DHM & Nicolas Delort Announce A Breathtaking, 7-Print Set Of The Classic Universal Monsters

…. did we mention it’s breathtaking?  When this landed in our inbox we had to take a moment to soak it all in.  (We also had to exercise great restraint from immediately sharing it with the masses.)

1000px-Universal_monstersHorror buffs and film purists will argue all day that the Universal Monsters are considered to be THE quintessential best in the genre of horror and it’s hard to argue against them.  Under license from Universal Studios Licensing, Dark Hall Mansion has once again collaborated with Nicolas Delort for what we are calling, “the greatest Halloween print offering ever.”  Here is what they had to say in their official press release.

dark-hall-mansion-bannerDark Hall Mansion is exceptionally proud to release its officially licensed “Universal Classic Monsters” limited edition 7-print set by leading contemporary artist, Nicolas Delort, and on sale Tuesday, October 13th.

lagoon-regularCreature From The Black Lagoon – Regular Edition

lagoon-variantCreature From The Black Lagoon – Variant Edition

Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Universal Studios Licensing LLC, will release artist Nicolas Delort’s striking take on each of the original 7 classic Universal Monsters that shaped and defined vintage horror movies. Each of Nicolas’ unique and elegant pieces interprets each Universal Monster in an elegant and unique manner that not only interprets the legacy of each film but seeks to bring Nicolas’ considerable skills to bear refining and distilling all per his personal vision and sensibility.

mummy-regularThe Mummy – Regular Edition

mummy-variantThe Mummy – Variant Edition

mummy-photoHis “Mummy’s” exquisite detailing is simply something to behold, his “Frankenstein” not only renders the film’s powerful arc and tragedy in full but addresses the very act of creation itself. His “Dracula” is all mood and atmosphere, his “Wolf Man” quite terrorizing in its transition, and Nicolas’ “Invisible Man” a reflective meditation on man’s intrusions. Finally Nicolas’ arresting “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” in a word, elevates; an extraordinary piece that is very much more than it appears at first glance, gorgeous and emotionally resonant, woman as divine.

Bride-regularThe Bride Of Frankenstein – Regular Edition

Bride-variantThe Bride Of Frankenstein – Regular Edition

And what to say of Nicolas’ beautiful and ethereal “Bride of Frankenstein,” where despite having Elsa Lanchester’s likeness available to him, his personal vision for her insisted it be something else altogether, in so doing, raising the piece to that of lyrical and poetic.

Frankenstein-regularFrankenstein – Regular Edition

Frankenstein-variantFrankenstein – Variant Edition

Each individual print in DHM’s Nicolas Delort 7-print set measures 18″ x 24,” is hand numbered, and screen printed. The Standard edition set is printed per Nicolas’ hand crafted B&W approach while his Variant’s hue is richly toned and deliberately vintage in feel. There is also a very limited foil edition based on either the Standard or Variant colorway, plus the most select series, only 10 editions, a complete run of all 7 of Nicolas’s “Universal Classic Monsters” pieces individually screened on wood.

Dracula-regularDracula – Regular Edition

Dracula-variantDracula – Variant Edition

All officially licensed Nicolas Delort “Universal Classic Monsters” limited 7-print editions go on sale this coming TUESDAY, Oct 13, at 9:30 AM PST on our dedicated store page here: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com

Nicolas Delort “Universal Classic Monsters” 7-print Standard edition of 295: $350

Nicolas Delort “Universal Classic Monsters” 7-print Variant edition  of 125: $450

Nicolas Delort “Universal Classic Monsters” 7-print Select Foil edition of 10 (based on Std edition colorway):   $575

Nicolas Delort “Universal Classic Monsters” 7-print Select Foil edition of 10 (based on Variant edition colorway): $575

Nicolas Delort “Universal Classic Monsters” 7-print Select Wood edition of 10 (based on Standard edition colorway): $1250

invisible-regularThe Invisible Man – Regular Edition

invisible-variantThe Invisible Man – Variant Edition

*In fairness to all collectors wishing to purchase DHM’s official Nicolas Delort “Universal Classic Monsters” 7-print set: PLEASE UNDERSTAND ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

All 7-print sets will be simply tube shipped via our professional fulfillment firm, Paragon Press, owned by Spoke Gallery in San Francisco, so buyers can expect their orders fulfilled promptly, without issue, with appropriate overage available so all can rest assured of immediate replacements if any postal dings.

wolfman-regThe Wolfman – Regular Edition

wolfman-varThe Wolfman – Variant Edition


We reached out to Nicolas about this amazing project and here is what he had to say.

deskBLURPPY – First off, let me say that when I first heard you were going to do a Universal Monsters set for DHM I almost fell over in my chair.  7 prints, by you,  of the most famous and infamous monsters ever to ever grace the silver screen.  What was your reaction to being asked to do this project?

NICOLAS DELORT – A little scared to be frank…the Monsters are very iconic and have been reinterpreted dozens and dozens of times in movies, books, prints. so it was a little daunting. On the other hand, it’s always interesting to be challenged in that way and try to bring your own personal touch on characters that are so well known.

BLURPPY – Tackling these 7 legends HAS to be difficult,  What was your process
for this project?

NICOLAS DELORT – I watched the movies a bunch of times, trying to find an angle I found interesting to explore in each. The films all have different strengths; in Mummy for instance, it’s Karloff’s presence and charisma, so I focused the print entirely on him and especially his intense make-up; in Bride of Frankenstein, it’s more about the statuesque appearance of the Bride; in Frankenstein, there are so many aspects that have become iconic, the lab, the windmill, Karloff’s makeup…I felt like a collage-type poster would work great.

BLURPPY – Your style suites this timeless genre of horror films very well. How difficult was it to portray them in an entirely new way?

NICOLAS DELORT – An entirely new way, I don’t know, because I had to remain faithful to the designs of the films but I still feel like I approached them in a way that feels very “me”. Like I said above, I approached each one very differently, some gave me more to work with than others, for matters of personal taste. The goal was to make a set with a wide variety of compositions united by a similar style, so I tried to combine portraits, landscapes, full figure shots.. some pieces are more about the story, some more about the atmosphere.

BLURPPY – I have a  slight insight into your schedule with private commissions, poster groups, and your incredible work with DHM.  As I said, I have SLIGHT insight so I’m sure it’s much crazier than it seems to us on the outside looking in. How do you find the time to do everything?

NICOLAS DELORT – Haha, well my schedule is certainly quite busy, but I still manage to keep reasonable hours and have a reasonable amount of free time and weekends. I’m much more efficient and faster with scratchboard than I used to be even a year ago. My process is much more streamlined and I have a much clearer idea of where I’m going now, so I spend much less time thinking about how I’m gonna do things and just do them instead.


Huge thanks to Nicolas for taking the time to speak with us.  Let’s face it, the price is right and the art is spectacular.  We have our fingers crossed that we can get our hands on these prints.   (We already have a fantastic spot on our wall for them!)

All officially licensed Nicolas Delort “Universal Classic Monsters” limited 7-print editions go on sale this coming TUESDAY, Oct 13, at 9:30 AM PST DHM’s dedicated store.

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Dark Horse Comics Announces Mœbius Collection Of Hardcovers

French artist, cartoonist, and writer, Jean Giraud, a.k.a. “Mœbius,” created some of the most imaginative science fiction and fantasy comics EVER!  His work was groundbreaking and crossed over to films where he contributed storyboards and concept designs to some of the best sci-fi and fantasy films from 1979 – 1997.

Jean-Giraud-in-arte-MoebiusNow, Dark Horse Comics honors his legacy with brand new hardcovers featuring some of his best work.  Here is what DHC had to say in their press release.


Dark Horse is proud to announce that the library of Mœbius, one of the most influential and respected artists in the history of comics and cartooning, will arrive on store shelves in a gorgeous series of hardcover volumes available for the first time in nearly 20 years.
With a vast array of work showcasing his mastery of realist drawing, Jean Giraud—better known as Mœbius—is one of the most influential bandes dessinées cartoonists in history, with work that helped to define the landscape of science fiction and fantasy comics. His expertise was also showcased on work in film, with credits including Alien, Tron, The Fifth Element and more.
“As a true visionary in the comics medium, it is a pleasure to once again publish collections of Mœbius’ work,” said Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson. “His influence on contemporary comics is undeniable, and it’s a true honor to be working with Isabelle Giraud, his wife and partner, to help ensure that his legacy will continue to live on for a new generation of readers.”

01More information on The Mœbius Library will be available soon.

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Titan Comics Launching Assassin’s Creed Comic Book Series, Check Out The Variant Covers!

Assassin’s Creed is one of the most popular video game franchises ever and on October 14th, Titan Comics, in collaboration with Ubisoft, will release issue #1 of a ongoing series based off of it.  Here is how they describe issue #1.

Screen Shot 2015-10-03 at 11.02.02 PMYesteryear Comics variant by Jamie Tyndall

Charlotte de la Cruz is over-educated and underemployed, wasting her time in a dead-end job in San Diego, and spending her free time chasing down conspiracy theories on the dark side of the internet. 

When a real-life conspiracy crashes into her life, she’s pulled into the orbit of the Assassins, a mysterious organisation of principled killers with roots stretching back thousands of years – and users of the stolen Animus technology, which allows them to experience the memories of their ancestors as if they were there!

Screen Shot 2015-10-03 at 11.05.55 PMHastings variant by Mariano Laclaustra

Screen Shot 2015-10-03 at 11.07.31 PMNewbury Comics variant by Elena Casagrande

Charlotte has a secret in her blood… the genetic memory of an ancestor who was in Salem at the time of the infamous witch trails: Tom Stoddard, an Assassin who witnessed a dark act with repercussions for the present day!

As Charlotte is trained in the Assassins’ art, and as she begins to investigate the life of her ancestor… the forces of the Templar Order move against her. Will Charlotte learn the skills she needs to survive, and the truth she needs to prove her worth – before the Templars silence her forever?!

Screen Shot 2015-10-03 at 11.08.37 PMDiamond UK variant by Ashley Marie Witter

Screen Shot 2015-10-03 at 11.09.09 PMBarnes & Noble variant by Mariano Laclaustra

To kick off this new series Titan will be offering multiple variant covers at various retailers.  Here is their official announcement along with a look at all the various covers.

Screen Shot 2015-10-03 at 11.11.24 PMBooks a Million variant by Yishan Li

Screen Shot 2015-10-03 at 11.12.06 PMGamestop variant by Mariano Laclaustra

Titan Comics is thrilled to reveal the variant covers of Assassin’s Creed® #1 that will be available from October 14, 2015.

Assassin’s Creed® is one of the most popular franchises in the video game industry, with more than 93 million units sold since its inception in 2007. Over time, Assassin’s Creed® has broadened its reach into numerous media beyond games, enriching the Assassin’s Creed® lore for the joy of many fans.

Screen Shot 2015-10-03 at 11.15.25 PMLarry’s Comics variant by Angel Hernandez

This all-new series features all-new adventure in the Assassin’s Creed world, giving fans the perfect opportunity to further immerse themselves in the Assassin’s Creed world before the new Assassin’s Creed game, Syndicate hits stores on October 23 2015.

Titan Comics have teamed up with a number of top comic book stores from across the globe and produced unique covers for fans to collect and enjoy.

Screen Shot 2015-10-03 at 11.20.25 PMLarry’s Comics variant by Angel Hernandez

Screen Shot 2015-10-03 at 11.20.59 PMFan Expo variant by Jamie Tyndall

To keep up-to-date with news on the ASSASSIN’S CREED® comics, join Titan Comics on Facebook or follow @ComicsTitan on Twitter. For more information about Titan Comics, visit Titan-Comics.com.  Assassin’s Creed Issue #1 hits comic stores October 14 .

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These ARE The Mugs You Are Looking For! All New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Mugs Are A Perfect Way To Start Your Day

There is no end to the merchandise that is spewing forth for the seventh installment of Star Wars.  99.99% is on our Christmas wish list and these next items have just been added.


Entertainment Earth has coffee mugs for a few of the characters from Star Wars: The Force AwakensKylo Ren, Captain Phasma and BB-8 will help you start your day with a cup of your favorite morning brew.

Kylo_Ren_mugStar Wars VII Kylo Ren Molded Ceramic Mug:
Drink in the power of the Force with your morning coffee when you drink from this Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Molded Ceramic Mug. Based on the seventh installment of the Star Wars saga, this molded ceramic mug brings the First Order villain into your home! Hand wash only. Not dishwasher safe.



Captain_Phasma_mugStar Wars VII Captain Phasma Molded Ceramic Mug:
Drink in the power of the Force with your morning coffee when you drink from this Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Captain Phasma Molded Ceramic Mug. Based on the seventh installment of the Star Wars saga, this molded ceramic mug brings the leader of the First Order Stormtroopers into your home! Hand wash only. Not dishwasher safe.



BB8_MugStar Wars VII BB-8 Molded Ceramic Mug:
Drink in the power of the Force with your morning coffee when you drink from this Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens BB-8 Molded Ceramic Mug. Based on the seventh installment of the Star Wars saga, this molded ceramic mug brings the adorable BB-8 droid into your home! Hand wash only. Not dishwasher safe.



It’s pretty safe to say that BB-8 is destined to become my morning comrade but I wouldn’t be mad if Kylo and the Captain were on the shelf either.  These ceramic mugs will be available in early 2016 but you can preorder them now using the attached links.

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Dark Hall Mansion Announces Incredible Brad Bird & Jeff Granito “Iron Giant” Prints

Before you say, “Iron Giant has been done so many times already,” WAIT!  This beloved property has stood the test of time and fans still can’t get enough of this Brad Bird masterpiece.  A remastered version of the 1999 classic is currently back in the theaters and includes two deleted scenes.


Dark Hall Mansion is paying homage to this family favorite with a VERY special offering. They have partnered with Warner Bros. Entertainment, Brad Bird and Disney artist Jeff Granito to bring you some truly exceptional prints.

Here is what DHM has in store for you.

Dark Hall Mansion, is pleased to release the officially licensed Brad Bird “Iron Giant: Signature Edition” print and metal series along with DHM’s Jeff Granito “Iron Giant” limited editions, all on sale this Friday, October 2, 2015.

Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Warner Bros Entertainment, will release these special Brad Bird editions in conjunction with “Iron Giant’s” limited in-theater screenings with Fathom Events around the country as well as Warner Bros high definition re-release of the “Iron Giant: Signature Edition” movie. The artwork for these select editions was developed by the Warner Bros artist team and director Brad Bird (“Tomorrowland,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille”) was instantly taken, personally requesting it be released as a fine art edition.


Brad Bird “Iron Giant: Signature Edition” Standard 18″ x 24″ Edition of 280 $65
Brad Bird “Iron Giant: Signature Edition” Metal 18″ x 24″ Timed Edition $250

*NOTE: The Brad Bird “Iron Giant: Signature Edition” Metal editions will be available as a timed release, buyers may place their order but only until 11:59 PM PST Friday, Oct 9th, at which time the order window will close. Final orders placed will determine the size of this edition.

Dark Hall Mansion is honored to have gotten the call from Warner Bros and proud to release two select editions, the Brad Bird Standard 18″ x 24″ edition, hand numbered and beautifully printed on rich paper, and an 18″ x 24″ hand numbered edition printed on metal that monitor image do not do justice!

The nature of the artwork Brad Bird was so drawn to is fully complimented by the edition’s printing on metal, not only as to the thematic connections to the subject matter, but the beautiful high gloss finish and sheen of the finished pieces which are truly something to see in person.


Jeff Granito “Iron Giant” Standard 18″ x 24″ edition of 280: $65

DHM is also most pleased to reveal our officially licensed “Iron Giant” limited edition print release by contemporary artist, Jeff Granito. A striking piece that addresses the “Iron Giant’s” duality, one powerfully voiced in Hogarth’s informing his otherworldly friend, “You are who you choose to be,” the piece also addresses humankind’s relationship not only to the “Iron Giant” but to those choices we make for ourself and our world.


Jeff Granito “Iron Giant” Variant  18″ x 24″ edition of 50: $100

Artist Jeff Granito beautifully and evocatively encapsulates high science, the pastoral, and those very choices within each of his editions while never forgetting the charm and love that informs the “Iron Giant’s” relationship with Hogarth.


Jeff Granito “Iron Giant” Select Metal 18″ x 24″ edition of 15: $250

Jeff’s Standard edition deftly splits the “Iron Giant’s” dual nature with gorgeous use of color and composition while his Variant edition deliberately echoes a retro B&W Sci-Fi vibe, and the most select, the “Iron Giant” metal edition, has a beautiful and unique color scheme all its own. All Granito “Iron Giant” editions are 18″ x 24.”

All officially licensed Brad Bird “Iron Giant: Signature Edition” prints and metal editions, as well as Jeff Granito’s “Iron Giant” limited editions go on sale this Friday, Oct 2 at 9:30 AM PST on DHM’s OFFICIAL STORE PAGE.

2515d46Jeff is coming off a recent collaboration with DHM for The Twilight Zone and has done some spectacular work with Disney.  We spoke with him recently and here is what he had to say.

BLURPPY – Tell us about yourself? How did you get involved in pop culture art?

JEFF – I’ve been creating art for product and style guides for nearly 20 years for companies including DC Comics, Cartoon Network, Fox, Sesame Street, Warner Bros. and Disney. From there I have been asked to go beyond graphics and create fine art with the characters and properties that I have grown to know very well.

BLURPPY – You have worked with Disney for awhile now, tell us about your work with them.

JEFF – While I have worked with other divisions throughout the years, my closet affiliations are with the Parks. I have created graphics for product, signage, identity and everything in between. In addition to recent work for Wonderground Gallery and Vista Galleries aboard the Disney Cruise Ships, one of my favorite recent projects was creating a collection of 8 pieces to commemorate the 6 decades of Disneyland for the 60th anniversary released every 2 months throughout the celebration.


BLURPPY – How did you approach the Iron Giant Project? What’s your process?

JEFF – First I rewatched the film several times to refamiliarize myself with the film. I want to look at it as if it was the first time, rather than rely on my personal impressions of the characters and story. Next, I tried to determine the heart of the story. With the Iron Giant, I wanted to portray the duality of the title character-and that he is, at the core, a gentle soul, who can become the dangerous monster that he is perceived to be when pushed far enough.

BLURPPY – What do you have coming up that fans can look forward to?

JEFF – In addition to the pleasure of having the opportunity of working with Dark Hall Mansion on this piece and the recently released Twilight Zone poster, I am creating some new work with them that I am very excited about. I am also looking forward to releasing some new Wonderground Gallery Artwork here in California and a visit to their sister gallery in Walt Disney World in the near future. I have 2 new Haunted Mansion pieces and a Belle piece coming out. I am also looking forward to spending time at the historic Hotel del Coronado. They have chosen to use my art as the inspiration for their holiday theming this year and have created a line of art and product to commemorate the season.

Follow Jeff Granito on INSTAGRAM, TWITTER and FACEBOOK to learn more about upcoming projects and collaborations.  Personally, we can’t WAIT to see what he comes up with next.  (We LOVE the Haunted Mansion!)

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Watch Fox’s First Full Trailer For The Sci-Fi Mini-Series Event Of 2016: “The X-Files”

As we all knew and expected, “the truth is still out there,” and we can’t wait for the new installment of one of our favorite TV series, “The X-files” to return in 2016.  Chris Carter’s “The X-Files” mini-series will kick off after the NFC championship game and then take up a space on Fox’s Monday night line up.
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A full trailer has been launched and the whole gang is getting back together.  Mulder, Scully, Skinner and Cigarette Smoking Man are all present and accounted for as Mulder continues his quest for “the truth.”


Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI ASST. DIR. WALTER SKINNER, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.

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THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The upcoming event series will encompass a mixture of stand-alone episodes and those that further the original show’s seminal mythology. In the opening episode, Mulder and Scully take on a case of a possible alien abductee.

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The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale (“Community”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”), Lauren Ambrose (“Dig,” “Six Feet Under”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as “Cigarette Smoking Man.” Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong.

Give the trailer a watch and let us know what you think. Stay up to date with everything “The X-Files” via the following:







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