Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cool Art: 'Eyes On The Road' by Vlad Rodriguez

The 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' inspired 'Eyes On The Road' by Vlad Rodriguez is a gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks.

Go here to buy.


Cool Art: 'Agents Of SHIELD: Scars' by Marguerite Sauvage

'Agents Of SHIELD' poster for the episode 'Scars' by Marguerite Sauvage.




Cool Art: 'Black Widow' by Rhys Cooper

'Black Widow' by Rhys Cooper, part of the 'Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron Art Showcase' presented by Hero Complex Gallery.

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Cool Art: 'Dreamcatcher' by Cezar Brandao

'Dreamcatcher' by Cezar Brandao, is a new limited edition print release from The People's Print Shop.

It's a 16" x 20" fine art giclée print in a hand numbered limited edition of 40 and costs $39.95.

Go here to buy.





#FantasyArtThursday: Art by Luis Royo

Art by Luis Royo, from the book 'Dead Moon'.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cool Art: 'Japanese Robots' by Shinji Kimura & Walter Pezzali

'Japanese Robots' by Shinji Kimura & Walter Pezzali, is a new officially licensed limited print release by Bottleneck Gallery.

To find out more about Walter Pezzali's toy collaborations, check out 'Futuristic Robots'.

Each print is a 22" x 17" giclée on velvet fine art paper and numbered in a limited edition of 50 for $40.

Go here to buy.

'Virgile'
'Frigo'
'Essel'
'Aeise'

New UK Print House 'Vice Press' To Produce Officially Licensed Prints From 2000AD Comic

Established by artist Matt Ferguson and James Henshaw, Vice Press is a new UK based print house focused on producing fully licensed artwork and screen printed posters featuring primarily British and European properties from movies, television and literature, and they will be working with both up and coming and well known artists from around the world to produce new and distinctive works of art.

Their first licensing agreement is with with Rebellion for an ongoing series of limited edition, original art and screen-printed posters featuring characters and titles from the pages of the galaxy’s greatest comic, 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Megazine. Characters such as Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Rogue Trooper and many more will be faithfully rendered in limited edition, collectible pieces of artwork by some of the best artists, designers and illustrators working today.

And to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of 2000 AD in 2017, Vice Press will also be releasing in a limited edition art book featuring reproductions of much of the artwork released.

Follow them on Twitter @vicepressnews and on Facebook plus sign up to their mailing list at their website for news on future releases and more.

#WhelanWednesday: 'Red As Blood' by Michael Whelan

Cover art by Michael Whelan for the novel 'Red As Blood' by Tanith Lee.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cool Art: 'Phosphorescent' by Charlie Bowater

'Phosphorescent' by Charlie Bowater.

It's an A3 (11.7" x 16.5") print on 270 gsm Satin Fine Art Paper, in a hand signed and numbered limited edition of 50 and costs £55. The current digital signature will not present on the final print.



Cool Art: PangeaSeed presents 'The Furthest Depths' by Dan Mumford

PangeaSeed presents 'The Furthest Depths' by Dan Mumford, part of their 'Tales from the Deep: Stories, Myths & Monsters' print series - a print suite for 2015 to help save our seas that celebrates our relationship and fascination with oceans as portrayed in popular culture.

'The Furthest Depths', inspired by the Kraken, is a 18" x 24" 6 colour silkscreen print on heavy 300gsm paper stock, and is available in three colourways; azul (blue), crimson (red) and kelp (green). Each is in a signed and numbered limited edition of 40 and cost $55.

Go here to buy

For more information on how you can help save our seas, please visit PangeaSeed.org.

Azul Edition
Crimson Edition
Kelp Edition

Cool Art: 'Dark Wings, Dark Words' by Kelly McKernan

The 'Game Of Thrones' inspired 'Dark Wings, Dark Words' by Kelly McKernan, is part of the 'Idiot Box' art exhibition, an art show tribute to the greatest TV has to offer, hosted by Gallery1988, and features paintings, prints, sculptures and plush.

Opening reception is on Friday May 1 from 7-10pm at Gallery1988 (West), 7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90046.

Cool Art: New 'Jacques Tati' Prints by Tom Whalen & David Merveille For Nautilus Art Prints

Following the recent release of Jacques Tati’s 'François à l’Américaine', by Laurent Durieux, Nautilus Art Prints, in collaboration with Les Films de Mon Oncle, presents the next two screen prints in this great Tati series: 'Mon Oncle', by Tom Whalen and 'Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot' by David Merveille.

'Mr Hulot', Jacques Tati’s second self, is one of the most endearing characters of 20th century cinema and 60 years after his debut on the big screen it is still easy to connect with him. With a constantly changing society, rapidly advancing technologies how can we, like him, not feel completely giddy?

Both sets are 24" x 36" 7 colour screenprints. Tom Whalen's 'Mon Oncle' prints are in a numbered limited edition of 150 for €50/$56 in the regular and in a limited edition of 58 for €75/$84 for the variant. David Merveille's 'Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot' prints are in a signed and numbered limited edition 150 for €50/$56 in the regular and in a limited edition of 53 for €75/$84 for the variant.

All prints will be available from Friday May 1 at 7pm (UK+1).

Go here to buy.

'Mon Oncle' (Regular Edition) by Tom Whalen

Cool Art: 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' by Grzegorz Domaradzki

'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' by Grzegorz Domaradzki, is a new print release from Grey Matter Art commemorating the 40th Anniversary for the classic horror film. It's also the third in a series of officially licensed posters of the film from four different artists - Florian BertmerJason Edmiston, and Francesco Francavilla.

It is a 24" x 36" screenprint, with the regular edition in a limited edition of 150 for $50, a variant edition in a limited edition of 100 for $65 and a special foil edition in a limited run of 75 for $115.

They go on sale Thursday April 30 at a random time between 1-2pm EST. Follow them on Twitter @greymatterart and on Facebook for the on sale announcement.

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition
Foil Edition

#VallejoTuesday: 'Mistress Of The Volcano' by Boris Vallejo


Monday, April 27, 2015

Cool Art: 'Three Flavours' by Doaly

'Three Flavours' by Doaly, inspired by the 'Three Cornetto Trilogy' - 'Shaun Of The Dead', 'Hot Fuzz' and 'The World's End', is a new limited edition screenprint release from Cult Collective.

It's an 18" x 24" 6 colour screenprint on 100 Cougar White in a limited edition of 50 for £20 and comes with three 120mm x120mm art cards.

It goes on sale Wednesday April 29 at 5pm UK.

Go here to buy.


Cool Art: 'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One' v2 by Ben Oliver

'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One' v2 by Ben Oliver.


Cool Art: 'Star Wars Planets' by Justin van Genderen

'Star Wars Planets' by Justin van Genderen, were originally printed over three years ago and have long since sold out. Justin revisited these designs and added new life with varying textures, colour variants, metallic inks, and interesting embellishments.

They were available exclusively at C2E2 in Chicago last weekend at the Galerie F booth, and now they have a set of four designs available as prints.

They are 16" x 24" prints, each in a signed and numbered limited edition of 60 and cost $45. There are also metallic variants (in a limited edition of 30), and kraft variants (in a very limited edition of 5) editions of the prints.

They go on sale Monday April 27 at 2pm CDT.

Go here to buy.

Cool Art: 'DesertFest London 2015' by Malleus

This 'DesertFest London 2015' poster is a new limited edition print by Malleus.

It’s a 5 colour screenprint on cream paper in a hand signed and numbered limited edition of 253.

It goes on sale at a random time on Monday April 27. Follow Malleus on Twitter @MALLEUSDELIC for the on sale announcement.

Go here to buy.


#McQuarrieMonday: 'Star Wars' Art by Ralph McQuarrie

Art by Ralph McQuarrie from the 1995 Mos Eisley Cantina Pop-up Book.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cool Art: 'Siren I, II & III' by Phil Noto

'Siren I, II & III' by Phil Noto, is part of 'Triumvirate', an art show hosted by Gauntlet Gallery, where each artist produced a set of three works to be viewed as a mini-series, allowing each work to stand alone while at the same time carrying a conceptual connection to each other. The display, determined by the artists, will vividly show the independence and relationship among the set.

The show opens Saturday April 25 from 7.30-10pm and will be on display until May 16.

'Siren I' by Phil Noto
'Siren II' by Phil Noto
'Siren III' by Phil Noto

Cool Art: 'Once Upon A Time No More' by Mimi Yoon

The 'Snow White' inspired 'Once Upon A Time No More' by Mimi Yoon, was part of 'Glass, Cinder and Thorns III', an all-women, fairy-tale inspired group art show hosted at Inner State Gallery in collaboration with 1xRun.

It's an 18" x 24" Archival Pigment Print on 310gsm Museum Natural Fine Art Paper in a limited edition of 100 for $100. It's also available as a 20" x 26.5" Archival Pigment Print on Canvas Gallery Wrap in a limited edition of 25 for $300.

It goes on sale Friday April 24 at 12pm EST.

2015 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 2015 Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, given for creative achievement in American comic books, often referred to as the Comics Industry's equivalent of the Oscar Awards, 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 superheroes, to nursery rhymes and high school angst and pulp fiction.

The awards will be presented in a special ceremony Friday July 10 during this year's San Diego Comic-Con

The Nominees:

Best Short Story
  • 
“Beginning’s End,” by Rina Ayuyang, muthamagazine.com
  • “Corpse on the Imjin!” by Peter Kuper, in Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World (Simon & Schuster)
  • 
“Rule Number One,” by Lee Bermejo, in Batman Black and White #3 (DC)
  • “The Sound of One Hand Clapping,” by Max Landis & Jock, in Adventures of Superman #14 (DC)
  • “When the Darkness Presses,” by Emily Carroll, http://emcarroll.com/comics/darkness/

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

  • 
Astro City #16: “Wish I May” by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson (Vertigo/DC)
  • Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, by Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)
  • 
Madman in Your Face 3D Special, by Mike Allred (Image)
  • 
Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1 (Marvel)
  • 
The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1, by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely (DC)

Best Continuing Series

  • 
Astro City, by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson (Vertigo/DC)
  • 
Bandette, by Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain)
  • 
Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction & David Aja (Marvel)
  • 
Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Image)
  • 
Southern Bastards, by Jason Aaron & Jason Latour (Image)
  • The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, & Stefano Gaudiano (Image/Skybound)

Best Limited Series

  • 
Daredevil: Road Warrior, by Mark Waid & Peter Krause (Marvel Infinite Comics)
  • 
Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, by Eric Shanower & Garbriel Rodriguez (IDW)
  • 
The Multiversity, by Grant Morrison et al. (DC)
  • 
The Private Eye, by Brian K. Vaughan & Marcos Martin (Panel Syndicate)
  • 
The Sandman: Overture, by Neil Gaiman & J. H. Williams III (Vertigo/DC)

Best New Series

  • 
The Fade Out, by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips (Image)
  • 
Lumberjanes, by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box)
  • 
Ms. Marvel, by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona (Marvel)
  • 
Rocket Raccoon, by Skottie Young (Marvel)
  • The Wicked + The Divine, by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie (Image)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)

  • 
BirdCatDog, by Lee Nordling & Meritxell Bosch (Lerner/Graphic Universe)
  • 
A Cat Named Tim And Other Stories, by John Martz (Koyama Press)
  • 
Hello Kitty, Hello 40: A Celebration in 40 Stories, edited by Traci N. Todd & Elizabeth Kawasaki (VIZ)
  • 
Mermin, Book 3: Deep Dives, by Joey Weiser (Oni)
  • The Zoo Box, by Ariel Cohn & Aron Nels Steinke (First Second)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)

  • 
Batman Li’l Gotham, vol. 2, by Derek Fridolfs & Dustin Nguyen (DC)
  • 
El Deafo, by Cece Bell (Amulet/Abrams)
  • 
I Was the Cat, by Paul Tobin & Benjamin Dewey (Oni)
  • 
Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, by Eric Shanower & Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
  • 
Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse, by Art Baltazar & Franco (DC)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)

  • 
Doomboy, by Tony Sandoval (Magnetic Press)
  • 
The Dumbest Idea Ever, by Jimmy Gownley (Graphix/Scholastic)
  • 
Lumberjanes, by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box)
  • 
Meteor Men, by Jeff Parker & Sandy Jarrell (Oni)
  • 
The Shadow Hero, by Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew (First Second)
  • 
The Wrenchies, by Farel Dalrymple (First Second)

Best Humour Publication

  • 
The Complete Cul de Sac, by Richard Thompson (Andrews McMeel)
  • 
Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. by Jim Benton (NBM)
  • 
Groo vs Conan, by Sergio Aragonés, Mark Evanier, & Tom Yeates (Dark Horse)
  • 
Rocket Raccoon, by Skottie Young (Marvel)
  • 
Superior Foes of Spider-Man, by Nick Spencer & Steve Lieber (Marvel)

Best Digital/Web Comic


Best Anthology

  • 
In the Dark: A Horror Anthology, edited by Rachel Deering (Tiny Behemoth Press/IDW)
  • Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, edited by Josh O’Neill, Andrew Carl, & Chris Stevens (Locust Moon)
  • Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It, edited by Ann Ishii, Chip Kidd, & Graham Kolbeins (Fantagraphics)
  • Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World, edited by Monte Beauchamp (Simon & Schuster)
  • To End All Wars: The Graphic Anthology of The First World War, edited by Jonathan Clode & John Stuart Clark (Soaring Penguin)

Best Reality-Based Work

  • 
Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast (Bloomsbury)
  • 
Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories, by MariNaomi (2d Cloud/Uncivilized Books)
  • 
El Deafo, by Cece Bell (Amulet/Abrams)
  • 
Hip Hop Family Tree, vol. 2, by Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics)
  • 
Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood, by Nathan Hale (Abrams)
  • 
To End All Wars: The Graphic Anthology of The First World War, edited by Jonathan Clode & John Stuart Clark (Soaring Penguin)

Best Graphic Album—New

  • The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, by Stephen Collins (Picador)
  • Here, by Richard McGuire (Pantheon)
  • 
Kill My Mother, by Jules Feiffer (Liveright)
  • 
The Motherless Oven, by Rob Davis (SelfMadeHero)
  • 
Seconds, by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Ballantine Books)
  • 
This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki (First Second)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint

  • 
Dave Dorman’s Wasted Lands Omnibus (Magnetic Press)
  • 
How to Be Happy, by Eleanor Davis (Fantagraphics)
  • 
Jim, by Jim Woodring (Fantagraphics)
  • 
Sock Monkey Treasury, by Tony Millionaire (Fantagraphics)
  • 
Through the Woods, by Emily Carroll (McElderry Books)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips (at least 20 years old)

  • Winsor McCay’s Complete Little Nemo, edited by Alexander Braun (TASCHEN)
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan: The Sunday Comics, 1933–1935, by Hal Foster, edited by Brendan Wright (Dark Horse)
  • Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition, by Tove Jansson, edited by Tom Devlin (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • 
Pogo, vol. 3: Evidence to the Contrary, by Walt Kelly, edited by Carolyn Kelly & Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)
  • 
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse, vols. 5-6, by Floyd Gottfredson, edited by David Gerstein & Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books (at least 20 Years Old)

  • 
The Complete ZAP Comix Box Set, edited by Gary Groth, with Mike Catron (Fantagraphics)
  • 
Steranko Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
  • Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Trail of the Unicorn, by Carl Barks, edited by Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)
  • 
Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Son of the Son, by Don Rosa, edited by David Gerstein (Fantagraphics)
  • Walt Kelly’s Pogo: The Complete Dell Comics, vols. 1–2, edited by Daniel Herman (Hermes)
  • Witzend, by Wallace Wood et al., edited by Gary Groth, with Mike Catron (Fantagraphics)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material

  • 
Beautiful Darkness, by Fabien Vehlmann & Kerascoët (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • 
Blacksad: Amarillo, by Juan Díaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido (Dark Horse)
  • 
Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn, by Hugo Pratt (IDW/Euro Comics)
  • 
Jaybird, by Lauri & Jaakko Ahonen (Dark Horse/SAF)
  • 
The Leaning Girl, by Benoît Peeters & François Schuiten (Alaxis Press)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia

  • 
All You Need Is Kill, by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Ryosuke Takeuchi, Takeshi Obata & yoshitoshi ABe (VIZ)
  • 
In Clothes Called Fat, by Moyoco Anno (Vertical)
  • 
Master Keaton, vol 1, by Naoki Urasawa, Hokusei Katsushika, & Takashi Nagasaki (VIZ)
  • 
One-Punch Man, by One & Yusuke Murata (VIZ)
  • 
Showa 1939–1955 and Showa 1944–1953: A History of Japan, by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • 
Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki, by Mamoru Hosoda & Yu (Yen Press)

Best Writer

  • 
Jason Aaron, Original Sin, Thor, Men of Wrath (Marvel); Southern Bastards (Image)
  • 
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Captain Marvel (Marvel); Pretty Deadly (Image)
  • 
Grant Morrison, The Multiversity (DC); Annihilator (Legendary Comics)
  • 
Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Image); Private Eye (Panel Syndicate)
  • 
G. Willow Wilson, Ms. Marvel (Marvel)
  • 
Gene Luen Yang, Avatar: The Last Airbender (Dark Horse); The Shadow Hero (First Second)

Best Writer/Artist

  • 
Sergio Aragonés, Sergio Aragonés Funnies (Bongo); Groo vs. Conan (Dark Horse)
  • 
Charles Burns, Sugar Skull (Pantheon)
  • 
Stephen Collins, The Giant Beard That Was Evil (Picador)
  • 
Richard McGuire, Here (Pantheon)
  • Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo: Senso, Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist (Dark Horse)
  • 
Raina Telgemeier, Sisters (Graphix/Scholastic)

Best Penciller/Inker

  • 
Adrian Alphona, Ms. Marvel (Marvel)
  • 
Mike Allred, Silver Surfer (Marvel); Madman in Your Face 3D Special (Image)
  • 
Frank Quitely, Multiversity (DC)
  • 
François Schuiten, The Leaning Girl (Alaxis Press)
  • 
Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)
  • 
Babs Tarr, Batgirl (DC)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)

  • 
Lauri & Jaakko Ahonen, Jaybird (Dark Horse)
  • 
Colleen Coover, Bandette (Monkeybrain)
  • 
Mike Del Mundo, Elektra (Marvel)
  • 
Juanjo Guarnido, Blacksad: Amarillo (Dark Horse)
  • 
J. H. Williams III, The Sandman: Overture (Vertigo/DC)

Best Cover Artist

  • 
Darwyn Cooke, DC Comics Darwyn Cooke Month Variant Covers (DC)
  • 
Mike Del Mundo, Elektra, X-Men: Legacy, A+X, Dexter, Dexter Down Under (Marvel)
  • 
Francesco Francavilla, Afterlife with Archie (Archie); Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight (Dark Horse); The Twilight Zone, Django/Zorro (Dynamite); X-Files (IDW)
  • 
Jamie McKelvie/Matthew Wilson, The Wicked + The Divine (Image); Ms. Marvel (Marvel)
  • 
Phil Noto, Black Widow (Marvel)
  • 
Alex Ross, Astro City (Vertigo/DC); Batman 66: The Lost Episode, Batman 66 Meets Green Hornet (DC/Dynamite)

Best Colouring

  • 
Laura Allred, Silver Surfer (Marvel); Madman in Your Face 3D Special (Image)
  • 
Nelson Daniel, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Judge Dredd, Wild Blue Yonder (IDW)
  • 
Lovern Kindzierski, The Graveyard Book, vols. 1-2 (Harper)
  • 
Matthew Petz, The Leg (Top Shelf)
  • 
Dave Stewart, Hellboy in Hell, BPRD, Abe Sapien, Baltimore, Lobster Johnson, Witchfinder, Shaolin Cowboy, Aliens: Fire and Stone, DHP (Dark Horse)
  • 
Matthew Wilson, Adventures of Superman (DC); The Wicked + The Divine (Image), Daredevil, Thor (Marvel)

Best Lettering

  • 
Joe Caramagna, Ms. Marvel, Daredevil (Marvel)
  • 
Todd Klein, Fables, The Sandman: Overture, The Unwritten (Vertigo/DC); Nemo: The Roses of Berlin (Top Shelf)
  • 
Max, Vapor (Fantagraphics)
  • 
Jack Morelli, Afterlife with Archie, Archie, Betty and Veronica, etc. (Archie)
  • 
Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo: Senso, Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist (Dark Horse)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism

  • 
Alter Ego, edited by Roy Thomas (TwoMorrows)
  • 
Comic Book Creator, edited by Jon B. Cooke (TwoMorrows)
  • 
Comic Book Resources, edited by Jonah Weiland, www.comicbookresources.com
  • 
Comics Alliance, edited by Andy Khouri, Caleb Goellner, Andrew Wheeler, & Joe Hughes, www.comicsalliance.com
  • 
tcj.com, edited by Dan Nadel & Timothy Hodler (Fantagraphics)

Best Comics-Related Book

  • 
Comics Through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas (4 vols.), edited by M. Keith Booker (ABC-CLIO)
  • 
Creeping Death from Neptune: The Life and Comics of Basil Wolverton, by Greg Sadowski (Fantagraphics)
  • 
Genius Animated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth, vol. 3, by Dean Mullaney & Bruce Canwell (IDW/LOAC)
  • 
What Fools These Mortals Be: The Story of Puck, by Michael Alexander Kahn & Richard Samuel West (IDW/LOAC)
  • 
75 Years of Marvel Comics: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen, by Roy Thomas & Josh Baker (TASCHEN)

Best Scholarly/Academic Work

  • 
American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion: The Superhero Afterlife, by A. David Lewis (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • 
Considering Watchmen: Poetics, Property, Politics, by Andrew Hoberek (Rutgers University Press)
  • 
Funnybooks: The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comic Books, by Michael Barrier (University of California Press)
  • 
Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews, edited by Sarah Lightman (McFarland)
  • 
The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay, by Thierry Smolderen, tr. by Bart Beaty & Nick Nguyen (University Press of Mississippi)
  • 
Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay, by Katherine Roeder (University Press of Mississippi)

Best Publication Design

  • 
Batman: Kelley Jones Gallery Edition, designed by Josh Beatman/Brainchild Studios (Graphitti/DC)
  • The Complete ZAP Comix Box Set, designed by Tony Ong (Fantagraphics)
  • 
Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, designed by Jim Rugg (Locust Moon)
  • 
Street View, designed by Pascal Rabate (NBM/Comics Lit)
  • 
Winsor McCay’s Complete Little Nemo, designed by Anna Tina Kessler (TASCHEN)

Cool Art: 'Grown Up Princess Mononoke' by Stanley Lau (Artgerm)

'Grown Up Princess Mononoke' by Stanley Lau (Artgerm)


#FantasyArtThursday: 'Black Angel' by Laura Sava

'Black Angel' by Laura Sava.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cool Art: 'Escape From New York' by Paul Shipper

'Escape From New York' by Paul Shipper, is a new limited edition print release from Hero Complex Gallery, in tandem with Shout Factory of their release of the Collector's Edition bluray of 'Escape From New York', for which this is the newly commissioned artwork.

It's a 24" x 36" giclée print in a limited edition of 250 costs $65.

Go here to buy the print from HCG.

Go here to buy the bluray from Shout Factory.


Cool Art: 'Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron Art Showcase' presented by Hero Complex Gallery

Hero Complex Gallery have announced the biggest pop-culture art event of the year to celebrate the biggest movie of the year!

From Friday April 24 and on display until May 17, the exhibition will showcase exclusive artwork from nearly 100 artists, including originals, sculptures, mega-metals and more, all inspired by Marvel’s 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'.

Opening Reception is on Friday April 24, 7-10pm at Hero Complex Gallery, 2020 South Robertson Blvd, Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90034, and, HCG are also giving away free custom collectible chocolate bars for opening night attendees while supplies last!

Follow the official Facebook event page or on Twitter @HeroComplexArt for more details.

Cool Art: 'Wild Things' by Leilani Bustamante

'Wild Things' by Leilani Bustamante, part of 'Storybook: An Art Journey Through Childhood's Best Remembered Stories' art exhibition that opens this weekend at Modern Eden Gallery.

Modern Eden Gallery presents the third curated exhibition by photojournalist Michael Cuffe, Editor in Chief of the international arts documagazine Warholian. The exhibition features over 65 artists from a range of styles and mediums to interpret beloved childhood narratives in their own unique styles, fantastically recreated with creative approaches and from adult perspectives.

The opening reception is on Saturday, April 25 from 6-10pm at Modern Eden Gallery, 801 Greenwich Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 with Exhibition Curator, Michael Cuffe and select participating artists also in attendance at the reception. The exhibition will be on display through May 9.


#WhelanWednesday: 'The Changeling Sea - Periwinkle' by Michael Whelan

'Periwinkle' by Michael Whelan, cover art for the novel 'The Changeling Sea' by Patricia A McKillip.





Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cool Art: 'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One' by Colin Morella

'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One' by Colin Morella.


Cool Art: 'Journey' by Mark Englert

'Journey' by Mark Englert, is a new limited edition print release from iam8bit, and is also the cover art for a special 2 x LP picture disc vinyl album of the 'Journey' video game soundtrack.

The print is a 36" x 12" 9 colour screenprint including pearlescent metallic inks, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 350 and costs $60.

The gatefold vinyl album, composed by Austin Wintory and cover art by Mark Englert, costs $35.

Pre-orders for the print and gatefold vinyl album open Thursday April 23 at 10am PDT.

Go here to buy the PRINT, and here for the VINYL ALBUM.

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