Friday, August 31, 2018

'Crimson Peak' Limited Edition Bluray from Zavvi

'Crimson Peak' limited edition bluray from Zavvi for £22.99.

Limited edition features include:
  • Box cover art by Guy Davis
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 and 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and optional English 2.0 DTS Headphone:X Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Optional Descriptive Video Service® (DVS®) for the visually impaired
  • Audio commentary by co-writer and director Guillermo Del Toro
  • The House is Alive: Constructing Crimson Peak, a newly edited, feature-length documentary with cast and crew interviews and extensive behind the scenes footage
  • Previously unseen Spanish language interview with Guillermo Del Toro
  • The Gothic Corridor, The Scullery, The Red Clay Mines, The Limbo Fog Set; four featurettes exploring different aspects of Allerdale Hall
  • A Primer on Gothic Romance, the director and stars talk about the key traits of Gothic romance.
  • The Light and Dark of Crimson Peak, the cast and crew talk about the film’s use of colour
  • Hand Tailored Gothic, a featurette on the film’s striking costumes
  • A Living Thing, a look at the design, modelling and construction of the Allerdale Hall sets.
  • Beware of Crimson Peak, a walking tour around Allerdale Hall with Tom Hiddleston
  • Crimson Phantoms, a featurette on the film’s amazing ghosts
  • Kim Newman on Crimson Peak and the Tradition of Gothic Romance, a newly filmed interview with author and critic
  • Violence and Beauty in Guillermo Del Toro’s Gothic Fairy Tale Films, a new video essay by the writer Kat Ellinger
  • Deleted scenes
  • Original trailers and TV spots
  • Double-sided, fold-out poster
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions
  • Limited edition 80-page, hard-bound book featuring new writing by David Jenkins and Simon Abrams, an archival interview with Guillermo del Toro, and original conceptual design illustrations by artists Guy Davis and Oscar Chichoni
On sale for pre-order now from the Zavvi website. (Release date November 26 2018).

#CoolArt: 'Apocalypse Now' print by Dan Mumford for Gallery1988

'Horror has a face… and you must make a friend of horror' by Dan Mumford, a new print release from Gallery1988, inspired by 'Apocalypse Now'.

18" x 24" x 18" screen print in a signed and numbered limited edition of 50 for $40.

On sale now from the Gallery1988 website.

Use the code 'LABORDAY' during checkout for 20% off almost everything on the Gallery1988 website this weekend.

#CoolArt: Gallery1988 presents Static Medium curated group art exhibition

Gallery1988 presents a Static Medium curated group art exhibition, featuring new artwork from some of the best in the new contemporary art scene.

The opening reception is Friday August 31 from 7-9pm PT at Gallery 1988, 7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Prints from the show will be available from the Gallery1988 website afterwards. Follow them on Twitter @Galleries1988 for the on sale announcement.

The exhibition will be on display until September 22.

by Audrey Kawasaki

#CoolArt: 'Captain America' Trilogy prints by Dakota Randall

'Captain America' Trilogy by Dakota Randall

Prints on 8mil Photo Satin paper in a 12" x 18" edition for $24, and a 24" x 36" edition for $48.

On sale now from his Etsy store.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'The Rocketeer' by Kevin Tong

'The Rocketeer' by Kevin Tong

Thursday, August 30, 2018

'Batman' Trilogy 4K UHD Bluray Filmbooks from Zavvi

Christopher Nolan's 'Batman' trilogy 3 disc 4K UHD bluray filmbooks from Zavvi for £27.99 each. Save an extra £10 off if you buy all 3 – discount applies at checkout!

On sale for pre-order Thursday August 30 at 6pm UK from the Zavvi website. (Release date October 1 2018).

'Batman Begins' extras:
  • The Dark Knight IMAX Prologue
  • Tankman Begins: A Batman Begins spoof
  • Batman - The Journey Begins: Concept, design and development of the film as well as the casting of Batman himself
  • Shaping Mind and Body: Observe Christian Bale's transformation into Batman,
  • Gotham City Rises: Witness the creation of Gotham City, the Batcave, Wayne Manor and more
  • Cape and Cowl: The development of the Batsuit
  • Batman - The Tumbler: the reinvention of the Batmobile
  • Path to Discovery: A look at the first week filming on rugged and remote Iceland locations
  • Saving Gotham City: The development of minatures, CGI and effects for the monorail chase scene
  • Genesis of the Bat: A look at the Dark Knight's incarnation and influences on the film
  • Reflections on Writing Batman Begins with David S. Goyer
  • Digital Batman: The effects you may have missed
  • Batman Begins Stunts
  • Theatrical Trailer.
'The Dark Knight' extras:
  • Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a scene - Director Christopher Nolan and Creative Collaborators Unmask the Incredible Detail and Planning Behind the Film, Including Stunt Staging, Filming in IMAX, the Batsuit and Bat-pod…and More!
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: Batman Tech - The Incredible Gadgets and Tools
  • Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of The Dark Knight - Delve into the Psyche of Bruce Wayne and the World of Batman Through Real-World Psychotherapy
  • Gotham Tonight - 6 episodes of Gotham Cable's Premier News programme
  • The Galleries - The Joker Cards, Concept Art, Poster Art, Production Stills, Trailers & TV Spots.
'The Dark Knight Rises' extras:
  • The Batmobile: Witness all five Batmobiles together for the first time in history. Dive deep into every aspect of the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman's arsenal as you journey through the birth and evolution of this technological marvel and cultural icon.
  • Ending the Knight: A comprehensive look into how director Christopher Nolan and his production team made The Dark Knight Risesther epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend. And much more!

#CoolArt: New 'Cyberpunk 2077' Video Game Art Prints From Cook & Becker

Cook & Becker, in collaboration with CD Projekt Red, have released three new prints by Bernard Kowalczuk in a 'Cyberpunk 2077' print collection.

Each limited edition giclee print is hand-numbered and signed by Bernard Kowalczuk, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Go here to buy.

'Doing Business' by Bernard Kowalczuk
'Street Life' by Bernard Kowalczuk
'Trauma Team In Action' by Bernard Kowalczuk

#CoolArt: 'Voidkeeper' Letterpress print by Mike Sutfin for The Vacvvm

'Voidkeeper' by Mike Sutfin, a new print release from The Vacvvm.

8" x 12" Letterpress print on Crane Lettra Flourescent White #220, LIM 45 paper, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 45 for $30.

On sale Thursday August 30 at 2pm CT from The Vacvvm website.

#CoolArt: 'Masters Of The Universe' prints by Carlos Valenzuela for Mad Duck Posters

'Teela'and 'Beast Man' by Carlos Valenzuela, new officially licensed 'Masters Of The Universe' prints from Mad Duck Posters, part of their new 'Reflection' series, featuring two different versions of single MOTU characters.

11" x 14" giclee prints in Regular editions of 250 for $35 each, and in Variant editions of 175 for $40 each. They're also available in matching numbered paired sets for $70 each.

On sale Friday August 31 at 12pm ET from the Mad Duck Posters website.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition
Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Book Review: 'Book Of The Ancestor: Book 2 - Grey Sister' by Mark Lawrence

Cover art by Bastien Lecouffe Deharme
Book 2 of Mark Lawrence's excellent 'Book Of The Ancestor' series.

'Grey Sister' begins a couple of years after the first book, 'Red Sister', with Nona Grey now graduated to Mystic Class at the Convent of Sweet Mercy, learning to walk the Path and to manipulate the threads that make up reality. But immediately things don't start well for Nona. There's Joeli Namsis, the rich girl bully, who straight away takes a serious dislike to Nona, taunting, teasing and beating Nona. Well, trying to beat up Nona anyway! Joeli's family also happen to have close ties to Thuran Tacsis, whose son Nona killed and who sent out assassins known as the Noi-Guin after her in revenge, which doesn't exactly endear Nona to her either.

But her bitter rivalry with Joeli is just the start of Nona's problems. She now has a Demon sharing her skin and the Inquisition, with their questionable motives, have also turned up at the Convent. It all spells disaster for Nona.

Nona is once again surrounded by a great supporting cast of characters which add depth and perspective to the overall story, which is good as we spend a lot of time with Nona and her friends, feeling like we've gotten to know them a lot more over the course of the series. I also liked the change in point of view and pace during the story, following Abbess Glass, wondering what will happen to her at the hands of the Inquisition. It added more tension to the story, getting sucked into the narrative and making it really engrossing reading!

The first part of the book focuses on events at the Convent, but it's when the story shifts away from the Convent, and we learn more about the grab for power over Abeth that was hinted at in the first novel, do things get a whole lot more interesting and a whole lot bloodier.

It's another great read, building on the characters and world building of the first book and taking them to the next level! I can't wait to see how this trilogy is all wrapped up.

Available from Waterstones, Kobo ebooks (US) / (Canada)Audible Audiobooks and all good bookstores.

#CoolArt: 'Mean Girls' print by Andrew Kolb for Mondo

'Mean Girls' by Andrew Kolb, a new print release from Mondo.

18" x 24" screen print, in a hand numbered limited edition of 175 for $45.

On sale Thursday August 30 at 10.30am CT from the Mondo website.

#CoolArt: 'Stephen King' prints by Rhys Cooper for Gallery1988

Stephen King's 'IT', 'Pet Sematary' and 'The Shining' by Rhys Cooper, a print release from Gallery1988.

12" x 24 four colour screen prints in numbered limited editions of 100 for $40 each.

On sale now from the Gallery1988 website.

Posterspy Launches 'Posterspy X' Collaboration series with a T Shirt by Mat Roff

Posterspy is launching new collaborative series - 'Posterspy X' - teaming up with creatives around the world to produce limited edition merchandise, with 100% of profits to the artist's chosen charity.

The first collaboration is with Mat Roff, and Mat’s chosen charity is SpecialEffect, a charity based in Oxfordshire, UK that creates hardware and software to enable people with disabilities to enjoy video games.

The T shirts are ethically made with 100% Cotton, in a 165gsm Ringspun (Soft) Fashion fit for £20 each, and will be available only during a TIMED release period from Friday August 31 until Friday September 7 2018 from the PosterSpy Store.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Melisandre' by John Picacio

'Melisandre' by John Picacio

From the 2012 'A Song Of Ice And Fire' (Game Of Thrones) calendar

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

#CoolArt: New Prints by Matt Taylor & Sam Turner for Mondo

New prints by Matt Taylor and Sam Turner for Mondo, that were premiered at GenCon, August 2-5.
  • 'Fight Club' by Matt Taylor. 18" x 24" screen print in a hand numbered limited edition of 250 for $45 (US & Canada Only)
  • 'GenCon' by Sam Turner. 18" x 24" screen print in a hand numbered limited edition of 125 for $45
On sale Tuesday August 28 at a random time from the Mondo website.

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

'Fight Club' by Matt Taylor
'GenCon' by Sam Turner

#CoolArt: 'Black Panther' print by Anthony Petrie for Grey Matter Art

'Black Panther' by Anthony Petrie, a new officially licensed print release from Grey Matter Art.

24" x 36" 10 colour screen print in a hand numbered limited edition of 200 for $45.

Grey Matter Art will also be inserting an original 11" x 14" ink and foil drawing of 'T'Challa' by Anthony into one lucky random order.

On sale Thursday August 30 at 1pm ET from the Grey Matter Art website.

'T'Challa' original by Anthony Petrie

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Captain Marvel' by Sana Takeda

Variant cover art by Sana Takeda for 'The Life Of Captain Marvel' #1, published July 2018 by Marvel Comics

Monday, August 27, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Jack White at San Diego' prints by Greg Ruth

'Jack White at San Diego' by Greg Ruth.

24" x 36" screen print in a signed and numbered Regular AP edition for $100, and a signed and numbered Variant AP edition for $125.

On sale now from his website.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'Envy' Timed Release print by Wylie Beckert

'Envy' by Wylie Beckert.

18" x 12" giclée print on 330gsm 100% cotton rag archival paper, in a TIMED release edition for $55.

The timed release period ends Tuesday August 28 at 12pm PT.

On sale now from her website.

#CoolArt: 'Hiraeth' Sketchbook by Tula Lotay

'Hiraeth' Sketchbook by Tula Lotay.

Soft cover, 145mm x 145mm, 50 pages on 160gsm Splendorgel stock, perfect-bound art book, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 500 for £20, and a Bookplate edition with an original sketch in a signed and numbered limited edition of 100 for £45.

Originally available at her solo art exhibition at Gallery Nucleus in Los Angeles, on sale Tuesday August 28 at 5pm UK from her website.

#CoolArt: 'Gov't Mule & The Avett Brothers at Clarkston MI' print by Miles Tsang

'Gov't Mule & The Avett Brothers at Clarkston MI' by Miles Tsang.

18" x 24" screen print in a numbered Regular AP edition of 50 for $50, and a numbered 'Brighter Days Blue' Variant edition of 60 for $60.

On sale Monday August 27 at 12pm ET from his website.

Regular AP Edition
'Brighter Days Blue' Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'The Shining' print by Christopher Shy

'The Shining' by Christopher Shy.

18" x 24" and 24" x 36" prints on bright white velvet fine art paper in limited editions for $105 and $210 each.

On sale now from the Studio Ronin website.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'The North Remembers' by Stef Azevedo

'The North Remembers' by Stef Azevedo

Saturday, August 25, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Quest' by Naomi VanDoren for Every Day Original

'Quest' by Naomi VanDoren, for Every Day Original.

6" x 8" Watercolour & pen on watercolour paper, matted and framed original artwork for $325.

On sale Saturday August 25 at 12.30pm ET from the Every Day Original website.

#CoolArt: 'Kassandra' from 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' by Stasha Gacpar

'Kassandra' from 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' by Stasha Gacpar

Artist Spotlight: The Art Of . . . Janaina Medeiros

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 Janaina Medeiros

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Thalia, Heretic Cathar' by Magali Villeneuve

'Thalia, Heretic Cathar' by Magali Villeneuve, card art from the 'Eldritch Moon' expansion of 'Magic: The Gathering'