Dark Hall Mansion & Naja Conrad-Hansen Reveal Their Latest Collaboration: “Betty Boop”

Since 1930, “Betty Boop” and her sidekick dog, “Bimbo,” have been entertaining fans around the globe.  Created by Max Fleischer, Betty is a charismatic caricature of a sassy Jazz Age flapper who has been in films, comic strips and is one of the most collected characters in pop culture.

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Dark Hall Mansion has just announced a collaboration with Danish artist, Naja Conrad-Hansen.  Naja’s work encompasses illustration, painting, graphic/print design and art direction and past clients include: Vanity Fair, Spin, Ralph Lauren, Adidas and Louis Vuitton.  Her distinct style has become a favorite in the fashion industry and her illustrated works are featured in over 30 books on illustration and art, among them her own awarded children book.  Here is what Dark Hall Mansion had to say about this new collaboration with this fantastic artist.

Dark Hall Mansion is honored to again work with Fleischer Studios on one of their most renowned legacies and most beloved of American cartoon charmers, Betty Boop, with no less than the extraordinarily gifted Naja Conrad-Hansen on as commissioned artist for DHM’s officially licensed limited-edition print release this Friday, February 5th!

Dark Hall Mansion under license from King Features Syndicate and Fleischer Studios, will release Naja Conrad-Hansen’s two striking limited-edition prints for the doe-eyed beauty whose sass and charm began in 1930 yet who knows no era, enchanting audiences to this very day.

We’re honored to have back artist Naja Conrad-Hansen, voted amongst the “200 Best Illustrators Worldwide” by Lürzer’s archive four times in a row, most recently in 2014/15. Naja, who recently wowed print collectors with her stunning work on Dark Hall Mansion’s official Jimi Hendrix print releases, brings her stunning skills to bear on two very different Betty Boop pieces: the first a special treat that has Betty, friend Bimbo, and her little puppy Pudgy all dolled up for Valentine’s Day; the second, a very limited edition that is pure ’70s and all Betty attitude! In this latter piece, we asked Naja to bring her high-fashion sensibilities to bear in rendering the timeless Betty with a distinctively 70’s flair; as we explained it, this Betty is all attitude, hangs with Mick Jagger, circa “Some Girls.” Think Naja nailed it and we trust fans will be thrilled.

Betty Boop’s edgy Jazz Age origins come courtesy the incomparable animation pioneer and legend, Max Fleischer, and it’s a testament to the Fleischer Studios artistry that she’s as beloved and recognizable today, still enchanting all ages and demographics worldwide. As always, it is truly an honor for Dark Hall Mansion to be entrusted to work on such a legacy project and we hope fans will support these releases, enabling the Fleischer series to continue.

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“BETTY BOOP” Standard (Valentine) edition of 280  $65
“BETTY BOOP” Canvas edition of 10 (based on the Standard-Valentine edition)  $175
18″ X 24 ” Giclee – hand numbered

Dark Hall Mansion’s officially licensed “BETTY BOOP” limited-edition prints will be available in Standard, Variant, and select Canvas editions and go on sale this Friday February 5th on DHM’s OFFICIAL STORE PAGE at 9:30 AM PST!

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“BETTY BOOP” Variant  (NY) edition of 50   $100
“BETTY BOOP” Canvas edition of 10 (based on the Variant-NY edition)   $175

18″ X 24 ” Giclee – hand numbered

 

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“LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Video Game Looks Awesome!

As far as we are concerned you can NEVER ….EVER have enough Star Wars in your life.  Yes, we’ve seen “The Force Awakens” multiple times, we are fully engaged with our BB-8 droid and we even got the full set of Stance Star Wars socks.

That being said, today’s announcement from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm has us giddy with anticipation.  Here is the official press release that left us dizzy with delight.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm today announced LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™, marking the triumphant return of the No. 1 LEGO videogame franchise, allowing players to relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in a fun-filled, humorous way that only a LEGO game can offer. Launching on June 28, 2016, the game will introduce brand new gameplay mechanics to build, battle and fly through the galaxy like never before, as well as new story content exploring the time between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, providing additional insight about the new movie and its characters.

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EGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will be available for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, Xbox One, Xbox 360, the Wii U™ system from Nintendo, the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems and Windows PC.

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“We’re extremely proud of the LEGO Star Wars video games, truly an incredible franchise that has sold more than 33 million copies and helped ignite a passion for numerous fun-filled LEGO games enjoyed by countless gamers around the world,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be pushing the series forward with innovative new gameplay mechanics, while also exploring new parts of the universe that are sure to excite and delight both LEGO and  Star Wars fans, as well as newcomers to our games.”

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“We are thrilled to be bringing back the LEGO Star Wars video game franchise, which kicked off such a beloved series of LEGO titles more than a decade ago,” said Ada Duan, Vice President, Digital Business & Franchise Management, Lucasfilm. “LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens allows players to experience the new film in a unique way that only TT Games can provide, combining signature humor with epic Star Wars action. With exclusive story content exploring new details about the movie and its characters, it’s a perfect fit for fans young and old.”

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“We are delighted to return to the Star Wars Universe and continue the journey with the franchise that started it all for LEGO video games.” said Niels Jørgensen, Vice President, Digital Games for the LEGO Group. “LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will offer an amazing gaming experience covering not only the movie but also exclusive content with all the fun and humor you would expect from a LEGO game, while delivering the epic Star Wars adventure fans expect”

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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes players deeper into the new film than any other game with all of the heroic characters from the movie, including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and BB-8, as well as Kylo Ren, General Hux and Captain Phasma, while also exploring iconic Star Wars locales, such as Jakku and Starkiller Base.

This action-packed adventure introduces new gameplay features, including the enhanced “Multi-Builds” system, where players can choose from multiple building options to advance the game. Gamers will be able to engage in intense new Blaster Battles for the first time, utilizing surrounding environments to drive back the First Order. Fans can also experience the thrill of high-speed flight gameplay through arena-based battles and dogfights in space, while utilizing a multitude of vehicles along the way, including the legendary Millennium Falcon.

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PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 players will have access to exclusive downloadable content, the Droid Character Pack and the Phantom Limb Level Pack. For information on LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, visit the PlayStation Blog.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game will be taking up all your waking moments when it is released on June 28, 2016.  Preorder it HERE.

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IDW Announces Artist’s Edition Of Mike Mignola’s “The Amazing Screw-On Head & Other Curious Objects”

This June, IDW Publishing welcomes Mike Mignola back to its publishing slate with an all-new Artist’s Edition featuring the legendary creator’s Eisner Award-winning story, The Amazing Screw-On Head.

mm-aeThis second Artist’s Edition featuring Mignola’s iconic work will collect the entire one-shot story by Mignola, as well as additional tales from the Screw-On Head collection. The hefty tome will be rounded out by a rich gallery of beautiful Mignola illustrations.

AE_Mignola_01_01AE_Mignola_01_02“I consider the stories collected in the Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects to be the best work I’ve done in comics—certainly they are my favorite—so I’m thrilled to see them getting the IDW Artist’s Edition treatment,” said Mignola.

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Squaring off against the likes of Emperor Zombie and Dr. Snap, The Amazing Screw-On Head is a quintessential Mignola tale. Fans of Mignola’s Hellboy can eagerly add this essential masterpiece to their collection which was a natural choice to receive its own Artist’s Edition.

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As with all of IDW’s pioneering Artist’s Editions, Mike Mignola’s Amazing Screw-On Head Artist’s Edition showcases the original art scanned in full color at the size it was originally drawn at. Mignola’s rich, layered ink work is truly a sight to behold, as anyone who has read the Hellboy in Hell Artist’s Edition can attest.
AE_Mignola_02_04The 144-page Artist’s Edition measures at 12” x 17,” and will be available through IDW and your local comic shop beginning this June.

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Winners List From 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards

Awards season continues with the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards.  Honoring excellence in film and television, the SAG Awards also paid honor to living comedy legend, Carol Burnett with a lifetime achievement award.  Here is the complete list of winners.

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Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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SPOTLIGHT (Open Road Films)
BILLY CRUDUP / Eric MacLeish
BRIAN D’ARCY JAMES / Matty Carroll
MICHAEL KEATON / Walter “Robby” Robinson
RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer
MARK RUFFALO / Michael Rezendes
LIEV SCHREIBER / Marty Baron
JOHN SLATTERY / Ben Bradlee, Jr.
STANLEY TUCCI / Mitchell Garabedian

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

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LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / Hugh Glass – “THE REVENANT” (20th Century Fox)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

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BRIE LARSON / Ma – “ROOM” (A24)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

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DOWNTON ABBEY (Masterpiece/PBS)
HUGH BONNEVILLE / Robert, Earl of Grantham
LAURA CARMICHAEL / Lady Edith Crawley
JIM CARTER / Mr. Carson
RAQUEL CASSIDY / Baxter
BRENDAN COYLE / Mr. Bates
TOM CULLEN / Anthony Gillingham
MICHELLE DOCKERY / Lady Mary Crawley
KEVIN DOYLE / Mr. Molesley
JOANNE FROGGATT / Anna Bates
LILY JAMES / Lady Rose
ROBERT JAMES-COLLIER / Thomas Barrow
ALLEN LEECH / Tom Branson
PHYLLIS LOGAN / Mrs. Hughes
ELIZABETH McGOVERN / Cora, Countess of Grantham
SOPHIE McSHERA / Daisy
LESLEY NICOL / Mrs. Patmore
JULIAN OVENDEN / Charles Blake
DAVID ROBB / Dr. Clarkson
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
PENELOPE WILTON / Isobel Crawley

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

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KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

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VIOLA DAVIS / Annalise Keating – “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER” (ABC)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

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IDRIS ELBA / DCI John Luther – “LUTHER” (BBC America)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

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QUEEN LATIFAH / Bessie Smith – “BESSIE” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

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IDRIS ELBA / Commandant – “BEASTS OF NO NATION” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

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ALICIA VIKANDER / Gerda Wegener – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

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ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix)
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren
MIKE BIRBIGLIA / Danny Pearson
MARSHA STEPHANIE BLAKE / Berdie Rogers
DANIELLE BROOKS / Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson
LAVERNE COX / Sophia Burset
JACKIE CRUZ / Marisol “Flaca” Gonzales
CATHERINE CURTIN / Wanda Bell
LEA DELARIA / Carrie “Big Boo” Black
BETH FOWLER / Sister Jane Ingalls
JOEL MARSH GARLAND / Scott O’Neill
KIMIKO GLENN / Brook Soso
ANNIE GOLDEN / Norma Romano
DIANE GUERRERO / Maritza Ramos
MICHAEL J. HARNEY / Sam Healy
VICKY JEUDY / Janae Watson
SELENIS LEYVA / Gloria Mendoza
TARYN MANNING / Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett
ADRIENNE C. MOORE / Black Cindy
KATE MULGREW / Galina “Red” Reznikov
EMMA MYLES / Leanne Taylor
MATT PETERS / Joel Luschek

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

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UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren – “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

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JEFFREY TAMBOR / Maura Pfefferman – “TRANSPARENT” (Amazon)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

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“MAD MAX: FURY ROAD” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

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“GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)

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The Force Is Strong With Adam Spizak’s Vision Of Star Wars Bad Guys

Everyone wants to be the hero but let’s face it, the bad guys have allllll... the fun.  With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” blowing up all the box office records it feels like all eyes are on the Light and the Dark side.  London based illustrator/designer Adam Spizak has chosen the Dark Side for his latest offering and it left us spellbound.

Adam has given us his take on some of the baddest of the bad, Stormtroopers, Boba Fett and Darth Vader.  Take a look at these sensational images and read what he has to say about the project.

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Stormtrooper by Adam Spizak

A2 – 16.5 x 23.4″ (42 x 59.4cm)

limited high quality giclee print

315gsm heavyweight, acid free fine art paper

Signed and hand numbered

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

Stormtrooper_Adam_Spizak_DetailThe project depicts iconic Star Wars characters with JJ Abram’s über-realistic zeitgeist approach, but with metaphysical larger than life presence as some of the greatest villains of modern Pop Culture.  – Adam Spizak

Star_Wars_Boba_Fett_Adam_SpizakBoba Fett by Adam Spizak

A2 – 16.5 x 23.4″ (42 x 59.4cm)

limited high quality giclee print

315gsm heavyweight, acid free fine art paper

Signed and hand numbered

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

Star_Wars_Boba_Fett_Adam_Spizak_DetailIt’s hard to imagine these iconic characters looking any more bad-ass but Adam has done just that with his renditions.  The more we look at these images the more we want them on our wall so use the links below each image and pick up your own set from Adam’s Official Store.

Star_Wars_Darth_Vader_Adam_SpizakDarth Vader by Adam Spizak

A2 – 16.5 x 23.4″ (42 x 59.4cm)

limited high quality giclee print

315gsm heavyweight, acid free fine art paper

Signed and hand numbered

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

Star_Wars_Darth_Vader_Adam_Spizak_detailAs you can see Adam is on top of his game and you HAVE to go check out his portfolio on his OFFICIAL WEBSITE.  Stay up to date with everything Adam has going on via the following links.

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Turkish Artist Aydın Büyüktaş Gives Us A Surreal, “Inception-esque” View Of Turkey

When Christopher Nolan released “Inception” back in 2010, it blew our minds much like “The Matrix” did when it was released in 1999.  Now, Turkish artist Aydın Büyüktaş takes us to Istanbul, and shows us the distant land of Turkey like we’ve never seen it before.

aydin-buyuktas-flatland-warped-cityscapesUtilizing aerial drone photography Aydın takes fantastic and mundane places and turns them all into mind-bending images that are hard to look away from.  Whether it is a skate park, bus station, soccer field or even religious sites, each image grabs your attention.

aydin-buyuktas-flatland-warped-cityscapes-1Here is what Aydın had to say about the project, he has named “Flatland,” over on his OFFICIAL WEBSITE“Aydin Büyüktas, inspired by the book of Edwin Abbat “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions” created his series called “Flatland,” in which he sets the foundations of a dimension where a space of surprises creates a space that creates surprises.” 

aydin-buyuktas-flatland-warped-cityscapes-2“We live in places that most of the times don’t draw our attention, places that transform our memories, places that the artists gives another dimension; where the perceptions that generally crosses our minds will be demolished and new ones will arise.  These works aim to leave the viewer alone with a surprising visuality ironic as well, multidimensional romantic point of view.”

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aydin-buyuktas-flatland-warped-cityscapes-5aydin-buyuktas-flatland-warped-cityscapes-7To see more incredible imagery, follow Aydın Büyüktaş via the following links:

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