Best known for his covers for Brian Wood’s Northlanders series, painter Massimo Carnevale has blown my socks and shoes off these last few weeks with his unique paintings based on popular movies over at his blog. There’s numerous stand-outs, including the Toy Story 3 piece at the right, so it’s definitely worth your time.
Massimo has been doing covers across the industry the past few years, including work on Del Rey’s The Talisman, Y: The Last Man, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Season 8 and two Terminator series for Dark Horse. He comes to us by way of Italy, where it’s reported he’s even done interior comics work as well. While I couldn’t find any that I could buy, I found an interesting artbook called Icon Artbook Vol. 3: Massimo Carnevale available as an import from Forbidden Planet that looks enticing.
Today is not only Valentine’s Day — the day you buy your sweetie a bunch of comics — but also the start of the annual Toy Fair in New York. Last week The Hollywood Reporter had a rundown of licensed toys expected to be “hot” at this year’s show, including, not surprisingly, lines for Toy Story 3 and Iron Man 2.