Vol. 3: Ragna Rok – Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, Laurence Campbell et al. (Dark Horse)
  • DCeased #1-6 – Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Gaudiano et al. (DC)
  • DIE – Kieron Gillen & Stephanie Hans (Image)
  • The Ozone Diary – Pentti Otsamo & Tero Mielonen (Luna Press)

 

Best Artist

  • Ben Baldwin
  • Vince Haig
  • Jackie Morris
  • David Rix

 

Best Film / Television Production

  • Game of Thrones: The Long Night – David Benioff & DB Weiss (HBO / Sky Atlantic)
  • Us – Jordan Peele (Monkeypaw Productions et al.)
  • Watchmen: It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice – Damon Lindelof (HBO / Sky Atlantic)
  • The Witcher: Rare Species – Haily Hall (Netflix)

 

#CoolArt: 'Sleepy Hollow' prints by Juan Esteban Rodriguez through Alternative Movie Posters

'Sleepy Hollow' by Juan Esteban Rodriguez.

Officially licensed 18" x 24" giclee print on 315gsm Innova Cold Press Textured paper, in a Regular edition of 50 for £35, and a Variant edition of 40 for £35.

On sale now through Alternative Movie Posters

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

'Aquaman' 4K Bluray Steelbook through Zavvi

'Aquaman' 4K bluray steelbook.

On sale for pre-order for £24.99 Sunday October 25 through Zavvi. (release date November 16 2020)

Use code GEEKYNERF for free shipping (Code Expires 31/12/2020)

'Oldboy' 4K Bluray Steelbook through Zavvi

'Oldboy' 4K bluray steelbook.

  • Two-disc edition featuring a new restoration of Oldboy on 4K UHD Blu-ray, and the acclaimed making-of documentary Old Days on Blu-ray
  • Limited Edition Steelbook® packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin 
  • Fully illustrated booklet featuring new writing by Simon Abrams and archival articles

DISC ONE – OLDBOY (4K UHD BLU-RAY)

  • Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by director Park Chan-wook
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo
  • Original Korean and English soundtracks
  • Music and effects track
  • Newly translated, optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Korean soundtrack
  • Audio commentary with director Park Chan-wook
  • Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook and cinematographer Jung Jung-hoon
  • Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook, and actors Choi Min-sik, Yu Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jung
  • New audio commentary with critic Jasper Sharp and writer Simon Ward
  • Out of the Past, new video appreciation by Asian film expert Tony Rayns
  • Deleted scenes with optional director commentary
  • Behind the scenes featurettes
  • Extensive cast and crew interviews
  • Trailers and teasers
  • Image gallery

DISC TWO - OLD DAYS (BLU-RAY)

  • Old Days: An Oldboy Story, the acclaimed feature-length 2016 documentary about Park Chan-wook’s masterpiece 
  • Autobiography of Oldboy, a three-and-a-half-hour video diary of the making of Oldboy

On sale for pre-order for £29.99 through Zavvi. (release date January 25 2021)

Use code GEEKYNERF for free shipping (Code Expires 31/12/2020)

'Wonder Woman' 4K Bluray Steelbook through Zavvi

'Wonder Woman' 4K bluray steelbook.

On sale for pre-order for £24.99 through Zavvi. (release date November 16 2020)

Use code GEEKYNERF for free shipping (Code Expires 31/12/2020)

Artist Spotlight: The Art Of . . . Kevin Wada

Showcasing art from some of my favourite artists 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 Kevin Wada.
 

#CoolArt: 'The Doors: Morrison Hotel' by Richey Beckett through Iconic by Collectionzz

'The Doors: Morrison Hotel' by Richey Beckett.

Officially licensed 18" x 24" 7 colour screen print with gold metallic ink, in a numbered 'Roadhouse Blues' edition of 250 for $75, and a numbered 'Indian Summer' edition of 150 for $125.

On sale now through Iconic by Collectionzz. (US only)

Roadhouse Blues Edition
Indian Summer Edition

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Wonder Woman' by Kamome Shirahama

'Wonder Woman' by Kamome Shirahama

 

Friday, October 23, 2020

#CoolArt: Modern Eden Gallery presents 'Midnight Garden' Group Art Exhibition curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine

Modern Eden Gallery presents 'Midnight Garden', a group art exhibition curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, featuring over 90 international artists invited to create an original work considering the themes of nighttime, growth, darkness, and lush flora.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the exhibition will be available on view at the gallery through appointment only and on the Modern Eden website.

The art show will be on display from Saturday October 24 until November 13 2020.

by Tom Bagshaw

#CoolArt: 'Issues Facing The Ocean: Biodiversity Loss' print by Nikki Scioscia through PangeaSeed

'Issues Facing The Ocean: Biodiversity Loss' by Nikki Scioscia.

16" x 20" giclee print on Canson Aquarelle 310gsm museum-grade archival paper, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 50 for $75.

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.

#CoolArt: 'Ahsoka Tano' print by Saby Menyhei through Dark Ink Art

'This Moment' by Saby Menyhei.

Officially licensed 24" x 12" lithograph print, in a numbered limited edition of 250 for $45.

On sale now through Dark Ink Art

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Sacrifice' by Frank Frazetta

'Sacrifice' by Frank Frazetta.

Cover art for the 1968 edition of 'Conan The Avenger', written by Robert E Howard, Björn Nyberg and L Sprague De Camp, published by Lancer Books.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

#CoolArt: 'The Crow: Real Love Is Forever' prints by Kevin Tong through Sideshow Collectibles

'The Crow: Real Love Is Forever' by Kevin Tong.

Officially licensed 7 colour screen print with a clear gloss layer, in a numbered Regular edition of 310 for $75 unframed and $260 framed, and a numbered Variant edition of 150 for $90 unframed and $275 framed.

On sale for Pre-Order Friday October 23 between 9am-12pm PT through Sideshow Collectibles.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'House On Haunted Hill' print by Sam Wolfe Connelly through Mondo

'House On Haunted Hill' by Sam Wolfe Connelly.

Officially licensed 18" x 24" screen print, in a numbered limited edition of 75 for $60.

On sale Thursday October 22 at 11am CT through Mondo.

#CoolArt: 'Halloween' print by We Buy Your Kids through Mondo

'Halloween' by We Buy Your Kids.

Officially licensed 18" x 24" screen print, in a numbered limited edition of 150 for $50.

On sale Thursday October 22 at 11am CT through Mondo.

#CoolArt: 'The Omen' prints by Timothy Pittides through Mondo

'The Omen' by Timothy Pittides.

Officially licensed 36" x 24" screen print, in a numbered Regular edition of 165 for $50, and a numbered Variant edition of 90 for $75.

On sale Thursday October 22 at 11am CT through Mondo. (Ships to United States & select countries only)

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'Thunderbirds' prints by Rodrigo Barraza through Vice Press

'Thunderbirds' by Rodrigo Barraza.

  • 'Infographic - Series 1'. Officially licensed A3 sized (16½" x 11.8") giclee prints on 300gsm fine art paper, in numbered limited editions of 200 for £19.99 each, or £99.99 for the set of 6 prints.
  • 'Thunderbirds Vehicle Chart'. Officially licensed A2 sized (16½" x 23.4") giclee print on 300gsm fine art paper, in a numbered limited editions of 200 for £29.99.

On sale Thursday October 22 at 5pm UK (12pm ET) through Vice Press.

Infographic Series 1
Thunderbirds Vehicle Chart

#CoolArt: 'Venom #18' prints by Tyler Kirkham through Grey Matter Art

'Venom #18' by Tyler Kirkham, variant cover art for the issue, published September 2019 by Marvel Comics.

Officially licensed 16" x 24" giclee prints, in numbered limited editions of 125 for $45 each, and as a matching numbered 2 print set for $80.

On sale Thursday October 22 at 1pm ET through Grey Matter Art.

Cover A
Cover B