Saturday, October 21, 2017

#CoolArt: 'A Tremendous Mess of Waves' by Rob Rey

'A Tremendous Mess of Waves' by Rob Rey, for Every Day Original.

6" x 8" Oil on board original painting.

On sale Saturday October 21 at 12.30pm ET from the Every Day Original website.


The Art Of . . . Greg Staples

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

The art of Greg Staples.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Thuvia, Maid Of Mars' by Roy Krenkel

Cover art by Roy Krenkel for the 1962 edition of the novel 'Thuvia, Maid Of Mars', book 4 of the 'John Carter / Barsoom' series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.


Friday, October 20, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Precious' by Kelsey Beckett

'Precious' by Kelsey Beckett, a new print release from Rhino Barking Sparrow.

14" x 14" giclée print on Cold-Press Natural Heavy Fine Art 340gsm paper in signed and numbered limited edition of 75 for $55. Numbers 1-20 will also be hand embellished.

On sale Friday October 20 at 9am PT from the Rhino Barking Sparrow website.


#CoolArt: 'Beauty And The Beast' by JC Richard

'Beauty And The Beast' by JC Richard, available though Cyclops Print Works.

12" x 36" 25 colour screen print, on Strongstuff 320 gsm paper with varnish finish, in a numbered limited edition of 225 for $100.

On sale on Friday October 20 at 12pm PT from the Cyclops Print Works website.


#CoolArt: 'Jack & Sally' by Mark Lone

'Jack & Sally' by Mark Lone, inspired by 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'.

11" x 17" digital print on fine art paper for $30.

Go here to buy.


#ArtOfTheDay: 'The Beastmaster' by Noriyoshi Ohrai

'The Beastmaster' by Noriyoshi Ohrai


Thursday, October 19, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Ripley' by Jen Bartel

'Ripley' by Jen Bartel, a new 'Alien' inspired print release by The Peoples Print Shop.

12" x 16" giclée print in a signed and numbered limited edition of 40 for $44.95 or $154.95 framed.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' by Jérémy Pailler Through Dark Hall Mansion

'It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' by Jérémy Pailler, new officially licensed limited edition prints from Dark Hall Mansion.
  • 18" x 24" giclee print, in numbered Regular editions of 180 for $55 each, and numbered Variant editions of 50 for $85 each.
  • 9" x 12" giclee print in Regular editions of 100 for $25 each, and Variant editions of 50 for $25 each.
Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: New Prints From The Vacvvm

New prints from The Vacvvm.
  • 'Madonna With Child' by João Ruas. 18" x 25.5" giclee print, in a limited edition of 45 for $85.
  • 'Peacock' by Vanessa Foley. 18" x 24" screen print, in a limited edition of 80 for $50.
  • 'Seasons' by Nicolas Delort. 18" x 24" screen print, in a limited edition of 55 for $45.
On sale Thursday October 19 at 2pm CT from The Vacvvm website.

'Madonna With Child' by João Ruas
'Peacock' by Vanessa Foley
'Seasons' by Nicolas Delort

#CoolArt: 'Foo Fighters at Greensboro, NC' by James Flames

'Foo Fighters at Greensboro, NC' by James Flames.

18" x 24" screen print, in a signed and numbered Regular AP edition of 60, and HoloFoil Variant AP editions on Hot Dots HoloFoil and Diamonds HoloFoil paper in signed and numbered limited editions of 18 each.

On sale Thursday October 19 at 1pm ET from his website.

Regular Edition
Hot Dots HoloFoil Variant
Diamond HoloFoil Variant

#CoolArt: 'Zwarte Vlinder' by Handiedan

'Zwarte Vlinder' by Handiedan, a new print release from the Jonathan LeVine Gallery.

19.75" x 16.5" giclée print on 315 gsm Innova Soft Textured Natural White paper in a limited edition of 100 for $125.

#CoolArt: Even More NYCC Prints From Bottleneck Gallery

Bottleneck Gallery are releasing the last batch of remaining prints that they debuted at their booth during New York Comic Con weekend.
  • 'The Dark Crystal' by Sergio Sandoval. 18" x 24" giclee print in a numbered limited edition of 75 for $40, and a 12" x 16" letterpress in a numbered limited edition of 100 for $35.
  • 'The Dark Knight' by Lee Garbett. 24" x 36" screen print in a numbered Regular edition of 275 for $50, and a numbered Variant edition of 100 for $60.
On sale Thursday October 19 at 12pm ET from the Bottleneck Gallery website.

'The Dark Crystal' by Sergio Sandoval

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Aliens: Defiance' by Massimo Carnevale

Cover art by Massimo Carnevale for 'Aliens: Defiance' #3, published August 2016 by Dark Horse Comics.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Futurescapes #1' by Matt Needle

'Futurescapes #1' by Matt Needle, the first in a series of prints from Matt featuring fantastical cities of the future, is a new print release through the Poster Posse.
  • 12" x 16" giclée print on heavy weight archival matte finish paper in a limited edition of 75 for $25.
  • 24" x 66" giclée print on heavy weight archival matte finish paper in a limited edition of 50 for $50.


#CoolArt: Prints by Charles Vess Through Out Of Step Arts

Prints by Charles Vess, available through Out Of Step Arts.
  • 'Krampusnacht'. 16" x 20" giclee print on 290gsm 100% cotton paper using Lucia Pro pigment inks in a signed and numbered limited edition of 125 for $110.
  • 'The Summer King and His Bride of Flowers'. 14" x 20" giclee print on 310gsm 100% cotton paper using Lucia Pro pigment inks in a signed and numbered limited edition of 125 for $110.
Go here to buy.

'Krampusnacht'
'The Summer King and His Bride of Flowers'

#CoolArt: 'Stephen King's IT' by Timothy Pittides

'Stephen King's IT' by Timothy Pittides.

Privately commissioned print.


#CoolArt: 'Starship Troopers' by Lyndon Willoughby

The 'Starship Troopers' inspired 'The Only Good Bug Is A Dead Bug!' by Lyndon Willoughby, a print release from Cult Classic Prints.

24" x 36" 6 colour screen print, including a glitter layer and black light responsive florescent inks, on French Paper Speckletone True White Paper in a limited edition for £45.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Stargate' by Cristian Eres

'Stargate' by Cristian Eres, a print release from Cult Classic Prints.

36" x 24" 8 colour screen print, with metallic ink, on Keaykolour Original Parchment Aged Specialist Paper in a limited edition of 50 for £64.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Blade Runner 2049' by Russell Walks

'Blade Runner 2049' by Russell Walks


#CoolArt: Fandango & Hero Complex Gallery presents 'Thor: Ragnarok' Art Showcase

Fandango and Hero Complex Gallery presents 'Thor: Ragnarok' art showcase featuring artwork inspired by Marvel Studio's latest movie, in cinemas October 24 (UK) / November 3 (US).

Opening reception is on Friday October 20 from 7-10pm PT at Hero Complex Gallery, 2020 South Robertson Blvd, Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90034, and will be on view until November 5.

#CoolArt: 'Queens Of The Stone Age at St Paul, MN' by James R Eads

'Queens Of The Stone Age at St Paul, MN' by James R Eads.

18" x 24" 6 colour screen print in a signed and numbered Regular AP edition of 40 for $60, and a hand signed and numbered Rainbow Foil Variant AP edition of 30 for $85.

On sale Thursday October 19 at 3pm PT.

Go here to buy.


#ArtOfTheDay: 'Back To The Future' by Laurie Greasley

'Back To The Future' by Laurie Greasley


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Star Wars' Prints by Cliff Cramp & Akirant Through Acme Archives

'Star Wars' inspired prints by Cliff Cramp and Akirant available through ACME Archives.

Available as limited edition giclee prints on paper and canvas.

Go here to buy.

'In Training' by Cliff Cramp
'Learning The Force' by Akirant

#CoolArt: 'Marrow' by Jason Mowry

'Marrow' by Jason Mowry, for Every Day Original.

12" x 16 Sumi ink on watercolor paper original for $400.

On sale Tuesday October 17 at 12.30pm ET.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: More NYCC Prints From Bottleneck Gallery

Bottleneck Gallery are releasing the next batch of remaining prints that they debuted at their booth during New York Comic Con weekend.
  • 'Rey & BB-8' by Matt Ferguson. 12" x 24" screen prints in a numbered limited edition of 125 for $45.
  • 'Yoda' by Andy Brase. 16" x 20" letterpress in a numbered limited edition of 275 for $45.
  • 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' by Karl Fitzgerald. 24" x 36" screen print in a numbered Regular edition of 275 for $50, and a numbered Variant edition of 100 for $65.
  • 'Rick And Morty' set by Mark Chilcott. 8" x 8" giclee print in a numbered limited edition of 75 for $75.
  • 'Two Parts Plutonic Quarks' by Dan Mumford. 18" x 24" screen print in a numbered Regular edition of 150 for $40, and Blue and Purple Variant editions of 50 for $50 each.
On sale Tuesday October 17 at 12pm ET.

Go here to buy.
'Rey & BB-8' by Matt Ferguson

#ArtOfTheDay: 'TMNT' by James Jean

'TMNT' by James Jean


Friday, October 13, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Preacher' by Neil Davies

'Preacher' by Neil Davies.

An entry for the PosterSpy creative brief to design an alternative poster for the AMC TV series. The submissions are open until November 6 2017.

Go here for details.


#CoolArt: 'De Mortuis' by Tom Bagshaw

'De Mortuis' by Tom Bagshaw.

11" x 14" Giclee print on Woodstock Felt 100% Cotton Rag 310 gsm, in a signed, numbered and titled limited edition of 20 for £40.

Go here to buy.

#CoolArt: 'Blade Runner 2049' by Ben Oliver

'Blade Runner 2049' by Ben Oliver.


#CoolArt: 'Compassion' by Patricia Ariel

'Compassion' by Patricia Ariel, a new print release from Rhino Barking Sparrow.

11" x 14" giclee print on Cold-Press Natural Heavy Fine Art 340gsm paper in a hand numbered and embossed limited edition of 20 for $45.

On sale Friday October 13 at 9am PT.

Go here to buy.


Book Review: 'The Stone Sky' by NK Jemison

NK Jemisin sticks the landing with the conclusion of the 'Broken Earth' trilogy. 'The Stone Sky' brings to an end one of the best series I've had the pleasure of losing myself in.

Essun and Nassun, mother and daughter, are both on a journey through the Broken Earth to end the Seasons that have been devastating the dystopian world of The Stillness. But each has a different path and perspective, one is on a mission to save the world, intent on making it a better place, whilst the other, just wants to erase humanity and destroy it.

Along with this collision course of the two powerful Orogenes, people that can manipulate the earth at will, we get taken back in time and through interludes, learn about the origins of the Stone Eaters, retold to us by Hoa. And as such, most of the questions raised in the previous books about how the world came to be are answered.

The themes of family, friendship, survival and sacrifice are prevalent throughout not just this book, but the series as a whole, from beginning to end. Essentially it's the story of a mother looking for her daughter, but it's an epic one filled with strong female lead characters (most of the characters in the story are women), a cast of engaging and grounded supporting characters, complete with all the complications and imperfections that make them human, a unique magic system, and brilliant world building, all threaded together with an imaginative and engrossing narrative, right up until the last page! An emotional and definitely satisfying read!

If you're looking to get lost in a new world, that isn't filled with your typical SFF tropes, then I would definitely recommend 'The Stone Sky' as well as any of the other books from NK Jemisin's 'Broken Earth' trilogy.

****/5

#CoolArt: 'Friday The 13th' Prints by Robert Tanenbaum & Rockin' Jelly Bean Through Bottleneck Gallery

'Friday the 13th' by Robert Tanenbaum and Rockin' Jelly Bean, available through Bottleneck Gallery.
  • 'Friday the 13th' by Robert Tanenbaum. 24" x 36" screen print in a hand-numbered limited edition of 150 for $60.
  • 'Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter' by Rockin’ Jelly Bean. 15" x 30" screen print in a hand-numbered limited edition of 275 for $50.
On sale Friday October 13 at 12pm ET.

Go here to buy.

by Robert Tanenbaum
by Rockin' Jelly Bean