Friday, October 31, 2014

Cool Art: New 'Dragon Age Inquisition' Art From Geek-Art & French Paper Art Club

Geek-Art and French Paper Art Club are celebrating the release of 'Dragon Age Inquisition' in November with an art show, in collaboration with Electronic Arts. Previews from the first three artists have already been revealed, and here is a second preview featuring art from Guy-Pascal Vallez (aka Gax), Jebedaï and Matthew Griffin.

Follow them on Twitter @Geek_Art and @FrenchPaperArtC for updates on this special art show.

by Guy-Pascal Vallez (aka Gax)
by Jebedaï
by Matt Griffin

Cool Art: 'Doctor Who' S8 E11 'Dark Water' by Stuart Manning

'Doctor Who' S8 E11 'Dark Water' by Stuart Manning.

Cool Art: 'Time Bandits' by Rich Kelly

'Time Bandits' by Rich Kelly, are AP (Artist Proof) editions and were originally released by Mondo. They are 24" x 36" 5 colour screenprints. Both are signed and numbered with the Regular version in a limited edition of 45 for $50 and the Variant is a limited edition of 30 and costs $65.

They go on sale Friday October 31 at 3pm (EDT).

Go here to buy the Regular edition or the Variant edition.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#FrazettaFriday: 'Headless Horseman II' by Frank Frazetta

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cool Art: 'Pet Sematary' by Mike Saputo

Mondo is releasing a new print on Friday October 31; 'Pet Sematary' by Mike Saputo. It's a 36" x 24" screen print in a hand numbered limited edition of 250 and costs $45.

Mondo are also releasing a limited edition double gatefold vinyl of the soundtrack composed by Eliot Goldenthal. It's pressed on 180 Gram Black & Randomly Inserted Translucent Green / Blue vinyl with Black Haze, featuring "Pet Sematary," and "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker" by The Ramones, it costs $35.

They will both be available online tomorrow at a random time. Follow Mondo on Twitter @MondoNews for the on-sale announcement.

Cool Art: 'Sante Muerte' by Mia Araujo

'Sante Muerte' by Mia Araujo, is a 17" x 17" Archival Pigment Print on 310gsm on Fine Art Paper and is available in two versions - a standard in a limited edition of 15 that is $65 and a hand-embellished version in a limited edition of 25 that costs $100.
"For this painting I wanted the main figure to be a combination of the Aztec death goddess: Mictecacihuatl, the Virgin Mary, and the iconic image of a bride that marries death, to form this image of Santa Muerte. My favorite setting for day of the dead celebrations is a graveyard at night that is covered with flowers and candles." - Mia Araujo
It's available through 1xRun and will go on sale at 12 noon (PDT) on Thursday October 30.

#FantasyArtThursday: 'Nahiri The Lithomancer' by Eric Deschamps

'Nahiri The Lithomancer' by Eric Deschamps, from the Commander 2014 set of 'Magic: The Gathering'.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cool Art: Joshua Budich's AP Prints From His 'Otaku Obscura' Art Show On Sale

On Friday October 31, Joshua Budich will be releasing his AP (Artist Proof) prints from his solo art show 'Otaku Obscura', that was hosted at Spoke Art until October 24.

This includes his sold out 'Cowboy Bebop', 'Akira Glow-In-the-dark Variant', and 'Princess Mononoke' prints.

Go here to buy.

'Whatever Happens, Happens' by Joshua Budich

Cool Art: 'Join The Colonial Marines' by Mark Daniels

The 'Aliens' inspired 'Join The Colonial Marines' by Mark Daniels, is a 12" x 24" silk screen print in a signed limited edition of 250 and costs $50.

It will be on sale from Friday October 31 around 10.30am PDT through Dark Ink Art. Follow them on Twitter @acmearchives and @DarkInkArt for the on sale announcement.

Cool Art: 'Drive: Radio 1 Rescore' by James White

'Drive: Radio 1 Rescore' by James White.

The new Radio 1 re-scored version of 'Drive', curated by Zane Lowe and featuring brand new music from The 1975, Baauer, BANKS, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, CHVRCHES, Eric Prydz, Foals, Jon Hopkins, Laura Mvula, The Neighbourhood, SBTRKT and ZZC (Simon Neil from Biffy Clyro), will be broadcast in the UK on BBC Three at 10pm on October 30.

Cool Art: 'The Bride Of Frankenstein' by Grimbro

'The Bride Of Frankenstein' by Grimbro.

Go here to buy.

#WhelanWednesday: 'Danse Macabre' by Michael Whelan

Cool Art: 'Predator' by Dan Mumford

'Predator' by Dan Mumford is a 12" x 24" silk screen print with silver metallic inks. It's available in both signed regular and variant editions. The regular edition is in a limited edition of 250 and the variant 50, with both costing $50.

They will be available from Friday October 31 around 10.30am PDT through Dark Ink Art. Follow them on Twitter @acmearchives and @DarkInkArt for the on sale announcement.

Go here to buy the regular and the variant editions.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cool Art: 'Family Guy Star Wars' Trilogy by Jacob Bills

'Family Guy Star Wars' Trilogy by Jacob Bills, are 24" x 36" screenprints with metallic inks, based on Tyler Stout's Mondo 'Star Wars' trilogy posters.

They were a private commission but four sets are being auctioned off for charity, the first of which is on eBay now. Whatever that set sells for will be the price for the remaining sets with all the proceeds going to help a young girl who was diagnosed with leukemia.
Go here for the ebay listing.

Cool Art: 'The Author' by Tim Doyle

The 'Grand Budapest Hotel' inspired 'The Author' by Tim Doyle, is a 12" × 24" print and is signed and numbered in a limited edition of 150.

It's part of the fifth annual 'Bad Dads' Wes Anderson tribute art show, hosted by Spoke Art. The art exhibition runs from October 31 until November 22 at Spoke Art Gallery, 816 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109. Prints will be on sale shortly afterwards on their website.

Cool Art: 'Project Pop Art' Bluray Steelbook Cover Art From Gallery1988

Sony is re-releasing 16 limited edition Blu-ray steelbooks each featuring brand new cover art by several Gallery 1988 artists for Project Pop Art. They cost $14.99 and can be pre-ordered exclusively at Best Buy and will be available from November 23.
by Dan Mumford

#VallejoTuesday: 'Conan The Freebooter' by Boris Vallejo

Unlettered cover art by Boris Vallejo for the novel 'Conan The Freebooter' by Robert E Howard & L Sprague De Camp.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Cool Art: 'The Bride Of Frankenstein' & 'The Mummy' by Richard Davies

'The Bride Of Frankenstein' and 'The Mummy' by Richard Davies, are 12" x 30" prints on Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305gsm paper. They are both available in a signed limited edition of 25 and cost £30 each.
Go here to buy.

Cool Art: 'Going Off On A Tangent' by Florey

The 'Donnie Darko' inspired 'Going Off On A Tangent' by Florey, is an 18” x 24” numbered variant screen print and will be available on Tuesday October 28 at 12 EDT through Bottleneck Gallery.

Cool Art: 'The Watcher' by Richey Beckett

'The Watcher' by Richey Beckett, is an 18" x 24" 6 colour silk screen print on 100lb Premium French Speckletone Paper, and is a signed, hand numbered and embossed limited edition of 130 for £40. It will be available on Wednesday October 29 at 6pm (UK) (12pm US).

#McQuarrieMonday: 'Star Wars' Concept Poster by Ralph McQuarrie

Friday, October 24, 2014

Cool Art: 'The Shining' by Tom Whalen

'The Shining' by Tom Whalen, is a new limited edition hand-pulled print that will be available at a screening of the film tonight at The Logan Theatre in Chicago.

Any remaining prints will be available on the Galerie F website on Monday October 27 at a random time. Follow them on Twitter @galerief for the on sale announcement.

Cool Art: More Previews For The '75 Years Of Batman' Art Show From Mondo

More previews for Mondo's '75 Years of Batman' art show that runs from October 24 until November 15, at the Mondo Gallery, 4115 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78751.

Check out the previews below.

by Craig Drake

Leamington Spa Comic Con 2014 . . . A Geeky Grand Day Out!

Despite their name, comic cons seem to be pushing comics to the side these days in favour of a more mainstream expo focussing more on movies, TV shows and video games. But it's always good that cons like, Thoughtbubble in Leeds and the Lakes Comics Art Fest in Kendal, to name but two, are true to their comic roots. And it's great that there are smaller independent comic cons springing up too.

On Saturday October 18, Leamington Spa hosted it's first ever Comic Con. Independently organised by Dan Mallier, this was an event funded by the town for the town -  through a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding project - of which I pledged my bit too, and for a first time event it was pretty busy!

Almost a 1000 comic book fans passed through the doors of Leamington Spa's Royal Pump Rooms and browsed the tables of small press independent comic publishers, artists and vendors. Some were donning their favourite comic T shirts and some were dressed up as their favourite heroes and villains. There was even a cosplay competition with Batman, who else, walking away the winner.

The independent comics community was well represented in Leamington Spa with several creators, artists and publishers in attendance, including Neil Gibson, from T Publications and creator behind the bestselling 'Twisted Dark' series, giving an educational and informative talk about the "5 ways that comics can help you in work and study", and there was also a Q&A session with Mike Garley and the creative team behind The Kill Screen.

All in all, I really enjoyed the Leamington Spa Comic Con, and of course, came back with some cool comic swag too. A geeky grand day out, I hope it's back for more in 2015!

Here's a few pics I took on the day. For more photos and a video visit the Leam Comic Con Facebook page.

Cool Art: Secret Panel presents 'Revival' prints by Jenny Frison, Angela An & Randy Ortiz

Secret Panel is releasing three limited edition screen printed prints based on the Image Comic series 'Revival' by Jenny Frison, Angela An and Randy Ortiz, at a special event at Challenger's Comic Shop, 1845 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647, Saturday October 25 at 8pm.

Each print is in a limited edition of 140 and if you buy all three, you also get a special exclusive print.

'Revival' creators Mike Norton, Tim Seeley and regular cover artist Jenny Frison will also be in attendance at this event.

by Jenny Frison

Cool Art: Geek-Art & French Paper Art Club presents 'Dragon Age Inquisition' Art Show

Geek-Art and French Paper Art Club celebrate the release of 'Dragon Age Inquisition' in November with an art show, in collaboration with Electronic Arts, that pays tribute to the world of Thedas, with artwork from ten artists, three of which, Kanthesis, Dan Mumford and Guillaume Singelin are previewed below.

Not many details just yet, but follow them on Twitter @Geek_Art and @FrenchPaperArtC for updates on this special art show.

by Kanthesis
by Dan Mumford
by Guillaume Singelin

#FrazettaFriday: 'Pharaoh's Tomb' by Frank Frazetta

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cool Art: 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' by Doaly

'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' by Doaly

Cool Art: 'Nouel' Series by Craig Drake

'Nouel' is a series of prints by Craig Drake, as 16" x 24" giclée prints in limited editions of 30 for $60 and 24" x 36" giclée prints in limited editions of 20 for $85. They are also available as variant prints and as giclées on stretched canvas in various sizes.

It is part of Gauntlet Gallery’s 'Digital Renaissance' art show that is on display until November 5.

Go here to buy.

Cool Art: 'Dusk' by Miranda Meeks

'Dusk' by Miranda Meeks, is a 12" x 16" giclée print and costs $45, and also available as a giclée on stretched canvas in various sizes. It is part of Gauntlet Gallery’s 'Digital Renaissance' art show that is on display until November 5.

#FantasyArtThursday: 'King Arthur' by Antonio José Manzanedo

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Poster For 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies'

Cool Art: Grey Matter Art presents 'The Graduate' by Matt Taylor

'The Graduate' by Matt Taylor, is a 18" x 24" hand numbered screenprint from Grey Matter Art and is an officially authorised print based on the film.

The regular version is in a limited edition of 175 and costs $45, the variant is in a limited edition of 90 and costs $55.

They go on sale Tuesday October 28 at a random time between 1-2pm EST. Follow them on Twitter @greymatterart for the on sale announcement.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'Star Wars #1' Variant Cover Art by Alex Ross

Variant cover art by Alex Ross for Marvel Comics' 'Star Wars' #1 that debuts January 2015.

#WhelanWednesday: 'Arkady' by Michael Whelan

'Arkady' by Michael Whelan.
Unlettered cover art for the novel 'Second Foundation' by Isaac Asimov.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cool Art: 'Colder Wind' by Wylie Beckert

'Colder Wind' by Wylie Beckert, is the launch print for 'ArtOrder Artists', an ongoing series of limited edition prints, curated by art director Jon Schindehette and featuring the artwork of a whole roster of talented artists.

'Colder Wind' is a 20' x 24" giclée on 200gsm, 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. It's in a signed and numbered limited edition of 100 and is embossed with an 'ArtOrder Artists Series' stamp and is available for $40 including $10 off in a pre-order sale for one week only.

Go here to buy.

#VallejoTuesday: 'Conan The Fearless' by Boris Vallejo

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cool Art: 'Teatime With Animals' by PJ McQuade

'Teatime With Animals' is a series of 8 illustrations by PJ McQuade, and is a collaboration with The Clipper Ship Tea Company, based in Northport, New York, that specializes in specialty loose leaf tea, premium honey, and artisan chocolate.

After the success of the first collab between PJ and the Clipper Ship Tea Co, a delicate Japanese sencha green tea blended with soothing lavender, warm vanilla and sweet blueberries, inspired by PJ's 'Snow Monkey' illustration, they are now planning to create seven more based on tea origin countries, each featuring one animal famously indigenous to that country. The other countries to be featured are India, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Africa, South Africa, China and Taiwan.

In addition to Japan's 'Snow Monkey', India's 'Tiger's Chai' is a majestic Indian Darjeeling Black Tea blended with bold Indian spices, delicate aromatic flowers and rich notes of vanilla. An elegant and aristocratic tea that celebrates India and it's majestic Bengal tigers. And Sri Lanka's 'Elephant's Teacup', is a brisk Ceylon Black Tea blended with Sri Lankan cinnamon and tropical island fruits. A finely balanced tea is a perfect harmony of sweet and spiced. This tea pays homage to the peaceful and tranquil beauty of Sri Lanka.

The remaining collabs are all currently works in progress, and they hope to have the entire collection finished by next Autumn. The artwork will then be reformatted for packaging so they can be sold on tins individually and in a box all together.

The first three illustrations are available as 13" x 19" giclées, printed on 300 gsm MOAB Entrada fine art rag, 100% cotton, acid free with archival pigments for $45.

They are also available as greeting cards, in folded (Vertical 4 1/4" x 5 1/2") Clay coated 12 pt. premium card stock with blank interior and are available individually, or in packs of 3, 5 or 10 and as fridge magnets and stickers.

Check out PJ's Behance page for a look at the greeting cards, stickers and magnets and a bit more about the set up of the collaboration.

Japan: 'Snow Monkey'
India: 'Tiger Chai'
Sri Lanka: 'Elephant's Teacup'