Friday, 18 April 2014

#FantasyArtFriday: Art by Yoshitaka Amano

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Cool Art: 'Doctor Who' Prints by Tim Doyle

Nakatomi Inc conclude their popular 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary portraits by Tim Doyle with the final four of the series, of which two (featuring the Silence and the Ood) have been revealed so far. They will be included as part of their Mystery Tube Sale, along with other random prints, making it five prints in every tube (although only one 'Doctor Who' print per tube).

Each is a 9" x 24" signed and numbered, 2-colour hand-printed poster, and each is in a limited edition of 150. There will also be a metallic ink variant edition of only 20 of each, which will also be randomly inserted into tubes.

Go here for more on the Nakatomi Inc Mystery Tube Sale which starts Tuesday April 22.


Cool Art: 'King Of Monsters' by Godmachine

'King Of Monsters' by Godmachine, is a 'Godzilla' inspired print available through Movie Stop. It is a 24″ x 36″ limited edition 5-colour screenprint, and costs $40. It is released May 16 coinciding with the release of the new 'Godzilla' movie.

Go here to preorder.


Cool Art: 'Clue' by Dave Perillo

'Clue' by Dave Perillo, for a screening at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania as part of their 'Cult Cinema' screenings, Friday April 18 at 9.45pm.

Go here for more information and to buy tickets for the screening.


#FrazettaFriday: 'Vampi' by Frank Frazetta

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Cool Art: Gallery1988 presents 'Ghostbusters' 30th Anniversary Art Show Tour

Gallery1988 has got together with Sony Pictures and presents the 'Ghostbusters' 30th Anniversary Art Show Tour, which kickstarts in New York on Saturday April 19 from 7-10pm at 69 Leonard Street, near the famous firehouse from the film, and will be on show until April 26 until it moves on to the next stop on the tour at Gallery1988 (West) in Los Angeles on May 17.

The majority of the artwork will only be available by attending one of the galleries in-person. A very small amount of prints have been set aside for each city, with a smaller selection at their final stop at the San Diego Comic Con. This will be the ONLY way to purchase this artwork.

A commemorative series of special limited edition 30th Anniversary screenprints will be available online, in addition to in-store, at ghostbusters30th.com. These will be released sporadically over the next month. This set consists of prints from Mike Mitchell, Phantom City Creative, Anthony Petrie, Tom Whalen, Tara McPherson, Dan Mumford, Dave Perillo, Lora Zombie, Godmachine, Rich Kelly (select cities), Mark Englert, DKNG and Joshua Budich.

Follow them on Twitter @galleries1988, and their Facebook page, for more sneak previews and all other information throughout the tour.

Check out some of the art below.

by Mike Mitchell

Cool Art: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' by Rich Kelly

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' by Rich Kelly.

If you were set on bagging this print when Mondo first released it to coincide with the release of the film, but missed out, well the good news is that Rich will be releasing some AP (Artist Proof) prints of this poster on Friday April 18th at 2pm EST.

The regular version is a 24" x 36" 6 colour print on 100# French Construction Steel Blue paper, and is in a signed and numbered AP edition of 40 and costs $90. The variant edition is a 24" x 36" 7 colour print on 100# French Speckletone Kraft paper, with a Metallic layer highlight the Winter Soldier's metal arm as well as some other elements. It's in a signed and numbered AP edition of 25 and costs $120.

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#KellyThursday: 'Renegades Of Gor' by Ken Kelly

Cover art by Ken Kelly for the novel 'Renegades Of Gor' by John Norman.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Cool Art: 'Daenerys' by Sam Spratt

'Daenerys' by Sam Spratt.


Cool Art: 'Where The Wild Things Are' by Nicolas Delort

'Where The Wild Things Are' by Nicolas Delort is an 18″ x 24″ screenprint in a hand numbered limited edition of 250 and costs $40.

It goes on sale Thursday, April 17 at a random time through Mondo. Follow them on Twitter @MondoNews for the on sale announcement.

Go here to buy.


Cool Art: 'Batman: Black Mirror' by Jock

'Batman: Black Mirror' by Jock.

These prints are 24" x 36" and are available in purple ($65) and also black & white ($50) editions. And best of all, they are timed editions and will be on sale at a random time for the next 48 hours.

The images are from the graphic novel of the same name that collects Detective Comics issues #871-881 that he did the art work for back in 2011.

Follow Jock on Twitter @jock4twenty for the on sale announcement.

Go here to buy.


#WhelanWednesday: 'A Princess Of Mars' by Michael Whelan

Cover art by Michael Whelan for the novel 'A Princess Of Mars' by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Cool Art: 'The Maxx: Maxximized' by Sam Kieth

Cover art for 'The Maxx: Maxximized', from IDW Publishing, by Sam Kieth. 

This is a re-mastered edition of Sam Kieth's legendary '90s series, of a homeless man's adventures as a dream-warrior and his Jungle Queen in the surreal Outback. 

'The Maxx' was originally published by Image Comics and lasted for 35 issues, which also led to a cult-favourite MTV animated series.

'The Fifth Element' As An 8 Bit Video Game

8-bit Cinema "gamifies" your favourite Hollywood Blockbusters into 80's arcade and NES inspired action!

'The Fifth Element' is now retold via old-school 8-bit (and a little 16-bit) game tech. No quarters or controllers required!

Cool Art: ''Pride of King's Landing' by Anthony Petrie

Inspired by last Sunday's episode of 'Game Of Thrones' - 'The Lion And The Rose', this print by Anthony Petrie entitled 'Pride of King's Landing' is an 18" x 24" 5 colour screenprint with metallic ink and is in a signed and numbered limited edition of 100 and costs $30 through Gallery1988.

Go here to buy.

Cool Art: 'Oh Crap!' by Matt Ferguson

'Oh Crap!' by Matt Ferguson is part of the upcoming 'Hellboy' 20th Anniversary art show from Hero Complex Gallery that opens at their Los Angeles gallery on May 2.


Cool Art: 'Times Are Hard For Dreamers' by Sam Gilbey

'Times Are Hard For Dreamers' by Sam Gilbey is an 'Amélie' inspired print for Gallery1988's 10 year anniversary exhibition, 'The Subtle Art Of Pop Culture', that is on show now until May 3.

The print is an 11" x 14" giclée, and in a numbered limited edition of 20 and costs $30.

Cool Art: 'The Fifth Element' by Kilian Eng

'The Fifth Element' by Kilian Eng was a private commission and is, unfortunately, not currently available to buy. Pretty awesome though!

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'Free Fallen' by Kari-Lise Alexander

'Free Fallen' by Kari-Lise Alexander is a 12″ x 17″ Giclée, in a signed and numbered limited edition, and costs $60.



#VallejoTuesday: 'Tarzan And The Castaways' by Boris Vallejo

Cover art by Boris Vallejo for the novel 'Tarzan And The Castaways' by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Cool Art: 'A Woman's Courage' by Nicolas Delort

This 'The Lord Of The Rings' inspired print, 'A Woman's Courage' by Nicolas Delort, is a one colour screen print (with two layers of black), and will be available on sale Thursday April 17, in a collaboration between Geek-Art.net and the French Paper Art Club.

Head on over to Geek-Art.net for some close up detail pics of the print. And follow them on Twitter @Geek_Art and @FrenchPaperArtC for the on sale announcement.


Cool Art: 'Reaching The Wall' by Gary Laib

The 'Game Of Thrones' inspired 'Reaching The Wall' by Gary Laib is a 24" x 12" timed release giclée available until midnight April 20 at Hero Complex Gallery and costs $45.

Go here to buy.


Cool Art: 'Xenagos Scorn' by Lucas Graciano

'Xenagos Scorn' by Lucas Graciano is a 12" x 16" Oil on Masonite and is part of Magic: The Gathering's forthcoming expansion set 'Journey Into Nyx', pre-release April 26-27. The image is being used as a limited edition playmat.


#McQuarrieMonday: 'The Empire Strikes Back' Concept Art by Ralph McQuarrie

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Cool Art: 'Allure' by Michael C Hayes

'Allure' by Michael C Hayes is 20" x 40" oil on paper on board.


Cool Art: 'DC Bombshells' by Ant Lucia

'DC Comics Bombshells' is DC Collectibles' new line of statues featuring the female superstars of the DC Universe in looks and poses inspired by classic pin-up art, they are now available as art prints from QMx, reproducing the original DC Bombshells artwork designed by Ant Lucia.

The prints measure 18" x 24" and are printed on 100-pound, satin-finish paper and cost $14.95.


Saturday, 12 April 2014

Cool Art: Hero Complex Gallery presents Craig Drake Solo Art Exhibition

Hero Complex Gallery presents Craig Drake's first ever solo art exhibition at their gallery at 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90034.

The show will contain limited edition screen prints, metallic ink variant prints, 60"x40" Metals, 36" x 24" Metals, 24" x 36" Woods, and exclusive brushed aluminium metal giveaways.

Many of the exclusives and variants are now sold out, but you can still purchase some of the limited edition prints from the Hero Complex Gallery website.

The show is on from April 11 until April 27. Check out the awesome art below.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Cool Animated Trailer For The Doctor Who 'Who On Horror' Season On The UK's Horror Channel

The 'Who On Horror' season on the UK's Horror Channel (Sky 319, Virgin 149, Freestat 138) starts on Friday April 18 with the pilot episode 'An Unearthly Child' starring the first Doctor, William Hartnell, at 7pm.

The Doctor Who season continues into a special 'Who On Horror' weekend - a classic marathon featuring one story from each of the Doctors across the Easter weekend. There will then be weekday double-bills in daytime and evening slots with stories shown in chronological order starting on Easter Monday 21st April.

The Horror Channel will broadcast 30 stories from the Classic series which ran from 1963 to 1989, featuring the first seven Doctors, starting with William Hartnell and concluding with Sylvester McCoy.

Gallery1988 Celebrates 10 Years with 'The Subtle Art Of Pop Culture'!

This Friday night from 7-10pm, Gallery1988, one of the foremost (and the world's first) pop culture art galleries, will be celebrating 10 years of being in business on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, with a huge group art show called 'The Subtle Art of Pop-Culture' and they've invited back some of their favorite artists to have ever graced their walls from the past ten years to help celebrate.

The opening reception is Friday April 11 from 7-10pm is only via RSVP at rsvpgallery1988@gmail.com and the show runs until May 3 at Gallery1988 (West), 7308 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Check the Gallery1988 Blog for the full list of artists for the show, which reads like a who's who from the world of pop culture art, and check out a preview of some of the art below.

by Bennett Slater

Cool Art: New 'Godzilla' Poster

'Godzilla' is out in cinemas May 16.


'Batman: Strange Days' A 75th Anniversary Batman Animated Short by Bruce Timm

A brand new short from producer Bruce Timm, celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman, featuring a lost tale from Batman's past, the Dark Knight tracks a strange giant to the mysterious lair of Dr. Hugo Strange.

Cool Art: 'Mhysa' by Josu Hernaiz

'Mhysa' by Josu Hernaiz.


#FantasyArtFriday: 'Neverwinter' by Su (rogner5th)

'Neverwinter' by Su (rogner5th).

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#FrazettaFriday: 'Spirit Of The Forest' by Frank Frazetta

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Cool Art: 'Two Swords' by Robert M Ball

Continuing with the 'Beautiful Death' series of 'Game Of Thrones' episode posters, Robert M Ball has created this poster from the season 4 premiere episode, 'Two Swords'. Unfortunately, this and the other cool posters in the series aren't currently available as prints.


Cool Art: 'The Forest Sentries' by JC Richard

'The Forest Sentries' by JC Richard, is an 18" x 24" screenprint that's available from his blog at 3pm EST.

Go here to buy.


Cool Art: 'Daenerys Targaryen, Mother Of Dragons' by Toni Infante

'Daenerys Targaryen, Mother Of Dragons' comic style by Toni Infante available through Toni's Society6 store.


Cool Art: 'Umphrey’s McGee at The Major Rager' by Chuck Sperry

'Umphrey’s McGee at The Major Rager' by Chuck Sperry is a 19" x 35" signed and numbered, six colour print on archival cream paper. It's available as a regular limited edition of 210 and as a variant in a limited edition of 15 on bronze metallic paper.

It goes on sale on Wednesday, April 9 at a random time. Follow Chuck on Twitter @yosquirt, his Facebook page and website for the on sale announcement.

Regular Edition
Bronze Variant

#WhelanWednesday: 'Winter's Glow' by Michael Whelan

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

From Stalls To Walls - Help Fund Leamington Spa's First Comic Store

Fresh from news that my local town, Leamington Spa, will be hosting it's first ever comic con on Saturday October 18 at The Royal Leamington Spa Pump Rooms after a successfully funded Indiegogo campaign, the guys at Comics Etc, a locally based pop-up comic book store which has been appearing locally at film festivals, music festivals and events in the local area, are hoping to find a more permanent home and open a bricks and mortar comic book store. They want their store to offer a unique experience where customers can interact and meet like minded individuals while at the same time promoting local small press and hosting local community events such as film nights and game nights.

And over the last year that they've been popping up, the most repeated question they've had is "Have you got a store?" Well that is where you and their Indiegogo campaign can help make this happen.

They hope to raise a minimum of £5000 which will go a long way towards opening a small retail unit, with the sourcing of basic fixtures and fittings and also help add additional stock such as small press, manga and classic back issues.

And as with any crowd funding campaign, there are the perks to tempt you. These range from getting your name read out in their inaugural podcast thanking you for your contribution, to gift bundles, special T shirts, tote bags, engraved comic art and locally commissioned art.

Check out their campaign video below and head over to their Indiegogo campaign page and help make Leamington Spa cool with it's own comic store!

Cool Art: 'True Detective' Fan Art by Yura Shwedoff

'True Detective' by Yura Shwedoff.
You can also buy the second image from Yura's Society6 store.


'Star Wars' Han Solo & Chewbacca ARTFX+ Statue

ARTFX+ Statues are fun-to-assemble pre-painted snap-fit kits that can be easily put together in seconds without glue or modeling skill. They have featured some of the most iconic heroes and villains from the Star Wars films, and now add two more to it's roster, Han Solo & Chewbacca!

Han Solo stands just over 7 inches tall and Chewbacca over 8 inches (1/10th scale) atop their included display bases; magnets in their feet provide extra stability.

Check out the Kotobukiya Facebook page for more pics.

Available October 2014.


#VallejoTuesday: 'Nomads Of Gor' by Boris Vallejo

Cover art by Boris Vallejo for the novel, 'Nomads Of Gor' by John Norman.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Cool Art: 'The Amazing Spiderman 2' IMAX Fanfix Poster by Matt Taylor

This 'The Amazing Spiderman 2' poster by Matt Taylor is part of the IMAX FANFIX poster series, and in a collaboration between Sony, Marvel, and Mondo, will be given away to those who attend the first screenings at 7pm on May 1.



Cool Art: 'Building Breath' by Jason Edmiston

This 'Godzilla' inspired 'Building Breath' by Jason Edmiston, is an 11” x 14” Acrylic on wood and is part of the Blunt Graffix presents Gojira art show, opening April 18 at Blunt Graffix.


Extended Look 'Godzilla' Trailer

'Godzilla' is out in cinemas May 16.

Short Film: 'Bibo' by Anton Chistiakov

'Bibo' by Anton Chistiakov.
"It started as an idea about a lonely robot who sells ice cream. In order to survive in a severe reality he recreates an imaginary world where he lives every day, like he did during the best time of his life. 
After several years of production and a one-year festival run we're ready to present our first animated short film to you! Giant thanks to everybody who participated in the project for a fantastic work!" - Anton Chistiakov

#McQuarrieMonday: 'The Empire Strikes Back' Concept Art by Ralph McQuarrie

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Cool Art: 'Let Me In' by Megan Lara

'Let Me In' by Megan Lara, inspired by Disney's 'Frozen' and the art nouveau of Alphons Mucha, is available from Megan's Society 6 online store as prints and other fine goods.

Go here to buy.


Thursday, 3 April 2014

Cool Art: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' by Rich Kelly

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' by Rich Kelly.

These go on sale from Mondo at a random time on Friday April 4, and are 24" x 36" hand numbered screen prints. The regular edition is in a limited edition of 435 and costs $45, and the variant edition is in a limited edition of 225 and costs $70.

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

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown' by Jayson Weidel

'It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown' by Jayson Weidel, is a new seasonal print from Dark Hall Mansion.

It's available as an 18″ x 24” numbered screen print, in a limited edition of 280 which costs $65, and a variant version in an edition of 50 which costs $100.

There is also a very select run of just 5 of each style-with Standard or Variant artwork-printed on panels of wood, which costs $250.

It goes on sale Tuesday April 8 at Dark Hall Mansion at a random time between 9:30 AM PST and 11:30 AM PST. Follow them on Twitter @DarkHallMansion for the on sale announcement.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'Legend' by Luke Alessi

This 'The Legend Of Zelda' inspired poster, 'Legend' by Luke Alessi is an 18" x 24" screenprint with gold metallic inks, stamped and hand numbered on 100 lbs. Green Cover French Paper, in a limited edition of 175 and costs $50.

Go here to buy.


Cool Art: 'L'Opera della Diva' by Alyssa May

'L'Opera della Diva' by Alyssa May.

'The Fifth Element' inspired design available as a tee for $10 from Shirtpunch for today only.


#KellyThursday: 'Dancer Of Gor' by Ken Kelly

Cover art by Ken Kelly for the novel 'Dancer Of Gor' by John Norman.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Cool Art: 'Aliens' by Kevin Tong

'Aliens' by Kevin Tong.

These go on sale from Mondo at a random time on Thursday April 3, and are 24" x 36" hand numbered screen prints. The regular edition is in a limited edition of 375 and costs $45, and the variant edition is in a limited edition of 175 and costs $70.

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

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'Robocop' by Martin Ansin

'Robocop' by Martin Ansin.

These go on sale from Mondo at a random time on Thursday April 3, and are 24" x 36" hand numbered screen prints. The regular edition is in a limited edition of 475 and costs $50, and the variant edition is in a limited edition of 250 and costs $75.

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

Regular Edition
Variant Edition