Thursday, November 21, 2019

#CoolArt: 'I Only Made This So You Would See It' print by Diana Georgie through 1xRun

'I Only Made This So You Would See It' by Diana Georgie, a print release through 1xRun.

18" x 18" Archival Pigment Print on 290gsm Moab Rag Natural Fine Art Paper, in a signed and numbered, hand embellished limited edition of 40 for $125.

On sale now from the 1xRun website.

#CoolArt: 'The Red Horse of War' print by Caitlin Hackett through The People's Print Shop

'The Red Horse of War' by Caitlin Hackett, a print release through The People's Print Shop.

12" x 18" archival pigment print in a signed and numbered limited edition of 50 for $44.95 or $169.95 framed.

On sale now from The People's Print Shop website.

#CoolArt: 'The Last Of Us II' Art Print Collection through Cook & Becker

Cook & Becker, in partnership with Naughty Dog, present 'The Last Of Us II' art print collection featuring concept art by artists John Sweeney, Eytan Zana, Florent Lebrun, Robby Johnson, Ashley Swidowski.

Each officially licensed giclee print is hand-numbered and has an autopen signature from the artist both on the front of the print and the certificate of authenticity.

On sale now from the Cook & Becker website.

'Seattle Arrival' by John Sweeney

#CoolArt: 'Oráculo' Original Art by Babs Webb for Every Day Original

'Oráculo' by Babs Webb for Every Day Original.

6¼" x 8½" Powdered Graphite and Silver Acrylic on Bristol board.

The original artwork is now sold and was available Thursday November 21 from the Every Day Original website.

#CoolArt: Mondo's Remaining 'It’s An Art Show, Charlie Brown' Prints Release (Part One)

Mondo are releasing the first batch of remaining prints from their 'It’s An Art Show, Charlie Brown: A Peanuts Poster Show' at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX.

On sale Thursday November 21 at a random time from their website (US & Canada only).

Follow them on Twitter @MondoNews for the on sale announcements.

#CoolArt: 'Swamp Thing' prints by Peter Santa-Maria through Sideshow Collectibles

'Swamp Thing' by Peter Santa-Maria, a new officially licensed print release through Sideshow Collectibles.

20" x 30" Linocut print in black ink on handmade Nepalese Lokta paper in a signed and numbered edition of 100 for $80 and $250 framed, and an 18" x 24" UV fine art print on ½" sustainable plywood Birch face with Maple core and a Vintage Matte finish, in a limited edition of 100 for $175.

On sale Friday November 22 between 9am-12pm PT from the Sideshow Collectibles website.

Paper Edition
Wood Edition

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Red Dragon' by Chie Yoshii

'Red Dragon'  by Chie Yoshii


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

#NewComicBookDay: My Comics Pull List This Week

My comics Pull List this week
  • 'Once & Future' #4 (Boom! Studios)
  • 'The Sandman Universe: Lucifer' #14 (DC Black Label)
  • 'American Gods: The Moment Of The Storm' #7 (Dark Horse Comics)

'Once & Future' #4 (Boom! Studios)
Cover art by Dan Mora

#ColArt: Mondo Exclusive Prints At DesignerCon 2019

Mondo have revealed exclusive prints that will debut at their booth (#2419) during DesignerCon at the Anaheim Convention Center, November 22-24 2019.

  • 'Fist Of Fury' by Jock. 24" x 36" screen print in a numbered Regular edition of 275 for $50, and a numbered Variant edition of 125 for $75
  • 'Jurassic Park' (Japanese Edition) prepared by Bruce Yan. 24" x 36" screen print in a numbered limited edition of 150 for $50

Any remaining prints will be available from the Mondo website at a later date.

'Fist Of Fury' by Jock (Regular Edition)
'Fist Of Fury' by Jock (Variant Edition)
'Jurassic Park' (Japanese Edition)

#CoolArt: 'Pan's Labyrinth' print by Matt Taylor through Spoke Art for 35mm Screenings in SF & NY

'Pan's Labyrinth' by Matt Taylor, a new limited edition print for a Spoke Art presentation of special 35mm screenings of the film at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco and the Roxy Cinema in New York on Friday November 22 2019.

Limited edition 24" x 36" screen print on pearlescent paper and will be available at the screening in the cinema lobby, as well as a special limited edition t-shirt release by Rucking Fotten.

Any remaining prints from the screenings will be available from the Spoke Art website Tuesday November 26.

#CoolArt: 'The Black Keys at Los Angeles & San Francisco' prints by Chuck Sperry

'The Black Keys at Los Angeles & San Francisco' by Chuck Sperry.
  • 'The Black Keys at Los Angeles'. 35" x 22" 7 colour screen print on cream paper, in a signed and numbered edition of 480.
  • 'The Black Keys at San Francisco'. 35" x 22" 7 colour screen print on cream paper, in a signed and numbered edition of 430.
On sale at a random time on Thursday November 21 on Chuck's website.

Follow Chuck on Twitter @yosquirt, Facebook and on Instagram @yosquirt for the on sale announcement.

'The Black Keys at Los Angeles'
'The Black Keys at San Francisco'

#CoolArt: 'Iceland's Guardians' prints by Nico Delort through Info•Rama at DesignerCon 2019

'Iceland's Guardians' by Nico Delort, a new print release through Info•Rama, that will debut at their booth (#2719) during DesignerCon at the Anaheim Convention Center, November 22-24 2019.

24" x 18" screen print, in a numbered Regular edition of 175 310gsm Southbank paper paper for $35, and a numbered Black & Silver Variant edition of 75 on 250gsm Peregrina Majestic Silver paper for $45.

Any remaining prints will be available from the Info•Rama website at a later date.

Regular Edition
Black & Silver Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'Don't Die Hard Charlie (It Is A Christmas Movie)' print set by Chris Thornley (Raid71)

'Don't Die Hard Charlie (It Is A Christmas Movie)' print set, inspired by Christmas movies, by Chris Thornley (Raid71).

Set of four 5" x 5" giclee prints in a signed and numbered edition for £22 for the set.

As an added bonus Chris will randomly drop the original artwork work into 4 orders, plus use Discount Code 'CHRISTMAS' for a surprise.

On sale in a TIMED release from Friday November 22 at 6pm UK (1pm ET) for 24 hours from his website.


#ArtOfTheDay: 'Saroja and the Moon' by Jae Lee & June Chung

'Saroja and the Moon' by Jae Lee & June Chung for Brown Sugar Fairies

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

#CoolArt: 'Claim The Stars' print by Miranda Meeks

'Claim The Stars' print by Miranda Meeks, based on the book 'Skyward' by Brandon Sanderson.

18" x 24" fine art print on 20" x 27" Moab Entrada Bright White Rag 300gsm fine art paper in a signed and numbered limited edition of 40 for $120.

On sale now from Miranda's website.

#CoolArt: Dolby Cinema exclusive 'Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker' poster

'Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker' poster exclusively for Dolby Cinema.

#CoolArt: Studio Ghibli inspired prints by Michael Raaflaub

Studio Ghibli inspired prints by Michael Raaflaub

A1 sized (84.1 x 59.4 cm) (23.39 "x 33.11") print on 250g Offset Paper (Matte) for €30 each.

On sale now from Michael's website.

'Thor Ragnarok' Exclusive 4K UHD Bluray Steelbook from Zavvi

'Thor Ragnarok' Exclusive 4K UHD bluray steelbook from Zavvi.

Features include:
  • Region Free
  • 2 discs including standard 2D version
  • Play Movie With Director Taika Waititi's Intro,
  • Featurettes / Getting In Touch With Your Inner Thor
  • Featurettes / Unstoppable Women: Hela & Valkyrie
  • Featurettes / Finding Korg
  • Featurettes / Sakaar: On The Edge Of The Known And Unknown
  • Featurettes / Journey Into Mystery
  • Gag Reel
  • Team Darryl [** SPOILER ALERT **]
  • Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years -- The Evolution Of Heroes
  • Deleted Scenes [5 Total]
  • 8-Bit Sequences / Sakaar Spaceship Battle
  • 8-Bit Sequences / Final Bridge Battle
  • Audio Commentary
On sale Tuesday November at 6pm UK from the Zavvi website.

A bundle including a 'Thor Christmas' Sweatshirt for £42.99, or separately for £18.99, is also available.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Princess Mononoke' by Wenqing Yan (Yuumei)

'Eyes Unclouded' by Wenqing Yan (Yuumei)

Monday, November 18, 2019

#CoolArt: 'Gaslight' TIMED Release print by Tomer Hanuka through Mondo

'Gaslight' by Tomer Hanuka, a new print release through Mondo.

24" x 36" screen print in a numbered TIMED Release edition for $50.

On sale until Wednesday November 27 at 9.59pm CT from the Mondo website

#CoolArt: 'Lillian' Original Art by Olivia Rose for Every Day Original

'Lillian' by Olivia Rose for Every Day Original.

4" x 12" mixed media; markers, gouache and gold ink on wood original artwork for $320.

On sale Monday November 18 at 12.30pm ET from the Every Day Original website.

A Geeky Nerfherder Video: MCM Comic Con Birmingham, Saturday November 16 2019

Photo slideshow of the nerdy days out at the Geek culture conventions and events visited throughout 2019

Part 12: Featuring photos from MCM Comic Con at The NEC in Birmingham, UK on Saturday November 16 2019

Check out the Geek Cons IV: 2019 playlist for more videos from 2019

#CoolArt: Remaining Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival Prints From Vice Press & Bottleneck Gallery (Part Two)

VicePress are releasing the second batch of remaining prints that debuted during the Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival in the Harrogate Convention Centre in Harrogate, UK, November 9-10 2019.

On sale Monday November 18 at 5pm UK / 12pm ET from the VicePress and Bottleneck Gallery websites.

'Jurassic Park' by Paul Mann

Book Review: 'Carnival Row: Tangle In The Dark' by Stephanie K Smith

I enjoyed the first season of Carnival Row and was hoping that there were more stories to bring me back to this alternative world of the human and the fae, so when there was an offer of a free audiobook set in the 'Carnival Row' universe, I snapped it up!

'Carnival Row: Tangle In The Dark' by Stephanie K Smith, who was also staff writer on series one, is a prologue set before the main events of the show, narrated by Karla Crome who plays Tourmaline Larou in the show, and serves as an introduction to Vignette Stonemoss, Cara Delevingne's character in the show, as she first meets Tourmaline and tries to fit in to society.

It dives straight into the world of Carnival Row, adding more depth to the world building and the societies and people that inhabit it, which was great. But if you've not seen the show then you could get a little lost. The dive could be a little bit too deep for the uninitiated as it assumes you already know the who, what, where of the show, as there is not a lot in way of introduction to the various fae races, the looming war and class societies, so going in blind could be a little confusing. But if you have seen the show, like myself, then you will already be familiar with the world and can relive it again through the audiobook.

The narration feels straight from the show, with Karla slipping back into character as Tourmaline, and her blunt and sometimes bristly personality definitely shining through, making it a delight to revisit a character that was more of a background character in the original show, but is the main focus of the story here. The show's themes of society elitism and racism are very much present here, as is the rude and crude nature of some of characters (listener discretion is advised), but they aren't delved into as much as the show does, being more of just a peek behind the curtain into the world, as we follow Tourmaline and Vignette in the days before the series.

'Carnival Row: Tangle In The Dark' is very much for fans of the show, but I would recommend watching the series first before picking this up, as I feel a familiarity of the world and of Tourmaline could add to the enjoyment of listening to this audiobook. I hope there will be more stories that delve into the back stories of the characters of the series, as I enjoyed the series and although brief at just over 3 hours, I also enjoyed this short audiobook as well.

Available from:
 Audible Audiobooks

#CoolArt: 'The Editor' print by James Jean

'The Editor' by James Jean.

17⅞" x 23½" giclee print on 21½" x 27¾" paper with silvery holographic foil embellishments, and a chop with pearl, holographic, and dimensional enhancements, in a signed and numbered limited edition available to the first 500 people who join James' waiting list — only one print per person.

On sale Tuesday November 19 at 8am PT from his website.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Jean Grey' by David Michael Beck

'Jean Grey' by David Michael Beck

Sunday, November 17, 2019

#CoolArt: 'The Muppet Christmas Carol' inspired print by Kevin M Wilson through Hero Complex Gallery

'One More Sleep' by Kevin M Wilson, a new print release, inspired by 'The Muppet Christmas Carol', available through Hero Complex Gallery.

36" x 24" screen print in a limited edition of 285 for $65.

On sale now from the Hero Complex Gallery website.

Artist Spotlight: The Art Of . . . Jon Whitcomb

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 Jon Whitcomb.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Storm' by Simone Bianchi

'Storm' by Simone Bianchi

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Artist Spotlight: The Art Of . . . Jon Sullivan

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 Jon Sullivan.

'Thor: The Dark World' 4K UHD Bluray Steelbook from Zavvi

'Thor: The Dark World' 4K UHD bluray steelbook for £29.99 from Zavvi.

Features include:
  • Region Free bluray
  • 2 discs including 2D bluray
  • Marvel One-Shot: All Hail The King
  • A Brothers Journey: Thor & Loki
  • Exclusive Look - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Scoring Thor: The Dark World with Brian Tyler
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes (BD Format Only)
  • Gag Reel
  • Audio Commentary with Director Alan Taylor, Producer Kevin Feige, Actor Tom Hiddleston, Cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau
  • 'Extended Celebration Scene' Commentary by Alan Taylor & Kramer Moregenthau
  • 'Jane Learns About The Aether' Commentary by Alan Taylor & Kramer Moregenthau
  • 'Loki: The First Avenger' Commentary by Tom Hiddleston
  • 'Thor and Frigga Discuss Loki' Commentary by Kevin Feige
  • 'Dark Elves Prepare For Battle' Commentary by Kevin Feige


#ArtOfTheDay: 'Transformers' by Gerald Parel

'Transformers' by Gerald Parel

Friday, November 15, 2019

#CoolArt: 'The Mandalorian' print by Carlos Dattoli through Dark Ink Art

'The Calm After' by Carlos Dattoli, a new officially licensed print release through Dark Ink Art.

17" x 24" lithograph print, in a numbered limited edition of 250 for $45

On sale now from the Dark Ink Art website.

#CoolArt: 'John Wick' AP Edition print by by Grzegorz Domaradzki (aka Gabz)

'John Wick' by Grzegorz Domaradzki (aka Gabz), originally for a special screening at The Roxy Theater on July 13th, 2019 and part of his 'I Am Gabz' solo at exhibition at Bottleneck Gallery in August 2019.

AP Edition giclee print for $65

On sale Friday November 15 at 5pm CET Europe (11am ET) from his website.

#CoolArt: 'Love Thyself' print by Victor Quiñonez (aka Marka27) through House Of Roulx

'Love Thyself' by Victor Quiñonez (aka Marka27), a new print release through House Of Roulx.

11" x 14" archival pigment fine art print on Moab Entrada Rag Bright 290 GSM archival paper , in a signed and numbered limited edition of 40 for $65.

On sale now from the House Of Roulx website.

#CoolArt: 'Agony' TIMED Release print by Miles Johnston through Moon Crane Press

'Agony' by Miles Johnston, a TIMED release print through Moon Crane Press.

62cm  x 50cm Archival giclee print on Bamboo Paper, in a signed and numbered timed edition for $130, and a 75cm  x 65cm Archival giclee print on canvas, in a signed and numbered timed edition for $300.

On sale for 72 hours only until Sunday November 17 at 12pm ET from the Moon Crane Press website.

#CoolArt: Remaining Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival Prints From Black Dragon Press

Black Dragon Press are releasing the remaining prints that debuted during the Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival in the Harrogate Convention Centre in Harrogate, UK, November 9-10 2019, as well as a few previously sold out prints they held back for Thought Bubble.

On sale Friday November 15 at 5pm UK (12pm ET) the Black Dragon Press website.

'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' by Peter Diamond
'Traces' by Nicolas Delort
'Chrome Robot' by Kilian Eng
'Stalker' by Adam Maida (Red Variant Edition)