Saturday, June 06, 2020

Artist Spotlight: The Art Of . . . Karen Hallion

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 Karen Hallion.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Storm' by Stéphanie Hans

'Storm' by Stéphanie Hans.

Cover art for 'Storm' issue #10, published April 2015 by Marvel Comics

Friday, June 05, 2020

#CoolArt: 'The Lighthouse' TIMED Release print by Josh Seth Blake through Gallery1988

'That's The Trouble With Ye!' by Josh Seth Blake.

18" x 24" screen print, in a numbered TIMED Release edition for $45.

On sale now until Sunday June 7 at 11.59am PT through Gallery1988.

#CoolArt: 'Unwind' TIMED Release print by Kayla Mahaffey through Thinkspace Projects

'Unwind' by Kayla Mahaffey.

18" x 24" fine art print on Signa Smooth 300gsm cotton rag paper with deckled edges, in a signed and numbered TIMED Release edition for $250.

33% of profits will be donated directly to Black Lives Matter Chicago + 33% of profits will also be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

On sale Saturday June 6 at 10am PT until Tuesday June 9 at 10am PT through Thinkspace Projects.

Finalists For The 2020 Eisner Awards Announced

The nominees for the 2020 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.

The winners will be announced in July 2020.

Best Short Story

  • Hot Comb,” by Ebony Flowers, in Hot Comb (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • How to Draw a Horse,” by Emma Hunsinger, The New Yorker
  • The Menopause,” by Mira Jacob, The Believer
  • Who Gets Called an ‘Unfit’ Mother?” by Miriam Libicki, The Nib
  • You’re Not Going to Believe What I’m About to Tell You,” by Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal

Best Single Issue / One-Shot

  • Coin-Op No. 8: Infatuation, by Peter and Maria Hoey (Coin-Op Books)
  • The Freak, by Matt Lesniewski (AdHouse)
  • Minotäar, by Lissa Treiman (Shortbox)
  • Our Favorite Thing Is My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)
  • Sobek, by James Stokoe (Shortbox) 

Best Continuing Series

  • Bitter Root, by David Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene (Image)
  • Criminal, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)
  • Crowded, by Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein, and Ted Brandt (Image)
  • Daredevil, by Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto (Marvel)
  • The Dreaming, by Simon Spurrier, Bilquis Evely et al. (DC)
  • Immortal Hulk, by Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, and Ruy José et al. (Marvel)

Best Limited Series

  • Ascender, by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen (Image)
  • Ghost Tree, by Bobby Curnow and Simon Gane (IDW)
  • Little Bird by Darcy Van Poelgeest and Ian Bertram (Image)
  • Naomi by Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker, and Jamal Campbell (DC)
  • Sentient, by Jeff Lemire and Gabriel Walta (TKO) 

Best New Series

  • Doctor Doom, by Christopher Cantwell and Salvador Larocca (Marvel)
  • Invisible Kingdom, by G Willow Wilson and Christian Ward (Berger Books/Dark Horse)
  • Once & Future, by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora (BOOM! Studios)
  • Something Is Killing the Children, by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera (BOOM! Studios)
  • Undiscovered Country, by Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Daniele Orlandini (Image) 

Best Publication for Early Readers

  • Comics: Easy as ABC, by Ivan Brunetti (TOON)
  • Kitten Construction Company: A Bridge Too Fur, by John Patrick Green (First Second/Macmillan)
  • The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! by Mo Willems (Hyperion Books)
  • A Trip to the Top of the Volcano with Mouse, by Frank Viva (TOON)
  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market, by Raúl the Third (Versify/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Who Wet My Pants? by Bob Shea and Zachariah Ohora (Little, Brown) 

Best Publication for Kids

  • Akissi: More Tales of Mischief, by Marguerite Abouet and Mathieu Sapin (Flying Eye/Nobrow)
  • Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls, by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic Graphix)
  • Guts, by Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic Graphix)
  • New Kid, by Jerry Craft (Quill Tree/HarperCollins)
  • This Was Our Pact, by Ryan Andrews (First Second/Macmillan)
  • The Wolf in Underpants, by Wilfrid Lupano, Mayana Itoïz, and Paul Cauuet (Graphic Universe/Lerner Publishing Group) 

Best Publication for Teens

  • Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass, by Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh (DC)
  • Hot Comb, by Ebony Flowers (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Kiss Number 8, by Colleen AF Venable and Ellen T. Crenshaw (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Penny Nichols, by MK Reed, Greg Means, and Matt Wiegle (Top Shelf) 

Best Humor Publication

  • Anatomy of Authors, by Dave Kellett (SheldonComics.com)
  • Death Wins a Goldfish, by Brian Rea (Chronicle Books)
  • Minotäar, by Lissa Treiman (Shortbox)
  • Sobek, by James Stokoe (Shortbox)
  • The Way of the Househusband, vol. 1, by Kousuke Oono, translation by Sheldon Drzka (VIZ Media)
  • Wondermark: Friends You Can Ride On, by David Malki (Wondermark) 

Best Anthology

  • ABC of Typography, by David Rault (SelfMade Hero)
  • Baltic Comics Anthology š! #34-37, edited by David Schilter, Sanita Muižniece et al. (kuš!)
  • Drawing Power: Women’s Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival, edited by Diane Noomin (Abrams)
  • Kramer’s Ergot #10, edited by Sammy Harkham (Fantagraphics)
  • The Nib #2–4, edited by Matt Bors (Nib) 

Best Reality-Based Work

  • Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations, by Mira Jacob (One World/Random House)
  • Grass, by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, translation by Janet Hong (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos, by Lucy Knisley (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Moonbound: Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight, by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm (Hill & Wang)
  • My Solo Exchange Diary, vol. 2 (sequel to My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness), by Nagata Kabi, translation by Jocelyne Allen (Seven Seas)
  • They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker (Top Shelf) 

Best Graphic Album—New

  • Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Bezimena, by Nina Bunjevac (Fantagraphics)
  • BTTM FDRS, by Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore (Fantagraphics)
  • Life on the Moon, by Robert Grossman (Yoe Books/IDW)
  • New World, by David Jesus Vignolli (Archaia/BOOM!)
  • Reincarnation Stories, by Kim Deitch (Fantagraphics)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint

  • Bad Weekend by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)
  • Clyde Fans, by Seth (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Cover, vol. 1, by Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack (DC/Jinxworld)
  • Glenn Ganges: The River at Night, by Kevin Huizenga (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • LaGuardia, by Nnedi Okorafor and Tana Ford (Berger Books/Dark Horse)
  • Rusty Brown, by Chris Ware (Pantheon) 

Best Adaptation from Another Medium

  • Giraffes on Horseback Salad: Salvador Dali, the Marx Brothers, and the Strangest Movie Never Made, by Josh Frank, Tim Hedecker, and Manuela Pertega (Quirk Books)
  • The Giver, by Lois Lowry and P. Craig Russell, (HMH Books for Young Readers)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel, by Margaret Atwood, adapted by Renee Nault (Nan A. Talese)
  • HP Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness, vols. 1–2, adapted by Gou Tanabe, translation by Zack Davisson (Dark Horse Manga)
  • The Seventh Voyage, by Stanislaw Lem, adapted by Jon Muth, translation by Michael Kandel (Scholastic Graphix)
  • Snow, Glass, Apples, by Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran (Dark Horse Books) 

Best U.S. Edition of International Material

  • Diabolical Summer, by Thierry Smolderen and Alexandre Clerisse, translation by Edward Gauvin (IDW)
  • Gramercy Park, by Timothée de Fombelle and Christian Cailleaux, translation by Edward Gauvin (EuroComics/IDW)
  • The House, by Paco Roca, translation by Andrea Rosenberg (Fantagraphics)
  • Maggy Garrisson, by Lewis Trondheim and Stéphane Oiry, translation by Emma Wilson (SelfMadeHero)
  • Stay, by Lewis Trondheim and Hubert Chevillard, translation by Mike Kennedy (Magnetic Press)
  • Wrath of Fantômas, by Olivier Bouquet and Julie Rocheleau, translation by Edward Gauvin (Titan) 

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia

  • BEASTARS, by Paru Itagaki, translation by Tomo Kimura (VIZ Media)
  • Cats of the Louvre, by Taiyo Matsumoto, translation by Michael Arias (VIZ Media)
  • Grass, by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, translation by Janet Hong (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Magic Knight Rayearth 25th Anniversary Edition, by CLAMP, translation by Melissa Tanaka (Kodansha)
  • The Poe Clan, by Moto Hagio, translation by Rachel Thorn (Fantagraphics)
  • Witch Hat Atelier, by Kamome Shirahama, translation by Stephen Kohler (Kodansha) 

Best Archival Collection / Project—Strips

  • Cham: The Best Comic Strips and Graphic Novelettes, 1839–1862, by David Kunzle (University Press of Mississippi)
  • Ed Leffingwell’s Little Joe, by Harold Gray, edited by Peter Maresca and Sammy Harkham (Sunday Press Books)
  • The George Herriman Library: Krazy & Ignatz 1916–1918, edited by R.J. Casey (Fantagraphics)
  • Krazy Kat: The Complete Color Sundays, by George Herriman, edited by Alexander Braun (TASCHEN)
  • Madness in Crowds: The Teeming Mind of Harrison Cady, by Violet and Denis Kitchen (Beehive Books)
  • Pogo, Vol. 6: Clean as a Weasel, by Walt Kelly, edited by Mark Evanier and Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics) 

Best Archival Collection / Project—Comic Books

  • Alay-Oop, by William Gropper (New York Review Comics)
  • The Complete Crepax, vol. 5: American Stories, edited by Kristy Valenti (Fantagraphics)
  • Jack Kirby’s Dingbat Love, edited by John Morrow (TwoMorrows)
  • Moonshadow: The Definitive Edition, by J. M. DeMatteis, Jon J Muth, George Pratt, Kent Williams, and others (Dark Horse Books)
  • Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo: The Complete Grasscutter Artist Select, by Stan Sakai, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
  • That Miyoko Asagaya Feeling, by Shinichi Abe, translation by Ryan Holmberg, edited by Mitsuhiro Asakawa (Black Hook Press) 

Best Writer

  • Bobby Curnow, Ghost Tree (IDW)
  • MK Reed and Greg Means, Penny Nichols (Top Shelf)
  • Mariko Tamaki, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass (DC); Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (First Second/Macmillan); Archie (Archie)
  • Lewis Trondheim, Stay (Magnetic Press); Maggy Garrisson (SelfMadeHero)
  • G Willow Wilson, Invisible Kingdom (Berger Books/Dark Horse); Ms. Marvel (Marvel)
  • Chip Zdarsky, White Trees (Image); Daredevil, Spider-Man: Life Story (Marvel); Afterlift (comiXology Originals) 

Best Writer / Artist

  • Nina Bunjevac, Bezimena (Fantagraphics)
  • Mira Jacob, Good Talk (Random House); “The Menopause” in The Believer (June 1, 2019)
  • Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, Grass (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • James Stokoe, Sobek (Shortbox)
  • Raina Telgemeier, Guts (Scholastic Graphix)
  • Tillie Walden, Are You Listening? (First Second/Macmillan) 

Best Penciller / Inker or Penciller / Inker Team

  • Ian Bertram, Little Bird (Image)
  • Colleen Doran, Snow, Glass, Apples (Dark Horse)
  • Bilquis Evely, The Dreaming (DC)
  • Simon Gane, Ghost Tree (IDW)
  • Steve Pugh, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass (DC)
  • Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (First Second/Macmillan) 

Best Painter / Digital Artist

  • Didier Cassegrain, Black Water Lilies (Europe Comics)
  • Alexandre Clarisse, Diabolical Summer (IDW)
  • David Mack, Cover (DC)
  • Léa Mazé, Elma, A Bear’s Life, vol. 1: The Great Journey (Europe Comics)
  • Julie Rocheleau, Wrath of Fantômas (Titan)
  • Christian Ward, Invisible Kingdom (Berger Books/Dark Horse) 

Best Cover Artist

  • Jen Bartel, Blackbird (Image Comics)
  • Francesco Francavilla, Archie, Archie 1955, Archie Vs. Predator II, Cosmo (Archie)
  • David Mack, American Gods, Fight Club 3 (Dark Horse); Cover (DC)
  • Emma Rios, Pretty Deadly (Image)
  • Julian Totino Tedesco, Daredevil (Marvel)
  • Christian Ward, Machine Gun Wizards (Dark Horse), Invisible Kingdom (Berger Books/Dark Horse) 

Best Colouring

  • Lorena Alvarez, Hicotea (Nobrow)
  • Jean-Francois Beaulieu, Middlewest, Outpost Zero (Image)
  • Matt Hollingsworth, Batman: Curse of the White Knight, Batman White Knight Presents Von Freeze (DC); Little Bird, November (Image)
  • Molly Mendoza, Skip (Nobrow)
  • Dave Stewart, Black Hammer, B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know, Hellboy and the BPRD (Dark Horse); Gideon Falls (Image); Silver Surfer Black, Spider-Man (Marvel) 

Best Lettering

  • Deron Bennett, Batgirl, Green Arrow, Justice League, Martian Manhunter (DC); Canto (IDW); Assassin Nation, Excellence (Skybound/Image); To Drink and To Eat, vol. 1 (Lion Forge); Resonant (Vault)
  • Jim Campbell, Black Badge, Coda (BOOM Studios); Giant Days, Lumberjanes: The Shape of Friendship (BOOM Box!); Rocko’s Modern Afterlife (KaBOOM!); At the End of Your Tether (Lion Forge); Blade Runner 2019 (Titan); Mall, The Plot, Wasted Space (Vault)
  • Clayton Cowles, Aquaman, Batman, Batman and the Outsiders, Heroes in Crisis, Superman: Up in the Sky, Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen (DC); Bitter Root, Pretty Deadly, Moonstruck, Redlands, The Wicked + The Divine (Image); Reaver (Skybound/Image); Daredevil, Ghost-Spider, Silver Surfer Black, Superior Spider-Man, Venom (Marvel)
  • Emilie Plateau, Colored: The Unsung Life of Claudette Colvin (Europe Comics)
  • Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo (IDW)
  • Tillie Walden, Are You Listening? (First Second/Macmillan) 

Best Comics-Related Periodical / Journalism

  • Comic Riffs blog, by Michael Cavna
  • The Comics Journal, edited by Gary Groth, RJ Casey, and Kristy Valenti (Fantagraphics)
  • Hogan’s Alley, edited by Tom Heintjes (Hogan’s Alley)
  • Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society, edited by Qiana Whitted (Ohio State University Press)
  • LAAB Magazine, vol. 4: This Was Your Life, edited by Ronald Wimberly and Josh O’Neill (Beehive Books)
  • Women Write About Comics, edited by Nola Pfau and Wendy Browne

Best Comics-Related Book

  • The Art of Nothing: 25 Years of Mutts and the Art of Patrick McDonnell (Abrams)
  • The Book of Weirdo, by Jon B. Cooke (Last Gasp)
  • Grunt: The Art and Unpublished Comics of James Stokoe (Dark Horse)
  • Logo a Gogo: Branding Pop Culture, by Rian Hughes (Korero Press)
  • Making Comics, by Lynda Barry (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Screwball! The Cartoonists Who Made the Funnies Funny, by Paul Tumey (Library of American Comics/IDW) 

Best Academic / Scholarly Work

  • The Art of Pere Joan: Space, Landscape, and Comics Form, by Benjamin Fraser (University of Texas Press)
  • The Comics of Rutu Modan: War, Love, and Secrets, by Kevin Haworth (University Press of Mississippi)
  • EC Comics: Race, Shock, and Social Protest, by Qiana Whitted (Rutgers University Press)
  • The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life, edited by Andrew Blauner (Library of America)
  • Producing Mass Entertainment: The Serial Life of the Yellow Kid, by Christina Meyer (Ohio State University Press)
  • Women’s Manga in Asia and Beyond: Uniting Different Cultures and Identities, edited by Fusami Ogi et al. (Palgrave Macmillan) 

Best Publication Design

  • Grunt: The Art and Unpublished Comics of James Stokoe, designed by Ethan Kimberling (Dark Horse)
  • Krazy Kat: The Complete Color Sundays, by George Herriman, designed by Anna-Tina Kessler (TASCHEN)
  • Logo a Gogo, designed by Rian Hughes (Korero Press)
  • Madness in Crowds: The Teeming Mind of Harrison Cady, designed by Paul Kopple and Alex Bruce (Beehive Books)
  • Making Comics, designed by Lynda Barry (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Rusty Brown, designed by Chris Ware (Pantheon) 

Best Digital Comic

  • Afterlift, by Chip Zdarsky and Jason Loo (comiXology Originals)
  • Black Water Lilies, by Michel Bussi, adapted by Frédéric Duval and Didier Cassegrain, translated by Edward Gauvin (Europe Comics)
  • Colored: The Unsung Life of Claudette Colvin, by Tania de Montaigne, adapted by Emilie Plateau, translated by Montana Kane (Europe Comics)
  • Elma, A Bear’s Life, vol. 1: The Great Journey, by Ingrid Chabbert and Léa Mazé, translated by Jenny Aufiery (Europe Comics)
  • Mare Internum, by Der-shing Helmer (comiXology; gumroad.com/l/MIPDF)
  • Tales from Behind the Window, by Edanur Kuntman, translated by Cem Ulgen (Europe Comics) 

Best Webcomic

  • Cabramatta, by Matt Huynh
  • Chuckwagon at the End of the World, by Erik Lundy
  • The Eyes, by Javi de Castro
  • Fried Rice Comic, by Erica Eng
  • reMIND, by Jason Brubaker
  • Third Shift Society, by Meredith Moriarty

#CoolArt: 'Justice League' print by Terry & Rachel Dodson through Sideshow Collectibles

'Justice League' by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson, originally variant cover art for 'Justice League' issue #28, published July 2019 by DC Comics.

Officially licensed 18" x 24" giclee print, on 100% archival heavyweight 300gsm rag art paper, in a signed limited edition of 300 for $260 framed or $95 unframed.

On sale for Pre-Order Friday June 5 between 9am-12pm PT through Sideshow Collectibles.

#CoolArt: 'Asajj Ventress: Ascension' print by Darren Tan through Sideshow Collectibles

'Asajj Ventress: Ascension' by Darren Tan.

Officially licensed 18" x 24" giclee print, in a signed limited edition of 450 for $260 framed or $95 unframed.

On sale for pre-order Friday June 5 between 9am-12pm PT through Sideshow Collectibles.

#CoolArt: 'Robin Hood' prints by Germain Barthélemy (Mainger) through Eyeland Prints & Bottleneck Gallery

'Robin Hood' by Germain Barthélemy (Mainger).

Officially licensed 24" x 36" screen print, in a numbered Regular edition of 75 for $60, and a numbered Foil Variant edition of 165 for $60.

On sale Friday June 5 at 12pm ET through Eyeland Prints and Bottleneck Gallery.

Regular Edition
Foil Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'Enfantillages' prints by Gérard DuBois through Black Dragon Press

'Enfantillages' by Gérard DuBois.

7" x 7" giclée prints on 290gsm Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, in signed and numbered limited editions of 35 for £12.50 each and also available as an 8 print set for £75 that includes 2 bonus prints only available in the set.

On sale Friday June 5 at 5pm UK through Black Dragon Press.

#CoolArt: 'Stranger Things' print by Nos4a2 Design through Zavvi

'Stranger Things' by Nos4a2 Design.

Officially licensed 18" x 24" 4 colour screen print on Bright White Cotton Fine Art 300gsm paper, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 100 for £39.99.

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

On sale now through Zavvi Gallery.

#CoolArt: 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' prints by Mark Daniels through Dark Ink Art

'Welcome To Bespin & Cloud City' by Mark Daniels.

Officially licensed 12" x 24" screen print with silver metallic ink, in a numbered Regular edition of 250 for $50, and a numbered Variant edition of 150 for $60.

On sale now through Dark Ink Art.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Egyptian Queen' by Frank Frazetta

'Egyptian Queen' by Frank Frazetta.

Cover art for 'Eerie Magazine' issue #23, published September 1969 by Warren Publishing

Thursday, June 04, 2020

#CoolArt: 'In Soap We Trust' Charity print by Si Heard through PosterSpy

'In Soap We Trust' by Si Heard.

A3 sized digital print, in a limited edition of 75 for £15.

100% of profits from the print sale will go to NHS charities.

On sale now through PosterSpy.

#CoolArt: WOW x WOW presents 'Parallel Truths' Online Group Art Exhibition

WOW x WOW presents 'Parallel Truths', an online group art exhibition featuring over 40 international artists and comprising of more than 50 unique pieces.

The online exhibition opens Friday June 5 at 7pm UK on the WOW x WOW website and will be on view until June 26 2020.

by Ejiwa 'Edge' Ebenebe

#CoolArt: 'Frankenstein' Artist Edition print by Bernie Wrightson through Nakatomi Inc

'I Shall Be With You On Your Wedding Night' by Bernie Wrightson.

30" x 20" screen print with a spot varnish layer, on French Paper Madero Beach paper, in a numbered Artist's edition of 300 for $75.

The artist’s share of the proceeds from this sale will go to Bernie's widow, Liz Wrightson.

On sale Thursday June 4 at 2pm CT through Nakatomi Inc.

#CoolArt: 'The Concept Art of the Marvel Cinematic Universe' Print Series (Part One) Through Grey Matter Art

Officially licensed 'The Concept Art of the Marvel Cinematic Universe' Print Series (Part One).
  • 'Avengers: Endgame' by Ryan Meinerding. 24" x 12" giclee on Acid-Free Somerset Velvet paper, in a numbered limited edition of 150 for $45.
  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2' by Jackson Sze. 24" x 12" giclee on Acid-Free Somerset Velvet paper, in a numbered limited edition of 150 for $45.
  • 'Captain America: Civil War' by Rodney Fuentebella. 24" x 12" giclee on Acid-Free Somerset Velvet paper, in a numbered limited edition of 150 for $45.
  • 'Thor' by Charlie Wen. 19" x 10" giclee on Acid-Free Somerset Velvet paper, in a numbered limited edition of 150 for $45.
  • 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' by Ryan Meinerding. 22" x 12" giclee on Acid-Free Somerset Velvet paper, in a numbered limited edition of 150 for $45.
On sale Thursday June 4 at 1pm ET through Grey Matter Art.

'Avengers: Endgame' by Ryan Meinerding

#CoolArt: 'Batman' Original Art by Bud Cook through Every Day Original

'The Caped Crusader' by Bud Cook.

12" x 12" acrylic original artwork on cradled wood panel, for $500.

On sale now through Every Day Original.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Furiosa' by Tommy Lee Edwards

'Furiosa' by Tommy Lee Edwards.

Cover art for 'Mad Max Fury Road: Furiosa' issue #1, published June 2015 by DC Comics

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

#NewComicBookDay: My Comics Pull List This Week

My comics Pull List this week.
  • The Red Mother #5 (Boom! Studios)
  • The Sandman Universe: John Constantine - Hellblazer #6 (DC Black Label)
The Red Mother #5 (Boom! Studios)
Cover art by Jeremy Haun
The Sandman Universe: John Constantine - The Hellblazer #6 (DC Black Label)
Cover art by John Paul Leon

#CoolArt: 'House Of Flying Daggers' & 'Hero' prints by Neil Davies

'House Of Flying Daggers' and 'Hero' by Neil Davies.

Privately commissioned screen prints available as a set through a Facebook Group page.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Wonder Woman' by Frank Cho

'Wonder Woman' by Frank Cho.

Variant cover art for 'Wonder Woman' issue 4, published August 2016 by DC Comics

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

#CoolArt: 'Speaking Coral' print by Lena Vargas through PangeaSeed

'Speaking Coral' by Lena Vargas.

14" x 24" giclee print on Canson Aquarelle 310gsm museum-grade archival paper, in a numbered limited edition of 75 for $100.

On sale now through PangeaSeed.

Proceeds raised through the sale of this print will go to support PangeaSeed's ongoing effort to help save our seas through ARTivism.

For more information on how you can help save our seas, please visit https://www.pangeaseed.foundation.

#CoolArt: IX Arts presents 'Multifocal' Online Only Art Exhibition by Joanna Barnum

IX Arts presents 'Multifocal', an online only art exhibition featuring the artwork of Joanna Barnum.

The exhibition is on view until June 30 2020.

Go here to view the full exhibition of artwork.

2020 Locus Awards Finalists for Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature Announced

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation have announced the finalists for the 2020 Locus Awards.

The Locus Awards are presented to winners of the Locus Magazine's annual readers' poll, first presented in 1971, to recognize excellence in science fiction and fantasy literature.

The winners will be announced June 27 2020 at the virtual Locus Awards Weekend.

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

  • The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)
  • The Testaments, Margaret Atwood (Nan A Talese; Chatto & Windus)
  • Ancestral Night, Elizabeth Bear (Saga; Gollancz)
  • Empress of Forever, Max Gladstone (Tor)
  • The Light Brigade, Kameron Hurley (Saga; Angry Robot UK)
  • Luna: Moon Rising, Ian McDonald (Tor; Gollancz)
  • The Future of Another Timeline, Annalee Newitz (Tor; Orbit UK)
  • Fleet of Knives, Gareth L Powell (Titan US & UK)
  • The Rosewater Insurrection / The Rosewater Redemption, Tade Thompson (Orbit US & UK)
  • Wanderers, Chuck Wendig (Del Rey; Solaris)

FANTASY NOVEL

  • Ninth House, Leigh Bardugo (Flatiron; Gollancz)
  • A Brightness Long Ago, Guy Gavriel Kay (Berkley; Viking Canada; Hodder & Stoughton)
  • The Raven Tower, Ann Leckie (Orbit US & UK)
  • Jade War, Fonda Lee (Orbit US & UK)
  • Middlegame, Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)
  • Gods of Jade and Shadow, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey; Jo Fletcher)
  • The Starless Sea, Erin Morgenstern (Doubleday; Harvill Secker)
  • Storm of Locusts, Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga)
  • The Iron Dragon’s Mother, Michael Swanwick (Tor)
  • Dead Astronauts, Jeff VanderMeer (MCD; Fourth Estate)

HORROR NOVEL

  • Imaginary Friend, Stephen Chbosky (Grand Central; Orion)
  • Prisoner of Midnight, Barbara Hambly (Severn House)
  • Curious Toys, Elizabeth Hand (Mulholland)
  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Marlon James (Riverhead; Hamish Hamilton)
  • The Grand Dark, Richard Kadrey (Harper Voyager US & UK)
  • The Institute, Stephen King (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton)
  • The Twisted Ones, T Kingfisher (Saga)
  • Anno Dracula 1999: Daikaiju, Kim Newman (Titan US & UK)
  • The Pursuit of William Abbey, Claire North (Orbit US & UK)
  • The Toll, Cherie Priest (Tor)

YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

  • King of Scars, Leigh Bardugo (Imprint; Orion)
  • The Wicked King, Holly Black (Little, Brown; Hot Key)
  • Pet, Akwaeke Emezi (Make Me a World; Faber & Faber)
  • Catfishing on CatNet, Naomi Kritzer (TorTeen)
  • Dragon Pearl, Yoon Ha Lee (Disney Hyperion)
  • Destroy All Monsters, Sam J Miller (Harper Teen)
  • Angel Mage, Garth Nix (Katherine Tegen; Allen & Unwin; Gollancz)
  • War Girls, Tochi Onyebuchi (Razorbill)
  • The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth, Philip Pullman (Knopf; Penguin UK & David Fickling)
  • Shadow Captain, Alastair Reynolds (Orbit US; Gollancz)

FIRST NOVEL

  • The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World)
  • Magic for Liars, Sarah Gailey (Tor)
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Alix E Harrow (Redhook; Orbit UK)
  • A Memory Called Empire, Arkady Martine (Tor)
  • Infinite Detail, Tim Maughan (MCD x FSG Originals)
  • Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tor.com Publishing)
  • Finder, Suzanne Palmer (DAW)
  • A Song for a New Day, Sarah Pinsker (Berkley)
  • Waste Tide, Chen Qiufan (Tor; Head of Zeus)
  • The Luminous Dead, Caitlin Starling (Harper Voyager)

NOVELLA

  • “A Time to Reap”, Elizabeth Bear (Uncanny 12/19)
  • To Be Taught, If Fortunate, Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager; Hodder & Stoughton)
  • “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom”, Ted Chiang (Exhalation)
  • The Haunting of Tram Car 015, P Djèlí Clark (Tor.com Publishing)
  • Desdemona and the Deep, CSE Cooney (Tor.com Publishing)
  • This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (Saga)
  • The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday, Saad Z Hossain (Tor.com Publishing)
  • Permafrost, Alastair Reynolds (Tor.com Publishing)
  • The Deep, Rivers Solomon, with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson & Jonathan Snipes (Saga)
  • The Ascent to Godhood, JY Yang (Tor.com Publishing)

NOVELETTE

  • “Erase, Erase, Erase”, Elizabeth Bear (F&SF 9-10/19)
  • “For He Can Creep”, Siobhan Carroll (Tor.com 7/10/19)
  • “Omphalos”, Ted Chiang (Exhalation)
  • “A Country Called Winter”, Theodora Goss (Snow White Learns Witchcraft)
  • “Late Returns”, Joe Hill (Full Throttle)
  • “Emergency Skin”, NK Jemisin (Forward)
  • “The Justified”, Ann Leckie (The Mythic Dream)
  • “Phantoms of the Midway”, Seanan McGuire (The Mythic Dream)
  • “Binti: Sacred Fire”, Nnedi Okorafor (Binti: The Complete Trilogy)
  • “The Blur in the Corner of Your Eye”, Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny 7-8/19)

SHORT STORY

  • “The Bookstore at the End of America”, Charlie Jane Anders (A People’s Future of the United States)
  • “Lest We Forget”, Elizabeth Bear (Uncanny 5-6/19)
  • “The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex”, Tobias S Buckell (New Suns)
  • “It’s 2059, and the Rich Kids Are Still Winning”, Ted Chiang (New York Times 5/27/19)
  • “Fisher-Bird”, T Kingfisher (The Mythic Dream)
  • “I (28M) created a deepfake girlfriend and now my parents think we’re getting married”, Fonda Lee (MIT Technology Review 12/27/19)
  • “The Girl Who Did Not Know Fear”, Kelly Link (Tin House ’19)
  • “Thoughts and Prayers”, Ken Liu (Future Tense 1/26/19)
  • “A Brief Lesson in Native American Astronomy”, Rebecca Roanhorse (The Mythic Dream)
  • “A Catalog of Storms”, Fran Wilde (Uncanny 1-2/19)

ANTHOLOGY

  • Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Saga)
  • The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  • A People’s Future of the United States, Victor LaValle & John Joseph Adams, eds. (One World)
  • Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation, Ken Liu, ed. (Tor)
  • The Mythic Dream, Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe, eds. (Saga)
  • New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, Nisi Shawl, ed. (Solaris US & UK)
  • The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, Volume Thirteen, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Solaris US & UK)
  • Mission Critical, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Solaris US & UK)
  • The Best of Uncanny, Lynne M Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, eds. (Subterranean)
  • The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, Ann VanderMeer & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. (Vintage)

COLLECTION

  • Exhalation, Ted Chiang (Knopf; Picador)
  • Of Wars, and Memories, and Starlight, Aliette de Bodard (Subterranean)
  • The Best of Greg Egan, Greg Egan (Subterranean)
  • Snow White Learns Witchcraft, Theodora Goss (Mythic Delirium)
  • Full Throttle, Joe Hill (Morrow; Gollancz)
  • Meet Me in the Future, Kameron Hurley (Tachyon)
  • The Very Best of Caitlín R Kiernan, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Tachyon)
  • The Best of RA Lafferty, RA Lafferty (Gollancz)
  • Hexarchate Stories, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US & UK)
  • Sooner Or Later Everything Falls Into The Sea, Sarah Pinsker (Small Beer)

MAGAZINE

  • Analog
  • Asimov’s
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Clarkesworld
  • F&SF
  • File 770
  • Lightspeed
  • Strange Horizons
  • Tor.com
  • Uncanny

PUBLISHER

  • Angry Robot
  • DAW
  • Gollancz
  • Harper Voyager
  • Orbit
  • Saga
  • Small Beer
  • Subterranean
  • Tachyon
  • Tor

EDITOR

  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Gardner Dozois
  • CC Finlay
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Lynne M Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
  • Ann & Jeff VanderMeer
  • Sheila Williams
  • Navah Wolfe

ARTIST

  • Kinuko Y Craft
  • Galen Dara
  • Julie Dillon
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Donato Giancola
  • Kathleen Jennings
  • John Picacio
  • Shaun Tan
  • Charles Vess
  • Michael Whelan

NON-FICTION

  • Lost Transmissions: The Secret History of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Desirina Boskovich, ed. (Abrams Image)
  • The Time Machine Hypothesis: Extreme Science Meets Science Fiction, Damien Broderick (Springer)
  • Reading Backwards: Essays and Reviews, 2005-2018, John Crowley (Subterranean)
  • Joanna Russ, Gwyneth Jones (University of Illinois Press)
  • Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction, Lisa Kröger & Melanie R Anderson (Quirk)
  • Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Markley (University of Illinois Press)
  • The Pleasant Profession of Robert A Heinlein, Farah Mendlesohn (Unbound)
  • Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected, Nnedi Okorafor (Simon & Schuster/TED)
  • The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick, Mallory O’Meara (Hanover Square)
  • HG Wells: A Literary Life, Adam Roberts (Palgrave)

ILLUSTRATED OR ART BOOK

  • The Illustrated World of Tolkien, David Day (Thunder Bay; Pyramid)
  • Julie Dillon, Daydreamer’s Journey (Julie Dillon)
  • Ed Emshwiller, Dream Dance: The Art of Ed Emshwiller, Jesse Pires, ed. (Anthology Editions)
  • Spectrum 26: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, John Fleskes, ed. (Flesk)
  • Donato Giancola, Middle-earth: Journeys in Myth and Legend (Dark Horse)
  • Raya Golden, Starport, George RR Martin (Bantam)
  • Fantasy World-Building: A Guide to Developing Mythic Worlds and Legendary Creatures, Mark A Nelson (Dover)
  • Tran Nguyen, Ambedo: Tran Nguyen (Flesk)
  • Yuko Shimizu, The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, Oscar Wilde (Beehive)
  • Bill Sienkiewicz, The Island of Doctor Moreau, H.G. Wells (Beehive)

#CoolArt: 'Batman: The Animated Series' print by Juan Ramos through Bottleneck Gallery

'Batman: The Animated Series' by Juan Ramos.

Officially licensed 24" x 36" screen print with blacklight reactive inks, in a numbered limited edition of 350 for $50.

On sale Tuesday June 2 at 12pm ET through Bottleneck Gallery.

#CoolArt: 'Black Sabbath' prints by Richard Hilliard through Mad Duck Posters

'Black Sabbath' by Richard Hilliard.

Officially licensed 24" x 36" screen print, in a numbered Regular edition of 100 for $65, and a numbered 'Italian Titled' Variant edition of 50 for $85.

On sale Wednesday June 3 at 12pm ET through Mad Duck Posters.

Regular Edition
Italian Titled Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'Killer Klowns From Outer Space' prints by Rhys Cooper through Mad Duck Posters

'Killer Klowns From Outer Space' by Rhys Cooper.

Officially licensed 24" x 36" screen print, in a numbered Regular edition of 100 for $65, and a numbered Quasar Rainbow Foil Variant edition of 65 for $85.

On sale Wednesday June 3 at 12pm ET through Mad Duck Posters.

Regular Edition
Quasar Rainbow Foil Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'Annihilation' print by Kilian Eng

'Annihilation' by Kilian Eng.

Privately commissioned print

#CoolArt: New Prints by Scott Listfield & McKenzie Fisk through Thinkspace Projects

New prints by Scott Listfield and McKenzie Fisk from their solo art exhibitions at Thinkspace Projects
  • 'Mount Rushmore' by Scott Listfield. 18" x 26" Fine art print on 290gsm paper, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 75 for $120
  • 'Hollywood Forever' by Scott Listfield. 16" x 20" Fine art print on 290gsm paper, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 75 for $90
  • 'Legend Has It' by McKenzie Fisk. 20" x 20" Fine art print on Signa Smooth 300gsm cotton rag paper with deckled edges, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 75 for $120
On sale Wednesday June 3 at 9am PT through Thinkspace Projects.

'Mount Rushmore' by Scott Listfield
'Hollywood Forever' by Scott Listfield
'Legend Has It' by McKenzie Fisk

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Red Sonja' by Tula Lotay

'Red Sonja' by Tula Lotay.

Variant cover art for 'Red Sonja' issue #1, published January 2016 by Dynamite Comics

Monday, June 01, 2020

#CoolArt: 'Gal Of The USO' Original Art by Billy Norrby through Every Day Original

'Gal Of The USO' by Billy Norrby.

11" x 14" graphite original artwork on paper for $4920.

On sale now through Every Day Original.

#CoolArt: 'The Witcher: Yennefer Of Vengerberg' print by Megan Lara

'Yennefer Of Vengerberg' by Megan Lara.

Open edition print on 110lb paper, in an 11" x 17" edition for $25.50, and a 5" x 7" edition fo $10.50.

On sale now from Megan's Etsy store.

#CoolArt: 'Equilibrium' print by Glenn Dean through Maxwell Alexander Gallery

'Equilibrium' by Glenn Dean.

25" x 19¾" giclee print on 27" x 22" paper, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 300 for $275.

A portion of proceeds will go to Feeding America's COVID-19 Response Fund.

On sale now through Maxwell Alexander Gallery

'The Fifth Element' Exclusive 4K Bluray Steelbook from Zavvi

'The Fifth Element' 4K bluray steelbook with exclusive cover art by Thomas Hodge.

Available for pre-order Tuesday June 2 at 6pm UK for £24.99 through Zavvi.

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

Cover Art
Interior Art

#CoolArt: 'Sansho' prints by FinDAC through Graffiti Prints

'Sansho' by FinDAC.

60cm x 85cm 23 colour screen print on 330 GSM Somerset Satin paper, in a signed Regular edition of 150 for £250, a signed and hand finished White Gold Leaf edition of 30 for £495, a signed and hand finished Black White Gold Leaf edition of 20 for £495, a signed and hand finished Black Copper Leaf edition of 20 for £495, and a signed and hand finished on 1mm thick Corroded Brass edition of 10 for £1000

On sale Monday June 1 at 5pm UK through Graffiti Prints.

Regular Edition

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Horizon Zero Dawn' by Peach MoMoKo

'Horizon Zero Dawn' by Peach MoMoKo.

Variant cover art for 'Horizon Zero Dawn' issue #1, published August 2020 by Titan Comics

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Winners of the 2020 SFWA Nebula Awards Announced

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced the winners for this year’s Nebula Awards for works first published in 2019, along with the winners of the Ray Bradbury and Andre Norton Awards.

Each year, the organization’s members vote on which stories they consider to be the best novel, novella, novelette, short story and Young Adult story in the genre, as well as the best outstanding dramatic presentation. This year also included a brand new award for Game Writing.

Originally scheduled to take place in Woodland Hills, California, the Nebula Awards Ceremony were streamed live in a special presentation on May 30.

Novel

  • A Song for a New Day, Sarah Pinsker (Berkley)

Novella

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

Novelette

  • Carpe Glitter, Cat Rambo (Meerkat)

Short Story

  • “Give the Family My Love”, AT Greenblatt (Clarkesworld February 2019)

Game Writing

  • The Outer Worlds, Leonard Boyarsky, Megan Starks, Kate Dollarhyde, Chris L’Etoile (Obsidian Entertainment)

The Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book

  • Riverland, Fran Wilde (Amulet)

The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

  • Good Omens: “Hard Times”, Neil Gaiman (Amazon Studios/BBC Studios)

Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Community

  • John Picacio
  • David Gaughran

The Kevin J O’Donnell, Jr., Service to SFWA Award

  •  Julia Rios

The 35th Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Honouree

  •  Lois McMaster Bujold

Artist Spotlight: The Art Of . . . Kanthesis

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 Kanthesis.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Star Wars: Shadows Of The Empire' by Drew Struzan

'Star Wars: Shadows Of The Empire' by Drew Struzan.

Cover art for the novel written by Steve Perry, published May 1996 by Bantam Spectra

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Artist Spotlight: The Art Of . . . Kan Liu

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 Kan Liu.