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VAULT SALE - Nathan Fox's "The Lost Scenes" comics

TinyTown_CoverAround 2009, the Turner Classic Movies channel had an online comics series called "The Lost Scenes" that would accompany the movies they aired on TCM Underground. You know, they showed those campy old horror movies, cult classics, black comedies, etc. The comics were supposed to depict fictional scenes from the film found on the cutting room floor or made up off-camera antics. They had a whole series and Nathan Fox did several for them, as did Peter Bagge, Evan Dorkin and more.Blood-Freaks_Cover_1 For this Vault Sale, we are listing three complete Lost Scene comics from Nathan for the movies Mark of the Vampire, The Terror of Tiny Town and Blood Freak. Each comic will be sold as a set containing the full comic (3 pages each) for one price. The pieces will be available until Friday, March 13th. Appropriate, no? Visit the OOSA Store to buy them before they're gone!

And since you were kind enough to visit the website, here's a little reward just for you! Click here to download a .pdf of Nathan's Lost Scenes comic for Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

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Something New: Vault Sales

I have a lot of Nathan Fox's art work. I mean A LOT. Hundreds of pages and illustrations. I've already put up some of the newer work, covers and illustrations that I thought most folks would be interested in, but what about the rest? Well, it's just been sitting in my old flat file and that's no way for art to exist. Nathan and I talked and what we're going to do is offer monthly vault sales. Each month, I'll pull some stuff from the files and list it for sale in the store at a special price to hopefully send it off to a new home. What's left at the end of the month will go back into the vault. Harley_Quinn_31

To start things off, I've pulled the remaining pages from Nathan's work on Harley Quinn #31 published by DC Comics. All of the 12x19 inch pages are $150 each with free shipping in the US. Click HERE to see what's available and make a purchase.

If you don't see something that you want this time, come back next month to see what gets listed. Of course, if you are looking for something specific, either from Nathan or any of the other OOSA artists, feel free to contact me via email and inquire about it. And be sure to follow OOSA on Twitter or Tumblr to get the latest announcements, news and updates.

 

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OOSA Showcase Museum Exhibit

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Hey folks. I just wanted to let you know about the OOSA showcase exhibit, Out of Step, at the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, VA. The exhibit will run the month of May and will feature a total of 50 pieces from all of the OOSA artists including their work from comics (with art from two 2014 Eisner Award nominated books), illustration jobs and personal projects.

The opening will be May 1st from 6-8 and will be part of Abingdon’s First Thursdays community arts event. As part of the opening, we will be showing a screening of The Drybrush Master. This documentary by Ben Tobin features OOSA artist Greg Ruth and his work on his book The Lost Boy. You’ll be able to see some of the original artwork from the book as part of the exhibit, as well.

If you’re nearby, I hope you can make it to the opening. If you’re from out of town, though, I would suggest you wait until Memorial Day weekend to get the most out of your visit. Why? Well, not only will you get to see the Out of Step exhibit and the Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find: The Original Art Collection of Shelton Drum exhibit, but you will also be able to hear the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Executive Director, Charles Brownstein, give his lecture “The History of Censorship in Comics” on Saturyday, May 24th at 2:00pm. It will be a big day of celebrating comics at the museum, so don’t miss it!

Out of Step displays the diversity of styles and approaches used in visual storytelling, as well as the artistic dexterity of some of the professionals working in the graphic arts. This show features paintings and illustrations from the Out of Step Arts Collective, coordinated by Bristol, Virginia resident Neil Bramlette.

The artists include Greg Ruth, Alexis Ziritt, Ming Doyle, Andrew MacLean, Chris Visions, Logan Faerber, Toby Cypress, Paul Maybury, Liz Suburbia and Nathan Fox. Neil Bramlette founded Out of Step Arts in 2011 to support emerging and established artists with strongly unique styles who are not only interested in working in comics, but also in other artistic fields and mediums, as well. Neil’s eclectic interests in art, music and culture have lead to the formation of a very diverse group of artists from all across the United States. 

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Heroes Aren't Hard to Find: The Comic Art Collection of Shelton Drum

shelton secret I worked with the William King Museum and Shelton Drum to curate this showcase of Shelton's amazing comic art collection. It has original comic art, Heroes Con promotional art and some of Shelton's private commissions from some the biggest names in comics past and present.

There are over 80 pieces in the exhibit and the artist list is a true all-star roster from the last 60 years. Artist include:

Steve Ditko - Joe Kubert - Jack Kirby - Don Heck - Gil Kane -John HAHTFBuscema - Neal Adams - Frank Brunner - John Romita - George Perez - Frank Miller - Paul Smith - Charles Vess - Jim Starlin - Steve Bissette - Matt Wagner - Mike Zeck - John Byrne - Paul Gulacy - Wally Wood - Lee Elias - Larry Lieber - Frank Frazetta - Richard Thompson - Mac Raboy - Neal Adams - Johnny Hart - Jim Scancarelli - Brian Stelfreeze - Sanford Greene - Mike Wieringo - Butch Guice - Mike Zeck - Tim Sale George Perez - Dave Sim - Sergio Aragones - Paul Chadwick - Joe Quesada - John Romita, Jr. - Jeff Smith - Alex Ross - George Perez - Dan Jurgens - Murphy Anderson WK- Rick Leonardi - Ron Garney - Travis Charest - Adam Hughes - James Jean - Darwyn Cooke - Mike Mignola - Joe Jusko - Bill Sienkiewicz - Jim Silke - David Williams - Phil Noto - Steve Rude - Bernie Wrightson - Scott Hampton

The exhibit is up until June 29 so I hope you all can make the trip to Abingdon, VA to see it.

Exhibit details here.

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Original Art Sale

With new work coming out and convention season coming up, some of the OOSA artists are looking to get rid of some of their art that's been in the store for a while.

Paul Maybury has put all of his work at half off! Toby Cypress has his Blue Estate pages for only $60! Alexis Ziritt has everything listed at less than $90!

Some good deals to be had, people. Don't miss out!

http://outofsteparts.bigcartel.com/

 

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New Art and Commissions in the OOSA store

TOME (final) T.Cypress_EngineAssassin I've added some new work from Toby Cypress to the OOSA store. The painting is Toby's contribution to 44FLOOD's book TOME. The other piece is from the VILLAINS and ASSASSINS group show at the Strychnin Gallery in Berlin on August 10th (and includes an "EPIC" edition print of the image).

I've also made a place in the store where you can order commissions from the OOSA artists. You can see whose list is open and what their rates are, as well as samples of commissions they've done in the past. Check it out:

http://outofsteparts.bigcartel.com/category/commissions

 

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Hurricane Sandy Relief sales

I'm sure you all saw how Hurricane Sandy affected the East Coast,  specifically New York and New Jersey. One of OOSA's own, Toby Cypress, was right in the middle of that mess on the Jersey Shore. His town was hit pretty hard and they anticipate being without power for a while, not to mention the long-term clean-up efforts. Toby is fine, but he may be out of commission for a bit. So to help out, I'm putting all of Toby's original art on sale to try to get him some money in his pocket. Enter the code word "SANDY" at the OOSA store when you buy any of his original pieces for the discount. The sale will end on the 16th, so don't miss out. Greg Ruth is also having a sale at his Etsy store and donating 50% of proceeds to the International Red Cross to help with their relief efforts for the areas affected by Sandy. Be sure to check that out as well.

Thanks!

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September Calendar of Events

The OOSA artists have a lot going this month. Take a look! September 7thAlexis, Andrew, Logan, Greg, Toby and Paul (along with a bunch of other great indie artists) will all have work in this show and it's all for sale. I'll be there for the opening selling OOSA prints and maybe Anniversary Print Sets. If you're in Richmond, VA, you should definitely come by and say hello.

About the exhibition: In an environment that is permeated with ads and posters for cinematic adaptations of comics, an equal amount of representation for the comic’s originators are rarely seen. The aim of &@$#! is to introduce the craft of the comic creator through the display of original pencil & ink drawings and their “fine art” paintings & illustrations. Audience members ranging from fans of comics to visual & performing arts supporters will be amazed and delighted to erode preconceived notions of what it means to be a comic artist. Their content is not solely driven by spandex wearing heroes and heroines, but to tell a story like the storytellers before them that both delight and educate. www.Gallery5arts.org 

September 15th

Alexis, Andrew and Logan will participating in the "Battles Without Honor and Humanity" group show at Floating World Comics in Portland, OR.

About the exhibit: This exhibition will be based loosely around yakuza/crime noir films by directors such as Akira Kurosawa, Takeshi “Beat” Kitano, Takeshi Miike, Kinji Fukasaku, Seijun Suzuki, Yukio Mishima, Sogo Ishii and Shinya Tsukamoto. As a genre, yakuza films are divided into two subsets: ninkyo-eiga or “chivarly films” featuring honorable outlaws caught between duty and compassion. Then there is jisturoku-eiga, the modern yakuza films which feature the stifling brutality of a life of crime. The artists and writers in this show will explore and pay homage to this powerful and unique genre. www.floatingworldcomics.com 

September 16-17

Ming Doyle will be attending the Small Press Expo sitting at E10 and selling her wares. I'll be at the show as well, but I'll be mobile. Checking out the sights, as it were, and promoting the OOSA artists. www.SPXpo.com

September 22-23

Alexis Ziritt will be a guest of the Cincinnati Comic Expo. If you're going and you'd like to pre-arrange a commission from him, you can do so here. www.cincinnaticomicexpo.com

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New Art and Heroes Con Advance Commissions

Now that Spectrum LIVE! has come and gone, the next convention on the horizon is Heroes Con!!! Out of Step Arts will be there in force with SIX OOSA artists in attendance (plus myself). Alexis Ziritt, Logan Faerber and Andrew MacLean are raising the money to make the trip by listing new art in the OOSA store and taking pre-con commissions that can be picked up at the show. So here is the deal: Andrew's rates 1 character small (9x12) $50 - b/w ink 1 character large (11x14) $65 - b/w ink 2 characters or huge 1 character (11x17) $75 - b/w ink

Logan’s rates 1 character small (9×12) $50 – b/w ink or $75 for watercolor 1 character large (11×14) $65 – b/w ink or $90 for watercolor 2 characters or huge 1 character (11×17) $75 – b/w ink or $100 for watercolor

Alexis' rates 1 character (11x14) $50 - b/w ink custom sketch cards (face or bust) $10 - full color spraypaint/paint/marker 1 character (9x12) $70 - full color spraypaint/paint/marker

If you're interested, let me know or feel free to contact them directly. For samples, check out some the new work they put up in the store. It should give you a pretty good idea of what they're offering.

Keep your eyes peeled for more art and news from other OOSA artists in the weeks leading up to Heroes Con next month.

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OOSA at Spectrum LIVE!

Spectrum LIVE! is just around the corner and we are getting excited for Out of Step Arts to make it's official debut. Alexis Ziritt, Logan Faerber, Toby Cypress and Andrew MacLean will all be there, so come by booth #903 to chat and check out all of the books, original art and prints they'll be bringing. And speaking of prints...... Since this will be OOSA's first convention appearance and all, I wanted to do something special to mark the occasion. OOSA artists Logan Faerber and Greg Ruth (who were both selected to be in the upcoming Spectrum 19) worked together to come up with this amazing piece just for the show. We'll have prints of this for sale, as well as the original, so be sure come see us and pick up this convention exclusive!

UPDATE: Regrettably, Logan Faerber had to cancel his appearance at Spectrum LIVE. I'll still try to have some of his work on hand for everyone to check out, though.

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Charles Vess & Greg Ruth Selling Art for a Good Cause

Charles Vess and Greg Ruth are both fantastic fellows! They were kind enough to contribute some art to the Princess and Pirate Art Exhibit I hosted on April 22nd as part of the fundraiser for the Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing Center. They have both extended that kindness by offering to donate a portion of the sales of the pieces in the exhibit to the BRSHC. Since most people couldn't travel to Bristol for the event, the art is now available to purchase online! Greg Ruth has listed several pieces he did for the book 'A Pirate's Guide to First Grade". You can see all of the those in the OOSA store. There are some copies of the out of print book included with some of the pieces, as well.

Charles Vess has agreed to let Out of Step Arts manage the sale of the pieces he contributed to the exhibit (Over 50!) for a limited time on behalf of himself and the BRSHC. I've set up a special gallery where you can view all of these pieces here on the OOSA site. Just click on each thumbnail to see the price and dimensions of the piece. If there is a dollar amount, the piece is still available for purchase.  If you see something you like, send me an email and we'll work out the details. Act fast though, because the Vess paintings will only be up until May 18th!

Getting great art while supporting a good cause. Does it get any better than that?

Alexis Ziritt, Andrew MacLean, Greg Ruth, Logan Faerber, Original Art, Paul Maybury, Toby Cypress

Can I help you find something?

I'm sure you all are aware of the OOSA store by now, right? The artists have a great sampling of some of their work available for sale there. I try to encourage the artists to send me new work to list there every once in a while so there are new choices for people looking to buy something.  In fact, Alexis Ziritt just put up a bunch of new stuff so he can pay to replace his recently deceased computer and make his way to some conventions (Spectrum and Heroes Con) this summer. But, did you know that pretty much all of the artists have more work available for sale than what's listed in the store? Paul Maybury, for example, has pretty much every page from every project he's ever worked on and he's looking to find it a new home so he can cover some recent unexpected expenses. Andrew, Logan, Toby and Greg, I'm sure, all have stuff they'd love to sell, too, that's not listed in the store. So how do you get your hands on all of this unlisted stuff? Just ask! If there is a specific page or an image you've seen from any of the OOSA artists that you want to own, just get in touch with me and I'll check and see if it's available. The worst I can say is "Sorry, it's already sold." And if you're looking for something really specific, several of the OOSA artists are open for commissions right now and would be happy to draw you whatever you're looking for.

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The Princess and Pirate Art Exhibit is this Sunday

  SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!!!!

Yes, it's finally here. The Princess and Pirate Art Exhibit will be happening this Sunday as part of the Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing Center's fundraising event; The Princess and Pirate Tea Party. There will be several pieces from artists Greg Ruth and Charles Vess on display and for sale, along with signed books and prints. A portion of the sales will go to benefit the BRSHC (a 501(c)3 organization) and help them meet their service goals for the year.

I know that a lot of you may be interested in attending and helping support the cause, but you may live too far away. Don't worry! All of the pieces that are still available after the event will be made available for sale online in the Out of Step Arts store. And if any of the pieces are still left by the time Spectrum LIVE! rolls around, I'll bring them with me and you can purchase them there (booth # 903).

So, I hope to see you on Sunday at the Bristol Train Station. There's lots of fun to be had, lots of funds to be raised, and lots of great art to be seen.

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The End is Near!

That’s right, the end of March marks the end of Paul Maybury’s 1/2 off sale. We are also going to be taking down Greg Ruth’s Secret Journeys of Jack London art at the end of the month, as well.  If you were waiting around, hemming and hawing, time is just about up!

Go to the OOSA store before it’s too late!

Stay tuned, though, because we are going to be announcing a sale on Alexis Ziritt's art soon.

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A big week at OOSA: Sales and a new artist!

There is a lot going on at Out of Step Arts this week. Let's break it down. First thing, PAUL MAYBURY is going to be having a huge sale starting on Friday. Not only is he adding new art to the OOSA store, but he's also listing all of his art half off!!! And if that's not enough, he'll also be offering single character commissions for only $50.  The sale won't last for long, though. Just 2 weeks. Paul has had a run of bad luck with machines lately and needs to cover some expenses. So, look for the price changes to happen on Friday and act fast! I have a feeling things will sell out quickly.

Speaking of price changes, ALEXIS ZIRITT has reduced his commission prices to $60 for 11x17 inked pieces and $100 for 11x17 watercolor pieces. If you were waiting for a reason to get something from him, there it is. Expect to see some new art from Alexis in the store soon, as well.

TOBY CYPRESS has just added some copies of his graphic novel Rodd Racer in the store for just $5 (plus $3 for shipping)! These are the out-of-print and hard to find PunkRock Jazz Publishing versions with the  B/W pages. Each copy comes with an original sketch by Toby in it, too.

And finally, we're adding a new artist to the OOSA crew!!! Who is it, you ask? Well, our good friends at Heroes Aren't Hard to Find are going to help us make the announcement on their Heroes Con blog this week, so be sure you are either on their mailing list, or are following them on Twitter or Facebook so you are one of the first to know.

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The Secret Journeys of Jack London art for sale

    Greg ruth has put several of the illustrations he did for The Secret Journeys of Jack London books ('The Wild' and the newly released 'The Sea Wolves') up in the store. Go take a look while they are still there! Greg has offered to send a signed hardcover copy of 'The Sea Wolves' to the first three people who buy one of the Jack London pieces priced at $100 or more, so they will probably move quickly.

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Paul Maybury art for sale and commissions

Paul has added a bunch of art to the OOSA store, so go on over and take a look.  If you don't see exactly what you want, you have a couple of choices:

  1. If you are looking for a specific page or image, email me and ask about it.  If it's available, we can probably work something out.
  2. Get a commission.

That's right, Paul is open for commissions!  Black and white brush and ink pieces with one character is $80. It's an additional $50 per character.  A full 11x17 commission (includes background and digital colors) is $300. Now if you want something more elaborate, such a group shot or larger sized piece, those commissions will be arranged and priced on a case-by-case basis.

And as always, please take some time to check out the available art from the other OOSA artists. Part of the purpose of the collective is to expose fans of one artist to other artists' work. Everyone here has their own distinct style, but more than likely, if you dig Paul's art, you're going to like the other guys' as well.

 

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Three Outlaw Samurai art goes back in the vault soon

If you were looking at Greg Ruth's THREE OUTLAW SAMURAI art and thinking you might like to get something, you had better do it soon.  We will be taking the art down from the OOSA store and putting it back in the vault in ONE WEEK!  That's right, after December 14th, your opportunity will have passed.  Fair warning to all of you fence-sitters and procrastinators.  

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A few things about art purchases

First of all, I wanted to let you know that I have updated the store to include new art by Andrew MacLean and Alexis Ziritt. It's great stuff available at even better prices, so please go take a look.  While your there, take a look at Toby Cypress' and Greg Ruth's work, too. Alright, now lets talk about some other things.

Commissions Currently, Alexis and Andrew are open for commissions.

  • Andrew is asking $50 for 11 x 14 inked single characters and $75 for 11 x 17 inked pieces with background or more than one character.
  • Alexis is asking $80 for 11 x 17 inked pieces and $130 for 11 x 17 watercolor pieces.
  • If you want something more complex from either artists, prices can be negotiated on an individual basis.

Payments Did you know that you can make payments on a lot of what we have in the store?  It's true! If you're eyeing something, but don't have the cash in hand, just email me and we'll see what we can work out.

Looking for something specific? Do you want a certain page/panel from one of these guys, but don't see it in the store? Just ask me about it. I'm happy to contact the artist to see if it's available. I've helped make quite a few sales this way, in fact.

The Out of Step Arts store is not supposed to be just a storefront; it's meant to be an interactive way to buy what you want from the OOSA artists.  Have a question? Ask me. Need something? Tell me what you're looking for.  I'm here to help.

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Greg Ruth's Three Outlaw Samurai art for sale

If you've been following me on Twitter, you've probably noticed that I've been posting a lot of information about Greg Ruth's artwork for the Criterion Collection's Three Outlaw Samurai DVD recently.  Well, there was a reason for that.  Greg will be selling some of the art that was used for the project in the Out of Step Arts store!  The art will go live Thursday (tomorrow) at 9:00 pm EST. It's up! Go to the store and check it out and then go read on Greg's forum about the entire process from preliminary sketch to finished product.