The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign Surveys Are Inbound

For those of you that got in on the Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign, it’s time to start checking those inboxes as Brian has sent out surveys! Here’s where you’ll confirm your shipping address and also let Brian know what kind of awesome goodies you want. For example, Brian needs to know what character you’d like sketched in the back of the book and what you would like for your commissions (if applicable). 

The book has been sent off to the printer, so get your survey completed ASAP so that Brian can get to work! 

We’re talking all about it on the boards, so make sure to join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums  for discussion in progress! 

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George Vega Shares G.I.Joe Sketch Art On Instagram

Our friend Mr. George Vega has been cooking up some amazing G.I.Joe Sketch art pieces on his Twitch Channel and sharing them on the official George Vega Art Instagram Account! So far George has shared sketches of Duke, Scarlett, Cobra Commander & the Baroness. We’ve shared them all here for your viewing pleasure – 

We can’t wait to see what else George shares! Make sure to give him a follow so you can see his creations come to life live on Twitch. What’s your take on these awesome G.I.Joe Sketch Art cards? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Amazon Preparing To Sunset Kindle Worlds Platform

Disappointing news to share with those that, like me, love picking up titles from Kindle Worlds. Word began circulating that Amazon has begun to reach out to authors to advise that Amazon will be sunsetting (shutting down) the Kindle Worlds platform.

Our friend Justin from Generals Joes shared some interesting information by way of Mr. Nate Hoffelder from The-Digital-Reader. Nate notes that submitting new content will be denied after tomorrow (May 17th) and all published works will be taken down by July 16th.

There are so many talented authors with amazing pieces of G.I.Joe fiction on Kindle Worlds, so if you plan on hitting the G.I.Joe Kindle Worlds page, you better do so while you have the chance. Keep in mind that you don’t need a Kindle to enjoy these works; You can download an Amazon Kindle Reader directly to your iOS or Android device. 

Are you disappointed to hear this? I know that we here on the Island are. You can jump in on the conversation in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Bill Nedrow’s Full G.I. Joe Novel Collection

Have you picked up the full collection from Bill Nedrow’s G.I. Joe Novel? If not, you don’t know what you’re missing out on!

From Bill’s Facebook page:

Something funny happened last night. While I was looking through the Kindle Worlds G.I. Joe Featured list (where my works are three of the top four and seven of the top twelve), I realized that I hadn’t bought one of my novellas! Do you have them all?

Here’s a checklist:

G.I. Joe: First Salvo
G.I. Joe: Honor
G.I. Joe: Body Count
G.I. Joe: Dishonor Thy Father
G.I. Joe Legacy: Stiletto
G.I. Joe: Buzzer
G.I. Joe Contamination Legacy: Sightline

Rush over to Amazon and pick them up before it is too late.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=bill+nedrow

It also appears as though Amazon is offering the Contamination Legacy series as a bundle:
https://www.amazon.com/Contamination-Legacy-3-Book-Series/dp/B078Y6G6KW/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1526476761&sr=1-10&keywords=bill+nedrow

You can discuss this on our forums by clicking here.

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Eagle Force – The Cat in Search and Destroy plus Toy Soldier Hard Cover Collection Coming Soon

Our good friend wnbr of Drawn Word fame has sent out an update via Kickstarter, noting that the next Eagle Force Novella is coming soon! 

Search and Destroy, the 4th novella in the series, brings a conclusion to the arc that focused on the fearless Eagle Force Operative, The Cat. Other titles in the series include Eight Lives Left, Seize the Cast and Face the Night. 

If you missed one of the other titles, not to worry, as this update came with a special announcement – Not only will Search and Destroy be coming soon, but all 4 novellas will be captured in a hard cover collection titled “Toy Soldier”. The Hardcover will also feature a few extras! 

Stay tuned as we’ll keep you up to date on any developments as they’re shared. Are you as excited as we are to add Search and Destroy and Toy Soldier to your Eagle Force collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums! 

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The Art of George Vega

George Vega Art has shared some wonderful images with us. First up is a gallery of his personal project, G.I. Joe Redesigns. Rebooting his favorite G.I. Joe and Cobra characters. You can check them out here: G.I. Joe Redesigns. For Sale are some awesome drawings, including the Cobra Eel and G.I. Joe Shipwreck below.

I bought some wonderful prints from George at the East Coast Comic Con this past weekend. You can purchase art directly from his Etsy Store here.

You can check out George Vega Art on Facebook here. You can discuss this in our forums here.

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The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign Countdown

The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign starting to reach the final countdown, with 4 days left to go in the campaign. It’s been funded and just under $3,000 shy of hitting its stretch goal! 

Brian has worked on comic book titles such as GI JOE, TRANSFORMERS, DOCTOR WHO, STAR TREK, GHOSTBUSTERS and more. Other projects include his creator owned comics WILLIAM THE LASTMURDOCK MADSTONE, and is the co-creator of the graphic novel, VEX. Brian can also be seen on his YouTube channel, talking about the craft of making comics and navigating the challenged of working as a freelancer. There’s 7 different tiers to choose from, ranging from $10 all the way to $450, with some really cool rewards! (well, besides the book, of course!) Rewards include:

  • Sketches inside of the back cover of the book
  • 9×12 Inked Sketch
  • 11×17 print
  • Page from a published book (probably an IDW title such as G.I.Joe or Transformers)
  • 11×17 Color Commission
  • Cover Art
  • Digital Books and More!

Head on over to The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign and get your pledge in! Once you’re done, join us on the Cobra Island Forums and let us know what reward level you’ve pledged in at! 

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Robert Atkins announces run of G.I.Joe sketches for Sketchaday

Via the Robert Atkins Art Instagram page comes word that Robert is taking part of a fun art initiative called Sketchaday (#Sketchaday), where, you guessed it, artists share a new sketch a day! 

For day 2, he shared this fantastic sketch of the Cobra Emperor, Serpentor! Robert noted that he’s going to do a run of G.I.Joe pieces to kick off the project, but there will be other cool properties coming soon as well! If you’re not already, make sure to follow Robert Atkins Art on Instagram to check out the daily sketches that hell be sharing alongside his students. You can also search for hash tags #scadseqa #ratkins to check out more! 

What are your thoughts on this Serpentor Sketch from Robert Atkins? Excited to hear about his run of G.I.Joe Sketches for #sketchaday? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign Update

The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign is in full swing! With just under 2 weeks to go, it’s already surpassed 87% of its funding goal, with just $847 left to go in order to bring this project to life!

Brian has worked on comic book titles such as GI JOE, TRANSFORMERS, DOCTOR WHO, STAR TREK, GHOSTBUSTERS and more. Other projects include his creator owned comics WILLIAM THE LASTMURDOCK MADSTONE, and is the co-creator of the graphic novel, VEX. Brian can also be seen on his YouTube channel, talking about the craft of making comics and navigating the challenged of working as a freelancer. There’s 7 different tiers to choose from, ranging from $10 all the way to $450, with some really cool rewards! (well, besides the book, of course!) Rewards include:

  • Sketches inside of the back cover of the book
  • 9×12 Inked Sketch
  • 11×17 print
  • Page from a published book (probably an IDW title such as G.I.Joe or Transformers)
  • 11×17 Color Commission
  • Cover Art
  • Digital Books and More!

Head on over to The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign and get your pledge in! Once you’re done, join us on the Cobra Island Forums and let us know what reward level you’ve pledged in at! 

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Cobra Island Flashback Friday – G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Season One Promo Poster Art by Will Meugniot

For this edition of #FlashbackFriday, we’re taking a look at the G.I.Joe a Real American Hero Season One promo poster, created by Mr. Will Meugniot. Mr.  Meugniot is an American writer, storyboard and comics artist, film producer and director, best known for his work on animated shows. He’s worked on so many favorites, from Bucky O’Hare and the Toad Wars to Exo Squad, Batman to X-Men..and of course G.I.Joe. 

Yesterday, Mr. Meugniot shared this brilliant pencil comp alongside the finished G.I.Joe a Real American Hero Season one Promo poster. He notes that the finished art turned up in a lot of places, including Entertainment Weekly. He’d been asked to design the promo as a painted piece like the original Transformers poster, hence all the shading that you see. At the last minute, Sunbow decided that they’d rather do the piece as an “inked drawing” instead. Neither he nor Mr. Russ Heath had the time do complete the inking task, so the team in Ink & Paint had to sort it out – and did a remarkably good Job. 

Thanks to sites like 3DJoes, pieces like this are being preserved for future generations of fans to enjoy. Many thanks to Mr. Meugniot for sharing this piece of G.I.Joe history! You can share your thoughts on this Sunbow G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Season One Promo Poster art after the break, right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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