Thursday, May 29, 2014

'ABCDEFGeek': "A" Is For "Ackbar" by Otis Frampton

"ABCDEFGEEK is an original series created by one of our artists and friend, Otis Frampton. This is his first animation for HISHE and we we're honored he's brought the show to our channel. Please help us support Otis and the show. Feel free to offer suggestions for future "geek" letters! Thanks for watching!"
During the filming of his famous catch phrase, Ackbar attempts to "improve" his lines.

Cool Art: 'Time To Die' by Matt Ferguson

'Time To Die' by Matt Ferguson, is part of the 'Blade Runner' inspired music & art show, 'Moments Lost', at the Bottleneck Gallery opening Saturday May 31.

Cool Art: 'Maleficent' by Rhys Cooper

'Maleficent' print by Rhys Cooper, that is being released at his solo art show, 'Femme Fatale', which opens on Saturday May 31 at Spoke Art.

#KellyThursday: 'Imminent Death' by Ken Kelly

Unlettered cover art by Ken Kelly for the novel 'Conan And The Amazon' by John Maddox Roberts.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cool Art: 'Red Riding Hood' Inspired Print by Rhys Cooper

'Red Riding Hood' inspired print by Rhys Cooper, that is being released at his solo art show, 'Femme Fatale', which opens on Saturday May 31 at Spoke Art.

Cool Art: Mondo releases 'The Matrix' & 'The French Connection' Prints

Mondo is releasing new poster prints by Kevin Tong and Adam Simpson.

The first print is 'The Matrix' by Kevin Tong and is available as a 24" x 36" screen print, in a hand numbered regular limited edition of 275 for $45 and as a variant limited edition of 150 for $65. The second print is 'The French Connection' by Adam Simpson. It's a 24" x 36" screen print, in a hand numbered regular limited edition of 325 for $40 and as a variant limited edition of 150 for $60. They're on sale at a random time on Thursday, May 29.

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

'The Matrix' Regular Edition by Kevin Tong
'The Matrix' Variant Edition by Kevin Tong
'The French Connection' Regular Edition by Adam Simpson
'The French Connection' Variant Edition by Adam Simpson

Cool Art: New Previews For Mondo's 'The Art of Ken Taylor' Art Exhibition

Here is some more preview art for Mondo's upcoming 'The Art of Ken Taylor' art exhibition that runs from May 30 until June 21 at the Mondo Gallery at 4115 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX. The opening night event is on Friday, May 30 from 7-10pm. Ken Taylor will be in attendance at the opening night too.

Cool Art: 'Nosferatu The Vampyre' by Nicolas Delort

'Nosferatu The Vampyre' by Nicolas Delort, is a fully licensed alternative movie poster for the Werner Herzog’s movie, and is the debut print from Black Dragon Press.

It's available as a 18" x 24" hand pulled screenprint in a hand numbered, 2 colour regular edition on 270gsm Superfine Softwhite Eggshell Archival paper in a limited edition of 200 and a 4 colour variant in a limited edition of 50.

The prints go on sale Friday June 6 at 2pm (UK time) on their website.

For future on sale announcements, follow them on Twitter @blckdrgnprss, on Facebook and sign up to their mailing list.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#WhelanWednesday: 'Tangled Up In Blue' by Michael Whelan

Unlettered cover art by Michael Whelan for the novel 'Tangled Up In Blue' by Joan D Vinge.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cool Art: 'Of Gold, Blood And Winds' by Bastien Lecouffe Deharme

'Of Gold, Blood And Winds' by Bastien Lecouffe Deharme.

Cool Art: Bottleneck Gallery presents 'Moments Lost: Music and Art Inspired by Blade Runner'

This Saturday, Bottleneck Gallery host the premiere of Analog Sweden’s 'Moments Lost: Music and Art Inspired by Blade Runner'.

'Moments Lost' is a mix of music, written stories and illustrations inspired by the world of 'Blade Runner' and beyond, and started out as a crowd funded project on Indiegogo that reached funding on the 28th of December 2013.

The opening reception will be at Bottleneck Gallery on 60 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249 from 7-9pm. All artwork and music will be available for purchase the night of the show.

Any remaining artwork and music will be on sale from Sunday, June 1, at 12pm Eastern (9am PDT) on the Bottleneck Gallery website. The show runs from May 2-18.

Go here to buy the 'Moments Lost' music.

For more information on 'Moments Lost' check out the video, and take a look at a preview of some of the art below.

#VallejoTuesday: Pin Up Sketch by Boris Vallejo

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Happy Geek Pride Day!

Fly the geek flag loud and proud today, it's Geek Pride Day - a special day dedicated to those of us who do not (and should not) feel ashamed about showing off our geeky and nerdy passions!

Check out GeekDad's look at 'What is a geek?'

Chosen to celebrate George Lucas' 'Star Wars', which was released to the world on May 25th 1977 (and also happens to be the date that 'Return Of The Jedi' premiered in 1983), Geek Pride Day also shares this special day with Towel Day, for fans of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' series by Douglas Adams, and the Glorious 25 May for fans of Terry Pratchett's 'Discworld'.

The first Geek Festival was organised in Albany, New York around 1998-2000 by Tim McEachern, but it was first celebrated in Spain as "Orgullo Friki" in 2006 and has spiralled all over the world thanks to the internet.

So today, on this special day, no matter whether you're a pop culture geek, a science nerd, a gamer geek or whatever, celebrate and declare your pride at being geek!

As a purveyor of pop culture geekery, mostly Sci-Fi and Fantasy, I have quite a lot of favourites but, in no particular order, here a few of them below.

Happy Geek Pride Day!

'Star Wars' Movies, Books & Comics (Art by Paul Shipper)

Friday, May 23, 2014

#FantasyArtFriday: 'Regenerate' by Rebecca Guay

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'Doctor Who' Is Back In August For Series 8

Looks like 'Doctor Who' will be back on our screens in August, if this teaser is to be believed. Looking forward to seeing Peter Capaldi's take on the Doctor.

Cool Art: 'Raven' by Rhys Cooper

'Raven' by Rhys Cooper, is a 12” x 36” variant screen print that is being released at his solo art show, 'Femme Fatale', which opens on Saturday May 31 at Spoke Art.

Cool Art: 'Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom' by Berkay Dağlar

'Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom' by Berkay Dağlar.

Visit his Behance page to see his 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark' poster too.

Trailer For Walt Disney Animation & Marvel Studios 'Big Hero 6'

"With all the heart and humour audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, 'Big Hero 6' is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. 
When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. 
Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, 'Big Hero 6' is directed by Don Hall ('Winnie the Pooh') and Chris Williams ('Bolt'), and produced by Roy Conli ('Tangled')."
'Big Hero 6' is out in cinemas November 7 (US) and February 13 2015 (UK).

Cool Art: 'Mystique' by Ilya Kuvshinov

'Mystique' by Ilya Kuvshinov.

#FrazettaFriday: 'The Moon's Rapture' by Frank Frazetta

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Cool Art: 'Free Tyrion' by Vlad Rodriguez

'Free Tyrion' by Vlad Rodriguez.

Available as a print here.

Cool Art: 'Hannibal' by Phantom City Creative

To celebrate the US season 2 finale, Mondo is releasing a new poster print. 'Hannibal' by Phantom City Creative is a 24"x36" screen print, in a hand numbered regular limited edition of 250 for $45 and a variant limited edition of 125 for $65. It's on sale at a random time on Friday, May 23.

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

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'Star Wars' by Mark Reihill

'Star Wars' by Mark Reihill.

Cool Art: 'I'm Here To Rescue You' Variant Editions by Mark Englert

Dark Ink Art will be having a timed release of Mark Englert's 'Star Wars' inspired 'I’m Here to Rescue You' with two variant editions: 'Tatooine' and 'Endor.

The timed release begins at 10am PDT Sunday May 25 and ends Wednesday May 28 at 3pm PDT. The edition size will be determined by the number of prints ordered. Prints are 12" x 36" and will be signed and numbered and cost $50.

Generation Gallery, based in the UK, will also be participating in this timed release for international customers.

As an added bonus, anyone buying one of these prints from Dark Ink will have a chance to receive a randomly inserted golden ticket with their order.

There will be two golden tickets shipped at random: One golden ticket winner will receive brand new original artwork from Mark Englert. The other golden ticket will receive a print created from the original artwork.

Go here to buy from Dark Ink Art.

Tatooine Variant Edition
Endor Variant Edition

Cool Art: Hero Complex Gallery presents 'King Of Cult' Celebrating Roger Corman and Joe Dante

This Saturday, Hero Complex Gallery presents 'King Of Cult', celebrating legendary directors Roger Corman and Joe Dante.

HCG will also present a double-feature screening for both directors at The New Beverly Theater on Friday night, May 23, from 7.30pm featuring Joe Dante’s 'Matinee' (1993) and Roger Corman’s 'The Masque of the Red Death' (1964), and the exhibition opens on Saturday night, May 24 from 7pm at the HCG at 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90034. Go here to buy tickets for the double screening.

Both directors will attend the screenings and the art show opening night, which will include a Q&A hosted by Dana Gould in between the film screenings and exclusive signing opportunities plus original props from their classic films will be on show at the art show as well.

Check out a selection of art that will be at the show below.

by Ridge Rooms

#KellyThursday: 'The Viking Queen' by Ken Kelly

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

'The Dark Knight' - Flipping The Joker's Truck Scene - Sweded

'The Dark Knight' flipping the Joker's truck scene gets the Homemade Movies treatment.

As always you can check out the side by side comparison and the behind the scenes.

Cool Art: 'Elektra' by Craig Drake

'Elektra' by Craig Drake is a 24"x36" screen print, in a hand numbered limited edition of 275 and costs $50. It's on sale at a random time on Thursday, May 22 through Mondo.

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

Cool Art: 'Ride or Die' by Jeff Langevin

'Ride or Die' by Jeff Langevin, is a poster for the Inkyspokes Traveling Bicycle Art Show 2014. Prints are available at the show venues or at his etsy store.

Cool Art: 'Roar' by Juan Contreras

'Godzilla' inspired design by Juan Contreras available at Tee Republic and at his RedBubble store.

#WhelanWednesday: 'Ephemeros' by Michael Whelan

Monday, May 19, 2014

New Trailer For Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

'Guardians Of The Galaxy' is out in cinemas August.

The 49th Annual Nebula Award Winners Announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced the winners for this year’s Nebula Awards, along with 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. The 49th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend were held May 15-18, 2014, in San Jose at the San Jose Marriott.

The winners are...

Best Novel
'Ancillary Justice', Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

Best Novella
'The Weight of the Sunrise', Vylar Kaftan (Asimov's 2/13)

Best Novelette
'The Waiting Stars', Aliette de Bodard (The Other Half of the Sky)

Best Short Story
'If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love', Rachel Swirsky (Apex 3/13)

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
'Gravity' (Alfonso Cuarón, director; Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón, writers) (Warner Bros.)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
'Sister Mine', Nalo Hopkinson (Grand Central)

Damon Knight Grand Master Award
Samuel R. Delany

Kevin O’Donnell Jr Service to SFWA Award
Michael Armstrong

'Godzilla': Behind The Roar

Godzilla's roar is one of the most recognizable in film history. How do you update an iconic sound for a new generation? In this video from Soundworks Collection, Dolby & Legendary go behind the scenes with Erik Aadahl, sound designer on 'Godzilla', director Gareth Edwards and producer Thomas Tull, to look at how you tackle this historic challenge.


#McQuarrieMonday: 'Return Of The Jedi' Concept Art by Ralph McQuarrie

Friday, May 16, 2014

'Batman: The Animated Series' Intro Live Action Remake

This 'Batman: The Animated Series' intro live action remake was directed and edited by Tomi Pietilä, with 3D art by Tommi Tuominen and cinematography by Teemu Saarinen.


Cool Art: 'The Laws of Gods and Men' by Robert M Ball

Continuing with the 'Beautiful Death' series of 'Game Of Thrones' episode posters by Robert M Ball with season 4 - episode 6 'The Laws of Gods and Men'. Unfortunately, this and the other cool posters in the series aren't currently available as prints.

Cool Art: 'Starlight' by Eric Kenji Aoyagi

'Starlight' by Eric Kenji Aoyagi.

Available as a print via his Deviant Art page.

#FantasyArtFriday: 'Guardian Of The Black Dragon' by Luis Royo

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New Trailer For Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

'Interstellar' is out in cinemas November.

New Poster Reveal For Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' is out in cinemas August 1.

Movie Poster Art: 'Godzilla' (2014)

With the new 'Godzilla' movie, directed by Gareth Edwards, now out in cinemas, here's a look at the official posters and fan art inspired by the film.

#FrazettaFriday: 'Cat Girl' by Frank Frazetta

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Cool Art: 'Little Shop Of Horrors' & 'Children Of Men' by Ken Taylor

These two prints by Melbourne based artist Ken Taylor, 'Little Shop Of Horrors', a 24" x 36" screenprint in two different variants, and 'Children Of Men', a 21.5" x 36" screenprint also in two variants, are part of a new art exhibition from Mondo that will be celebrating the stunning art of Ken Taylor.

The show will include prints for films that Mondo has never previously tackled before, and will run from May 30 until June 21. The opening night event is on Friday, May 30 from 7-10pm at the Mondo Gallery, at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX, with Ken Taylor will be in attendance.