Official Press Release
Happy New Year and welcome to my first Art Update for 2013!
In this edition:
- DREAM SEQUENCE PRODUCTIONS Site Re-design & Facebook Page
- THE RAVEN & THE ODYSSEY Animated Ebook Apps From Amazon
- New Original Artwork For Sale
- GARDEN INITIATE & TRANCEPTOR: FULL CIRCLE Portfolios
- Limited Edition Prints
- Books/Graphic Novels
- New Tattoo Designs
- Fine Art Prints From OBSESSIONART
DREAM SEQUENCE PRODUCTIONS
For those of you aren’t familiar with it already, Dream Sequence Productions is the creative team of myself and my partner Lyn Gaza. Our work combines traditional and digital animation, illustration, photography, and video. You can see samples (including galleries of my character designs and storyboards) on our newly re-designed site:
We’ve also launched a DSP page on Facebook. Please stop by and like us to keep updated on new projects:
THE RAVEN & THE ODYSSEY EBOOKS
Lyn and I have created two new animated ebook apps – Edgar Allan Poe’s THE RAVEN and Homer’s ODYSSEY – for Amazon’s Children’s Publishing line. These digital publications are geared towards a more mainstream/kid-friendly audience but anyone with an appreciation for classic children’s storybook illustrations, gothic imagery, heroic fantasy, mythology, monsters, or anime will probably enjoy these.
Currently available for Kindle Fire and Android. iPad versions coming soon!
(Please note that these are only available from Amazon, not from me)
Later in 2013, interactive publisher Nation 9 will be releasing our first ebook collaboration with artist Shunsuke Yamaguchi: THE GRATEFUL CRANE – a digitally animated version of a classic Japanese folktale in the kamishibai (paper theater) style.
NEW ORIGINAL ARTWORK FOR SALE
I’ve added two new pieces to the Artwork For Sale section of my Spider Garden site.
LATEX CONCUBINE 02 is a scene from the Spider Garden scene with the voluptuous Sasaya Nijan being prepared for duty by two robotic constructs:
Inspired by a preparatory sketch for a recent tattoo design, MENAGERIE 03: DOUBLE SERVING features a futuristic dominatrix and her leashed pets:
SPIDER GARDEN & TRANCEPTOR PORTFOLIOS
The mansion of the androgyne Shaalis rises in unearthly silence. In the surrounding garden, Hir human pets roam with Hir intelligent machines. Within, where leather concubines wait to serve Hir every whim, Shaalis walks the twilight halls – a capricious and erotic ghost…
GARDEN INITIATE is a new series of portfolios featuring color illustrations of characters from THE SPIDER GARDEN graphic novel series. Each portfolio spotlights a different character or aspect of the life in the Garden, a retro-futuristic environment dedicated to the pursuit of total pleasure.
Each portfolio comes with a full-color slip cover and contains ten individually signed duo-tone (black & red) 11″ x 8.5″ plates printed on 80 lb. heavy stock (individually signed and suitable for framing) along with background text explaining who the characters are and the stories behind the images.
GARDEN INITIATE: INITIATION ($25 + shipping)
An introduction to the inhabitants of the Spider Garden and it’s hermaphroditic Mastress, Shaalis the Sacred Androgyne. Latex concubines display their charms and submit to the rough attentions of the insatiable inhuman Tengu. Specially augmented maids pose shamelessly for the amusement of their trainers. Human pets strain against the leashes and reins of seductive dominatrixes while Shaalis takes Hir pleasure with slaves of both genders.
Garden Initiate 01 cover & sample illustrations: http://metalweb.livejournal.com/123582.html
GARDEN INITIATE: CONCUBINE ($25 + shipping)
A visual tribute to the female and male concubines of the Spider Garden. Precariously balanced on high-heeled geta, outfitted in exquisitely detailed form-fitting leather and latex, their soft bodies cruelly restricted and temptingly exposed… Each has been personally selected by Shaalis Hirself and rigorously trained in the art of total submission to their Mastress, the Garden’s lustful clients, even the voracious machine creatures that roam it’s grounds.
Garden Initiate 02 cover & sample illustrations: http://metalweb.livejournal.com/123794.html
GARDEN INITIATE: SASAYA NIJAN ($25 + shipping)
A special series of images featuring Sasaya Nijan, one of Spider Garden series’ most popular characters. Offered up as payment for a gambling debt, the voluptuous Sasaya enters the service of the Sacred Androgyne as a lowly concubine. Using her exceptional ingenuity and beauty, she rises through the Garden’s ranks to become Shaalis’ lover and second-in-command. From her early days as a latex concubine whose legendary erotic skills made her a sensation to the height of her power as the Spider Garden’s imperious castellana, Sasaya is a woman who inspires passion and receives worship from all who encounter her.
Garden Initiate 03 cover & sample illustrations: http://metalweb.livejournal.com/124147.html
TRANCEPTOR: FULL CIRCLE PORTFOLIO ($20 + shipping)
This portfolio features erotic portraits from the TRANCEPTOR graphic novel series: the luscious Tranceptor, treacherous Ravanna, naive Hyu, lustful lizard man Sslthsss, delectable horse girls Uma and Una, as well as new characters from forthcoming volumes.
Each FULL CIRCLE portfolio comes with an illustrated slip cover and contains nine individually signed illustrations printed on 80 lb. heavy stock and suitable for framing: seven b&w/gray toned plates, one b&w variant plate, and one color/duo-tone plate featuring one of three possible Tranceptor character sketches (color plates will be assigned randomly to each set ordered – customers ordering three or more portfolios will receive all three designs).
Tranceptor: Full Circle cover & sample illustrations: http://metalweb.livejournal.com/123238.html
LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
POVEvolving has been turning out gorgeous large format limited edition prints of my work for some lucky collectors out there. Click on the links below to see some recent examples:
EDGAR ALLAN POE: THE MESMERIST (30″ X 27″): http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/metalweb/6425895/118948/118948_original.jpg
ENGLISH STYLE SERVING RIG (29″ x 36″): http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/metalweb/6425895/121319/121319_original.jpg
TENGU LORD GION & SQUAMATA SERPENTINE (24″ x 19″): http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/metalweb/6425895/121458/121458_original.jpg
If you’ve been wanting to own some of my artwork but haven’t been able to spring for an original or missed a piece because someone else bought it, limited editions are the way to go. All of the artwork in the Artwork For Sale section of my site and in past entries in my LiveJournal are currently available as prints.
I’ll be making many of the designs that were previously for sale as originals available as prints so if there is an image you want that that you don’t see on my site or my LiveJournal, please let me know.
All prints are digital pigment on 100% cotton rag heavy weight (365 gsm) archival paper in signed & numbered editions of 90.
Basic sizes and prices (shipping not included):
8″ x 10″ – $40
9″ x 12″ – $50
11″ x 14″ – $65
16″ x 20″ – $100
20″ x 24″ – $150
24″ x 36″ – $225
30″ x 44″ – $300
35″ x 47″ – $400
40″ x 50″ – $525
44″ x 60″ – $650
Please note that due to the varying dimensions of the original artwork, reproduction sizes and prices are approximate. Some images may not be available in the largest sizes due to resolution limitations. Also, prints are MADE TO ORDER so if you have a specific date you want to receive them by, ordering sooner rather than later is highly recommended.
GRAPHIC NOVELS & ART BOOKS
My graphic novels Hydrophidian ($11), In A Metal Web ($12), Tranceptor II: Iron Gauge ($10) and my art collection Inamorata ($25) are all available for cover price + shipping and signed at no extra charge. Detailed descriptions and samples of artwork can be seen here:
I’m also offering the same titles (and one copy of the out-of-print Cathexis collection) through my Amazon storefront:
RECENT TATTOO COMMISSIONS
Samples of recent work are below. To commission a tattoo design of your own, please consult my guidelines: http://www.thespidergarden.net/tattoo.php
Sketches 01: http://metalweb.livejournal.com/126408.html
Sketches 02: http://metalweb.livejournal.com/127454.html
Sketches 01: http://metalweb.livejournal.com/126533.html
Sketches 02: http://metalweb.livejournal.com/127199.html
MM PRINTS @ OBSESSIONART
50 different works of mine can be purchased as high quality prints on paper or canvas from ObsessionArt:
PAYMENT & SHIPPING
Please address all inquires to my Earthlink address above. I can accept debit/credit card payments through my PayPal account (dba. Z/Xero Image) which is listed under the same address.
I normally ship by USPS and will give you a choice of rates when possible. UPS and FedEx are also available upon request.
Places on the internets where you can see more of my work, check out what I’ve been reading, watching and listening to, or just drop me a line:
Web site: http://www.thespidergarden.net/
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Michael-Manning/138275257533
Freelance/commercial site: http://www.dreamsequence.org
And as always, my thanks for your interest and support.
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