SDCC

SDCC 2019!

by ncwinters on July 13, 2019

San Diego Comic Con. Is it really next week?!?

This is the year of hand embellished prints, and I’ve learned my lesson from previous shows and will be bringing much more on that front. Once again I find myself behind and working nonstop to try and get as many pieces done in time for the show, and will be working right up until it’s time to leave for the convention center. I’ll be exhibiting in the same spot as last year: booth #4619 in the outside edge of the Fantasy Illustrators section, between lobby F and G. As always, SDCC is in the San Diego Convention Center in downtown San Diego, and takes place this year from July 17–21.

NEW IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PREVIEW NIGHT, PLEASE READ!
Part of what I try to do when selling my art is take into account the buyer’s experience. I’m eternally grateful for everyone who’s ever spent money on the things I make, and part of my goals are to make that experience as fair and equitable as possible. In the past, when people rush to get in line to buy my rare prints, there are often people in the front who end up buying much of the stock, leaving those behind with no chance. There is certainly a supply and demand aspect of limited works, but I’m trying my best to figure out a good solution. So this year, there’s a new rule for preview night (and for the following days when there’s a mad rush). There will be a limit of no more than 3 hand embellished prints PER PURCHASE. If you want to get back in line to try and score more works, you will be allowed to purchase again, but again, no more than 3 hand embellished (or super rare) items per purchase. If you are working on a PB (poster buddy) situation to buy for others, you’ll have to prioritize your plans and make a couple trips in the line. While this might seem unfair, consider that the person in front of you was also limited, thus ensuring a better chance for more people to score more works. This is how the process will go this year–there will be signs in the booth as a reminder to everyone–in an effort to allow the most people access. Note that the hand embellished “Herald of Antiquity” prints are specifically limited to one PER PERSON.

Okay, now to start the listings off, I’ve got a brand new print, the second in the “Lepidoptera” series. Aptly named “Lepidoptera 2,” this lil’ moth fella is a companion to the first, and will be available exclusively at the convention. The print measures 8″ x 10″ on a heavy cold press watercolor paper stock, the same as the previous print. Once again, expertly printed by Dave Correia. The prints are hand signed and numbered, in an edition of 150, and will be capped at no more than 2 per person at the show. Prints will sell for $35, full info below.

Next on the list is a small set of hand embellished Grateful Dead prints from last year’s print release. This run went on many different stocks and some ended up super, super limited, such as this year’s convention release. It’s a tiny edition of only 5 prints, printed on heavy duty French brown box Kraft-tone stock. Each of these prints were then hand embellished with a series of colored inks and white acrylic to punch the weathered look even further. I’m really pleased with how these turned out- the effect is that of an old weathered Grateful Dead poster from way back in the day. There will be a strict limit of no more than one per person, and these will sell for $200 each.

Next is a new wave of “Herald of Antiquity” prints, my one color art screenprint from a few years ago. I forgot that I had only released a handful of these in a hand embellished form, and discovered the box of remaining prints in prep for the convention, and I spent a great deal of time hand embellishing each of these with colored inks and acrylics. The prints are on Stonehenge heavy printmaking paper, which is just perfect and fantastic for really building up thin washes of color for a truly saturated final image. As always, these are all uniquely hand embellished and no two are alike. Strict limit of one per person for the show, the prints will be available for $100 each. Full details below.

I’ve also been working on embellishing a selection of gig posters. These are my APs (unnumbered artist’s proofs) of some rarities, hard-to finds and even some recent new prints, including my Dave Matthews gig poster as well as Mastodon.  As I learned from Flatstock this year, the hand embellished prints were quite popular but there was frustration as to how few there were and how fast they went, so I upped the quantity for SDCC. All available in various pricing, hovering around the $200-$300 mark, with a limit of no more than two hand embellished posters per person.

And finally, I’ll be bringing a bunch of backstock from sold out runs. I try to always sandbag a couple of prints from each gig poster drop, as a special thank you to convention goers. If you’ve had your eye on a sold out gig poster, this is your best chance to score something rare. Limits will be in place for the rare posters, applicable to each individual poster. Note that I will be spacing out the drops over the entire convention, with the majority of the wares available on preview night, which is Wednesday, July 17. See you then, and thanks for the support!

Lepidoptera 2
Print size: 8″ x 10″ edition of 150.
Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$35 each. STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 2 PER PERSON
Available exclusively at SDCC booth #4619

detail views.

Hand Embellished Grateful Dead Screenprints on Kraft-tone stock
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 5 AVAILABLE!
Artist edition of 5, each print is hand signed and numbered.
Hand embellished full color ink and acrylic on 12 color screenprint
Printed on French Brown Box Kraft-tone stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered.
$200 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished “Herald of Antiquity” Screenprints
Print size: 12″ x 18″ Edition of 100 ONLY 16 AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished full color ink and acrylic on one color screenprint
Printed on Stonehenge printmaking paper.
Each print is hand signed & numbered.
$100 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PERSON!

Each hand embellished print is unique, no two alike.

Hand Embellished Mastodon gig posters- Main and Variant Edition
Print size: 21″ x 33″ ONLY 3 OF EACH AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$250 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished Metallica Keybank Center gig posters
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 2 OF EACH AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$175 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished Dave Matthews Band gig posters
Show version and “Vivid” artist colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 5 OF EACH AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$250 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished Metallica PPG Paints Arena gig posters
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 2 AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$200 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished Nine Inch Nails Orpheum Theatre gig posters
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY ONE AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster on rainbow foil
Artist edition print $300. 

Hand Embellished Phil Lesh gig posters- Main show version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 2 AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$150 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished Phil Lesh gig posters- Artist variant colorways
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 3 OF EACH AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$175 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished Primus Greek Theatre gig posters- Regular stock
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 3 AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$175 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PURCHASE!
Hand Embellished Primus Greek Theatre gig poster- Rainbow Foil 
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY ONE AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition print $200 each.

Hand Embellished “Desert Watcher” art screenprints
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 3 MAIN AND 2 VARIANT AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on art screenprint
Artist edition prints
$150 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE OF EACH KIND PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished Foo Fighters gig posters
Print size: 18″ x 24″ ONLY 2 AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$175 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished Primus Fox Theatre gig posters
Print size: 24″ x 18″ ONLY ONE OF EACH COLORWAY AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on screenprinted gig poster
Artist edition prints
$150 each.

Hand Embellished “Hugs” art screenprints- regular colorway
Print size: 16″ x 16″ ONLY 3 AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on 3-color art screenprint
$60 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PURCHASE!

Hand Embellished “Hugs” art screenprints- variant colorway
Print size: 16″ x 16″ ONLY 3 AVAILABLE!
Uniquely hand embellished ink and acrylic on 3-color art screenprint
$65 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PURCHASE!

*NCW*

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SDCC 2018!

by ncwinters on July 15, 2018

It’s back!

This is my fifth year in a row exhibiting at San Diego Comic Con. This year, I’m teaming up with “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin, a legend in the world of the art of horror. 

I’ll be in the SciFi/Fantasy Illustrators section again this year, in booth 4619. I have several exclusives available for the show, mostly in the hand embellished department, though I will be debuting a brand new print. I’ll also have some sold-out rarities and a couple other surprises each day. I will be doling everything out a little each day starting on preview night (Wednesday), so if you miss out on one day be sure to check back another. For those buying for someone else (being good Poster Buddies), unfortunately you will only be allowed to purchase one of the super rare items. This will be strictly enforced and there will be no sales before the show. In the past, these items have gone extremely quickly, so you’ve been warned! I’ll be doing very limited convention sketches this year, so if you’re interested, get to me early and hopefully I won’t get too backed up.

I’m very excited for this year’s Comic Con. I’m looking forward to showing what I’ve been working on, as well as seeing friends and new faces alike. It’s always wonderful to meet face to face with those of you who support my art, plus it’s great to be able to see friends I only see during the Con. It’ll be a real joy to show with Gary Pullin as well, as he’s just an all-around great guy.

Without further adieu, here’s the full listing on all the gear! See you soon!

“Vernal” art screenprint
Print size: 18″ x 24″ edition of 50.
9 color screenprint on pearlescent stock.
Printed by InHouse Silkscreen.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $60 each.
Available exclusively at SDCC, any remaining prints will go up in the store after the convention.

thousands of tiny lines!

Hand Embellished “PREDATOR” Officially Licensed Screenprints: Main Version
Print size: 24″ x 36″  ONLY 5 AVAILABLE.
Hand embellished with ink and acrylic on 8 color screenprint.
Each print is hand signed and numbered.
$450 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PERSON/PURCHASE!

Various colorways, all uniquely hand embellished.

Hand Embellished “PREDATOR” Officially Licensed Screenprints: Variant Version
Print size: 24″ x 36″  ONLY 5 AVAILABLE.
Hand embellished with ink and acrylic on 2 color screenprint.
Each print is hand signed and numbered.
$400 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PERSON/PURCHASE!

Various colorways, all uniquely hand embellished.

Hand Embellished “Herald of Antiquity” Screenprints
Print size: 12″ x 18″ ONLY 10 AVAILABLE!
Hand embellished full color ink and acrylic on one color screenprint
Printed on Stonehenge printmaking paper.
Each print is hand signed & numbered.
$75 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PERSON/PURCHASE!

Various colorways, all uniquely hand embellished.

 Hand Embellished “One Ugly Muthaf*cka” Limited Edition Print
Archival giclée print on 100% cotton, print size: 18″ x 18″ ONLY 10 AVAILABLE!
Hand embellished with glow-in-the-dark acrylic “blood” spatter.
$75 each. STRICT LIMIT OF ONE PER PERSON/PURCHASE!

Pack O’ Stickers
Package of three screenprinted vinyl stickers
Printed by Sticker Robot
Various sizes, Approximately 4″ x 4″
$5 per pack. No limits. Go crazy!


contains three individual high quality vinyl stickers.

*NCW*

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Another year, another San Diego Comic Con, and it’s right around the corner.

Happy to be back at booth 4716 with my parter in crime Anthony Petrie, all the way over from New York. I’m looking forward to this year’s SDCC for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it’s the end of several months of projects. I can see people, show what I’ve been working on, and then take it easy afterwards for awhile. Here’s hoping anyway! I’ll be bringing a couple special exclusives that I’m pretty excited about, so let’s just dive in and check ’em out.

*UPDATE: I’ll also be participating in a live art jam/silent auction again this year at Bar Basic on Thursday, July 20. I’ve participated in the last several years and I’m honored to be back again, painting alongside some amazing artists. No admission, it’s always a blast, come on by!

In addition to some small originals and prints, one of my two super-special SDCC exclusives is a select few (see: only SEVEN) hand-embellished versions of my recent Mondo-released, officially licensed “Alien” print variant. The original variant is a one color black on white stock screenprint, but I designed these in part with the intent to do some hand-colored versions. “Hand embellished” may be a bit of a misnomer, as the prints are each fully hand-painted over the original screenprint, and truly one-of-a-kind. A ton of work, but I’m thrilled with how they all turned out. I’ll only have seven, and there’s been lots of excitement, so if you’re interested, get there early. $250 each, ink, acrylics and varnish on one-color screenprint.

“ALIEN” Officially Licensed Screenprint Poster
(hand embellishment of limited variant edition)

Print size: 24″ x 36″ ONLY SEVEN AVAILABLE!
One color screenprint on paper.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $250 each.

My next exclusive, well, you first should first know that I’m a huge Rick and Morty fan. If you’re not aware of the show, it’s a hilarious sci-fi cartoon on Adult Swim, but there’s really no good way to describe it. Go watch an episode or two online. If you’re not hooked right away, the show probably isn’t for you. It is definitely for me, and I often get several commissions during SDCC for R&M characters. So this time, to try and save my wrists during the convention, I’ve done a bunch in advance, which will be available for purchase, but with one caveat. You won’t know which one you’re getting. That’s right, the drawings will all be “blind-boxed” and sealed and paying the $75 lets you pick randomly for which one you’ll end up with. Adds an air of mystery to the event, as even I won’t know which one you end up with until you open them up. It’s an experiment, like everything else I do, but so far, the response has been pretty positive. We’ll find out at the con! Each drawing is 8″ x 10,” ink on paper and available for $75 each. 

Rick and Morty blind-boxed drawings (30 different).
Pen & ink on paper.
8″ x 10″ (2017) $75 each, available “blind-boxed”

All 30 drawings: for better views, swing by my Instagram page.

Each drawing is sealed in a “blind box” so even I don’t know which one you’ll be getting until you purchase and open it up!

I’ll try and get a couple more done before the end of the convention. It’s a mystery!

In addition to the han- embellished Alien prints, I’ll also have some recently sold-out prints available, including prints of “Mortal Coil” and my recent Primus gig poster.

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“Mortal Coil” limited edition screenprint
Print size: 18″ x 24″
3 available out of the original limited edition of 80.

Four-color hand-pulled screenprint on Madero Beach speckletone 100# cover stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $100 each.

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“Mortal Coil” (variant colorway) limited edition screenprint
Print size: 18″ x 24″
2 available out of the original limited edition of 40.

Four-color hand-pulled screenprint on Madero Beach speckletone 100# cover stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $150 each.

PRIMUS gig poster May 20, 2017 Grand Rapids, Michigan
Print size: 18″ x 24″
3 available out of the original limited edition of 250.
Seven-color screenprint on white 100# cougar cover.
Printed by InHouse Silkscreen.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $100 each.

PRIMUS gig poster Foil Variant
Print size: 18″ x 24″
3 available out of the original limited edition of 20.

Six-color screenprint on rainbow foil.
Printed by InHouse Silkscreen.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $200 each.

See you there!

*NCW*

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