Snake Eyes Commission Artwork by Robert Atkins Art

Robert Atkins has shared another brilliant piece of G.I.Joe artwork via his Robert Atkins Art Facebook Page. This time around, we’re greeted with a Snake Eyes commission piece. I’m sure the owner is going to love it, I know I do! 

Do you own any commissioned artwork from Robert? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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Collecting the art of G.I.JoeVolume 1 Kickstarter by 3DJoes

3DJoes stopped by to share his latest project with us. For those of you that love vintage G.I.Joe A Real American Hero artwork, then this’ll definitely spark your interest! Here are the details –

Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volume 1 (1982–1983) is now seeking funding on Kickstarter!

Collecting the Art of G.I. Joe: Volume 1 is a 60 page 8″x11″ celebration of the painted art of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero. It covers the first two years of figures, vehicles, playsets and peripheral painted art, and includes a foreword by the original G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero Brand Manager, Kirk Bozigian!

Don’t miss the sponsor opportunities and the Kickstarter exclusive “To the Rescue” and “Stars and Stripes Forever” posters, limited to 100 copies of each.

The campaign ends ends on June 8th, so please make a pledge today!

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Defending Our Myths and Heroes!

Here’s something that I thought was pretty cool at first glance, but when I read their “Our Story” page, I knew this was something special that I had to share!  The site is called Defending Our Myths and Heroes, and they sell artwork based on our favorite shows and video games from childhood!

However, that’s not why I realized I had to share this page.  I’ll let the artist take it from here!

How We Got Started

In 2012 I became aware of four individuals who were diagnosed with different types of cancer.  All four of these gentlemen were professional firefighters, but more importantly they were friends.  I knew of a fund raising event that was being thrown in their honor.  I wanted to contribute, so I drew a picture of three Transformers who transformed into different pieces of fire apparatus and offered it in a silent auction.  The piece raised a significant amount of money for these gentlemen, so I decided to continue with these sorts of efforts.  In 2013 I started DMH (Defending Our Myths And Heroes) with my goal being to represent the beloved mythologies of my childhood authentically, and give back to our modern day heroes.  My promise is that no less than 10% of our profits will be donated to our modern day heroes.  In 2013 we donated to the NFFF (National Fallen Firefighters Foundations), in 2014 we donated to C.O.P.S. (Concerns Of Police Survivors), and we have yet to finalize the charity for 2015.
So if you want to support a great cause, check out their site!  You can find great art like the Cobra image above, Mortal Kombat:
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
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and many more awesome characters from our childhood!
But wait there’s more!  Not only do they sell art prints!  They sell mugs and coasters, and blankets!
Tell me you wouldn’t love to sleep, safe and sound, knowing the Dinobots are there to protect you from monsters?!
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And don’t forget to check them out on Facebook: Defending Our Myths and Heroes!

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Oktopolis at Phoenix Comicon!

Brian Miller, a.k.a. Oktopolis, announced that he’ll be attending the Phoenix Comicon!

Come see me at Phoenix Comicon along with a bunch of my friends. It’s going to be a party on isle 4100!
Brett Booth—The Flash: 4134
Bret Blevins: 4137
Justin Chung & Victoria Paege—Topps, Star Wars,: 4128
Joe Corroney—Star Wars & Star Trek: 4135
Franchesco!: 4140
John Layman: 4142
Brian Miller (Oktopolis)—Star Wars, GI Joe, Doctor Who: 4133
Todd Nauck: 4132
Norm Rapmund—The Flash: 4136
Ethan Van Sciver—Convergence: 4138

Check out Brian Miller’s website, Oktopolis for a look at his work, and don’t forget to check him out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Oktpolis at Phoenix Comicon discussion!

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She Took on Cobra!

My birthday was last month, and our very own C.I.A.D. surprized me with this beautiful poster, illustrated by Brian Miller, also known as Oktopolis!

Today I finally got a frame for the poster, and I hung it on my wall.  I thought you all might enjoy having a look at it!

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As you can see, it’s a beautiful work of art that evokes the old school style of movie posters, rendered in four colors with Lady Jaye in the foreground, and Scarlett and Cover Girl in the background!

There’s a strong girl power element to this poster, which celebrates the involvement of women, in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero television and comics, as strong leaders and tough soldiers!

Once again, I’d like to thank C.I.A.D. for sending this poster to me, and to Oktopolis for the beautiful job that he did.

And if you’d like to purchase a copy of She Took on Cobra, check out Brian Miller’s website, Oktopolis!  You can also check out other posters there, as well as on the Oktopolis Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram!

Oktopolis discussion!

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Oktopolis at ACME-Arizona Mini Comic Expo!

Brian Miller, a.k.a. Oktopolis, announced that he will be at the Arizona Mini Comic Expo!

I’ll be sketching and have prints for sale SATURDAY and SUNDAY atACME – Arizona Comic Mini Expo for Free Comic Book Day weekend. See you there!

Be sure to hit up Oktopolis’s website, Instagram page, Twitter page, and Facebook page for a look at his awesome work, and don’t forget to hit up ACME on Facebook for details about the show!

Oktopolis at ACME discussion!

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Rank And File Guide Vol 1 And RAHC Guide Are Now Available As A Set!

Mr. James Kavanaugh, aka KuuKuuSon has issued a press release regarding his two G.I.Joe titles, R.A.H.C. Guide and the newly released Rank & File Guide Vol 1. Check it out –

The Rank & File Guide Vol 1 and R.A.H.C. Guide are now available as a set!

Update: The Rank & File Guide Vol 1 and R.A.H.C. Guide are now available as a set! Subscribe to the newsletter at: rahc.guide@gmail.com.

Hello and, WOW, it’s been a whirlwind last two weeks! Joe Con 2015 started for me on Tuesday, the 7th and ended for me on Monday, the 13th. It has since taken me a week to recover, I might be getting old… MIGHT.

I can’t thank everyone enough who attended and supported the Rank & File Guide Vol. 1!! In that time, I have taken the time to take stock in the current situation of the R.A.H.C. Guide and how to facilitate transactions beyond payment for one or both guides. The new format of the Rank & File Guides has required alternative shipping materials to ensure a cost effective, yet sturdy enough, solution to deliver your guides in a safely and timely manner. Those material purchases are being finalized this weekend. The R.A.H.C. Guide’s storage facilities are also at maximum capacity so we are currently only opening Rank & File sales to those who are interested in both guides. The R.A.H.C. Guide is available individually and the shipping preparation for the first guide is a qualitative solution for both guides but not for the thinner Rank & File Guide. The R.A.H.C. Guide is also currently available on it’s own for $40.

The website will be updated to reflect the availability of both guides soon but can currently be ordered via PayPal by sending $60 (U.S. residents only) and $79 for international customers. The PayPal address is:

rahc.guide@gmail.com.

Also on the horizon is an updated website. The original was a quick design to help facilitate the overwhelming demand for the first guide, yet not easy to update in a timely fashion. And again, both guides are very limited (the R.A.H.C. Guide stock is running VERY low) so don’t miss your chance to own these self published guides! Thanks again for your patience, understanding and support for these guides, it truly is the source of my inspiration and motivation!

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Oktopolis Print up for PreOrder!

Our friend Brian Miller over at Oktopolis is at it AGAIN!

“BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! Oktopolis & Cobra 1st Legion have teamed up to bring you this exclusive pre-order deal. This sold-out at GI Joe Con, go get yours before these are gone too!”

For a $25 PreOrder you too can have the amazing “She Took on COBRA!” poster featuring Lady Jaye with Cover Girl & Scarlett by Brian Miller

13″ x 19″ Lithograph on matte card stock
Hand numbered edition of 250
Signed by illustrator

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