Daily Archives: September 20, 2012

DC Collectibles To Release Aardman Batman Exclusive Figure At New York Comic Con

DC Collectibles will release this Aardman Batman at the upcoming New York Comic Con.

The action figure was designed by Rich Webber and sculpted by Phil Ramirez. This exclusive is based on the one of the animated shorts from Cartoon Network’s DC Nation and will sell for $25.

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The Thought Bubble Festival Presents The UK’s First Ever Mondo Exhibition Curated By Olly Moss From November 16 – December, 2, 2012

Thought Bubble is the UK’s largest annual event which celebrates sequential art in all its forms, including everything from superheroes to independent and small press comics. The event will run from November 11-18, 2012.

As part of this year’s Thought Bubble Festival, a special exhibition curated by Olly Moss on behalf of Mondo – the Austin, Texas based art-house and film poster specialist will be held.

Olly Moss has fast become one of Mondo’s most popular artists. His recent take on The Dark Knight Rises sold nearly ten thousand copies, despite being on sale for only 24 hours. Olly’s distinctive style is instantly recognizable – often placing a simple yet bold silhouette against a backdrop of powerful color to create iconic images with a twist.

This free exhibition will be the first ever showing of Moss’ work in the UK, along with a selection of other MONDO artists and a unique opportunity for fans of pop culture, graphic art or simply beautiful images to see these pictures first hand. It will take place from November 16th – December 2nd, 2012 in the recently opened White Cloth Gallery.

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It’s Really Happening: Volcom & Yo Gabba Gabba Reveal Apparel Collection

Volcom Clothing and the children’s shows Yo Gabba Gabba!, have teamed up to create an apparel and accessories collection featuring the Yo Gabba Gabba! characters and their celebrity friends.You can see the whole collection HERE.

Products designed to celebrate the Volcom and Yo Gabba Gabba ‘Happening’ showcases art by Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh, The Flaming Lips mastermind Wayne Coyne, the Foo Fighter Dave Grohl and his daughter Violet, Napoleon Dynamite’s Jon Heder, beatbox sorcerer Biz Markie and Jack Black and his son Sam.

In celebration of the collaboration between Volcom and Yo Gabba Gabba!, Biz Markie, Wayne Coyne, Jack Black, Mark Mothersbaugh and Jon Heder alongside the Yo Gabba Gabba! characters Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee and Plex, got together to create a music video featuring an original song written and performed special for this magical coming together called “I Can’t Believe It’s Really Happening” performed by Biz and Wayne!

“I Can’t Believe It’s Really Happening”, plus the DJ Lance Rock remix and Rocket From The Crypt’s solo reunion performance of a new song “He’s A Chef” will be available on a limited edition 7″ that is being given away to 100 lucky winners at http://www.volcom.com/ygg and will be available on September 21st at select Volcom retailers as a free gift when you purchase any of the collaborative products.

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Mondo Poster By Aled Lewis For The Shining Documentary Room 237

Artist Aled Lewis created this Shining print for Mondo to be released at Fantastic Fest. The run is a super rare 100, and Aled will have some APs to sell at a later date.

Room 237 is a documentary film by Rodney Ascher that explores themes and hidden meanings in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

Lewis describes his design process, “I knew early on what I wanted to do with this and that was creating a print that superficially could be recognized as one for The Shining, but actually has hidden meanings and clues woven throughout it – so hidden in the scene are references to the central themes to the film. Some are more obvious than others! You don’t have to have seen Room 237 to identify some of the more prominent ideas.”

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MONDO To Profile Classic Universal Monsters At Their Next Gallery Show In October, Creature From The Black Lagoon Print By Laurent Durieux To Be Released On Friday, September 21

The next gallery show from Mondo will profile classic Universal Monsters from dozens of world-renowned artists including Martin Ansin, Rick Baker, JC Richard, Kevin Tong, Ken Taylor and many more.

The gallery will also include original, never-before-seen works from legendary poster artist Drew Struzan. The gallery show runs October 19th – November 10th, with an opening reception on October 19th from 7 – 10pm.

Mondo is kicking things off at Fantastic Fest with the debut of Creature from the Black Lagoon print by Laurent Durieux, which will be available for sale at the Mondo pop-up store at the Alamo Drafthouse in South Lamar on Friday, 9/21.

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See The Cover of Joyland By Stephen King

Stephen King’s much-anticipated novel Joyland will be released on June 4, 2013 from publisher Hard Case Crime. Joyland takes place in a small-town North Carolina amusement park, where college student Devin Jones arrives at the park to work as a carny for the summer, but he ends up experiencing much more than he bargained for when he confronts the legacy of a vicious murder and the fate of a dying child.

Not only is King going retro with the setting of his upcoming novel, he’s also sticking to a tried-and-true format. “I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts,” he said in the press release. “I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book.”

Charles Ardai, editor of Hard Case Crime, promises a layered, genre-crossing story. “Joyland is a breathtaking, beautiful, heartbreaking book,” he said. “It’s a whodunit, it’s a carny novel, it’s a story about growing up and growing old, and about those who don’t get to do either because death comes for them before their time. Even the most hard-boiled readers will find themselves moved. When I finished it, I sent a note saying, ‘Goddamn it, Steve, you made me cry.’ ”

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Scott Campbell Livestream At Gallery 1988 On Saturday, September 22

Scott Campbell’s Return of The Great Showdowns show opens up this Friday at Gallery 1988 on Melrose.

He will then come back to Gallery 1988 on Saturday afternoon at 3 PM PT to do a live painting of a new Showdown. Not only can you come check it out in person, but if you can’t make it to the gallery, you can watch live on Ustream (http://www.livestream.com/scottlava).

So join G1988 Friday night 7-10 PM for the Showdowns opening reception and come back the next day at 3 PM to see the newest member of the series be painted!

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Art of Wreck It Ralph Artist’s Panel & Signing To Be Held At Gallery Nucleus On November 9, 2012

Gallery Nucleus is hosting an artist panel and showcasing some of the amazing work from the Disney film Wreck it Ralph on November 9, 2012.

Featured Artists:

Lorelay Bove  (Visual Development)

Brittney Lee (Visual Development)

Victoria Ying  (Visual Development)

Mike Gabriel (Visual Development)

Event Schedule:

6:30 – 7:30pm (Panel Presentation)

7:30pm – 8:00pm (Q&A)

8:00pm – 11:00pm (Brittney and Lorelay exhibition opening/book signing)

Admission is free and the address is: 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801 (MAP). Call 626-458-7482 for additional information.

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