Daredevil Bedevils The Poster Posse!

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Marvel’s first original series for Netflix has arrived. “Daredevil” seems like it’s poised for a ratings hit and this fanboy couldn’t be happier about it!

The Poster Posse got together for a little art session to pay tribute to this awesome new series, and the following are some pics from Phase One and Two of The Poster Posse’s tribute to The Man Without Fear…Daredevil!

Daredevil by Orlando Arocena

Daredevil by Orlando Arocena

Daredevil by Simon Delart

Daredevil by Simon Delart

Daredevil by Sharm Murugiah

Daredevil by Sharm Murugiah

Daredevil by Doaly

Daredevil by Doaly

Daredevil by Salvador Anguiano

Daredevil by Salvador Anguiano

Daredevil by Salvador Anguiano

Daredevil by Salvador Anguiano

Daredevil by Joe Vetoe

Daredevil by Joe Vetoe

Daredevil by Orlando Arocena

Daredevil by Orlando Arocena

Daredevil by Rich Davies

Daredevil by Rich Davies

Daredevil by Rich Davies

Daredevil by Rich Davies

In addition to the amazing work from The Poster Posse, I created a little piece in tribute to “Daredevil”.

The Man Without Fear by David Brener

The Man Without Fear by David Brener

Make sure to check out The Poster Posse’s website for even more work featuring Daredevil, and give a follow on Twitter to all the artists featured!


Butcher Billy Punks The Marvel Universe!

Brazil-based illustrator Butcher Billy re-imagines the Marvel Universe populated by Punk Rockers transformed into our favorite Marvel characters!

I’m especially fond of the Morrissey Hulk and the Billy Idol Thor.

The Smiths Hulk by Butcher Billy

The Smiths Hulk by Butcher Billy

Billy Idol Thor by Butcher Billy

Billy Idol Thor by Butcher Billy

Gary Numan Vision by Butcher Billy

Gary Numan Vision by Butcher Billy

Public Image Limited Wolverine by Butcher Billy

Public Image Limited Wolverine by Butcher Billy

Joy Division Spider-Man by Butcher Billy

Joy Division Spider-Man by Butcher Billy

Ian Curtis Spider-Man by Butcher Billy

Ian Curtis Spider-Man by Butcher Billy

Devo Iron Man by Butcher Billy

Devo Iron Man by Butcher Billy

The Cure Nightcrawler by Butcher Billy

The Cure Nightcrawler by Butcher Billy

Siouxsie and The Banshees Scarlet Witch by Butcher Billy

Siouxsie and The Banshees Scarlet Witch by Butcher Billy

Check out more work from Butcher Billy on Behance, Twitter and Facebook!


What An Excellent Day For An Exorcism.

Cult Collective are very excited to announce their very first screen print; “The Cross” by Javier Vera Lainez, which was released on Wednesday the 18th of March at 5pm in their online store.

The Cross by Javier Vera Lainez

The Cross by Javier Vera Lainez

Inspired by The Exorcist, “The Cross” is part of Javier’s ‘Tools’ series, “The Cross” is a limited hand numbered edition of 55, 11″x24″, 2 colour screen print on 110lb Cranes Letra Ecru. Printed by the ever excellent Lady Lazarus Press!

Cult Collective says…
“We first became aware of Javi and his work a few months ago when he contacted us to see if we were interested in doing a feature on his work, since then we have kept a close eye on his work and how it has developed. We were thrilled when Javi decided that he would like to work with us on his first screen print release and feel that “The Cross” perfectly captures the mood and tone of The Exorcist, the movie it is inspired by.”

“The Cross” is now in the Cult Collective online store and costs £18 plus shipping.

Be sure to follow Javier on Twitter and give a BIG follow to the fine folks at CULT COLLECTIVE on Twitter!


The Return of Robert Bruno!

We’re back with Illustrator and friend of I Got Birds, Robert Bruno! We thought we would catch up with Robert in the year since our last podcast, and Rob was gracious enough to come back on. You may want to turn your speakers up a bit, as we had some technical difficulty and ended up recording on an iPhone. That being said, we hope you enjoy The Return of Robert Bruno!


You may also download the Podcast by clicking the link below:
http://igotbirds.com/download/2015/03/robert_bruno_march_2015.mp3

Tombstone by Robert Bruno

Tombstone by Robert Bruno

Enter The Dragon by Robert Bruno

Enter The Dragon by Robert Bruno

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Watchmen | Film Still

Watchmen | Film Still

We’d like to thank Rob for taking time out of his busy schedule to chat with us, and you can find Robert and his work at the following links:
Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Bruno Digital Illustration

Hero Complex Gallery

WonderCon Anaheim


The Art of Carlos Dattoli!

Mexico-based illustrator and designer, Carlos Dattoli blew me away with some of his awesome illustrations, produced as part of a series entitled “Ode to My Childhood”. As a kid of the late-70’s and early-80’s, I grew up on cartoons such as “Silverhawks” and later with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. Carlos is producing some beautiful illustrations based on these classic properties, and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!

Silverhawks by Carlos Dattoli

Silverhawks by Carlos Dattoli

TMNT by Carlos Dattoli

TMNT by Carlos Dattoli

TMNT 004 by Carlos Dattoli

TMNT 004 by Carlos Dattoli

TMNT 003 by Carlos Dattoli

TMNT 003 by Carlos Dattoli

TMNT 002 by Carlos Dattoli

TMNT 002 by Carlos Dattoli

Iron Man by Carlos Dattoli

Iron Man by Carlos Dattoli

Thundercats by Carlos Dattoli

Thundercats by Carlos Dattoli

I Got Birds is looking to feature more art from Carlos but in the meantime you can visit his Behance page and find him on Facebook!


Matt Ryan Tobin & The Silver Shamrock

It’s time. It’s time. Time for the big giveaway. Halloween has come. All you lucky kids with Silver Shamrock masks, gather ’round your TV set, put on your masks and watch. All witches, all skeletons, all Jack-O-Lanterns, gather ’round and watch. Watch the magic pumpkin. Watch…

Illustrator and designer Matt Ryan Tobin is just unbelievable. I mean, you think that the guy CAN’T get any better than his last commissioned poster for “Interview with The Vampire” and then he turns out an astounding commissioned poster based on my favorite film in the Halloween series…”Halloween III: Season of The Witch“.

Halloween III Season of The Witch by Matt Ryan Tobin

Halloween III : Season of The Witch by Matt Ryan Tobin

Halloween III Season of the Witch by Matt Ryan Tobin GID

Halloween III: Season of the Witch by Matt Ryan Tobin GID

Just look at this thing! It’s spectacular and I wish I was part of that commission group!

Here’s a little of what Matt had to say about this poster…

“This wasn’t the concept I was set on originally at all, but boy am I glad I chose it. Ever since I was approached to tackle H3 – I was pretty excited. It was a horror movie that had a lot of sci-fi elements to it. I was really looking forward to making a poster for a horror movie that wasn’t necessarily horrific (in the obvious sense) looking. My original concept was more scenic and simple, less abstract and when I went pencil to paper with the preliminary sketch for this – it just made sense to make something a little less conventional for a movie thats…a little less conventional.

I knew from the get-go the color palette I wanted. Thats one for sure thing. There had to be retro television elements as well. Once the pencil sketch was laid out – I actually didn’t stray too far from it. There was more calculation to this piece than a lot of my passed ones – however, I loved being able to be a little wreckless in the coloring / warped imagery. Less precise in shading and what not.

This is a fun print and the glow factor I think makes this even cooler. So happy with how it came out.”

Follow Matt on Twitter and check out his Website for more killer work!


MONDOCON 1: The Second Day

Day 2 of MONDOCON immediately began with a much better start than the first day…assuming you were not trying to get Laurent Durieux’s Back to the Future Part 3 Variant. The people who were actually able to snag a copy of that gorgeous gem arrived at the venue before 6:00 AM. I heard way too many stories about being fourth or fifth next in line after Mondo announced that it sold out which blows. But anyway, back to MONDOCON. Sunday was way more enjoyable than Saturday in almost every way. This may be due to fewer attendees, hopefully better organization, or tons of little fixed variables, but either way I am sure this is what Mondo envisioned when they came up with this idea of MONDOCON.

Top Left: Durieux Oldboy Hammer and Tooth. Top Right: Belanger The Thing commission. Bottom Left: Ortiz awesome scary sketch. Bottom Right: Edmiston Alien.

I still bought stuff on this second day, but there was hardly any new art out there. Many artists saved half of their runs to be sold today, but it was rare to see something new. Mike Mitchell (who still had an incredibly long and slow line) brought some older AP copies of his art, but I don’t really believe any other artist had different things available this time around. This was good news for my wallet, but also my sketch book. I got a lot of really great 30 secondish sketches from a handful of artists and even a super sick commission from Andy Belanger. This, for sure, was my favorite part. Especially when I found Randy Ortiz. He easily spent 20 minutes on a sketch for anyone who asked, and while I was near him and conversing with him and other attendees he completed 4 sketches. Doing the math, that is an over an hour. Plus, he had something to say to anyone about anything. He was such a cool guy, and I could not have been more excited to find and meet him (“find” because he didn’t have a booth this year, but SPOILER: next year he will). Speaking of sketches, Laurent Durieux is a champ. Ever since he got there, all he did was sign prints or do sketches for people. I don’t think I ever saw him relax, but I also don’t think I ever saw him stress either. This guy is a master of art and conventions, especially since he JUST flew in from France where he hosted his own gallery show.

They continued with more screenings and panels today, which I definitely enjoyed. There is currently a Texas Chainsaw Massacre with live music screening going on, but I didn’t get tickets for that. I did, however, attend the Mondo Talk: Art Direct Live panel. Here, they talked about the process of actually turning an idea into a poster to go on your wall. Everything from adding title blocks, to likenesses, to designs that’ll never see the light of day were discussed.

It was very interesting, and reassuring as a fan, to know how much trouble they go through to get it exactly how we all love these prints. It also helped me appreciate these artists even more because sometimes they are forced to produce a design in a matter of days and it still looks amazing. At the end of the panel, the audience helped choose a design for an upcoming Phantom City Creative print featuring a Joker episode in Batman: The Animated Series. Look forward to that coming out soon.

Today, I was able to enjoy the food a lot more too. The food trucks they brought in had incredibly long lines (like everything else) on the first day, but even that seemed to thin out for this second day. They included artist/ movie inspired food items, such as Sex Bob-Ombs (a la Scott Pilgrim) or an Alex Pardee dressed hot dog. More food trucks would be optimal next year, ESPECIALLY TORCHY’S IF POSSIBLE, but today I personally didn’t find a problem with food at all.

All and all, MONDOCON Day 2 was MONDOCON. By that I mean an enjoyable time where I could meet new people, discuss random stuff with artists, drink beer, relax, and enjoy the beauty all around me. Most of the problems I faced on the first day were really only seen on the first day. I don’t know if that means for MONDOCON 2 to maybe JUST get a Sunday pass, but either way just expect using that whole day to enjoy your time,  and be cool with not getting all the art you initially want (like any Mondo setting, I guess). If you’re in the area, I recommend it for sure. I met people from different states nearly every hour, so if that is your situation then I’d consider it too.

Thank you to Mondo, the artists, and the other fans especially for making this event something special.

For Mondo, look forward to their Batman gallery in Austin, Texas on October 24th. Otherwise, expect MONDOCON 2 in 364 days from now.

 

Jacob Triska

Baltimore Comic-Con 2014.

On Saturday, September 6th, it was that time of year again. My yearly excursion to The Baltimore Convention Center for what I consider to be the BEST Comic-Con on the East Coast, The Baltimore Comic-Con.

I’ve been attending the Con every year since 2007, and have had the great pleasure of meeting, and getting sketches from such Comic Book greats as Jim Lee, Adam Hughes and Kevin Maguire. This year was different. This year I was most excited to meet and speak with amazing illustrator Tracie Ching.

Fans at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014

Fans at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014

Star-Lord, Nova and Ronan The Accuser at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014.

Star-Lord, Nova and Ronan The Accuser at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014.

I arrived at the Convention Center about an hour before the doors opened to the Con floor. Once the doors rose and people began flooding onto the Con floor, I made a beeline for Tracie’s booth in “Artist’s Alley”. I recognized her booth right away, and began looking through her portfolio of display prints while she spoke with a gentleman I soon found out was none other than Dave Perillo!

Tracie Ching and I at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014.

Tracie Ching and I at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014.

Once Tracie and Dave had finished up their conversation, Tracie and I began chatting. I have to say, I have met a lot of artists and illustrators throughout the years in my visits to the Con, and Tracie ranks right up there as one of the nicest, most approachable people I have had the pleasure of speaking with. We talked all about Tracie’s work, the tools she uses to create, blogging, and of course I HAD to ask her to be a guest on an upcoming podcast! We ended the conversation with me buying a few prints from Tracie, including her “Kill Bill-The Yellow Haired Warrior” print!

Kill Bill prints by Tracie Ching at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014.

Kill Bill prints by Tracie Ching at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014.

Kill Bill - The Yellow Haired Warrior by Tracie Ching

Kill Bill – The Yellow Haired Warrior by Tracie Ching

2001 by Tracie Ching

2001 by Tracie Ching

Walker Stalker Con by Tracie Ching

Walker Stalker Con by Tracie Ching

Next, it was time to stop by Dave Perillo’s booth. Unfortunately, I did not have any pictures of floss on the streets of Baltimore, but that’s a Twitter hashtag for another time. Dave and I talked for a little while, during which time I looked through his prints and happened to spy something that I had never seen from Dave…X-Men: The Australian Years! I remarked to Dave that I HAD to have that print, as the Australian Years were my favorite X-Men period. Dave was awesome to talk to, and I purchased a bunch of 8×10 prints from him, including some Transformers and Godzilla prints!

X-Men The Australian Years by Dave Perillo

X-Men The Australian Years by Dave Perillo

Dave Perillo and I at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014.

Dave Perillo and I at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014.

Thor by Dave Perillo

Thor by Dave Perillo

Spider-Man by Dave Perillo

Spider-Man by Dave Perillo

Iron Man by Dave Perillo

Iron Man by Dave Perillo

Hulk by Dave Perillo

Hulk by Dave Perillo

Captain America by Dave Perillo

Captain America by Dave Perillo

It was then time to stop by the booth of Maryland-native and all-around awesome illustrator, Paige Pumphrey. Paige is always a hoot to speak with, and Saturday was no exception. We talked a little about her illustration work, and I purchased her latest sketchbook.

Paige Pumphrey Sketchbook Cover

Paige Pumphrey Sketchbook Cover

Sailor Moon by Paige Pumphrey

Sailor Moon by Paige Pumphrey

Dazzler by Paige Pumphrey

Dazzler by Paige Pumphrey

Storm by Paige Pumphrey

Storm by Paige Pumphrey

Bettie Page by Paige Pumphrey

Bettie Page by Paige Pumphrey

Batgirl by Paige Pumphrey

Batgirl by Paige Pumphrey

The remainder of my day consisted of walking the Con floor and checking out all the awesome Comics, Toys and Statues that the vendors have to offer. All-in-all another very successful day at Baltimore Comic-Con, and I cannot wait until next year!


The Art of Pac23!

Astrogirl by Pac23

Astrogirl by Pac23

We’re big fans of Francisco Perez aka Pac23, and thought we would share some of his work with you. A very talented illustrator! You can find more of his work on his Behance page and his Website, also be sure to follow Pac23 on Twitter.

Astrogirl2 by Pac23

Astrogirl2 by Pac23

Thor's Hammer by Pac23

Thor’s Hammer by Pac23

Russell by Pac23

Russell by Pac23

Laser-engraved Skate Decks by Pac23

Laser-engraved Skate Decks by Pac23

Hellboy by Pac23

Hellboy by Pac23

Ghost Rider by Pac23

Ghost Rider by Pac23

Omega Red by Pac23

Omega Red by Pac23

Quiltface Studios Unveils New Work!

Quiltface Studios, the brainchild of Chris Garofalo, has unveiled some new work and we think it’s pretty great! Chris is a great friend and supporter of I Got Birds, and we can’t thank him enough for sending us some images of his latest pieces to share with you guys! LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH!

Narc by Quiltface Studios

Narc by Quiltface Studios available HERE

They Live by Quiltface Studios

They Live by Quiltface Studios available HERE

Slumber Party Massacre by Quiltface Studios

Slumber Party Massacre by Quiltface Studios available HERE

Psycho 2 by Quiltface Studios

Psycho 2 by Quiltface Studios

Be sure to follow Chris on TWITTER and check out the Webstore of Quiltface Studios

Oh, and Chris, we’re still waiting on that Max Headroom p…p…print!