Monday, July 31, 2017

#CoolArt: 'How To Train Your Dragon' by Florey

'How To Train Your Dragon' by Florey, a new officially licensed Dreamworks Animation print release from Mad Duck Posters.

36" x 24" 8 colour screen print in a Regular edition of 215 for $65, and a Variant edition of 125 for $85.

On sale Wednesday August 2 at 12pm ET.

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Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'The Ladykillers' by Jonathan Burton

'The Ladykillers' by Jonathan Burton, a new officially licensed Studiocanal print release from Vice Press.

18" x 24" 4 colour screen print on 100# French Cement Green paper, in a Regular Portrait edition of 120 for £30, and a 24" x 18" 4 colour screen print on 100# French Index Off-White paper, in a Variant Landscape edition of 50 for £40.

On sale Wednesday August 2 at 6pm UK.

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Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: New Prints by Teagan White

New prints by Teagan White, through Gallery Nucleus Portland.
  • 'The Cup Of His Murders Is Flowing Over And In His Coat Shall Be Many Curses'. 12" x 16" print in a signed and numbered limited edition of 200 for $45.
  • 'At The Still Hour Of Midnight The Graves Shall Open And A Vast Multitude Shall Rise'. 12" x 16" print in a signed and numbered limited edition of 100 for $45.
On sale Monday July 31 at 12pm PT.

Go here to buy.

'The Cup Of His Murders Is Flowing Over And In His Coat Shall Be Many Curses' by Teagan White
'At The Still Hour Of Midnight The Graves Shall Open And A Vast Multitude Shall Rise' by Teagan White

#CoolArt: Print Club London presents 'Film4 Summer Screen' Art Exhibition at Somerset House

Back for a fifth year, the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House season has commissioned Print Club London to curate a series of contemporary screen printed film posters.

Print Club London has hand-picked an assortment of styles and artists, featuring artwork by Aleesha NandhraCassandra YapConcepción StudiosElliot KruszynskiEve Lloyd KnightGavin DobsonJoe WilsonJoseph VassLouis CarpenterLucille ClercPeter StrainPoppy ChencellorRYCARose Electra HarrisRose StallardRozalina BurkovaSteve Wilson and Thomas Whitcombe. Each exhibiting artist will reimagine a poster for one of the films in this season’s programme, taking particular scenes, quotes, or characters from their selected titles as inspiration.
Each film poster will be a limited edition and exclusively available to buy for £60 from the exhibition at Somerset House and from Print Club London afterwards.

Opening reception is Wednesday August 2 from 6-9pm at The West Wing Galleries, Somerset House, and the exhibition will be open daily until late throughout the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House season, which runs from August 10 until August 23.

Go here for a list of the films during the Summer Screen Season.

'My Neighbour Totoro' by Joe Wilson

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Blade Runner 2049' by Paul Shipper

'Blade Runner 2049' by Paul Shipper


Friday, July 28, 2017

#CoolArt: 'By Chance Or Providence' by Becky Cloonan

'By Chance Or Providence' by Becky Cloonan, cover art to her new graphic novel edition published by Image Comics, and a new print release through Burlesque Of North America.

18" x 24" 6 colour screen print on acid-free, archival white paper, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 106 for $40.


#CoolArt: 'ET The Extra-Terrestrial' by Paul Shipper

'ET The Extra-Terrestrial' by Paul Shipper.

Available as a t shirt from Fright Rags, part of their new 'ET The Extra-Terrestrial' range.

On sale Friday July 28 at 10am ET.

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#CoolArt: 'Opal' by Jennifer Healy

'Opal' by Jennifer Healy, a new print release from Rhino Barking Sparrow.

12" x 16" giclee print, with a hand torn deckled edge, on Cold-Press Natural Heavy Fine Art 340gsm paper in a hand numbered and embossed limited edition of 20 and 3 Artist Proofs for $50.

On sale Friday July 28 at 9am PT.

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#CoolArt: 'Back To The Future' Prints by Chris Skinner

'Back To The Future' by Chris Skinner, a new print release through Under The Floorboards.

12" x 24" (DeLorean) and 18" x 24" (Doc Brown) lithograph prints on silk paper with spot varnish in limited editions of 250 for £15 each.

Available at the Under The Floorboard booth at London Film & Comic Con, July 28-30 and also online.


#CoolArt: 'Breath Of The Wild' by Marie Bergeron

'The Legend Of Zelda' inspired 'Breath Of The Wild' by Marie Bergeron.

10" x 10" 5 colour screen print on Manilla paper in a signed and numbered limited edition of 45 for $40.

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#ArtOfTheDay: 'Shadow Flame' by Mark Lone

'The Lord Of The Rings' inspired 'Shadow Flame' by Mark Lone


Thursday, July 27, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Horizon Zero Dawn' Video Game Concept Art Prints From Cook & Becker

Cook & Becker have released another series of limited edition prints of original concept art from the video game, 'Horizon Zero Dawn', by concept and environmental artists at Guerrilla Games. Each print is hand-numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Go here to buy.

'Sawtooth'

#CoolArt: D23 Expo Print Release (Part 1) From Cyclops Print Works

Cyclops Print Works are releasing the first wave of prints that they premiered at the recent D23 Expo.


'Rapunzel' by Pernille Ørum
12" x 12" Letterpress in a numbered edition of 185 for $60

#CoolArt: 'Directors Cut: Scorsese' by Matt Needle

'Directors Cut: Scorsese' by Matt Needle, part of a series of limited edition prints based upon the works of his favourite movie directors.

A3 (297 x 420 mm) giclee print on 300gsm Gesso print paper and A2 (420 x 594 mm) high quality digital print on Silk 230gsm paper in limited editions of 50 (in each size) for £20 (A3) and £33 (A2) each.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Runa' by Vanessa Lemen

'Runa' by Vanessa Lemen for Every Day Original.

10" x 9" oil on book pages/collage for $500.

On sale Thursday July 27 at 12.30pm ET

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#CoolArt: 'Canyonlands National Park' by Johnny Dombrowski

'Canyonlands National Park' by Johnny Dombrowski, a new print release from Fifty-Nine Parks.

24" x 32" 7 colour screen print on 100# Cougar White paper for $80.
On sale from Wednesday July 27 at 12pm CT until Wednesday August 9.

18" x 24" 7 colour screen print in a open edition for $40 also available.

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

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#CoolArt: 'Welcome To Santa Carla' by Neil Davies

'Welcome To Santa Carla' by Neil Davies, a 30th anniversary tribute to 'The Lost Boys'.

A3 sized print on high quality 260gsm semi-gloss photo paper, in Red, Blue and Black editions for £12 each.

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Red Edition
Blue Edition
Black Edition

#CoolArt: 'The Thing' by Giuseppe Balestra

'The Thing' by Giuseppe Balestra, created for Printed In Blood's 35th anniversary artbook tribute to 'The Thing'.


#CoolArt: 'Buffy & Spike' by Mark Lone

'Buffy & Spike' by Mark Lone, inspired by 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'.

11" x 17" limited edition print for $20.

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Book Review: 'Dark Disciple' by Christie Golden

Superb! 'Dark Disciple' by Christie Golden, is a great story, based on the unproduced scripts of The Clone Wars, that were originally written before the show was cancelled.

The Jedi have taken the unprecedented step of ordering the assassination of the elusive Count Dooku and have charged Quinlan Vos, a maverick Jedi Master, with the task. Adding further to the difficulty of the job, he has to track down Dooku's former apprentice, Asajj Ventress, and gain her trust so they can take down Dooku together.

But as the mission progresses, he gains more than her trust as the two fall for each other, the Light and the Dark sides of the Force in an unlikely romance. This also leads Vos down a dangerous path, both for himself and his friends, whilst for Ventress, this leads her to a path of redemption. In effect reversing what we already know of their characteristics.

I enjoyed seeing the usually tough as nails and unshakeable Ventress, as she finds the love and peace that has been missing in her life, adding some light to the darkness. I also liked Kenobi in this story too, as he is concerned that the effect of becoming too close to the Dark Side will have dire consequences for his friend Vos.

'Dark Disciple' feels very much like a YA novel, with a romance between two of the most unlikely protagonists. But it's not all lovey-dovey, it wouldn't be Star Wars without the clash of lightsabers, and we get plenty of those, plus decent action sequences, and the intrigue of whether or not the mission will be completed.

A listened to the audiobook, narrated by Marc Thompson, and wow, I was blown away by the recording. Not just a simple narration, his acting of the characters, giving each a distinct personality, along with some of the vivid descriptions he gave to scenes, really brought the story to life. Adding in the sound effects and music, it really felt like 'Star Wars'.

Definitely a worthy addition to the new 'Star Wars' expanded universe!

****/5

#CoolArt: 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory' by Tom Whalen

'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory' by Tom Whalen, a new officially licensed print release from Dark Hall Mansion.

18" x 24" screen print, in a hand numbered Regular edition of 280 for $65, a Variant edition of 70 for $95, and Golden Ticket Foil editions of 10 in each colour edition for $125 each.

On sale Friday July 28 at 12.30pm PT.

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Regular Edition

#CoolArt: 'Link' by Glen Brogan

'The Legend Of Zelda'' inspired 'Link' by Glen Brogan, a new print release from Bottleneck Gallery.

11" x 14" giclee print in a numbered limited edition of 50 for $35.

On sale Thursday July 27 at 12pm ET.

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100% of the proceeds will be donated to artist AJ Frena's GoFundMe fundraising campaign in her fight against cancer. Go here to donate directly to her campaign.


#CoolArt: 'Attack Pattern Delta' by Dan Mumford

'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' inspired 'Attack Pattern Delta' by Dan Mumford, a new officially licensed print release through Zavvi, in collaboration with Acme Archives.

18" x 24" screen print in a signed and numbered timed edition for £44.99.

On sale in a 72 hour timed sale from Thursday July 27 at 12pm UK.



#ArtOfTheDay: 'Leeloo' by Pat Kinsella

'The Fifth Element' inspired 'Leeloo' by Pat Kinsella


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Metropolis' by LaBoca

'Metropolis' by La Boca, a new print release from Dark City Gallery in celebration of the film's 90th anniversary.

24" x 36" screen in signed an numbered editions; Green edition of 50 for £65, and Gold, Silver and Red editions of 50 for £75 each.


Green Edition

#CoolArt: 'Aloy' by Marie Bergeron

The 'Horizon Zero Dawn' inspired 'Aloy' by Marie Bergeron.

16" x 20" 5 colour screen print on Manilla paper in a signed and numbered limited edition of 45 for $45.

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2017 World Fantasy Award Nominees Announced

2017 World Fantasy Award nominees have been announced. The awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, held during November 2-5 in San Antonio, TX.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to Terry Brooks and Marina Warner.

A new design for the World Fantasy Awards, sculpted by Vincent Villafranca, will also be awarded this year.

Novel

  • Borderline, Mishell Baker (Saga)
  • Roadsouls, Betsy James (Aqueduct)
  • The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • The Sudden Appearance of Hope, Claire North (Redhook; Orbit UK)
  • Lovecraft Country, Matt Ruff (Harper)

Long Fiction

  • The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson (Tor.com Publishing)
  • The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle (Tor.com Publishing)
  • Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)
  • “Bloodybones,” Paul F. Olson (Whispered Echoes)
  • A Taste of Honey, Kai Ashante Wilson (Tor.com Publishing)

Short Fiction

  • “Das Steingeschöpf,” G.V. Anderson (Strange Horizons December 12 2016)
  • “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies,” Brooke Bolander (Uncanny November/December 2016)
  • “Seasons of Glass and Iron,” Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)
  • “Little Widow,” Maria Dahvana Headley (Nightmare September 2016)
  • “The Fall Shall Further the Flight in Me,” Rachael K. Jones (Clockwork Phoenix 5)

Anthology

  • Clockwork Phoenix 5, Mike Allen, ed. (Mythic Delirium)
  • Dreaming in the Dark, Jack Dann, ed. (PS Australia)
  • Children of Lovecraft, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Dark Horse)
  • The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016, Karen Joy Fowler & John Joseph Adams, eds. (Mariner)
  • The Starlit Wood, Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe, eds. (Saga)

Collection

  • Sharp Ends, Joe Abercrombie (Orbit US; Gollancz)
  • On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories, Tina Connolly (Fairwood)
  • A Natural History of Hell, Jeffrey Ford (Small Beer)
  • Vacui Magia, L.S. Johnson (Traversing Z Press)
  • The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, Ken Liu (Saga; Head of Zeus)

Artist

  • Greg Bridges
  • Julie Dillon
  • Paul Lewin
  • Jeffrey Alan Love
  • Victo Ngai

Special Award, Professional

  • L. Timmel Duchamp, for Aqueduct Press
  • C.C. Finlay, for editing F&SF
  • Michael Levy & Farah Mendelsohn, for Children’s Fantasy Literature: An Introduction(Cambridge University Press)
  • Kelly Link, for contributions to the genre
  • Joe Monti, for contributions to the genre

Special Award, Non-Professional

  • Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Neile Graham, for fostering excellence in the genre through her role as Workshop Director, Clarion West
  • Malcom R. Phifer & Michael C. Phifer, for their publication The Fantasy Illustration Library, Volume Two: Gods and Goddesses (Michael Publishing)
  • Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny
  • Brian White, for Fireside Fiction Company

#CoolArt: 'The Thing' by Jeremy Wheeler

'The Thing' by Jeremy Wheeler, created for Printed In Blood's 35th anniversary artbook tribute to 'The Thing'.


#CoolArt: 'Dragon Mother' & 'Arya' Print Set by Mark Lone

'Dragon Mother' by Mark Lone, inspired by 'Game Of Thrones' / 'A Song Of Ice And Fire'.

24" x 12" digital print in a signed edition for $60.

Part of a set that also includes 'Arya' 17" x 11" digital print.

Go here to buy.

'Dragon Mother'
'Arya'

#ArtOfTheDay: 'As The World Falls Down' by Alice Meichi Li

The 'Labyrinth' inspired 'As The World Falls Down' by Alice Meichi Li


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Aeon' by Patricia Ariel

'Aeon' by Patricia Ariel, a new print release from Rhino Barking Sparrow.

14" x 19" giclee print on Cold-Press Natural Heavy Fine Art 340gsm paper in a hand numbered and embossed limited edition of 10 for $50.

On sale Tuesday July 25 at 9am PST.

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#CoolArt: 'Magic's Resting Place' by Naomi VanDoren

'Magic's Resting Place' by Naomi VanDoren for Every Day Original.

7" x 10" Watercolour & pen on watercolour paper. Finished with fine lines of metallic pink and blue watercolour highlights for $345.

On sale Tuesday July 25 at 12.30pm ET.

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#CoolArt: 'The Thing' by Sam Gilbey

'The Thing' by Sam Gilbey, a Variant edition of the art he created for Printed In Blood's 35th anniversary artbook tribute to 'The Thing'.

18" x 24" giclee print in a signed edition for £30, available only until the end of July.

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#CoolArt: 'Game Of Thrones Season 7 'Dragonstone' & 'Stormborn' by Ertaç Altınöz

'Game Of Thrones Season 7 'Dragonstone' and 'Stormborn' by Ertaç Altınöz


#ArtOfTheDay: 'Only They Pronounce My Name' by Faryn Hughes

The Pan's Labyrinth inspired 'Only They Pronounce My Name' by Faryn Hughes