Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Imaginary Friends Studios, Really

Three incredibly high quality books from the Singapore based Imaginary Friends Studios. An amazing amount of work for a huge array of properties: video games, films, comic books, and advertising has been squeezed into these books creating superb collections of art.  Grab them here.
Imagine Prime is the original book of art from Imaginary Friends Studios, a proper tome filled with the art of the founders of this amazing company.  Mostly character art, pinups and cinematic action sequences all rendered superbly and in very definitely different styles.
The Pepper Project is a collection of art centred around a character designed by Stanley 'Artgerm' Lau.  Pros and amateurs alike were invited to contribute Fanart of the character Pepper toward this book project.  As well as the art by others her progenitor supplied several works himself to give an overarching idea of his character's personality and style. 
The REDUX collection as the name suggests is smaller, yet it also covers some things the others barely touch on, the making of some of the work created during IFS highly successful existence.

So if you if you're interested in these books go to our Amazon store here 
or bigcartel here.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Aloha Chris Sanders

The work of Chris Sanders is probably known to most people through the excellent animated movie Lilo and Stitch as well as it's successive movies and T.V. series. He has also put his own personal work into 5 sketchbooks (of which we have 3) and a wonderfully witty comic strip Kiskaloo.  The sketchbooks overflow with perky girls and wild critters.  The Kiskaloo comic strips are charming in the extreme, the protagonist Ogo a one eyed cat is definitely a close relation of Stitch albeit in feline form.

The sketchbooks above and the Kiskaloo comic strip book are available in our store here.
Although his personal site hasn't been updated in a while it is still worth a look round as is Sanders' devart page both could be deemed NSFW.

Friday, 9 September 2011

We May Be Late to the Party but We Know How to Hit the Buffet.

The rest of our SDCC selection is here, yay.

 J. Scott Campbell's double release of his new hardback sketchbooks White Hot and MARVELous Art.  Both books follow the excellent quality and finish of the previous range of books from Campbell, and are rammed to the roof with superb character art.  These and more of Campbell's superb wares available here.
The first volume in the Fairy Quest series. 48 pages of comics featuring Red Riding Hood, The Big Bad Wolf, Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook, and Hansel and Gretel!  Plus six pages of pinups by great artists J. Scott Campbell, Eric Canete, Francisco Herrera, Mike Kunkel, Jason Pearson, and Skottie Young.  This book and some of its' pals are available here.
Francisco Herrera's new style of sketch book full of info on his process and sketches of characters from a multitude of projects and titles.  Quick sneak peek below and the book itself and a couple of friends here.
The first two stories of Jose's Mariachi Samurai, fill over half the book  The first chapter has painted art by Tobias Kwan. The second chapter is finished by Jose. The last part of the book consists of concept art, sketches and designs.  Grab it in all its glory here.
Mighty Avengers artist Frank Cho's sixth superb sketchbook, filled with pinups and action shots, jungle women and Captain America.  This and other fine Frank Cho stuff here.
Not from SDCC per se but from across the street at Tr!ckster, but still kicking major ass with its creator owned content and beautiful high quality stylings.  Get it here.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

A Little Bit Massive

Sketchbooks from four artists in the Massive Black inc. ranks, to anyone frequenting the conceptart or imaginefx art forums these names and their work should be familiar.
Below are examples of work from the artists (Sam Brown, Wes Burt, Kemp 'Steaktron' Remillard, Justin 'Coro' Kaufman) whose work smothers the pages of these little gems.
These sketchbooks may be only little but the small ones are often the juiciest.
You can find them available here at our Amazon store.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Hughes Who

If you're a fan of DC comic books you can not have failed to notice the amazing 'good girl' art of Adam Hughes, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Catwoman, Zatanna and Powergirl have all featured in his repertoire.  As well as becoming a well known contributor to DC's superhero filled world, Hughes has also made himself known within the multifaceted Star Wars saga and the Whedonverse with Serenity.
An array of Adam Hughes excellent con books, each one a sketch filled monograph.
All of these are available here (at least for the near future) together with the Emerald City ComicCon book Monsters and Dames 2011 which sports a Hughes cover.
For more of his gorgeous work go to Adam Hughes site.