Brand New Nostalgia is the sketchblog equivalent of The Defenders, a non-group, if you will — a loose conglomerate of artists doing that sketchblog thing of choosing a theme and then posting the results, originally at their respective deviantART accounts and Tumblrs, and now at their own website. They’re making the leap into the physical world with a book they’re seeking funding for through Kickstarter described as an “anthology consisting of some of the best pieces from the blog as well as all-new comic stories by each of the creators.”
There’s a list of the members’ respective galleries here, and the most easily navigable place to see their combined efforts may well be at deviantART. There’s some top-notch artists amongst their number who’ll probably go on to big things. There’s a representative selection of work from their site below. Continue Reading »
This turned up recently on Andrew Ross MacLean’s Tumblr: Hellboy versus Anung Un Rama. I was unfamiliar with MacLean’s work, but a little poking round his portfolio shows an artist with a really likeable style, one which nicely fuses all the influences he cites, such as Mike Mignola, Gabriel Bá, Rafael Grampa, James Harren, Paul Pope and Paul Maybury (all of whose work he regularly reblogs).