Thursday, January 31, 2013

Star Wars Valentines Cards by Patrick McQuade

Does your significant other LOVE Star Wars? Send him/her a message with these Valentines cards by Patrick McQuade.

Both cards are 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" clay coated 12 pt. premium card stock.  Outer envelope has a stamped "A long time ago, on a holiday far, far away..." in red.  Both are available individually, in a combo together, or in 5 packs through his Etsy store.

Short Video: 'Mr & Mrs Sith'

Mr Darth Maul vs Mrs Darth Talon! Sexy!


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Short Film: 'Lisa' by Drew Mylrea

From director Drew Mylrea, The Continuum presents 'Lisa':
"There is a new boom in the technology sector: Robotics. Humanoid robots have replaced most retail employees in major chains across the country. What sets these robots apart is how well their personalities are designed - how charming and helpful they are, how human they are perceived.

Few people in the world can design such a robot. It is an art - it requires a deep understanding of both humanity and technology. Our story focuses on one such individual: ANDERS OHM."

Teaser Poster For 'Iron Man 3'

Cool Art: 'Resist' by Joshua Budich

Created for Gallery1988′s Fringe Benefits Project, “Resist” is a homage by Joshua Budich to the sadly no longer with us TV show 'Fringe'. Only 24 of these Artist Proof prints will be available for sale starting this Friday, February 1st, at a completely random time.  They are 18 x 24 inch three colour screen prints.

Follow Joshua on Titter for the announcement when they go online, and head to Joshua’s store when the time is right.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cool Art: 'TRONthology' by Josh Gilbert

Check out this very cool 'TRONthology' illustration from Josh Gilbert.

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Short Animation: Disney's 'Paperman'

Directed by John Kahrs, Disney's 'Paperman' short animation, which is up for the Best Animated Short Film at this year's Oscars, is now online.
The short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him.
'Paperman' seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques.
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'Star Trek Into Darkness' Featurette

Officially Licensed Doctor Who 50th Anniversary T Shirt Collection

Dark Bunny Tees will be celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who by releasing two designs every month; one inspired by each of the 11 Doctors and the other inspired by a classic & iconic monster...and who knows what may appear in December.

These strictly limited edition t-shirts will also come with an exclusive collectors post card with 12 to collect throughout the year.

In January it's the 1st Doctor, William Hartnell and the iconic Daleks, with designs inspired by the classic episodes 'An Unearthly Child' and 'The Dalek Invasion of Earth'

Available in both men's and women's t-shirts, these are must-haves for classic Doctor Who fans.

If you don't want to miss out on your favourite Doctor & Monster designs, make sure you keep checking the Dark Bunny Tees Facebook page, Twitter feed and website for all of the latest announcements and news on this exclusive range!

Unfortunately due to licensing restrictions, this range is only available to UK customers.


Check out the first set of shirts below. Click to embiggen for a closer look.

Bluray / DVD Release Date For 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Announced

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is set to hit stores on DVD and Blu-ray on March 19th (no date announced for the UK as yet but would expect it to be aroound the same). And check out the box art for the triple play (tbc) and combo packs below. The movie will also be available on just Blu-ray, and a 3D Blu-ray combo pack, which contains Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD discs.

Of course, just like 'The Lord Of The Rings' trilogy, there will be an extended edition version of 'The Hobbit', which is looking scheduled for Q4 2013, probably around the release of the second film, 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug'.
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'Blade Runner' Animated Trailer Project From The Animation Workshop

Holy Shmaow!! This looks awesome! Would love to see more of 'Blade Runner' in this style!

This was made in 2012 by 2nd year students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. Their assignment: To do a 30 second trailer loosely inspired by "Blade Runner".

Short Animated Film: 'The Reward'

'The Reward'', yet another quality short animation from the always awesome The Animation Workshop.
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Cool Art: 'Hitman HD: Trilogy' Box Art by Jason Edmiston

I like this box art for the new 'Hitman HD: Trilogy' compilation by the awesome Jason Edmiston. The box art was inspired by the works of Drew Struzan, and features some of the most memorable characters, environments and weapons from the series.

There is also a limited edition art book that will be included inside the game box. 24 pages of never-before-seen interpretations of classic Hitman moments by artists from around the globe. Justin Erickson, Brian Ewing, Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo and Justin Hampton, to name a few.

Square Enix also detailed WhoIs47.com, a website where you can buy one-of-a-kind autographed lithographs showcased in the limited edition for $47 each. Not only that, you are also encouraged to submit your very own art from your favorite moments in the Hitman games.

The compilation, that includes Hitman Contracts, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Blood Money, and the Hitman: Sniper Challenge, which was previously a pre-order bonus for Hitman: Absolution is out on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC this week.

Cool Art: 'Falling' by Karen Hallion

Check out out this 'Alice In Wonderland' / 'Doctor Who' mash up from Karen Hallion.

It's available to buy, along with more of her awesome art, at her Society6 store.

Cool Art: 'The Thing in Deadspace 3' by Ron Guyatt

This poster by Ron Guyatt, is be part of the Deadspace 3 art show in Paris France on February 7th at Le Dernier Bar Avant la Fin du Monde in Paris.

It is an official limited edition print through Geek-Art and Electronic Arts that pays homage to Drew Struzan and his poster for 'The Thing'.
"After reading about the original influences for the Game I noted a conversation about The Thing being an inspiration for the production. This image pays tribute to that!"

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cool Art: 'BAFTA 2013 Best Film Nominees' by Jonathan Burton

Check out these illustrations by Jonathan Burton that will feature on the covers of the printed programmes at next month's BAFTA awards.

Burton was commissioned by Studio Small to create an illustration to represent each of the five nominated films in the Best Film category, namely, Argo, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, and Zero Dark Thirty, as well as designs for the tickets and the booklets in which they are packaged.

The artwork will also be available to buy as limited edition of 100 A2 giclée prints on Cotton Natural White 315gsm 100% cotton paper at £60 each direct from  here.

The BAFTA Film Awards will be held on February 10.
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Cool Art: 'Wanderer' by Jeff Langevin

Check out this 'Journey' inspired print from Jeff Langevin. This, and more awesome art is available at his Society6 store.

Cool Art: 'The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #2' Variant Cover by James White

Due out in March, this is a variant cover for The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #2 by James White. And after the positive response to his first Rocketeer cover, Strange Adventures and IDW Publishing have decided to do variant covers for all 4 issues of the miniseries.
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Short Film: 'Voile Noir' by Michaël Balthazart

Allan and Yvan, two pilots, go on a mission to try to overthrow the established order.

Short Film: 'H.U.D. Heads Up Display' by Evan Jarvi

'H.U.D. Heads Up Display' by Evan Jarvi, follows the day in the life of a man as he longs to escape the monotony of a cold, technical world.


Monday, January 28, 2013

The Terrible Truth Star Wars Fans Can't Admit

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Cool Art: 'Overview' by Kevin Tong

Kevin Tong has a new poster out for 'Overview', a documentary about the intense and unifying feeling described by astronauts looking down on the Earth from space.

The print is a limited edition of 100 numbered prints, and is a four colour screen print on 24 x 36″ inch Blue Raspberry French Paper and costs $40, and will be onsale from Posters and Toys today.
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Book Collection

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who this year, BBC Books is reissuing eleven classic Doctor Who novels – one for each Doctor. They've been repackaged with new introductions, new covers, and the 50th anniversary branding

The list of titles and authors, starting in order from the First Doctor:
  • Ten Little Aliens – Stephen Cole
  • Dreams of Empire – Justin Richards
  • Last of the Gadarene – Mark Gatiss
  • Festival of Death – Jonathan Morris
  • Fear of the Dark – Trevor Baxendale
  • Players – Terrance Dicks
  • Remembrance of the Daleks – Ben Aaronovitch
  • Earthworld – Jacqueline Rayner
  • Only Human – Gareth Roberts
  • Beautiful Chaos – Gary Russell
  • The Silent Stars Go By – Dan Abnett
Each title will cost £6.99 and will be available from your local and internet book emporium from March 9. Check out the new covers below.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Book Review: 'The Legend Of Zelda - Hyrule Historia'

Originally released in Japan as a tie in for 'Skyward Sword' and the 25th anniversary of the first Zelda game, 'The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia', is a gorgeous 276-page art book and covers the complete history of Hyrule. 

The book is already a best-seller even before its release due to pre-orders that sent it to the #1 spot on Amazon's sales chart, unseating '50 Shades of Grey'.

As this was originally a tie in with 'Skyward Sword', there is of course, quite a lot of coverage from that. And I do mean, quite a lot! Lots of concept art and character designs from the game, even on some of the supplemental characters!

The section of most interest to Zelda fans has to be 'The History Of Hyrule: A Chronology'; a complete history of the official The Legend Of Zelda timeline! Right from the beginning when the goddesses Din, Nayru and Farore created the world and left behind the Triforce, to the first game (but last game to be released) in the timeline 'Skyward Sword', all the way through until 'Ocarina Of Time'. After 'Ocarina' it does get a bit complicated though as the timeline then fractures into three! But it is well worth following as it is all very detailed.

The next section documents 25 years of artwork, with never-before-seen original sketches and illustrations from all the games and gives an interesting insight into the character designs from the series.

A special treat is the 32 page bonus 'Skyward Sword' manga by Akira Himekawa, actually based on the game, so probably only read it if you've played the game itself!

So, is this tome worth getting? A very big YES if you're a fan of the series as it's all very in depth and very well put together! A welcome addition to any Zelda geek's bookshelf!

***** out of 5

Cool Art: 'Building Better Worlds' by New Flesh

'Aliens' inspired print, 'Building Better Worlds' by New Flesh.

The Art Of Pop Culture: Unita Nightroud

Check out these pop culture illustrations from Russian artist Unita Nightroud.

Check out her Deviant Art page for more awesome art.

It's Official!: JJ Abrams Will Direct Star Wars VII

Lucasfilm and the Walt Disney Studios have officially confirmed that J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars VII and written by Michael Arndt. Bad Robot will also be on board as a co-production company under the Disney / Lucasfilm banner. Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg will be consulting on the project as well. With a release date of 2015, the pieces are coming together.

Just a thought, but with his history with working with Abrams, I wonder if Michael Giacchino will be brought in on for the soundtrack or will John Williams be brought back?!

From the Lucasfilm press release:
“It’s very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie,” said Kennedy. “J.J. is the perfect director to helm this. Beyond having such great instincts as a filmmaker, he has an intuitive understanding of this franchise. He understands the essence of the Star Wars experience, and will bring that talent to create an unforgettable motion picture.”
George Lucas went on to say “I’ve consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller.  He’s an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn’t be in better hands.”
“To be a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, to collaborate with Kathy Kennedy and this remarkable group of people, is an absolute honour,” J.J. Abrams said. “I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid.”
And from the Disney press release:
Abrams and his production company Bad Robot have a proven track record of blockbuster movies that feature complex action, heartfelt drama, iconic heroes and fantastic production values with such credits as Star Trek, Super 8, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, and this year’s Star Trek Into Darkness. Abrams has worked with Lucasfilm’s preeminent postproduction facilities, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, on all of the feature films he has directed, beginning with Mission: Impossible III. He also created or co-created such acclaimed television series as Felicity, Alias, Lost and Fringe.

Friday, January 25, 2013

New Comic From Becky Cloonan Coming Soon

I really enjoyed her previous mini comics, The Mire and Wolves, and now Becky Cloonan has posted a teaser that she has a new mini comic coming later this year! I can't wait to read this!

You can buy her previous comics physically here, and digitally here.


Interview with 'Mass Effect 3' Composer Sam Hulick

NBCNews.com's Todd Kenreck interviews composer Sam Hulick about his favorite songs from the 'Mass Effect 3' soundtrack and how it felt to end the series.
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Cool Art: 'Princess Mononoke' by Joe Wilson

This 'Princess Mononoke' variant will be available at Joe's online store and on Print Club London's website either this week or next. The poster will be a very limited edition of 40 copies and will cost in the region of £50 (approximately $79).

For when the print will be available, follow @joe_wilson and @printclublondon on Twitter.
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Short Film: 'Overview' by Planetary Collective

On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.

The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.
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New Character Posters For 'OZ: The Great And Powerful'

New character posters have popped up for Disney's 'OZ: The Great And Powerful' featuring James Franco as Oz, Rachel Weisz as Evanora, Mila Kunis as Theodora and Michelle Williams as Glinda.

'OZ: The Great And Powerful' is out in cinemas March 8.

Check them all out below.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Webcomic: 'Perils On Planet X'

I love my pulp science fiction and this could be a webcomic to watch out for if you're a fan too!

'Perils On Planet X', written by Christopher Mills and illustrated by Gene Gonzales, is a swashbuckling adventure on a lost planet – classic space opera in the Edgar Rice Burroughs (John Carter) and Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon) mould, revived for a new millennium!

They plan to serialize the entire graphic novel (around a hundred pages or so) online, with a new page being posted every Friday, and then collect it in a print volume upon its completion.

Join Colonel Donovan Hawke of Terra as he travels through time and space to the ancient emerald world of Xylos – home of vicious reptilian predators, ruthless strato-pirates, beautiful princesses, and innumerable fantastic dangers!

The adventure begins on February 1st, 2013!

Cool Art: '2001 A Space Odyssey' by Jason Heatherly

A very simple yet very cool alternate poster for '2001: A Space Odyssey' by Jason Heatherly.
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Honest Trailers - Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull

Get Ready for George Lucas to ruin another legendary franchise as we join Indiana Jones on his quest to find aliens. Yeah, you read that right, aliens.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Kickstarter: 'Cities In The Sky - Science Fiction's Forgotten Visionaries'

If you read this blog or follow me on Twitter you'll find that I love my science fiction, and I discovered this Kickstarter project whilst on my daily news sweep.

Cities in the Sky: Science-Fiction’s Forgotten Visionaries is a Kickstarter funded documentary about the forgotten men and women who have contributed to science fiction, and uncover the origins of ideas we take for granted today. Such as; Aliens, The Internet, Cryogenics, Life extension technologies, Green technology, Robots, Equal Rights, Women in Key Political Positions, Space Travel and much, much more! The documentary will also include interviews with science fiction experts from entertainment, literature, and technology including people who worked on some of today's best known movies and television shows.

As they say:
"Writers like Verne and Wells get a lot of attention and they were no doubt great minds and visionaries, but a shocking number of other creative men and women stand largely unknown or forgotten; we deeply hope that we can help play a role in changing this situation!"

The Kickstarter project closes on February 6; take a look at the Kickstarter page and consider making a pledge. For sci-fi fans, this film could open up a whole new world!

Check out the video for more.

Cool Art: 'The Lord Of The Rings' Posters by Mondo

Mondo have two new awesome 'The Lord Of The Rings' posters released tomorrow. 'Precious Cargo' by  Paolo Rivera and 'Servants of Sauron' by Mike Sutfin. You can take a look at the detail on Mike Sutfin's prints over on Mondo's blog.

Follow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Thursday, January 24th.

Check out the posters below.

'Precious Cargo' by Paolo Rivera
24"x36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 330. $50

How 'Return Of The Jedi' Should've Ended

The Trilogy is complete! Enjoy HISHE's take on the final episode of the Star Wars saga, Return of the Jedi.

Short Animation: 'Exodus' by Potemkin

Potemkin notes:
"This low poly semi-epic child hood tribute space saga called EXODUS was born when Peder Norrby asked us to make a short film using Trapcode MIR. We accepted the challenge, made up a multi part narrative and went to work, letting the plugin affect both our creative, narrative and technical results.

This is the first part of a space epic, establishing the protagonists and a fragment of the universe as well as the timeline in which EXODUS takes place."

Music and visuals by Magnus Östergren
Production management by Thomas Oger
Produced by POTEMKIN
Commissioned by TRAPCODE / Peder Norrby

Short Animation: 'Paper Age' by Ken Ottman

A paper dinosaur stalks its territory, the king of its own paper jungle. However, it eventually meets a new and different kind of beast altogether.
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2012 Internet Movie Poster Awards

IMPAwards have published their awards for the best movie posters from 2012.

Split into various genres and categories, they list the winners and nominees from each - along with a quick explanation of why they went with the winner, culminating in what they think is the best movie poster of 2012.

Good to see some love for some decent movie posters and originality too, considering that most posters from Hollywood these days are awful generic clichéd rubbish.

Go here to see the full list of winners.

Cool Art: 'The Timeline Of The One Ring' by Emil Johansson

Emil Johansson has created a timeline of events showing the the Ring’s path and location during various events in Middle Earth history.

Check out his website, 'LOTRProject', where the goal is to "explore the world of Tolkien through creative projects." And very thorough it is too!
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

'The Elder Scrolls Online' Cinematic Trailer

Here's the epic cinematic trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online called 'The Alliances'. Where three alliances – the Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant, and Ebonheart Pact – square off for control of The Imperial City.

The trailer has been released to celebrate the opening of beta sign-ups at eldersrollsonline.com. Fill out the form for the chance to be among the first in the world to play one of this year’s most anticipated MMOs.
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Classic 'Doctor Who' Anime by Paul Johnson

Not new, but worth a watch. Jon Pertwee's classic Doctor Who in Japan using extracts from 'Revelation Of The Daleks'.



The art and animation was done by Paul Johnson, who is also behind the brilliant Tie Fighter Attack anime below.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Disney Has Asked Drew Struzan To Do The Posters For The New Star Wars Film

Even though he retired from the illustrating game in 2008, and despite doing the odd print here or there, Disney has asked Drew Struzan about producing the posters for the new Star Wars movies!

In an interview with Fanhattan, he says that Disney have made a couple of calls and that he hasn't ruled out the possibility:

"If the opportunity arises, it will be a real temptation. But it’s going to have to be a real temptation to get me away from my wife and my little grandkids and my family. Away from the green trees and the blue skies for a change instead of just locked in the studio. But, you know, never say never. All things are possible."

I'm hoping he is persuaded to come out of retirement and we get to see his poster art for Star Wars again. I love his art and can't recommend his art book 'Drew Struzan: Oeuvre' enough. Be good to see some posters where they are works of art instead of the generic photoshopped posters we see today too!

Take a look at some of Drew Struzan's previous Star Wars illustrations below.

Cool Art: 'Game Of Thrones' Stark Family Portraits by Tracie Ching

Check out this set of portraits of the Stark family from 'Game Of Thrones' by Tracie Ching.
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New 'Game Of Thrones' Season 3 Promo: Invitation To The Set

Game Of Thrones returns on March 31 on HBO in the US, and to Sky Atlantic on April 1 in the UK.
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Sunday, January 20, 2013

New TV Spot Trailer For Tom Cruise Sci-Fi Movie 'Oblivion'

On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man's confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.

'Oblivion' stars Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau , Melissa Leo.

'Oblivion' is out in cinemas April 12.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Cool Art: 'Compliance' by Paul Ainsworth

Check out this 'Flight Of The Navigator' inspired print by Paul Ainsworth. The print is a 12 x 24 Glicee, numbered and in a limited edition of 20 on 300gsm fine art paper. It's yours for $40 at the Bottleneck Gallery website.

'Man Of Bricks' Lego'd 'Man Of Steel' Trailer

The 'Man Of Steel' second trailer Legofied by Antonio Toscano, Andrea Toscano, Francesco Patanè.
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Cool Art: 'Wizard Of Oz' Travel Posters by Steve Thomas

Check out this set of four 'Wizard Of Oz' inspired travel posters by Steve Thomas.

Each poster is a 16 x 24 Giclee on archival paper, in a limited edition of 50 and are signed and numbered. You can pre-order these prints - $48 each or $154 for the set of four. Please allow up to 3 weeks from now for delivery.

You can buy them here.

Cool Art: 'Message In the Bottle' by Marguerite Sauvage

'Message In The Bottle' by Marguerite Sauvage is part of a new gallery show at the Light Grey Lab Gallery titled "Message in the Bottle" opening on January 25 in Minneapolis, US.

"Message In The Bottle" features the work of over 40 international artists and is all about cryptic messages, hidden secrets, ancient illusions! The exhibition will feature a limited edition print for those people that are the first to find the hidden images in the pieces, an interactive decoding piece, and walls and walls of art containing intimate secrets and mesmerizing detail!
You can see and buy the art here.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Cool Art: 'Fionna & Cake' by Glen Brogan

A cheeky illustration of Fionna and Cake from 'Adventure Time' by Glen Brogan.


Cool Art: 'Battlestar Galactica' 35th Anniversary Posters by Sublevel Studios

Check out these Battlestar Galactica 35th anniversary posters by Sublevel Studios featuring the classic Cylon Centurion and Battlestar Viper pilot from the original series. Can't believe it's been 35 years!!
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StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson: 'Curiosity Mars Rover'

Neil deGrasse Tyson & co-host Eugene Mirman are joined by Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Silverman and astrobiologist David Grinspoon at the Bell House in Brookyn to discuss the the Curiosity Mars Rover and the exploration of Mars.


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Behind the Magic: The Visual Effects of 'The Avengers'

Watch this showcase reel for some of ILM's Oscar nominated effects work for the 2012 hit film, "Marvel's The Avengers".The reel represents a small fraction of the work created by over 200 ILM artists, scientists, and engineers backed up by a world class production team.

The stop motion animations which open and close the reel were done the old fashioned way - by hand, one frame at a time. They were crafted by ILM's stop motion guru, Erik Dillinger specifically for this reel.

Cool Art: 'The Incredibles' by Robert McGinnis

Brad Bird just tweeted this out! Cool unreleased hand-painted 'The Incredibles' poster by the legendary Robert McGinnis.
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

How The Hobbit Should've Ended!

The Art of the Guillotine: Editing 'Blade Runner'


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The Batman Chronicles - Web Series on Indiegogo

Here's a trailer for a new web series that's looking for funding on Indiegogo.

'The Batman Chronicles' is new fan-made (non-profit) web series chronicling the adventures of a young Bruce Wayne, exploring his struggle to clean up the streets of Gotham City. They want the series to be a realization true to the comic books. Dark and gritty, but not afraid to stay true to the source material.

For more information, go their Indiegogo page or visit their Facebook page.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cool Art: 'The Gallifreyan 7500 Year Perpetual Calendar' by Russell Walks

This BBC approved and licensed print by Russell Walks measures 24"x36" and will be available to buy from March 15 for $30 here.

Cool Art: 'Jaws' & 'ET' by Mondo

Tomorrow is Steven Spielberg day at Mondo, as they are releasing two posters inspired by two of his classic films.

The two posters are 'Jaws' by Laurent Durieux and 'ET - The Extra-Terrestial' by Mike Mitchell. Laurent's 'Jaws' is a 24"x36" screen print, hand numbered and in a limited edition of 525, costing $60. Mike's 'ET' print is a 36"x24" screen print, hand numbered and in an edition of 475, costing $45.

You can see detail photos of 'Jaws' over on Mondo's blog.

Follow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Thursday, January 17th.

Check out both posters below.

'Jaws' by Laurent Durieux
'ET - The Extra-Terrestial' by Mike Mitchell

Adventure Time Heraldic Shields by Pierluigi Caputo

These Adventure Time inspired heraldic shields by Pierluigi Caputo, definitely match the character and personality.

Check out his Deviant Art page for more art and the rest of the set below.
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Ask 'Axe Cop'

While we wait for the Axe Cop series to premiere in July, ADHD decided to animate one of their favorite parts of the Axe Cop comic, with a very appropriately timed question from their friend Keith! Happy inauguration!
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Darth Vader Voiced By Schwarzenegger

Dubbed Darth Vader shenanigans.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cool Art: 'The Double Horror of Fenley Place' by Tracie Ching

'The Double Horror of Fenley Place' by Tracie Ching is part of the Gallery1988 (Melrose) collaboration with Hello Giggles, the popular website and entertainment destination for smart, independent and creative females, for their new exhibition.

The exhibition is titled, “Young Adult,” and will feature an all-female artist line-up, with each piece inspired by the teen-focused literature from the 80′s and 90′s.

The show will feature roughly 60 artists and will open on February 2 from 7-10pm, with a public reception. The show will run through February 23.
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'The Double Horror of Fenley Place' by Tracie Ching

Cool Art: Pop Culture Art Nouveau by Jeff Langevin

Regular readers of this blog know that I have a penchant for pop culture art, I also love vintage art as well, especially art nouveau. And when the two come together, even better!

Take a peek at these art nouveau inspired prints from Jeff Langevin, and the good news is that you can buy these prints at his Etsy store as well some more very cool artwork!

Check them out below, plus his cool print for The Hobbit.

Peach Nouveau by Jeff Langevin

"Which Witch Is Which?": New TV Spot For 'OZ The Great And Powerful'

'OZ: The Great And Powerful' is out in cinemas March 8.

Sneak Peek at Dreamworks Animation's 'The Croods'

A new sneak peek, tv spot trailer thing for the upcoming Dreamworks Animation film, 'The Croods'.

'The Croods' stars Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Carl Duke and Cloris Leachman and is out in cinemas March 22.

New Trailer For Upcoming Syfy Show 'Defiance'

Here's hoping this new sci-fi show survives it's first season on Syfy when it debuts in April. That there's a third-person perspective MMO game that runs inconjunction with the series will hopefully help it along.
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Short Film: 'Noon' by Kasra Farahani

I've previously posted the teaser trailer for 'Noon', a sci-fi short film, and now here is the completed short, which is in fact scene 3 from a completed feature screenplay by Kasra Farahani and Ari Bilow.

Check the Noon website and their Facebook page for more.

Synopsis:
2275 - Two hundred years after a nuclear mining disaster caused irreversible damage to earth, where the Sun no longer moves through the sky. In a massive, militarized immigration checkpoint, profit is pitted against morality as Gray struggles to reconcile his greed with his grudging impulse to protect an innocent girl.

The Geeky Nerfherder On Social Media

The Geeky Nerfherder is on almost all major social media sites on the Web. So if you’re not already following me via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Google Plus, here are the links to my profiles on each of these sites:
If you’ve got an account on any of these sites, feel free to add me, I’d be honoured! Thanks guys!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Cool Art: 'Mondo Gallery' Prints by Craig Drake

Here are several prints by Craig Drake that were showcased at the Mondo Gallery in Austin Texas in September last year.

Featuring pieces from 'Alien', 'Blade Runner', 'Kill Bill', 'Metropolis', 'Escape From New York', 'The Bride of Frankenstein' and 'Black Swan', check them out below.

'Ripley' by Craig Drake

Short Film: 'Malaria' by Edson Oda

'Malaria' by tells the story of Fabiano, a young Mercenary who is hired to kill Death.

This short film combines Origami, Kirigami, Time lapse, nankin illustration, Comic Books and Western Cinema.

Community Season 4 Sneak Peek: The Hunger Deans

Community returns Thursday, February 7 at 8/7c in the US on NBC.

Cool Art: Doctor Who / Disney Fairy Tale Mash Ups by Karen Hallion

Check out these Doctor Who / Disney fairy tale mash ups from Karen Hallion.

Her next mash ups, according to her Facebook page, will feature Alice In Wonderland and Mulan, look forward to seeing those.

You can buy these at her Etsy store, and do take a peek at her Deviant Art page for more awesome art.

Check out the rest of the set so far below.

'Come Away With Me' by Karen Hallion

Cool Art: 'Gizmos & Gadgets' by Bottleneck Gallery

Bottleneck Gallery’s newest show focuses on the material items made popular by your favorite movies, television shows and books. Each artist will present a piece depicting a Gizmo or Gadget that has shaped our culture in some way, shape or form.

Online sale Saturday, January 19th 12pm EST (9am PST).



Take a peek below at some of the art.
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Sunday, January 13, 2013

LIVE ACTION Toy Story!

Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrotta started the project, a shot-for-shot recreation of the original Toy Story using live actors and toys, back in June of 2010, when they were just 17 and 18 respectively. They began by making clips without any intention of making the remaking the whole film. Eventually, their clips became popular enough—and their technique improved enough—that they committed to doing the whole entire movie in September of 2011. And now, a full two and a half years after they started, the finished product is here. They even actually made their way out to Pixar HQ last week and apparently got the OK to go ahead with the project.

Check out their full live action version of Toy Story below.
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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Cool Art; The Black Keys' Australia & New Zealand Tour Posters By Rhys Cooper

I think these look stunning, especially loving the art nouveau poster!!

Rhys Cooper's The Black Keys posters from their recent Australia and New Zealand tour are up for sale at Beyond The Pale. These are 915 x 305 mm silkscreen prints on 250 gsm matte sandstone archival stock.

Check out the set of three posters below.
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“Art Nouveau”
6 Colour silkscreen 915 x 305 mm. Signed & numbered edition of 145

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Cool Art: 'Star Wars' Comic Covers by Alex Ross

Dark Horse Comics have a new series of Star Wars comics out now, written by Brian Wood and illustrated by Carlos D’Anda, with awesome covers by Alex Ross.

The series is billed as Star Wars as you remember it . . . and as you have never seen it before! Taking you back to those heady, adventure-filled days following the destruction of the Death Star—when the Empire ruled, the Rebels were on the run, and the galaxy was a dangerous place where anything might happen!

Go here for a three page preview of the first issue.

And here are previews of the cover art from the first three issues by Alex Ross. The force is strong with these and you'll want to embiggen these beauties!