Here in the U.K, we aren’t quite as blessed with the number and size of conventions that art and comic fans can enjoy over in the United States. One shining beacon is Thought Bubble. Held annually in Leeds, Yorkshire, Thought Bubble has grown exponentially over the past few years and has recently seen a surge in the number of world renowned artists from across the globe who are attending and exhibiting at the convention, including Cult Collective favourite, Jason Edmiston.
Jason was kind enough to spare us some time to have a chat with us about his great year and his attendance at this years Thought Bubble. Read on to find out what we can look forward to seeing from Jason at this years Thought Bubble.
I have said it before, I am a sucker for Batman. As we reported a couple of weeks ago, French Paper Art Club have partnered with Geek-Art to work with Warner on an art project celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Dark Knight; “One Year of Batman”.
Working with artists from the around the World, French Paper Art Club will be releasing a series of projects sharing their vision of the Batverse. Their next two releases in the series of officially licensed Batman prints are recreations of two famous comic covers, depicted by Carlos Olmo and Jorge Zaffino, which you can see further on in the article.
Based in York, England, artist and designer Benedict Woodhead describes himself as being driven to produce work which cures his consuming and obsessive passion to redesign images from popular culture. From both his movie posters and his portraits you get the sense that Benedict’s imagination allows him to accomplish this quite easily.
For his poster designs, Benedict uses clever ideas utilising iconology from the movie he is depicting to deliver a minimal, yet effective representation of the movie. His portraits again utilise the same iconic imagery and ideas but also showcase his talent as an artist.
As Bats hits 75 this year there are plenty of awesome tributes being paid to the Dark Knight, including Poster Posse’s awesome Batman75 project which you should really check out. Forbidden Planet have teamed up with DC and superstar artist and all round decent bloke, Jock as well as Brian Bolland, an icon of comic art, to produce two iconic, limited edition giclee prints of The Caped Crusader and his most prolific of rogues, The Joker.
Here at Cult Collective, we seem to share a passion with One-Shot Gallery, a love of comics and the characters who bring them to life. Chiefly, the villains and rogues!
One-Shot describe themselves as a micro-gallery that exhibits original contemporary art and prints inspired by and celebrating the aesthetics, characters, and themes of comic books and original graphic novels.
On February the 1st, One-Shot will launch their first gallery show ‘Great Villains of Gotham: A Cowardly and Superstitious Lot’ at their exhibit space at St. Mark’s Comics, New York. All art from the show will be available to buy from their Online Shop straight after the exhibit opens.
GREAT VILLAINS OF GOTHAM: A Cowardly and Superstitious Lot
A great city demands a better class of criminal and Batman’s backyard does not disappoint. Whether you’re looking for a cat, a croc or a portly penguin; crazy funny, crazy with fear or just crazy for hats; freeze rays or flamethrowers; trick coins or tricky riddles; men that are bats, men made of muck or men that just won’t die; Gotham has them all. It’s got tree huggers and back breakers and every breed of baddie in between. This show aims to give these devils their due, a spotlight on the dark minds forever thwarted by a dark knight.
Take a look at some of the pieces that you can check out at the gallery and what will be available to purchase.
After , One-Shot already have their next two galleries planned; ‘From Spawn To Saga: Image Comics at 22’ an exhibit celebrating books published by Image Comics, past and present. This exhibit will feature art by Daisy Church, Jim Doran, Steve Dressler, Andy Fish, Veronica Fish, Damon O’Keefe, James Jirat Patradoon, Robotsoda, Blake Wheeler, Pam Wishbow and Chris Yee. Then there is ‘Daughters Of The Atom: Women Who Wear X’, a show dedicated to the uncanny x-women that get the job done and hold the team together, day in and day out featuring art by Jason Chalker, Daisy Church, Steve Dressler, Andy Fish, Veronica Fish, Ashley Fisher, Zach Koch, Damon O’Keefe, James Jirat Patradoon, Celeste Pille, Robotsoda, Israel Sanchez, Bennett Slater and Pam Wishbow.