Hey there Evil Geek Brothers and Sisters! Hope the week is treating you well so far, we’re in the homestretch and the weekend is right around the corner. If you’re anything like the rest of The Brotherhood, you love yourself some cool geek art. Every year, the Evil Lair’s walls get fuller and fuller with the various pieces of geek and nerd art we tend to pick up throughout the year. Pretty soon we’re just going to have to start setting up unecessary walls across the middle of the rooms just so we have more space to display stuff. In memoriam of our ever dwindiling available wall space, I thought I’d take the opportunity to show off the newest additions to the Evil Lair’s Evil Art Gallery:
This grizzly errr….well, uh grizzly bear comes courtesy of sensational internet comic artist / Nicola Tesla Museum fundraiser Matthew Inman a.k.a. The Oatmeal. If you’re not familiar with the Oatmeal’s absolutely hysterical website, then I recommend you check him out here. You’ll definitely laugh, probably out loud, so it’s worth the time to check it out. This is a print of his Sriracha Bear pic. I had a tough time choosing which print of his I wanted, it was between this and Wookiee Jesus. I wanted the Sriracha Bear print for the Evil Lair’s kitchen, so that’s the one that I decided on. I was fortunate enough to meet Matthew and have him sign the print for me. After I had mentioned to him that I was planning to hang it up in my kitchen, he informed me that he had come across a site on the internet that could turn photos into paintings and that he had a canvass painting of this very same print hanging in his kitchen. He also mentioned that he had an 8 foot Wookiee Jesus in his living room, at which point my mind was blown with awesomeness.
This eye-popping piece of artwork was done by Simone Bianchi, who did some great work on Wolverine a few years back . If you’re not familiar with Simone’s work, you can check him out here. As soon as I saw this print featuring all of the Marvel Big Bads, I knew I had to own it. I can just stare at this thing for hours on end. It’s incredibly detailed and downright amazing. Best of all, the print is signed by Bianchi himself and only had a very limited run of only 400, so in a few years this will be a rare collectors piece. Yeah….this beauty is going right over my desk in the Evil Lair.
The last few pieces I bought were all from artist Michael Walsh, check out some of his other art here (I love that drawing of Link!) and here (Sorry, Michael doesn’t have a home page otherwise I would have linked to it, so these are just some places I was able to find his artwork).
These were WAAYYY to good to pass up, especially at a price of 3 for $20; plus, he signed them all. The Deadpool print is what initially caught my eye and still remains my favorite of the bunch. That’s just a damn fine pic of the Merc With a Mouth! Unfortunately I only had space to hang 2 of the 3, so poor Vic Von Doom has to wait in storage until I get some additional walls.
That about wraps up C-Mart’s Art Round-Up… for now anyway! I’m bound to stumble across some more great artwork at a Con or something in the near future.