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The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Character Posters Released

Netflix’s has shared seven new character posters for the second season of the hit superhero series, The Umbrella Academy.

In season one, on the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya, and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.

The series stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Mary J. Blige, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe, and Kate Walsh.

The Umbrella Academy is based on the popular, Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics.

The Umbrella Academy Season 2 will debut on Netflix Friday, July 31.

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Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection

Mondo is proud to present Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection, a visually breathtaking celebration of the Emmy Award–winning series.

Known for their limitless passion and incredible ingenuity for film and television posters, Mondo turns their attention to the highly acclaimed show Batman: The Animated Series. The show first aired in 1992 and was instantly met with critical praise for its sophisticated writing and distinctive, noir-influenced art style, generating an intense following that still exists today.

Over the years, Mondo has received global recognition for their astonishing artisanal posters, and their creations for Batman: The Animated Series are no exception. The studio has partnered exclusively with the award-winning artist at Phantom City Creative, Inc., Justin Erickson, in order to bring this show to life in a striking and unparalleled way. Filled with Erikson’s slick graphic design as well as beautifully rendered illustrations, this Batman: The Animated Series art book is a one-of-a-kind tribute to one of the greatest animated shows of all time.

The book will be released on September 15, 2020 and you can pre-order it HERE.

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Crayola Announces New “Colors of the World” Crayons To Help Advance Inclusion Within Creativity

Crayola is proud and excited to launch Colors of the World crayons – 24 new specially formulated crayons – designed to mirror and represent over 40 global skin tones across the world. With the Colors of the World crayons, Crayola hopes to cultivate a more inclusive world for children of all ages, races, cultures and ethnicities.

To ensure the new Colors of the World crayons were developed to reflect an accurate and inclusive skin tone palette, Crayola not only conducted rigorous consumer testing, but also partnered with Victor Casale. Casale, formerly Chief Chemist and Managing Director, R&D of MAC cosmetics and Cofounder and Chief Innovation Officer of Cover FX and currently CEO of MOB Beauty, possesses over 30 years of experience in creating foundation colors for global skin tones.

For more than eight months, Crayola’s Research & Development and Marketing Teams collaborated with Casale to bring the Colors of the World crayons to life, modeling his scientific process for developing inclusive foundation shades. Together, Casale and Crayola systematically created crayon colors that step down from light to deep shades across rose, almond and golden undertones, resulting in a 24 global shade palette that authentically reflects the full spectrum of human complexions.

The crayon packs feature side panels that serve as color references and each crayon is wrapped in a gradient skin tone label with the color name in English, Spanish and French, and purposefully has a realistic color name – such as Light Golden, Deep Almond and Medium Deep Rose – all to help kids easily find the shade they identify as their own.

Crayola Colors of the World crayons come in a 24 and 32-count pack and will begin to hit shelves in July, just in time for the back to school season. The 32-count crayon pack, sold exclusively at Walmart and comprised of the 24 new colors plus four hair and four eye color, is available for pre-order today via this link on Walmart.com. For the 24-count crayon pack, consumers can submit their email via this link on Crayola.com to be alerted on product availability.

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Trends’s 40th Anniversary The Empire Strikes Back Poster By Matt Ferguson

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, Trends will release this beautiful poster by artist Matt Ferguson.

The unframed poster is a powerful tribute to Star Wars Episode V and measures 22.375″ x 34”. The officially licensed poster will be printed on premium 210 GSM PhotoArt Gloss Paper and will ship within 24 hours of printing.

Order HERE for $19.99.

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Consider These Points When Choosing Your Best Anime Drawing App

Drawing generally requires lots of patience if you want to produce something anyone would appreciate. Even as an expert, completing a single picture takes time, how much more when you’re just learning.

It takes time, dedication, and effort to learn how to draw, but some tools can help you shorten the entire process and make it easier. If you’re learning how to draw anime pictures, apps can help make it a fun activity for you.

Here we’ve put together some points you must consider to choose the best anime drawing apps. Even as an expert, these apps come in handy to make the entire drawing process easy for you.

Start Your Journey With Good Anime Tutorials

Anime drawing is one of the best and most beautiful animation styles. It’s not surprising it’s one of the most difficult to learn. Just like anything else, determination and consistent practice would help you become a pro. Resources are readily available online, mostly as apps, to allow you to practice anywhere. But beyond just downloading apps, you still ask yourself which app is the best?

As a beginner just starting with anime and manga (manga is a style of comic books where anime derives from), it makes more sense to concern yourself with apps that’ll help you become more creative. Don’t go for apps that’ll burden you with advanced features, special techniques, and layers.

Painting anime images isn’t a straight forward kind of drawing. It makes use of realistic human anatomy to create figures of distorted, artful, and expressive characters. An example is a drawing of the oversized eyes, which is a firm statement of this genre of art. Get an app that’ll give you a step by step guide for anime drawing.

Practice At Minimal Cost On Your Pocket

If you’re an anime lover, chances are very high you’re in the millennial age bracket. It puts you somewhere in college, as a young person, or somewhere in the early years of your career. Saving every cost is your priority at this point, and not wasting funds around. Look for free apps, and they’ll serve you just fine and help you achieve the same purpose you want with a paid app.

Expect some of the free apps to have fewer features than their paid counterparts. A number of them come with adds that keep probably interrupting your learning at intervals. But it’s not a high price to pay for using a free app that serves you.

However, you can spare some cash and pay for what you want, if your priority is getting the full features of an anime drawing app. Using paid versions can serve as a proper learning academy in the form of apps, and give you the premium experience.

Concentrate On Comics For A Firm Understanding Of Its Aesthetics

Before you jump on anime, take some time and ask yourself if you have good knowledge of the style used in animations. Your answer would most like be a no, which is why you have to go back to the basics, and master manga. Most professional illustrators and comic artists you know started from here.

Set your focus on none moving images, a less challenging form of art, and get apps that’ll help you develop on them. As you learn, seek the wisdom and inspiration of those who took the same path before you. Building a strong foundation without proper guidance will profit you so little.

Conclusion

Consume as much information as you can about manga, comics, and anime. Read books, build connections, and watch video tutorials. The good thing is, you have access to all the tools you need to develop your career fast in the form of apps. A friend introduced me to the Appgrooves website, and I got most of my Anime app resources from there.

Best Apps to Learn Anime Drawing

I’ll recommend their app suggestions to anyone towing the same path. They have the best collection of resources to help you develop your skills fast.

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Kung Fu Is Coming To The CW In 2021

The CW has released the first poster and official synopsis for Kung Fu.

A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman, Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang), to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption and her own parents (Tzi Ma and Kheng Hua Tan) are at the mercy of a powerful Triad. Nicky will rely on her tech-savvy sister (Shannon Dang), pre-med brother (Jon Prasida), Assistant District Attorney and ex-boyfriend (Gavin Stenhouse), and new love interest (Eddie Liu) as well as her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice … all while searching for the ruthless assassin (Gwendoline Yeo) who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her. 

Inspired by the original series created by Ed Spielman, Kung Fu is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Quinn’s House and Berlanti Productions, with writer/executive producer Christina M. Kim (“Blindspot,” “Lost”) and executive producers Martin Gero (“Blindspot,” “LA Complex”), Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Riverdale”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Riverdale”).

Kung Fu will be part of The CW’s 2021 midseason series.

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Suntup Editions To Release The Running Man Covers Collection Print By Don Brautigam

Suntup Editions presents another fantastic print from artist Don Brautigam to The Covers Collection. Previously, they have published Brautigam’s cover art from The Stand, Night Shift, Skeleton Crew, and The Bachman Books. This month, we are delighted to offer the art that appeared on the 1st edition cover of The Running Man.

Following Don Brautigam’s work on the 1980 paperback release of Stephen King’s novel The Stand, it is no surprise Signet Books sought out Brautigam for The Running Man, the fourth novel published under King’s pseudonym Richard Bachman. Published in 1982 as a paperback original, first editions of The Running Man are highly coveted. To find one in fine condition is a true rarity, making it nearly impossible to appreciate Brautigam’s magnificent work. Now, this cover art is available for the first time in its original form and without cover text. The Running Man has never looked so good.

Pre-order the print HERE.

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Stephen Kingdom Print By Tyler Jacobs

Self described creative dude, Tyler Jacobs designed this awesome mashup piece for SugarMynt Gallery’s Tales of Derry Art Show. The show pays tribute to my favorite author Stephen King and Jacobs cleverly combined the characters and places from the mind of the famous horror writer with a Disneyland-esque map. The results are playful and filled with fun easter eggs.

Stephen Kingdom by Tyler Jacobs
17 x 20
Unframed print
$110

You can purchase this fun conversation piece HERE.

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Marvel In The 70’s Art By Paul Harding

Paul Harding (@HardingArt on Twitter) is a New York based sculptor, illustrator, and designer of DC, Marvel and Star Wars characters. His latest project is called Marvel in the 1970s which features many classic characters from “The House of Ideas”  in their 70’s costumes.

Check out his amazing versions of Hulk, Nick Fury, Dazzler, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Morbius Black Widow, Punisher, Blade, Ghost Rider, and more!  Action figure companies should take note and make the entire series as a set to fuel fanboys disco era nostalgia.

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Scott C. Announces May The 4th Special Print Releases

May the 4th is a special day for fans of Star Wars!

On that day, Scott C. will release 4 new Great Showdowns timed edition prints. “The Masters”, “The Cold Beast”, “The Forest Planet”, and “The Little Belly Buddies” will all become available in The Scott C Shop at 9am EST on Monday, May the 4th!

These will be timed release prints which means they will be on sale for just 24 hours. The edition size shall be determined by however many have sold in that 24 hour span of time. The sale ends Tuesday, May the 5th at 9am EST.

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