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  • Behind the SFX of Doctor Strange and Rogue One

    Industrial Light & Magic has slapped up some eye-popping videos on its YouTube channel for the lead-up to the 2017 Oscars. The firm has three nominations in the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects category, for its work on Doctor Strange, Star Wars: Rogue One, and Deepwater Horizon. These brief clips show how the cutting-edge …

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  • Toy Glory: Robert X Burden’s Epic Paintings

    The Gregorio Escalante Gallery in Los Angeles is currently hosting a collection of paintings that give a Renaissance grandeur to the action figures and toys many of us grew up with. The show, called “Original Myth,” collects the epic canvases of Robert X. Burden, an artist who has spent years creating meticulously-composed paintings that imagine, …

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  • 14-Page Preview of Heavy Metal 284, the Mythic Special!

    Hold on to your mistletoe, Heavy Metal fans — issue 284, our “Mythic Special,” is headed your way! And when we talk about myths, there’s really no better embodiment of the concept than our own iconic heroine Taarna. Yes, the star of the full length animated Heavy Metal movie (released 35 years ago!) is back. …

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  • The Vibrant, Sultry Art of Claudia “Scarlet Gothica” Ianniciello [12 Images]

    Ask Italian artist Claudia “Scarlet Gothica” Ianniciello about her influences and her answer might take you back to Art History 101. The autobiographical page on her website, scarletgothica.com, cites Sandro Botticelli, Caravaggio, Caspar David Friedrich, Gustave Moreau, Arnold Bocklin, Degas, Manet, and many others. In the current era, her tastes tend toward Milo

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  • Jeff Martin’s “Where Is Zog?” Parts 50, 51 and 52!

    It’s time for three more installments of “Where Is Zog?”! For previous episodes see the “Where Is Zog?” archive. If you’re digging Zog, visit Jeff Martin’s Patreon page (where you can see Zog comics a week early), ComiXology (where you can buy issue #1) and RentAThugComics.com (where you can buy issue #1 in print). See …

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  • Jeff Martin’s “Where Is Zog?” Parts 47, 48 and 49!

    It’s time for three more installments of “Where Is Zog?”! For previous episodes see the “Where Is Zog?” archive. If you’re digging Zog, visit Jeff Martin’s Patreon page (where you can see Zog comics a week early), ComiXology (where you can buy issue #1) and RentAThugComics.com (where you can buy issue #1 in print). See …

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  • Girl, Embroidered: The Surprising Stitchcraft of Jessica So Ren Tang

    Embroidery isn’t an art form we’ve featured too much (ok, ever) in Heavy Metal, but then, we’ve never seen it done like this. Artist Jessica So Ren Tang is taking this usually-decorative medium and putting it front and center, with unconventional subject matter. Her “Girl” series in particular has popped up on social media and …

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  • President-Elect Donald Trump — as Foretold in a 1990 Heavy Metal Story!

    So… a Trump presidency. Citizens of a divided nation are now trying to figure out what that means and where we go from here, with quite a few (on both sides) wondering how this even happened. Did anyone really foresee a Trump presidency — and when did they foresee it? You may have heard that …

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  • Jeff Martin’s “Where Is Zog?” Parts 44, 45 and 46!

    It’s time for three more installments of “Where Is Zog?”! For previous episodes see the “Where Is Zog?” archive. If you’re digging Zog, visit Jeff Martin’s Patreon page (where you can see Zog comics a week early), ComiXology (where you can buy issue #1) and RentAThugComics.com (where you can buy issue #1 in print). See …

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  • Jeff Martin’s “Where Is Zog?” Parts 41, 42 and 43!

    It’s time for three more installments of “Where Is Zog?”! For previous episodes see the “Where Is Zog?” archive. If you’re digging Zog, visit Jeff Martin’s Patreon page (where you can see Zog comics a week early), ComiXology (where you can buy issue #1) and RentAThugComics.com (where you can buy issue #1 in print). See …

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