Sunday, June 30, 2013

SPECIAL AUCTION!! Solitary Sherlock (11x17 Color Print SIGNED)

Another chance to bid on a one of a kind print. This one titled SOLITARY SHERLOCK.  

The look of Sherlock Holmes in this print was inspired by the costume William Gillette wore in his 1899 stage play SHERLOCK HOLMES.
What makes both the auction and this particular print unique is once it's sold I WILL NOT BE MAKING another copy of it. There will be only one copy of this print made. Once the winning bid has been made, ONE COPY of the print will be made SIGNED PERSONALLY to the winning bidder and dated.

After that, the original digital file of the image will be deleted. Making this color print ONE OF A KIND in every way!! The winning bidder of this auction will own the only copy of this print.

 
Click on the link below to check out the auction and Happy Bidding:

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Great review for A STUDY IN SHERLOCK

Roger Johnson of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London and editor of the Sherlock Holmes Journal  who had wrote a great review for my previous Sherlock Holmes graphic novel recently wrote a great review for my recent collection of Sherlock Holmes artwork I've done for the past 13 years:

"In 2010 I welcomed a new graphic novel, Sherlock Holmes: The Painful Predicament of Alice Faulkner, written and illustrated by Bret M Herholz after William Gillette’s play. Mr, Herholz’s latest book is A Study inSherlock: 13 Years of Sherlock Holmes Artwork 2000-2013. It’s interesting to see the development of his distinctive Edward Gorey-esque style through scores of mostly unpublished drawings,including a whole sequence for ‘The Cardboard Box’, illustrations for stories by Lyndsay Faye, Bert Coules and Lee Shackleford, and set designs for Gillette’s Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle’s little-known play Diamond. What’s in the book may be only a fraction ofthe Holmesian artwork that he’s done. Personally, I’d love to see the rest of it!"
 
You can check out the The Sherlock Holmes Journal online and pick up a copy of my book at Amazon.com today!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Mass Studios


There's been a few movies filmed right in Worcester in the past couple of years. The Maiden Heist at the Worcester Art Museum, Bruce Willis's film The Surrogates at the old Worcester Courthouse (good buddy of mine Andy Fish ran into Brucio while he was mailing a letter) and most recently a film starring Christian Bale and Robert DeNiro was filmed at Nick's as well as around the Woo. There was even talk Martin Scorese wanted to film a movie inside the now demolished Worcester State Hospital. But the city wouldn't allow it because of liability or something along those lines.

Recently both the Worcester Telegram and Worcester Magazine ran articles talking about a group called The Pullman Project LLC preparing to open a film studio in North Worcester which will be called Mass Studios in what was originally the home of the Pullman Train Car Company. Once the manufacturer of train cars and trolley buses.

That's right folks. A long time ago trolley cars used to run through Worcester. This is some of the reason why Kelley Square is designed the way it is.

However, since the trolley hasn't run through Worcester for many moons, the need for a company that manufactered them became redundant. And the building abandoned. The Pullman Project is looking to utilize the 125,000 square feet of that building into a working film and television studio.

The project is being spearheaded by founder founder Barbara Guertin, developer Anton Nel and producer Kristen Lucas. I got to know Barbara through Nicole Watson at Nick's. I was still in the process of looking for actors for my Sherlock Holmes production and Nicole connected me with Barbara whom in turn connected me with a young actor by the name of Connor Lee who did an excellent job in the role of Col. Sebastian Moran.

Barbara was a huge help in fitting that final piece of the puzzle for me and was able to offer really wonderful advice in getting what really was my very first production together.

Once completed, what would something like this offer the city of Worcester. Well, as mentioned in their mission statement, Mass Studios will be a premiere full-service independent studio campus dedicated to providing content creators of all kinds with the most technologically advanced user‐friendly, one-stop production studio and office facility in Massachusetts.

And what they will feature four state-of-the-art sound stages for film and television production, each with its own support space, pre and post-production offices, and writer’s office space, four audio editing bays, four video editing bays a back lot along with on-site parking.


The Mass Studios Campus is strategically located on approximately a 14-acre Site in the city of Worcester, MA. Sound stages, office buildings and back lot, are the primary permanent facilities used in the production of high value content for film, television and gaming entertainment.

The Mass Studio Campus provides a system that offers a wide variety of infrastructure, amenities, and services including high clearance, column free sound stage space, with adjacent support area for dressing rooms, offices, wardrobe storage, make-up rooms, and pre and post-production office space.

Personally, I think this sounds great. And when this comes to pass I would love to be a part of it.

You can read both the Telegram and the Worcester Magazine articles online to find out more or to find out how to contact Mass Studios

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Steampunk Alice: Character Sketches



Several months ago I had done some pen and ink sketches of a Steampunk version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for the Antiquinox Masquerade Ball in Worcester. I had also done a decidedly Streampunk version of Alice and the Jabberwocky. I had decided to try and do a few more "costume sketches" based on those initial pen and ink illustrations I had done all those months back.

Above are a few of the sketches I completed this morning in my sketchbook. I had drawn them in pencil first and then inked them in micron pen.

I'm in the process of coloring them in.

But I was trying to improve upon my previous designs. In particular the Queen of Hearts which I wanted to make look more like a cross between the images on the Playing Cards and Sir John Tenniel's original illustration of the Queen's attire.

What's this all about? Well... more to come soon.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

IMDb Pro Announcement: Seeking Concept Artist for Logan’s Run Sequel (Book Film Trailer)



Sorry Planktonbot. As much as I love ya, you're not the concept the current filmmakers are looking for...

Thought I'd pass this along to any potential concept artists out there. I loved the movie LOGAN'S RUN and this proposed sequel looks intriguing. And much like the current series of Doctor Who it looks more like a continuation than a relaunch. Which seems more believable as a relaunch than trying to pass off Brandon Routh as the same Superman as Christopher Reeves.


But here's the article as posted on the website along with the contact info:

We are seeking samples from concept artists who specialize in futuristic or visionary sci-fi with an industrial feel for a book film trailer to Jessica’s Run: A New Sequel to Logan’s Run due to be released September 14. It would also help if you are familiar with the very early sci fi silent work of Georges Melies. Any concept art samples can be of your own choosing, however, if you choose to base the concept art off of the Logan’s Run novel, it must be based solely on vision of the original novel Logan’s Run and NOT the 1976 MGM Motion Picture.
Again, only the novel. So, if you have not read the book, you must read it first. Again, the concept art must be solely based on the book and not influenced at all by the 1976 film.
Also, if you are an App designer please mention that in your CV. Send the material to concept@whittbrantley.com

 
If something gets our attention, we will contact you directly to discuss, so be sure to include up to date contact information. Send in .pdf format if possible. If the files are very large, use wetransfer or something similar.
Thank you.

 
Logan’s Run co-author George Clayton Johnson (Oceans 11, Star Trek, Twilight Zone and Logan’s Run) is represented by WBMT Literary, Film and Television.

SPECIAL AUCTION!! Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor and The Valeyard SIGNED PRINT!!


If you missed out on the last print auction, here's another opportunity to bid on a ONE OF A KIND print!!
You are bidding on a color print featuring the Seventh Doctor and the Valeyard. Although the Seventh Doctor never officially faced his evil future on television, this particular image was inspired by Robert Perry and Mike Tucker's novel MATRIX originally published by BBC Books. This story would have taken place after the television episode SURVIVAL.

 
I had decided to give the Seventh Doctor a new look inspired heavily by the way Lee Sullivan illustrated him in the BBCi webcast DEATH COMES TO TIME.

 
Although the stiff collar, spats and question mark on his lapel were my invention. The choice of dark reds for the Valeyard was to have him lurking in the shadows. Which he did for most of Perry and Tucker's novel. If you have not read it, I high recommend you try and find a copy!!

 
The print itself will measure 11x17 and will be printed on high quality glossy cardstock. What makes both the auction and this particular print unique is once it's sold I WILL NOT BE MAKING another copy of it. There will be only one copy of this print made. Once the winning bid has been made, ONE COPY of the print will be made SIGNED PERSONALLY to the winning bidder and dated.

 
After that, the original digital file of the image will be deleted. Making this color print ONE OF A KIND in every way!! The winning bidder of this auction will own the only copy of this print.
Suitable for framing and the ideal gift for any fan of Doctor Who, the Seventh Doctor and the Valeyard.

Click on the link below and Happy Bidding:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

SPECIAL ONE DAY AUCTION!! The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 11x17 Color Print SIGNED!!

SPECIAL ONE DAY AUCTIONS!!!


You are bidding on a color print of a Sherlock Holmes inspired illustration I did back in 2004 titled THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. It was part of a two illustration set along with an illustration titled THE VALLEY OF FEAR created that same year.

What makes both the auction and this particular print unique is once it's sold I WILL NOT BE MAKING another copy of it. There will be only one copy of this print made. Once the winning bid has been made, ONE COPY of the print will be made SIGNED PERSONALLY to the winning bidder and dated.

After that, the original digital file of the image will be deleted. Making this color print ONE OF A KIND in every way!! The winning bidder of this auction will own the only copy of this print.
Suitable for framing and the ideal gift for any Sherlock Holmes fan. The bidding starts at $30.00 so click on the link below to check it out and place your bid. Please feel free to pass this auction along to anyone you feel would be interested in this print. Happy Bidding:  

Monday, June 10, 2013

What's new from Bunny and the Badger

My wife Syd (aka the Bunny in the Bunny and the Badger) has been very busy for the past couple of weeks working on these brand new Tie Bars (as seen above) just in time for FATHER'S DAY. Or maybe just to surprise that special fellah in your life.

To check them out and to check out all the new and exciting jewelry, prints and original artwork on Bunny and the Badger, click on the link below:

Please either repost or pass this along to anyone you think would be interested!! Many thanks!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Late Spring/Early Summer Auctions on Ebay!!




The prints above are currently up for grabs in a special Late Spring/Early Summer Auction I've started up on E-Bay at the Moment. All the prints will be PERSONALLY SIGNED to the winning bidder of their respective auctions.

If you missed out on bidding on a copy of my latest book A STUDY IN SHERLOCK, don't despair!! I have posted another copy to bid on and it looks as though it has one bid on it already!!

Click on the link below and Happy Bidding: