Birdman!

When I saw this poster by Patrick Seymour and Orlando Arocena for the movie “Birdman” showcased on Blurppy this morning, I was pretty amused. Y’know…the whole “bird” thing… Ahem…in any event, this illustration is rad and although I have yet to see “Birdman”, it is high on my list of flicks to check out.

Birdman by Patrick Seymour and Orlando Arocena

Birdman by Patrick Seymour and Orlando Arocena

Check out all the behind-the-scenes action on this print right HERE and be sure to follow Patrick and Orlando on their respective Behance pages!

Welcome to My Nightmare.

Illustrator Matt Tobin kills it with his tribute to “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare”. This meta horror classic ranks as one of my favorite films of the “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise, and brings back Heather Langenkamp for yet another go-round as protagonist Nancy Thompson.

Wes Craven's New Nightmare by Matt Tobin

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare by Matt Tobin

I’m blown away by the detail in this piece, and am more than a little sad that it’s not available for the mass market consumer. This is a private commission that Matt created for a collector. Here, in Matt’s own words, is a little more about the piece…

“I was lucky enough to be commissioned privately yet again to create a poster for one of my favourite movies in my favourite horror franchise, Wes Craven’s “New Nightmare”.

I really wanted to capture the Fairy Tale undertones the film emits. It pays homage to Hansel & Gretel and is based around Freddy being more of an evil entity that has existed for centuries. This pure evilness, rather than the wise-cracking dream stalker we’ve grown to love. I dont think a lot of people were ready for this film upon its release – but looking back its definitely one of the strongest films in the Elm St. franchise.

I really wanted to approach this poster with more of a simplistic, dark, and somewhat whimsical feel. I wanted Freddy to be a looming presence encapsulating our two protagonists. It was nice to be able to put Heather Langenkamp in this piece. She’s one of the all time scream queen / survivors and I feel shes extremely important to the Freddy mythos and the horror genre in general. This was so much fun to create!”

Wes Craven's New Nightmare by Matt Tobin detail

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Wes Craven’s New Nightmare by Matt Tobin detail 002

Motel Hell

Skuzzles and artist Francesco Francavilla present a tribute to the classic 80’s slasher-comedy flick, Motel Hell. Francesco does a bang-up job of representing Farmer Vincent with his pig mask and cleaver intact. While the variant is sold out, there are still copies of the regular edition for sale over at Skuzzles!

Motel Hell by Francesco Francavilla

Motel Hell by Francesco Francavilla

Salvador Anguiano Spins His Web!

Longtime friend of The Birds, Salvador Anguiano, is back with another awesome illustration project. This one showcasing the many faces of The Amazing Spider-Man!

The Amazing Spider-Man by Salvador Anguiano

The Amazing Spider-Man by Salvador Anguiano

Salvador definitely knows his Marvel history, and I love the many faces of Spider-Man all well-represented in Salvador’s print. How can you not love Iron Spider and Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham!!! Great job as always, Salvador!

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Be sure to stop by Hero Complex Gallery’s website and pick up this awesome print and follow Salvador on Twitter!! THWIP!!!

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Orlando Arocena Says Thanks!

Vector master, Orlando Arocena, decided to say “thanks” to the Blogs and Websites that have supported his work over the last year by paying tribute in the BEST way he can…AWESOME VECTOR ILLUSTRATIONS!

I Got Birds vector paths by Orlando Arocena

I Got Birds vector paths by Orlando Arocena

I Got Birds by Orlando Arocena

I Got Birds by Orlando Arocena

I could not have been more thrilled than to have the caliber of artist that Orlando is, create a piece just for me as a “thank you”. Thank you, Orlando! Keep doing what you do best, my friend! Check out Orlando’s other special illustrations for the variety of websites and Blogs that have featured his work, and please be sure to check out Orlando’s website, follow him on Twitter, and check out all the behind-the-scenes vector magic on Orlando’s Behance page!

Geeky Nerfherder by Orlando Arocena

Geeky Nerfherder by Orlando Arocena

Crome Yellow by Orlando Arocena

Crome Yellow by Orlando Arocena

The Poster Posse by Orlando Arocena

The Poster Posse by Orlando Arocena

Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six by Orlando Arocena

Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six by Orlando Arocena

We Geek Girls by Orlando Arocena

We Geek Girls by Orlando Arocena

Geek Tyrant by Orlando Arocena

Geek Tyrant by Orlando Arocena

Xombie Dirge by Orlando Arocena

Xombie Dirge by Orlando Arocena

Blurppy by Orlando Arocena

Blurppy by Orlando Arocena