Check out this cool Rocky print created by Guy Stauber. Stauber is the creative genius behind Shogun Graphic Systems™ which provides digital illustration and graphic design services to a wide range of international clients. Stauber’s clients include Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, DC, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Disney & Fox TV to name a few.
THE EVOLUTION OF JOE LANSDALE’S HAP AND LEONARD by Scott Montgomery at CrimeReads is well worth a read. If you’re already a fan, you might get a little more insight into the stories and if you’re not a fan, you should be. Well done, Mr. Montgomery.
Our header art today is a detail from the cover of the Subterranean Press trade edition for Dead Aim and was created by Glen Orbik.
Check out that cover by Brian Stelfreeze! Brian is teaming with Doug Wagner for their creator-owned Kickstarter, River #1. If you enjoy beautifully drawn, well written comics and enjoy action movies, then this should be a no-brainer for you. It was for me! Click here to learn more about the comic and the reward tiers available.
I’m a huge fan of alternate posters, so I’ve seen and enjoyed quite a few over the years. I’ve seldom seen one as clever as this Cobra poster by Gregory Sacre.
It’s cool how Sacre took the crime data from the opening of Cobra and incorporated it into the poster along with the iconic Cobra 45. And how about the Cobra logo Sacre designed? This poster is a winner!
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of The Black Terror: Seduction of Deceit mini-series written by Beau Smith & Chuck Dixon with art by Dan Brereton. I’ve been calling for a nice trade reprint of the original series for years. (Dan Brereton hinted that one may be coming in the next year.) Even still, from time to time I need to remind everyone what a great series it was.
Consider this today’s reminder. ; )
Just look at this beautiful Drew Struzan art of Sly Stallone from Rocky IV.
I recently saw that several artists were doing commissions at reduced rates in support of The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. How could I pass on a chance to get a new commission for my Stallone-themed Sketch Collection AND support a good cause at the same time?
I looked at the list and decided to go with Andrew Farago. Andrew is not only an artist and author but also the Chairman of the Northern California chapter of the National Cartoonists Society and the curator of the Cartoon Art Museum! I asked for Jack Carter and John Wick and Andrew came through like a champ!
If you’re a sketch collector, The Cartoon Museum’s Sketch-A-Thon gets my highest recommendation. The prices are super reasonable, there are several artists to choose from and there is even a digital sketch option!
Thanks again to Andrew Farago for the cool sketch and super service!
Christopher Peterson is a Shuster-nominated comic artist who has worked for Dark Horse, Boom Studios, Image, Black Mask, and other companies.
Back in 2016, I saw that Chris’ computer died and he was sketching to raise money to replace his work station. I set up a commission with Chris and he sent me this cool digital rendition of his take on Sly from Lords of Flatbush. You can check out more of Chris’ art here or follow him on Twitter.
If the art from the print above looks familiar, it probably means you’re a long-time reader here or StalloneZone or you’re a fan of Sly Stallone. Sly recently posted the art above on his personal Instagram site.
The painting was created by John Rivoli based on the movie poster created for Sly and John Herzfeld’s small budget student film, Horses, created in 1970! You can learn more about the film Horses here.
I cannot tell you the last time I bought a super-hero comic. These days I go for crime and horror comics. Dan Brereton’s drawing of Electra and Wolverine got me thinking that I really wouldn’t mind seeing a team-up of these two. Written and drawn by the right team or individual and I’d be back to purchasing super hero comics.
Tony Stella posted his take on a Point Blank poster and it is beautiful. To see a larger version, click over to Tony Stella’s site.
Check out Paul Blow’s clever print for The Wizard of Oz. Mondo is offering two limited editions that are signed and numbered. The Wizard of Oz is one of my all-time favorite movies and I’m glad it is still getting attention over 80 years after its release.
This morning I saw the beautiful Frankenstein poster above created by Paul Mann. I then followed a link to Mann’s website and went down a rabbit-hole admiring the beautiful art in his portfolio. There are movie posters, book covers, original preliminary pieces for sale and more. If you love art then you owe it to yourself to check out Paul Mann’s portfolio.