Dark Hall Mansion & Mike DuBois Get Trippy With Their New Peanuts Poster “Evening Celebration”

Dark Hall Mansion is honored to welcome and work with leading contemporary artist Mike DuBois on DHM’s ongoing, officially licensed, “Peanuts Moments“, limited edition print series.  We’re very pleased to finally reveal Mike’s unique take for DHM and 2016’s New York Comic Con, “Evening Celebration.”


Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Peanuts Worldwide LLC, has released Mike Dubois’ official “Evening Celebration” print online, (HERE) for collectors not attending this week’s NY Comic Con.  DHM is in attendance at NY Comic Con at booth #503.  Mike is joining them at the booth and will also be offering his own striking work, including each of his “Evening Celebration” editions.  Here is a look at each of Mike’s fantastic takes.



 Standard (blue) edition of 195  $45



 Variant (red) edition of 175  $60



Lava-Std (blue) edition of 45 on Lava foil  $75



Sparkle-Std (blue) edition of 45 on Sparkle foil  $75



Lava-Variant (red) edition of 45 on Lava foil  $75



Sparkle-Variant (red) edition of 45 on Sparkle foil  $75

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“The Last Ride” By Fools Paradise Shows Batman In A Whole New Light

The more I seek out and discover more custom toys, the more I get sucked down the rabbit hole.  I was PERFECTLY FINE just collecting alternative movie posters but….Kidrobot, Mighty Jaxx  and anything by Ashley Wood and WO3A is making it harder and harder NOT to spend money.



Today I discovered a new figure by Fools Paradise and DAMN IT ALL!… it features my favorite comic book character, Batman!  Titled “The Last Ride” the figure stand about 33cm in height.  It features Batman, pondering whether he wants to take one last ride on a mechanical Batmobile ride.


Holding his last token, he seems deep in thought.  But this is not your everyday Dark Knight.  This one has tattoos and a rather bushy mustache.  Here are a bunch of pictures from Fools Paradise’s blog.







The Last Ride

   • Price 295 US ( +30US Global Shipping )
   • Limited to maximum 398 pieces Worldwide
   • Available to ship on 4th quarter 2016
   • Lowfool stand up pose [ approximate 33cm Height ]
   • Material : Vinyl, PVC, ABS, Resin, Fabric
• Pre-order begin on 28.Sep 00:00am (HKT) to 10.OCT
   • Shipping period will be one months, and it is base on priority basis on when the order is placed


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Wacom Offers Artists & Designers More Power At Their Fingertips

Today, Wacom introduces Wacom MobileStudio Pro, a new line of lightweight, powerful mobile computers with Wacom’s new pen technology for busy, on-the-go professional creators of digital content seeking the freedom to take their studio with them wherever and whenever they go. Wacom MobileStudio Pro provides unparalleled feel and accuracy to any creative session and users will delight in the results they achieve. Featuring the newly designed Wacom Pro Pen 2, with 4x wacom_logohigher pen accuracy and pressure sensitivity than the company’s previous professional pen, enhanced resolution, leading-edge graphics, excellent color performance, 3-D camera and other innovations, Wacom MobileStudio Pro is the ultimate creative tool for today’s serious 2-D, 3-D and CAD artists and designers.

Wacom has developed a family of 13.3″ and 15.6″ Wacom MobileStudio Pro computers to fit virtually every professional’s creative computer and budgetary needs (starting at $1,499 USD). There are six configurations to choose from. Four 13.3″ models combine maximum mobility with high performance and color accuracy and two 15.6″ models deliver a larger work area, 4K resolution, high color performance as well as superior NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics. Bundled with Windows® 10, Wacom MobileStudio Pro has the power professional creatives need to run industry-standard applications such as Photoshop® and Illustrator® as well as demanding 3-D creative software applications. “Unlike most general-purpose mobile tablets created for the mass market, Wacom’s MobileStudio Pro was designed specifically for the needs of the creative professional and how they work,” says Ed Neumann, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Wacom’s Creative Branded Business. “Our long-standing relationship with the professional creative community enabled us to develop a gamechanging solution for the creative market that exceeds customer expectations and provides the best, most natural and precise creative experience imaginable.”


New Pen Technology
Wacom MobileStudio Pro is the first product to offer Wacom’s latest pen technology, the Pro Pen 2. Delivering 4x greater accuracy and pressure sensitivity than the previous Pro Pen, Wacom continues to focus on pen performance and creating an intuitive experience that is free-flowing and transcends the digital divide. Users will also discover virtually lag-free tracking which helps one find that creative groove faster and maintain focus for longer periods of time. “Wacom revolutionized pen input over 30 years ago when it introduced the first pressure-sensitive pen and we continue to provide the ultimate design and creative experience for our customers,” states Neumann. “Whether doing straight 2-D illustration or sculpting a 3-D model, we are confident that Wacom MobileStudio Pro users will find the new digital pen to feel closer to traditional media as ever before.” 


3-D Ready
Industrial designers, engineers and 3-D modelers will find a host of features in the Wacom MobileStudio Pro that will make their workflow more efficient and their productivity higher. While individual models of Wacom MobileStudio Pro vary, all come with powerful Intel® processors and memory and storage configurations, ranging from 64GB up to 512GB. NVIDIA Quadro graphics on the 15.6” model of Wacom MobileStudio Pro help speed computer-generated imagery and digital content creation and bring it to life. “The NVIDIA Quadro M1000M platform delivers great performance to tablets,” says Serge Palaric, Senior Director of Embedded & OEMs for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at NVIDIA. “Paired with the Wacom Pro Pen 2, the Wacom Mobile Studio Pro is the ideal platform for designers, engineers, artists and creatives who need desktop-level performance on the go.”

Additionally, for users wanting to capture 3-D scans as a start to their development process, select models of Wacom MobileStudio Pro include the Intel® 3-D RealSense camera.  You can bring your scan into a software application like ZBrush® or Fusion 360® and build a 3-D model from there.

Enhanced Workflow
A number of time-saving productivity features were added to accelerate the creative  workflow, including: ExpressKeys, Touch Ring and convenient buttons on the pen which allow users to quickly and easily set-up one touch short cuts.  Also, the optional Wacom Link technology enables users to attach Wacom MobileStudio Pro to any Mac or PC and use it as a standard Cintiq display – a great feature for Mac owners who prefer to work on the Mac OS® in their studios. “The Wacom MobileStudio Pro is amazing and a huge leap forward from the first Cintiq Companion I have,” says Glen Southern of SouthernGFX in London, United Kingdom. “Cinema 4D®, Maya® and ZBrush all feel fantastic on Wacom’s latest mobile device and the pen experience, screen, speed and design are just great.” 


Configurations, Pricing and Availability

  • Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13: four models come with an IPS high-brightness panel, 2.5K (WQHD) resolution and 96% Adobe RGB. Customer options are defined by Solid State Drive (SSD) size – 64GB ($1499 USD), 128GB ($1799 USD), 256GB ($1999 USD) and 512GB ($2499 USD). 
  • Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16: two models are fit with an IPS high-brightness panel, 4K (UHD) resolution and 94% Adobe RGB. There’s a 256GB ($2399 USD) with NVIDIA Quadro M600M with 2GB VRAM and 512GB ($2999 USD) with NVIDIA Quadro M1000M with 4GB VRAM. 
  • The 3-D camera is available on both models of the Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 and on the 13 model’s 512GB version. 

Wacom MobileStudio Pro is expected to be available online and at select retail locations in late November.   

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Artist Mike Mahle Is About To Storm NYCC’s Artist Alley…Are You Ready?

There is a LOT going on at this year’s New York Comic Con but for us, one of the best areas and the most rewarding things to do at the Con is Artist Alley.  It is always inspiring to walk up and down Artist Alley, see new, incredible work and to get a chance to meet and greet the artists that flock there to mingle with the masses.


One such artist who shall be setting up camp there is Mike Mahle.  We absolutely love Mike’s take on some of pop culture’s most beloved properties.  Mike will be there with a virtual treasure trove of awesomeness.


Mike will be debuting two new Marvel themed prints with his Ghost Rider and Dr Strange prints.  He will also be bringing a plethora of other gems from his portfolio along with some of his books.



Mike will also be enticing fans with some posters he did in collaboration with The Poster Posse over the last year. i.e. his Stranger Things and Captain America: Civil War prints.




Be sure to stop by table J-17 in artist alley, say hello to Mike, and get some wall candy.  Tell him BLURPPY sent you.


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Dark Horse Comics Says “Bottoms UP!” & Announces The 2011 Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir


Dark Horse Comics and Portland, Oregon’s Stoller Family Estates Winery have collaborated to create the 2011 Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir, which will be available on Halloween and is available for pre-order now.

“I can’t imagine a more fitting drink to both celebrate Mike Mignola‘s creative legacy and honor his most famous creation,” said Mike Richardson, President of Dark Horse Comics. “And it’s only fitting that the first time that fans can raise a glass of Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir will be on Halloween.”

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Dark Horse Comics on the special Hellboy wine,“ said Gary Mortensen, President of Stoller Family Estate. “It’s quite an honor to share our wine with such a passionate fan base and to be associated with the amazingly iconic character Hellboy.”

The 2011 Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir is a limited edition and will only be available domestically in the United States.

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Preorder Your Copy Of “Charlie The Choo-Choo”… by Stephen King

If that title sounds familiar to you it could be for a couple of reasons.  One could be that it was a highly sought after give away at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.  Folks immediately took to e-Bay to sell their instant collectible, at least one of which sold for $1200.  The OTHER reason you may have a tingling memory of this title is because it is the “children’s book” from Stephen King’sDark Tower” series.


Good news for fans that did not grab one at San Diego Comic Con is that these are now going to be available for sale!  (I wonder how the bloke who paid $1200 on e- bay feels now?) Here is the info you need from Cemetery Dance Publications to get the children’s storybook that isn’t real by an author who never was.

Charlie the Choo-Choo
by Beryl Evans AKA Stephen King
Illustrated by Ned Dameron


Stephen King’s Dark Tower novels follow the quest of Roland the Gunslinger as he attempts to reach the towering, shadowy edifice that stands at the center of countless dimensions. Other worlds often bleed into our own through storytelling an imagination — and Charlie the Choo-Choo was a slightly sinister echo of a sentient (although haywire) bullet train named as Blaine the Mono in Roland’s realm of Mid-World.



The storybook turns up in King’s third book in the series, The Waste Lands, and the cover art for the children’s tale (created by artist Ned Dameron) was one of the illustrations in the original novel. Charlie/Blaine is neither evil nor good, but has an impatient, intolerant disposition. Don’t mess with him.


This storybook was actually written by Stephen King, but features new illustrations in its tale of a steam engine who is angry and heartbroken about having been abandoned but resolves to get itself back on track –no matter what.

Good news is, it is not going to cost you e-Bay prices to get one.  They are currently being sold for $14.99.  “Charlie the Choo-Choo” will be available on November 22, 2016.

CLICK HERE to preorder your copy today.

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