Matt Ferguson Assembles The Avengers!


Grey Matter Art & Matt Ferguson have teamed up to produce some new work based on the hit Marvel Studios film franchise, “The Avengers”. This go-round includes some pretty awesome character handbills designed by Matt. I’m partial to the Iron Man handbill, myself. Here’s some info on this upcoming release, straight from Grey Matter Art.

Grey Matter Art, under license from Marvel Studios is proud to present a new officially licensed, limited edition screen print for the super-hero action film, “The Avengers” by artist, Matt Ferguson. GMA are continuing the series with Matt and couldn’t be more pleased with what he came up with. There are 3 separate editions for this poster, a Regular, Variant, and Foil Edition as well as limited edition handbills featuring each character.

GMA will be inserting a random variant handbill into any variant or foil orders as well as inserting a regular handbill into random regular poster orders.

The Avengers by Matt Ferguson-Regular Edition

The Avengers by Matt Ferguson-Regular Edition

The Avengers by Matt Ferguson-Variant Edition

The Avengers by Matt Ferguson-Variant Edition

The Avengers by Matt Ferguson-Foil Variant

The Avengers by Matt Ferguson-Foil Variant

The Avengers by Matt Ferguson-Regular Handbill Edition

The Avengers by Matt Ferguson-Regular Handbill Edition

The Avengers by Matt Ferguson-Variant Handbill Edition

The Avengers by Matt Ferguson-Variant Handbill Edition

  • Artist: Matt Ferguson
  • Size: 24×36
  • Regular Edition: 175/$50.00
  • Variant Edition: 100/$70.00
  • Foil Edition: 75/$100.00
  • 6×9 Regular Edition Handbills: $8.00 each/$30.00 for the set
  • 6×9 Variant Edition Handbills: $10.00 each/$35.00 for the set
  • Printed by: Lady Lazarus

This poster will be released on Wednesday, March 30th on Grey Matter Art’s website shop page at 1:00 PM EST at www.greymatterart.com


Gabz Fires Up The Repulsors!


Grey Matter Art, Marvel and Gabz strap on their repulsors and team up to bring us “IRON MAN“! This is Grey Matter Art’s second time working with the Armored Avenger and they couldn’t have picked a more talented illustrator to represent Tony Stark’s alter-ego than Gabz! This print looks amazing and the foil variant is the stuff of dreams! Kudos to all involved!

Iron Man by Gabz - Regular Edition

Iron Man by Gabz – Regular Edition

  • Artist: Gabz
  • Size: 24×36
  • Regular Edition: 225/$50.00
  • Variant Edition: 175/$70.00
  • Gold Foil Variant Edition: 125/$100.00
  • Printed by: D & L Screen Printing

Here’s what Grey Matter Art had to say about Iron Man…”Grey Matter Art, under license from Marvel Studios, is proud to present a New Officially Licensed, Limited-Edition Screen Print for the Classic Super-Hero Action Film, “Iron Man.” This is the second poster Grey Matter Art has produced for “Iron Man” and has chosen to work with the very talented artist, Grzegorz Domaradzki (Gabz). There are 3 separate editions for this poster, a Regular & Variant Edition, as well as a Gold Foil Edition. The subtle use of gold foil is used very selectively and really lends itself well to this poster.

Iron Man by Gabz - Variant Edition

Iron Man by Gabz – Variant Edition

Gabz himself chimed in regarding the project…”When growing up I was a huge comic book fan, reading everything comics related I could get my hands on (which, in Eastern Europe wasn’t as easy as one might think). I used to copy my favourite artists and draw my own stories. Back in the day working for comic giant such as Marvel seemed like an impossible dream, so as soon as I heard the GMA guys are getting the license for Marvel films, I had a number of titles I wanted to tackle. I was thrilled and excited to work on Jon Favreau’s: Iron Man, by far my favourite and best Marvel film (next to The Guardians of the Galaxy). I enjoy it greatly every time I see it. I wanted the composition to reflect the conflict between good and evil by dividing the canvas into two parts. Since I was always drawn towards villains in those type of movies I decided to build the composition around Obadiah’s sinister headshot (one cannot really dislike The Dude). It wouldn’t be a complete Iron Man poster without Tony Stark, Pepper Potts and Iron Man’s classic pose. I hope the fans of the movie will appreciate it. I know for sure I had a blast doing it and I’m very happy with cleverly used foil this time around.

Iron Man by Gabz - Foil Edition

Iron Man by Gabz – Foil Edition

IRON MAN will go on sale on Wednesday, Sept. 2nd at Grey Matter Art’s Webstore between the hours of 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST. Make sure to follow Grey Matter Art on Twitter for the official drop time!


Hot Toys Hulkbuster!


Hot Toys, creators of sixth-scale action figures and accessories which bear an uncanny likeness to their pop-culture origins, have just announced an enormous upgrade to their upcoming Hulkbuster armor from “Avengers: Age of Ultron”!

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Tony Stark’s suit of armor purposely built to take on The Green Goliath, now comes with two additional interchangeable neck armor parts, an interchangeable battle damaged chest armor plate, enhanced arm articulations, upgraded articulations on the legs with new armor parts linkage designs, and improved feet articulations! Not to mention over 16 LEDs on this thing!

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Shoot on over to the Sideshow Collectibles website to see more information and to pre-order The Hulkbuster armor from Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles!


I Am Iron Man!


I am Iron Man.” – Tony Stark

Iron Man by Matt Ferguson Regular Edition(GID): 300/$50.00

Iron Man by Matt Ferguson Regular Edition(GID): 300/$50.00

Friday evening I received a nice surprise from the fellows at Grey Matter Art. They’ve made it official with MARVEL COMICS!!! After picking my jaw up off the floor, I proceeded to read the rest of their email and it got even better…Matt Ferguson produced the first poster for Grey Matter’s team-up with Marvel, and that poster happens to be IRON MAN!!!

Iron Man by Matt Ferguson Variant Edition(GID): 175/$70.00

Iron Man by Matt Ferguson Variant Edition(GID): 175/$70.00

  • Artist: Matt Ferguson
  • Size: 24×36
  • Regular Edition(GID): 300/$50.00
  • Variant Edition(GID): 175/$70.00
  • Foil Variant Edition(GID): 150/$100.00
  • Printed by: D & L Screen Printing

Here’s the official press release: Grey Matter Art under license from Marvel Studios is proud to present a new officially licensed, limited edition glow in the dark screen print for the iconic film, “Iron Man.” This is the first project Grey Matter Art has released under Marvel, and they chose to work with Matt Ferguson to bring you his take on this great action film.

Iron Man by Matt Ferguson Foil Variant Edition(GID): 150/$100.00

Iron Man by Matt Ferguson Foil Variant Edition(GID): 150/$100.00

Here’s what illustrator Matt Ferguson has to say about working with Grey Matter on this iconic Marvel property…”It goes without saying that I love Marvel and I love working on Marvel artwork, so this poster is a dream come true. I have always wanted to do my own take on the first Iron Man film and working on this project with Grey Matter Art has been an absolute blast. I was allowed complete freedom to come up with a composition that I felt best suited the film and the character. I love the classic Iron Man ‘ground pound’ pose and so I wanted to incorporate that into the design, I also feel like it is somewhat a companion piece to my Guardians Of The Galaxy/Star Wars poster.”

Iron Man by Matt Ferguson GID

Iron Man by Matt Ferguson GID

Mike Gregory from Grey Matter Art add…”Working with Matt Ferguson has been an absolute pleasure. He is so open to ideas and really works with you to make the outcome the best it can possibly be. Being this is our first release for Marvel, I really wanted to start off with Matt’s work and give everyone a great licensed Iron Man poster. There really hasn’t been much released for this film, so I am happy to have Matt represent it in a great way. After doing this with Matt, we are definitely going to be working more with him in the coming months, and really think you will like what we have in store.

Iron Man by Matt Ferguson detail

Iron Man by Matt Ferguson detail

Iron Man by Matt Ferguson detail

Iron Man by Matt Ferguson detail

Iron Man by Matt Ferguson detail

Iron Man by Matt Ferguson detail

Iron Man by Matt Ferguson All Three Prints

Iron Man by Matt Ferguson | All Three Prints

Matt Ferguson’s IRON MAN will be released by Grey Matter Art on Thursday, June 4th at a random time between 1:00 and 2:00 PM EST on Grey Matter’s Webstore!

Follow Grey Matter Art on Twitter for the official drop, and be sure to follow Matt Ferguson on his Website and on Twitter!


The Art of Christopher Stevens


The Dark Knight Returns by Christopher Stevens

The Dark Knight Returns by Christopher Stevens

I wasn’t aware of the brilliant art of illustrator Christopher Stevens until I noticed a posting on The Fire Wire a few days ago. Christopher’s The Dark Knight Returns illustration was stunning and I had to see more! I found Christopher’s Deviant Art pages, once again through The Fire Wire, and was delighted at all the fantastic work I saw.

Christopher works in watercolors, oils, Prismacolor markers, etc… He’s an artist in the vein of Adam Hughes mixed with Travis Charest and a splash of Mike Zeck. Check out more of his work below and be sure to visit his Deviant Art gallery!

Spidey Battles Green Goblin by Christopher Stevens

Spidey Battles Green Goblin by Christopher Stevens

Captain America by Christopher StevensCaptain America by Christopher Stevens

Captain America by Christopher Stevens

Wolverine by Christopher Stevens

Wolverine by Christopher Stevens

Hulk Transforms by Christopher Stevens

Hulk Transforms by Christopher Stevens

Ultimate WWII Captain America by Christopher Stevens

Ultimate WWII Captain America by Christopher Stevens

The Avengers by Christopher Stevens

The Avengers by Christopher Stevens

Zartan by Christopher Stevens

Zartan by Christopher Stevens

Spidey's Villians by Christopher Stevens

Spidey’s Villians by Christopher Stevens

Optimus by Christopher Stevens

Optimus by Christopher Stevens

Colossus by Christopher Stevens

Colossus by Christopher Stevens

Hulk Origins by Christopher Stevens

Hulk Origins by Christopher Stevens

Hulk vs. The Thing by Christopher Stevens

Hulk vs. The Thing by Christopher Stevens

Tracie Ching says “AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!!!”

The prolific and awesome Tracie Ching has assembled some new illustrations in honor of “Avengers: Age of Ultron“. I’m pretty partial to Tracie’s Iron Man. I just love ol’ Shellhead. Tracie’s illustrations were part of a Marvel-sanctioned Avengers art show put on by Hero Complex Gallery. Tracie, I’d love to see your rendering of Hulk sometime!

Iron Man by Tracie Ching

Iron Man by Tracie Ching

Check out Tracie’s work on her Website and give her a follow on Twitter!

Captain America by Tracie Ching

Captain America by Tracie Ching

Black Widow by Tracie Ching

Black Widow by Tracie Ching

You can catch the rest of Hero Complex Gallery’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” show HERE!

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!


I Don’t Need Your Civil War!

I don’t need your civil war
It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
Your power hungry sellin’ soldiers
In a human grocery store
Ain’t that fresh
I don’t need your civil war

Vector master, Orlando Arocena, returns with his take on Marvel’s “Civil War” event! As all comic nerds (myself included) know, Civil War was a 7-part miniseries in which Captain America (anti-hero registration act) and his assembled forces fought Tony Stark (pro-hero registration act) and those on his side. It was hero against hero. Some lived, some died and Spider-Man outed his identity to the world media!

Civil War by Orlando Arocena

Civil War by Orlando Arocena

Buy It HERE

  • Artist: Orlando Arocena
  • Medium: Vector
  • Dimensions: 18″ w x 24″ h
  • Edition size: 50
  • Hand signed: yes
  • Ships Internationally: yes
  • Giclée printed on matte enhanced paper 192 gsm, Thickness 10.3 mil
    with Epson Ultra Chrome K3 inks.
  • Each print will have the artist’s signature on lower right border with edition number.
Civil War by Orlando Arocena - vector paths - iron man

Civil War by Orlando Arocena – vector paths – iron man

Civil War by Orlando Arocena - vector paths

Civil War by Orlando Arocena – vector paths

The upcoming film “Captain America 3: Civil War” will bring elements of the Civil War storyline into play as Cap and Iron Man go head-to-head! In the meantime, we have Orlando’s stunning tribute to the Civil War mythos with his awesome print! Be sure to check out Orlando’s Behance page for the making of this stunning piece, and follow Orlando on Twitter and Facebook, as well as his Website!


Spotlight on…Matt Ferguson!

Transformers by Matt Ferguson

Transformers by Matt Ferguson

Matt Ferguson is a UK-based Graphic Designer and Illustrator of all things cool! From his genre illustrations for Marvel Universe film properties to Doctor Who and Star Trek, Matt’s work appeals to a broad range of fans.

We’re big, big fans of Matt’s work, and we hope to chat with him sometime in the near future. For now, we want to shine the spotlight on some of his exciting illustration work! Check out more from Matt Ferguson on Twitter, Facebook, and Matt’s website!

Hellboy by Matt Ferguson

Hellboy by Matt Ferguson


Iron Man by Matt Ferguson

Iron Man by Matt Ferguson

Iron Man 2 by Matt Ferguson

Iron Man 2 by Matt Ferguson

Iron Man 3 by Matt Ferguson

Iron Man 3 by Matt Ferguson

Thor by Matt Ferguson

Thor by Matt Ferguson

Thor-The Dark World by Matt Ferguson

Thor-The Dark World by Matt Ferguson

Captain America by Matt Ferguson

Captain America by Matt Ferguson

Captain America-The Winter Soldier by Matt Ferguson

Captain America-The Winter Soldier by Matt Ferguson

The Incredible Hulk by Matt Ferguson

The Incredible Hulk by Matt Ferguson

S.H.I.E.L.D. by Matt Ferguson

S.H.I.E.L.D. by Matt Ferguson

The Guardians of The Galaxy by Matt Ferguson

The Guardians of The Galaxy by Matt Ferguson

Gremlins by Matt Ferguson

Gremlins by Matt Ferguson

Godzilla by Matt Ferguson

Godzilla by Matt Ferguson

Explorers by Matt Ferguson

Explorers by Matt Ferguson

E.T. by Matt Ferguson

E.T. by Matt Ferguson

Jurassic Park by Matt Ferguson

Jurassic Park by Matt Ferguson

Pacific Rim by Matt Ferguson

Pacific Rim by Matt Ferguson

Ted by Matt Ferguson

Ted by Matt Ferguson

Blackbird by Matt Ferguson

Blackbird by Matt Ferguson

Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo



Mondo Gallery MODOK

Mondo Gallery MODOK

Long before I became enamored with the worlds of Film Poster illustration, I was a collector of Comic Books. While I enjoyed other publishers such as DC, Image, and Aspen, my allegiance was, and forever will be, with Marvel. Yes, I was and still am a Marvel fanboy!

It should come as a shock to no one who knows me that I absolutely love Mondo Gallery’s current showing of Sir Mike Mitchell’s portraits of well-known, and some not-so-well-known, characters from the Marvel library. The detail that Mitchell puts into his pieces, whether it’s the stitching on Captain America’s iconic “A” on his mask, to the rivets on Iron Man’s early red-and-gold costume, is extraordinary and cements the fact that Mike Mitchell knows his stuff when it comes to rendering Marvel characters! His Colossus piece alone is now on my “must-have” list!

So take a minute out of your day and check out the portraits featured in the show. You can also check out pics from the opening at Blurppy and Cinapse. This is some great work indeed! Also be sure to watch Mondo today for Part 1 of the Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo drop! EXCELSIOR!

Ant Man by Mike Mitchell

Ant Man by Mike Mitchell

Wolverine Yellow and Blue Suit by Mike Mitchell

Wolverine Yellow and Blue Suit by Mike Mitchell

Wolverine by Mike Mitchell

Wolverine by Mike Mitchell

Weapon X by Mike Mitchell

Weapon X by Mike Mitchell

War Machine by Mike Mitchell

War Machine by Mike Mitchell

Vision by Mike Mitchell

Vision by Mike Mitchell

Venom by Mike Mitchell

Venom by Mike Mitchell

Thor with Beard by Mike Mitchell

Thor with Beard by Mike Mitchell

Thor by Mike Mitchell

Thor by Mike Mitchell

The Punisher by Mike Mitchell

The Punisher by Mike Mitchell

Storm by Mike Mitchell

Storm by Mike Mitchell

Spider-Man by Mike Mitchell

Spider-Man by Mike Mitchell

Spider-Man Black Suit by Mike Mitchell

Spider-Man Black Suit by Mike Mitchell

Silver Age Iron Man by Mike Mitchell

Silver Age Iron Man by Mike Mitchell

Sentinel by Mike Mitchell

Sentinel by Mike Mitchell

Scarlet Witch by Mike Mitchell

Scarlet Witch by Mike Mitchell

Rogue by Mike Mitchell

Rogue by Mike Mitchell

Red Skull by Mike Mitchell

Red Skull by Mike Mitchell

Red Hulk by Mike Mitchell

Red Hulk by Mike Mitchell

Puck by Mike Mitchell

Puck by Mike Mitchell

Nightcrawler by Mike Mitchell

Nightcrawler by Mike Mitchell

Mystique by Mike Mitchell

Mystique by Mike Mitchell

Mysterio by Mike Mitchell

Mysterio by Mike Mitchell

Moon Knight by Mike Mitchell

Moon Knight by Mike Mitchell

MODOK by Mike Mitchell

MODOK by Mike Mitchell

Magneto by Mike Mitchell

Magneto by Mike Mitchell

Luke Cage by Mike Mitchell

Luke Cage by Mike Mitchell

Loki by Mike Mitchell

Loki by Mike Mitchell

Kraven by Mike Mitchell

Kraven by Mike Mitchell

Jubilee by Mike Mitchell

Jubilee by Mike Mitchell

Iron Man 001 by Mike Mitchell

Iron Man 001 by Mike Mitchell

Iron Fist by Mike Mitchell

Iron Fist by Mike Mitchell

Hulk by Mike Mitchell

Hulk by Mike Mitchell

Hawkeye by Mike Mitchell

Hawkeye by Mike Mitchell

Green Goblin by Mike Mitchell

Green Goblin by Mike Mitchell

Ghost Rider by Mike Mitchell

Ghost Rider by Mike Mitchell

Gambit by Mike Mitchell

Gambit by Mike Mitchell

Doctor Strange by Mike Mitchell

Doctor Strange by Mike Mitchell

Doctor Octopus by Mike Mitchell

Doctor Octopus by Mike Mitchell

Deadpool by Mike Mitchell

Deadpool by Mike Mitchell

Daredevil Yellow Suit by Mike Mitchell

Daredevil Yellow Suit by Mike Mitchell

Daredevil by Mike Mitchell

Daredevil by Mike Mitchell

Cyclops by Mike Mitchell

Cyclops by Mike Mitchell

Colossus by Mike Mitchell

Colossus by Mike Mitchell

Captain America by Mike Mitchell

Captain America by Mike Mitchell

Cable by Mike Mitchell

Cable by Mike Mitchell

Bullseye by Mike Mitchell

Bullseye by Mike Mitchell

Black Panther by Mike Mitchell

Black Panther by Mike Mitchell

Black Cat by Mike Mitchell

Black Cat by Mike Mitchell

Bishop by Mike Mitchell

Bishop by Mike Mitchell

Beast by Mike Mitchell

Beast by Mike Mitchell

Archangel by Mike Mitchell

Archangel by Mike Mitchell