Friday, December 15, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' by Patrik Svensson

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' by Patrik Svensson, a new officially licensed print release from Bottleneck Gallery, in collaboration with Acme Archives.

24" x 36" screen print, in a numbered Regular edition of 225 for $50, and a numbered Variant edition of 100 for $65.

On sale Friday December 15 at 12pm ET from the Bottleneck Gallery website.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi' by Hugh Fleming

'Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi' by Hugh Fleming


Thursday, December 14, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Star Wars: Rogue One' by Martin Ansin

'Star Wars: Rogue One' by Martin Ansin, a print release from Mondo.

24" x 36" screen print, in a numbered Regular TIMED edition for $65.

On sale in a timed release until Monday December 18 at 12pm CT.



Movie Review: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

I enjoyed this welcome return to the 'Star Wars' universe. The conflict between the Resistance and the First Order continues, and despite the destruction of Starkiller Base in 'The Force Awakens', the First Order is very much on top against what is left of a small band of rebels.

It's got all the usual action packed stuff you'd expect from a Star Wars film - the intense battles, lightsabers, along with the mysticism of the Force and an interesting relationship and character development between Rey and Kylo Ren. The chemistry between Finn and Rose Tico is also pretty good, with Rose coming to fore on their brief escapade to Canto Bight, and Poe is still the impulsive, hotshot pilot from before, sometimes at odds with his superiors. It was also good to see old man Luke doing a bit more this time too, as we explore more about why he's been hiding away on Ahch-To, as this film is very much his story too, as well as Rey's and Kylo's. The introduction of the new characters, like Kelly Marie Tran's Rose, Laura Dern's Amilyn Holdo and Benicio Del Toro's character, all felt that they were very much part of the 'Star Wars' universe.

It's also got a lot of humour, some real laugh out loud moments, like a couple of scenes on Ahch-To, as well as some genuinely touching moments too. Luckily the Porgs aren't as annoying that I thought they might be considering how much they were featured in the build up.

There was a moment early on that made me go "WTF, really!?" It felt a bit too comic booky, something that could have been from a Marvel movie like 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' (in fact part of it is very reminiscent of a scene from Guardians) than a 'Star Wars' movie and it felt out of place with this character also. A bit too deus ex machina perhaps.

Being the second film, it does have an air of 'The Empire Strikes Back' to it as well, which I kind of expected. Not quite full on recycling like 'The Force Awakens' was to 'A New Hope', but it does share similar themes and sequences.

Is it the best movie in the saga? Nope. The original and its sequel still hold firm as my favourites, and of the new films, closely followed by Rogue One in my opinion. But I would place it on the same level as 'Return Of The Jedi' and 'The Force Awakens'. It's definitely a 'Star Wars' movie, and certainly worth watching if you're a fan of the series like I am. I'm off to see it again on Friday, so will see if a second viewing stays or changes my opinion.

With some questions left unanswered at the end, although considering what happens and to whom over the course of the film making them not too relevant going forward now, and with the passing of Carrie Fisher, I'm still very much interested in seeing how the final film in this sequel trilogy is concluded, as well as seeing how Rian Johnson develops the brand new trilogy he's been tasked with too.

The Force is still strong with this entry into the 'Star Wars' universe.

#CoolArt: Hero Complex Gallery 'Excelsior! An Art Celebration of Stan Lee's 75+ Years in Comics' Print Release (Part 2)

Hero Complex Gallery have released the next batch of prints from their 'Excelsior! An Art Celebration of Stan Lee's 75+ Years in Comics' show, held in collaboration with Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment, Marvel Entertainment and Grey Matter Art.

Go here to buy.

'Spider-Man' by Craig Drake

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' by Manuel Morgado

'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' by Manuel Morgado



Wednesday, December 13, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Batman: The Animated Series' by Tom Whalen

'Batman: The Animated Series' by Tom Whalen, a new print release from Bottleneck Gallery.

12" x 36" 6 colour screen print, in a hand-numbered Regular edition of 225 for $45, and a hand numbered Variant edition, with metallic inks, in a limited edition of 100 for $55.

On sale Wednesday December 13 at 12pm ET from the Bottleneck Gallery website.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' by Jemma Klein

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' by Jemma Klein, part of a tribute poster series from the Poster Posse artists collective.

Go here to see Phase One and Phase Two of the tribute poster series.


#CoolArt: 'Mental Conflict' by Miho Hirano

'Mental Conflict' by Miho Hirano.

Part of her solo art exhibition, 'The Beauties Of Nature', hosted by Corey Helford Gallery.

The exhibition is on display at Corey Helford Gallery 2, 571 S Anderson Street (Enter on Willow Street), Los Angeles, CA 90033 through January 6 2018.


#CoolArt: New 'Peanuts' Prints From Dark Hall Mansion

New officially licensed Peanuts prints from Dark Hall Mansion.
  • 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' by Adam Grason. 18" x 24" giclee print, in a numbered Regular edition of 140 for $55, and numbered 'It Just Needs a Little Love' Variant edition of 140 for $55.
  • 9" x 12" giclee print set of both prints in a limited edition of 100 for $55.
  • 'Peanuts' by David Flores. 18" x 24" giclee prints, in numbered Regular editions of 125 for $55 each, and numbered Variant editions of 75 for $65 each.
  • 9" x 12" giclee prints in 4 print Regular and 4 print Variant edition sets in limited editions of 100 for $75 each.
On sale Thursday December 14 at 12.30pm PT from the Dark Hall Mansion website.

'A Charlie Brown Christmas' (Regular Edition) by David Flores

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Star Wars: A New Hope' by Paul Shipper

'Star Wars: A New Hope' by Paul Shipper


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

#CoolArt: New 'Star Wars' Prints From Dark Ink Art

'Star Wars' inspired prints available through Dark Ink Art.
  • 'Dark Lord of The Sith' by Randy Martinez. 12" x 16" giclee print on 13" x 19" paper in a numbered limited edition of 195 for $50.
  • 'Vengeful Pursuit' by Jeremy Saliba. 18" x 24" lithograph print in a numbered limited edition of 395 for $40.
Go here to buy.

'Dark Lord Of The Sith' by Randy Martinez
'Vengeful Pursuit' by Jeremy Saliba

#CoolArt: Snow White' & 'The Three Caballeros' Prints From Cyclops Print Works

New print release from Cyclops Print Works.
  • 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' ('The Hag' 80th Anniversary Edition) by Tom Whalen. 36" x 24" 11 colour screen print on Snow "White Gold" 250 gsm paper with a spot varnish finish, in a hand numbered limited edition of 230 for $85.
  • 'The Three Caballeros' by Hackto Oshiro. 20" x 30" 12 colour screen print on Coventry Rag Vellum 320 gsm paper with a spot varnish finish, in a hand signed and numbered limited edition of 200 for $65.
On sale Thursday December 14 at 12pm PT from the Cyclops Print Works website.

'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' ('The Hag' 80th Anniversary Edition) by Tom Whalen
'The Three Caballeros' by Hackto Oshiro

#CoolArt: 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' by Adam Simpson

'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' by Adam Simpson, a new print release from Mondo.

18" x 24" 18 colour screen print, in a hand numbered limited edition of 300 for $60.

On sale Tuesday December 12 at a random time from the Mondo website.

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


#CoolArt: '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' by Andrew Archer

'20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' by Andrew Archer, a new print release from Pop Cult Art.

36" x 24" screen print in a Regular edition of 80 for £50, and a Glow In The Dark Variant edition of 40 for £60.

On sale Thursday December 14 at 8pm UK from the Pop Cult Art website.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition


#ArtOfTheDay: 'Star Wars: Rogue One' by Thomas Walker

'Star Wars: Rogue One' by Thomas Walker


Monday, December 11, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' by Andy Fairhurst

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' by Andy Fairhurst, part of a tribute poster series from the Poster Posse artists collective.

Go here to see the rest of the Phase One tribute poster series.


#CoolArt: 'Assassin's Creed Origins' by Nico Delort

'Assassin's Creed Origins' by Nico Delort, a new officially licensed print release through Geek-Art.

40cm x 60cm 3 colour screen print, on Fedrigoni Woodstock Betula 265g paper in a numbered limited edition of 300 for €50.

Go here to buy.

#CoolArt: 'Doom Patrol' by Tula Lotay

'Doom Patrol' by Tula Lotay.

18" x 24" screen print in a signed AP edition of 175 for £50.

On sale Monday December 11 at 6pm UK from her website.


#CoolArt: 'Vengeful Pursuit' by Jeremy Saliba

'Vengeful Pursuit' by Jeremy Saliba, a new officially licensed print release through Zavvi, in collaboration with Acme Archives.

18" x 24" lithograph print, in a numbered TIMED release edition for £29.99.

On sale Tuesday December 12 at 12pm UK from the Zavvi website.


#CoolArt: 'Citizen Kane' by Martin Ansin

'Citizen Kane' by Martin Ansin, a new officially licensed print release from Mad Duck Posters.

24" x 36" screen print, in a numbered Regular edition of 400 for $65, a Variant edition, with 2 metallic inks, of 200 for $85, and a Wood edition, also with 2 metallic inks, in a limited edition of 30 for $250.

On sale Wednesday December 13 at 12pm ET from the Mad Duck Posters website.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition
Wood Variant Edition

'The Incredibles' Steelbook Bluray From Zavvi

'The Incredibles', a new limited edition Mondo steelbook bluray exclusive from Zavvi for £24.99, with artwork by Tom Whalen.

Special features include:
  • Disney Enhanced High Definition Picture and Sound
  • Director's Commentary
  • 'Boundin' Pixar Short Film
  • 'Jack Jack Attack' Pixar Short Film

#CoolArt: Castle Galleries presents the 'Star Wars' Collection by Robert Bailey

Castle Galleries presents the Robert Bailey Collection, a series of original pencil sketches featuring artwork inspired by the 'Star Wars' Saga.

Original pencil on paper sketches, matted and framed, prices from £1450.

Go here to buy.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith' by Dave Dorman

'Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith' by Dave Dorman


Saturday, December 09, 2017

#CoolArt: New PS4 Gaming Prints From iam8bit at PSX

iam8bit have two exclusive prints at their booth (#83) at the PSX: Playstation Experience, December 9-10.
  • 'Uncharted: 10 Years Of Adventure' by Paul Mann for $20.
  • 'Shadow Of The Colossus' by Marie Bergeron. 6 colour screen print in a limited edition of 350 for $75.

'Uncharted' by Paul Mann
'Shadow Of The Colossus' by Marie Bergeron

#CoolArt: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' by Matt Ferguson

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' by Matt Ferguson.

One poster free when you book tickets at UK Odeon Cinemas Real D 3D screenings until Sunday December 17.


The Art Of . . . Hans Woody

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 Hans Woody.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace' by Noriyoshi Ohrai

'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace' by Noriyoshi Ohrai


Friday, December 08, 2017

#CoolArt: New 'Star Wars' Prints From Dark Ink Art

'Star Wars' inspired prints available through Dark Ink Art.
  • 'I Will Avenge His Death' by Danny Haas. 18" x 24" lithograph print in a numbered limited edition of 250 for $40.
  • 'Cloud City' by Dan Mumford. 24" x 18" screen print in a signed and numbered Variant edition of 150 for $55.
  • 'Darth's Malt Milkshakes' by Steve Thomas. 24" x 12" screen print in a signed and numbered Regular edition of 295 for $50, and a signed and numbered Variant edition of 195 for $55.
Go here to buy.

'I Will Avenge His Death' by Danny Haas

#CoolArt: 'Winter Is Here' by Chris B Murray

'Winter Is Here' by Chris B Murray, inspired by 'Game Of Thrones'.

24" x 18" giclee print in a signed and numbered limited edition of 50 for $75.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' by Kaz Oomori

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' by Kaz Oomori.

11" x 17" prints available through Disney Movie Rewards, in collaboration with the Poster Posse.


#CoolArt: 'Turn Down'' by Scott Fischer

'Turn Down'' by Scott M Fischer.

12" x 12" giclee print on 260gsm 100% Cotton Rag Velvet Fine Art Paper in a timed edition for $50.

On sale Friday December 8 at 10am ET for 48 hours until Sunday December 10 at 10am ET.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Preacher' by Cliff Chiang

'Preacher' by Cliff Chiang, originally published in the Steve Dillon Memorial Sketchbook.

Original comic art with 100% of proceeds from the sale donated to The Hero Initiative.

On sale Friday December 8 at 9am PT/12pm ET from the Felix Comic Art website.


#CoolArt: 'Drowned Thoughts' by Hieu Nguyen

'Drowned Thoughts' by Hieu Nguyen, a new print release from Rhino Barking Sparrow.

11" x 14" giclée print on Epson Cold-Press Natural Heavy Fine Art 340gsm paper in a signed and numbered timed edition for $45.

On sale from Friday December 8 at 9am PT until 9pm PT on Sunday December 12 from the Rhino Barking Sparrow website.


#CoolArt: 'Star Trek Discovery' Prints by Paul Shipper

'Star Trek Discovery' by Paul Shipper, officially licensed prints through StarTrek.com.

24" x 36" giclee prints on Photo Matte Paper for $54.95 each.

Go here to buy.

#CoolArt: 'Gremlins' by Mike Saputo

'Gremlins' by Mike Saputo, a new print release from Mondo.

24" x 18" screen print, in a hand numbered limited edition of 275 for $45.

On sale Friday December 8 at a random time from the Mondo website.

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