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Master Fantasy Artists Charles Vess Joins the OOSA Print Shop

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The highly regarded and world-renowned fantasy artist Charles Vess will now be offering giclee prints through the OOSA Print Shop. Charles is most prominently known for his collaborations with authors and poets such as Neil Gaiman, Charles De Lint, and Ursula K. le Guin, among others. Charles has also done illustrations for Marvel, DC, and numerous other publications. Over the years, Charles has been awarded multiple Spectrum, Eisner and World Fantasy Awards and is truly an master in his filed. It's a great honor to be working with him.

(It's also super convenient that his studio is only a few miles from my house.)  

The Next Batch of Guest Artists Includes...

From the start, the Guest Artist program for the OOSA Print Shop has brought in unbelievable talent. I've been humbled and honored to work with everyone who's been willing to participate, and this next batch of artists is no different. Of course, you already know that February is John Lee, March is Jen Lee, April is Chris Brunner and May is Dilraj Mann, but the newest artists who will be closing out 2016 will be:

(click on the images to find out more about each artist)

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November's Featured Guest Artist: Jim Rugg

jim-rugg-street-angel-cover I really respect Jim Rugg, so it's a real treat that he's doing a print for us as a featured Guest Artist in the OOSA Print Shop. In case you didn't know, Jim Rugg makes comics, books, drawings, illustrations, and designs. His books and comics include Street Angel, Afrodisiac, the PLAIN Janes, Rambo 3.5, Notebook Drawings, and Supermag. He has exhibited drawings at iam8bit, Gallery1988, Mondo, and the Society of Illustrators. Honors include an Ignatz Award, The Pittsburgh Foundation's Investing in Professional Artists grant, and AIGA's 50 Books/50 Covers selection for best-designed books. He teaches classes in the MFA Visual Narrative program at the School of Visual Arts and co-hosts BoingBoing.net's Tell Me Something I Don't Know podcast. In short, Jim knows comics and illustration backwards and forwards AND he's a super nice fella' to boot.

Jim's print for the Print Shop is a full color giclee print on 11 x 14 inch archival 265 gsm 100% cotton paper and will be a timed and numbered edition. What does all of that mean? Well, 1) the print will be super nice, and 2) the print edition will only be open during the month of November. After the month ends and the edition closes, the prints will be numbered based on how many were purchased.

The print will be revealed on November 1st when its made available for sale in the OOSA Store, but here is an initial concept sketch (below) to give you an idea of what Jim whipped up. Be sure to follow OOSA on Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook to get notified when the print goes live.

JR Street Angel sketch

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The OOSA Print Shop is open

That's right, the Print Shop is now open for business! You can get high quality print-on-demand Giclee prints from the Out of Step Arts crew (and a few of our friends, too). There are a few prints up from Chris Visions, Andrew MacLean and Alexis Ziritt up right now, but look for more to be added from the rest of the artists soon. Click here to visit the Print Shop.