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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Collecting the art of G.I.I.Joe Double Boxed Slipcase Now Shipping

What a great surprise from Carson & 3DJoes.com! Today via the 3DJoes Instagram Account, word was shared that the Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe (1982-1994) double boxed slipcase is shipping now as a free bonus to all Vol.5 & Vol. 6 Kickstarter backers and will also be available to attendees at GIJoeCon 2018

Carson’s generosity knows no bounds! On behalf of all of us here on CobraIsland.com, we salute 3DJoes.com and all that Carson does for our community! 

Did you get in on this campaign? If so, did you opt to have Volume 5 shipped, or did you holding off until Volume 6 is released? Get in on the conversation already in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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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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JoeFest Toy and Comic Show – Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st

It’s time! Can you believe it?! JoeFest Toy & Comic Show in beautiful Augusta, GA kicks off tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st! Over the last few months, we’ve brought you news on all sorts of awesome that will be available at the show – 

  • Guests from the G.I.Joe Art World including  Robert Atkins, Brian Shearer, Jason Mark Sobol, Tom Feister and more
  • Custom Souvenirs from Swizzlesticks, Brian’s Customs, Short Bus Customs, Brian Kossin and more
  • Cosplay & Cosplay based Custom Figures of Mary Mercenary Cosplay and Revenge City Cosplay
  • So, so much more! 

For more details and to pick up your tickets, check out  www.augustatoyandcomicshow.com. Will we be seeing you at the show? 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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JoeFest Toy and Comic Show Exclusive Action Force SAS Beaver By ROMA Collectibles

Yesterday we brought you word of a pair of customs being offered by ROMA Collectibles exclusively at JoeFest Toy & Comic Show. The first figure revealed is Count DuSang, a french Intelligence officer whose allegiance is to the Red Shadows. Don’t worry, a retired member of the Action Force SAS is hot on his trail, Action Force SAS Beaver!

An older, wiser and more grizzled veteran, coming out of retirement for one last mission: To bring Count DuSang in for justice. Just like in the 80s, Beaver comes equipped with his trusty yellow life vest and Silent Attack Kayak, to steer the waterways and clean up the awful mess that is the Red Shadow plague.

This 2 figure set is extremely limited (only 6 available), so make sure to hit the ROMA table early as these will surely sell out FAST! Will you be at JoeFest Toy & Comic Show this coming weekend? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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JoeFest Toy and Comic Show Exclusive Red Shadows Count DuSang By Roma Collectibles

Now on to some lighter news – JoeFest Toy & Comic Show is less than a week away! Can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday hype for the show was building and now it’s finally here! 

Over the last few months, we’ve shared word on all the amazing exclusives available at the event. Well, better make some more room on that shelf and add more scratch to that wallet, as Roma Collectibles has revealed that they’ll be offering a pair of exclusives at JoeFest!

The first figure revealed is Count DuSang, a french Intelligence officer whose allegiance is to the Red Shadows. Don’t worry, a retired member of the Action Force SAS is hot on his trail. Find out who he is tomorrow! 

This 2 figure set is extremely limited (only 6 available), so make sure to hit the ROMA table early as these will surely sell out FAST! Will you be at JoeFest Toy & Comic Show this coming weekend? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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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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