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

Top 15 of 2014!

A New Year is upon us, and with that comes the First Annual I Got Birds Top 15 Posters of 2014! We thought about making a Top 10 but then said “Screw it, we’re going bigger“! So, without further ado, here are our…

Top 15 of 2014!

15. “The Rock” by Patrick Connan

The Rock (green variant) by Patrick Connan

The Rock (green variant) by Patrick Connan

Goodspeed, Godspeed, Godhead…We don’t care what his last name is! Patrick Connan captures the essence of this quintessential Michael Bay film, and we love this print!


14. “Nightbreed” by Chris Garofalo

Nightbreed by Quiltface Studios

Nightbreed by Quiltface Studios

Chris Garofalo scares us half to death with his take on Dr. Decker, the infamous button-faced serial killer of Clive Barker’s “Nightbreed”!


13. “The Yellow-Haired Warrior” by Tracie Ching

Kill Bill - The Yellow Haired Warrior by Tracie Ching

Kill Bill – The Yellow Haired Warrior by Tracie Ching

What else can be said about this amazing poster from Tracie Ching? Just plain awesome, and the variety of “blood” spatters on each print make them truly one-of-a-kind!


12. “Starlord Dia De Los Muertos” by Orlando Arocena

Starlord Dia De Los Muertos by Orlando Arocena

Starlord Dia De Los Muertos by Orlando Arocena

Orlando Arocena pays tribute to his cultural heritage AND the Legendary Star-Lord (WHO???) in this great poster for “Guardians of The Galaxy”!


11. “The Shining” by Matthew Griffin

The Shining by Matthew Griffin

The Shining by Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin has really proven himself as an illustrator to watch with his beautiful piece for Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”!


10. “Sweep The Leg, Johnny” by Salvador Anguiano

Sweep The Leg Johnny by Salvador Anguiano

Sweep The Leg Johnny by Salvador Anguiano

Salvador Anguiano captures the majesty that is the greatest film antagonist of the 1980’s…Johnny from “The Karate Kid”!


9. “Ghost in The Shell” by Martin Ansin

Ghost In The Shell by Martin Ansin

Ghost In The Shell by Martin Ansin

Martin Ansin makes me want to travel to Tokyo and become a cyborg in his wonderful poster for “Ghost in The Shell”!


8. “Death Has Come To Your Little Town” By Matt Ryan Tobin

Death Has Come To Your Little Town By Matt Ryan Tobin

Death Has Come To Your Little Town By Matt Ryan Tobin

For those who think that the Ken Taylor or Jock “Halloween” posters are the ONLY ones to own, think again! Matt Tobin crushes it with his take on the “Halloween” mythos. Michael Myers is well-represented in his poster!


7. “The Terminator” by Gabz

The Terminator by Gabz | Regular Edition

The Terminator by Gabz | Regular Edition

Gabz super-detailed illustration of Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 makes this a must-have in our book! Now if only we could find Sarah Connor…Well, better start knocking on some doors…


6. “Where The Wild Things Are” by Ken Taylor

Where The Wild Things Are by Ken Taylor

Where The Wild Things Are by Ken Taylor

Nothing says nostalgia more than Ken Taylor’s beautiful illustration for “Where The Wild Things Are”!


5. “I Do Not Kill With My Gun” by The Dark Inker

I Do Not Kill With My Gun by The Dark Inker

I Do Not Kill With My Gun by The Dark Inker

The world of The Dark Tower is brought to life with this small, quiet illustration from The Dark Inker!


4. “Dr. Manhattan” by Kevin Tong

Dr. Manhattan by Kevin Tong

Dr. Manhattan (Variant) by Kevin Tong

Much like a series of comic book panels, Kevin Tong brings us the tragic story of Dr. Manhattan in a series of classic images from “Watchmen”!


3. “Rosemary’s Baby” by Lastleaf Printing

Rosemary's Baby by Lastleaf Printing

Rosemary’s Baby by Lastleaf Printing

We think Lastleaf Printing may have been possessed by The Devil in order to create such a fiendishly great print as this one! Bravo, Lastleaf, bravo!


2. “Guardians of The Galaxy” by Matt Ferguson

Matt Ferguson channels his inner “Star Wars” geek for this amazeballs poster for Marvel’s “Guardians of The Galaxy”!


1. “Agent Smith” by Robert Bruno

Agent Smith by Robert Bruno

Agent Smith by Robert Bruno

“Mister Anderson” is pretty much all we hear when staring at this wonderful print from the hand of Robert Bruno!


Honourable Mentions

“A Place Beyond The Pines” by Ben Mcleod

A Place Beyond The Pines by Ben McLeod

A Place Beyond The Pines by Ben McLeod


“True Detective” by Simon Delart

True Detective by Simon Delart

True Detective by Simon Delart


“Buck Rogers” by Signalnoise

Buck Rogers by Signalnoise

Buck Rogers by Signalnoise


The Art of Anthony Petrie

Y’know…I was sitting around the other night on Behance, and I happened upon Anthony Petrie’s illustrations of some Marvel characters. It’s honestly amazing what that guy can do with some watercolors!

BA-BOOM! Here’s some more work from Anthony! Btw, I own his “Aliens” poster and it is amazeballs!

Iron Man by Anthony Petrie

Galactus by Anthony Petrie

MODOK by Anthony Petrie

Star-Lord by Anthony Petrie

American Psycho by Anthony Petrie

Watchmen by Anthony Petrie

Iron Man by Anthony Petrie

Aliens by Anthony Petrie

Follow Anthony Petrie on Twitter!

Imagined Worlds 2!

Hero Complex Gallery introduces us to their latest show, Imagined Worlds 2. We love the artwork featured in this exhibit and thought we would showcase some of our favorites. Visit Hero Complex Gallery for more!

Joshua Shackleford Infiltrator Variant

Joshua Shackleford Infiltrator Variant

Vance Kelly Big Trouble in Little China

Vance Kelly Big Trouble in Little China

104 44 30 40 36 10 By Scott Hopko

104 44 30 40 36 10 By Scott Hopko

Xenomorph By PJ McQuade

Xenomorph By PJ McQuade

Terminator By VanOrton Design

Terminator By VanOrton Design

Why So Serious By Raj Khatri

Why So Serious By Raj Khatri

INTERSTELLAR By The Dark Inker

INTERSTELLAR By The Dark Inker

Intergalactic Wanker By Chris Garofalo

Intergalactic Wanker By Chris Garofalo

The Terminator By Mainger

The Terminator By Mainger

Saving Private Ryan By Robert Bruno

Saving Private Ryan By Robert Bruno

Checkmate The Return Of The King By Patrick Connan

Checkmate The Return Of The King By Patrick Connan

…And They Mostly Come At Night... Mostly By Andrew Swainson

…And They Mostly Come At Night… Mostly By Andrew Swainson

Escape From L.A. Movie Poster By La Fabrique De Posters By Maxime Crouzet

Escape From L.A. Movie Poster By La Fabrique De Posters By Maxime Crouzet

Death Has Come To Your Little Town By Matt Ryan Tobin

Death Has Come To Your Little Town By Matt Ryan Tobin

A Conversation with Tracie Ching

About a week ago I had the good fortune to sit down and chat with the very talented illustrator and designer, Tracie Ching. Tracie offered some great insight into her working process, the convention scene, comic books, and gallery shows! There are a TON of name-drops in this one! Everyone from Stan Lee to Steve McNiven, Norman Reedus and the great galleries where Tracie has exhibited her work. So, without further ado, here is A Conversation with Tracie Ching!

You may also download the Podcast by clicking the link below:
http://igotbirds.com/download/2014/10/Tracie-Ching_Final.mp3

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

My sincere thanks to Tracie for taking time out of her schedule to chat, and I hope to chat with her again soon.

You can find Tracie at all of the links posted below!

Batman 75: Phase Three!

The Face of Gotham by Orlando Arocena

The Face of Gotham by Orlando Arocena

So much awesome work coming from The Poster Posse for this project…I just didn’t know what to do. So, I thought to myself, why don’t I just make an animated comic book?! So that’s what I did, and here it is! Hope you all enjoy and look for more updates as the project continues this week! Hats off to Blurppy and The Poster Posse!


Kilian Eng Presents Night of The Living Dead!!!


Grey Matter Art just keeps getting better and better with poster releases! This time around it’s a poster for the seminal zombie movie…the movie that started it all…Night of The Living Dead! From the bustling city of Stockholm, Sweden, illustrator Kilian Eng KILLS it with this print! Nothing better than seeing his take on the shuffling undead making their way to the farm house in search of fresh braaaaaains! They’re coming to get you indeed, Barbara!

Here’s what Mike Gregory from Grey Matter Art has to say about their latest release:

“Before we decided to tackle this project, we really wanted to find the right artist to agree to it. This film is very special to me, and I see it as one of the best horror classics of all time. It still holds up to this day when I watch it, so picking the right artist to portray it correctly was important to me. When I think of Kilian, I don’t immediately think of him doing this type of genre, but for some reason it just seemed to fit well together. So we got in touch, and he said before he agreed, he wanted to view it. He did, and said yes. It didn’t take long for the piece to come together, he pretty much nailed the idea the first time around after adding a couple of tweaks. I think even though Kilian is known for his amazing Sci-Fi posters, I see this poster as one of his absolute best. Night of the Living Dead may have some great posters out there already, but I see this as an instant classic, representing the movie perfectly, I wouldn’t be too surprised to see Kilian taking on more classic horror films in the future.”

Night of The Living Dead by Kilian Eng

Night of The Living Dead by Kilian Eng

Night of The Living Dead variant by Kilian Eng

Night of The Living Dead variant by Kilian Eng

Artist: Kilian Eng

Size: 36×24

Regular edition-250 7 color for $50.00

Variant edition-150 6 color for $65.00

Wood edition-50

Printed by: Seizure Palace

I don’t know about you but I want one of these prints in the worst way! Be sure to hit up Grey Matter Art’s webstore on Tuesday, July 15th for a shot to own this awesome print!


A Conversation With Robert Bruno!

We here at igotbirds.com love to interview illustrators and poster artists from all over the world. Tonight, we present to you an emerging Poster illustrator, a member of Poster Posse, and an all-around good guy, Robert Bruno! This is the very first podcast from igotbirds.com, so it may be a little rough around the edges in some spots but we think it’s well worth sharing! In this interview we touch on Robert’s early days, his work with Poster Posse, exhibiting at Bottleneck Gallery and Hero Complex Gallery, and why I wasn’t too fond of the Mondo Disney art show. So click on the MP3 Player above to hear a Conversation with Robert Bruno!

"The Green Mile" by Robert Bruno

“The Green Mile” by Robert Bruno

The Shawshank Redemption by Robert Bruno

The Shawshank Redemption by Robert Bruno

X-Men-Days of Future Past by Robert Bruno

X-Men-Days of Future Past by Robert Bruno

Agent Smith by Robert Bruno

Agent Smith by Robert Bruno

A Man In A Mask by Robert Bruno

A Man In A Mask by Robert Bruno

Captain America-The Winter Soldier by Robert Bruno

Captain America-The Winter Soldier by Robert Bruno

Peyton by Robert Bruno

Peyton by Robert Bruno

Maul by Robert Bruno

Maul by Robert Bruno

 

We’d like to thank Robert for taking time out of his busy schedule to speak with us. You can find Robert on his Website, Facebook, and Twitter. The MP3 interview will soon be available for download.

http://igotbirds.com/download/2014/03/Robert_Bruno.mp3

Kevin Tong & Martin Ansin at Mondo Gallery.

On March 14, 2014, prepare yourselves for Kevin Tong and Martin Ansin at Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX!!!

 

"Flash Gordon" by Martin Ansin

“Flash Gordon” by Martin Ansin

"Flash Gordon" variant by Martin Ansin

“Flash Gordon” variant by Martin Ansin

Martin Ansin “Flash Gordon” and variant.

 

"Prometheus" by Martin Ansin

“Prometheus” by Martin Ansin

"Alien" by Martin Ansin

“Alien” by Martin Ansin

 

“Prometheus” and “Alien” by Martin Ansin.

 

"Psycho" and "Hannibal" by Kevin Tong

“Psycho” and “Hannibal” by Kevin Tong

"Aliens" by Kevin Tong

“Aliens” by Kevin Tong

"The Wizard of Oz" by Kevin Tong

“The Wizard of Oz” by Kevin Tong

 

“Psycho”, “Hannibal”, “Aliens” and “The Wizard of Oz” by Kevin Tong.

A Conversation With Laurent Durieux.

The Birds by Laurent Durieux

The Birds by Laurent Durieux

 

Hot on the heels of Laurent Durieux’s highly successful solo show at Mondo Gallery, igotbirds.com was able to score a short interview with a true modern master of Film Poster Illustration. We would like to thank Laurent and his brother Jack for their participation with the following interview. And now…A Conversation With Laurent Durieux!!

 

igotbirds: Laurent, could you give our readers a bit of background information about yourself? How did you first become interested in art and illustration?

Laurent Durieux: Well, I’ve been interested in Art and drawing from as far as I can remember. Ever since I was a kid, like so many children of my age, only I had the chance to have very encouraging parents who have always supported me in my decisions and choices. My older brother Tom, and my father as a matter of fact, both went to a very good Art school in Brussels and so that was it. I had to follow my father and brothers paths. I got introduced to the work of Jean “Moebius” Giraud through the Heavy Metal magazine (Métal Hurlant) and that day I decided that it’s really what I wanted to do. To be a comic book artist. So, for many years, I have put all my time and energy in doing the only thing I was good at, drawing. To the point I was offered a contract by one of the major comic book publishing company in France. I had to decline though when I saw what was in that shitty contract. That was bad then, it’s even worse today…So I changed path and decided I would become a Graphic Designer and Illustrator, which would enable me to make a more substantial living, and that’s what I did.

 

igotbirds: What draws you to illustrate for Film Posters? Do you have a favorite illustration you have created based on a film?

Laurent Durieux: I see myself as a story teller, and the love of comics has never left me. I’ve always loved telling stories in my images…I know of so many comic artists who in some point in their career have switched to cinema, and it’s all very logical, There is not really any big difference between telling a story on paper or on film, the hard part is raising the money to produce a movie. A few people in the States know this but I actually directed a short Canal+ produced CGI animated movie a few years ago titled “HellVille” which I had written and designed, which turned out to be a very big disappointment, probably due to the fact that this 4 minutes short had been done by students in about 8 weeks…but that’s another story…the favourite illustration I have created for a film? It’s hard to choose, they are all sort of my babies, but if I had to, it would either be “Iron Giant” because it’s the first one I did for Mondo, and “Metropolis” because the good folks at Dark Hall Mansion are the first to have trusted me and given me the opportunity to work for the US fan base.

 

Hellville by Laurent Durieux

Hellville by Laurent Durieux

 

The Iron Giant by Laurent Durieux

The Iron Giant by Laurent Durieux

 

Metropolis-Standard Edition by Laurent Durieux

Metropolis-Standard Edition by Laurent Durieux

 

Metropolis-Alternate Edition by Laurent Durieux

Metropolis-Alternate Edition by Laurent Durieux

 

igotbirds: What decisions do you make as an artist when illustrating a poster for a film?

Laurent Durieux: Well first I need to somehow relate to the movie, I’m not comfortable working on a movie I don’t actually like or a genre I’m not really into, like horror movies or zombie stuff, you know. I’m sort of an old school guy. Then I see if I can add something to the movie poster that hasn’t already been done before. A different take on it, though this is not always possible, at least be original graphically and most importantly faithful to the movie as well. As far as decisions I would make as an artist, in the drawing and composition sense of it, there is just too many decisions to enumerate them all here, I make a decision every second for the whole of 3 weeks I work on an image. I’m sure it’s like that for every artist.

 

igotbirds: You’ve just had a massively successful solo show at Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas. Were you at all surprised by the overwhelming amount of fans here in the United States?

Laurent Durieux: Oh yes, you bet! This was unbelievable to see these people spending the night in the freezing cold just to be able to secure a few posters. In the same time, I’m not naive, I am aware that many of these people are there not so much for me but more for the Mondo poster phenomenon, you know a lot of those posters that were sold on the opening day had been flipped on eBay that very night, and we’re talking dozens of them. Nevertheless, it was a real pleasure to meet the fans the next day at the signing sessions, people drove or flew from so far it left me speechless. I want to thank all these people for that!

 

Soundwave by Laurent Durieux

Soundwave by Laurent Durieux

 

igotbirds: Can you give us a hint about any upcoming projects you may be working on?

Laurent Durieux: I have so many exciting projects scheduled for this year, that it is actually already fully booked. I have given a hint of the very next project I’m working on, but you’ll have to check my Facebook page for that!

Cheers, Laurent

 

You can find more of the works of Laurent Durieux by clicking on the following links:

 

Once again, our sincere thanks to Laurent and Jack for making this interview possible!

 

The Master by Laurent Durieux

The Master by Laurent Durieux

 

The Wolf Man by Laurent Durieux

The Wolf Man by Laurent Durieux

 

Rear Window by Laurent Durieux

Rear Window by Laurent Durieux

 

King Kong by Laurent Durieux

King Kong by Laurent Durieux

 

Jaws by Laurent Durieux

Jaws by Laurent Durieux

 

Dracula by Laurent Durieux

Dracula by Laurent Durieux

 

Back To The Future II by Laurent Durieux

Back To The Future II by Laurent Durieux

 

Back To The Future II variant by Laurent Durieux

Back To The Future II variant by Laurent Durieux