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Movies (And Other Things) Review

That Shelf reviews Movies (And Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated, the latest book from New York Times bestselling author, Shea Serrano.

Exhibition: Vermeer and Music Review

This special Cineplex look at the works of Johannes Vermeer from a recent exhibition at the National Gallery in London should give curious, expert, or neophyte art aficionados a reasonably in-depth look into one of the world’s still most mysterious and elusive painters.

Ladies Make Comics Too: Gemma Correll

Full disclosure: I’m a fiend for pugs. It’s for this reason (among a long list of others) that I think Gemma Correll’s comics are some of the most amazing art pieces ever.

Moebius: Transe-Forme Exhibit in Paris

If you find yourself in or around Paris, France between now and March 13th, I am extremely jealous of you. There is a very special art exhibition taking place at the Fondation Cartier. The spectacular exhibit, titled Moebius: Transe-Forme, is an expansive collection of the work of vaunted comics illustrator, cartoonist and artist Jean Giraud, also known as Moebius.

Sneak Peek: Transmetropolitan Art Book

Transmetropolitan is my favourite comic book series of all time. When I heard that someone was putting together a Transmet art book to raise money for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, I had to check it out. A $79 donation the project's Kickstarter page got me a Limited Edition Hardcover with a signed bookplate, and after tweeting about my donation, Mike McLarty, the book's editor, got in touch with me and passed along the image to the right, which might be one of the many that goes to print.

Hibernation Sickness /// Team Macho Exhibition

Narwhal Art Projects is pleased to present Hibernation Sickness, a solo exhibition with Toronto collective Team Macho. Hibernation Sickness marks the collective's notable return to fine art after a two year sabbatical dedicated to their individual pursuits. A term used to describe the side effects associated with awakening from a period of suspended animation, Team Macho related similar type symptoms when returning to their group practice. Although their creative environment has remained virtually unchanged for the past six years with all members continuing to create out of the legendary shared space, the dynamic within the collective altered as each member developed their individual practice.

A Dork’s Guide To
Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche is upon Toronto once again. The all-night urban art extravaganza, which spans most of downtown, has some extraordinary exhibits this year, but there is also no shortage of boring and pretentious bullshit. It's going to be cold out there tonight, so make the most it! Here are some dorky things that are well worth checking out:

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster Trailer

Whether you realize it or not, you’ve probably seen Drew Struzan’s work. He’s the man responsible for some of the most iconic movie posters in film history. When you think of movies like Back to the Future, The Thing, Star Wars, The Goonies, Big Trouble in Little China E.T. The Extraterrestrial or Harry Potter their […]

Art-O-Bot: Jason Edminston

The Art-O-Bot is back and it’s taking on one artist at a time.  Let’s start up the bot… Jason Edmiston We met Jason on the Sunday at FanExpo while we were waiting to interview a notable TV celebrity (rhymes with Lictor Vucas).  Afterwards, he shook our hands and told us we had a great interview.  […]

Comic Book Cover Remixes

Covered is an awesome blog that features user-submitted remixes of classic comic book covers.  The blog accepts submissions from any kind of artist, regardless of style or background.  The stated goal of the site is to feature cover remixes by established artists as well as indie artists. From the golden-age through today, from mainstream to […]

Art-O-Bot: McNiven, Donovan, Templeton

Welcome back to the one and only Art-O-Bot, the column designed to bring you a taste of what is out there in the world of comic book art.  This week we’re featuring two veterans of the industry and a good friend from South of the border.  Art-O-Bot; transform and roll out! Steve McNiven A while […]

Art-O-Bot: Canete, Andrasofszky, Madureira

Welcome back to the Art-O-Bot, this week we present some of the most dynamic artists you may not of heard of.  If you know any artists or are a local artist and want to be featured on the Art-O-Bot, contact jeff@dorkshelf.com. Eric Canete It’s rare in this day and age of comics that an artist […]

Video Game Inspired Paintings

Artist James Barnett has created a series of oil paintings based on popular video games, what he calls Fauxvism.  The paintings feature virtual locales from Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2 and Fallout 3 to name a few, amazingly interpreted in the style of Les Fauves.  Barnett navigates the game world as an artist would in […]