Artist Profile: Gaunt – The Man Behind No Laughing Matter

Artist Profile: Gaunt – The Man Behind No Laughing Matter

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I’m sure all of you guys are familiar with the picture above, “No Laughing Matter.”

The photographer behind that epic image is my friend Gaunt.  I don’t remember how long I’ve known him but I remember  chatting with him on Spawn message boards.  He actually already released the image several months before it went viral.  Everyone on the boards was really impressed with it and congratulated him on his great work.

I chatted with Gaunt to talk about his projects, artistic choices and why he loves Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Nerd Society (NS):  How did you get into photography?

Gaunt

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Comic Book Review: X-O Manowar Volume 1

Comic Book Review: X-O Manowar Volume 1

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A comic book I constantly kept hearing about was X-O Manowar. All my friends kept going on and on about how awesome it was, that it was fantastic and interesting sci-fi/superhero comic and so on and so on. So I decided to pick up the first trade which has the first 4 issues, and I was blown away. Mostly because I usually hate superhero comics in space, unless its a comic book about a sc-fi series along the lines of Star Wars or Mass Effect, a sci-fi comic almost always brings me to the brink of failing into a coma from …

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Famed Artist Scheduled For Long Beach Comic Con

Famed Artist Scheduled For Long Beach Comic Con

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Dustin Nguyen, the superstar artist for Detective Comics, Batman: Streets Of Gotham and the current Lil Gotham will be appearring at Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC) tomorrow, May 11th.

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The convention will also have other artists and celebs including J Salvador, David Mack and Joel Gomez

Cosplay is encouraged!

Check out the vid from LBCC’s previous event where one vendor was auctioning off his items.  I wish I had more cash….

You can check out more info and get tickets here.…

Contest: Giving Away 3 Threadless Iron Man Shirts!

To celebrate the release of Iron Man 3, we’ve teamed up with Threadless and giving away 3 Iron Man shirts!

Check out the gallery above for some of my favorites, all 22 designs can be found here.

To enter the contest:

1) Tell us your favorite Iron Man character by commenting below.

2) The contest ends on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 11:59 PM Pacific time.

Thanks again to Threadless for the hook up!…

Thor: The Dark World Trailer

Thor: The Dark World Trailer

Thor, our mighty hero is back, but so is Loki! Crap!

In fairness though, Thor and Loki did work together a few times in the comics.…

Movie Review: Iron Man 3 (Minor Spoilers!!!)

Movie Review: Iron Man 3 (Minor Spoilers!!!)

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Iron Man 3 was easily my most anticipated film of the year, bar none. After the surprising success of the Avengers on both a critical and commercial level, I thought Marvel could do no wrong. The marketing behind Iron Man 3 plus the many trailers and interviews all gave me, and probably me other people, the idea that it would be a much more serious film and it would have a major character arc for Tony Stark.

Director Shane Black and company all talked about how Tony would be left with nothing, how he would have to go underground in order …

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Cool Art: Super Emo Friends Chat With J Salvador

Cool Art: Super Emo Friends Chat With J Salvador

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I was passing by J Salvador’s booth at WonderCon and heard several laughs and “awww’s” from attendees.  I looked at more closely why his Super Emo Friends booth was getting a reaction and I got it right away.  Salvador’s artwork was great and the concept behind it was funny and cute.  I talked to Brian at the booth.  I thought he was the creator (he’s also an artist) but he said he was helping out his friend, J Salvador.  It turned out the pieces were selling so well that Salvador had to make a quick run to a store to get …

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New Thor Poster

New Thor Poster

Here’s the new poster for the Thor sequel. Overall, it’s descent. I feel that he should be wearing his helmet, but I understand that they need to show Chris Hemsworth’s dreamy face to sell tickets.

And, the pose doesn’t look very appealing. I can’t figure out what he’s doing, besides holding his Hammer. The photoshopped hands doesn’t help either

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I know I’m nit-picking, but this is how he should pose!

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A Scene from Kick-Ass 2

Here’s a short scene from Kick-Ass 2. There’s a few flaws that I noticed already. But, my main complaint is that Hit-Girl is just too big now. She was cooler as a little kid. I will admit that it is always unfair to critique a whole film based on one clip, because we don’t get to see the tone set by the director in the previous scenes.…

New 3 Minute Trailer for Man Of Steel

Oh boy.

I’m not digging this new trailer.  The music is great but the lines are pretty cheesy, reminds me of Watchmen.  Some of the special effects looks pretty bad as well.

What do you guys think?

 

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