Monday, June 26, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Book Of Secrets' by Naomi VanDoren

'Book Of Secrets' by Naomi VanDoren for Every Day Original.

4" x 8" watercolour and pen on watercolour paper for $230.

On sale Sunday June 25  at 12.30pm ET.

Go here to buy.


2017 Locus Award Winners Announced

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation have announced the winners of the 2017 Locus Awards during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle, WA, June 23-25, 2017.

The Locus Awards are presented to winners of the Locus Magazine's annual readers' poll, first presented in 1971, to recognize excellence in science fiction and fantasy literature.

2017 Locus Awards Winners

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
  • Death’s End by Cixin Liu (Tor; Head of Zeus)

FANTASY NOVEL
  • All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)

HORROR NOVEL
  • The Fireman by Joe Hill (Morrow)

YOUNG ADULT BOOK
  • Revenger by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz; Orbit US ’17)

FIRST NOVEL
  • Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)

NOVELLA
  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)

NOVELETTE
  • You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay by Alyssa Wong (Uncanny May / June 2016)

SHORT STORY
  • Seasons of Glass and Iron by Amal el-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)

ANTHOLOGY
  • The Big Book of Science Fiction, edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (Vintage)

COLLECTION
  • The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu (Saga; Head of Zeus)

MAGAZINE
  • Tor.com

PUBLISHER
  • Tor

EDITOR
  • Ellen Datlow

ARTIST
  • Julie Dillon

NON-FICTION
  • The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley (Tor)

ART BOOK
  • Walking Through the Landscape of Faerie by Charles Vess (Faerie Magazine)

The Art Of . . . Galen Dara

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 Galen Dara.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Army Of Darkness' by Paul Shipper

'Army Of Darkness' by Paul Shipper.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Do You Like Our Owl?' by Tim Anderson

The 'Blade Runner' inspired 'Do You Like Our Owl?' by Tim Anderson.

8″ x 10″ giclee print on Premium Matte paper for $15 (Discounted to $12 until Sunday June 25 in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the original cinema release).

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#CoolArt: 'Kulture Queen #4' by Scott Fischer

'Kulture Queen #4' by Scott Fischer for Every Day Original.

6" x 9" painting using FW ink, Witches Brew ink, Acryla Gouache, oil paint, and gold paint on Grafix Dura-lar painting on both sides of the translucent material, using brushes and a make-up sponge.

On sale Saturday June 24 at 12.30pm ET


#CoolArt: Poster With B&N Exclusive Edition of 'Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad'

Double sided poster, with art by Two Dots Studio, available with the Barnes & Noble exclusive edition of the 'Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad' novel, written by Christie Golden.

One side shows an expanded version of the final cover art, and the opposite side of the poster features a work in progress / concept art of the final design.

On sale July 25.

Go here to pre-order the novel.


#CoolArt: 'Wonder Woman' by Ruiz Burgos

'Wonder Woman' by Ruiz Burgos

Book Review: 'Wonder Woman' by Nancy Holder

A good novelization of the hit film.

It's a faithful retelling, with minimal fleshing out of scenes or dialogue that you sometimes get in movie novelizations. The director of the film, Patty Jenkins, is quoted as saying that there were no deleted scenes from film, and the fact that there's very little additional material in this novelization does kind of back that up.

The book does add to the film however by expanding on the thoughts of Diana and of Steve Trevor when the POV is focused on them. You really get more of a sense of Diana's straightforwardness, and perhaps naivety, as she leaves her home of Themyscira on a quest that takes her to the world of man during the First World War to defeat Ares the God Of War. We're also able to read the thoughts of Steve Trevor, revealing that he's very much in love with Diana and although he may not believe in the whole Amazons and Gods scenario, he does still trust and believe in Diana completely.

The book is split into three parts - essentially the three acts of the film - Amazon, Warrior and Wonder Woman, and I like the way each part starts with a quote that sums up what you're about to read.

I like reading movie novelizations, whether it's after I've seen the film or if I'm not all that bothered about seeing the film at all, and I enjoyed this one. The only other book I've read previously by Nancy Holder was the novelization for the recent 'Ghostbusters' film, I've not seen the movie but I did enjoy the book. But with this one, I have seen the film and was good to revisit the movie on the written page/kindle.

It's a well written book that doesn't veer too much away from what was up on the screen, so if you're a fan of the film then you'll enjoy reliving it again with this novelization.

****/5

'Serenity' Steelbook Bluray From Zavvi

'Serenity', a new steelbook bluray exclusive from Zavvi.

In a limited edition of 1000 for £15.99 each.

On sale Sunday June 25 at 6pm UK

Go here to buy.


'Interstellar' Steelbook Bluray From Zavvi

'Interstellar', a new steelbook bluray exclusive from Zavvi.

In a limited edition of 1000 for £15.99 each.

On sale Saturday June 24 at 6pm UK

Go here to buy.


The Art Of . . . Gabriele Dell'otto

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 Gabriele Dell'otto.

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Blade Runner' by Casey Callender

'Blade Runner' by Casey Callender.


Friday, June 23, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Wonder Woman' by Saskia Cameron

'Wonder Woman' by Saskia Cameron, a new print release from Delve Weekly.

297mm x 413mm giclée print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper for £40.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Preacher' #2 by Glenn Fabry

Cover art by Glenn Fabry, recreating the original cover art for 'Preacher' #2 with cast from the TV show, in anticipation of the premiere of Season 2 of 'Preacher' on AMC, Sunday, June 25 at 10/9c.


#CoolArt: 'Angel Heart' by Krzysztof Domaradzki

'Angel Heart' by Krzysztof Domaradzki, a new officially licensed print Nautilus Art Prints, in collaboration with Studiocanal.

36" x 24" 10 colour screen print in a numbered Regular edition of 200 for €55/$61.50 and in a numbered Variant edition of 87 for €85/$90.

On sale Friday June 23 at 6pm UK.

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'Back To The Future' by Richard Davies

'Back To The Future' by Richard Davies.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Rakka' by Matt Ryan Tobin

'Rakka' by Matt Ryan Tobin, available from Mondo during the 2017 San Diego Comic Con.

See Neill Blomkamp's 'Rakka' here.


#CoolArt: 'Badlands National Park' by Camp Nevernice

'Badlands National Park' by Camp Nevernice, a new print release from Fifty-Nine Parks.

24" x 32" 6 colour screen print on 100# Cougar White paper for $80.
On sale from Wednesday June 21 until Friday June 30.

18" x 24" 6 colour screen print in a open edition for $40 also available.

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

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Commonwealth' by Glen Brogan

The 'Fallout' inspired 'Commonwealth' by Glen Brogan, a new print release through Hero Complex Gallery.

16" x 24" fine art giclee print in a limited edition of 125 for $40.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Big Alien Wolf Motherfuckers' by Rhys Cooper

The 'Attack The Block' inspired 'Big Alien Wolf Motherfuckers' by Rhys Cooper, a new print release through Hero Complex Gallery.

12" x 36" screen print, with fluorescent inks, in a limited edition of 150 for $50.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'A Safe Distance' by Rob Rey

'A Safe Distance' by Rob Rey, for Every Day Original.

6" x 8" Oil on board.



#CoolArt: 'By The Power Of Greyskull' by Dan Mumford

The 'Masters Of The Universe' inspired 'By The Power Of Greyskull' by Dan Mumford, part of the 'Mattel: The Joy Of Toys' art exhibition, curated by Cuddly Rigor Mortis, hosted at Gallery1988.

The art exhibition opens Friday June 23 from 7-9pm PT at Gallery1988, 7308 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90046, and will be on view through July 15.

Any remaining prints from the opening will be available online Saturday on the Gallery1988 website.


#CoolArt: 'Cars 3' (Asphalt Variant) by Tom Whalen

'Cars 3' (Asphalt Variant) by Tom Whalen, is a new officially licensed print release from Cyclops Print Works.

24" x 36" 12 colour screen print, on Stardream Onyx 285 gsm paper in a limited edition of 95 for $85.

On sale on Wednesday June 21 at 12pm PT.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'The Warriors' by WalkerTKL

Galerie F presents a screening of the film, 'The Warriors', part of the 'Summer Movie Mix' film season throughout June at The Logan Theatre in Chicago.

'The Warriors' by WalkerTKL, limited edition print available at the screening on Friday June 23.

Go here for tickets for the screening.

Prints will also be available Monday June 26 at 2pm CT on the Galerie F website.


#ArtOfTheDay: 'Jurassic Park' by Kyle Lambert

'Jurassic Park' by Kyle Lambert.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Hanuman Ruins' & 'Garuda Ruins' by Kilian Eng

'Hanuman Ruins' and 'Garuda Ruins' by Kilian Eng, new print releases through The Yetee.

18" x 24" high quality giclée prints, in limited editions of 50 for $60 each. Each print also includes an 8" x 10" screen print.

Go here to buy.

'Hanuman Ruins' Giclee Print

#CoolArt: 'Manic' by Audra Auclair

'Manic' by Audra Auclair, a new print release from Rhino Barking Sparrow.

10" x 14" giclée print on 12" x 16" Cold-Press Natural Heavy Fine Art 340gsm paper in a hand numbered TIMED edition for $45.

On sale 9am PT, Tuesday June 20 until 9pm PT, Thursday June 22.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Spider-Gwen' by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell

'Spider-Gwen' by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, is a new print release through Mondo.

18" x 24" screen print, printed by D&L Screenprinting, in a Regular edition of 200 for $45, and a Variant edition of 100 for $65.

On sale Tuesday June 20 at 12pm CT.

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'The Dark Crystal' Prints From Bottleneck Gallery

New officially licensed 'The Dark Crystal' prints from Bottleneck Gallery.
  • 'The Journey Ahead' by Dan May. 16" x 20" giclee print in a hand numbered limited edition of 100 for $50.
  • 'When Single Shines the Triple Sun' by Dave Perillo. 18" x 24" screen print in a hand numbered limited edition of 100 for $40.
On sale Tuesday June 20 at 12pm ET.

Go here to buy.

'The Journey Ahead' by Dan May
'When Single Shines The Triple Sun' by Dave Perillo

#CoolArt: 'Spider-Man' and 'Green Goblin' by Florey

'Spider-Man' and 'Green Goblin' by Florey, part of a new 'Florey's Faceoffs' print series, and a new officially licensed Marvel print release from Grey Matter Art.

16" x 20" screen prints in limited editions of 100 for $40 each, or $75 in a matching numbered set.

On sale Thursday June 22 at 1pm ET.

Go here to buy.


#ArtOfTheDay: 'Through Dangers Untold' by James Hance

'Through Dangers Untold' by James Hance.


Monday, June 19, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Blast The Rebellion' by Brian Miller

'Blast The Rebellion' by Brian Miller, a new officially licensed print release from Zavvi, in collaboration with Dark Ink Art.

18" x 26" screen print in a numbered limited edition of 100 for £44.99 and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

On sale Wednesday June 21 at 12pm UK.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Back To The Future' by Ryan Brinkerhoff

'Back To The Future' by Ryan Brinkerhoff, a print release from The Movie Gang.

24" x 18" screen print, with metallic ink, in a limited edition of 100 for $20.

Go here to buy.

#CoolArt: IX Arts presents 'IX Gallery Inaugural Exhibition'

IX Arts presents 'IX Gallery Inaugural Exhibition', an online only group art exhibition of paintings and sculptures, showcasing the best in contemporary imaginative realism.

Artists featured in the exhibition include Linda AdairSamuel ArayaJulie BellShaun BerkeBromArmand CabreraJeremy CanigliaDan ChudzinskiKinuko Y CraftFelipe EchevarriaBob EggletonCraig ElliottJody FallonScott FischerTeresa N FischerMarc FishmanAnnie Stegg GerardJustin GerardDonato GiancolaLars Grant-WestRebecca GuayJohn HarrisMichael C HayesJames HerrmannRichard HescoxStephen HickmanGreg & Tim HildebrandtLuke HillestadPatrick JonesRich KlinkJ Anthony KosarVanessa LemenDon MaitzGina MatarazzoMatt MrowkaAaron NagelTran NguyenRyan PancoastLucio ParrilloColin & Kristine PooleColin PooleMark PooleRob ReyTooba RezaeiForest RogersLaurence SchwingerDave SeeleyHajime SorayamaMatthew StewartBryan Mark TaylorVince VillafrancaChet Zar • Dariusz Zawadzki

The exhibition will be on view until August 14 2017.


'Anahita' by Tooba Rezaei

#CoolArt: 'Wonder Woman: History Of The Amazons Painting'

The 'History Of The Amazons' animated painting from the 'Wonder Woman' movie.

Each panel was painted separately, and stitched together into one massive painting.

The artists involved in the painting were Houston Sharp, Igor Sid, Piotr Jabłoński, Yuriy Chemezov, Roman Kupriyanov, Eve Ventrue, Max Schulz, Didier Konings and Raffy Ochoa.


'History Of The Amazons' full artwork

#CoolArt: 'American Gods' by Theoretical Part

'American Gods' by Theoretical Part.


#CoolArt: 'Bouquet' by James Jean

'Bouquet' by James Jean.

18" x 24″ giclee print on 27¼″ x 20½" archival 310gsm 100% cotton-rag paper with archival pigment-based ink, in a signed and numbered timed edition for $200.

On sale Tuesday June 20 at 8am PT until Wednesday June 21 at 7.59am PT.

Go here to buy.