Sunday, 27 July 2014

Cool Art: 'Labyrinth' by Richard Davies

'Labyrinth' by Richard Davies.


Cool Art: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' by Matt Needle

This 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' poster by Matt Needle was only available only to attendees of Marvel's SDCC panel.


Cool Art: 'Bates Motel' by Laurent Durieux

This 24" x 36" lithograph by Laurent Durieux was only available only to SDCC panel attendees to promote the new season of 'Bates Motel'.


Cool Art: Conan & Red Sonja To Cross Swords For Dark Horse Comics

Announced at SDCC, Jim Zub (replacing Brian Wood) and Gail Simone will be co-writing the Conan / Red Sonja crossover for Dark Horse Comics, with art by Dan Panosian.

The series will see the two characters meeting up at various stages in their lives.  

by Dan Panosian

Cool Art: New 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' SDCC Prints by Phantom City Creative & Vance Kelly

Mondo have unveiled two new SDCC exclusive 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' prints by Phantom City Creative and Vance Kelly.

These are 24” x 36” screen prints and are available first from Mondo's booth (#835) during the San Diego Comic Con.

by Phantom City Creative
by Vance Kelly

Cover Art For Marvel's Return To The 'Star Wars' Universe

Marvel Comics has announced three new series in their return to the 'Star Wars' universe. The first issues of each series will be released in the first few months of 2015 and are all set not long after the events of 'Episode IV: A New Hope'.

'Star Wars', an ongoing series written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by John Cassaday, will be set two weeks after 'Episode IV: A New Hope'.

'Star Wars' by John Cassaday
'Star Wars: Princess Leia' is a five issue mini series written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Terry Dodson and follows the Princess as she comes to terms with the destruction of her homeworld of Alderaan.


'Star Wars: Princess Leia' by Terry & Rachel Dodson
'Star Wars: Darth Vader', written by Kieron Gillen and illustrated by Salvador Larocca, follows Darth Vader on his quest to regain his reputation after the destruction of the Death Star, and will explore his relationship with certain bounty hunters.

'Darth Vader' by Adi Granov

Cool Art: 'Ghost In The Shell' by Kilian Eng

'Ghost in the Shell' by Kilian Eng

This is a 24” x 36” screen print, in a numbered limited edition of 325. Available first from Mondo's booth (#835) during the San Diego Comic Con.


Saturday, 26 July 2014

2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners


The winners of the 2014 Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, given for creative achievement in American comic books, often referred to as the Comics Industry's equivalent of the Oscar Awards, were presented last night during Comic-Con International weekend.

The winners on the night were:

Best Short Story
“Untitled,” by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
Hawkeye #11: “Pizza Is My Business,” by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)

Best Continuing Series
Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)

Best Limited Series
The Wake, by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy (Vertigo/DC)

Best New Series
Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Image)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)
Itty Bitty Hellboy, by Art Baltazar and Franco (Dark Horse)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)
The Adventures of Superhero Girl, by Faith Erin Hicks (Dark Horse)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)
Battling Boy, by Paul Pope (First Second)

Best Humour Publication
Vader’s Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle)

Best Anthology
Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)

Best Digital/Webcomic
The Oatmeal by Matthew Inman, theoatmeal.com

Best Reality-Based Work
The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker (M Press/Dark Horse)

Best Graphic Album: New
The Property, by Rutu Modan (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium
Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground, by Donald Westlake, adapted by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)

Best Graphic Album: Reprint
RASL, by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)

Best Archival Collection / Project: Strips
Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, vol. 1, edited by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)

Best Archival Collection / Project: Comic Books
Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)

Best US Edition of International Material
Goddam This War! by Jacques Tardi and Jean-Pierre Verney (Fantagraphics)

Best US Edition of International Material: Asia
The Mysterious Underground Men, by Osamu Tezuka (PictureBox)

Best Writer
Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Image)

Best Writer / Artist
Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)

Best Penciller / Inker or Penciler/Inker Team
Sean Murphy, The Wake (DC/Vertigo)

Best Painter / Multimedia Artist (interior art)
Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)

Best Cover Artist
David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel)

Best Coloring
Jordie Bellaire, The Manhattan Projects, Nowhere Men, Pretty Deadly, Zero (Image); The Massive (Dark Horse); Tom Strong (DC); X-Files Season 10 (IDW); Captain Marvel, Journey into Mystery (Marvel); Numbercruncher (Titan); Quantum and Woody (Valiant)

Best Lettering
Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground (IDW)

Best Comics-Related Periodical / Journalism
Comic Book Resources, produced by Jonah Weiland, www.comicbookresources.com

Best Comics-Related Book
Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell (LOAC/IDW)

Best Scholarly / Academic Work
Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation, edited by Sheena C. Howard and Ronald L. Jackson II (Bloomsbury)

Best Publication Design
Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, designed by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)

Friday, 25 July 2014

Cool Art: 'Harley Quinn' by Jeff Langevin

'Harley Quinn' by Jeff Langevin

The print is on natural white matte paper with ultrachrome archival inks, and is available in 8.5" x 11 and 17" x 22" sizes. Large prints (17" x 22") will also be signed by Jeff.

Go here to buy.


Cool Art: 'My Lion...' by Robert M Ball

A special San Diego Comic Con Shae 'Beautiful Death' poster by Robert M Ball from the Season 4 'Game Of Thrones' finale.


Cool Art: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' by Francesco Francavilla

'Guardians Of The Galaxy' by Francesco Francavilla is a 24" x 36" limited edition of 150 prints and costs $75. It'll be available at Mondo's booth (#835) at the San Diego Comic Con.


Cool Art: 'The Last Of Us' by Olly Moss & Jay Shaw

'The Last Of Us' by Olly Moss & Jay Shaw available at the Mondo booth (#835) at San Diego Comic Con.



Cool Art: ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ SDCC poster by Tony Moore & Justin Kamerer (aka Angry Blue)

San Diego Comic-Con exclusive poster for ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ by Tony Moore & Justin Kamerer (aka Angry Blue). The silkscreen print is a limited edition of 500 and will be released in conjunction with the premiere of the ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’-inspired animated short produced by Tony and Rob Zombie.

The short will be screened Friday at 2pm in Room 6BCF as well as a demo of the upcoming Ubisoft video game and a Q&A. if you miss out on the print at SDCC, Tony Moore and Angry Blue will each have 100 available for sale on their websites.


#FrazettaFriday: 'The Banth' Interior Illustration by Frank Frazetta

Interior illustration by Frank Frazetta for the novel 'Thuvia, Maid Of Mars' by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Cool Art: Mondo's 'Guardian Of The Galaxy' SDCC Exclusive Prints

Mondo have three new 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' prints exclusively at San Diego Comic Con.

'Tree Hugger' by Mike Mitchell is in a limited edition of 225, 'Rocket Raccoon' by Kevin Tong is a Variant limited edition of 150, and 'Groot' by Randy Ortiz is a limited edition of 300.

Available first on Friday July 25 from the Mondo booth (#835), at SDCC.

Follow them on twitter @MondoNews for more information on future releases.

by Mike Mitchell
by Kevin Tong
by Randy Ortiz

Cool Art: 'Pan’s Labyrinth' by Jock

'Pan’s Labyrinth' by Jock

Regular and variant limited edition screen prints, signed by Jock and Guillermo Del Toro. 

Currently available from the Mondo booth (#835), at SDCC

Follow them on twitter @MondoNews for more information on future releases.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: Bernie Wrightson's 'Frankenstein Print Suite 3' from Nakatomi

Bernie Wrightson's illustrated adaptation of 'Frankenstein' was originally published by Marvel Comics in the early 80's. And with the efforts of collectors, the original art boards were located and scanned. Nakatomi is now able to offer these as exclusive hand-printed silkscreen prints.

This third print suite is available as 20" x 30" screenprints in a limited edition of 50, and go on sale Thursday July 24 at 2pm (Central Time).

The seventh print in this series, 'Alone', is previously unpublished, and was not included in the original series.

Go here to buy.

'Eyes They May Be'

#FantasyArtThursday: 'Let It Snow' by Anna Steinbauer

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Cool Art: 'Toy Story That Time Forgot' by Mike Mignola

Official illustrated poster by Mike Mignola for the forthcoming Toy Story short, 'Toy Story That Time Forgot'.
During a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie's room.

#VallejoTuesday: ''In the Moons of Borea' by Boris Vallejo

Monday, 21 July 2014

Cool Art: 'Jurassic World' by Mark Englert

'Jurassic World' by Mark Englert, is a 24” X 36” 7 colour screen print with a metallic ink layer, in a Regular editIon of 500 and variant edition of 100 and available this weekend at the San Diego Comic Con. If you're going, text JURASSIC to 834567 for updates on when and where to pick up the poster at SDCC.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'The Big Lebowski' ACME Archive SDCC prints by Dave Nestler

ACME Archives will be at the San Diego Comic Con (booth 5629 in Hall B) and have already revealed some of the art they will have on show at SDCC. Here's some more, this time inspired by 'The Big Lebowski'.

Both prints are by Dave Nestler and are available as a limited edition of 95 giclée on paper or a limited edition of 395 lithographs at SDCC.

Online orders for the lithograph will be available starting 6pm PST July 23 at www.darkinkart.com and for the giclée on paper starting July 28 at www.acmearchivesdirect.com.

'Condition' by Dave Nestler
'Abide' by Dave Nestler

Cool Art: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Drax The Destroyer by Matt Ferguson

'Drax The Destroyer' official Marvel Studios 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' poster by Matt Ferguson.


#McQuarrieMonday: Galoob Jabba's Palace Playset art by Ralph McQuarrie

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Cool Art: 'Boyhood' by Tomer Hanuka

'Boyhood' by Tomer Hanuka.

This is an 24" x 36" screenprint in a hand numbered limited edition of 225 and costs $45.

It goes on sale at a random time on Friday July 18 at Mondo. Follow them on Twitter@mondonews for the on sale announcement.


Cool Art: 'Batman: The Animated Series' 7" Variant Cover Art by Mondo

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of 'Batman', Mondo are releasing a 7" vinyl record of the soundtrack from 'Batman: The Animated Series' by Danny Elfman with variant sleeve art featuring some of the villains from the series.

These will be available at the San Diego Comic Con at the Mondo Booth (#835). Follow Mondo on Twitter @mondonews for when this goes on sale.

by Mike Mitchell

#FantasyArtThursday: 'Counterspell' by Jason Chan

'Counterspell' by Jason Chan

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

'Imagined Realms: Book 1' - New Fantasy Art Kickstarter by Julie Dillon

This Kickstarter project from Hugo Award nominated artist, Julie Dillon, is the first in a series of self published annual art books featuring exclusive new illustrations of positive and diverse representations of women in fantasy and science fiction.

Each book has it's own theme. The art in Book 1 is all fantasy themed, and Book 2 (which is currently in development) will be science fiction themed. They will be 22-page 9.5" x 12" softcover books, each page printed on sturdy gloss-coated cardstock.

Included in the book are ten new illustrations, plus multiple sketches and progress shots for each illustration. In addition to the printed book, Julie is also offering digital downloads, prints and giclees as rewards for helping to fund this Kickstarter project.

Check out the video below and go here for Julie's Kickstarter project.

Cool Art: 'Mass Effect Trilogy' by Dylan West

'Mass Effect Trilogy' by Dylan West

Available as prints in various sizes from his Etsy store.

Cool Art: 'Star Wars' Original Trilogy by Mainger

'Star Wars' Original Trilogy by Mainger.


Cool Art: 'Game Of Thrones' inspired 'Night's Watch' by Mainger

'Night's Watch' by Mainger.

Available to buy as a print here.


Cool Art: 'Justice Magazine' Batgirl Covergirl Pinup by Stanley Lau

Stanley Lau is back with a new ‘Justice Magazine’ cover. This time the cover girl is Batgirl, with a new look that launches with #35 in October by DC Comics and will be written by Cameron Stewart and Brendan Fletcher and illustrated by Babs Tarr.

#VallejoTuesday: 'Venus On The Half Shell' by Boris Vallejo

Friday, 11 July 2014

Cool Art: Blurppy's Poster Posse Project #10 - 'Batman' (Phase Five)

Throughout the week, cool blog Blurppy, has been celebrating Batman's 75th anniversary with one of their legendary #PosterPosse projects. And rounding off a week of awesome Batman art, here's a selection of art from 'Phase Five' below, head on over to Blurppy to see the rest.

Check out Phase One, Phase Two, Phase Three and Phase Four here.

by Rich Davies

Cool Art: 'Power To The Apes' by Francesco Francavilla

'Power To The Apes' by Francesco Francavilla is a limited edition 13" x 19” Giclée print and in a limited edition of 200 costs $40.

Cool Art: 'Crusade: 1989' by Dave Perillo


'Crusade: 1989' by Dave Perillo, is a 12″ x 36″ screenprint, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 250 and costs $50.

It goes on sale Friday July 11 at 10.30am PDT through ACME Archives via Dark Ink Art



#FrazettaFriday: '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, 10 July 2014

Cool Art: Blurppy's Poster Posse Project #10 - 'Batman' (Phase Four)

Throughout the week, cool blog Blurppy, has been celebrating Batman's 75th anniversary with one of their legendary #PosterPosse projects. Check out a selection from 'Phase Four' below, and head on over to Blurppy to see the rest.

Check out Phase OnePhase Two, Phase Three here.

by Joe Vetoe