In our opinion, Jock is not only one of the best artists currently working in comics but also one of the nicest. As testament to this, Jock has donated one of his original pages from the New York Times Best-selling ‘BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR‘, written by Scott Snyder, to help raise funds for the treatment of a little boy with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.
The page, which you can now bid for on eBay, was originally published in DETECTIVE COMICS #871. This is Jock’s original ink on DC panel paper and is sized 11″ x 17″. An original, one of a kind example of Jock’s artwork.
I am unashamedly a fan of the movies of Kevin Smith. After watching Mallrats as a teen, I was smitten with the comic and pulp culture references and awkward characters. To me, the dialogue was as colourful as Tarantino’s. Except, you know, dicks and Batman rather than burgers and foot massage. I was impressed by Smith’s dramatic left turn with Red State. It was different yet retained what I enjoyed from a Kevin Smith movie. The characters.
With Kevin Smith’s next movie, Tusk, fast approaching I really wanted to share this wonderful piece by Mark ‘Chilly’ Chilcott. Mark is as much a fan of Smith’s movies as myself and this simple piece is pretty stunning.
I haven’t really ever been much of a toy collector. Beyond The Real Ghostbusters, Batman: The Animated Series and Star Wars: The Power Of The Force lines, I have never really paid much interest.
Recently though, there have been a few ‘designer toys’ that have caught my attention. None more so than this prototype Judge Dredd figure by Unbox Industries!
Horror flicks are awesome, are they not? Well I think they are and growing up with a healthy dose of them has also meant anything horror related is always worth checking out. So it was quite a surprise when the horror based documentary Why Horror? crossed my path without me having any prior knowledge of it. I must be slipping in my old age. Even more surprising was the amazing art that has come out to promote it.
An interesting premise is followed up by some pretty awesome artwork. Cult Collective regular Gary Pullin has created a superb, 80’s styled poster which covers the whole gambit of horror while getting a bit of the red stuff in for good measure.
Now, you may be forgiven for thinking that Mondo only do posters. Up to now that has mostly been the case, with the exception of a few vinyl, VHS and t-shirt releases. Regardless, whatever they turn their hands to, it pretty much turns to gold, especially for a fan like me.
It was the posters that Mondo produced that initially got me into print and art collecting and over the past couple of years that market has flourished. With more and more galleries and poster boutiques popping up it makes perfect sense for Mondo to branch out into new and untapped areas. And they have certainly done that. Mondo have today announced that they will be launching a range of fully licensed toys, initially including The Iron Giant and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
One of our favourite artists and designers here at Cult Collective is Chris Garofalo of Quiltface Studios. Not only is he great at his craft, he is a truly top bloke too.
This Wednesday, the 16th of July, at 12pm EST, Chris will be releasing his posters for The Warriors/Streets Of Fire double bill that was originally created as the event poster for Jay And Brian’s Excellent Video Store’s recent screening. Only 15 of these glow in the dark prints are left over from the event, so you better be damn quick!
Now I do not normally keep up with Twitter news. Being a bit of a loud mouth myself I find it tricky to relate my experiences in so few characters so I ramble to the lucky patrons on Facebook instead! But this discussion definitely caught my attention.
Artist Rich Davies who hails from South West Wales in the UK created a mind blowing piece of poster art celebrating the new movie X-Men – Days of Future Past as part of Blurppy’s Poster Posse project, check it out below and prepared to be amazed.
Now, Rich’s poster and Blurppy’s Poster Posse Project’s are pretty cool in of themselves, but the story does not end here. Director Bryan Singer caught wind of Rich’s poster and personally gave him a heartfelt thanks for making such a stunning piece of work which you can see in this simple Tweet.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) March 2, 2014
Keep your eyes peeled for an article on Cult Collective regarding Rich Davies’ work as we will be putting together a celebration of his art and style which will be coming out in the near future, as this guys art needs to be showcased more often. We cannot wait to see what Rich next pulls out of his hat and you too can keep up to date with his work via Twitter feed here, Facebook and Website.
Keep up to date with future Poster Posse Projects by following them on Twitter!
Last year was a phenominal year for Mondo and Justin Ishmael had already promised that they had even more exciting new things planned for 2014.
Well, it looks as if we may have our first peek at what those plans may be.
Over on Twitter Justin Ishmael has just posted an exciting tease with a link to a new website, www.Mondo-Con.com. Mondo Gallery also posted a link on their Twitter simply saying “Mark your Calendars” and a link to their Instagram account.
What is Mondo-Con? At this point the actual content remains a mystery, but it is safe to assume that it will be a two day celebration held September 20th – 21st at the Marchesa Hall and Theatre in Austin, Texas.
So, what would we like to see? It would be REALLY exciting if it was an gallery style convention event with multiple Mondo artists with brand new pieces of work as well as a few of Mondo’s ‘Mystery Movie’ events over at the Theatre.
If ever there were an excuse to get a flight to Austin, I think this is it!
If you head on over to the Mondo-Con site, you can sign up for news and updates as well s find links to their new Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts! We will, of course, keep you posted as we hear more.
Who and what would you like to see over at Mondo-Con? Let us know your thoughts below!
I have said it many times on here, Ghostbusters is my favourite film of all time. Period. With 2014 being the 30th anniversary of the first movie (which is actually two years older than me!), I assumed that Sony would have some exciting plans lined up to celebrate.
Well, over the past few days a number of sources have leaked various bits of information confirming that there are indeed some 30th anniversary plans.Total Licensing’s website License Global have reported that Sony Pictures has struck up an exciting deal with Gallery 1988 to create a traveling art show that will feature top artists’ interpretations of Ghostbusters over the last 30 years. Gallery 1988 will be producing licensed limited edition screen prints and posters available during each stop of the tour, culminating in July at San Diego Comic-Con.
Here’s what Greg Economos, senior vice president, global consumer products, Sony Pictures Entertainment had to say;
“This franchise is very important to the studio, and we wanted to give fans new and exciting ways to participate,” “Ghostbusters continues to gain fans and recognition year after year, and we are thrilled to extend the brand through products and events to celebrate this milestone event.”
This is brilliant news. Silkscreen movie poster collectors have been crying out for a great Ghostbusters print for years with no one quite managing to nail ‘The One’. Gallery 1988, however, have a long history of producing great Ghostbusters art pieces and also, whether officially or not, seem to be the only gallery who have produced art with character likeness’. A couple of great examples are the amazing sold out pieces by Sam Gilbey, “Dogs and Cats living together”, and “Who Ya Gonna Call” by Ben Buchet which were produced for ‘Crazy 4 Cult 7’ this year.
It has also been announced that Sony have agreed a number of further Ghostbusters licenses for toys, games, clothing, games and collectibles with the likes of Mattel, Mad Engine, IDW Publishing and Titan Figures. Personally, I am really looking forwar to seeing some more great Ghostbusters toys. The Real Ghostbusters line shaped my childhood and I still have the Venkman and Stay Puft figures on my office desk now!
So who would you most like to produce a Ghostbusters silkscreen movie poster? Which other artists would you like to see featured in Gallery 1988’s shows? Personally, I would love to see a Real Ghostbusters animated series print. Discuss below and we will keep you up to date as we get more news.
In the meantime, while we all wait with baited breath, be sure to follow Gallery 1988 on Twitter for more announcements.
Last week we previewed a few pieces from movie art project ‘This Must Be The Place’, spearheaded by graphic designer Sharm Murugiah. ‘This Must Be The Place’ is an anthology of artwork by designers and illustrators visually interpreting some of the best films of the year using their own unique style. These illustrations will accompany pre existing reviews with the finished anthology being sent to various members of the publishing industry to showcase the work by the extremely talented contributors.
Here’s what art director and contributor Sharm Murugiah had to say about the project:
Welcome to This Must The Place. A book produced once a year to celebrate films and the new creative talent of illustration artists. The aim of this non profit publication is to explore a year in film through the use of reviews provided by various experts in cinema journalism. To accompany these pieces of texts, a group of artists and illustrators have been asked to graphically illustrate an interpretation of the film they have been given. The projects’ main aim hopes to help the artists involved in terms of gaining awareness for their creative talent.
While this is initially for industry insiders only as a kind of portfolio showcase, with each contributor getting their own copy, it will be great to see This Must Be The Place made available for general sale in future, as is my aim.
Well, we are very pleased to bring you a sneak peek at the finished project, including the brilliant cover by Linda Hordijk. The artwork is beautiful and very unique representing each of the movies using the artists individual style. The book itself looks extremely beautiful and I for one would love to have this sat on my coffee table.
Blue is the Warmest Colour by Faye West
Only God Forgives by Sharm Murigiah
The Bling Ring by Luke Butland
Frances Ha by Rich Davis
Django Unchained by Chris Skinner
The Butler by Mat Weller
Spring Breakers by Doaly
We will be sure to keep you up to date with any new work by these superbly talented artists, in the meantime, make you sure you follow the team over on Twitter, links above!