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  • The Dark, Addictive Art of Matt Bailey [11 Images]

    Matt Bailey modestly lists his occupation as “tattoo apprentice” on his @baileyillustration Instagram profile, but to his 200,000-plus followers he’s a vital artist on paper and in the virtual world. His simple ink drawings, usually captioned, don’t necessarily scream “tattoo”; indeed there’s a medieval, tarot-card simplicity and

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  • Apollonia Saintclair’s Alternate Erotic Reality, Where the Pleasure Is All Yours [13 Images]

    There’s no need to be coy in this case: Appolonia Saintclair does some sexy pictures. Sexy, sexy pictures. Heavy Metal readers from back in the day might note that she’s in the tradition of European erotica represented by artists like Milo Manara and Guido Crepax; look back another few generations and you might land on …

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  • New Trailer for “Valerian” Is Everything You Want It to Be

    How badass is the latest trailer—posted today—for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets?: Valerian is directed by Luc Besson, and based on the French comic-book adventures of Valerian and Laureline. The first Valerian story appeared in Pilote magazine in 1967, and the duo’s “spatio-temporal” adventures, written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by

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  • Watch the Short Horror Film “John the Carpenter”, an Homage That Isn’t a Ripoff

    From its title, you know a lot about “John the Carpenter” before seeing a single frame. Yes, it’s an homage to director John Carpenter, and a very good one at that. The music is probably its strength; Jared Dymbort (who plays John) has completely nailed that ominous, insistent synth sound that Carpenter (who composes his …

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  • Gorillaz Drop 4 Videos Ahead of First Album in 6 Years

    Gorillaz, the world’s most successful virtual band, have kept a low profile in recent years—their last studio album, The Fall, came out in late 2010. What’s more, the group, visualized and co-conceived by Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn, hasn’t been seen in a new music video since 2012. With the release of the video for …

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  • Bernie Wrightson’s Prints and Paintings (14 Images)

    Here’s another look at the work of the late Bernie Wrightson, the legendary illustrator and comics artist who died March 18. For a little more about Bernie, see our previous post on his Swamp Thing covers. Wrightson was known for his work on comics and comic magazines like Swamp Thing and Warren Publishing’s Creepy, and …

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  • On Sale Now: The Doorman Collected!

    Good news, comics lovers: The Doorman, the standalone miniseries that we published in 2016, is now available as a collected edition. To refresh your memory, The Doorman is a comedic sci-fi adventure written by Daniel Kibblesmith (of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks), and features art by Kendall Goode. What’s …

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  • 11 Classic Swamp Thing Covers by Bernie Wrightson

    As you’ve no doubt heard, Bernie Wrightson, a legend of comic art and illustration, died over the weekend. Wrightson was notable for his amazing skill as an illustrator, particularly of horror and fantasy comics. He was also a key player in Heavy Metal‘s history, holding the distinction of being the first non-European artist to score …

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  • 13-Page Preview: Heavy Metal 285, the Love Issue!

    Heads up Heavy Metal fans, issue #285 is on its way! It’s the Love Special, and we’ve assembled a crazy eclectic batch of stories about romance, or at least sex, and if not sex then violence… or just cosmic weirdness. We’re not Harlequin Romance, after all—we’re Heavy Metal (available next week from your finer comics …

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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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