Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monsters by Chris Ryniak

Monster sculpture by Chris Ryniak for tomorrow's show at Stranger Factory.

Illustration roundup

Adventure Time + Skyrim prints by Robert Mangaoang on sale at Etsy.

Collection of stick figure battle drawings.

Twilight by William Reiss.

Poster by Russell Walks for the upcoming Edgar Wright hosted-screenings at the New Beverly in LA.

Brian Fukushima is looking for commissions. Via.

Part of a series of character designs based on Robin Hood and King Arthur.

*Buy Adventure Time toys at Amazon.

Animated tribute to Drive

(Gory) animated tribute to Drive.

*Buy Drive posters at Amazon.

Hairdressing Paranorman

Today's Paranorman pic.

Just-in-Case shotgun kit; Zombie Attack Barbie

(Along with that Zombie-Viper, it's turning into a theme day...)

Mossberg's "Just-in-Case" series of shotguns and survival tools.

Zombie Attack Barbie by Sarah Anne Langton. Via.

G.I. Joe Zombie Viper

The G.I. Joe Zombie Viper (with swappable arms) along with some of the other G.I. Joe figures I posted a few months ago are now available for preorder at the BBTS as a set or case. Pics via these sites.

UPDATE: You can order individual figures, too.

Tobbles stacking toy

I wish my boys were young enough to justify this purchase - - Tobbles stacking toy on sale at Amazon. Via.

Muppets by Graham Annable; Muppet creators as Muppets

Graham Annable's least-dark illustration for the upcoming Jim Henson tribute at Gallery Nucleus.

The Muppets creators as Muppets.

*Buy Muppets toys at eBay.

Link roundup

1. Fun, silly browser game - - Upgrade Complete. Via.

2. Absurdly arcane viral game for The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo. Cool prize, though.

3. Gabe Delahaye's latest hilarious The Walking Dead episode summary.

4. 50% off posters at Zazzle today with the code PERFECTPHOTO - - I recommend posters by Steve Thomas, Franco Brambilla, and Adam Koford.

New art show featuring Noma Bar

Announcement for an upcoming art show at SCIN featuring Noma Bar and Jake Dyson.

*Noma Bar's latest book is $15 at Amazon.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mounted deer head Lego kit

Mounted deer head Lego kit on sale here. Via these sites.

*Buy Christmas ornaments at Amazon.

Internet Movie Firearms Database

Ever wonder what gun was used in that movie/tv show you just watched? Try the Internet Movie Firearms Database. Here's the extremely lengthy article on Predator. (A little disappointing that the current banner ad at the site is for Williams-Sonoma, though.)

I discovered the site from this interview with Neca's lead fabricator Brad Haskins - - he relies on the site when he's making toy weapons.

Psychonauts diorama by Jess Fink

Psychonauts diorama by Jess Fink (whose webcomic is extremely NSFW).

*Previously: Jess Fink is Zuul The Gatekeeper.

Illustration roundup

One of Layron DeJarnette's new Garbage Pail Kid illustrations.

Adventure Time poster by Sean Hartter.

Book cover by Charlotte Strick for the 30 Covers in 30 Days project.

Illustrations by Genevieve Simms.

Olly Moss will be selling prints tomorrow.

*Buy Adventure Time toys at Amazon.

Octopus sculpture by Scott Musgrove

Octopus sculpture by Scott Musgrove, who has various prints on sale here. Via.

Space Invader-shaped chocolate bar

Looks fun to eat - - Space Invader-shaped chocolate bar on sale here.

Sculptures by Takashi Hinoda

Some sculptures by Takashi Hinoda.

Illustration roundup

Illustration by Jon Wong.

Food-themed icons available for download at the link.

Illustration by Kilian Eng.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Link roundup

1. Comment and win art by Steve Thomas.

2. Comment and win art by M.S. Corley.

3. Romeo and Juliet book cover art contest.

Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods

"Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods was an early version of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull written by Frank Darabont. It's not clear how many different drafts Darabont did write but it seems that George Lucas read two or three versions of the script before finally rejecting it in 2004. In an interview with MTV, Darabont said that this rejection represented the loss of a entire year of his work."

Various download links for the script in this thread.

I Give You My Heart ring

I Give You My Heart ring (with or without red plating) on sale here. Via.

*Visit amaozn's Cyber Monday shop.

Mysterious photo from Secret Cinema

Secret Cinema just Tweeted a link to this photo (see it in high res at the link) with the message:

The case is now open. Please report back with any information that will strengthen our case. Good Luck, Provost.
*Previously: Secret Cinema screening of Alien.

Favorite things 2011

Favorite acquisitions 2011:

1. iPod Touch: After wasting $30 on the terrible Aliens Infestation for the DS, I finally bought an iPod Touch. It's constantly in use by me, my wife, and my kids - - games, podcasts, and light websurfing. Currently $14-$35 off at Amazon.

-I use the Scosche Kickback case, which is $12 at Amazon.

-My favorite podcast is Marc Maron's WTF.

-For less than the cost of a single 3DS game, you can buy:
Reckless Getaway
Where's My Water
Fruit Ninja
Mirror's Edge
Sword and Sworcery
Angry Birds Seasons
Dragons Lair 2
The Simpsons (arcade)
Star Wars Falcon Gunner

2. Favorite Books and Comics:

Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant. 41% off at Amazon.

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes. 27% off at Amazon.

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. 40% off at Amazon.

Incognito by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. 32% off at Amazon.

Robin: Year One by Chuck Dixon, Scott Beatty, Javier Pulido and Marcos Martin. 20% off at Amazon.

Uncanny X-Force: The Apocalypse Solution by Rick Remender and Jerome Opena. 37% off at Amazon.

Hellboy, Vol. 9: The Wild Hunt by Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo. 32% off at Amazon.

3. Favorite Toy:

DC Universe Classics Sandman. $14 at Amazon. Also available at Entertainment Earth.

My Wishlist:

Batman: The Black Mirror by Scott Snyder, Jock, and Francesco Francavilla. 39% off at Amazon.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword available at Amazon.

My alltime favorite artbooks:

Fables Covers by James Jean:

Now, for the first time, the exquisite FABLES covers by James Jean, winner of multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards, whose diverse clients include Prada and Pepsi, are collected in one extraordinary volume!Perfect for any art-book library or FABLES completist, this volume includes never-before-seen sketch material, along with insightful commentary and remarkable insights into Jean's creative process. Also included is a afterword by celebrated FABLES writer/creator Bill Willingham. Designed and annotated by the artist, this deluxe, oversized hardcover includes ten vellum sleeve inserts, an embossed case and other fine art details that make FABLES: COVERS BY JAMES JEAN as elegant and unique as the FABLES covers themselves.
37% off at Amazon.

Essentially Odd: A Catalog of Products Created For and Sold at the 826 Stores:
One of the ways that 826 National funds its tutoring programming is by running storefronts in each city. Essentially Odd is a catalog of innovative and humorous products designed for and sold in the storefronts of 826 tutoring centers. Items include Scurvy-Be-Gone and Peg Leg Oil from the Pirate Store and Speed of Light (in a can) and a Secret Identity Kit from the Superhero Supply Company. The catalog also features notes and anecdotes about the design process from designers and artists with an introduction to 826 National’s programs and facts about each center. Contributors include by Sam Potts, Dave Eggers, Chris Ware, Colorquarry Design, Stefan G. Bucher, Studio Rayolux, Suhail Design, Work AC, Office Design, and more.
$12 at Amazon.

I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed By Me: Emblems from the Pentagon's Black World:
I COULD TELL YOU. . . is a bestselling collection of more than seventy military patches representing secret government projects. Here author/photographer/investigator Trevor Paglen explores classified weapons projects and intelligence operations by scrutinizing their own imagery and jargon, disclosing new facts about important military units, which are here known by peculiar names (“Goat Suckers,” “Grim Reapers,” “Tastes Like Chicken”) and illustrated with occult symbols and ridiculous cartoons. The precisely photographed patches—worn by military personnel working on classified missions, such as those at the legendary Area 51—reveal much about a strange and eerie world about which little was previously known.
$11 at Amazon.

In Smog and Thunder: Historical Works from the Great War of the Californias:
What if the rivalry between San Francisco and Los Angeles erupted into civil war? Drawing on images and icons of contemporary culture as well as European and Latin American art history, Sandow Birk’s paintings reflect a meditation on cultural identity, nationality, and history. The book comes with a CD of songs from this imagined war and features 16 pages of new posters.
$25 at Amazon.