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 (https://national-park-posters.com/) 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 […]

VISIONARY SIMON STÅLENHAG INVITES YOU TO TAKE A FIRST LOOK INSIDE THE LABYRINTH

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 […]

DC TEAMS WITH CITY OF BURBANK TO UNVEIL LARGER-THAN-LIFE BATMAN STATUE

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 […]

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red Chapter Nine: “Indiana Quinn!”

By Staff Reports Hammering fans weekly with Harley Quinn stories in the vein of Batman: Black & White, the ninth chapter of Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red has arrived! Joe Quinones, hot off his incredible Dial H for Hero run, writes and illustrates this ninth installment of the fourteen-chapter anthology series, now available on participating digital platforms, including readdc.com, Comixology, Amazon Kindle, Apple […]

D23 Celebrates 65 Years of The Disney Theme Park

By Staff Reports It was 65 years ago that Disneyland first welcomed guests to enjoy a new kind of experience: the theme park. And to mark the occasion, Disney twenty-three has created a one-of-a-kind, stand-alone issue, filled with rich stories and stunning photography that look at the development and evolution of the Disney theme park. Disney artist Ricky De Los […]

Check out the super cute 3D “Tiny Diamond” Chalk Installation for TROLLS WORLD TOUR!

By Staff Reports In celebration of TROLLS WORLD TOUR, breakout star “Tiny Diamond” visited The Grove in Los Angeles over the weekend in a unique, social distancing-compliant way!* Designer and illustrator Keith Kaminski created a 15 foot, 3D chalk illustration of the delightful character and debuted the installation at the center of The Grove.  The fun and interactive photo opp was a hit […]

Kidrobot brings art to life with the first piece in a new collection featuring the work of Keith Haring

By Staff Reports Continuing our celebration of inspirational artists of the 20th century, Kidrobot brings art to life with the first piece in a new collection featuring the work of Keith Haring. This Kidrobot x Keith Haring collection will include Keith Haring 8” Masterpiece Dunny art figures, a Keith Haring Dunny Mini Series, and other Keith Haring art figures and sculptures. The pieces in this collection will be released monthly throughout 2020 and beyond. Kidrobot is proud to introduce a Dunny featuring the […]

Interview with artist Dawn McTeigue

By Nolan P. Smith Join Pastrami Nation’s Nolan Smith and Eddie Aguirre as we interview the talented Dawn McTeigue! It debuts at 8PM PST on May 13th! We talk about comics, hats, SuperBoop Squad, and more! PLUS- Dawn is giving away a signed comic book to one lucky winner! Also, we are giving away TWO Pastrami Nation meals from Apollo […]