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Northlanders cover artist Massimo Carnevale goes to the movies

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 TalismanY: 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.

Toy Fair kicks off today

Tony Starch

Tony Starch

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.

So what better way to celebrate than to post an image of Tony Starch, a mashed-up potato who combines both of Disney’s big movies into one awesome toy? Cool Toy Review has a whole gallery of new Iron Man toys up, and you can find more Toy Fair images on their site.

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