Monster fans, comic fans and art fans are likely familar with the name Bernie Wrightson. If you aren’t, here’s the skinny. Wrightson is an award-winning illustrator well-known for his work on comics like House of Secrets and Swamp Thing. Yet the thing for which he’s best known may be Frankenstein. In the Eighties, Wrightson created Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein, a seminal work in monster pop culture retelling Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in comic book form. Since then, it’s been printed and reprinted by various companies. Recently, Wrightson began to turn the images into limited edition screen prints.
The first two of those screenprints sold out fairly quickly. To try and keep fans happy (and stress-free) Nakatomi Inc. will be providing 175 subscriptions to the next five prints in Wrightson’s series. This will also include some exclusives, which you can exclusively see below. Read More »
Location is essential to the medium of television. Unlike movies, which can use a location and move along, TV recycles the same places over and over to conserve time and money. The result is that places on television become characters themselves.
That was the idea behind Austin-based artist Tim Doyle‘s first solo art show, UnReal Estate, in early 2012. Now the sequel is upon us. UnReal Estate II opens Thursday February 7 at Spoke Art in San Francisco, CA. Just like last year, Doyle has immortalized some of your favorite locations from our favorite TV shows. A few examples include the ship Serenity from Firefly, the TARDIS in Doctor Who, the model home on Arrested Development, and Downton Abbey from, well, you know where.
Below we’ve got the entire show and will tell you how to see it in person as well as buy prints online. Read More »
New York Comic-Con starts Thursday and while it hasn’t quite reached the insane heights of San Diego, it’s getting there. One company that’s certainly helping is Spoke Art, who’ll have a massive booth at the Con with no less than eight exclusive prints, previously sold out editions and much more.
The bulk of the exclusives will be the kick off of their third annual Bad Dads art show, featuring art inspired by the films of Wes Anderson. We’ve featured both years (extensively) in the past and this year, with a new movie in theaters (Moonrise Kingdom), there’s even more excellent art by artists such as Max Dalton, Joshua Budich, Issac Bidwell and Dave Perillo (the exhibit will then continue in San Francisco later this month). Plus, Tim Doyle has released a new Simpsons themed piece in his Unreal Estate series and it’s the Worst. Print. Ever. Yes, you guessed the location. That show, too, will continue in the future.
After the jump, check out all the new Spoke Art pieces that’ll be at New York Comic Con booth #3223 beginning this week and more. Read More »
Action films in the Eighties were extremely distinctive. The featured big muscle-bound men accomplishing insurmountable tasks, decorated with squirting blood, massive guns and fists to the face. The names are legend: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jean Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris. The films are revered: The Terminator, Bloodsport, Commando, Cobra, Rocky III, RoboCop, Rambo, Aliens. And now Spoke Art has teamed up with artist Jon Smith to create an art exhibit that’s all about the craziest era in action film history.
It’s called Mucho Machismo: First Blood Part One and features works by Godmachine, James Flames, Tim Doyle, Methane Studios, Gabz, Alan Hynes and many others. The show opens in Oakland, CA Friday September 7 and will remain on display through September 28. Check out an exclusive gallery of images featuring all those films above and others after the jump. Read More »
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Even movie fans would agree some of the best entertainment made during the past two decades has been on premium cable. Whether it’s HBO shows like The Sopranos, The Wire, Sex and the City and Game of Thrones or Showtime shows like Dexter, Weeds and Homeland, movies are regularaly getting schooled by TV in terms of character, story and scope. Plus, even if you love a movie, it’s only two hours. A great TV show can be hundreds.
And while we’re all very used to seeing art inspired by movies, art inspired by TV always elicits a slightly more excited response which is why the brand new Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY has picked premium TV for its first exhibit. More Than You Imagined: Art Inspired By Premium Cable opens September 7 and features work by Mark Englert, Kevin Ang, Brandon Schaefer, Joshua Budich, Tim Doyle and many others.
After the jump, check out a huge gallery of work from shows like all the ones mentioned above as well as The Kids in the Hall, Flight of the Conchords, Tales from the Crypt, Boardwalk Empire, Party Down and others, plus find out how you can see it yourself and see how you can buy a print for charity too. Read More »
San Diego Comic-Con is many things to many people. For collectors, it’s both an opportunity to find something they’ve long desired and pick up new things that will only be for sale those four days. Action figures, ornaments, books, comics; you name the category, and there’s a Comic-Con exclusive.
With the limited edition poster craze lead by Mondo, Gallery 1988 and others, posters are becoming highly-sought after Comic-Con exclusives. This year, Mondo will again have their own booth filled with limited edition, exclusive delights; artist Kevin Tong will have his own booth for the first time ever; and three popular artists, Tim Doyle, Dave Perillo and Tom Whalen, will have have limited editions screenprints at the Huckleberry booth.
Presented by popular retailer Toddland, the aforementioned artists have done prints interpreting the TV shows Land of the Lost, Yo Gabba Gabba. H.R. Pufnstuf and The Aquabats. We’re proud to exclusively premiere them below. Read More »
In a traditional sense, art is all about being displayed at a gallery. The art we feature here on /Film, however, is far from traditional. It’s bold, bright and usually pop culture themed. That kind of stuff has no place in a gallery. Or does it? Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles regularly hosts pop culture themed art shows and occasionally gives some of those artists their own show. Spoke Art in San Francisco, CA has followed suit with several pop culture themed shows of their own and, later this week, will showcase one the movements most prolific artists.
Tim Doyle‘s first solo show, Unreal Estate, opens Thursday February 2 at Spoke Art in San Francisco. It features art depicting locations from famous television shows such as The Simpsons, The Sopranos, Seinfeld, Sesame Street, King of the Hill, Arrested Development and more. It’ll be on display through February 23 and will go on sale online February 3.
After the jump, look at a bunch of exclusive images from the show along with Doyle’s personal descriptions of the process behind them. Read More »
As much as everyone adores the Back to the Future trilogy, it rates pretty high on the unintentional comedy scale. There are flubs, over the top performances and awkward lines of dialogue across all three films making them great to watch with a bunch of friends. This weekend, a special live USTREAM broadcast will let you do just that. It’s called the Secret Show to the Future 2 and it happens at 10 p.m. EST November 5.
In 2008, several members of the Sirius XM’s Opie and Anthony show did the first Secret Show to the Future, where they watched Robert Zemeckis’ 1985 film complete with live comedy commentary in the tradition of Mystery Science Theater 3000. This Saturday brings the sequel. Anthony Cumia of the O&A Show, producer Danny Ross and comedian Joe DeRosa, all huge fans of the films, will watch Back to the Future Part II live and provide an evil genius commentary that simultaneously pays homage to the film while exaggerating its short comings.
But that’s not it. To commemorate this momentous occasion, one of our favorite poster artists, Tim Doyle, has created a very limited edition poster with all proceeds from its sale going towards Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s research charity, TeamFox.
An awesome movie with free, hilarious commentary as well as a limited edition poster for charity? That’s heavy. Read more and see the exclusive reveal of the poster after the jump. Read More »
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Whether or not you’ve seen Michael Anderson‘s 1976 sci-fi film Logan’s Run, you’re going to be hearing a lot about it in the coming weeks. Initially the discussion will be about the proposed remake directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Ryan Gosling because their first collaboration, Drive, hits theaters on Friday. Later, Logan’s Run will be referenced when Andrew Niccol’s In Time is released next month because both films share the similar narrative idea of a world where people only live to a certain age.
Then there’s this brand new poster for the film by artist Tim Doyle that’ll first premiere at a screening of the film in Australia and then appear online. Check out both the regular and variant editions after the break. Read More »
Tim Doyle has done some phenomenal posters based on the works of Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick and many, many others. But I think his latest poster, based on the first film by Kevin Smith, could be his best yet. Doyle has been commissioned by Austin Books and Comics (in Austin, Texas obviously) to create a poster for an upcoming screening of Clerks, Smith’s hilarious, influential 1994 film. The result is a well-spaced, perfect representation of almost all the characters in the film, filled with inside jokes and even available in a black and white variant, just like the movie itself. Check out both versions after the jump. Read More »