5 New Character Posters Get Up Close And Personal For Pixar’s Major Emotion Picture: “Inside Out”

Director Peter Docter, (the man responsible for one of our all-time favorite Pixar films, “Up” as well as “Monsters, Inc“) is back in the drivers seat for Pixar’s “Inside Out.” Pixar is embarking on a psychological thriller for this one as the story mostly takes place in the mind of an 11 year old girl named Riley.  (As you can imagine, she has a lot going on inside that noggin of hers!)

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Pixar has just released some character posters for the emotions, Fear, Sadness, Joy, Disgust, and Anger, who are the major players in the film.  Each character is seemingly perfectly cast with the voice talents of: Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Joy (Amy Poehler),  Disgust (Mindy Kaling),  and Anger (Lewis Black).

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Here is the official synopsis: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters.

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Pixar’s “Inside Out” hits theaters on June 19, 2015 and we can’t WAIT!

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From Comics To Games To Real Life: Marvel Universe LIVE! Hits Centers Around The Country

From its beginnings in 1939 as Timely Comics, Marvel has evolved into one of the world’s multimedia powerhouses. Almost everybody – whether longtime fans or even those unfamiliar with the comic storylines –knows the brand’s most iconic characters, thanks in large part to a slew of merchandise based around them.

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Marvel’s superheroes have appeared in everything from toys to cartoons, TV shows to blockbuster movies. Even the casino industry has latched onto the hype machine. With the market becoming so congested, many operators have begun looking into different franchises to appeal to a wider audience. Spin Genie, a relatively new player in the field, features Transformers and Star Trek-themed slot games online, while IGT is busy at work developing Marvel slot machines for both land-based casinos and online portals.

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Fans who want something with more meat than a video game, though, have been having their wishes answered. All throughout this year, various convention centers and theaters across the nation have been ground zero for the battle between good and evil, when Marvel Universe LIVE pulled Marvel’s stable of superhumans right out of the comic pages and straight into reality.

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Marvel Universe LIVE! brings together some of the comics world’s most iconic heroes and villains as they battle over the Cosmic Cube, one of the most coveted and powerful artifacts in the Marvel Universe. The Asgardian hero Thor destroyed the Cosmic Cube to keep it from falling into the wrong hands, but his evil half-brother Loki has other plans.

As Loki tries to retrieve the Cube’s shattered and scattered pieces, the Avengers (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye), along with Spider-Man and Wolverine, jump into the fray. Along the way, they will have to fight some of their biggest enemies, including Green Goblin, Red Skull, and Doctor Octopus.

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Marvel Universe LIVE! kicked off its nationwide tour this summer, and it has had various shows across the country in the past few months – all met with positive reviews from fans who enjoyed seeing their heroes come to life. It’s sure to be one exciting event for old and new fans alike. Unfortunately, the show won’t be coming to CA until March of next year, so BLURPPY has to wait a while to get a taste of the action. Have you gone to see Marvel Universe LIVE! yet? What did you think?

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CONTEST! Enter To Win A Copy Of The Breaking Bad/ “Cash Money” Variant LP From Spacelab9

The folks over at SpaceLab9 have a pretty fantastic new release coming out on November 25 and we are going to give you a chance to win one of two copies.  Up for grabs is the uber-limited: “Breaking Bad: Original Television Score Vol.2 Double LP Cash Money Green Vinyl Variant.”  Limited to only 500 copies, this vinyl will be a must have for fans of the hit television series.

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Here is how they describe this release over on their website: The “BREAKING BAD (Original Score From The Television Series) Volume 2” double LP, featuring selections from across the series with a focus on the fifth and final season, will be available at fine retailers throughout North America on November 25, 2014, and in the U.K. and Europe on December 5, 2014. Previously released as a limited edition double picture disc LP, SpaceLab9 will be giving this second half of the complete Breaking Bad score by composer Dave Porter the deluxe double LP vinyl treatment.

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The “BREAKING BAD (Original Score From The Television Series) Volume 2” Deluxe Double LP package includes a full color gatefold jacket, two full color heavy stock inner bags and an 18” x 24” full color poster featuring exclusive variant art by artist Tom Whalen.

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Variant print by Tom Whalen

The deluxe Double LP packaging features copious images from the epic series, right up to the unforgettable final scene of the final episode. Record collectors and vinyl hounds will rejoice as “BREAKING BAD (Original Score From The Television Series) Volume 2” will be made available in two limited edition variants, “HAZMAT Yellow” vinyl and “CASH MONEY Green” vinyl.

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Both limited edition colored vinyl variants will be available while supplies last exclusively at SPACELAB9.COM

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CLICK HERE TO PREORDER NOW!

As mentioned we will be giving away TWO copies of the Green vinyl edition and entering is  VERY easy.  Simply follow BLURPPY on TWITTER and RETWEET this article.  By doing these two things you are automatically entered in the contest.  A winner will be chosen at random this Friday on November 21st.  (We will direct message the winners on TWITTER at 12 noon PST.)  After we contact you, SPACELAB9 will mail you your highly desirable collectible vinyl!

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Exclusive! Dark Hall Mansion & Nicolas Delort Announce A Fantastic Holiday Print: “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Earlier this year we gave you an exclusive look at a collaboration between Dark Hall Mansion and French artist extraordinaire  Nicolas Delort for a sensational print based on the Charles Schulz holiday classic, It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.”  As you can imagine, the project was a huge success and now DHM and Nicolas Delort have partnered once again on another officially licensed, Schulz holiday classic.

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Queue the carolers and Vince Guaraldi’s timeless score because Dark Hall Mansion and Nicolas have delivered a touching print for the 1965, Charles Schulz classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”  Delort has once again incorporated his black-and-white scratchboard technique to create an image that instantly evokes all the emotions of the holiday classic and blissfully takes us back to the simpler days of our youth.

Dark Hall Mansion will be offering 3 versions of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Nicolas Delort.  Each print is screen printed and measures 18″ X 24″ and they will go on sale at a random time between 9:30 AM PST and 12 PM PST on Tuesday, November 25th.  These gorgeous prints will only be available through Dark Hall Mansion’s OFFICIAL STORE.

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“A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Nicolas Delort

Standard Edition of 375

$65

We asked Nicolas about this project and here is what he had to say.

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.

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 (Here is a look at both first drafts together)

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.

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“A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Nicolas Delort

Variant Edition of 80

$100

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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. 

xmas-photoBLURPPY – 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.

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“A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Nicolas Delort

Foil Edition of 30

$150

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DHM – *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 in the DHM STORE HERE.  Please know the Jimi advance reserve/lock offer WILL EXPIRE THIS FRIDAY (11/21/14) 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.

Here is what Dark Hall Mansion had to say about the project in their official press release.  Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Peanuts Worldwide takes us back to our collective memory of gathering about the TV, awaiting Christmas and having Guaraldi’s first gentle jazz passages signal the season truly is upon us now. Charles Schulz’s 1965 masterpiece is timeless, precisely because its profound 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.

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Thank you collectors for again making this holiday season so special and enabling these artists to each year bring their gifts 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 just celebrating the season as it’s simply very humbling and we thank you, sincerely so.

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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.

Check out Dark Hall Mansion’s FACEBOOK PAGE and BLOG to learn more about this fantastic release.  You should also follow Nicolas Delort on TWITTER and check out his OFFICIAL WEBSITE to see more of his incredible art.

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Mondo Is Set To Unleash Part 1 Of Their Online Sale For: “75 Years Of Batman”

Everyone has been paying homage to The Dark Knight this year to celebrate his 75th Anniversary and the folks down at Mondo were no exception.  Fans flocked to Austin to see Mondo’s massive tribute exhibit in their Texas gallery featuring some of today’s best artists.

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This week they will be releasing the remaining prints from this exhibit and it all begins tomorrow, Tuesday, November 18th, 2014.  Their first offering features work from  Jock, Francesco Francavilla, Alex Pardee, Matt Taylor, We Buy Your Kids, JC Richard, Tom Whalen and Brandon Holt!

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The Black Mirror by Jock & Francesco Francavilla. 24”x36” screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 275. Printed D&L Screenprinting. $50

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Gotham by Gaslight by Tom Whalen.12”x36” screen print. Hand Numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $45

Don’t even ask us to pick a favorite. It’s Batman for crying out loud and these are some of our favorite artists so suffice to say, we love them all!  Take a look and let us know which ones are YOUR favorite(s).

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Red Rain by Francesco Francavilla. 24”x36” screen print. Hand Numbered. Edition of 225. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $50

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Batman by Brandon Holt. 18”x24” screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 275. Printed by Burlesque of North America. $45

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Year One by Jock. 24”x36” screen print. Hand Numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $50

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Year One (Variant) by Jock. 24”x36” screen print. Hand Numbered. Edition of 125. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $75

Hit the jump below to see the rest of the amazing art being offered as part 1 of Mondo’s online release for “75 Years of Batman.”

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE ART FROM PART 1 !!!!

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Tim Doyle Announces “The Mystery Tube Sale To End Them All!”

Pretty bold claim BUT… Tim has some secret weapons in his arsenal for this one.  Not only will this be his biggest sale with around 270 tubes available but he is also giving fans a shot at a brand new “Unreal Estate” print!

Here is what he had to say about the sale over on his site along with a preview of the brand new “Unreal Estate” print that we’ll all be craving.

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It’s been 7 months since the last Nakatomi-Wide MYSTERY TUBE SALE, and people’s sanity has returned, and so we’re ready to go AROUND THE WHEEL OF MADNESS AGAIN!  We have more tubes than ever before- about 270, with a few more tubes-worth of prints waiting on stand-by…so hopefully those who want one can get one!

Test Sheets! We’re randomly inserting a totally awesome and unique test-sheet with orders! A test sheet is like 4 posters flying at your optic nerve at ONCE! Truly a byproduct of the Silk-screen process, we run screens on scrap paper as we’re working on a project, and what you get is a random collage of color building up on a sheet of paper, until we judge that it’s ‘done’ and throw it on our stack of test sheets!  There’s an awful lot of the Unreal Estate 3′s screens that were in this crop, that made just crazy, haunting images!  I’m a big fan of the weird Blues Brothers sheets!

(FYI- no tube will have more than ONE test sheet in it, if at all!)

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Starting somewhere between noon and 2pm CENTRAL TIME on TUESDAY NOVEMBER  18th, we’ll have tubes for purchase for $50 each. Each tube will have 5 prints in it-all suitable for framing. Some are considered ‘scratch/dent’ in that there’s minor printing flaws or a ‘soft’ corner, but nothing that won’t frame out.

The quick and dirty is this- you’ll get 5 random prints from Nakatomi artists past and present, and a shot at some really great bonus prints for $50- on theNakatomi site HERE. (right now, it’s not listed, but it will be there…)

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So, what’s in the pool of awesome that you’ll have a shot at getting this time out?

MYSTERY SECRET DOYLE UNREAL ESTATE PRINT.

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“Hoth” Unreal Estate print by Timothy Doyle

“Hoth” from Doyle’s UnReal Estate Series will ONLY be available in this tube sale. Every tube ordered will get one.  This print will never be reprinted or available anywhere else- so if you pass this up, you’ll have to go to the after-market! (don’t do that!)

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Including the above mentioned super-secret Tim Doyle print, we’ll have ONE copy of Bernie Wrightson’s ‘Dark as a Dungeon’ on metal- from an edition of 10! This print was only available to a super-small Facebook group, and we’re giving our last remaining copy away! This HEAVY print originally retailed for $150.

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Two copies (from an edition of ONLY 2 WORLDWIDE) black and white variants of Doyle’s sold-out Blues Brothers print!

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One copy of Bernie Wrightson’s Swamp Thing “Sunset” in this unique colorway- it’s the only one in existence!

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Our LAST copy of the hand-embellished Black and White variant of Doyle’s official ‘BATMAN’ GCPD print!

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9 line-art variants (from an edition of 9!) of Doyle’s 24×36 ‘Car Crash City’ print!

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As if all of THIS wasn’t enough to get you pumped up, Tim is also releasing some original art!  Yep….we said “original art!

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Original art from Doyle- Each of these would sell at a gallery for $300-600, and we’re JUST GIVING IT AWAY. We’ve got the original art from the Blues Brothers print, 2 Skrillex Gigposters, the Jackie Brown print from the original Quentin v. Coen art show in 2010, and ‘Bound Before Greyskull’ art from Gallery88’s He-Man show from 2009! There’s 7 pieces total going into this sale! These are all hand-drawn original pen and ink drawings on Bristol board.

Ok, so by now you are probably like we were….”HELL YES! I’m all over this!”  Well there is one secret weapon that Tim is pulling out of his arsenal and it relates back to a movie that we absolutely love!  You better sit down for this one because it will knock your socks off.

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Tyler Stout’s Lost Boys print from 2007 !!!

We picked up this killer print from an old Mondo employee who needed to sell it, and we’re just GIVING it away to one lucky customer!  Aftermarket value on this baby tops out at $1700…dont’ say I didn’t ever give you guys nothing!

Well that seals the deal, this really IS “The Mystery Tube Sale To End Them All!”  If you want in on pure awesome, simply follow Tim on TWITTER for the exact drop time this TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18th.

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