Monday, August 31, 2015

Cool Art: 'Northern Trails' by Casey Weldon

'Northern Trails' by Casey Weldon, is part of the 'LAX / LHR' art show, curated by Thinkspace Gallery, and hosted at StolenSpace in London, UK, featuring 12" x 12" and 32" x 32" works from over 130 local and international artists, and serves as a survey of the burgeoning New Contemporary Art Movement for art lovers in the United Kingdom, handpicked by two of the scene’s most respected galleries.

"With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people," - Thinkspace co-founder Andrew Hosner

Opening reception is Thursday September 3 6-10pm at StolenSpace, 17 Osborn Street, London, England, E1 6TD and is on display until October 4.


Cool Art: 'Nosferatu' by Timothy Pittides

'Nosferatu' by Timothy Pittides, is a new limited edition print release from Bottleneck Gallery.

It's an 18" x 24" screenprint, with the 'Dawn' edition on French Speckletone Kraft paper in a signed and numbered limited edition of 40 for $35, and the 'Dusk' edition on French Carbon Copy Krafttone paper with metallic silver inks, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 40 and costs $35.

They go on sale Wednesday September 2 at 12 noon EST.

Go here to buy.

'Nosferatu' (Dawn Edition)
'Nosferatu' (Dusk Edition)

Cool Art: 'Iron Man by Grzegorz Domaradzki (aka Gabz)

'Iron Man by Grzegorz Domaradzki (aka Gabz), is a new officially licensed Marvel print release from Grey Matter Art.

It's a 24" x 36" screenprint in a limited Regular edition of 225 for $50, a Variant in a limited edition of 175 for $70 and a gold foil edition in a limited run of 125 for $100.

They go on sale Wednesday September 2 at a random time between 1-2pm EST. Follow them on Twitter @greymatterart to get a jump on the drop. Also, follow them on Facebook and Instagram, and sign up to their website newsletter for all future news & information.

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition
Gold Foil Edition

Cool Art: Edgar Rice Burroughs' 'John Carter Of Mars' Cover Art by Ossi Hiekkala

Cover art by Ossi Hiekkala for the first six books of Edgar Rice Burroughs' 'John Carter Of Mars' / 'Barsoom' book series.

'A Princess Of Mars'

#McQuarrieMonday: 'Star Wars' Art by Ralph McQuarrie


Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Art Of . . . Anselmo Ballester

I've previously showcased a few of my favourite pop culture and vintage pulp artists, and each weekend I'll be showcasing art from more of my favourite artists.

The art of Anselmo Ballester.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cool Art: 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' by Martin Ansin

'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' by Martin Ansin, is an AP print release by Posters And Toys.

It’s a 24″ x 36″ screenprint, in an AP edition of 55 for $75, and a variant in a limited edition of 45 for $90. 

They go on sale Friday August 28 at 2pm CDT.


AP Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'Riinu' by Vanessa Lemen

'Riinu' by Vanessa Lemen.

An original 5" x 7" acrylic painting on book page mounted on board, and was available through Everyday Original - now sold.


Cool Art: 'Ship In A Bottle' by AJ Masthay

'Ship In A Bottle' by AJ Masthay, based off his now sold out 'Widespread Panic' concert poster for the Blue Hills Bank Pavillion show, is a new print release from Bottleneck Gallery.

It's a 24" x 16" 9 colour screen print, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 75 and costs $40.

It goes on sale Thursday August 27 at 12pm EDT.

Go here to buy.

AJ will also be having an art show at Further Frames, 812 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, Colorado 80204 on Thursday September 3 from 7-10pm. RSVP through the official FB event page.


Cool Art: 'A Song Of Ice And Fire' Cover Art by Marc Simonetti

To commemorate selling four million copies in Brazil, Marc Simonetti was commissioned to illustrate brand new cover art for George RR Martin's 'A Song Of Ice And Fire' series.

Go here to pre-order the Brazilian Special Editions:
'A Game Of Thrones' - http://bit.ly/1Eh61iW
'A Clash Of Kings' - http://bit.ly/1fEE1tT
'A Storm Of Swords' - http://bit.ly/1hZWlzH
'A Feast For Crows' - http://bit.ly/1LvCnGw
'A Dance With Dragons' http://bit.ly/1JhWs05

Scroll down to see Marc's original cover art to the series too.

'A Game Of Thrones' (Special Edition)

Cool Art: 'Fingerwaves' & 'Phoenix' by Brandon Holt From The Vacvvm

The Vacvvm debuted 'Fingerwaves' and 'Phoenix' prints by Brandon Holt at the Autoptic Festival in Minneapolis at the beginning of August, and they are releasing the remaining amounts online, along with their variants too.

They go on sale Thursday August 27 at 2pm CST.

Go here to buy.

'Fingerwaves' (Regular Edition) by Brandon Holt
11" x 14" screenprint, limited edition of 60. $40

#FantasyArtThursday: 'Hiten' by Yoshitaka Amano


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Cool Art: 'Bright Eyes' by Casey Weldon

'Bright Eyes' by Casey Weldon, originally part of the 'LAX / SFO' art show, that was curated by ThinkSpace Gallery, and hosted at Hashimoto Contemporary, is a new print release from Thinkspace Gallery.

It is a 16″ x 16″ giclee print on Museo Portfolio Rag Paper, and is signed and numbered in a limited edition of 75, and costs $75.

It goes on sale Friday August 28 at 10am PST.
 


Cool Art: 'Godzilla' by Laurent Durieux

'Godzilla' by Laurent Durieux, is a new limited edition print release from Dark Hall Mansion, and is part of their officially licensed 'Seminal Films' print series.

It was also the 'Mystery Print' in the Dark Hall Mansion 25% Off print sale that concluded Tuesday August 25.

It's available as a 24” x 36" screen print, in a numbered limited edition of 350 which costs $65, and a variant version in an edition of 125 which costs $100.

There is also a very select run of just 20 of each style - with Standard or Variant artwork - printed on foil, which cost $150 each, plus a special canvas edition, based on the Variant artwork, in a limited edition of 15 for $275.

They go on sale Friday August 28 at 9.30am PST.


Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#WhelanWednesday: 'The Deceivers' by Michael Whelan

Cover art by Michael Whelan for the novel 'The Deceivers' by Alfred Bester.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cool Art: New Prints by Paul Shipper From Hero Complex Gallery

Hero Complex Gallery have a slew of new releases and new sizes in their Paul Shipper print collection.

Prints are now available as 24" x 36" and 16" x 24" for nearly every print.



Cool Art: 'Shady' by Joanne Nam

'Shady' by Joanne Nam, part of the 'Zach Tutor Presents Supersonic Art' print series, and is available through 1xRun.

It's a 24" x 19" Archival Pigment & Screen Print on 310gsm Museum Natural Fine Art Paper, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 50 and costs $75. A hand embellished edition of 10 for $150 is also available.

Go here to buy the standard edition and here for the hand-embellished edition.


#VallejoTuesday: 'The Alien Within' by Boris Vallejo

'The Alien Within' by Boris Vallejo, used as cover art for 'Voyagers II: The Alien Within' by Ben Bova.


Cool Art: 'Winterreise' by Nicolas Delort

Inspired by Franz Schubert’s 'Die Winterreise', 'Winterreise' by Nicolas Delort, is a new print release by Black Dragon Press, and the second of three prints in a 'Classical Music Series'.

It's an 18" x 27" 1 colour hand pulled screen print, with the regular edition on 270gsm Mohawk superfine white eggshell paper in a hand numbered limited edition of 136 for £50. The Variant edition is with silver metallic inks on 280gsm Fedrigoni Sirio ultra black paper in a hand numbered limited edition of 50 and costs £70.

They go on sale on Wednesday August 26 at 3pm UK.

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Monday, August 24, 2015

Cool Art: 'Teen Wolf' by Jason Edmiston

'Teen Wolf' by Jason Edmiston, is a new limited edition print release from Fright-Rags.

It's an 18" x 24" screenprint in a limited edition of 150 for $35.

It will be available for pre-order Friday August 28 at 10am EST.

Go here to buy.


Cool Art: 'TMNT II: The Secret Of The Ooze' by Rich Kelly

'TMNT II: The Secret Of The Ooze' by Rich Kelly, is a new print release from Mondo.

It's a 24" x 36" screenprint, in a hand numbered limited edition of 300 and costs $45.

They go on sale at a random time on Tuesday August 25. Follow them on Twitter @MondoNews for the on sale announcement.


Cool Art: 'The Giant Smugglers' by Matthew Griffin

Cover art by Matthew Griffin for 'The Giant Smugglers' by Chris Pauls & Matt Soloman.

Go here to pre-order the book.


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


Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Art Of . . . Annie Stegg

I've previously showcased a few of my favourite pop culture and vintage pulp artists, and each weekend I'll be showcasing art from more of my favourite artists.

The art of Annie Stegg.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Cool Art: 'Enter The Dragon' by Justin van Genderen

'Enter The Dragon' by Justin van Genderen, is a new limited edition print release from Galerie F available at a screening of the film at The Logan Theatre in Chicago on Saturday August 22 at 11pm CDT.

It's an 18" x 24" 4 colour screenprint on Speckletone sand paper, with the 'Good Guy' Regular edition in a signed and numbered limited edition of 70 for $40, and a 'Bad Guy' Variant edition with metallic inks in a signed and numbered limited edition of 30 fo $50.

It will also be available on the Galerie F website Monday August 24 at 2pm CDT.

'Good Guy' Regular Edition
'Bad Guy' Variant Edition

2015 Chesley Award Winners Announced

The Chesley Awards were established by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) to recognize individual artistic works and achievements in the field of science fiction and fantasy.

The 2015 Chesley Award winners were announced at the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, Spokane, Washington, USA on August 19-23.

Check out the list of winners and art below.

Best Cover Illustration / Hardcover

Julie Dillon - 'Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology' edited by Brandon Sanderson; Dragonsteel Entertainment, June 2014
Best Cover Illustration – Paperback

Raoul Vitale - 'Nebula Awards Showcase 2014' edited by Kij Johnson; Prometheus/Pyr
Best Cover Illustration – Magazine
Julie Dillon - 'Analog', April 2014
Best Interior Illustration
Anna Balbusso and Elena Balbusso - 'Ekaterina and the Firebird' by Abra Staffin-Wiebe; Tor.com, January 2014
Best Colour Work – Unpublished

Michael C Hayes - 'Alegretto', oils
Best Monochrome Work – Unpublished

Allen Williams - 'Sphynx', graphite
Best Three-Dimensional Art

Dan Chudzinski - 'The Mudpuppy', resin & mixed media
Best Gaming Related Illustration
Peter Mohrbacher - 'Pharika, God of Affliction' Magic card, Journey into Nyx; WotC, May 2014
Best Product Illustration
Donato GiancolaGeorge RR Martin 'Song of Ice and Fire' 2015, calendar Bantam, 2014

Best Art Director

Irene GalloTor & Tor.com

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

John Harris

The Art Of . . . Anne Benjamin

I've previously showcased a few of my favourite pop culture and vintage pulp artists, and each weekend I'll be showcasing art from more of my favourite artists.

The art of Anne Benjamin.