Tuesday, May 22, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Music Box' by New Flesh

'Music Box' by New Flesh, a new officially licensed 'Laurel & Hardy' print release from Mad Duck Posters.

24" x 18" screen print, in a signed and numbered Regular edition of 75 for $50, a signed and numbered 'Aged' Variant edition of 30 for $60, and a signed and numbered 'Wood' Variant edition of 10 for $150.

On sale Wednesday May 23 at 11.30am ET from the Mad Duck Posters website.

Regular Edition
'Aged' Variant
Wood Variant

#CoolArt: 'Monster Magnet' & 'Waiting' Prints by Malleus

New prints by Malleus.
  • 'Monster Magnet at Groningen, Netherlands'. 50cm x 70cm 4 colour screen print, on cream paper, in a limited edition of 133.
  • 'Waiting'. 50cm x 70cm 4 colour screen print, in a Regular AP edition on grey paper of 35, and a Variant AP edition of Foil paper of 15.
On sale Wednesday May 23 from the Malleus website.

Follow them on Twitter @MALLEUSDELIC or on Instagram @malleusdelic for the on sale announcement.


#ArtOfTheDay: 'Going Solo' by Craig Davison

'Going Solo' by Craig Davison

Monday, May 21, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Batman Trilogy' by Rico Jr

'Batman Trilogy' 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 60 for £23 each, and a limited edition trilogy set of 60 for £60.

On sale now from the PopCultArt website.


#CoolArt: 'Deep Sleep' by Rob Rey

'Deep Sleep' by Rob Rey, for Every Day Original.

6" x 8" Oil on panel original artwork for $375.

On sale Monday May 21 at 12.30pm ET from the Every Day Original website.


Movie Review: 'Deadpool 2'

If you liked the first movie then you'll more than likely have the same fondness for the sequel. It does what any sequel should do, take the original, build on what came before, and then give you that bit more. The beginning may follow a similar path to the original, as we once again catch up to the storyline, but you certainly get more, as they turn it all up to 11! There's more action, more humour, more violence, more profanity and definitely more meta. It's definitely rated R for a reason!

The familiar are back, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Colossus, Weasel, Blind Al and Dopinder all return. And Josh Brolin's Cable and Zazie Beetz' Domino are great additions to the cast too.

There's some cool cameos, the usual plethora of meta pop culture references and Easter eggs scattered throughout. which are always fun to spot! I didn't find them tiresome or that they diluted the laughs or slowed the pacing of the film. They just seemed about right for me.

But for all the violence and humour, and there is a lot, it's also a surprisingly emotional movie, with theme being 'Family' - the other F word that's mentioned a lot in this film - threading throughout the plot, tugging at the heartstrings in between the laughs and action. 

It's a welcome return, and is a brutal, hysterical and sometimes emotional wild ride that is most certainly recommended!

For those that stay for the bonus credits scenes, there are two scenes in the mid credits, both worth staying for, especially the second, with nothing at the very end, unless you want to hear an orchestral choir sing "shitballs"!

#CoolArt: 'Deadpool' by Florey

'Deadpool' by Florey, a new officially licensed Marvel print release from Grey Matter Art, and part of the 'Florey's Faceoffs' print series.

16" x 20" screen print, in a numbered limited edition of 100 for $35.

On sale Tuesday May 22 at 1pm ET from the Grey Matter Art website.


#ArtOfTheDay: 'Princess Leia' by James Goodridge

'Princess Leia' by James Goodridge

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The 2017 SFWA Nebula Award Winners Announced

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced the winners for the 52nd annual Nebula Awards, along with the Ray Bradbury and Andre Norton Awards.

Each year, the organization’s members vote on which stories they consider to be the best novel, novella, novelette, short story and Young Adult story in the genre, as well as the best outstanding dramatic presentation.

The Nebula Awards Ceremony was held from Thursday May 17 through Sunday May 20 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center.

Novel

  • The Stone Sky, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

Novella

  • All Systems Red, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)

Novelette

  • “A Human Stain”, Kelly Robson (Tor.com, January 4 2017)

Short Story

  • “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™”, Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex, August 2017)

The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

  • Get Out (Written by Jordan Peele)


The Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book

  • The Art of Starving, Sam J Miller (HarperTeen)

The Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award

  • Peter S Beagle

The Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award 

in recognition of distinguished contributions to the science fiction and fantasy community
  • Gardner Dozois
  • Sheila Williams

The Art Of . . . Jae Lee

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 Jae Lee.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Red Sonja' by Joe Jusko

'Red Sonja' by Joe Jusko

Saturday, May 19, 2018

#CoolArt: New Prints by Richey Beckett

New prints by Richey Beckett, that were on display and available at the Full Bleed Poster & Art Show during the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands.
  • 'Awakening'. 18" x 24" screen print, on 100lb French Speckletone Kraft paper, including metallic gold ink, in a signed, numbered and embossed AP edition of 100.
  • 'Seasons Of Life: Birth / Life / Death / Afterlife'. 9" x 24" screen prints, on 100lb French Speckletone Kraft paper, including metallic gold ink, in signed, numbered and embossed AP editions of 100, available individually or as a set of 4.
On sale Sunday May 20 at 6pm UK from Richey's website.

'Awakening'

The Art Of . . . Jacques Bonneaud

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 Jacques Bonneaud.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'BioShock Infinite' by Emilio Lopez

'BioShock Infinite' by Emilio Lopez

Friday, May 18, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Avengers: Infinity War' by Ryan Meinerding

'Avengers: Infinity War' by Ryan Meinerding, available through GB Posters.

24" x 36" prints on 150gsm paper for £4.99 each or £14.97 £12 for the set of three.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade' by Jack Durieux

'Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade' by Jack Durieux, a print release through The Commissioner's Club.

24" x 36" screen print in a numbered limited edition for $77.50.

On sale now from the Commissioner's Club website.


#CoolArt: 'Spider-Verse' by Mark Brooks

'Spider-Verse' by Mark Brooks, an officially licensed print release from Sideshow.

18" x 24" giclee print on 100% cotton, acid-free, matte Museo Rag 300GSM paper in a signed and numbered limited edition of 400 for $125.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Compulsion' by Alex Gross

'Compulsion' by Alex Gross.

21.5" x 24" giclee print on 24″ x 26″ Optica One heavyweight matte fine art paper, in a signed and numbered AP edition of 20 for $249.

On sale now from Alex's website.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Big Trouble In Little China' by Sveta Shubina

'Big Trouble In Little China' by Sveta Shubina

Thursday, May 17, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Cuyahoga Valley National Park' by Kim Smith

'Cuyahoga Valley National Park' by Kim Smith, a print release from Fifty-Nine Parks.

24" x 32" 8 colour screen print on 100# Cougar White paper for $80.
On sale in a TIMED edition until Saturday May 26.

18" x 24" screen print in an open edition for $40 also available.

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

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'About To Pull A Crazy Ivan' by Cliff Cramp

'About To Pull A Crazy Ivan' by Cliff Cramp, a new officially licensed 'Firefly' inspired print release from Dark Ink Art.

21" x 14" giclee print on 22" x 17 paper in a numbered limited edition of 150 for $55.

On sale now from the Dark Ink Art website.


'Fight Club' Exclusive Limited Edition Bluray Steelbook from Zavvi

'Fight Club' exclusive limited edition bluray steelbook from Zavvi for £15.99.

Available for preorder Thursday May 17 at 6pm from the Zavvi website (On sale July 9).

Front cover art
Interior art
Back cover art

#CoolArt: 'Texas Frightmare' Print Release by Mondo

Mondo are releasing the remaining prints that they debuted exclusively during the Texas Frightmare Weekend.

On sale Thursday May 17 at 12pm CT from the Mondo website.

'Nightbreed' by Sara Deck

#CoolArt: 'Deadpool & Cable' by Alex Garner

'Deadpool & Cable' by Alex Garner, a new officially licensed print release from Sideshow.

18" x 24" giclee print, on 100% archival heavyweight 300gsm rag art paper, with embossed seals of authenticity in a signed and numbered limited edition of 300.

On sale for Pre-Order framed for $250 on Friday May 18 between 12pm-3pm PT from the Sideshow Collectibles website.

Any remaining copies will be available for Pre-Order as an unframed edition for $90 from Monday May 21 between 12pm-3pm PT.


#CoolArt: 'Twelve Monkeys' by Chris Thornley

'Twelve Monkeys' by Chris Thornley, a new collaborative print release from Bottleneck Gallery and Vice Press.

36" x 24" 6 colour screen print with glow in the dark ink, on 100# French Berrylicious Paper in a numbered limited edition of 175 for $50/£40.

On sale Thursday May 17 at 12pm ET / 5pm UK from the Bottleneck Gallery website and from the Vice Press website.

Glow In The Dark ink layer

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Mad Max Fury Road' by James Goodridge

'Mad Max Fury Road' by James Goodridge


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Poison Ivy' by Heonhwa Choe

'Poison Ivy' by Heonhwa Choe, an officially licensed print release from Sideshow.

18" x 24" giclee print on 100% cotton, acid-free, matte Museo Rag 300GSM paper in a signed and numbered limited edition of 300 for $90 or $250 Framed.

Go here to buy.

#CoolArt: 'Imaginarium' by Yu-Baba

'Imaginarium' by Yu-Baba, a new print release through House Of Roulx.

14" x 17" giclee print on Moab Entrada Rag Bright 290 GSM archival paper, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 20 for $50.

On sale now from the House Of Roulx website.


#CoolArt: 'Night Of The Living Dead' by Zeb Love

'Night Of The Living Dead' by Zeb Love, a new print release from Mad Duck Posters.

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

On sale Wednesday May 16 at 11.30am ET from the Mad Duck Posters website.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'Gaia' by Vanessa Lemen

'Gaia' by Vanessa Lemen.

9" x 12" oil on panel, framed (16" x 19") original artwork, in an online auction on Every Day Original until Tuesday May 22 at 5pm ET.

Go here to bid in the auction.


#CoolArt: New Prints From Malleus

New prints by Malleus.
  • 'DesertFest 2018'. 50cm x 70cm 3 colour screen print, on cream paper, in a limited edition of 178 for €40.
  • 'ASG 2018'. 50cm x 70cm 6 colour screen print, on cream paper, in a limited edition of 179 for €40.
On sale now from the Malleus website.

'DesertFest 2018'
'ASG 2018'

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Psylocke' by Jeff Dekal

'Psylocke' by Jeff Dekal


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

#CoolArt: 'Melvins at Brooklyn, New York' by Tara McPherson

'Melvins at Brooklyn, New York' by Tara McPherson, a print release through the Cotton Candy Machine.

18" x 24" 3 colour screen print with gold flake, on Cotton Candy Pink French Pop Tone paper in a signed and numbered limited edition of 100 for $60.

On sale now from the Cotton Candy Machine website.


2018 British Book Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2018 British Book Awards have been announced.

The British Book Awards or 'Nibbies' are literary awards for the best UK writers and their works, administered by leading industry magazine The Bookseller, and honour the commercial successes of books, publishers, authors and bookshops.

The Overall Book of the Year is chosen from the winners of seven categories - Fiction, Debut, Non-Fiction: Narrative, Non-Fiction: Lifestyle, Children’s, Crime & Thriller and Audiobook.

BOOKS OF THE YEAR

BOOK OF THE YEAR
'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' by Gail Honeyman

FICTION 
'Reservoir 13' by Jon McGregor

FICTION: CRIME & THRILLER
'The Dry' by Jane Harper

DEBUT
'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' by Gail Honeyman

NON FICTION: LIFESTYLE
'5 Ingredients' by Jamie Oliver

NON FICTION: NARRATIVE
'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race' by Reni Eddo-Lodge

AUDIOBOOK
'La Belle Sauvage' written by Philip Pullman, narrated by Michael Sheen

CHILDREN'S BOOK
'The Lost Words' by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris /
'The Hate U Give' by Angie Thomas

GREAT PEOPLE

AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
Philip Pullman

ILLUSTRATOR OF THE YEAR
Alex Scheffler

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE BOOK TRADE
Tim Hely Hutchison

EDITOR OF THE YEAR
Simon Prosser

LITERARY AGENT OF THE YEAR
Madeleine Milburn

RIGHTS PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Karine Marko

INDIVIDUAL BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR
Greig Watt

PUBLISHING SUCCESS

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
Harper Collins

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER
Faber & Faber

IMPRINT
Viking

CHILDREN'S PUBLISHER
Bloomsbury Children's Books

ACADEMIC, EDUCATIONAL & PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHER
Maths - No Problem!

MARKETING STRATEGY
Harper Collins for 'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' by Gail Honeyman

PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN
Rosi Crawley & Emma Draude (ED Public Relations) for 'The Hate U Give' by Angie Thomas

BRINGING BOOKS TO READERS

BOOK RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Blackwell's

INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP
Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham

CHILDREN'S BOOK SELLER
The Book Nook, Hove

#CoolArt: 'Back To The Future' & 'Hellboy' AP Edition Prints by Sam Gilbey

‘Back To The Future’ and ‘Hellboy’ officially licensed AP edition prints by Sam Gilbey.

16" x 20" giclee prints, in signed and numbered AP editions for £25 each.

On sale now from Sam's website.