Sunday, September 24, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

#CoolArt: New Prints by David Bray Through 5 Pieces Gallery

New prints by David Bray, available through 5 Pieces Gallery.
  • 'Bad Wisdom', 'Bad Wisdom 2', 'Bullion', 'Bullion 2'. 35.5cm x 27.5cm giclee prints in limited editions of 10 for $150 each.
  • 'Tears'. 35.5cm x 27.5cm giclee print in a limited edition of 13 for $150.
  • 'A Letter To Three Wives', 'Modern Rural Sports'. 52cm x 36.5cm giclee prints in limited editions of 10 for $250 each.
Go here to buy.

'Bad Wisdom'

#CoolArt: 'Devotion No.3' by Helice Wen

'Devotion No.3' by Helice Wen, a new print release from Rhino Barking Sparrow.

12" x 16" print on Cold-Press Natural Heavy Fine Art 340gsm paper in a signed, numbered and hand embellished limited edition of 25 for $70.

On sale Friday September 22 at 9am PT.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Part-Time Mermaid' by ONEQ

'Part-Time Mermaid' by ONEQ, a print release from Spoke Art.

16" x 20" archival print in a numbered limited edition of 50 for $65 or $195 framed.

Go here to buy.


#ArtOfTheDay: '221b Baker Street' by Tracie Ching

The 'Sherlock' inspired, '221b Baker Street' by Tracie Ching


Thursday, September 21, 2017

#CoolArt: Prints By Matt Taylor at Thought Bubble

Matt Taylor will be bringing a few AP edition prints for this weekend's Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival in Leeds, UK.

Matt can be found in the Leeds Town Hall Marquee at Table 1.

#CoolArt: 'Magic: The Gathering - Ixalan' by Kyle Lambert

'Magic: The Gathering - Ixalan' by Kyle Lambert, promo art for the new expansion set from Wizards Of The Coast.


#CoolArt: 'Pania of the Reef' by James Bullough

'Pania of the Reef' by James Bullough, a new print release from PangeaSeed, and is part of their 2017 print series 'Sea of Change Vol. 3', with proceeds raised through the sale of this print going to support PangeaSeed's ongoing effort to help save our seas through ARTivism.

16" x 20" giclee print, with a 1" white border, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 50, plus 5 APs, for $100.

On sale Thursday September 21 at 12pm PT.

Go here to buy

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


#CoolArt: 'Interstellar Voyager' by Rob Rey

'Interstellar Voyager' by Rob Rey, for Every Day Original.

6" x 8" Oil on board original painting.

On sale Thursday September 21 at 12.30pm ET.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Adventure Time' Prints by Dave Quiggle & George Caltsoudas From Mondo

New 'Adventure Time' prints from Mondo.
  • 'Adventure Time' by Dave Quiggle. 18" x 24" screen print, in a hand numbered limited edition of 250 for $45.
  • 'Adventure Time' by George Caltsoudas. 24" x 18" screen print, in a hand numbered Regular edition of 225 for $45, and a hand numbered Variant edition of 125 for $65.
On sale at a random time on Thursday September 21. Follow them on Twitter @MondoNews for the on sale announcement.

by Dave Quiggle
Regular Edition by George Caltsoudas
Variant Edition by George Caltsoudas

#CoolArt: 'The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers' by Karl Fitzgerald

'The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers' by Karl Fitzgerald, a new officially licensed print release from Bottleneck Gallery.

24" x 36" screen print in a numbered Regular edition of 200 for $50, and a numbered Variant edition of 100 for $60.

On sale Thursday September 21 at 12pm ET.

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: Prints by Matt Ferguson at Thought Bubble

Matt Ferguson will have a few limited edition prints at this weekend's Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival in Leeds, UK. Utter the phrase "I'm Mary Poppins y'all" to claim a free gift (while stocks last) and if you're around on Sunday morning there will also be a surprise poster drop!

Matt can be found in the Leeds Town Hall Marquee at Tables 49-51.

#CoolArt: Prints by Chris Thornley (Raid71) at Thought Bubble

Chris Thornley (Raid71) will be bringing a few AP edition prints and couple of rare prints from his flat file at this weekend's Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival in Leeds, UK. There will be some free OG's for the first few customers and lots of free postcards.

Chris can be found in the Cookridge St Marquee at Table 71.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'The Dreamers of the Day' by Tomer Hanuka

'The Dreamers of the Day' by Tomer Hanuka, inspired by the 'Uncharted 3' video game.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Shenandoah National Park' by Jacquelin de Leon

'Shenandoah National Park' by Jacquelin de Leon, a print release from Fifty-Nine Parks.

24" x 32" 5 colour screen print on 100# Cougar White paper for $80.

On sale in a TIMED edition until Friday September 29.

5% of the print sale will be donated to The National Park Service.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: New Prints From VicePress at Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival

VicePress will debut new limited edition prints at this weekend's Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival in Leeds, UK.
  • 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' by Matt Ferguson. 18" x 36" screen print, in a hand numbered Regular edition of 225 for £40, a hand numbered Glow In The Dark Variant edition of 120 for £50, and an A4 sized handbill in a hand numbered limited edition of 40 for £10.
  • 'The Prisoner' by Chris Weston. 50cm x 70cm screen print in a hand numbered 7 colour Regular edition of 125 for £40 and a hand numbered 2 colour Variant edition of 60 for £50.
Find Vice Press and Matt Ferguson in the Leeds Town Hall Marquee at Tables 49-51.

Any remaining prints will be available on the VicePress website Thursday September 28 at 6pm UK.

'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' (Regular Edition) by Matt Ferguson

#CoolArt: New Foo Fighters Prints By Malleus

New 'Foo Fighters' prints by Malleus, to celebrate the release of the new Foo Fighters album, 'Concrete And Gold'.
  • 'The Foo Fighters Arms', 50cm x 70cm 4 colour screen print on cream paper in a signed and numbered Regular edition of 250, and a signed and numbered Foil Variant edition of 52.
  • 'Foo Fighters at O2 Arena, London', 50cm x 70cm 4 colour screen print, in a signed and numbered Regular edition of 249, and a Foil Variant edition of 50.
On sale at a random time on Wednesday September 20. Follow them on Twitter @MALLEUSDELIC for the on sale announcement.

Go here to buy.

'The Foo Fighters Arms'
'Foo Fighters at O2 Arena, London'

#CoolArt: 'Rockula Horror Expo 2017' by Timothy Pittides

'Rockula Horror Expo 2017' by Timothy Pittides.

18" x 24 6 colour screen print, with metallic blue and nickel inks, printed by by VGKIDS on French Packing Chip Kraft-Tone paper, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 80 for $35.

Half of the edition will be available for pre-order Friday September 22 at 11am CT, with the remainder available at the show.


#CoolArt: Alternative Movie Posters presents '30 x 30: 1987' at 5th Base Gallery

Alternative Movie Posters presents '30 x 30: 1987', a group art exhibition at 5th Base Gallery in London, celebrating 30 incredible films turning 30 years old this year, re-imagined by 30 incredible, hand-picked artists.

Iconic movies such as The Last Emperor, Full Metal Jacket, Wall Street, Good Morning Vietnam, Robocop, Predator, Lethal Weapon, Dirty Dancing and many more will be on display in the exhibition.

Go here for a full list of the artists and movies featured.

The exhibition is on view Friday September 22 from 6pm-9pm and Saturday September 23 from 12pm-8pm at 5th Base Gallery, 23 Heneage Street, E1 5LJ London, United Kingdom.


#CoolArt: Three Charity Prints From VicePress at Thought Bubble

VicePress will be releasing three new prints at this weekend's Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival in Leeds, UK, with the profits going to charity.
  • 'Judge Anderson' by Tula Lotay. 40cm x 50cm giclee print in a limited edition of 50 for £30. All profits will be donated to Barnardos.
  • 'Savage' by Charlie Adlard. 30cm x 40cm screen print in a limited edition of 50 for £30. All profits will be donated to Barnardos.
  • 'Bad Company' by Brett Ewins. 30cm x 40cm screen print in a limited edition of 50 for £30. All profits will be donated to Mind.
Prints will be available Friday September 22 from 7pm-10pm at the Thought Bubble Exhibition event at The Gallery at Munro House on Duke Street, Leeds, part of the 'Zarjaz!: An Art Tribute to 40 Years of 2000 AD' art exhibition, on view until September 30 2017, with the cream of the participating artists in attendance and include a bar as well as a few memorable surprises and highly exclusive releases.

Any remaining prints will go on sale at VicePress website at a later date.

'Judge Anderson' by Tula Lotay
'Savage' by Charlie Adlard
'Bad Company' by Brett Ewins

#ArtOfTheDay: 'The Walking Dead' by Paul Mann

'The Walking Dead' by Paul Mann.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Autumn Charm' by Glenn Arthur

'Autumn Charm' by Glenn Arthur, a new print release from Rhino Barking Sparrow.

9" x 12" giclée print on Cold-Press Natural Heavy Fine Art 340gsm paper in a timed edition for $25.

On sale Tuesday September 19 at 9am PT until 9am PT Thursday September 21.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Father John Misty at Philadelphia' by Tara McPherson

'Father John Misty at Philadelphia' by Tara McPherson, a print release through the Cotton Candy Machine.

18" x 24" 5 colour screen print in a signed and numbered Regular edition of 200 for $50, and a signed and numbered Variant edition of 30 for $75.

On sale Tuesday September 19 at 12pm ET.

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'Princess Diana of Themyscira' by Alice X Zhang

'Princess Diana of Themyscira' by Alice X Zhang, an officially licensed 'Wonder Woman' print release through Bottleneck Gallery.

22" x 14" giclee print in a numbered limited edition of 100 for $50.

On sale Tuesday September 19 at 12pm ET.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Society' by Matt Ryan Tobin

'Society' by Matt Ryan Tobin, a new officially licensed print release from Mad Duck Posters.

24" x 36" 6 colour screen print in a Regular edition of 125 for $65, and a Variant edition of 75 for $85.

On sale Wednesday September 20 at 12pm ET.

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'The Wind In The Willows' by Peter Diamond

'The Wind In The Willows' by Peter Diamond, a new print release by Black Dragon Press, in collaboration with Mondo.

18" x 36" screen print on 150 gsm Cougar Smooth Opaque White paper in a limited UK Variant edition of 60 for £50 available from Black Dragon Press on Tuesday September 19 at 5pm UK, and a US Variant edition of 40 for $65 available from Mondo at a random time on the same day.

UK Edition
US Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'Princess Mononoke' by Rico Jr

'Princess Mononoke' by Rico Jr, a new and debut print release from Pop Cult Art.

24" x 18" 9 colour screen print in a limited edition of 150 for £40.

On sale at a random time Thursday September 21. Follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the on sale announcement.

Go here to buy.

Pop Cult Art are also giving you the chance to win the print as part of a giveaway. Just sign up to their mailing list before 6pm UK on Thursday September 21 to be in for a chance of winning.

Go here to sign up.


#ArtOfTheDay: 'Darth Maul' by Iain McCaig

'Darth Maul' concept art by Iain McCaig.


Monday, September 18, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Enchantress' by Audrey Kawasaki

'Enchantress' by Audrey Kawasaki, a print release from Static Medium.

18" x 18" (including ⅛" white border) giclée print on Moab Entrada 290gsm Cotton Rag paper, in a signed open edition for $90.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'The Big Lebowski' by The Bureau of Print Research And Design

'The Big Lebowski' by The Bureau of Print Research And Design, originally available at special 'Lebowski Tap Party' screening of the film at The Logan Theatre in Chicago, hosted by Galerie F on September 15 2017.

18" x 24" 4 colour screen print in a numbered limited edition of 100.

On sale Monday September 18 at 2pm CT.



#CoolArt: 'Queens Of The Stone Age at Columbus, OH' by Brian Ewing

'Queens Of The Stone Age at Columbus, OH' by Brian Ewing.

18" x 24" 4 colour screen print in a signed and numbered limited edition of 100 for $40, a signed and numbered Foil Variant of 20 for $100, and a signed and numbered Pulp Variant edition of 10 for $100.

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Foil Variant Edition
Pulp Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'You Are Doing Amazing' by Suzi Kemp

'You Are Doing Amazing' by Suzi Kemp, a new timed print release from Skull & Heart.

12" x 12" high quality digital print on 300 gsm Tintoretto Gesso paper in a signed, numbered and embossed timed edition for £20.

The timed release period is from September 13 until October 13 2017.

All profits from the sales of the prints will be donated to two chosen charities:
  • Mind, one of the leading charities in the UK who are championing the open discussion around mental health issues, with their aim being to provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing mental health problems, they campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
  • Dogs On The Streets (DOTS) London, the first independent voluntary ran street project that protects, cares and supports all street dogs covering the Borough of Westminster, Camden, Shoreditch, East and parts of North London.


#CoolArt: 'Suicide Mission' by Wisnu Tan

'Suicide Mission' by Wisnu Tan, inspired by 'Game Of Thrones'.

A3 sized print on splendorgel or art carton 230 gsm paper (depending on papers stock availability) for £15.

Available for pre-order until Monday October 2 2017.

Go here to buy.

Book Review: 'The Obelisk Gate' by NK Jemisin

I enjoyed the first book in this 'Broken Earth' trilogy (my review here), and the same goes for the next in the series. A solid follow up that builds on the previous and sets up events ready for the third.

After the events of 'The Fifth Season', 'The Obelisk Gate' continues where we left off with Essun in the comm Castrima coming face to face with Alabaster, and learning more about the obelisks and other magic, settling as best she can into the comm headed by Ykka.

'The Fifth Season' was all about Essun's story, so in 'The Obelisk Gate', we get to find out about her daughter, Nassun's story. We discover more about the family relationship between daughter, mother and father, as we delve into her childhood a bit with some flashbacks that include Orogeny training with her mother, and we also find out the reasoning behind why her father Jija did what he did to her baby brother in the first book and why he took Nassun with him as he flees south. During the journey with her father, Nassun, is torn between the love and fear of Jija, whose anger and hatred towards orogenes is sometimes taken out on her. We also see some of her schooling in Orogeny once they meet Schaffa and enter the comm at Jekity.

The story focuses more between the mother - daughter viewpoints, each strong minded women, yet also appearing emotionally conflicted at times as they struggle with what they must do in the situations they find themselves in. The characters, and not just the main players, are well crafted by Jemisin too, making the world of The Stillness seem real and well-rounded. Ykka, Tonkee, Hoa, Schaffa and more are all excellent!

This series so far feels like a refreshing change in the fantasy genre and is right up there with Brandon Sanderson's 'Mistborn' trilogy for me, which I've also really enjoyed, as they're not your average fantasy series filled with your typical tropes. With the characters, the different style of narration (Essun's POV is still in the second person), the use of magic, the world building, etc. It's no wonder Jemisin won a second consecutive Hugo Award for best novel with this entry. I'm certainly looking forward to the 'The Stone Sky' and the conclusion of the trilogy.

****/5

#CoolArt: 'Queens Of The Stone Age' Concert Posters by Rhys Cooper

'Queens Of The Stone Age' concert posters by Rhys Cooper.

12" x 36" 6 colour screen prints, with metallic inks, on heavy paper stock in signed and numbered AP editions of 295 (less available online) for $50 each.

On sale Tuesday September 19 at 12pm PT.

Go here to buy.