Evan Shaner thinks Mitch Gerads is good enough to be featured on his favorites page, and his Wizard World Chicago Johnny Recon variant.
Japanâ€™s #1 collector toy company Kotobukiya announces an original illustration of Marvel comics heroines has been created by master illustrator Shunya Yamashita.Â Yamashita-sensei has designed many of the new statues in the Marvel X Bishoujo series, and now has captured Rogue, Black Widow, and Scarlet Witch is a new, more playful light.Â This image was commissioned specifically for the San Diego Comic-Con, and as a special treat for fans, the image will be featured as a free poster as the centerfold of Kotobukiyaâ€™s SDCC catalog.
The future of the Marvel X Bishoujo Statue series will be previewed with sneak peeks at two new character designs.Â These will be formally announced during the Marvel Presentation at the Kotobukiya booth 1pm on Friday July 24th, co-hosted by Marvelâ€™s Jesse Falcon.Â All this is in addition to the already announced SDCC Exclusive Yelena Belova Black Widow, and the SDCC Debut sales for Rogue and Natasha Romanoff Black Widow Bishoujo Statues.
Our Legion of Super Heroes theme continues with nice illustration by Tom Kelly.Â I like the simple design that shows off the heroes, yet keeps everything clean.Â If the Legion were a real organization, I could see this used as a poster for Try-Out Day.
a legion of super hero illo this is the color version.
I wanted to keep it simple and focus on the main three founders while still showcasing the army of members to this group. Oh yeah I did this all in illustrator (bw) the colored it in photoshop.
In an unprecedented move, writer Robert Kirkman and illustrator Ryan Ottley have made a cryptic, semi-confident promise that INVINCIBLE #63 might be kind of a big deal for reasons they wouldn’t say and plan to back it up with a special Wednesday shipment direct to comic shops!
CHEW, the all-new crime series with a cannibalistic twist from writer John Layman and illustrator Rob Guillory, debuted to a near immediate distribution-level sell out despite a significant overprint, resulting in a second printing.
“I’ve been insisting for years that the comic book industry has been clamoring for more books with double page spreads of non-costumed characters eating soup, and it’s gratifying to see there indeed is a robust market for such a book,” Layman said. “Big thanks to everybody –retailers, readers and reviewers– who came out in such shocking numbers to check out something new and different,Â and more than a little bit weird. Rob Guillory’s amazing art certainly played a big part in attracting people’s attention, so I want to thank him for his great work as well.”
Archie Comics writer and artist Bob Bolling will make an appearance this weekend at the North Port Art Center.
Bob Bolling is at it again!Â Sarasota County, FL is having an arts celebration event on Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM.Â Open to the public, there will be artists demonstrations…live music…food…followed by a Rally in downtown Sarasota. There will be 15 artists demonstrating featured Eclectic “Arts” in acrylics; oil; pastels; watercolors featuring BOB BOLLING, Illustrator of Archie and Little Archie Comic Books.
North Port Art Center
5650 North Port Blvd.
North Port, Fl. 34236
As we wrap up this Wizard of Oz art appreciation week, it would be silly not to pay homage to the illustrator who kicked off the Oz drawings William Wallace Denslow all the way back in 1899.
Denslow may have met Baum at the Chicago Press Club; both men were members. Besides The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Denslow also illustrated Baum’s books By the Candelabra’s Glare, Father Goose: His Book, and Dot and Tot of Merryland. Baum and Denslow held the copyrights to most of these works jointly.
After Denslow quarreled with Baum over royalty shares from the 1902 stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, for which Baum wrote the script and Denslow designed the sets and costumes, Baum determined not to work with him again. (As co-copyright-holder, Denslow demanded an equal share in royalites with Baum and composer Paul Tietjens.)
The royalties from the print and stage versions of The Wizard of Oz were sufficient to allow Denslow to purchase an island off the coast of Bermuda, and crown himself King Denslow I. However, he drank his money away, and he died in obscurity, of pneumonia.
Take the jump for more of King Denslow’s work.
Here’s one that tops the myriad of sell-out issue announcements from Marvel – Image Comics is sending Viking #1 back to press for a second printing, even though the first issue won’t hit the shelves until April 22, 2009.
Take the jump for the full press release.
I’ve been wondering when Boom! Studios would tackle more Lovecraft titles and bring more creatures from the Cthulhu mythos to print.Â The answer is December, when H.P. Lovecraft’s prose poem, Nyarlathotep is brought to life in a 32-page hard cover tome, illustrated by Chuck BB.
“I was absolutely excited to take on a Lovecraft project,” said illustrator extraordinaire Chuck BB.Â “What appeals to me so much about Lovecraft’s writing is that he is able to express a level of scariness that is less about spooking you, and more about making you feel small and insignificant in an unexplored world.Â Lovecraft speaks of a force that is beyond the comprehension of human beings, bigger than any religion could possibly offer, and older than time itself.”
Take the jump for a quick sneak peek of the adaptation.
I posted a quick update about the Major Spoilers Dark Knight 2 Limited Edition Contest the other day, allowing contestants to enter as many times as they like, providing there is someone different in each picture.Â Julian took us up on the new deal and has turned in a few pics from San Diego Comic Con.
I gotta give Julian credit, he had the balls to go up to some well known names, take a photo, and enter the contest.
Who did Julian get his pics taken with?Â Take the jump to find out, and see who you are up against in the Major Spoilers Dark Knight 2 contest.