Monday, March 31, 2014

Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Cover Art: Rafael DeSoto

Continuing my look at the weird and wonderful illustrated cover art of the vintage Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror pulp magazines and paperback books. This week, a look at the art of Rafael DeSoto.

If you love vintage pulp cover art too, visit Pulp Covers and Galactic Central for lots more.

Cool Art: 'Blow Up' by Malleus

'Blow Up by Malleus is the next print in Dark City Gallery's 'British Cinema' poster series. It's available as a 19.5″ x 27.5” 6 colour signed and numbered screen print. The regular edition is in a limited edition of 100 and costs £40 and a variant version in an edition of 35 costs £65. They are on sale now.

Follow them on Twitter @darkcitygallery for future posters in the series.

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Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'Game Of Thrones' Banners Series 2 Wave 1 Prints by Rhys Cooper

'Game Of Thrones' Banners Series 2 Wave 1 prints by Rhys Cooper.

These are 12" x 38" 5 colour silkscreen prints on heavy 250gsm paper stock printed with metallic inks. They are each in signed and numbered limited editions of 200 and cost $40.

Matching numbers will be available for those buying a set or multiple prints from the series in the same transaction. They go on sale Wednesday April 2 (Australia time), Tuesday April 1 afternoon/night (USA)

Go here to buy.

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

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cool Art: 'The Prayer' by Magdalena Korzeniewska (aka Bubug)

'Game Of Thrones' inspired 'The Prayer' by Magdalena Korzeniewska (aka Bubug).


Cool Art: 'Prometheus / Aliens' Mural by David Palumbo

'Prometheus / Aliens' Mural' by David Palumbo, is a 24" x 48" oil on panel for Dark Horse Comics.
"This was a tremendously fun challenge which just made its debut at Emerald City Comic Con! It had to function both as an 8' by 20' mural for the Dark Horse booth at upcoming comic shows and also other promotional/print purposes with alternate croppings. I think that I can honestly say this was one of the most complex arrangements that I've ever created and was a joy to see it come together. Looking forward to seeing it fully enlarged at a future con this year!" - David Palumbo
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Friday, March 28, 2014

#FantasyArtFriday: 'The Ring Of Galadriel' by Grey & Tim Hildebrandt

Art by Greg and Tim Hildebrandt from the 1976 JRR Tolkien calendar.

Cool Art: FREE 'Doctor Who' Prints by Tim Doyle

As part of Nakatomi Inc's ongoing set of 'Doctor Who' portrait prints that they’re giving away for free with orders, this time it's the turn of Jon Petwee's and Peter Capaldi's Doctors by Tim Doyle.

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

Go to the Nakatomi store and buy a print to qualify for one of these free 'Doctor Who' prints.


#FrazettaFriday: 'City in the Sea' by Frank Frazetta

'Captain America: The First Avenger' Honest Trailer

This time, Screenjunkies give 'Captain America: The First Avenger' the Honest Trailer treatment.
Before "The Winter Soldier" hits theaters, revisit the first Captain America movie...which was really just a feature-length set-up for 'The Avengers'.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cool Art: 'The Raid 2' by Sam Gilbey

'The Raid 2' by Sam Gilbey is a poster to promote a special late night preview screening of Gareth Edwards' film at the Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton, London on April 4, to celebrate the 4th birthday of the Picturehouse Podcast.

Go here to buy tickets for the screening.


'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Teaser Trailer

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' is out in cinemas August 8 (US) and October 17 (UK).

Cool Art: 'Godzilla: Awakening' Cover Art by Arthur Adams

Legendary Comics presents 'Godzilla: Awakening', the official 80-page prequel graphic novel, set decades before the film. It's co-written by Max Borenstein (who also wrote the screenplay for 'Godzilla') and Greg Borenstein, and is illustrated by Eric Battle, Yvel Guichet, Alan Quah and Lee Loughridge, and features cover art by Arthur Adams.

'Godzilla: Awakening' is on sale May 7.


#KellyThursday: 'Marooned' by Ken Kelly

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

'Jurassic Park' T-Rex Chase Scene - Sweded

The 'Jurassic Park' T-Rex chase scene gets the Homemade Movies treatment.

As always you can check out the side by side comparison and the behind the scenes.

Cool Art: Blurppy's Poster Posse Project #7 - 'Godzilla' (Phase One)

Following on from their 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' poster project, cool blog Blurppy, have exclusively revealed their next awesome #PosterPosse project, and it's yet another monsterous collection of very cool art!

Head on over to Blurppy to see Phase One of some really awesome fan art for 'Godzilla' (which will be out in cinemas May 16), and check back tomorrow to see more in the second part of Blurppy's seventh poster project!

Check out a selection of them below.

by Paul Shipper

Cool Art: Olly Moss 'Star Wars' Original Trilogy Posters Now As An Animated Gif

The awesome 'Star Wars' original trilogy posters by Olly Moss, now in animated gif form!

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Review: 'The Martian' by Andy Weir

A great read. In the same vein as 'Castaway' and 'Gravity' if you want some idea of the story. 

I love the self depreciation and wise cracks from the protagonist, Mark Watney, which makes you root along for him in his survival on Mars, after being mistakenly left for dead after a brutal dust storm after only a few days in on a Mars mission.

The book unfolds as part of a mission log, with Watney continuing to log in, reporting his time on Mars. And being an astronaut, botanist and engineer, it does get technical at times, which is part of the charm! The book also switches viewpoints later on to the rest of the crew of mission on their way back to Earth as well as to Houston mission control and their efforts to save Watney.

It kind of read like a script in parts, so at least the book would lend well to the movie adaptation that has been rumoured. But still a very enjoyable read and recommended.

4.5/5

Cool Art: 'Adventure Time' by Mimi Yoon

'Adventure Time' by Mimi Yoon, from the forthcoming 'Adventure Time' poster book.


Cool Art: 'The Girl Who Waited' by Chrissie Zullo

'The Girl Who Waited' by Chrissie Zullo.


#VallejoTuesday: 'Tarzan And The Forbidden City' by Boris Vallejo

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

Monday, March 24, 2014

Cool Art: 'Welcome To The Jungle' by Randy Ortiz

This 'Cannibal Holocaust' inspired poster, 'Welcome To The Jungle' by Randy Ortiz is the debut limited edition screenprint from Grey Matter Art, a new officially licensed poster company, based in New York.

The prints are 24" x 36" with the Regular edition printed on French Paper Construction Grout Gray 100# Cover paper, in a limited edition of 250 for $45, and the Green Inferno Variant edition printed on Speckletone Cream 80# Cover paper, in a limited edition of 125 and costs $55. And while they do ship to most countries, this poster can only be sold in the US and Canada.

The prints go on sale at a random time between 1-2pm EST on Tuesday April 8. Follow them on Twitter @GreyMatterArt for the on sale announcement.

Regular Edition
Green Inferno Variant Edition

Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Cover Art: Walter Popp

Continuing my look at the weird and wonderful illustrated cover art of the vintage Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror pulp magazines and paperback books. This week, a look at the art of Walter Popp.

If you love vintage pulp cover art too, visit Pulp Covers and Galactic Central for lots more.

Cool Art: 'Original Star Wars Trilogy' by Daniele Rossini

'Original Star Wars Trilogy' by Daniele Rossini.


#McQuarrieMonday: 'Yoda' by Ralph McQuarrie

Also used as the poster for 'The Empire Strikes Back' audio drama radio series.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Cool Art: 'Journey To The Center of the Earth' by Laurent Durieux

'Journey To The Center of the Earth' by Laurent Durieux is the first print from Nautilus Art Prints, a Belgium based print store that publishes and sells carefully screenprinted, limited edition posters, that aim to re-interpret great moments of European popular culture.

This stunning poster is a 24″ x 36″ 9-colour screenprint, available in a Regular timed edition (for 72 hours) and costs $62, and a Variant limited edition of 90 for $90. Anyone who purchases an open edition print is entered to win the original ink of this image once the open edition sale period is over. Go here to see the original ink image.

EDIT:
These will go on sale Sunday March 30 at 1pm and will be available to buy for 72 hours from the Nautilus Art Prints Shop.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#StarWarsSaturday: 'The Empire Strikes Back' by Tom Jung

Original artwork for the re-release poster of 'The Empire Strikes Back' by Tom Jung.

Follow me on Instagram for more #StarWarsSaturday pics.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Cool Art: 'Luigi Mansion' by Guillaume Morellec

'Luigi Mansion' by Guillaume Morellec is an 18" x 24" screenprint that is part of Bottleneck Gallery's Glow-In-The-Dark art show 'When the Lights Go Out 2', which opens this Saturday (March 22) until April 9th.

All remaining prints from the opening night will be for sale online Sunday March 23.

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Cool Art: 'A Season Of Beautiful Deaths' by Robert M Ball

Each episode of 'Game Of Thrones' is being represented by an individual poster illustrated by Robert M Ball and is part of an official death-by-death countdown to the season 4 premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' on Sunday April 6 on HBO (or Monday April 7 on Sky Atlantic in the UK).

Check back at Beautiful Death for a new episode poster each day.

Cool Art: Galerie F presents 'Well Read' - A Solo Art Show by Tracie Ching

After a very successful Kickstarter campaign to help cover production costs, Galerie F presents 'Well Read', an art show from Tracie Ching showcasing her interpretations of literary classics. As well as prints, there will also be some custom-bound books and letterpress bookmarks.

The show opens March 28 and runs until April 11 at Galerie F, 2381 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL, with a portion of all proceeds from the show going to Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States.

Check out a preview of the art below.

Kickstarter Exclusive Regular Edition

#FantasyArtFriday: Hime II by Michael Chang Ting Yu

Hime II by Michael Chang Ting Yu.

Follow me on Instagram for more #FantasyArtFriday pics.

Metal Bookmarks Featuring Michael Whelan Art

Michael Whelan's gorgeous art is now available on officially licensed laser etched metal bookmarks from Geekograph.

Each bookmark is 8" x 2" and is made of aluminium and costs $9. The art featured is Michael's cover art and illustrations for 'A Memory Of Light' written by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, and book one and two of Brandon Sanderson's 'Stormlight Archive' fantasy series; 'The Way Of Kings' and 'Words Of Radiance'.

Go here and here to buy.


#FrazettaFriday: 'Danger Planet' by Frank Frazetta

Cover art by Frank Frazetta for the novel 'Danger Planet' by Brett Sterling.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Another New 'Godzilla' Poster

'Godzilla' is out in cinemas May 16.


Cool Art: 'New Eden' by Mark Englert

'New Eden' by Mark Englert, inspired by the Bioshock games, is a 30" x 20" 6 colour screenprint with a regular edition of 200 for $60 and a variant edition of 50 that costs $75.

It is part of Bottleneck Gallery's Glow-In-The-Dark art show 'When the Lights Go Out 2', which opens this Saturday (March 22) until April 9th.

All remaining prints from the opening night will be for sale online Sunday March 23.

New 'Game Of Thrones' S4 Trailer: 'Devil Inside'

'Game Of Thrones' is back on screens April 6 on HBO (US) and April 7 on Sky Atlantic (UK).

#KellyThursday: 'Savages Of Gor' by Ken Kelly

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

New Poster For 'Godzilla' & Cover Art For 'The Art Of Destruction' Book

'Godzilla' is in cinemas May 16.


Cool Art: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' IMAX Poster

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' is out in cinemas March 28 (UK) and April 4 (US).


Cool Art: 'Nosferatu' by Phantom City Creative

'Nosferatu' by Phantom City Creative is an 18” x 24” screen print, in a hand signed and numbered regular edition of 150 for $40 and in a variant edition of 75 for $65. The prints go on sale 2.30pm EST Thursday, March 20.


Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cool Art: 2015 George RR Martin 'A Song Of Ice And Fire' Calendar Cover Art by Donato Giancola

This is the cover art for the 2015 calendar of George RR Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' by multiple Hugo and Chesley Award winning artist, Donato Giancola. The twelve paintings of the calendar were inspired by the books, with Donato's interpretations of the characters and places.

This cover painting will be on display at the forthcoming Spectrum Fantastic Live 3 convention in Kansas City, May 9-11. A few of the preliminary and rough drawings created for the other months of the calendar will be on display as well as a teaser.

It goes on sale July 22 but you can pre-order the calendar here.


Cool Art: 'The Wind Rises' by Jack Bloom

Inspired by Hayao Miyazaki's last Studio Ghibli film, 'The Wind Rises' by Jack Bloom.


Cool Art: 'Are You Crazy... Is That Your Problem?' by Godmachine

The 'Big Trouble in Little China' inspired 'Are You Crazy... Is That Your Problem?' by Godmachine is an 18" x 24" 6 colour screenprint that is part of Bottleneck Gallery's Glow-In-The-Dark art show 'When the Lights Go Out 2', which opens this Saturday (March 22) until April 9th.

All remaining prints from the opening night will be for sale online Sunday March 23.
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Cool Art: Hero Complex Gallery presents 'King For A Day' - A Tribute To Stephen King

Hero Complex Gallery presents 'King For A Day', an art tribute to the works of Stephen King, including his novels, short stories, scripts, television shows and films.

by Sam Gilbey
A portion of the proceeds from this exhibition will benefit The Haven Foundation, Stephen King’s charity of choice, a non-profit service that serves to benefit freelance creators of all types who have found themselves unable to work due to disease or accident.


The show runs from March 21 until April 6 at Hero Complex Gallery, 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90034. The opening reception is on Friday, March 21 from 7-10pm and the online release will be live on Saturday March 22 around 1pm PST here.

Check out a preview of some of the art below.

by Paul Shipper

Cool Art: 'Captain America: Winter Soldier' by Orlando Arocena

'Captain America: Winter Soldier' by Orlando Arocena is a 17" x 23" giclée printed on matte enhanced 192 gsm paper, with Epson Ultra Chrome K3 inks. It's in a hand signed and numbered limited edition of 100 and costs $45.

Go here to buy.

#WhelanWednesday: 'The Dark Tower' Remarque by Michael Whelan

Remarque by Michael Whelan for 'The Dark Tower' by Stephen King.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

'Godzilla' International Trailer

'Godzilla' is out in cinemas May 16.

Cool Art: 'I’m Coming For You, You Son Of A Bitch' by Matt Ryan Tobin

'I’m Coming For You, You Son Of A Bitch' by Matt Ryan Tobin is part of the Bottleneck Gallery's 'When the Lights Go Out 2' special Glow in the Dark art show, that opens this Friday March 22 and runs until April 9th at their gallery on 60 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York 11249.

This 'Preacher' inspired poster is a 18” x 36 3 colour screen print with a glow in the dark layer. It's available in a numbered edition of 30, and online sales for this, and the other prints in the show, commence 9am PDT Sunday March 23 on the Bottleneck Gallery website.

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#VallejoTuesday: 'Mahars Of Pellucidar' by Boris Vallejo

Cover art by Boris Vallejo for the novel 'Mahars Of Pellucidar' by John Eric Holmes.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Cool Art: New Mondo Prints by Tom Whalen, Matt Taylor & Vania Zouravliov

To celebrate their US bluray releases, these prints by Tom Whalen, Matt Taylor and Vania Zouravliov will be available online at Mondo at a random time on Tuesday March 18.

Tom Whalen's 'Frozen' poster is a 24" x 36" screen print, in a hand numbered limited edition of 440 and costs $50. Matt Taylor's 'American Hustle' print is an 18″ x 24″ screen print, in a hand numbered limited edition of 325 and costs $45. Vania Zouravliov's 'The Hidden Fortress' print is available as an 18" x 24" screenprint in two flavours, a regular hand numbered limited edition of 165 for $45, and a hand numbered Japanese variant limited edition of 165 and costs $45.

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

'Frozen' by Tom Whalen

Cool Art: 'Illusory' by Kelly McKernan

Inspired by 'Pan's Labyrinth' and originally created for Gallery 1988's 7th annual "Crazy 4 Cult" show last year, 'Illusory' by Kelly McKernan is a $60 perk exclusively for her Indiegogo Studio Project. The project is hoping to raise $7500 to help fund extra studio space and there are some pretty cool perks as incentives for you to help fund this project, such as this print

This print will be 16" x 20" including a 1" white border and will come signed and is limited to up to 25 prints (the edition will be determined by the number picked up during this campaign). It will also include a certificate of authenticity.



Cool Art: 'The Truth About Power' by Chris Thornley (aka Raid71)

'The Truth About Power' by Chris Thornley (aka Raid71).

This 'Akira' inspired print is part of the Bottleneck Gallery Glow-in-the-Dark art show, 'When the Lights Go Out', that opens on Saturday March 22. It is a limited edition 6 colour screen print with metallic inks and a glow in the dark layer.

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