Friday, November 16, 2018

#CoolArt: New Concert Posters by Ken Taylor at Posters And Toys

New concert posters by Ken Taylor, available through Posters And Toys.
  • 'Jack White at Birmingham, UK'. 18" x 24" screen print, in a Regular AP edition of 50 for $35, and a Variant AP edition of 50 for $50.
  • 'The Avett Brothers at Port Chester, NY'. 12" x 24" screen prints in an AP edition of 63 for $90 for the set, and an 36" x 24" uncut AP edition of 46 for $120.
On sale Friday November 16 at 2pm CT from the Posters And Toys website.

Regular Edition

#CoolArt: New Online Print Release From Mondo

New online print releases from Mondo.
  • 'The Shining' (Room 237) by JC Richard. 36" x 24" screen print in a numbered limited edition of 300 for $55 (US Only)
  • 'Alien' by Florian Bertmer. 24" x 36" screen print in a numbered Regular edition of 325 for $50 (US & Canada Only)
  • 'Game Of Death' by Grzegorz Domaradski (Gabz). 24" x 36" screen print in a numbered Regular edition of 300 for $50, and a numbered Variant edition of 150 for $75
On sale at a random time Friday November 16 from the Mondo website.

Follow Mondo on Twitter @mondonews for the on sale announcement.

'The Shining' (Room 237) by JC Richard
'Alien' (Regular Edition) by Florian Bertmer
'Game Of Death' (Regular Edition) by Grzegorz Domaradzki
'Game Of Death' (Variant 2 Edition) by Grzegorz Domaradzki

#CoolArt: 'Stellar Revolution' AP Edition Print by Tara McPherson at DesignerCon 2018

'Stellar Revolution' by Tara McPherson.

17" x 22" Archival Fine Art Print on Velvet Cotton Rag, in a signed and numbered AP edition of 20

Available at her booth (#1600), along with other Lithograph prints, Rock Posters, Stickers, Books, Pins and more, during DesignerCon, at the Anaheim Convention Center, November 16-18 2018.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'The Huntress' by Frank Frazetta

'The Huntress' by Frank Frazetta

Cover art for 'Savage Pellucidar', book 7 of the 'Pellucidar' series written by Edgar Rice Burroughs.


Thursday, November 15, 2018

#CoolArt: Exclusive Prints From Spoke Art at DesignerCon 2018

Exclusive limited edition prints debuting at the Spoke Art booth (#2613) during DesignerCon, at the Anaheim Convention Center, November 16-18 2018.

'Blade Runner 2049' by Tracie Ching

#CoolArt: New Prints From Cyclops Print works at DesignerCon 2018

Exclusive limited edition prints debuting at the Cyclops Print Works booth (#2020) during DesignerCon, at the Anaheim Convention Center, November 16-18 2018.

'Cinderella' by Eri Kamijo
20" x 30" screen print in a numbered limited edition of 130 for $60 

#CoolArt: Jason Edmiston Prints at DesignerCon 2018

Prints Jason Edmiston will have available at his booth (#2120) during DesignerCon, at the Anaheim Convention Center, November 16-18 2018.
  • 'Halloween'. 24" x 36" screen print in a Regular Edition for $275, and a Variant edition for $200.
  • 'Jaws'. 24" x 36" screen print in a 'Movie Poster' Edition for $550, and a 'The Shark' edition for $700.
  • 'Eyes Without A Face'. 9" x 5" giclee prints for $20 each, and a 'Total Recall' 12" x 6" giclee print in a limited edition of 225 for $35
  • 'Whatabird: Eastern Bluebird'. 11" x 14" giclee print in a limited edition of 125 for $40
  • 'End Of The Party: Mint'. 24" x 36" giclee print in a limited edition of 100 for $150.
'Halloween' (Regular Edition)

#CoolArt: AP Edition Prints by Tim Doyle at DesignerCon 2018

AP edition prints by Tim Doyle.

Available at the Nakatomi Inc booth (#2517) during DesignerCon, at the Anaheim Convention Center, November 16-18 2018.

'I Won't Hurt You'
'Come Along With Me'

#CoolArt: Mondo Prints at DesignerCon 2018

Limited edition exclusive prints debuting at the Mondo booth (#2219) during DesignerCon, at the Anaheim Convention Center, November 16-18 2018.

'Alien' (Variant Edition) by Florian Bertmer
24" x 36" screen print in a limited edition of 175 for $75
'Game Of Death' (Variant 1) by Grzegorz Domaradski (Gabz)
24" x 36" screen print in a limited edition of 150 for $75
'The Shining' (Red) by JC Richard
36" x 24" screen print in a limited edition of 300 for $55


#CoolArt: 'Batgirl' print by Chrissie Zullo for DC Collectibles at DesignerCon 2018

'Batgirl' by Chrissie Zullo.

Limited edition of 50 for $40

Available exclusively at the DC Collectibles booth during DesignerCon, at the Anaheim Convention Center, November 16-18 2018.


#CoolArt: 'A Close Shave' print by Florey for Vice Press

'A Close Shave' by Florey, an officially licensed 'Wallace & Gromit' print release through Vice Press in collaboration with Aardman Animations, part of an ongoing print series.

50cm x 70cm 7 colour screen print on 270gsm Mohawk Superfine paper in a numbered limited edition of 100 for £40.

On sale Friday November 16 at 6pm UK from the Vice Press website.

#CoolArt: New Art Prints by Kevin Tong Debuting at DesignerCon 2018

New art prints by Kevin Tong.
  • 'Ephemeral'. 18" x 24" screen print, with metallic inks and split fountains, in a signed and numbered Regular edition of 150 on gold paper and a signed and numbered Variant edition of 60 on silver paper.
  • 'Siege'. 18" x 24" screen print, with metallic inks, on 100 lb white cover paper, in a signed and numbered Regular edition of 100 and a signed and numbered Variant edition of 50
Debuting at his booth (#2519) during DesignerCon, at the Anaheim Convention Center, November 16-18 2018.

Any remaining copies will be available in his shop at a later date.

'Ephemeral' (Regular Edition)
'Ephemeral' (Variant Edition)
'Siege' (Regular Edition)
'Siege' (Variant Edition)

#CoolArt: 'The Batman Who Laughs' #1 Variant Covers

A few of the Variant covers of 'The Batman Who Laughs' #1, published December 2018 by DC Comics, and available at 7 Ate 9 Comics and other comic stores.

by Clayton Crain

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Death of the Endless' by Stanley 'Artgerm' Lau

'Death of the Endless' by Stanley 'Artgerm' Lau

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

#CoolArt New Prints by Alexander Dux & Tom Whalen from Fifty-Nine Parks

New print release from Fifty-Nine Parks.

'See America' by Alexander Dux
24" x 36" 6 colour screen print in a TIMED release edition for $80.
18" x 24" 6 colour screen print in an open edition for $40.

'The Iconic Wildlife Of Yellowstone National Park' by Tom Whalen
24" x 32" 6 colour screen print in a TIMED release edition for $80.
18" x 24" 6 colour screen print in an open edition for $40.

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

On sale until Wednesday November 28 from the Fifty Nine Parks website.

'See America' by Alexander Dux
'The Iconic Wildlife Of Yellowstone National Park' by Tom Whalen

#CoolArt: 'Chvrches: Love Is Dead Tour' print by Jamie McKelvie

'Chvrches: Love Is Dead 2018/2019 Tour' by Jamie McKelvie.

Limited edition A2 sized print on 250 GSM paper in a signed and numbered limited edition of 200 for £30.

On sale now from his website.


Powerhouse Films Bluray Sale at Zavvi

Ray Harryhausen and Hammer bluray boxsets available as part of a Powerhouse Films bluray sale from Zavvi, that also includes classics like 'John Carpenter's Vampires', 'The Wild One', 'The Lady From Shanghai' and more.

Save 30% when you buy 2. Simply add both items to your basket for the discount to apply!

On sale now from the Zavvi website.

#CoolArt: 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' prints by Tom Whalen for Bottleneck Gallery & Dark Ink Art

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' by Tom Whalen, a new officially licensed joint print release through Bottleneck Gallery and Dark Ink Art, in collaboration with Acme Archives, as revealed on io9.

36" x 24" screen print in a numbered Regular edition of 295 for $50, and a numbered UV embellished Variant edition of 150 for $55.

On sale Thursday November 15 at 12pm ET / 9am PT from Bottleneck Gallery and Dark Ink Art.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'Raid 2: Incident On Line 13' Timed Release Print by Josan Gonzalez & Laurie Greasley for Hero Complex Gallery

'Raid 2: Incident On Line 13' by Josan Gonzalez and Laurie Greasley, a new timed release print through Hero Complex Gallery.

24" x 36" screen print in a hand numbered timed edition for $75.

On sale from Wednesday November 14 at 10am PT until Wednesday November 28 at 11.59pm PT from the Hero Complex Gallery website.

Hero Complex Gallery will also be giving away 5 screen prints to the 5 people who come closest to guessing the 109 references in the new poster.

Go here to have a go and submit your list.

#CoolArt: New Prints by Audrey Kawasaki, Fuco Ueda & Jolene Lai from Thinkspace

New prints from Thinkspace from their 'Elysium' group exhibition at ThinkSpace Gallery, 6009 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232, on display until November 24.
  • 'Marianne' by Audrey Kawasaki. 13" x 18" fine art print on 290gsm paper, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 175 for $175.
  • 'To Fall Asleep' by Fuco Ueda. 18" x 14" fine art print on 290gsm paper, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 30 for $120.
  • 'Tomadachi' by Jolene Lai. 16" x 20" fine art print on 290gsm paper, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 30 for $70.
On sale now from the Thinkspace website.

'Marianne' by Audrey Kawasaki
'To Fall Asleep' by Fuco Ueda
'Tomadachi' by Jolene Lai

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Conan The Barbarian' by Renato Casaro

'Conan The Barbarian' by Renato Casaro


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

#CoolArt: 'The Man' (Golden Age Edition) print by Joshua Budich

'The Man' (Golden Age Edition) by Joshua Budich.

18" x 24" screen print on gold metallic stock in a limited edition of 100 for $50.

50% of all proceeds of the sale will be donated to the Hero Initiative - a charity that helps comic book creators in need.

On sale now from the Nakatomi Inc website.


Book Review: 'Exit Strategy' by Martha Wells

'Exit Strategy' by Martha Wells brings the 'Murderbot Diaries' series of novellas to a close with a conclusion that is full of the action and sardonic humour of the previous novellas.

SecUnit, the androgynous, introverted and sarcastic murderbot with anxiety issues, who would much rather be watching entertainment serials than having to deal with people, is returning to Dr Mensah, the leader of an ill fated expedition of which they were stationed with from the first novella, with evidence against GrayCris, a shadowy corporation. But on finding out that GrayCris has kidnapped Mensah, it's up to SecUnit to rescue her, with the help of some familiar friends.

The standout of the series has been the character development arc of SecUnit. Starting out as an AI that managed to hack itself free of its own programming, over the course of the series they've grown as a 'person', becoming more human in their interactions with people, empathising and being able to relate to them more, as well as discovering the importance of having friends that will always have your back. The growth of the character has been really good to read, and despite being androgynous, their gender never coming up or being mentioned, their personality is very relatable and very likeable.

'Exit Strategy' is another thrill ride. With the build up done in the previous novellas, it's almost non stop action all the way, with another tightly plotted and fast paced read. Some great action set pieces, woven with a good dash of intrigue, and even getting a little bit emotional towards the end, keeps it exciting and engrossing right until the final page. It's been a real pleasure to read the series. My only criticism is that it could easily have been published as one novel to keep the flow of continuity, instead of being split into four novellas and each published a month or two apart. That aside though, the series is definitely worth picking up! Looking forward to the full length novel that is coming soon, with the further adventures of murderbot.

#CoolArt: New Marvel Studios Prints by Neil Davies & Alexander Iaccarino for Grey Matter Art

New officially licensed Marvel Studios print releases from Grey Matter Art.
  • 'Iron Man' by Neil Davies. 18" x 24" giclee print in a hand numbered Regular edition of 100 for $40, and a numbered Variant edition of 100 for $45.
  • 'Captain America: The First Avenger' by Alexander Iaccarino. 36" x 24" screen print in a hand numbered limited edition of 225 for $45
On sale Thursday November 15 at 1pm ET from the Grey Matter Art website.

'Iron Man' (Regular Edition) by Neil Davies
'Iron Man' (Variant Edition) by Neil Davies
'Captain America: The First Avenger' by Alexander Iaccarino

#ArtOfTheDay: 'John Carter Of Mars' by Mark Zug

'John Carter Of Mars' by Mark Zug


Monday, November 12, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Come Along With Me' print by Tim Doyle through Galerie F

'Come Along With Me' by Tim Doyle, an officially licensed 'Adventure Time' print release through Galerie F.

24" x 36" 10 colour screen print in a Regular edition of 150 for $50, and a Foil Variant edition of 50 for $75.

On sale now at the Galerie F.

Book Review: 'Warbreaker' by Brandon Sanderson

'Warbreaker' by Brandon Sanderson, is another great read in his Cosmere fantasy universe, joining the 'Mistborn' and the 'Stormlight Archives' series as well as 'Elantris' and 'White Sand' titles.

'Warbreaker', set on the world of Nalthis, is the story of two princess sisters, Siri and Vivenna, from the kingdom of Idris. Siri, the younger of the pair, is free spirited, rebellious in nature and always seeming to cause trouble, whereas Vivenna, the Eldest child of the King of Idris, has been brought up knowing that come her twenty second birthday, she'll be sent to the kingdom of Hallandren to marry the God-King that rules over the nation and produce an heir, and so is more reserved and more devout in the Idrian religion of Austre. But when the threat of a war with Hallandren is close to breaking out, the king tries to get around the small print of the pact and decides to send Siri instead of Vivenna, his favourite, which was intended in the pact between the two kingdoms, hoping to forestall the pending war. Vivenna, now left with the feeling like her only purpose in life has been taken away from her, leaves Idris in the hope of rescuing her sister.

The story also follows the viewpoints of two other characters, Vasher, a mysterious character in the possession of a sentient sword called Nightblood, and Lightsong the Bold, the Returned god of bravery, part of the Royal Court of Gods of the Returned, resurrected humans who have no memory of who they were before they were returned from death.

Of course, no Brandon Sanderson story is complete without a unique magic system. 'Warbreaker' has Biochromatic Breath. Or known simply as Breath. This magic can be infused into inanimate objects, or the dead, to bring them to life through vocal commands, draining colour from nearby objects to fuel the magic. Breaths can also be transferred by speaking a phrase; "My life to yours. My breath become yours." and is highly sought after as breaths enhance a person's soul, making the world around them seem more vibrant as well as making them more resistant to disease and injuries.

Sanderson weaves a multilayered tale, blending magic, religion, politics, conspiracies and romance. The personalities of the two sisters couldn't be more different, and to see them go through the changes in their character development over the course of the novel, transforming them into the women they needed to become, was very masterfully crafted, and kept me very much engaged in their narrative.

Despite the backdrop of potential war and political skullduggery, there is also quite a bit of humour, mostly when Lightsong is the pov. His whimsical and aloofness adds a levity to the story - making him one of the most likeable characters in the novel, and is in total contrast to the dour and seriousness of Vasher. Although the sentient sword Nightblood, a sword that is tasked with destroying evil, but doesn't know what evil means - brings some added humour to Vasher's viewpoints chapters too.

The world building is typically Sanderson, which always makes it a joy to pick up one of his fantasy novels. Very in depth, but not so much that it becomes too overwhelming. Especially when it comes to the magic system. It just works so well. The surrounding cast of characters are very well fleshed out too, giving the world a proper lived in feel.

'Warbreaker' is a slow burn that builds things up slowly, carefully setting up events that will happen later on, and is full of twists and turns to keep you guessing until you get to the Sanderson avalanche that carries you along to the finish.

A really enjoyable read and a worthy addition to the Cosmere universe.

As a side note, check out the annotations on each chapter, as they're an excellent peek behind the scenes on the writing of the novel.

#CoolArt: 'Infinity Gauntlet' Triptych prints by Crystal Graziano for Upper Deck Gallery

'Infinity Gauntlet' Triptych by Crystal Graziano, an officially licensed print release from Upper Deck Gallery.

18" x 24" offset print in a numbered Regular edition of 250 for $59.99, and a numbered Patterned Foil Variant edition of 100 for $99.99.

The 'Infinity Gauntlet: Act III (Thanos)' Regular edition print was only available as an exclusive at the Upper Deck booth this year's San Diego Comic Con. 

On sale now at the Upper Deck Gallery website.

'Infinity Gantlet' Triptych
'Infinity Gauntlet: Act I'
'Infinity Gauntlet: Act III'
'Infinity Gauntlet: Act II'