Tag Archives: art

Jason Pearson Draws The Superman/Batman Scene From Dark Knight Returns

This is what you get when you commission Jason Pearson to draw the climatic scene from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. He writes, Here’s a commission for a Dark Knight-Batman and Superman piece. I really wanted to do Batman in …

French Original Comic Art Set To Rock The Marketplace At Christie’s In Paris

Christie’s Auction House in Paris is having its first sale of comic book material in April. And there are going to be some seriously large wallets to be carried to this display of European comic book art. The cover of …

Drew Struzan And Bob Peak Art On Display… At A Cemetery?

Two of the legends of movie poster art, Drew Struzan and Bob Peak, are getting an exhibit of their work at the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale, CA. The exhibit, called The Masters Of Movie Art runs January 24th through …

Frank Cho Banned From Facebook Over Topless Pterodactyl Picture

Okay, admittedly, it’s not the Pterodactyl that’s topless. But Frank Cho writes; I just got suspended for 3 days from Facebook AGAIN. My crime – posting a DRAWING of a topless woman holding onto a pterodactyl. Some asshole with a …

Pretty Pictures: Robert Chew

I was rereading We3 last weekend, so maybe I came across these at just the right time. Robert Chew’s lush landscape painting of beasts and birds, mechanised accompanied by human… soldiers? Owners? Programmers? Companions. Anyway, pretty pictures by anyone’s definition. …

Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese – A Pop Culture Hound Goes To Malta

Chris Thompson writes for Bleeding Cool; My love affair with Hugo Pratt‘s Corto Maltese really took hold on my most recent trip to Italy. Although beloved by the French, Pratt was an Italian who spent his formative years in Venice. …

Commission And Be Damned – The Green Princess

Johnny Lee Achziger writes for Bleeding Cool. Certain creator names redacted at his request; Back in the mid 1970s I wrote a book called “The Green Princess” and since I couldn’t sell it (it wasn’t all that great), I decided …

Blogger Answers Bleeding Cool with Commission Woes

There was quite a lot of feedback to Rich’s piece recently on taking your chances when it comes to art commissions. Anj, a blogger for Supergirl Comic Box Commentary, posted the following piece in response. Bleeding Cool is reprinting Anj’s blog with …

Commission And Be Damned

Lots of comic book artists take private commissions for work, often using trademarked characters they’ve worked on, often charging hundreds, even thousands of dollars. It can pay better than a publisher page rate, and the more successful you are as a comic …

Fake Brendan McCarthy Paradax Art On eBay

Found on eBay Brendan McCarthy: ”I really put my greatest effort into making sure that the Paradax comic was going to look amazing. It’s a great personal favourite of mine. Paradax 1 and Strange Days 2 I think aresome of …

Seth Reedy – A New Rob Granito For 2012?

Seth Reedy is a comic book artist. Ish. He makes himself available for work and promotes himself readily online, taking comissions and tattoo work. But some of his examples seem a little… familiar. Yet he claims all the credit for …

Academy Of Art University – Piecing Together Figments

The comic industry is growing in a lateral way, leading business in a new direction that is hard to track or predict. It’s certainly a very interesting time to be a comic book creator. Comic books have generally been regarded …

A Look Inside Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, The Director’s Cut

Coming up later, lots of discussion of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I got to speak to both director Timur Bekmembetov and screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith at the weekend, and will be bringing you news of what we spoke of. Firstly, though, …

Selling The Todd McFarlane Cover To Spider-Man #1… And More

  Heritage Auctions is selling the original art to the cover of Spider-Man #1 by Todd McFarlane, on behalf of its owner Martin Shamus, father of Wizard Magazine‘s Gareb and Steven Shamus. The cover of Wizard #1 was famously based …

Roy Lichtenstein’s Take On Tony Abruzzo Half Way To Nine Figures

On the left is the comic panel by Tony Abruzzo, located by David Barsalou. And on the right is Sleeping Girl by Roy Lichtenstein. Guess which one has just sold at auction for almost forty-five million dollars. Yup.  

The Art Of The Avengers

One gallery, many top artists, all unofficial images of The Avengers. This is Assemble, a new show at Gallery 1988 on Melrose, Los Angeles, open until Sunday. Just in case any of Marvel’s lawyers want to pop by. Or their …

Win Your Own Alex Ross And Jae Lee Original Sketch Cover Of The Shadow #1

Today, Dynamite published a new Shadow comic today, by Garth Ennis and Aaron Campbell. Visually it’s rather faithful to earlier versions, while the writing gives us a hard pulp take on the character. But what if The Shadow could look …

Sixteen Alex Ross Original Sketch Covers For The Shadow #1

Retailers could get one of these Alex Ross hand sketched covers for The Shadow for every 250 issues of The Shadow #1 they ordered from Dynamite Entertainment. One retailer has already sold his for $2000, plans to sell a Jae …