Dark Hall Mansion Is Back With More Official Charlie Brown Holiday Prints

Last week we shared some new officially licensed Peanuts prints from Dark Hall Mansion by artists Steve Thomas and Eric Robison.  Today, we are pleased to share MORE Charlie Brown art from three new artists.  Here is DHM’s official announcement on their latest holiday offering.

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Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Peanuts Worldwide LLC, continues its annual Christmas and holiday Peanuts releases with artists Dan May, Mike DuBois, Eduardo Sanabria and their official, limited edition prints for “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Merry Christmas Charlie Brown.”

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(Artist Dan May and family)

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DAN MAY EDITIONS:
“A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS”
Standard 18″ x  24″ edition of 225  $65
Standard 11″ x  14″ edition of 100  $35
Select 18″ x  24″ Canvas Edition of 25  $125
Select 11″ x  14″ Canvas Edition of 25  $75

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

Artist Dan May’s interpretation of Charles M. Schulz’s 1965 classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” is quiet and powerful, a piece subtly addressing troubled times with Charlie Brown removed and elevated from the noise of the world and blur the holidays can become by masking that which is most important.  Dan’s composition instantly struck us in finding Charlie Brown, accompanied by a quietly, emotional Snoopy, not merely reflective but openly longing and prayerful for that which matters most, a loving reminder for us all, particularly during the holidays.

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(Artist Mike Dubois in his studio)

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MIKE DUBOIS EDITIONS:
“MERRY CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN”
Standard 12″ x  12″ edition of 195  $45
Variant (Charlie in lavender) 12″ x  12″ edition of 175  $60
Lava-Standard (Charlie in blue) Printed on Lava Foil edition of 45 $75
Sparkle-Standard (Charlie in blue) Printed on Sparkle Foil edition of 45 $75
Lava-Variant (Charlie in lavender) Printed on Lava Foil edition of 45 $75
Sparkle-Variant (Charlie in lavender) Printed on Sparkle Foil edition of 45 $75

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

Artist Mike DuBois’ “Merry Christmas Charlie Brown” is a gently sweet counterpoint sharing a warm and at ease Charlie Brown very much at peace and enjoying his world with close friends on that most special of nights.  Mike’s stylistic approach renders his print visually interesting as even his trees seem to lean and reach for the holiest of stars whilst Charlie Brown’s inner peace is similarly reflected in one very content Snoopy.  Mike’s foil editions immediately sold out on our first day of release for his “Evening Celebration” prints and here his Lava and Sparkle editions, both printed on foil substrate, lend an additional and striking dimension to his “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown” prints by heightening the emotion and context of each.  Mike’s editions are screen printed and individually hand signed by the artist.

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(Artist Eduardo Sanabria)

EDUARDO SANABRIA EDITIONS:
“A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS”
Standard (blue) 18″ x  24″ edition of 225  $65
Variant (red and green) 18″ x  24″ edition of 50  $95
Select 18″ x  24″ Canvas (blue) edition of 25  $125
Select 18″ x  24″ Canvas (red and green) edition of 25  $125

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

Finally, DHM is so very excited to be working with award winning artist, Eduardo Sanabria, whose vibrantly colored work and intensely stylized approach well serves that most classic dance break moment in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” that has the whole Peanuts gang sharing on of the single most famous moments in Peanuts film history.  Eduardo’s body of work and socials following speaks for itself and DHM is looking forward to surprising fans with upcoming collaborations with Eduardo.

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The New Teaser For “Guardians of the Galaxy 2″ Boils Down To 2 Words…”Baby Groot”

The new teaser trailer for “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” has dropped and we’ve already watched it a dozen times.  (No lie.)  As with the first film, director James Gunn has tapped into that perfect combination of action and comedy and backed it all up with some awesome music, this time via Sweet’s 1974 hit, “Fox on the Run.” Give the teaser a watch, bring some tape and let us know what you think down in the comments section below.

James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” hits theaters on May 5, 2017 and stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, and Kurt Russell.

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“I am Groot, I am Groot, I am Groot!”

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Season 1 Of LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Arrives Just In Time For The Holidays

Like most years, Star Wars will be a big part of the gift giving this holiday season.  With a new movie about to hit the big screen and some fantastic offerings on the silver screen, anything from the galaxy far, far, away is sure to put smiles on faces this year.  Just in time for the holidays comes LEGO Star Wars The Freemaker Adventures Complete Season One on Blu-ray and DVD on Dec. 6th. image001

Taking place between THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI, this new Lego Star Wars series follows a family of scavengers who build and sell starships from battle debris strewn throughout the galaxy. When their youngest discovers a natural connection with the Force through an ancient artifact – the Kyber Saber –he and his family are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. The Freemakers explore new worlds, meet new and familiar characters and discover the strength of family.

Now you can relive all 13 action-packed episodes in LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season One, with new bonus features and 6 exclusive Lego Star Wars magnets available nowhere else! This is a must-have release for fans!!

LEGO STAR WARS: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES

BONUS FEATURES:

  • The Freemaker Adventures:  Meet the Freemaker Family – Get to know the members of your favorite family of celestial scavengers – and meet the actors who bring them to life – in this fun collection of clips, behind-the-scenes footage and cast interviews!
  • Freemaker Salvage and Repair – Visit the shop with the finest salvage in the galaxy as Rowan, Kordi and Zander take you on a tour of the family business.

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VOICE CAST:

Nicolas Cantu (upcoming TV movie “Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie”) as Rowan;  Vanessa Lengies (TV’s “Second Chance”) as Kordi; Eugene Byrd (TV’s “Bones) as Zander;  Grey Griffin (Disney Channel’s “Miles from Tomorrowland”) as Naare and Matthew Wood (Disney😄’s “Star Wars Rebels”) as RO-GR.    

AVAILABLE TO ORDER HERE

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Dark Hall Mansion Says Happy Holidays With All New Peanuts Prints

Every time I hear Vince Guaraldi’s timeless score to “A Charlie Brown Christmas” I am instantly catapulted back to my youth of ohhhhhh… so many years ago.  Footy pajamas, eagerly awaiting all the holiday TV specials, and being surrounded by family.  Nowadays, I look forward to the holiday season for many reasons and one of them is that you can always expect some fantastic Peanuts prints from Dark Hall Mansion.

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“A PEANUTS CHRISTMAS” – Steve Thomas

18″ x  24″  ‘Snoopy and Santa’ edition of 150  $65

Select 18″ x 24″ Canvas edition of 25: $125

Just in time for the holidays, Dark Hall Mansion announces not one but four new Peanuts/ Charlie Brown prints.  This time out they have enlisted the talents of artists Steve Thomas and Eric Robison.  Here is their official announcement.

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“A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS” – Steve Thomas

Standard 18″ x  24″ Ornament edition of 225  $65

Select 18″ x 24″ Canvas edition of 25: $125

Steve Thomas brings his take on Charles M.Schulz’s 1965 incomparable classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” via a most joyful celebration that finds Charlie Brown’s efforts well recognized as the Peanuts gang gathers round for a very special Christmas carol indeed.  Steve’s variant edition  print is pure fun rendering Vince Guaraldi’s classic jazz break as our beloved director loses control of his Christmas play and one of the most spirited and memorable of all dance scenes breaks out!  Steve’s adorable “A Peanuts Christmas” is not to be missed finding everyone’s favorite beagle snuggled up with warm milk and cookies awaiting Santa’s arrival.

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“A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS” – Steve Thomas

Variant 18″ x  24″ Ornament ‘dance break’ edition of 75  $95

Select 18″ x 24″ Canvas edition of 25: $125

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“A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS” – Eric Robison

Standard 18″ x  24″ edition of 225  $65

Select 18″ x 24″ Canvas edition of 25: $125

DHM is honored to again welcome back artist Eric Robison, former Disney Imagineer, an artist whose career needs but a quick Google review to show its range and stature.  Eric’s powerful gestural style has graced such high profile projects as Disney’s “100 Mickeys,” the official “Haunted Mansion” painting and seasonal “Nightmare Before Christmas” editions, so we’re honored to have Eric at work on a broad host of exclusive projects for DHM.  

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“A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS” – Eric Robison

Variant 18″ x  24″ “Hope & Retrospection” edition of 75  $75

Select 18″ x 24″ Canvas edition of 25: $125

Eric’s standard edition for DHM’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is universal and all mood finding Charlie Brown quietly and ethereally reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas.  Eric’s “Hope and Retrospection” variant edition is a powerful and evocative piece in which he has deliberately silenced the lights on Snoopy’s doghouse underscoring Charlie Brown’s reverential focus and reminding us all, especially at this time of year, to focus on that which truly matters in life.

If you wish to purchase multiple prints from each artists, DHM is also offering the following:

  • SPECIAL 3-PRINT 11″ x 14″ SET CONTAINING ALL 3 STEVE THOMAS EDITIONS: BOTH “A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS” +

“A PEANUTS CHRISTMAS” prints

Edition of 150  $55

  • SPECIAL 2-PRINT 11″ x 14″ SET CONTAINING BOTH ERIC ROBISON PRINTS: 

Edition of 150  $55

These limited edition prints will be AVAILABLE HERE, Friday, December 2nd at 12:30 PM-PST.

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Blurppy’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Books

We hope you survived the madness that is Black Friday.  Now that things have settled down a bit, we wanted to start our Holiday Gift Guide articles.

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This first one is centered around books.  Books, books books, O how we love them.  Stephen King, Anne Rice, Blake Crouch, Michael Koryta, Robert R. McCammon, Joe Hill and SO many others have captured our imagination with their gift for the written word.  Books are a timeless gift for the young and old alike.  Here are ten that are our favs for this holiday season.

STAR WARS ART: RALPH MCQUARRIE (Abrams Books) 

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

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If you are a fan of a galaxy far, far away, then this book needs to be on your list.

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Ralph McQuarrie is the most iconic artist in the history of Star Wars. He worked hand-in-hand with George Lucas to help establish the saga’s visual aesthetic, its inimitable look and feel. Beyond designing Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, McQuarrie produced hundreds of pieces of Star Wars artwork, including conceptual paintings, costume designs, storyboards, and matte paintings, as well as posters, book covers, and album covers—even Lucasfilm’s annual holiday cards—all rescanned and rephotographed for this book.

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In Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie, readers will find the most definitive collection of the artist’s Star Warswork ever assembled, including hundreds of never-before-seen illustrations. Rare unpublished interviews, as well as recollections from McQuarrie’s colleagues and friends, complement and contextualize the art. Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie is a comprehensive tribute to cinema’s most beloved and influential concept artist.

8-Bit Art Book (earBooks)

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

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I am once again shown just how old I am because I can remember playing these games in my youth. “8-bit” brilliantly pays homage to the visual quality of digital artworks and is a compelling insight into how pixels learned to walk, run and jump.

In the beginning was the square! Say “8-bit!” to gamers and they will immediately picture monochrome blocks on a black background. Pong, Blockade, Centipede, Space Invaders or Frogger – they all have that angular look of early video games. 
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The 8-Bit Retro book (featuring Mario Bros, Pac Man, Zelda, Pong, Mega Man and many more) pays tribute to the early icons of the video game development universe with a beautiful array of stunning screenshots, cutscenes, sprite sheets and more. Take a journey into video game history!
 
Combined with interesting background knowledge and anecdotes about art, aesthetics and reception, it is a true tribute to the craftmanship of designers and impressively shows how the pixels learnt to walk.
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Take a journey into video game history featuring:

  • Art from (take a breath!): Pac Man, Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd, Bubble Bobble, Kirby, Duck Hunt, Galaga, Space Invaders, Mega Man, Metal Gear Solid, Ghost ‘n Goblins, Contra, Dig Dug, Castlevania, Star Wars, Paper Boy, Metroid, Tetris, Wonder Boy, Bomb Jack, Balloon Fight, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many many more!
  • Sturdy Hard-Back Design
  • 240 Spectacular Full Spread Colour Pages
  • Trivia & Information About Classic Retro Games
  • Catalogue Of Artwork & Sprite Work In High Quality Lithography
  • Dimensions: 29cm x 29cm

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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN: THE STORY OF THE MAKING OF THE FILM (Black Dog & Leventhal)

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

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“Of all my films, I am the proudest of this one.  My hope was that “Young Frankenstein” would transport audiences the way I was transported as a kid sitting in the dark in Williamsburg watching James Whale’s “Frankenstein.”  I think we succeeded, and in this book I will show you how we did it.” – Mel Brooks

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Written and directed by Mel Brooks, one of our most-favoritest films of all time, “Young Frankenstein” is quite possibly, one of the funniest films we have ever watched.  With a brilliant cast that includes: Mel Brooks, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Gene Hackman, Madeline Kahn and the incomparable Gene Wilder, this film has easily stood the test of time.

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Young Frankenstein was made with deep respect for the craft and history of cinema-and for the power of a good schwanzstucker joke. This picture-driven book, written by one of the greatest comedy geniuses of all time, takes readers inside the classic film’s marvelous creation story via never-before-seen black and white and color photography from the set and contemporary interviews with the cast and crew, most notably, legendary writer-director Mel Brooks.

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With access to more than 225 behind-the-scenes photos and production stills, and with captions written by Brooks, this book will also rely on interviews with gifted director of photography Gerald Hirschfeld, Academy Award-winning actress Cloris Leachman and veteran producer Michael Gruskoff.

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PRINCE LESTAT AND THE REALMS OF ATLANTIS By Anne Rice (Knopf)

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

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Ever since I first picked up Anne Rice’s “Interview With The Vampire” I have been completely captivated and enthralled by Lestat and the entire Vampire Chronicles series. Now, the 12th book in the series has just come out and I can’t WAIT to get my hands on it.

At the novel’s center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat’s undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe.

It is through this spirit, previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout the Vampire Chronicles, that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times; a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent–and of how and why, and in what manner and with what far-reaching purpose, this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean.

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And as we learn of the mighty, far-reaching powers and perfections of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the lost realms of Atlantis, we come to understand its secrets, and how and why the vampire Lestat, indeed all the vampires, must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit.

DC SUPER HEROES LITTLE LIBRARY & DC SUPER HEROES ON THE GO! (Downtown Bookworks)

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

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One of the best ways you can spend time with your children is through reading. Downtown Bookworks has come up with a fantastic collection of books in collaboration with DC Comics called “DC Super Heroes Little Library.”  These books target young readers from the tender ages of 0-4 years old.

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Superman can fly.  Batman and Robin zip around Gotham City in the Batmobile.  Wonder Woman has her invisible jet.  DC Super Heroes On The Go! shows how beloved DC characters run, jump, swim and drive from place to place.

DC COMICS: THE BIG BOOK OF GIRL POWER & THE BIG BOOK OF SUPERPOWERS (Downtown Bookworks)

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE & HERE

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If your kids are slightly older, perhaps these two titles would appeal to them.  Since publishing their first book of Girl Power, Downtown Bookworks has heard from fans again and again saying: “What can I get for my daughter?”

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Ask and you shall receive!  This all-new, action-packed picture book showcases DC’s super heroines including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Raven, Bumblebee, Katana and more.  Inspiring origin stories and original art make this the must -have book for young super heroines.

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From Superman and Supergirl’s amazing Kryptonian superpowers to Green Lantern’s Power Ring to Batman’s incredible inventions, every beloved DC character has a fascinating backstory.    This book introduces: Cyborg, Starfire, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Plastic Man, The Atom and more.

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Illustrated with original art in the DC Classic style, this engaging picture book is a terrific introduction to popular super heroes and their special powers.

ANCIENT ALIENS: THE OFFICIAL COMPANION BOOK  (Harper Elixir)

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

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I can still remember my Dad taking me to the theater back in 1977 to see Steven Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”  From that moment on, I have been fascinated with the possibility of aliens, other worlds and technology.  Imagine my joy back in 2009 when the TV series, “Ancient Aliens” began.  Each week narrator Robert Clotworthy asks the questions I seem to be asking myself.  “Who where they? Why did they come? Where did they go?  Will they return?”

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Now, there is a new book for my fellow Ancient Alien Theorists called “Ancient Aliens: The Official Companion Book.”  The book features interviews from series contributors including Erich Von Daniken, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, David Wilcock, David Hatcher Childress, Linda Moulton Howe and others.

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The book touches on topics from the series including The Tomb of the Palenque Astronaut, Mohenjo Daro, Puma Punku, Nazca, the Anunnaki and of course, Roswell.  Packed with photos, this one is great for fans of the show or those that have questions of their own.

The Fireman by Joe Hill (William Morrow)

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

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The apocalypse is coming but….it’s not zombies, it’s a plague called Draco Incendia Trychophyton that causes spontaneous combustion.  From the mind behind chilling tales like “Heart-Shaped Box“, “Horns,” “Locke & Key” and “20th Century Ghosts” comes a new tale of despair with humanity on the brink of extinction and an unlikely hero known only as “The Fireman.”

“ART OF ATARI – LIMITED DELUXE EDITION” (Dynamite Entertainment)

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

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Here’s another vintage video game book that takes me right back to my youth.  The fact that it comes in a deluxe edition is just icing on the cake….

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ART OF ATARI represents the most comprehensive retrospective to date, a whopping 350+ pages that provides insightful history and high-resolution scanned artwork culled from hundreds of production/concept illustrations, photographs, video game packaging, and groundbreaking advertisements from the height of Atari’s innovation and popularity. Now, for the hardcore enthusiast, Dynamite Entertainment proudly pulls out all the stops with this gorgeous ART OF ATARI Deluxe Edition, allowing them to relive the classic era of gaming with our Deluxe Edition special features:
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* A sturdy Deluxe Edition slipcase, perfectly capturing the design of vintage game packaging!
* A unique, leather-bound Deluxe Edition “Game Cartridge” cover design!
* An Atari Vault Steam Key, allowing fans to relive the Golden Age of Gaming with 100 of the most popular iconic games (including Asteroids®,Centipede®, Missile Command®, and many more), now with online multiplayer capability!
 * A frameable Limited Edition Print featuring brand-new artwork by original Atari artist Cliff Spohn!
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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Are The Perfect Storm For A Poster-Apocalypse

Rather than go fight the crowds at the stores, spend your time taking advantage of all the ONLINE sales going on during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  If there is someone on your list that is a pop culture aficionado, check out these sales and get them some highly desirable wall candy.  We’ll give you links to each store along with a look at a few of the prints in each one.  Here we go….

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The POSTER POSSE: Enter discount code #HIGHLYDESIRABLEART for 10% off anything ordered from the POSTER POSSE ORIGINALS collection.

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MATT NEEDLE: On sale now….

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JOHN ASLARONA: From November 21 – December 11, 2016

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GREY MATTER ART:  Mystery Tubes go on sale this Friday, November 25th at 1PM (est)

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VICE PRESS: Sale starts at 8am UK time on Friday the 25th of November, ending Monday the 29th of November at 10pm.

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Joshua Budich:

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POSTERS and TOYS: Sale begins Friday, November 25th at 11:30am Central Time – New items will be under “NEW STUFF” and “RESTOCKS” – use promo code “TENOFF” for 10% off your order.

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ORLANDO AROCENA:  Use discount code: THANKYOU – get 40% off all hand signed , limited edition prints. Offer expires Thursday, December 1st.

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