ANDY FISH is a comic book artist, writer, painter, pop culture archaeologist and film historian. He has written and drawn numerous How To Art Books, Graphic Novels, Screenplays and Comic Books.
He lectures on art related subjects and even has a painting in the collection of the National Gallery in Washington DC.
This blog will attempt to focus on all manner of art, film and pop culture but don't hold much hope that it will stay focused.
He lives 40 miles outside of Boston MA with his artist wife Veronica Lane Fish.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The speed at which we now live our life never ceases to amaze me.
I was at That's Entertainment last Wednesday or Thursday and I stumbled on Image Comics new series UNDERTOW-- it's sort of a gritty take on the Aquaman legend and although I thought it's writing was only average the art absolutely stunned me.
SO much so that I looked up the artist Artyom Trakhanov when I got home, found ComiConArt.com which was selling his originals from the series and bought this page right here which was one of my favorites in the book.
Four days later it's hanging in my studio.
Now that's amazing.
Monday, April 21, 2014
This is one of the greatest depictions of the 70s Batman ever-- I had this poster as a kid and always wondered who the artist was-- well, it's the legendary movie poster artist Drew Struzan! Struzan is best known for his Star Wars and Indiana Jones posters, or basically any illustrated poster that was pure genius.
Sideshow is creating a 1/6 scale figure based on these designs too--
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Friendly Neighborhood Comics in Bellingham Ma is unveiling a new gallery component to the store and the first show is coming up fast!
75 Years of Dark Knights: BATMAN!
Celebrate 75 years of Batman with YOUR interpretation of Bob Kane and Bill Finger’s legendary creation. Open call—all artists are welcome to submit (see details below) and work will be selected on a juried basis.
All pieces should depict BATMAN and his related line of characters in any medium of the artists choosing. Any era (including imaginary ones) is encouraged—have fun with this!
DEADLINE: Thursday May 22nd is the physical delivery deadline, digital images to be considered for inclusion should be emailed to email@example.com no later than midnight May 17th. We will notify you by email if your work has been accepted. All works should be shipped via priority mail to ensure they arrive in time for the exhibit. Works will be on display for the opening event Friday May 23rd at 8pm and will remain on display until June 8th.
The artists and Friendly Neighborhood Comics will split the proceeds of all sales 50/50.
Artists are responsible for the delivery and return of unsold works* whether in person or by mail.
Work should not exceed 12x18 in size.
Framed or Unframed will be accepted.
Unframed art will be displayed in Mylar Sleeves.
OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION FOR THE ART WILL BE FRIDAY MAY 23 from 8-10pm please bring all your friends!
*all artists have the option of waving return shipping and offering their work (should it remain unsold during the gallery hours) for a no minimum bid auction to be held in July on the premises of Friendly Comics. Artists will receive 75% of the final price for their works sold at the auction. This allows you to save money on return shipping and guarantees you will get something for your artwork.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS SO FAR!!
Brian Stelfreeze, Bob Layton, Trevor Von Eeden, Christos Gage, Mike Briggs, Alison Cowell, Tim Bradstreet, Ramona Fradon, Toby Cypruss, Tony Millionaire, Brian Flint, Bret M. Herholz, Bernie Wrightson, Veronica Fish and Andy Fish.
MORE TO COME!
Posted by Andy Fish at 11:04 AM