Friday, June 30, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' by Brian Ewing

'Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' by Brian Ewing.

18" x 24" screen print in a signed and numbered limited edition of 100 for $50 and a signed and numbered Foil Variant of 15 for $100.

The original 8.5" x 11" Ink drawing on 2-ply bristol is available for $800.

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Foil Variant
Original

#CoolArt: 'The Lost World' by Matt Ferguson

'The Lost World' by Matt Ferguson, a new officially licensed print release from Vice Press, in collaboration with the Conan Doyle Estate.

50cm x 70cm 4 colour screen print on 100# French Cement Green paper, printed by Lady Lazarus Press, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 100 for £30.

On sale Tuesday July 4 at 6pm UK.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Heartfelt' by Glenn Arthur

'Heartfelt' by Glenn Arthur, a new TIMED print release from Rhino Barking Sparrow.

11" x 14" giclée print on Cold-Press Natural Heavy Fine Art 340gsm paper in a hand numbered timed release edition for $40.

On sale from Friday June 30 at 9am PT until Sunday July 2 at 9pm PT.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Aegri Somnia' Print Set by Randy Ortiz

'Aegri Somnia' by Randy Ortiz, a new four print set through The Vacvvm.

Four 9" x 12" giclee print set in a signed and numbered limited edition of 40 for $100, in a screen printed jacket designed by Aaron Horkey.

On sale Friday June 30 at 2pm CT.

Go here to buy.

#CoolArt: 'Star Wars Prequel Trilogy' by Eric Tan

The 'Star Wars Prequel Trilogy' by Eric Tan, originally released through Bottleneck Gallery, and now available from Dark Ink Art.

12" x 36" screen prints in hand numbered limited editions of 250 for $50 each or $140 for the matching numbered set.

On sale Friday June 30 at 11am PT.

Go here to buy.


#ArtOfTheDay: 'The Banner Saga' by Arnie Jorgensen

'The Banner Saga' by Arnie Jorgensen.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Ark of the Covenant' by Christopher Clark

The 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark' inspired  'Ark of the Covenant' by Christopher Clark, a new print release from Acme Archives.

36" x 24" giclee print on canvas in a signed and numbered limited edition of 95 for $350.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Nightbreed' by Francesco Francavilla

'Nightbreed' by Francesco Francavilla.

Available on limited edition T Shirts and Tank Tops ($26 each), part of a 'Nightbreed' collection from Cavitycolors.

On sale Thursday June 29 at 5pm ET.


#CoolArt: 'Darkness Over Hayholt' by Michael Whelan

'Darkness Over Hayholt' by Michael Whelan, cover art for the novel, 'The Witchwood Crown' by Tad Williams.

22" x 15" fine art print on 24" x 18" paper in a signed open edition for $75 $50.

Go here to buy.

Also available as part of a Tad Williams 'Osten Ard' four print set that includes 'In Dai Chikiza (The Dragonbone Chair)', 'Stone Of Farewell' and 'Green Angel Tower' for $315 $195.

Go here to buy.

All sale prices are current until July 31 2017.

'Darkness Over Hayholt (The Witchwood Crown)' by Michael Whelan

The 43rd Annual Saturn Awards Winners Announced

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films have revealed the winners of the 43rd Annual Saturn Awards.

The Saturn Awards are dedicated to honouring the finest in genre entertainment in film, television and home entertainment.

Check out the full list of award winners below.

FILM AWARDS


Best Comic Book-to-Film Release
  • Doctor Strange

Best Science Fiction Film Release
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Fantasy Film Release
  • The Jungle Book

Best Horror Film Release
  • Don't Breathe

Best Thriller Film Release
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

Best Actor in a Film
  • Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)

Best Actress in a Film
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane)

Best Supporting Actor in a Film
  • John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)

Best Supporting Actress in a Film
  • Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Film
  • Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War)

Best Film Director
  • Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Best Film Screenplay
  • Eric Heisserer (Arrival)

Best Film Editing
  • Michael Kahn (The BFG)

Best Film Production Design
  • Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg (The BFG)

Best Film Soundtrack
  • Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)

Best Costume Design
  • Colleen Atwood (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)

Best Film Make-Up
  • Monica Huppert, Joel Harlow (Star Trek Beyond)

Best Film Special/Visual Effects
  • John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel, Neil Corbould (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Best Independent Film Release
  • La La Land

Best International Film Release
  • The Handmaiden

Best Animated Film Release
  • Finding Dory

TELEVISION AWARDS


Best Science Fiction Series On Television
  • Westworld

Best Fantasy Series On Television
  • Outlander

Best Horror Series On Television
  • The Walking Dead

Best Action/Thriller Series On Television
  • Riverdale

Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series
  • Supergirl

Best Presentation On Television
  • 11.22.63

Best New Media Television Series
  • Marvel's Luke Cage (tie)
  • Stranger Things (tie)

Best Actor in a Television Series
  • Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead)

Best Actress in a Television Series
  • Melissa Benoist (Supergirl)

Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series
  • Ed Harris (Westworld)

Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series
  • Candice Patton (The Flash)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series
  • Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)

Best Guest Performance in a Television Series
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead)

Best Animated Series Or Film On Television
  • Star Wars: Rebels

HOME ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS


Best DVD/BD Release
  • Tales of Halloween

Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release
  • Phantasm Remastered

Best DVD/BD Classic Release
  • Time After Time

Best DVD/BD Television Release
  • Hannibal: The Complete Series Collection

Best DVD/BD Collection Release
  • Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection

LIVE STAGE PRODUCTION AWARD


Best Local Live Stage Production
  • A View From the Bridge (Ahmanson Theatre)

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS


The Life Career Award
  • Lee Majors

The Visionary Award
  • Akiva Goldsman

The Filmmakers Showcase Award
  • Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver

The Breakthrough Performance Award
  • KJ Apa

The Special Recognition Award
  • Heavy Metal Magazine

#CoolArt: 'Power Greyskull' by Matt Gordon

'Power Greyskull' by Matt Gordon, is a new print release from Bottleneck Gallery.

13" x 16" giclee print, in a hand numbered and signed limited edition of 50 for $45.

On sale Thursday June 28 at 12pm ET.

Go here to buy.


Book Review: 'Traitor To The Throne' by Alwyn Hamilton

I enjoyed the first book in this series and looked forward to reading the second, 'Traitor To The Throne'.

And it's a good read, once again told in the first person perspective of Amani, the main protagonist of the series, a Demdji - half human, half djinn - with powers to control the sands and also known as the Blue-eyed Bandit, after her brilliant blue eyes, courtesy of her Demdji heritage, and her, well, banditry and proficiency with a pistol. She's still the smart mouth, risk taker from the first book, but she also matures a bit over the course of the story.

But it was a bit of a slow burn to get going for me, until we get to the Sultan's Palace. Then it's all about the intrigue and politics of the hierarchy of the Palace and the harem as Amani starts to uncover the machinations of the Sultan's plans for the country he holds power over, despite her being under his control and stripped of her Demdji ability to control the sands. There are a few twists and turns that keep the story going and, being the second book in the trilogy, the inevitable set up for the third book. Which of course, goes straight into my To Read list!

As Amani is holed up in the Sultan's harem for the majority of the book, the book is more slower paced and the majority of the characters we were introduced to in the first book, 'Rebel Of The Sands', are relegated to the back seat. But when we do meet them, they are still enjoyable, from Jin, Shazad, Ahmed and others. But we're also introduced to new characters, finally meeting The Sultan, as well as Rahim, Leyla, Kadir, Ayet, Sam and more, with each playing their parts and adding to the story really well.

I also like the Arabic / Persian inspired setting too. I love the old 'Sinbad' movies and 'Traitor To The Throne' certainly conjures up scenes from those films.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Soneela Nankani, and I really liked her narration. She brought Amani to vivid life, so much so that it felt like Amani herself was telling the story.

Although I don't read much of them, it seems like a typical YA novel, with a bit of romance and adventure all mixed in together, with some good characters and a decent setting. If you enjoyed the first book, I'd recommend continuing on with the second in the series.

****/5

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Shadow Of The Colossus' by Daren Bader

'Shadow Of The Colossus' by Daren Bader.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Foo Fighters' & 'Tempted' by Malleus

New prints by Malleus.
  • 'Foo Fighters at Prague 2017', 50cm x 70cm 3 colour screen print on cream paper in a signed and numbered Regular edition of 91, and a signed and numbered Variant edition of 95.
  • 'Tempted', 50cm x 70cm 3 colour screen print, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 42.
On sale at a random time on Thursday June 29. Follow them on Twitter @MALLEUSDELIC for the on sale announcement.

Go here to buy.

'Foo Fighters at Prague 2017' (Regular Edition) by Malleus
'Foo Fighters at Prague 2017' (Variant Edition) by Malleus
'Tempted' by Malleus

#CoolArt: 'Harry Potter and the Watery Challenge' by Dan Mumford

'Harry Potter and the Watery Challenge' by Dan Mumford, inspired by 'Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire', is a new officially licensed print release through QMx.

18" x 24" lithograph print on 100-lb, satin-finish paper for $14.95.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Widespread Panic at Morrison, CO' by Miles Tsang

'Widespread Panic at Morrison, CO' by Miles Tsang.

17" x 24" 5 colour screen print with Glow-In-The-Dark inks on French 100 lb. Speckletone White paper in a Regular edition of 70 for $55, a Gage Green Variant edition of 70 for $60 and a Sour Grape Variant edition of 70 for $60.

On sale Wednesday June 28 at 6pm ET.

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition

#CoolArt: 'Overstructure' by Vast

'Overstructure' by Vast, a new print release through Poster Posse.

48cm x 58cm Offset print on Keaykolour 100% recycled chalk, 120g paper in an open edition for $45.

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Masters Of The Universe' Poster Subscriptions From Mad Duck Posters

Mad Duck Posters have teamed up with Dreamworks and Mattel to present brand new officially licensed He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe (She-Ra & POP included) fine art poster subscriptions!

There are two 12 month subscription levels available, each having 100% unique content!

Grayskull level includes 18" x 24" giclee prints and Viper level includes 24" x 36" screen prints. Both subs will have different exclusive posters, decided by subscription member vote!

Each subscription level will also have two tiers offering more unique content.

The Prime Tier is for 1 poster per month, and the Max Tier will include 2 monthly posters (one standard poster and one variant version of the poster)

The subscription will include prints by artists such as Axel Giménez, Carlos Valenzuela, Chris Skinner, Mike Saputo, Maxx242 and many more surprise artists!

Go here for more information and to purchase subscriptions.


#CoolArt: 'Saturday Detention' by Andy Fairhurst

'Saturday Detention' by Andy Fairhurst, inspired by 'The Breakfast Club'.

Set of five 10" x 5" giclee prints on Somerset Velvet fine art paper in a signed and numbered limited edition of 75 for £70.

On sale Friday June 30 at 7pm UK.


'Athlete'

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Gamora' by Jeff Dekal

'Gamora' by Jeff Dekal.




Tuesday, June 27, 2017

#CoolArt: 'The Last Hopeless Glance' by Kelsey Beckett

'The Last Hopeless Glance' by Kelsey Beckett, a new print release from 1xRun, part of the LAX/DTW Detroit Hustle II Print Suite.

18" x 18" Archival Pigment Print on 290gsm Moab Rag Fine Art Paper in a limited edition of 100 for $65, and a hand embellished edition of 10 for $150.

Go here to buy the standard edition or go here to buy the hand embellished edition.


#CoolArt: 'Aadya' by Vanessa Lemen

'Aadya' by Vanessa Lemen for Every Day Original.

7" x 10" mixed media (oil and acrylic on book page/paper mounted on board) for $500.

On sale Tuesday June 27 at 12.30pm ET

Go here to buy.


#CoolArt: 'Tatsu' by FinDAC

'Tatsu' by FinDAC, a new print release from Pretty Portal.

56cm x 76cm screen print with a hand painted colour splash in acrylic on Somerset Velvet 300g/m paper in a Mint edition of 75 for €200 and a Rose edition of 35 for €250.

On sale Wednesday June 28 at 3pm UK.

Go here to buy.

Mint Edition
Rose Edition

#CoolArt: 'Chocolate' by Timothy Pittides

'Chocolate' by Timothy Pittides, is a new print release from Bottleneck Gallery.

12" x 24" 7 colour screen print, with metallic gold ink, in a hand numbered Regular edition of 75 for $35, and a Silver Foil Wrapper Variant edition in a hand numbered edition of 35 for $50.

On sale Tuesday June 27 at 12pm ET.

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Silver Foil Wrapper Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'Syd' by Malleus

'Syd' by Malleus, a new print release through The Flood Gallery, and part of their 'Summer Of Love 1967' event that kicks off Thursday June 29.

19.4" x 27.4" 7 colour screen print, in a signed and numbered Regular edition of 85 on Cream 280gr. Italian paper for £35, a signed and numbered Red Variant edition of 50 on on Red 300gr. German paper for £45, and a signed and numbered Orange Variant edition of 20 on Orange 300gr. German paper for £90.

On sale Thursday June 29 at 8pm UK

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Red Variant
Orange Variant

#CoolArt: 'Syd Barrett' by Mishka Westell

'Syd Barrett' by Mishka Westell, a new print release through The Flood Gallery, and part of their 'Summer Of Love 1967' event that kicks off Thursday June 29.

18" x 24" 3 colour screen print, in a signed and numbered Regular edition of 110 on Mohawk cream paper for £35, a signed and numbered Gold Foil Variant edition of 60 on Gold Foil paper for £45, a signed and numbered Silver Foil Variant edition of 45 on Silver Foil paper for £70, and a Holographic Foil Variant edition of 20 on Rainbow Holographic paper for £120.

On sale Thursday June 29 at 8pm UK

Regular Edition

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Gwen & Lying Cat' by Jen Bartel

'Gwen & Lying Cat' by Jen Bartel.


Monday, June 26, 2017

#CoolArt: 'Terminator 2' by Craig Drake

'Terminator 2' by Craig Drake, a new officially licensed print Hero Complex Gallery, in collaboration with Studiocanal.

24" x 36" screen print in a hand numbered Regular edition of 425 for $60, a numbered Variant edition, with a premium gloss overlay, of 125 for $65, and available as a two-print set for $110.

On sale Monday June 26 at 10am PT.

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#CoolArt: 'The Wizard Of Oz' by James Eads

'The Wizard Of Oz' by James Eads, a new officially licensed print release from Dark Hall Mansion.

18" x 24" screen print, in a hand numbered Regular edition of 280 for $65, a Variant edition of 50 for $95, and Foil editions of 10 in each colour edition for $150 each.

Prints will also be hand embellished with glitter to Dorothy's ruby slippers.

On sale Tuesday June 27 at 12.30pm PT.

Go here to buy.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

#ArtOfTheDay: 'Monstress' by Sana Takeda

Cover art by Sana Takeda for 'Monstress' #12, published May 2017 by Image Comics.


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).

Go here to buy.