Looking to boost the unique cover art in your collections? Fox Home Entertainment has that covered with the re-release of 13 major cult horror films for October, movies like The Silence of the Lambs, The Amityville Horror, Carrie, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 and more all grace the stage with really amazing art, you can actually catch samples of the art from Skuzzles below. I know I’m already debating which ones to pick up, it’s really cool when groups like this get to work on especially unique projects like these. The full snapshot from Skuzzles on the project is below.
At Skuzzles, we really want to offer artists the opportunity to work on titles they’re passionate about. We try to direct and pair artists where the it seems fit, but ultimately we want the artist to have equal say in how the art is executed. The goal is to keep the end result as close to the artists original vision as possible. Having said this, here’ s a little bit of feedback from the artists regarding their concepts behind the artwork:
Todd Slater:Invasion of the Body Snatchers – “What if the pod with the flower was shaped similar to a sternum in a ribcage (it’s really close now) and the white tendrils expand and extend from the pod to form more of the ribs and skeleton? The background could be deep dark outer space. My thought is that *the pods are building a new you*.”
Randy Ortiz:Silence of the Lambs – “…I wanted to go a more symbolic route and have it be clean and classy.”
Dan Mumford:Last house on the left – “… I found the scene where Mari walks into the water to be quite haunting and probably the most pivotal moment, so i worked from that and created quite a haunting still moment based around the lake she walks into. We also have two of the murderers standing there and her necklace dangling down with the smallest hint of blood red seeping through.”
Jason Edmiston:Child’s Play – “For my Child’s Play art, I wanted to show Chucky’s maniacal character, at the pinnacle of his power. I love the black magic quality of the movie, and tried to capture the killer doll in mid-chant, surrounded by crazy voodoo lightning, He scared me when I first saw this movie as a teen, and I wanted my cover art to evoke the same feeling. Most of the Child’s play art is dark, with a black background. I thought my brightly lit piece would stand out from previous iterations.”
“Ghoulish” Gary Pulin: The Amityville Horror – “I just really went down the rabbit hole playing up different variables with the windows and the passage way to hell they find in the basement, but I’m happy with the graphic, iconic approach we landed on for the cover. When I reversed the shot of the house into the white negative space, it’s features of it really seemed to jump out. I knew I wanted to do something with the flies as well, so it seemed to make sense that they make up the portrait of James Brolin, as he goes through a transformation from good natured to an evil presence throughout the film.”
Carrie – “There’s a lot of ways you can go with a movie like Carrie but I wanted to focus on the intensity of the final scene and her rage filled eyes (if you look close they are fire balls). The silhouette of the knife is a nod to her insane mother and the control she’s unable to keep over her.”
Teen Wolf – This was a silk-screened poster I had created with Skuzzles previously and I’m really excited to see it become the face for an official release of the film. I hope I made Stiles proud.
It was an absolute pleasure to work on this project with everyone involved. Don’t forget to checkout the other works of each artist by visiting their website! We couldn’t be happier with the end result, and we really hope collectors enjoy these as much as we do. Let us know what you think!
Marvel is back at it with teasers, this week they unleash a red eye Thor standing tall above his decimated team-mates. Has Thor turned? We only get teasers about Red Skull and his S-Men moving on New York and one of these Avengers turning on the team.
It’s all on the line as the group has to rise to the challenge of defeating the Omega Skull and it hits in January 2013.
We recently reviewed Hawkeye and found it to be a refreshing shift of pace for comics and talking about the heroes we see in action so often in the Marvel world. Hawkeye #2 is already headed to shelves for its September 5, 2012 appearance where Kate Bishop joins his battles and presents a new dimension to his already troubled daily life.
Check out the gallery below, keep in mind these pages have no text yet.
Marvel is sending a lot of goodies out today, one of those includes preview pages and the cover for Uncanny X-Force issue #25. While limited to just 2 pages it’s still a nice look and it sets up some tension as that sniper scope looms over one of the residents. As usual no text is included with the panels so you’re left to come up to your own conclusions on what’s going on which only makes the tension that much greater.
Skybound and USA Today teamed up to talk about the cover for the milestone 100th issue of The Walking Dead today, while it will not be coming to shelves right now the wrap-around cover is still something to admire and start pre-ordering for. The interview has some gems talking about the art though, if you’re a TV show watcher or behind on your issues in the series and don’t want spoilers I suggest you escape now while you still can.
“You can’t see it, but (hero cop) Rick is actually holding a birthday cake in his hand. Or, I guess, his only hand,” creator Robert Kirkman says of the cover to Walking Dead issue 100, out July 11 from Skybound/Image Comics.
Issue 100 falls right in the “dead center” of what he calls the “craziest” story arc so far in the comic series, a bloody affair that finds Rick and his group of survivors thriving in a (seemingly) safe community, much like they did at the prison — a place of refuge that was hinted at during the second season finale of the Walking Dead TV series.
The cover will have bodies littered across it, showing prominent figures from the comic series as the landscape, it’s not inspiring but in the wake of all they’ve faced it would be hard to expect Rick to ever be able to see the upside to all of this. The article mentions even The Governor makes a reappearance in the corpses and Lori as well.
The Walking Dead hits #100 soon and according to Kirkman there’s no sign of this story losing steam anytime soon.
Going to C2E2 this weekend? Catch a special event from Marvel centered around Gambit, the news goes out on Sunday April 15th during their “Next Big Thing” panel at 11AM during the show, for those who can’t make it the news will also be available from Marvel as the show rolls along. If you feel you can wait just a moment, we’ll be following their updates and posting them as they break during c2E2.
The only detail we have is just the date attached to the announcement, August 2012.
Batman is on the loose, showing up in the strangest of places, the cover for Batman Incorporated issue #3 highlights this as a match lets off the dark silhouette of the caped crusader. It’s a sweet piece of art, kudos to the team for coming up with it as the strong shadow is dominant but still lets focus wander.
Flash hasn’t had an easy run since taking on the symbiote suit, in Venom #17 it’s about to get even crazier as the crime-master he’s been fighting launches a new bold attack against Venom with a new gang to lend a hand. It’s not just going to get ugly, it’s going to get very personal as Flash has family and friends targeted by this foe.
DC is on an art binge right now, showing off sweet cover work for upcoming releases, today they also have a shot of Detective Comics #9 and it’s an action packed one. Batman with company in mid-air and 1 of them is being choked out by the bat rope in the night sky. Get a look before it goes out to print.
DC also has some news on the printings for Superman #1 and Justice League #6, after clearing out of inventory they’re going back into press for another run. Superman will hit its third printing actually with this announcement and Justice League will go into their second print on issue #6. Both comics land on May 2, 2012 with no images available on any variant covers yet.
Skybound had some fun yesterday with Comic fans, while we missed on reporting it I’m still going to post it today so you can check out the awesomeness. The company announced they planned to run a kids version of the popular story with no actual content changes just some family friendly art choices instead. While many called the company out on the April fools gag, it’s still pretty epic.
“THE WALKING DEAD: FOR KIDS is going to be word-for-word, panel-for-panel like the regular Walking Dead books, with all the violence, all the sex… but for kids!”