April 17, 2014

Goni Montes - Robocop

Yes, Robocop is getting what looks to be an awesome comic book reboot to be released in only a few short months. In honor of Goni's birthday (which was yesterday), Ian Brill wrote up a blog feature on him. Read it here

April 15, 2014

Tran Nguyen - Insects of Love, Tor.com

Tran Nguyen's first illustration for Tor.com for short story Insects of Love was also just accepted into Spectrum 21! Congratulations! 

Guy Stauber - Captain America Winter Soldier

Guy Stauber illustrated posters for Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Epic posters for an epic film from an epic artist. 

Edward Kinsella - Johnny Cash, Rolling Stone

Edward Kinsella drew this portrait of Johnny Cash for Rolling Stone's record review of his lost album "Out Among the Stars". 

Take a look at his Black Sabbath RS illustration here

April 9, 2014

Jason Seiler - John Malkovich, New York Observer

Quite a departure from their usual caricatured covers, Jason Seiler did this amazing portrait of actor John Malkovich for the New York Observer. 

Orlando Arocena - Captain America: Winter Soldier

Stunning poster concept by Orlando Arocena for Marvel's Captain America: Winter Soldier. Purchase a print here

I've fallen and I can't get up!

Goni Montes
"He danced with the sky instead, and the sky dropped him like a rotten plum.”
Laini Taylor
James Bennett
"Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects."
Dave Barry
Chase Stone
"Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs."
Rudyard Kipling
David Palumbo
"The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff."
Ambrose Bierce
C.F. Payne
"Life is like riding a bicycle: you don't fall off unless you stop pedaling."
Claude Pepper
Douglas Smith
"You may hate gravity, but gravity doesn't care."
- Clayton Christensen
Mark T. Smith
"Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight For the greatest tragedy of them all Is never to feel the burning light."
Oscar Wilde
Ricardo Martinez
"Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Our complaints are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose they only fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves."
- William Temple
Dongyun Lee
"It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet."
Wernher von Braun
Michal Dziekan
"Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall."
Ray Bradbury
Rudy Gutierrez
"Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why."
- Bernard Baruch
Bill Sanderson
“The greatest glory in living
lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.” 
Nelson Mandela
Gregory Manchess
"And falling's just another way to fly.” 
- Emilie Autumn
David Johnson
"If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?"
Steven Wright
Mark Summers
"So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground."
Oprah Winfrey
Orlando Arocena
"Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall."
Salman Rushdie
Paul Cox
"If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up."
Les Brown
Tim Bower
"Dr. Ryan Stone: Either I make it down there in one piece and I have one hell of a story to tell...or I burn up in the next ten minutes. Either way, whichever way...no harm, no foul! Because either way...it'll be on helluva ride." 
Gravity, 2013
Patrick Arrasmith
"The lower you fall, the higher you'll fly."
Chuck Palahniuk
Patrick Arrasmith
"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward."
Victor Kiam Forrest

April 7, 2014

Congrats Jason Seiler and Edward Kinsella!

Jason Seiler got into American Illustration with his Time cover and Edward Kinsella with his cover for Security Management Magazine. See you at the party in November! 

Chris Gall - Heroes and Their Hats, Arizona Highways

In the same issue for which Douglas Smith illustrated the cover, Chris Gall did the art for a story about the hat wearing habits of the authors father. 

Douglas Smith - Arizona Highways Magazine

Douglas Smith illustrated a turn-of-the-century version of the city of Prescott Arizona for their sesquicentennial (say that 10x fast) tribute in Arizona Highways Magazine. 

April 4, 2014

Gregory Manchess - Vali Nasr for John's Hopkins

Portrait master Gregory Manchess created this portrait of Vali Nasr, Dean of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies for their Alumni Magazine. 

April 2, 2014

James Bennett - Solo Show, Woodbridge NJ

If you're in the area, don't miss the opening night to James Bennett's show next friday, April 11th at the Woodbridge Art Gallery. 

April 1, 2014

Goni Montes - Kia and Gio, Tor

Another BRILLIANT new cover for Tor.com from Goni Montes

Ricardo Martinez - The Great Flood and other new works

Cover of Metropoli Magazine (part of El Mundo newspaper) heralding the coming of the Great Flood... at least the movie version. 

Flamenco guitar player Paco de Lucía who passed away a couple of weeks ago. 

Spanish reporters Javier Espinosa and Ricardo García, kidnapped in Syria for more than 6 months, were freed last saturday

March 28, 2014

Michal Dziekan - Polish Devils, DF Magazine

As part of his ongoing work with Polish magazine, DF, Michal Dziekan illustrated 2 articles: One on Polish devils and the other on thieving spies.