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A Charlie Brown Christmas by Nicolas Delort & Dark Hall Mansion

Last Halloween, we have checked out the astonishing rendition of It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown by artist Nicolas Delort and Dark Hall Mansion. Staying perfectly consistent with their ideas, brace yourself for A Charlie Brown Christmas come this festive season.
A Charlie Brown Christmas by Nicolas Delort & Dark Hall Mansion

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75 Years Of Batman by Mondo

For those thinking that the celebration of the 75th birthday of the Dark Knight is over, well, it probably has just begun now that the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is paying their homage. Yes, when Mondo meets Batman...
75 Years Of Batman by Mondo

75 Years Of Batman by Mondo

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For those thinking that the celebration of the 75th birthday of the Dark Knight is over, well, it probably has just begun now that the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is paying their homage. Yes, when Mondo meets Batman... 


Time and again, Mondo has proven their leadership position for the very niche industry of graphic prints of pop culture. With 2014 being the 75th birthday of Batman, we have already witnessed a shower of graphic homage from the talented folks from Poster Posse. Being the industry giant and incidentally the contributor when the Ultimate Collector's Edition of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy (incidentally on 50% off ahead of Black Friday), Mondo's contribution to the one and only Dark Knight is only expected.



Launched since 24th October and completed on 15th November, the "75 Years of Batman" show was exhibited at the Texas gallery with some of the best artists in the industry present. Set to be released online, some of the remaining prints are scheduled to be released this coming week. 

Here is a good collection of some of the goodies you can expect.


A Death in the Family by We Buy Your Kids
18”x24” Regular Edition of 135
Price: $ 40

A Death in the Family by We Buy Your Kids
18”x24” Variant Edition of 75
Price: $ 60

Batman / Man Bat 
By Alex Pardee
24″x36″ 
Regular Edition of 200
Price: $80/set


Batman
By Brandon Holt
18”x24” 
Regular Edition of 275
Price: $45


Gotham by Gaslight
By Tom Whalen
12″x36″ 
Regular Edition of 250
Price: $45



Red Rain
By Francesco Francavilla
24″x36″ 
Regular Edition of 225
Price: $50 


The Black Mirror
By Jock & Francesco Francavilla
24″x36″ 
Regular Edition of 275
Price: $50 

The Dark Knight Returns 
By JC Richard
24″x36″ 
Regular Edition of 275
Price: $50



Year One 
By Jock
24”x36” 
Regular Edition of 250
Price: $50 



Year One 
By Jock
24”x36” 
Variant Edition of 125
Price: $75



Year One
By Matt Taylor
12”x36” Regular Edition of 300
Price: $45



Attack On Titan: First Posters

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In feverish anticipation of the upcoming live-action adaptation of Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人)? Here are the first character posters of the film scheduled to premiere next Summer. 



As much as superhero comic book adaptations have gradually taken over Hollywood's tentpole films, its Japanese counterparts are subtly conducting the same business in their domestic box offices with this year's one-two punch in the awe-inspiring adaptation of the most popular storyline of Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin in Part Two (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno) and Part Three (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends), as well as the successful cinematic trilogy of Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys in 2008 and 2009.  Come Summer 2015, one particularly ambitious project will be here to further prove the mantle: Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人).

We have earlier had a First Look at the much anticipated film with the somewhat bizarre Subaru advert where the all-wheel drive capabilities of Subaru Forster are displayed while escaping three freaking horrifying Titans hungry for human flesh. As oddly fascinating the advert looked, it gave us our first look at how a live-action take of the eponymous Titans would be like in the hands of director Shinji Higuchi. With a script written by live-action adaptation expert Yūsuke Watanabe (whom resume includes the live-action adaptation of Gantz and 20th Century Boys), the film has generated enough hype and thanks to Toho, we can have a closer look at the film with the release of the character posters.

Check them out right below.














The live adaptation of Attack On Titan is currently scheduled to hit the screens in Japan in Summer 2015.


Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series - First Look

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First announced last year at the Spike VGX Video Game Awards, Telltale Games has finally unveiled the first trailer of their upcoming episodic video game series based on HBO's Game of Thrones. 


When it comes to narratives and characterization in gaming, Telltale Games has come a long way in their claim to the throne for this particular element in today's gaming industry. From the emotional rollercoaster that we have experienced in their first The Walking Dead game (incidentally the winner of our App of the Year 2012) to The Wolf Among Us, their recently concluded adaptation of Bill Willingham's Vertigo comic book series, Fables. 

If you can see a trend here, that would be that the guys at Telltale Games can really kill it when providing alternative narratives in gaming form for established pop culture properties. So when HBO and George R. R. Martin endeavor to find a game studio that can do justice to the franchise given the considerably mediocre reception received for previous attempts (for starters, Cyanide's efforts in both 2011 and 2012), it is almost a no-brainer that Telltale Games get the job. 

While the title was first announced last year at the Spike VGX Video Game Awards, the first trailer of the episodic video game series (a total of six episodes) has just finally arrived. Check it out right below.




Official art and screens from the title.










Here are details from the official press release:


Telltale Games and HBO reveal first trailer for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series

Based on the award-winning HBO television drama series, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series tells the story of House Forrester. Caught up in the events of The War of the Five Kings, they are placed in a precarious position where members of the household must do everything they can to prevent the house from meeting its doom.

Today we can announce that some cast members of the series will reprise their roles in the game. While players will control five members of House Forrester in their story, the series will have them interacting with fan favorite characters throughout the season, including Tyrion Lannister performed by Peter Dinklage, Cersei Lannister performed by Lena Heady, Margaery Tyrell performed by Natalie Dormer, and Ramsay Snow performed by Iwan Rheon. Additional cast members will appear in later episodes. 

The game series is based on the world, characters and events seen in HBO's TV show, which in turn is based on George R. R. Martin's books (A Song of Ice and Fire).The events in the game series begin towards the end of Season Three of the series, and end right before the beginning of Season Five. Players will visit familiar locations such as King's Landing and The Wall, as well as unfamiliar locations such as Ironrath, the home of House Forrester.

House Forrester is a noble house from the Wolfswood in the north of Westeros. Bannermen to House Glover, they have always offered unswerving loyalty to the ruling great house of the North - the Starks. The Forresters are seated at Ironrath, an imposing stronghold surrounded by towering ironwood trees. Built over fifteen hundred years ago by Cedric Forrester and his triplet sons, Ironrath is a testament to the strength and endurance of Ironwood. The Forrester house words are 'Iron from Ice', which echoes their belief that - like the ironwood itself - the adverse conditions and unforgiving landscape of the North only makes them stronger.

The game will be played from five different points of view. Each is a member of House Forrester; either a direct family member, or a person in service to the House. Scattered across Westeros and Essos, each will play their part in seeking to save House Forrester from destruction.

Playing as five characters not only reflects the epic scope of Game of Thrones, but is also something that the player needs to be mindful of. This is because the actions of one character can ripple out to affect the rest of House Forrester. Multiply the actions of one character by five, and you're truly playing the Game of Thrones... where you win, or you die.


Additional details on the series and its upcoming premiere episode, 'Iron From Ice' are forthcoming. Stay tuned to the Telltale Games Blog,Twitter and Facebook pages for more information as the premiere approaches, the first of six episodes, which will be arriving for download soon on PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and iOS, with additional platforms to be announced.

The first episode of the Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series, entitled Iron From Ice is set to be released in the final quarter of 2014.



A Charlie Brown Christmas by Nicolas Delort & Dark Hall Mansion

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Last Halloween, we have checked out the astonishing rendition of It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown by artist Nicolas Delort and Dark Hall Mansion. Staying perfectly consistent with their ideas, brace yourself for A Charlie Brown Christmas come this festive season. 



During the recent All Hallow's Eve, we have witnessed numerous graphic prints produced (or reproduced in many cases) to commemorate one of the favorite pseudo holidays of us here at The Daily Zombies. Of the countless lots, one particular piece caught our undead eyes for its unique treatment of the source material: French artist Nicolas Delort's awe-inspiring take on the classic 1966 Halloween television special based on the timeless comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, "It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown".

With the bells of Christmas ringing in, Dark Hall Mansion picked up where they left off on Halloween by announcing their latest project to chime in the spirits of the festive season. Set to be released on 25th November, Dark Hall Mansion collaborated with Delort once again, to take on yet another Charles Schulz holiday classic: A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Staying in tune with the earlier Halloween piece, Delort continued to impose his signature mesmerizing dark palette on this black-and-white piece that instantly conjure the nostalgic emotions of the classic 1965 television special.

As always, Blurppy has the exclusive coverage of the announcement and has spoke to Delort on the piece. Check out the an excerpt of the interview right below.

BLURPPY – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is SUCH an iconic holiday special that I’d imagine it was a bit daunting to get it JUST right.  How hard was it for you to nail this one down?  How many versions did you go through before the final concept?

Nicolas Delort – I wanted to do Great Pumpkin and this one as a diptych of sorts right from the start and as soon as the Great Pumpkin sketch was approved, I had the idea for Charlie Brown Christmas.

Both share the “boy and his faith” theme but while Great Pumpkin is all about Linus’ optimism and hope, Charlie Brown Christmas is more about Charlie’s disappointment and resentment towards what the holiday has become…so I thought it’d be interested to make two illustrations that would work next to one another. 

The challenge on this one was that the image was to be more “luminous” (for lack of a better word) than Great Pumpkin and my style is usually pretty dark, so I had the idea to set the scene in the tree selling place and surround Charlie with garish electric lights.

BLURPPY – This holiday special really takes me down memory lane with fond remembrances from my youth.  What about you?  Was this part of your childhood?  If so, what are your memories surrounding it?

Nicolas Delort – Actually, not really, we were always more of a Grinch family, hah. 

BLURPPY – Ooooooo is that a tease?  Can we expect a GRINCH print from you!?  (Fingers are crossed!)  What do you think it is about this holiday classic that still resonates with fans around the globe?

Nicolas Delort – I think a lot of us can relate to Charlie’s complaints, even moreso nowadays, when you have Christmas-themed merchandise or decorations in stores as early as October. Sure, Charlie is kind of a downer, but he makes some good points, even if you’re not a religious person.

Do head over to Blurppy for the full article. There will be a total of three versions of the piece available for sale at a random on the morning of 25th November at Dark Hall Mansion's official store. For now, check out below for all three astonishing versions of “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” 
By Nicolas Delort
18″ X 24″
Standard Edition Run of 375
$65


“A Charlie Brown Christmas” 
By Nicolas Delort
18″ X 24″
Variant Edition Run of 80
$100

A close-up at the piece.


“A Charlie Brown Christmas” 
By Nicolas Delort
18″ X 24″
Foil Edition of 30
$150


Earlier draft of the piece.


Here are the details from the official press release:


PRNewswire/­Dark Hall Mansion, www.DarkHallMansion.com, Dark Hall Mansion’s yearly holiday tradition continues with the timeless classic that’s informed Christmas and the holiday season for almost 50 years, Charles M. Schulz’s 1965 masterpiece, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,”
this year beautifully and evocatively rendered by artist, Nicolas Delort. Flawlessly written by Charles Schulz, beautifully directed and animated by Bill Melendez and team, and of course, brilliantly scored by Vince Guaraldi, this film, perhaps more than any other, quietly, humorously, and evocatively reminds us in poetic and lyrical fashion just what the true meaning of Christmas really is.

Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Peanuts Worldwide, takes us back to our collective memory of gathering about the TV while awaiting Christmas and the holidays and having Guaraldi’s first gentle jazz passages signal the season truly was upon us. Charles M. Schulz’s 1965 masterpiece is timeless, precisely because its profound emotional resonance is as relevant today as it will be in another fifty years and beyond. Artist Nicolas Delort, who brought such pathos to Dark Hall Mansion’s “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” again brings his distinctive and highly detailed style to bear rendering Charlie’s contemplation of the true meaning of Christmas a quiet and personal one.

Please see DHM’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Nicolas Delort prints in our Store or on Dark Hall Mansion’s Facebook page here: HERE

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” limited edition prints go on sale next Tuesday, November 25th on Dark Hall Mansion’s dedicated store page here: HERE at a random time between 9:30 AM PST and 12 PM PST.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” Standard Edition of 375 $65
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” Variant Edition of 80 $100
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” Foil Edition of 30 $150

All editions measure 18″ x 24″ and are fully screen printed.

*Collectors still wishing to reserve Nicolas Delort’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” STD edition print, in advance of next week’s Nov 25th general release, may still do so by purchasing DHM’s “The Jimi
Hendrix Experience” STD edition print by artist Max Dalton which comes with an automatic lock/reserve right to pay separately-and in advance-for Nicolas Delort’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

The Jimi print with auto-reserve right may still be purchased via our DHM past releases page HERE

Please see all details regarding the reserve/lock option that were released prior via our Facebook post: HERE

And please know the Jimi advance reserve/lock offer WILL EXPIRE THIS FRIDAY at 11:59 PM PST!

Beginning THIS Friday, Nov 21st, all advance/reserve lock holders will be notified via private email with payment instructions and will have 72 hours to complete their purchases of Nicolas Delort’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” prints. Failure to exercise their lock/reserve right and complete payment for their Delort purchase by 11:59 PM PST Sunday, Nov 23rd, will be interpreted as a ‘pass’ on the Delort and their “A Charlie Brown Christmas” edition will be offered within the general release on Tues, Nov 25th instead. NO exceptions.

Dark Hall Mansion is honored to continue its extraordinary collaboration with Peanuts Worldwide in preserving and fostering the singular legacy of Charles M. Schulz and his beloved Peanuts.

We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday, Nov 25th, for the general release right here: HERE when at a random moment between 9:30 AM PST and 12 PM PST Paypal Add-to-Cart buttons will appear beneath all “A Charlie Brown Christmas” editions.

Thank you collectors for again making this holiday season so special and enabling DHM to each year invite these gifted artists to bring their skills to bear in paying tribute to the Peanuts classics we all hold so dear. We’re honored you’ve made us a regular part of your holiday traditions and each year we look forward to receiving pictures of our releases up in your homes and apartments, part of your holiday decorations, with families and children, or simply celebrating the season as it’s genuinely humbling and we thank you, sincerely so.

As we do each season, from everyone here at the Mansion, we wish you and your loved ones a healthy, happy and wonderful Holiday season and a Most Merry Christmas, God bless you all.


*In fairness to all collectors wishing to purchase DHM’s official Nicolas Delort “A Charlie Brown Christmas” prints: PLEASE UNDERSTAND ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

A side-by-side look at both pieces.

Source: Dark Hall Mansion via Blurppy



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