Asian American Youth Raise Awareness On Mental Health at Second-Annual Long Beach Exhibition, Open Till Aug. 31

By Staff Reports May is both AAPI Heritage and Mental Health Awareness month, making it the ideal time to talk about the struggles the AAPI community – and especially Asian kids and teens – experience with mental health. In response, the founders of anti-Asian hate initiative Make Noise Today (MNT) met yesterday with members of the community in Long Beach […]

Assassin’s Creed: Visionaries – A Graphic Novel Anthology Launches on Kickstarter

By Staff Reports A 144-page, oversized hardcover graphic novel anthology produced by some of today’s greatest talents in the field of comics, video games, illustrations and concept art. Discover new stories and artworks inspired by the Assassin’s Creed® universe and beyond: from Ancient Egypt to the American Civil War, all the way to a dystopian, cyberpunk future and more! Assassin’s […]

Eisner Award-Winning Writer and Playwright Mark Russell Crowdfunds His First Ever Book of Cartoons

By Staff Reports Eisner, GLAAD, and Ringo award-winning comic book writer Mark Russell has made a name for himself with his sharply satirical writing in comic books such as Prez, The Flintstones, Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, Not All Robots, Superman: Space Age, Second Coming, Billionaire Island, My Bad, and more. Now the writer is turning to a new […]

Diamond Art Club Enters the Marvel Universe with New Collaboration

By Staff Reports Diamond Art Club®, the leading manufacturer in diamond painting, is pleased to announce a collaboration with one of the world’s leading entertainment companies, Marvel Studios. Diamond Art Club® x Marvel Studios will bring beloved franchise characters from Avengers, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy and more to the diamond art painting world. Diamond Art Club® pop-culture offerings also […]


By Staff Reports In celebration of the one-month countdown to the world premiere of Disney100: The Exhibition, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has unveiled 23 “Crown Jewels” from the Walt Disney Archives vault of treasures that will be on display when the exhibition opens February 18, 2023, at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. From live-action to animation and Disney Parks to […]

Celebrating 20 Years of Rose Parade Participation, The 2023 Donate Life Rose Parade® Float, Lifting Each Other Up Will Honor 59 Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors and Recipients

By Staff Reports The Donate Life community is celebrating 20 years of participation in the traditional Rose Parade in Pasadena. The 2023 Donate Life Rose Parade® float, “Lifting Each Other Up,” will feature 59 honorees representing 24 states in the United States. With ages ranging from 17 to 78 years old for riders and walkers, and from 3 1/2 months […]

Pastrami Nation Tech Off -The Battle of A.I. Art

Welcome to a Pastrami Nation Special- this is our first Tech Off as we dive into the growing battle of A.I. art. Join Pastrami Nation Editor Nolan Smith with artist/art teacher Christian Nacorda and Engineer John O’ Connor as well begin the conversation on the controversial A.I. Art! On Soundcloud, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Audible, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and more!

Let’s Kickstart This! The Art of DRACULA by Ricardo Delgado

By Nolan P. Smith Editor We love to shine the crowdfunding spotlight down on deserving projects, and today we check out a project from one of Pastrami Nation’s favorite artists: Ricardo Delgado. Here us from the Kickstarter page for The Art of Dracula from Clover Press: Following the successful sold-out illustrated novel, Dracula of Transylvania, creator Ricardo Delgado now turns […]

Clover Press and Yoe! Comics Announce POPEYE VARIATIONS, A New Book Featuring 75+ Underground & Mainstream Cartoonists

By Staff Reports Clover Press and Yoe! Books have teamed up to create Popeye Variations: Not Yer Pappy’s Comics an’ Art Book, a 10″ x 10″ hardcover book featuring over 100 illustrations from 75 underground and mainstream artists and cartoonists with their own takes on the spinach-munching, bully-punching Popeye the Sailor Man. The project includes pin-ups from contributors such as […]

Xencelabs Partners with B&H Photo-Video to Support Technology in Education to Support Technology in Education

By Staff Reports Xencelabs Technologies Ltd. is continuing its support for higher education and K-12 learning with its Education Pack (EDU Pack), now exclusively available at B&H. Xencelabs is also offering “back-to-school” pricing through Sept. 15on its Pen Tablets. Through the same time period, Xencelabs is partnering with Corel to include 10 full educational licenses of Painter® 2023 with the […]

DesignerCon Returns in November with Three Major Partners to Expand the Fun

By Staff Reports DesignerCon has amassed a hugely impressive following over its 17 years of existence. From an office and a few desks to filling convention centers and lines around the building, the show has grown exponentially since its conception, unifying a community of collectors and enthusiasts. Now, in 2022, DesignerCon is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center, bringing all […]

If You Can Dream It, You Can Draw It…Disney+ Presents The One-Of-A-Kind Drawing Experience, ‘Sketchbook,’ Available To Stream April 27

Disney+ invites you to a one-of-a-kind drawing experience in the all-new, six-part Original Series “Sketchbook” with Walt Disney Animation Studios streaming April 27. From Supper Club and in partnership with Walt Disney Animation Studios, audiences will be given an insider’s look into the animation process as some of the Studios’ talented artists teach them how to draw beloved Disney characters, […]

America the Beautiful – One Artist Uses Nostalgic WPA-Style Poster Art to Encourage People to Explore America’s National Parks Again

By Staff Reports Photographer and graphic artist Robert Decker ( recently spoke about the growing desire of Americans to get out and travel the country again, especially as spring approaches. Exploration of the country’s natural beauty is at the heart of Decker’s National Park Poster Project – an extensive collection inspired by the iconic Works Progress Administration campaign of the late 1930s […]

Xencelabs Signs Hunt’s Photo & Video as an Authorized U.S. Reseller

By Staff Reports Xencelabs Technologies Ltd. has signed Hunt’s Photo & Video as an authorized reseller in the United States. The new relationship creates a wider audience for Xencelabs’ full line of Pen Tablets and accessories through the strong reputation and relationships Hunt’s has formed within the photography and digital imaging markets. Started in 1889 as a family-owned drugstore, Hunt’s […]


By Staff Reports Image/Skybound unveiled an all-new first look inside The Labyrinth, a tense, dark tale of ruin and vengeance set among a stunning sci-fi apocalypse like you’ve never seen before from visionary illustrator and author Simon Stålenhag (The Electric State, Tales from the Loop). “There is no graphic fiction storyteller in the world like Simon Stålenhag, who’s crafted one of the most haunting and prescient stories of the year in The Labyrinth,” said Sean […]

Rogue’s Paint the Can Dead Contest is Back for Year Two with the Addition of Celebrity Judging Panel

By Staff Reports For the second year, Rogue Ales & Spirits is celebrating its flagship beer with the ‘Paint the Can Dead’ campaign. Starting today, Rogue is challenging fans to create original Dead Guy inspired can art on a special edition blank white can. New this year, a panel of celebrity judges will pick the grand prize winner to receive […]

Xencelabs Shines a Spotlight on Artists and the Creative Process at LightBox Expo Online

By Staff Reports Xencelabs Technologies Ltd. is putting the artistic process front and center at LightBox Expo 2021. The leading developer of professional digital design tools and the new Pen Tablet will host more than 30 live-streamed sessions with prominent artists working in the entertainment industry, from motion pictures and animation to gaming and illustration. The online sessions will begin […]

Discover What Legends Are Made Of with The Art of Apex Legends

By Staff Reports Dark Horse Books, in association with Respawn Entertainment, presents The Art of Apex Legends—a 192-page oversized hardcover tome collecting and presenting art and developer commentary for the hit squad-based battle royale game.        Pore over the finest features of unique legendary skins, marvel at the deadly intricacies of every dynamic weapon, explore each nook and cranny of the game’s battle-scarred arenas, and more!  Whether […]

Xencelabs Releases Linux Driver for Pen Tablet Family

By Staff Reports Xencelabs Technologies is announcing the availability of its Linux driver, developed for use with the company’s full line of Pen Tablet products. The new driver broadens the compatibility of Xencelabs devices to include all major operating systems commonly used in professional design applications. The Xencelabs Linux driver offers several advantages compared to competitive offerings, including easier download […]

The JayZoMon/Dark Myth Company Presents PCE Scarefaire 2021-Horror in the High Desert

By Staff Reports JayZoMon/Dark Myth Company has announced PCE/Scarefaire, a new event being added to the PCE roster! Scarefaire is a horror themed event and offers a wide variety of entertainment for those who like a little scare, to the die-hard horror fan. Vendors range from one-of-a-kind products, incredible artwork, and collectables to authors and celebrities. Eddie Aguirre, the man […]

Xencelabs Pen Tablet Medium Review: Art Attack

By Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith It’s exciting when a new company bursts onto the scene with something simply amazing. Meet Xencelabs and their entry into the drawing tablet market with their Pen Tablet Medium. How does this new entry into the world of art and graphic design do in its first public release? Our Creative Director Jason […]

Legendary Entertainment Launches Two New NFT Collections for Fans and Art Lovers in Celebration of the Epic Feature Film GODZILLA VS. KONG

(Credit: BossLogic) By Staff Reports In anticipation of Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures epic action-adventure motion picture Godzilla vs. Kong, Legendary Entertainment is launching two new exclusive NFT (non-fungible token) collections specially created for fans and art lovers alike. Celebrated fan artist Boss Logic and Terra Virtua Ltd will each offer two unique lines of digital collectibles that represent […]


By Staff Reports Today, the World’s Greatest Detective arrived in Burbank, California, in the form of a colossal Batman statue based on the critically acclaimed Batman: Hush character design by world-renowned artist, publisher, and chief creative officer of DC, Jim Lee. Brought to life by Visit Burbank in partnership with DC, Lee’s celebrated design from his 2002 Batman run was […]

The Art of Ghost of Tsushima Review

By Nolan P Smith Editor I love the feudal Japan era. The samurai, the sword fighting, the beautiful settings- I gravitate to any stories told in this setting. From movies and comic books to video games, I love the all. This year, Sucker Punch released one of the biggest video game releases of 2020 with Ghost of Tsushima. Dark Horse […]