art-books

Lost Avatar/Korra Art Books

During the Avatar the Last Airbender” Legend and Legacy Panel, two art books were given away as prizes by accident. They were both signed, and one of them had a folded poster (also signed) on the inside of the book.
These art books were my books. The Avatar the Last Airbender book has signatures from so many of the talents from the show, especially a signature by Ryu next to my favorite Smellerbee. The funny thing is, I know how they were given as prizes by mistake, and I have an idea of which cosplayers may have them, but I have no idea how to contact them.
I am sure it is extremely exciting to be gifted art books with dozens of drawings, sentiments, and signatures, I hate to ask this… but if you have these books, would you contact me? I would like to send you brand new books in exchange for the return of my books. They are not signed for “Avatar_Mom”, they are signed for “Star”. That is my name…
I believe that cosplayer 7 from the cosplay contest, or Kuvira number 8 may be the awesome fans caring for them now. But, any of the winners could have them now, so I would love if fans would check. If you were at the Avatar the Last Airbender: Legend and Legacy Fan Panel, and know these great fans, (or you are these fans), I will not only send you your own copies, but I will pay for the shipping costs, and I will send you a thank you gift for their return. I have years of memories in both the art books. The poster in one of the books is a poster I had signed for a fan who could not attend SDCC.
Thank you so much for your time and thoughts everyone! Most important, thank you for attending our wonderful panels.

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The first time the Department of Teeny-weeny Wonders featured the tiny handmade creations of Denver, CO-based artist Evan Lorenzen we shared photos of his book entitled “The Mini Book of Major Events.” This time we’re paging through an equally tiny volume that explores a smaller, but no less delightful theme, “Life’s Lil Pleasures.” From the sounds of rain and chirping birds to eating cereal from your enemy’s skull, and balloons, this itty-bitty book is full miniature illustrations of things that make us glad to be alive, you know, the little things.

To check out more of Evan Lorenzen’s work, including tiny art, illustrations and animations, follow him right here on Tumblr at artandsuchevan or check out his website, Instagram feed and Facebook page.

[via Demilked]

MAUVE

Mauve is the first modern synthetic dye, but its discovery in 1856 was not intentional. Given the assignment to find a cure for malaria using coal tar, 18-year-old William Henry Perkins, a student at the Royal College of Chemistry, did not succeed in finding a revolutionary medicine, but instead noticed that he was left with a beautifully-colored residue. Perkins would file his first patent for the color in 1857 and his coal tar dye would go on to become all the rage, even becoming a color of choice for Queen Victoria. 

Find out more about mauve and other early dyes and pigments in The Brilliant History of Color in Art!

Image caption & credit: Mauve sample from The American Practical Dyer’s Companion by E. J. Bird. 1882. Los Angeles, Getty Research Institute. 

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Adventure Time: Eye Candy Vol 2

Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS
(CA) kelsey Dieterich

Feast your eyes on this limited edition hardcover that collects all of the covers by a host of talented artists from Adventure Time #16-30, Adventure Time Annual #1, Adventure Time 2013 Summer Special #1, Adventure Time 2013 Spoooktacular #1, Adventure Time 2014 Winter Special #1, and Adventure Time 2014 Annual #1.

(Release date: 2nd September 2015)

Note: Mainstream book stores like Amazon may not have this title until late September.

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In this episode of Cool Stuff in the Mail, we have Hugs and Misses: 30 Postcards of Awkward Romance. Hey, we’ve all been there – the bad blind date, the miscommunication, the bumbling idiot. Artist Wilhelm Staehle makes whimsical cutouts that bring these priceless moments to life, collected here as a series of postcards. As you can see, the animals are my favorite, because who doesn’t love personification? Check out more of the artist’s work here.

–Intern Bita

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I’m super happy to announce that after five years (oh gosh), I am finally ready to produce a Genomancer art book.  You know, that thing where my OCs come from. Also, it got Kickstarter Staff Pick yesterday!  Woohoo!

Genomancer is about a wisecracking, shapeshifting convict and his employer, a kind-of nerdy, kind-of broke princess who have to unravel the connection between magic and science to stop a selfish, scientist prince from taking advantage of technology. They cast also includes an oafish knight, a female berserker, a charming smuggler, a hot-headed psychic, a prostitute spy, and a cross-dressing tailor.

The book collects both art and writing for the “100 Themes Project." You can choose between PDF, softcover, and limited-edition hardcover editions - all with exclusive postcards. If we meet the stretch goals, I’ll be able to include more, new content! And an audiobook! And a soundtrack! And a font pack!

This is also your only chance in the near future to get commissions from me outside of a convention. ;) And to pick up some out-of-print books I made in previous years.

I’d really appreciate if you signal boost the hell out of this (and all future campaign-related posts)!  One lucky re-blogger will win a free sketch at the end of the campaign. You will be entered once for each campaign post you re-blog.

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