“** Party & Paper Retailer is a national multimedia business magazine and website that provides the latest products and trends for the party, Halloween, costume, balloon, bridal and celebrations industries.”
–>> This actually is a mailing-label ‘alternate cover’ .. a removable piece of paper gently applied to the regular cover of the magazine. The real cover has a “JAZZY JEZEBEL” on it; a lovely “flapper” girl in a semi-risque 1920s – style costume.
Rubie’s Costumes among other companies feature in the magazine. Rubie’s acquired the TMNT License a little over a year ago as you may have seen as recently as this past Halloween. They also feature this “HALLOWEEN & PARTY EXPO” trade-ad spread with all their current and upcoming licenses for costumes and the like.
They are: 1st Prize – Original Monty Moose Artwork with COA James E. Brewer
2nd Prize-Autographed Monty Moose action figure with COA Omar Rivera
3rd Prize- signed print with COA Joshua Fletcher
All prizes will be shipped within the next couple weeks.
This past Thursday; **KidROBOT released these teaser images via their ***facebook page ; so it would appear that KR has acquired the Nick TMNT license for vinyl toys and the like to add too their diverse Designer Artist, comic, and T.V. show licenses.
I’ll try to keep up with this as i can for you, for obvious reasons. Pretty exciting !!
Last week I put up this post showing you a very cool Godzilla Jam Lithograph I had found. At the time, we knew very little about the piece. However; the reason we do these posts isn’t just to share information, but also to collect information on things we may not know much about. This is one of those times that things worked out.
Shortly after the post went up, a GGM read by the name of John Pannozzi had this to say:
Of course as soon as I read this, I went on the hunt for the full portfolio from which this print came…and I found it!
Without further hesitation, I am happy to present to you the 1988 Dark Horse Godzilla Portfolio featuring: Arthur Adams, Eastman and Laird, Alan Moore, Doug Wildey, Paul Chadwick, Mark A. Nelson, Hilary Barta, Mark Badger, Cynthia Martin, and Bill Wray!
Here is something kind of special and strange I picked up from ebay. It is a lithograph of Godzilla and some of his foes, created by the Mirage A-Team at the time. Featured artists are Ryan Brown, Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Steve Lavinge, Steve Bissette, Michael Dooney, Eric Talbot, and Jim Lawson.
Michael Dooney has this to say about the art: Steve Bissette did the rough layout for the pic and then we all picked our own creature to draw (I did MechaKong). I remember doing this very clearly, it was the late ’80’s and we did it in the then very small Mirage office…so small we were all working in separate rooms. Pete actually has some video of this day I think. I also think that at least some of the art was done as separate pieces so we could work on it at the same time, and then pasted up to make the big picture.
Steve Bessette also gave his insight on the piece: That’s a rare piece, and yep, we all did it — a massive jam piece by the whole crew, circa Northampton MA Mirage Studios in the early days (1988). I drew the Mothra larvae with the singing ‘Peanut’ twins atop her head. With some effort, I might be able to identify who did what, to a point — that’s Peter Laird’s MechaGodzilla, Mike Dooney’s MechaKong, Eric Talbot’s Frankenstein, Ryan Brown’s Godzilla (I think), Steve Lavigne’s Barugon (right foreground), I think Jim Lawson did the Ghidrah, and Kevin Eastman’s Rodan soaring above. [We did it] just because, I think — maybe for a convention? That’s possible.
Thanks for the information guys! At any rate, I LOVE it, and it is definitely my new favorite print!