Saturday, March 31, 2018

2018 Hugo Award Nominations Announced

Nominees have been announced for the Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955 by the World Science Fiction Society, to recognize the best in science fiction and fantasy.

The winners will be announced at the 76th World Science Fiction Convention in San Jose, California, on August 16-20 2018.

2018 Hugo Award Nominations


Best Novel
  • The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi (Tor)
  • New York 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
  • Provenance, Ann Leckie (Orbit)
  • Raven Strategem, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris)
  • Six Wakes, Mur Lafferty (Orbit)
  • The Stone Sky, NK Jemisin (Orbit)

Best Novella
  • All Systems Red, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)
  • “And Then There Were (N-One),” Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny, March/April 2017)
  • Binti: Home, Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com Publishing)
  • The Black Tides of Heaven, JY Yang (Tor.com Publishing)
  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)
  • River of Teeth, Sarah Gailey (Tor.com Publishing)

Best Novelette
  • “Children of Thorns. Children of Water,” Aliette de Bodard (Uncanny,
    July-August, 2017)
  • “Extracurricular Activities”, Yoon Ha Lee (Tor.com, February 15, 2017)
  • “The Secret Life of Bots,” Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld, September
    2017)
  • “A Series of Steaks.” Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Clarkesworld, January 2017)
  • “Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time.” KM Szpara (Uncanny, May/June 2017)
  • “Wind Will Rove,” Sarah Pinsker (Asimov’s. September/October 2017)

Best Short Story
  • “Carnival Nine.” Caroline M Yoachim (Beneath Ceaseless Skies. May 2017)
  • “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand.” Fran Wilde (Uncanny, September 2017)
  • “Fandom for Robots.” Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Uncanny, September/October 2017)
  • “The Martian Obelisk”, Linda Nagata (Tor.com, July 2017)
  • “Sun. Moon, Dust,” Ursula Vernon (Uncanny. May/June 2017)
  • “Welcome to your Authentic Indian Experience W.” Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex, August 2017)

Best Related Work
  • Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate, Zoe Quinn (Public Affairs)
  • lain M Banks (Modern Masters of Science Fiction), Paul Kincaid (University of Illinois Press)
  • A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison, Nat Segaloff (NESFA Press)
  • Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E Butler, edited by Alexandra Pierce & Mimi Mondal (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, by Ursula K Le Guin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Sleeping with Monsters: Readings and Reactions in Science Fiction and Fantasy, Liz Bourke (Aquaduct Press)

Best Graphic Story
  • Black Bolt, Volume 1: Hard Time, written by Saladin Ahmed, illustrated by Christian Ward, lettered by Clayton Cowles (Marvel)
  • Bitch Planet, Volume 2: President Bitch, written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, illustrated by Valentine De Landro & Taki Soma, colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick, lettered by Clayton Cowles (Image Comics)
  • Monstress, Volume 2: The Blood, written by Marjorie Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda (Image Comics)
  • My Favorite Thing is Monsters, written & illustrated by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)
  • Paper Girls, Volume 3, written by Brian K Vaughan, illustrated by Cliff Chiang, colored by Matthew Wilson, lettered by Jared Fletcher (Image Comics)
  • Saga, Volume 7, written by Brian K Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)

Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form
  • Blade Runner 2049, written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Alcon Entertainment / Bud Yorkin Productions / Torridon Films / Columbia Pictures)
  • Get Out, written and directed by Jordan Peele (Blumhouse Productions / Monkeypaw Productions / QC Entertainment)
  • The Shape of Water, written by Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, directed by Guillermo del Toro (TSG Entertainment / Double Dare You / Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi, written and directed by Rian Johnson (Lucasfilm, Ltd.)
  • Thor: Ragnarok, written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, and Christopher Yost; directed by Taika Waititi (Marvel Studios)
  • Wonder Woman, screenplay by Allan Heinberg, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs, directed by Patty Jenkins (DC Films / Warner Brothers)

Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form
  • Black Mirror: ‘USS Callister.’ written by William Bridges and Charlie Brooker, directed by Toby Haynes (House of Tomorrow)
  • ‘The Deep’ [song], by Clipping (Daveed Diggs. William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes)
  • Doctor Who: ‘Twice Upon a Time,’ written by Steven Moffat. directed by Rachel Talalay (BBC Cymru Wales)
  • The Good Place: ‘Michael’s Gambit. written and directed by Michael Schur (Fremulon / 3 Arts Entertainment / Universal Television)
  • The Good Place: The Trolley Problem.’ written by Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan, directed by Dean Holland (Fremulon / 3 Arts Entertainment / Universal Television)
  • Star Trek: Discovery: ‘Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad, written by Aron Eli Coleite & Jesse Alexander, directed by David M. Barrett (CBS Television Studios)

Best Editor – Short Form
  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Lee Harris
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
  • Sheila Williams

Best Editor – Long Form
  • Sheila E Gilbert
  • Joe Monti
  • Diana M. Pho
  • Devi Pillai
  • Miriam Weinberg
  • Navah Wolfe

Best Professional Artist
  • Galen Dara
  • Kathleen Jennings
  • Bastien Lecouffe Deharme
  • Victo Ngai
  • John Picacio
  • Sana Takeda

Best Semiprozine
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies, editor-in-chief and publisher Scott H. Andrews
  • The Book Smugglers, edited by Ana Grilo and Thea James
  • Escape Pod, edited by Mur Lafferty, S.B. Divya, and Norm Sherman, with assistant editor Benjamin C. Kinney
  • Fireside Magazine, edited by Brian White and Julia Rios, managing editor Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, special feature editor Mikki Kendall, publisher & art director Pablo Defendini
  • Strange Horizons, edited by Kate Dollarhyde, Gautam Bhatia, A.J. Odasso, Lila Garrott, Heather McDougal, Ciro Faienza, Tahlia Day, Vanessa Rose Phin, and the Strange Horizons staff
  • Uncanny, edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, Julia Rios: podcast produced by Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky

Best Fanzine
  • File 770, edited by Mike Glyer
  • Galactic Journey, edited by Gideon Marcus
  • Journey Planet, edited by Team Journey Planet
  • nerds of a feather, flock together, edited by The G, Vance Kotrla, and Joe Sherry
  • Rocket Stack Rank, edited by Greg Hullender & Eric Wong
  • SF Bluestocking, edited by Bridget McKinney

Best Fancast
  • The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Jonathan Strahan & Gary K. Wolfe
  • Ditch Diggers, presented by Mur Lafferty & Matt Wallace
  • Fangirl Happy Hour, presented by Ana Grilo & Renay Williams
  • Galactic Suburbia, presented by Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce & Tansy Rayner Roberts, produced by Andrew Finch
  • Sword and Laser, presented by Veronica Belmont & Tom Merritt
  • Verity!, presented by Deborah Stanish, Erika Ensign, Katrina Griffiths, L. M. Myles, Lynne M. Thomas, and Tansy Rayner Roberts

Best Fan Writer
  • Camestros Felapton
  • Sarah Galley
  • Mike Glyer
  • Foz Meadows
  • Charles Payseur
  • Bogi Takacs

Best Fan Artist
  • Geneva Benton
  • Grace P. Fong
  • Maya Hahto
  • Likhain (M Sereno)
  • Spring Schoenhuth
  • Steve Stiles

Best Series
  • The Books of the Raksura, Martha Wells (Night Shade Books)
  • The Divine Cities, Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway Books)
  • InCryptid, Seanan McGuire (DAW)
  • The Memoirs of Lady Trent, Marie Brennan (Tor US / Titan Books UK)
  • The Stormlight Archive, Brandon Sanderson (Tor US/ Gollancz UK)
  • World of the Five Gods, Lois McMaster Bujold (Harper Voyager / Spectrum Literary Agency)

Best Young Adult Book
Award for the best new book published for young adult readers. (Not a Hugo Award, but administered along with the Hugo Awards.)
  • Akata Warrior, by Nnedi Okorafor (Viking)
  • The Art of Starving, by Sam J. Miller (HarperTeen)
  • The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage, by Philip Pullman (Knopf)
  • In Other Lands, by Sarah Rees Brennan (Big Mouth House)
  • A Skinful of Shadows, by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan UK / Harry N. Abrams US)
  • Summer in Orcus, written by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon), illustrated by Lauren Henderson (Sofawolf Press)

John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer
Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer, sponsored by Dell Magazines. (Not a Hugo Award, but administered along with the Hugo Awards.)
  • Katherine Arden
  • Sarah Kuhn
  • Jeannette Ng
  • Vina Jie-Min Prasad
  • Rebecca Roanhorse
  • Rivers Solomon

Movie Review: 'Ready Player One'

Adapted from the popular Ernest Cline novel (my review here), and co-written by him and screenwriter Zak Penn, 'Ready Player One' is Spielberg at his blockbuster best again.

When James Halliday (played by Mark Rylance), co-creator the Oasis, a vast VR simulation where users can escape the drudgery and confines of the real world and be whoever they want to be and live out their ultimate fantasies in an online virtual world, dies, this sets in motion Halliday's Easter Egg Hunt - the first to solve all three clues will inherit Halliday's fortune as well as claim sole ownership of the Oasis itself!

As Halliday was obsessed with 80's pop culture, so have the Gunters (Easter Egg Hunters) become obsessed with the retro nostalgia too (much like world of today!). And as a result there are plenty of pop culture references throughout the movie, lots more obvious ones and lots of blink and you'll miss them cameos from film and video games, and you may need multiple viewings if you want to spot them all. Those of a certain age, like myself, will do well to pick up on most of them. One of the negatives I had with with the original book was that I found it was almost a checklist of 80's pop culture at times (especially early on), but in the film, most of the references weren't too in-your-face and they seemed to work very well and was glad that they weren't as heavy handed with them as I has feared it might have been.

The film is from Wade Watts / Parzival's pov (Ty Sheridan), as he tries to solve the puzzles. We get a bit of his back story growing up in The Stacks in Columbus Ohio, and get a sense of how the world is in the near future of 2045. We're given a brief introduction in a voice over from Wade, which sets up the world building and everything you need to know, early on. We also get flashbacks to Halliday's past, as he creates the VR world with his partner Ogden Morrow (Simon Pegg), which I thought added a bit more history to the world. 

The High Five; the first group of players to feature on the scoreboard, are a group of likeable characters that you want to win to the contest, in particular Art3mis (Olivia Cooke) and Aech (Lena Waithe), who both seem a bit more fleshed out than in the book, and given more things to do as a result. Mendelsohn's portrayal of IOI boss, Nolan Sorrento, is a fine sleazy corporate villain, as he tries to win the contest, by fair mean or foul (spoiler alert: mostly foul), so that IOI can seize control and monetise the hell out of the Oasis. TJ Miller's I-Rok brings excellent comedic foil to Sorrento in their scenes together as well, very similar to the role Miller has in the 'Deadpool' movie.

The biggest thing I noticed from the movie is how differently some things play out from the book. As such, if you've read the original book, it's probably best to forget about it completely as you settle down to watch the film. I'd say that the film is more inspired by the book than it actually being a adaptation. With the book going one way, and the movie going the other, the changes do make the film a bit better, making it tightly plotted and more faster paced, but I did also wish some bits from the book were still in the film.

As some scenes were filmed there, I also recognised parts of Birmingham in the film, specifically areas around Digbeth (where Wade meets Art3mis in the real world and where the chase scene at the end is set) as well as spotting the exterior of Snow Hill train station (exterior of the IOI HQ). I thought that was funny and pretty cool too!

All in all, it's a fun, fast paced, and enjoyable film with some excellent set pieces (I loved the race for the copper key at the beginning and The Shining scenes were a definite favourite too!) and you may get a bigger kick out of it if you get some of the references and if you're into gaming.

'Gladiator' Exclusive Bluray Steelbook from Zavvi

'Gladiator' 4K UHD exclusive limited edition bluray steelbook from Zavvi for £24.99.

Special features include:
  • 3 Discs
  • Theatrical Version – (149 Mins) With Audio Commentary
  • Extended Version – (164 Mins) With Introduction By Ridley Scott & Audio Commentary
  • The Scrolls Of Knowledge: U-Control Trivia Track & Interactive Featurettes
  • Visions From Elysium: U-Control
  • Strength And Honour: Creating The World Of Gladiator With Over 2 Hours Of New Content
  • Image & Design
  • Abandoned Sequences & Deleted Scenes
Available for pre-order Monday April 2 at 12pm UK from the Zavvi website.

*Artwork subject to change

Artist Spotlight: The Art Of . . . Ilya Golitsyn

I've previously showcased a few of my favourite pop culture and vintage pulp artists, and each weekend I showcase art from more of my favourite artists.

The art of Ilya Golitsyn.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace' by Hugh Fleming

Cover art by Hugh Fleming, for 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace' #1, published May 1999 by Dark Horse Comics.


Friday, March 30, 2018

'Terminator Genisys' Exclusive Bluray Steelbook from Zavvi

'Terminator Genisys' exclusive limited edition bluray steelbook from Zavvi for £19.99.

Special features include:
  • FAMILY DYNAMICS: Casting the film’s iconic characters
  • INFILTRATION AND TERMINATION: Shooting on location
  • UPGRADES: VFX of Terminator Genisys
Available for pre-order Friday March 30 at 12pm UK from the Zavvi website.

*Artwork subject to change

#ArtOfTheDay: 'In A Trance' by Frank Frazetta

'In A Trance' by Frank Frazetta. Interior illustration from the novel 'At The Earth's Core', Book 1 of the Pellucidar series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Persona 5' Video Game Art Prints From Cook & Becker

Cook & Becker, are releasing a collection of giclée fine art prints featuring art from the video game 'Persona 5'.

Each print in the collection is of concept and production art used in the development of 'Persona 5' and is hand-numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

On sale now from the Cook & Becker website.

#CoolArt: 'Sirens' Call' by Travis Lewis

'Sirens' Call' by Travis Lewis for Every Day Original.

4" x 13" Graphite on paper for $349.

On sale Thursday March 29 at 12.30pm ET form the Every Day Original website.


'Grease' 40th Anniversary Steelbooks from Zavvi

'Grease' exclusive limited edition bluray steelbooks from Zavvi.

The 40th anniversary steelbook bluray edition includes both 'Grease 1' and 'Grease 2' and is £15.99.

Special features include:
  • Commentary by Director Randal Kleiser and Choreographer Patricia Birch
  • Introduction by Randal Kleiser
  • Rydell Sing-Along
  • The Time, The Place, The Motion: Remembering Grease
  • Alternate Animated Main Titles
  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes with Introduction by Randal Kleiser
  • Grease Reunion 2002 - DVD Launch Party
  • The Moves Behind the Music
  • Olivia Newton-John and Robert Stigwood 'Grease Day' Interview
  • Photo Galleries



The 40th anniversary 4K steelbook bluray edition is £19.99.

Special features include:
  • Introduction by Randal Kleiser
  • Rydell Sing-Along
  • The Time, The Place,
  • The Motion: Remembering Grease
  • Grease Memories from John and Olivia
  • Grease: A Chicago Story
  • And More!


#CoolArt: Mondo Prints From The 2017 Thought Bubble Festival

Mondo are releasing the remaining prints that they had on show at last year's Thought Bubble Comic Festival in Leeds, UK.

On sale at a random time Thursday March 29. Follow Mondo on Twitter @mondonews for the on sale announcement.

'The Big Boss' (Variant Edition) by Jock

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Hook' by Neal Adams

'Hook' by Neal Adams

Unused poster art concept


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Puncture' by Randy Gallegos

'Puncture' by Randy Gallegos, for Every Day Original.

6" x 8″ oil on canvas for $450.

On sale Wednesday March 28 at 12.30pm ET from the Every Day Original website.


'Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex' Complete Series Exclusive Bluray Set from Zavvi

'Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex' Complete Series exclusive deluxe edition bluray from Zavvi for £99.99.

Features:
  • Region B Bluray (Europe, Africa, Middle East, French territories and Greenland)
  • Packaged in a deluxe rigid box with metallic finish
  • 11 blue-ray discs including 52 episodes & 3 films, housed in a custom digi-file and featuring new on-disc designs
  • A treasure-trove of on-disc extras with cast & crew interviews, trailers, textless opening and TV spots
  • An exclusive 140-page in-depth book, including interviews, cast & crew profiles, episode breakdowns and more
  • Also features newly restored subtitles 
  • Director: Kenji Kamiyama
  • Composer: Yoko Kanno
  • Voice actors: Atsuko Tanaka, Osamu Saka, Akio Ohtsuka, Koichi Yamadera, Tamagawa Sakiko & more
  • Mecha Designers: Teraoka Kenzi & Tsuneki Shinobu
  • Writers: Junichi Fujisaku, Yoshiki Sakurai, Dai Sato, Shotaro Suga & more
  • And various other cast & crew such as concept artists, character designers, and animation directors. 
Available for pre-order now from the Zavvi website.

*Artwork subject to change

Book Review: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' by Jason Fry

The 'Star Wars' movie novelizations, in my opinion, are usually worth checking out. They often add to the experience of the movie, with expanded, and sometimes, bonus scenes and by getting into the heads of the characters with the internal dialogue delving more into the motivations of pro and antagonists, as well having a more tighter continuity of the series. 'The Last Jedi' by Jason Fry is a classic example of this.

We get all of the above in Jason Fry's adaptation, which is pretty faithful to the movie. There are also a lot of new scenes that we don't see in the movie. In fact, right from the opening pages, the novelization is already expanding on the movie with a new scene, a dream sequence that Luke has foretelling of what could have been if certain events hadn't happened in his past. Its wonderfully written and a great way to start the book before we join the movie timeline again.

We get to peek into minds of main characters. We delve more into Luke's melancholy and struggle, Leia's grief and strength, Rey's stubbornness and determination, Kylo Ren's rage and more. We also get bit more on the character development too, with a better look at the back story of Rose Tico, as well as Finn's attitude maturing over the course of the book (although his almost obsessive infatuation with Rey is kind of annoying at times, and Rose does call him out on that several times too). Poe's journey from hotshot pilot to potential leader of the Resistance is also handled better within the pages than on the screen.

The perspectives from Hux and Snoke certainly added an extra dimension to their personalities. I also liked the pov from Canady and Peavey, the former Imperial officers now with the First Order. Both of them essentially eyerolling Hux's arrogant command and lamenting the old days of the Empire.

The book also loops in with previous books in the new 'Star Wars' Canon continuity, so you may get a better experience if you've read some of the other books and comics, like the 'Aftermath' trilogy and 'Leia: Princess Of Alderaan' or any of the other Star Wars books that Jason Fry has written as well. I liked the way that the new expanded universe is all tied in like this with references to other material. It adds to a greater universe of enriching story content. It's just a shame the movies aren't as open to this too.

'The Last Jedi' is a good addition to the 'Star Wars' series. The additional scenes add more to the story without, for the most part, slowing down and clogging up the pacing of the story, although there's not much you can do with the Canto Bight sequence though. And the internal dialogue of the characters enriches the story as well. But if you were on the fence or wasn't a fan of the film, I don't think this novelization will change your mind.

The audiobook, narrated by the awesome Marc Thompson, is definitely worth a listen though. There's the music and sound effects, and Marc's narration style and takes on Kylo, Finn, Leia are really great, although his voicing of Snoke does sound more like General Grevious. I'd totally recommend the audiobook!

#CoolArt: 'Rapunzel' by Erica Williams

'Rapunzel' by Erica Williams.

18" x 24" 6 colour screen print on French Paper Construction Whitewash paper in an AP Regular Mulberry edition of 35 for $35, an AP Variant Mulberry edition on Pink Shimmer Curious paper of 12 for $45, and a Lavendar edition of 55 for $30.

$5 from each print sale will be donated to Equality Now.

On sale now from Erica's website.

Mulberry Regular Edition
Mulberry Variant Edition
Lavendar Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'The New Order' by Alexander Iaccarino

'The New Order' by Alexander Iaccarino, a new officially licensed 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' print release through Zavvi and Dark Ink Art, in collaboration with Acme Archives.

18" x 24" screen print in a numbered limited edition of 200 for £34.99 / $50.

On sale from Wednesday March 28 at 12pm UK from Zavvi and from Dark Ink Art.



#ArtOfTheDay: 'Back To The Future' by Chris Skinner

'Back To The Future' by Chris Skinner


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Here Comes Peter Cottontail' by Dave Perillo

'Here Comes Peter Cottontail' by Dave Perillo, a new officially licensed print release from Mad Duck Posters.

18" x 24" screen print, in a Regular edition of 100 for $45, and a Variant edition of 50 for $60.

On sale Wednesday March 28 at 12pm ET from the Mad Duck Posters website.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: New Prints From James Flames

New prints by James Flames.
  • 'Always Searching, Always Finding'. 16" x 20" giclee print on 290gsm paper, in a signed limited edition.
  • '311 at Las Vegas'. 18" x 24", screen print, in a signed and numbered Regular edition of 31, and a signed and numbered Moon Lava HoloFoil Variant edition of 22.
On sale Tuesday March 27 at 2pm ET from James' website.

'Always Searching, Always Finding' by James Flames
'311 at Las Vegas' (Regular Edition) by James Flames
'311 at Las Vegas' (Moon Lava Holo Foil Edition) by James Flames

#CoolArt: 'Visit Summerland' by Phantom City Creative

'Visit Summerland' by Phantom City Creative, a new officially licensed 'Legion' print release through Mondo.

24″ x 36" screen print in a numbered Day edition of 200 (with only 75 available through Mondo) for $50, and a numbered Night edition of 200 for $50.

On sale Tuesday March 27 at a random time on the Mondo website.

Day Edition
Night Edition

#CoolArt: 'Howard The Duck' by Dave Perillo

'Howard The Duck' by Dave Perillo, a new officially licensed Marvel print from Grey Matter Art.

12" x 24" screen print in a limited edition of 100 for $35.

On sale Thursday March 29 at 1pm ET from the Grey Matter Art website.


#ArtOfTheDay: 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark' by Rich Davies

'Raiders Of The Lost Ark' by Rich Davies

Saturday, March 24, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Flutter' by Scott Fischer

'Flutter' by Scott Fischer for Every Day Original.

12" x 16" original art on Fabriano paper, utilizing graphite pencils and brushed-on Graphite powder, which is lifted out with an eraser to create highlights, and finished off with silver-leaf. Framed for $495.

On sale Saturday March 24 at 12.30pm ET from the Every Day Original website.


#CoolArt: 'Marvel Superheroes Spring 2018 Collection' From Castle Galleries

'Marvel Superheroes Spring 2018 Collection' from Castle Galleries in the UK. A collection of 6 classic Marvel Comics cover prints.
  • 27.5" x 40" print on 31.5" x 44" boxed canvas, hand-signed by Stan Lee, in limited editions of 195 for £1250 each,
  • 16.5" x 24" giclee print on 27.6" x 36" paper, hand-signed by Stan Lee, in limited Framed editions of 295 for £795 each.
  • Also available in an individually framed 6 print set, in a boxed canvas edition for £7250, and a giclee paper edition for £4650.
On sale now from the Castle Galleries website.

'Captain America' #7 by Jim Lee & Joe Bennett

#CoolArt: 'The Avett Brothers at Albuquerque, NM' by Miles Tsang

'The Avett Brothers at Albuquerque, NM' by Miles Tsang.

15.75" x 24" 6 colour Glow-In-The-Dark screen print on French 100 lb. Speckletone White paper in signed and numbered Regular AP edition of 60 for $50, and a signed and numbered 'Crystal Blue Persuasion' Variant edition of 70 for $60.

On sale Saturday March 24 at 12pm ET from his website.

Regular Edition

Artist Spotlight: The Art Of . . . Ilich Henriquez

I've previously showcased a few of my favourite pop culture and vintage pulp artists, and each weekend I showcase art from more of my favourite artists.

The art of Ilich Henriquez.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Star Wars' by Alex Maleev

Variant cover art by Alex Maleev for 'Star Wars' #1, published January 2015 by Marvel Comics.


Friday, March 23, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Planet Express Rocket Racer' by Steve Thomas

'Planet Express Rocket Racer' by Steve Thomas, a new officially licensed 'Futurama print through Dark Ink Art.

24" x 12" 6 colour screen print in a signed and numbered limited edition of 250 for $50.

Each print comes with a free Dark Ink pin! (for a limited time).

On sale now from the Dark Ink Art website.


#CoolArt: 'Boatman's Call' by Carl Glover

'Boatman's Call' by Carl Glover, a new print release through The Flood Gallery, for Classic Album Sundays, which celebrates the album by Nick Cave, at a special events around the world.

Go here for more on the events.

18" x 24" giclee print on 100% Cotton Rag Paper Stock, in a signed and numbered Regular edition of 120 for £35, or £75 framed, and a signed and numbered Variant edition of 10 for £50 or £90 framed.

On sale now from The Flood Gallery website.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'Dusk' by Andi Soto

'Dusk' by Andi Soto, a new print release from Rhino Barking Sparrow.

12" x 12" giclée print on 14" x 14" Epson Cold-Press Natural Heavy Fine Art 340gsm paper in a numbered limited edition of 30 for $50.

On sale from Friday March 23 at 9am PT from the Rhino Barking Sparrow website.


#ArtOfTheDay: 'Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light' by Adam Hughes

'Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light' by Adam Hughes


Thursday, March 22, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Urza's Ruinous Blast' by Noah Bradley

'Urza's Ruinous Blast' by Noah Bradley, card art from the 'Dominaria' set from 'Magic: The Gathering'.

Available as a giclee print and playmat through Noah's website.


#CoolArt: 'Back To The Future' by Rico Jr

'Back To The Future' by Rico Jr, a new print release from Pop Cult Art.

12" x 24" giclée prints on 240gsm matte ultra paper in limited editions of 25 for £20 each, and a limited edition trilogy set of 50 for £55.

On sale at a Friday March 23 at 8pm UK from the PopCultArt website.