Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
No, it’s a super-frickin’ awesome Superman poster courtesy of the very talented Brian C. Roll (he of the genre art haven that is Odyssey Art).
Remember my post a couple of weeks back? Well, the superman behind art prints celebrating genre icons from Sherlock to Buffy, Marty McFly to Miss Piggy has been kind enough to donate a 24”x 36” Superman ‘Go Forward’ poster to one lucky winner who enters the latest Nice to Geek You giveaway.
So, what do you have to do?
1) Head over to Twitter and follow @nicetogeekyou and @OdysseyArtTorch.
2) Retweet any one of the daily Tweets I’ll be sending out via the NTGY Twitter between now and the giveaway end date on Friday 29th August 2014.
Now, ‘go forward’ and good luck!
Prize Giveaway Terms & Conditions
Prize giveaway open to anyone in the UK and US aged 18 or over. Entry closes 11:59pm on 29/08/2014. One winner will be chosen at random and notified shortly thereafter via Twitter, whereupon a postal address for delivery of prize will be requested. Entry method as described above: to be considered eligible, you must follow @nicetogeekyou and @OdysseyArtTorch on Twitter and have retweeted at least one of the daily @nicetogeekyou tweets promoting the giveaway. The prize is as stated, with no alternative offered unless the advertised prize becomes unavailable. If a response is not received from the selected winner within 7 days, that winner will effectively forfeit his/her prize and another winner will be selected in his/her place. Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms & Conditions.
When pop meets culture, you get heroically good art work like that created by Brian C. Roll. The New Jersey artist and all-round creative brain may not have prints from his portfolio hanging in The Louvre but, if you register even just a #1 on the geek-o-meter, you’ll agree that this guy’s skills are super – just like his subjects!
Brian’s Odyssey Art site collects together his ‘who’s who’ gallery of pop culture icons, many of whom will be familiar to all you genre junkies, but all in his own unique artistic style.
Thinking about doing some interior decorating? Luckily for those of us who don’t have his skill with a line, some of Roll’s most eye-catching work (including the Serenity crew above) can be bought from his online store.
And that’s not all. As his interpretations of classic pop culture heroes would suggest, Roll has a distinct eye for character and his very own good and bad guys will be discovered soon when his forthcoming Kickstarter-funded project ‘The Circle’ comes full circle. Can’t wait!
There were a number of exhibitors at the recent Birmingham MCM Comic-Con that piqued my interest, but one stand stood out with its eye-catching output.
Canime is a UK-based independent design and print business that specialises in anime canvas art. The cooler-than-cool canvases showcase iconic characters from your favourite anime properties, and anime-ignorant pop culture fans can pick up wall art inspired by everything from Ghibli to ‘Breaking Bad’ and all the way back to Middle Earth.
The supremely kind folks at Canime were kind enough to send me a Cowboy Bebop canvas, featuring the character Spike from the 1998 anime series. The pictures below don’t do justice what is a real knockout piece, the shadowy smoking outline giving off a decidedly noir-esque vibe despite the bold blue background making it as Pop Art colourful as it is cool.
It’s available here for £30, and you can also get your hands on the rest of the Cowboy Bebop gang from the Canime site. Have a browse and start making major makeover plans – your walls need never be boring again!
Ever wanted a Log Lady action figure? After last week’s Buffy lego revelation, then perhaps the idea is not too far-fetched.
Indeed, thanks to artist and loyal Lynch fan Max Dalton, any action figure manufacturer thinking about a Twin Peaks set would simply have to get hold of his new wall art for some inspiration.
This 18″ by 24″ hand numbered print is a must for anyone ‘wild at heart’ for Dale Cooper and the inhabitants of the spooky titular town – get it now at Spoke Art before the initial run of 500 is gone, and start imagining how different (and freakier) your childhood would have been if these toys had existed and replaced your Jurassic Park and Power Rangers lot.