Monday, April 30, 2012

The Art Of Pop Culture: Michael Whelan

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Michael Whelan.

For more information and art, check out his website.

I've previously featured his book cover art for Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter/Barsoom series here. More examples of Michael's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.

Friday, April 27, 2012

The Art Of Pop Culture: Megan Lara

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Megan Lara.

For more information and art, check out her website, Facebook page and Deviant Art page. You can also follow her on Twitter too @mlaraart.

More examples of Megan's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Art Of Pop Culture: Matt Rhodes

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Matt Rhodes.

For more information and art, check out his blog.

More examples of Matt's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.


The Art Of Pop Culture: Matt Ferguson

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Matt Ferguson.

For more information and art, check out his blog.

More examples of Matt's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.


New Prometheus Featurette


(via Gavin Rothery)

Hot Problems: "Party with My Friends" A Star Wars Sing-Along


(via Geeks Are Sexy)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Usagi Yojimbo: A Life Of Mush Motion Comic

One of my favourite comic books, Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai - the adventures of a lone samurai (ronin) rabbit, based loosely on the legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi and being heavily influenced by Akira Kurasawa's 1960 film Yojimbo - has been brought to life as a Dark Horse Comics Motion Comic.

Once a loyal retainer until his lord's death in battle, Miyamoto Usagi is now an unemployed ronin walking the warrior's pilgrimage, in search of harmony. In this tale, Usagi teaches a runaway boy that honor is more important to a samurai than fighting skills, but his swordsmanship ends up on display anyway when the boy accidentally sets a gang of bandits on him!


(via Geek & Sundry)

Cool Art: 'My Neighbour Jake' by JJ Harrison

Nice Adventure Time and My Neighbour Totoro mash up by JJ Harrison.


Click here for an animated version!
(via JJ Harrison)

Awesome Avengers Posters From Mondo

Once again, Mondo do it again, with outstanding illustrated posters of The Avengers.

They've already released Black Widow by Olly Moss and Hawkeye by Tom Whalen. Now it's the turn of Captain America illustrated by Phantom City Creative, Thor by Martin Ansin, Iron Man by Kevin Tong and Ken Taylor's Hulk.

Posters will be on sale tomorrow (Thursday April 26), and follow @MondoNews on Twitter for the exact sale time if you want to grab one of these extremely collectible posters. But you have to be very quick, Mondo’s first two Avengers character posters, for Black Widow and Hawkeye, sold out within minutes.

Rest of the posters, after the jump. Click to embiggen as always!

Captain America by Phantom City Creative
(via Underwire @ Wired)

The Art Of Pop Culture: Martin Ansin

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Martin Ansin.

For more information and art, check out his website.

More examples of Martin's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.

The Art Of Pop Culture: Mario Graciotti aka Mr Bluebird

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Mario Graciotti (Mr Bluebird).

For more information and art, check out his Deviant Art page.

More examples of Mario's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.

Avengers Trailer . . . on a budget!

Well, kind of!

Table 8 presents "Marvel's The Avengers (on a budget)"!
Check out more of their videos at www.table8online.com!


(via Kotaku)

Avengers Retro style!

Ah, vintage telly, gotta love it . . . sometimes! Well, maybe not so much in this case.

The Avengers together for the first time in this 1978 made for TV movie.. They face off with their greatest foe yet... KISS, under the power of Loki, played by Paul Lynde.


(via Geeks Are Sexy)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Brave featurette clip - 'Eyes On The Pies'



And here's a third trailer too.

Cool Art: 'The Avengers' by Rhys Cooper

Awesome artwork from Rhys Cooper for the Avengers Art Show at Gallery1988 this Friday May 3.

Avengers Assemble will be open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 4-6 with opening night hours from 7-10 p.m. May 3 at 7021 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles CA. Head to Gallery1988.com for more information.



Larger individual art after the jump.
(via Inside Rock Poster)

The Art Of Pop Culture: Laz Marquez

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Laz Marquez.

For more information and art, check out his website and follow him on Twitter too @lazmarquez.

More examples of Laz's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.


Monday, April 23, 2012

The Art Of Pop Culture: Kevin Tong

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Kevin Tong.

For more information and art, check out his website and his Facebook Page.

More examples of Kevin's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Uncharted Trilogy - The Movies

Nathan Drake by Patryk Olejniczak
I love the Uncharted video game series on the Playstation 3, and so did Reddit user morphinapg as he decided to include every cinematic, and link them by the minimum gameplay needed to connect the cinematics without creating any plot holes, into full feature length movies.

It is altogether more than eight hours of video, each is longer than the last, from Drake's Fortune (113 minutes) to Among Thieves (177 minutes) to Drake's Deception (196 minutes)

As you see everything start to finish, and if you've never played the series before, obvious spoiler alert on all three links.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception after the jump.
(via Kotaku)

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Neil deGrasse Tyson - We Stopped Dreaming

Personally, I find Science and the people who do it very inspiring. People like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Phil Plait, Carolyn Porco, Brian Cox, Patrick Moore, Carl Sagan and many more. Whenever I see them do interviews they are always so passionate about what they do, you can't help but be inspired too!

Here's a couple of inspiring videos featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson.





It's always entertaining when Neil and Stephen Colbert get together. This well worth checking out as well.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Trailer for Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch

I really love the films of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, and I am looking forward to playing this PS3 game from them.

Here's the first English language trailer.

The blurb:
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a RPG created by the Japanese development team at LEVEL-5 with animation by the legendary Studio Ghibli, the company responsible for countless animated theatrical masterpieces.

Following its Japanese release in late 2011 for PlayStation®3, the game is coming to European fans in early 2013 with Japanese and English voiceover and text localised in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Ni No Kuni - Wrath Of The White Witch will be available on PS3 only in Q1 2013. For more info, please visit your local Namco Bandai Games Europe website: www.namcobandaigames.eu


The Art Of Pop Culture: Ken Taylor

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Ken Taylor.

For more information and art, check out his website.

More examples of Ken's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Art Of Pop Culture: Karen Hallion

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Karen Hallion.

For more information and art, check out her Deviant Art page, Facebook Fan Page and you can follow her on Twitter at @khallion.

More examples of Karen's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Art Of Pop Culture: Justin Van Genderen

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Justin Van Genderen.

For more information and art, check out his website and his Flickr Photostream

More examples of Justin's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.

R2D2's Other message


(via Topless Robot)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cool 'The Avengers' Posters by Olly Moss & Tom Whalen

Cool Avengers posters for Mondo by Olly Moss and Tom Whalen.

Black Widow by Olly Moss
Hawkeye by Tom Whalen
(via Super Punch)

The Art Of Pop Culture: Justin Erickson (Phantom City Creative)

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Justin Erickson, Creative Director at Phantom City Creative.

For more information and art, check out their website. You can also follow them on Twitter @PhantomCityCrtv and on Facebook too.

More examples of Justin's and Phantom City Creative's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Happy Birthday David!

New Prometheus viral video.

(via Cinema Blend)

The Art Of Pop Culture: Joshua Budich

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Joshua Budich.

For more information and art, check out his website.

More examples of Joshua's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.

ET posters by Dan McCarthy

ET posters by Dan McCarthy for a June 8th screening of ET as part of the 'Summer of 1982' celebration screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas.

The blue is the regular and yellow is the variant and it’ll first be on sale at the screening June 8. If there are left overs, sales will then go online. Find out more by following @MondoNews.

Click to embiggen.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Awesome Rancor Pulp Action Poster: Lair Of The Rancor!

I love this poster! Mark Daniels, from Sublevel Studios teamed up with Mark Steel to design this awesome poster in the style of vintage pulp action posters/books.

(via Geek-Art)

The Art Of Pop Culture: John Alvin

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of John Alvin.

For more information and art, check out his website and fan site.

More examples of John's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.

Back To The Future: "Doc Brown to the Rescue"


Back To The Future in the style of a silent movie, created by .
(via TheAwesomer)

'Space Effect,' a Mass Effect 3 remix by Reverse Enginears


Mass Effect 3 remix using only sounds from the game. Produced by ReverseEnginears for Polygon.
(Via The Awesomer)

The Empire Strikes Back SFX TV Special


(Via Gavin Rothery Blog)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Art Of Pop Culture: Joe Jusko

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Joe Jusko.

For more information and art, check out his website and Deviant Art page.

I've already featured his more well known Barsoom/John Carter art and Warlord Of Mars comic book covers before, but here's a selection of his other work. More examples of Joe's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Teaser Trailer: Looper

Here's the teaser trailer for 'Looper' written and directed by Rian Johnson and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt.

The blurb:
"In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented - but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a "looper" - a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good... until the day the mob decides to "close the loop," sending back Joe's future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Ram Bergman and James D. Stern produce."

The Gadget Show Live 2012 @ NEC, Birmingham

I was at The Gadget Show Live 2012 at the NEC in Birmingham on Friday April 13th with a few friends. My first visit to the expo and I really enjoyed it. A veritable feast of tech and gadgetry spread over 3 halls and the Super Theatre.

The live show in the Super Theatre with all 5 of the presenters (Pollyanna Woodward, Ortis Deeley, Suzi Perry, Jon Bentley and Jason Bradbury, above) was really good too.

I didn't take too many photos or videos, but what I did do is after the jump.

For more information about The Gadget Show Live 2012, check out their website.

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Art Of Pop Culture: J Scott Campbell

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of J Scott Campbell.

For more information and art, check out his website and Deviant Art page.

More examples of J Scott's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New featurette for Pixar's Brave

The first in what seems to be a series of featurettes called 'Brave Stories', has popped up on the French Brave Youtube channel. Enjoy!

(Via The Mary Sue)

The Art Of Pop Culture: Frank Frazetta

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of legendary fantasy artist, Frank Frazetta.

For more information and art, check out this website and Frazetta Girls, run by his daughters Holly and Heidi.

I've already featured his more well known Barsoom/John Carter art previously, but here's a selection of his other work. More examples of Frank's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen. Be warned as some images are NSFW!

The Art Of Pop Culture: Benjamin Carré

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Benjamin Carré.

For more information and art, check out his Deviant Art page plus his official website too.

More examples of Benjamin's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.


Friday, April 06, 2012

Cool Art: Comic Book Heroines in Pulp Style by Tony Fleecs

Some cool pulp book cover style art of comic book heroines by Tony Fleecs.

More after the jump. Click to embiggen.
(via Geek-Art)

Cool Art: Leon by Adam Rabalais

Another cool minimal movie poster by Adam Rabalais.


The Art Of Pop Culture: Francesco Francavilla

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Francesco Francavilla.

For more information and art, check out his blogs here and here plus his official website too.

More examples of Francesco's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.


Thursday, April 05, 2012

Boo Bass, Monsters Inc Remix by PogoMix


(via SlashFilm)

Star Wars iPad Briefing

The Art Of Pop Culture: Florian Bertmer

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Florian Bertmer.

For more information and art, check out his blog.

More examples of Florian Bertmer's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.

Eisner Awards Nominees Announced

The nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2012 have been announced. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, reflect the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today, from nursery rhymes and World War II battles to high school angst and pulp fiction.

Click here to cast your votes!

Best Short Story
"A Brief History of the Art Form Known as Hortisculpture," by Adrian Tomine, in Optic Nerve #12 (Drawn & Quarterly)
"Harvest of Fear," by Jim Woodring, in The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror #17 (Bongo)
"The Seventh," by Darwyn Cooke, in Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition (IDW)
"The Speaker," by Brandon Graham, in Dark Horse Presents #7 (Dark Horse)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
Daredevil #7, by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera (Marvel)
Ganges #4, by Kevin Huizenga (Fantagraphics)
Locke & Key: Guide to the Known Keys, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
Princeless #3, by Jeremy Whitley and M. Goodwin (Action Lab)
The Unwritten #24: "Stairway to Heaven" by Mike Carey, Peter Gross, and Al Davison (Vertigo/DC)

Best Continuing Series
Daredevil, by Mark Waid, Marcos Martin, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera (Marvel)
Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys, by Naoki Urasawa (VIZ Media)
Rachel Rising, by Terry Moore (Abstract Studio)
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli (Marvel)
Usagi Yojimbo, by Stan Sakai (Dark Horse)

Best Limited Series
Atomic Robo and the Ghost of Station X, by Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener (Red 5)
Criminal: The Last of the Innocent, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Marvel Icon)
Flashpoint: Batman - Knight of Vengeance, by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso (Vertigo/DC)
The New York Five, by Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly (Vertigo/DC)
Who Is Jake Ellis? by Nathan Edmondson & Tonci Zonjic (Image)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)
Beauty and the Squat Bears, by Émile Bravo (Yen Press)
Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking, by Philippe Coudray (Candlewick/Toon Books)
Dragon Puncher Island, by James Kochalka (Top Shelf)
Nursery Rhyme Comics, edited by Chris Duffy (First Second)
Patrick in a Teddy Bear’s Picnic, by Geoffrey Hayes (Candlewick/Toon Books)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)
The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold, by Sholly Fisch, Rick Burchett, and Dan Davis (DC)
Amelia Rules: The Meaning of Life ... And Other Stuff, by Jimmy Gownley (Atheneum)
The Ferret’s a Foot, by Colleen AF Venable and Stephanie Yue (Graphic Universe/Lerner)
Princeless, by Jeremy Whitley and M. Goodwin (Action Lab)
Snarked, by Roger Langridge (kaboom!)
Zita the Space Girl, by Ben Hatke (First Second)

Best Publication for Young Adults (Ages 12-17)
Anya’s Ghost, by Vera Brosgol (First Second)
Around the World, by Matt Phelan (Candlewick)
Level Up, by Gene Yang and Thien Pham (First Second)
Life with Archie, by Paul Kupperberg, Fernando Ruiz, Pat & Tim Kennedy, Norm Breyfogle et al. (Archie)
Mystic, by G. Willow Wilson and David Lopez (Marvel)

Best Anthology
Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)
Nelson, edited by Rob Davis and Woodrow Phoenix (Blank Slate)
Nursery Rhyme Comics, edited by Chris Duffy (First Second)
The Someday Funnies, edited by Michel Choquette (Abrams ComicArts)
Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land, edited by Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle (Abrams ComicArts)

Best Humor Publication
The Art of Doug Sneyd: A Collection of Playboy Cartoons (Dark Horse Books)
Chimichanga, by Eric Powell (Dark Horse)
Coffee: It’s What’s for Dinner, by Dave Kellett (Small Fish)
Kinky & Cosy, by Nix (NBM)
Milk & Cheese: Dairy Products Gone Bad, by Evan Dorkin (Dark Horse Books)

Best Digital Comic
Bahrain, by Josh Neufeld, www.cartoonmovement.com/comic/24
Battlepug, by Mike Norton, www.battlepug.com
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, by Tony Cliff, www.delilahdirk.com
Outfoxed, by Dylan Meconis, www.dylanmeconis.com/outfoxed
Sarah and the Seed, by Ryan Andrews, www.ryan-a.com/comics/sarahandtheseed01.htm

Best Reality-Based Work
Around the World, by Matt Phelan (Candlewick)
Green River Killer: A True Detective Story, by Jeff Jensen and Jonathan Case (Dark Horse Books)
Marzi: A Memoir, by Marzena Sowa and Sylvain Savoia (Vertigo/DC)
Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)
Vietnamerica, by GB Tran (Villard)

Best Graphic Album - New
Bubbles & Gondola, by Renaud Dillies (NBM)
Freeway, by Mark Kalesniko (Fantagraphics)
Habibi, by Craig Thompson (Pantheon)
Ivy, by Sarah Olekysk (Oni)
Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, adapted by Ramón K. Pérez (Archaia)
One Soul, by Ray Fawkes (Oni)

Best Graphic Album - Reprint
Big Questions, by Anders Nilsen (Drawn & Quarterly)
The Death Ray, by Dan Clowes (Drawn & Quarterly)
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition, by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
WE3: The Deluxe Edition, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (Vertigo/DC)
Zahra’s Paradise, by Amir and Khalil (First Second)

Best Archival Collection/Project - Strips
Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim, by Alex Raymond and Don Moore, edited by Dean Mullaney (IDW/Library of American Comics)
Forgotten Fantasy: Sunday Comics 1900-1915, edited by Peter Maresca (Sunday Press)
Prince Valiant vols. 3-4, by Hal Foster, edited by Kim Thompson (Fantagraphics)
Tarpé Mills’s Miss Fury Sensational Sundays, 1944-1949, edited by Trina Robbins (IDW/Library of American Comics)
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse vols. 1-2, by Floyd Gottfredson, edited by David Gerstein and Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)

Best Archival Collection/Project - Comic Books
Government Issue: Comics for the People: 1940s-2000s, edited by Richard L. Graham (Abrams ComicArts)
The MAD Fold-In Collection, by Al Jaffee (Chronicle)
PS Magazine: The Best of Preventive Maintenance Monthly, by Will Eisner (Abrams ComicArts)
The Sugar and Spike Archives, vol. 1, by Sheldon Mayer (DC)
Walt Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition (IDW)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material
Bubbles & Gondola, by Renaud Dillies (NBM)
Isle of 100,000 Graves, by Fabien Vehlmann and Jason (Fantagraphics)
Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot, by Jacques Tardi and Jean-Patrick Manchette (Fantagraphics)
The Manara Library, vol. 1: Indian Summer and Other Stories, by Milo Manara with Hugo Pratt (Dark Horse Books)
Night Animals: A Diptych About What Rushes Through the Bushes, by Brecht Evens (Top Shelf)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Asia
A Bride’s Story, by Kaoru Mori (Yen Press)
Drops of God, by Tadashi Agi and Shu Okimoto (Vertical)
Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)
Saturn Apartments, vols. 3-4, by Hisae Iwaoka (VIZ Media)
Stargazing Dog, by Takashi Murakami (NBM)
Wandering Son, vol. 1, by Shimura Takako (Fantagraphics)

Best Writer
Cullen Bunn, The Sixth Gun (Oni)
Mike Carey, The Unwritten (Vertigo/DC)
Jeff Jensen, Green River Killer: A True Detective Story (Dark Horse Books)
Jeff Lemire, Animal Man, Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown, Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. (DC); Sweet Tooth (Vertigo/DC)
Mark Waid, Irredeemable, Incorruptible (BOOM!); Daredevil (Marvel)

Best Writer/Artist
Rick Geary, The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti (NBM)
Terry Moore, Rachel Rising (Abstract Studio)
Sarah Oleksyk, Ivy (Oni)
Craig Thompson, Habibi (Pantheon)
Jim Woodring, Congress of the Animals (Fantagraphics), "Harvest of Fear," in The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror #17 (Bongo)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
Michael Allred, iZombie (Vertigo/DC); Madman All-New Giant-Size Super-Ginchy Special (Image)
Ramón K. Pérez, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand (Archaia)
Chris Samnee, Captain America and Bucky, Ultimate Spider-Man #155 (Marvel)
Marcos Martin, Daredevil (Marvel)
Paolo Rivera/Joe Rivera, Daredevil (Marvel)

Best Cover Artist
Michael Allred, iZombie (Vertigo/DC)
Francesco Francavilla, Black Panther (Marvel); Lone Ranger, Lone Ranger/Zorro, Dark Shadows, Warlord of Mars (Dynamite); Archie Meets Kiss (Archie)
Victor Kalvachev, Blue Estate (Image)
Marcos Martin, Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel)
Sean Phillips, Criminal: The Last of the Innocent (Marvel Icon)
Yuko Shimizu, The Unwritten (Vertigo/DC)

Best Coloring
Laura Allred, iZombie (Vertigo/DC); Madman All-New Giant-Size Super-Ginchy Special (Image)
Bill Crabtree, The Sixth Gun (Oni)
Ian Herring and Ramón K. Pérez, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand (Archaia)
Victor Kalvachev, Blue Estate (Image)
Cris Peter, Casanova: Avaritia, Casanova: Gula (Marvel Icon)

Best Lettering
Deron Bennett, Billy Fog, Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, Mr. Murder Is Dead (Archaia); Helldorado, Puss N Boots, Richie Rich (APE Entertainment)
Jimmy Gownley, Amelia Rules! The Meaning of Life ... And Other Stuff (Atheneum)
Laura Lee Gulledge, Page by Paige (Amulet Books/Abrams)
Tom Orzechowski, Manara Library, with L. Lois Buholis(Dark Horse); Manga Man (Houghton Mifflin); Savage Dragon (Image)
Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse)

Best Comics-Related Journalism
The AV Club Comics Panel, by Noel Murray, Oliver Sava et al., www.avclub.com/features/comics-panel/
The Beat, produced by Heidi MacDonald et al., www.comicsbeat.com
The Comics Journal, edited by Gary Groth, and The Comics Journal website, www.tcj.com, edited by Timothy Hodler and Dan Nadel (Fantagraphics)
The Comics Reporter, produced by Tom Spurgeon, www.comicsreporter.com
TwoMorrows Publications: Alter Ego edited by Roy Thomas, Back Issue edited by Michael Eury, Draw edited by Mike Manley, and Jack Kirby Collector edited by John Morrow

Best Educational/Academic Work
Alan Moore: Conversations, ed. by Eric Berlatsky (University Press of Mississippi)
Cartooning: Philosophy & Practice, by Ivan Brunetti (Yale University Press)
Critical Approaches to Comics: Theories and Methods, edited by Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan (Routledge)
Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby, by Charles Hatfield (University Press of Mississippi)
Projections: Comics and the History of 21st Century Storytelling, by Jared Gardner (Stanford University Press)

Best Comics-Related Book
Archie: A Celebration of America’s Favorite Teenagers, edited by Craig Yoe (IDW/Yoe Books)
Caniff: A Visual Biography, edited by Dean Mullaney (IDW/Library of American Comics)
Drawing Power: A Compendium of Cartoon Advertising, edited by Rick Marschall and Warren Bernard (Fantagraphics/Marschall Books)
Genius Isolated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, designed by Dean Mullaney (IDW/Library of American Comics)
MetaMaus, by Art Spiegelman (Pantheon)

Best Publication Design
Genius Isolated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, designed by Dean Mullaney (IDW/Library of American Comics)
Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, designed by Eric Skillman (Archaia)
Kinky & Cosy, designed by Nix (NBM)
The MAD Fold-In Collection, designed by Michael Morris (Chronicle)
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition, designed by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Minimal Game Of Thrones Posters by Tom Gateley

The Houses Of Westeros by Tom Gateley (aka Liquid Soul Design)

More posters after the jump (click to embiggen).
(via Geek Art Gallery)


The Art Of Pop Culture: Fernando Fro Reza (aka Fro Design Co)

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Fernando Fro Reza (aka Fro Design Co).

For more information and art, check out his blog and website.

More examples of Fernando's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.

Defeating The Reapers With Rock'N'Roll

Mass Effect 3, Saturday Morning cartoon style by Harry Partridge (http://www.youtube.com/harrypartridge) and written/scored/produced in collaboration with IGN.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Dalek Relaxation Tape


(via Topless Robot)

Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rear Window' in Timelapse

Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rear Window' in timelapse by Jeff Desom. Awesome!

All footage taken from the original Rear Window (1954) directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
The order of events is pretty much as seen in the movie.
More info: jeffdesom.com/hitch/ 
Hungarian Dance No. 5 composed by Johannes Brahms arranged for easy listening by Hugo Winterhalter

The Art Of Pop Culture: Eric Tan

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of Eric Tan.

For more information and art, check out his blog.

More examples of Eric's art after the jump, as always, click to embiggen.


John Carter: Sci-fi Classic Still Inspires

Despite being labelled a flop, even though it has now grossed it's production costs and is yet to open in Japan, the John Carter stories have inspired characters real and fictional. Martin Berman from Discovery News looks into what makes a Sci-fi classic and the writers and scientists who have been inspired.


And if you have seen the film, and loved it as I have, join the Facebook Group - Take me back to Barsoom! I want John Carter to have a sequel! and chat with like minded people and check out their website too.

Monday, April 02, 2012

New Posters for Pixar's Brave

Pixar has released four new posters for their upcoming movie, Brave. They feature Merida, her parents King Fergus and Queen Elinor, the fathers of her suitors, Lords Macintosh, MacGuffin, and Dingwall and her triplet brothers, Hamish, Hubert and Harris.

The rest after the jump (click to embiggen)

Brave is in cinemas June 22 (US) and August 17 (UK)
(via The Mary Sue)

The Art Of Pop Culture: Drew Struzan

Continuing to showcase artwork by some of my favourite pop culture artists. This time it's the work of the legendary Drew Struzan.

You might not recognise his name, but you'll certainly recognise his iconic movie poster artwork for films like the Star Wars Saga, Back To The Future, Indiana Jones and many many more.

I recently bought the 'Drew Struzan: Oeuvre' artbook. And if you love movie poster and pop culture art then this book is well worth the investment!

For more information and lots more art, check out his website



More examples of Drew Struzan's art after the jump, click to embiggen.

New full trailer for Total Recall


Total Recall is out in cinemas August 3 (US) & August 22 (UK)