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The Final Plan by Francois Schuiten
The Final Plan by Francois Schuiten

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If you haven’t seen the amazing artwork of Francois Schuiten then just click on the image above and see a whole range of the most stunning artwork you could imagine.  These small images cannot really do justice to Francois Schuiten art though.  The large fine art prints of Francois Schuiten’s drawings are unbelievably impressive and are often used as a centrepiece for a large room.  Artists like Francois Schuiten show quite clearly how artists who made their name in drawing comic books are often as talented and at least as creative as other artists despite the long-term prejudices in many art colleges against comic art as a worthwhile profession for a “real” artist.  Perhaps it will be the work of people like Francois Schuiten that will one be hanging in the world’s national art galleries.  Francois Schuiten gives you an amazing perspective, tones and colours that hint at some kind of film noire plot that is not explicit but only hinted at.  There is almost a sense of vertigo in some of the art and books play a prominent role.  To have a look at more of the incredible art of Francois Schuiten all you need to do is click on the image or if that is a bit too far away then how about right here.

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Pinstriping and Kustom Graphics magazine are giving away t-shirts with their current subscriptions so if you’re interested in graphics and/or pinstriping and have been thinking of taking out a subscription I guess now is the time. Subscribe before 1st October 2012 and they will send you a free ‘T’ from PKG!

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Sizes:  M, L, XL, XXL
Just email theem your size and They will do the rest

The Green Man comic book by Nic

The Green Man comic book by Nic

It isn’t often that something really new comes along in the field of comics or graphic novels but this is an amazing achievement.  The whole of the Green Man comic book, story, text and pictures was created by one talented man whose family supported him in giving up his job to produce this masterpiece.  There really is nothing quite like it and for anyone into Playmobil or Lego seeing the toys come to life like this is amazing.  It has a fabulous storyline with clever and artistically produced photographs of Playmobil toys in real or created landscapes or settings.  The reader can have absolutely no idea how much work is involved just to get the shadow right that one of the little Playmobil toys casts in a realistic landscape setting!  This kind of design work is really creative and required a good eye for detail and a lot of skill and patience on the part of the author.  If you want to find out more you can visit the author’s website here.

The Green Man comic book is available in English and German with the French and Spanish versions due for release anytime now.  The author worked with a numbedr of skilled translators to have the Green Man comic book translated into the other languages from the original English.  The German was translated by Johanne Ostendorf whose website is here where you can read in her project examples how much she enjoyed working on this unique project.

Isabel by Bob Venosa

Isabel by Bob Venosa

ROBERT VENOSA January 21, 1936 to August 9, 2011

We thought we’d choose this one by Bob Venosa as picture of the month since Bob Venosa finally lost his battle against cancer recently having confounded the doctor’s for eight years by defying their “you’ve only got a couple of months to live Mr Venosa” predictions and carrying on for eight years.  Bob Venosa, inspired by Dali to a large extent, was a great painter.  Bob Venosa’s wife said, “The great Venosa left his body on Tuesday August 9, 2011 at 6:56 PM.”  Robert Venosa’s famous works of visionary art paintings inspired countless artists.  To see more, click here.

Night and Her Train of Stars by Alexandra Dawe

Night and Her Train of Stars by Alexandra Dawe

You’ll get a chance to meet artist Alexandra Dawe if you go to the Samhain Avalon Faery Ball on 29th & 30th October 2011 in Glastonbury.  If you are not yet familiar with Alexandra Dawe’s fabulous art then click here.  For more info on the Samhain Avalon Faery Ball then click here.