Saturday, September 24, 2022

Artist Spotlight: The Art Of . . . Michael Cheval

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 Michael Cheval.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Inevera' by Dominik Broniek

'Inevera' by Dominik Broniek.

Illustration from the Polish anniversary hardcover edition of 'The Skull Throne', written by Peter V Brett, published by Fabryka Słów.

Friday, September 23, 2022

#CoolArt: 'Artemis, Lady of Wild Beasts' Original Art by Tawny Fritz through Every Day Original

'Artemis, Lady of Wild Beasts' by Tawny Fritz.

11" x 14 Black India Ink and Gold Fluid Acrylic original artwork on paper for $225.

On sale now through Every Day Original.

#CoolArt: 'Transformers' prints by Pye Parr through Moor-Art Gallery

'Transformers' by Pye Parr.

Officially licensed 18" x 24" fine art prints on 350gsm archival paper, in a numbered limited editions of 75 for £34.99 each.

On sale Friday September 23 at 6pm UK through Moor-Art Gallery.

'Jazz'
'Wheeljack'

#CoolArt: 'WALL-E' prints by Ben Harman through Bottleneck Gallery

'WALL-E' by Ben Harman.

Officially licensed 12" x 36" giclee print, in a numbered Regular edition of 250 for $50; and a numbered Variant edition of 150 for $60.

On sale Friday September 23 at 12pm ET through Bottleneck Gallery.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#ArtOfTheDay: Art by Frank Frazetta

Art by Frank Frazetta.

#CoolArt: 'I've Seen This Side of You' print by Anthony Hurd through The People's Print Shop

'I've Seen This Side of You' by Anthony Hurd.

16" x 20" archival pigment print, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 50 for $60.

On sale now through The People's Print Shop.

'Star Trek (2009)' Titans Of Cult Limited Edition 4K Bluray Steelbook Set through Zavvi

'Star Trek (2009)' Titans Of Cult limited edition 4K bluray steelbook.

Set includes:
  • Collectable steelbook case
  • 'Captain's Log' pocket notebook
  • 'Vulcan Greeting' pin
Available for pre-order now for £34.99 through Zavvi.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

#CoolArt: 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Comic Art print by Alex Ross through Sideshow Art Prints

'The Amazing Spider-Man' by Alex Ross.

Officially licensed Lithograph print, in a signed limited edition of 250.

On sale Friday September 23 through Sideshow Art Prints.

#CoolArt: 'The New Mutants: War Children' Comic Art print by Bill Sienkiewicz through Sideshow Art Prints

'The New Mutants: War Children' by Bill Sienkiewicz.

Officially licensed lithograph print, in a numbered limited edition of 100.

On sale Friday September 23 through Sideshow Art Prints.

#CoolArt: 'Daredevil & Elektra' print by Alex Garner through Sideshow Art Prints

'Daredevil & Elektra' by Alex Garner.

Officially licensed giclee print, in a signed limited edition of 250, and a signed and numbered Canvas edition of 50.

On sale Friday September 23 through Sideshow Art Prints.

#CoolArt: 'Shadow & Flames III' A 'Lord Of The Rings' Print Showcase by Cliff Cramp through Bottleneck Gallery

'Shadow & Flames III' 'The Lord Of The Rings' art print showcase by Cliff Cramp.

Officially licensed 12" x 18" giclee prints, in numbered limited editions of 100 for $40 each, or $530 for the full 14 print set.

On sale Thursday September 22 at 12pm ET through Bottleneck Gallery.

#CoolArt: 'ET: The Extra Terrestrial' print by Anne Benjamin through Mondo

'ET: The Extra Terrestrial' by Anne Benjamin.

Officially licensed 24" x 36" screen print, in a numbered limited edition of 215 for $60.

On sale Thursday September 22 at 11pm CT through Mondo.

#CoolArt: 'ET: The Extra Terrestrial' print by La Boca through Mondo

'ET: The Extra Terrestrial' by La Boca.

Officially licensed 24" x 36" screen print, in a numbered limited edition of 265 for $60.

On sale Thursday September 22 at 11pm CT through Mondo.

#CoolArt: 'It's Halloween, Charlie' print set, sticker pack & 'Tron' pin by Chris Thornley (Raid71)

'It's Halloween, Charlie' print set by Chris Thornley (Raid71).

  • Set of four 5" x 5" giclee prints in a signed and numbered TIMED Release edition for £26.
  • Set of 5 different Halloween stickers, with a signed and numbered header card, in a limited edition of 100 for £6.
  • 'Tron' Glow In the Dark nickel pin, with a signed backing card, in a limited edition of 100 for £6.

On sale in a TIMED release from Thursday September 22 at 6pm UK (1pm ET) until Sunday September 25 from Chris' website

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Rin' by Sergey Shikin

'Rin' by Sergey Shikin.

Cover art for the Polish edition of 'The Dragon Republic, book 2 of 'The Poppy War' trilogy, written by RF Kuang, published by Fabryka Słów.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

#NewComicBookDay: My Comics Pull List This Week

My comics Pull List this week.
  • Usagi Yojimbo #31 (IDW Publishing)
  • Fables #155 (DC Black Label)
'Usagi Yojimbo' #31 (IDW Publishing)
Variant cover art by Peach MoMoKo
'Fables' #155 (DC Black Label)
Cover art by Qistina Khalidah

The Kitschies Book Awards 2021 Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for The Kitschies Awards, for works published in the UK during 2021, have been announced.

The Kitschies are presented annually for 'the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic.'
 
The winners will be announced in October 2022.


The Red Tentacle (Novel)

  • The Galaxy and the Ground Within, Becky Chambers (Hodder Fiction)
  • Black Water Sister, Zen Cho (Macmillan)
  • The Cabinet, Un-Su Kim (Angry Robot)
  • Bear Head, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Head of Zeus)
  • The Last House On Needless Street, Catriona Ward (Serpent’s Tail)

The Golden Tentacle (Debut)

  • Composite Creatures, Caroline Hardaker (Angry Robot
  • Several People Are Typing, Calvin Kasulke (Hodder Studio)
  • Temporary, Hilary Leichter (Faber
  • Winter’s Orbit, Everina Maxwell (Orbit)
  • Iron Widow, Xiran Jay Zhao (Rock the Boat)


The Inky Tentacle (Cover Art)

  • A Desolation Called Peace, Arkady Martine, cover art/design by Jaime Jones (Tor)
  • Velvet Was The Night, Silvia Morena-Garcia, cover art/design by Faceout Studio: Tim Green (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • The Seep, Chana Porter, cover art/design by Julia Lloyd (Titan)
  • Nightbitch, Rachel Yoder, cover art/design by Suzanne Dean (Harvill Secker)
  • Iron Widow, Xiran Jay Zhao, cover art/design by Ashley Mackenzie (Rock the Boat)

#CoolArt: 'The Shining' & 'A Clockwork Orange' prints by Doaly & James Hobson through Spoke Art

Prints originally available at a special Stanley Kubrick double feature screening of 'The Shining' and 'A Clockwork Orange' at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.
  • 'The Shining' by Doaly.
    24" x 36" screenprint, in a numbered Regular edition of 100.
  • 'A Clockwork Orange' by James Hobson.
    24" x 36" screen print, in a numbered Regular edition of 100.
On sale Thursday September 22 at 10am PT through Spoke Art.

'The Shining' by Doaly
'A Clockwork Orange' by James Hobson

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Poison Ivy' by Jenny Frison

'Poison Ivy' by Jenny Frison.

Variant cover art for 'Poison Ivy' issue #6, published November 2022 by DC Comics.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

#CoolArt: 'Iron Man & Thor: Clouds' prints by Royalston Design aka George Grey through Bottleneck Gallery

'Iron Man & Thor: Clouds' by Royalston Design aka George Grey.

Officially licensed 13" x 19" giclee prints, in numbered limited editions of 75 for $40 each.

On sale Tuesday September 20 at 12pm ET through Bottleneck Gallery.

'Iron Man'
'Thor'

#CoolArt: 'Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones' & 'Revenge Of The Sith' prints by Lyndon Willoughby through Bottleneck Gallery

'The Clone Army Of The Republic' & 'No Longer A Jedi' by Lyndon Willoughby.

Officially licensed 18" x 24" screen prints, in numbered Regular editions of 150 for $45 each, and numbered Variant editions of 100 for $55 each.

On sale Tuesday September 20 at 12pm ET through Bottleneck Gallery.

'The Clone Army Of The Republic' (Regular Edition)

#CoolArt: 'Le Casque D'Or' prints by Greg Ruth through Mondo & Nautilus Art Prints

'Le Casque D'Or' by Greg Ruth.

Officially licensed 24" x 36" screen print, in a numbered Mondo exclusive Regular edition of 150 for $60; and a numbered Nautilus Art Prints exclusive Variant edition of 75 for €80.

On sale Tuesday September 20 at 11am CT through Mondo & 7pm CET (Europe) through Nautilus Art Prints.

Mondo exclusive Regular Edition
Nautilus Art Prints exclusive Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'The Sting' print by Hans Woody

'The Sting' by Hans Woody

Privately commissioned screen print.

#CoolArt: 'Halloween' prints & pins by Florey through Vice Press

'Halloween' by Florey.
  • Officially licensed 24" x 36" off set lithograph prints, in signed and numbered Regular edition of 175 for £39.99 / $50 each.
  • Officially licensed Enamel Pins. Set of 2 hard enamel pins (Pumpkin & Title) with glow in the dark ink with black rubber clutch for £8.99 / $11.

On sale Tuesday September 20 at 6pm UK (1pm ET) through Vice Press

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Of Stars In Shadow' by Annie Stegg-Gerard

'Of Stars In Shadow' by Annie Stegg-Gerard.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Winners Of The 2022 British Fantasy Awards Announced

The winners of the 2022 British Fantasy Awards have been announced by the British Fantasy Society, at FantasyCon at the Radisson Red Hotel and Conference Centre, Heathrow.


Best Newcomer (The Sydney J Bounds Award)

  • Shelley Parker-Chan, for She Who Became the Sun (Tor)

Best Film / Television Production

  • Last Night in Soho

Best Non-Fiction

  • Writing the Uncanny, ed. Dan Coxon & Richard V. Hirst (Dead Ink)

Best Artist

  • Jenni Coutts

Best Comic / Graphic Novel

  • The Girl from the Sea, Molly Knox Ostertag (Graphix)

Best Magazine / Periodical

  • Apex Magazine

Best Independent Press

  • Luna Press Publishing

Best Audio

  • Monstrous Agonies, HR Owen

Best Anthology

  • Sinopticon: A Celebration of Chinese Science Fiction, ed. Xueting C. Ni (Solaris)

Best Short Fiction

  • Bathymetry, Lorraine Wilson (in Strange Horizons)

Best Collection

  • Never Have I Ever, Isabel Yap (Small Beer Press)

Best Novella

  • Defekt, Nino Cipri (Tordotcom)

Best Horror Novel (The August Derleth Award)

  • The Last House on Needless Street, Catriona Ward (Viper Books)

Best Fantasy Novel (The Robert Holdstock Award)

  • She Who Became the Sun, Shelley Parker-Chan (Tor)

Winners of the 2022 Ignyte Awards Announced

The winners of the 2022 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.
 
The awards were announced on September 17 2022.

Best Novel — Adult

  • A Master of Djinn, P Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom)

Best Novel — YA

  • A Snake Falls to Earth, Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)

Best in MG for works intended for the middle grade audience

  • Root Magic, Eden Royce (Walden Pond Press)

Best Novella

  • And This is How to Stay Alive, Shingai Njeri Kagunda (Neon Hemlock)

Best Novelette

  • The Future Library, Peng Shepherd (Tordotcom)

Best Short Story

  • If the Martians have Magic, P Djèlí Clark (Uncanny Magazine)

Best in Speculative Poetry

  • Post Massacre Psyche Evaluation, Abu Bakr Sadiq (Uncanny Magazine)

Critics Award for reviews and analysis of the field of speculative literature

  • Alex Brown

Best Fiction Podcast

  • Khōréō Magazine

Best Artist

  • Morgan Madeline

Best Comics Team

  • Nubia: Real One, LL McKinney & Robyn Smith (DC Comics)

Best Anthology / Collected Works

  • We’re Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction 2020, CL Clark, Charles Payseur, eds. (Neon Hemlock)

Best in Creative Nonfiction

  • We Are the Mountain: A Look at the Inactive Protagonist, Vida Cruz (Fantasy Magazine)

The Ember Award for unsung contributions to genre

  • Tananarive Due

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

  • The Submission Grinder, David Steffen

#CoolArt: 'Bouquet II' TIMED Release print by James Jean

'Bouquet II' by James Jean.

17 9/16" x 21⅞" giclee print on 20¾" x 25⅝" paper, with sculptural jewel-like details and enhancements and dimensional chop, in a signed and numbered TIMED release edition for $500.

On sale Tuesday September 20 at 8am PT until Wednesday September 21 2022 at 7.59am PT from James' website.

#ArtOfTheDay: Art by Jean Giraud (Moebius)

Art by Jean Giraud (Moebius).

Illustration from the French edition of the novel 'The Alchemist', written by Paulo Coelho, published in 1995 by Éditions Anne Carrière.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Artist Spotlight: The Art Of . . . Michael Camarra

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 Michael Camarra.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'The Wrong Ones' by Robert McGinnis

'The Wrong Ones' by Robert McGinnis.

Cover art for the novel 'The Wrong Ones' written by James McKimmey, published in 1961.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Artist Spotlight: The Art Of . . . Michael C Hayes

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 Michael C Hayes.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Aphrodite' by Robert Maguire

'Aphrodite' by Robert Maguire.

Cover art for the 1957 edition of the novel, 'Aphrodite', written by Pierre Louÿs.

Friday, September 16, 2022

#CoolArt: 'Persona 5 Royal' Video Game Art Prints through Cook & Becker

Cook & Becker, in collaboration Atlus, have released new officially licensed prints in a 'Persona 5 Royal' art print collection.

Each print in the collection is of concept and production art used in the development of 'Persona 5 Royal' and is hand-numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

On sale now through Cook & Becker.

#CoolArt: Corey Helford Gallery presents 'Messy Desk In The Cloudy Wonderland' Solo Art Exhibition by Messy Desk

Corey Helford Gallery presents 'Messy Desk In The Cloudy Wonderland', a solo art exhibition of new works by Jane Lee (aka Messy Desk).

Opening night is Saturday September 17 from 7-10pm PT in Gallery 3, open to the public for viewing the art safely with Covid precautions (masks will be required), at Corey Helford Gallery, 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033 and on the Corey Helford Gallery website until October 22 2022.

#CoolArt: Corey Helford Gallery presents 'Hard Pressed' Solo Art Exhibition by Kristen Liu-Wong

Corey Helford Gallery presents 'Hard Pressed', a solo art exhibition of new works by Kristen Liu-Wong.

Opening night is Saturday September 17 from 7-10pm PT in Gallery 2, open to the public for viewing the art safely with Covid precautions (masks will be required), at Corey Helford Gallery, 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033 and on the Corey Helford Gallery website until October 22 2022.

#CoolArt: Corey Helford Gallery presents 'Friends In High Places' Solo Art Exhibition by Ben Frost

Corey Helford Gallery presents 'Friends In High Places', a solo art exhibition of new works by Ben Frost.

Opening night is Saturday September 17 from 7-10pm PT in the Main Gallery, open to the public for viewing the art safely with Covid precautions (masks will be required), at Corey Helford Gallery, 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033 and on the Corey Helford Gallery website until October 22 2022.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Fire And Ice' by Frank Frazetta

'Fire And Ice' by Frank Frazetta.