The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign Update

 The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign! With just under 3 weeks to go, it’s already surpassed 50% of its funding goal! As such, Brian has added a new stretch goal – When the campaign hits $10K USD, backers can/will receive: 

  • Addition of a Tutorial Section!
  • A Bonus Comic Inside!
  • The Commission Rewards will include one additional character! 

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 Just Two Weeks Away

There’s just over two weeks to go until JoeFest Toy & Comic Show in beautiful Augusta, GA! 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 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

There’s a new scoop to share from the Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign! With just under a week in to the campaign, it’s already surpassed 50% of its funding goal! As such, Brian has added a new stretch goal – When the campaign hits $10K USD, backers can/will receive: 

  • Addition of a Tutorial Section!
  • A Bonus Comic Inside!
  • The Commission Rewards will include one additional character! 

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! 

Read moreThe Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign Update

Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe Volume 5 Now Shipping

Heads up, Cobra Island! Collecting the art of G.I.Joe Volume 5 from 3DJoes is now shipping! For those that contributed to the Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volumes 5 and 6 Kickstarter Campaign, we were given the option of shipping Volume 5 now, or having Volume 5 ship later when Volume 6 and the slipcover ship (later this year). 

If you opted to have volume 5 shipped now rather than later, then keep it locked on those mailboxes as there’s a whole lot of awesome on its way to you! 

Did you get in on this campaign? If so, did you opt to have Volume 5 shipped now, or are 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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Creating G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Vol. 5 Has Arrived

If you contributed to the 3.75″ Joe: Creating G.I.Joe ®: A Real American Hero™ Vol. 5 Kickstarter Campaign, then it’s time to get excited! Dan has shared word via the 3 3/4 Inch Joe Facebook Page that volume 5 has arrived! 

The plan is to ship out all orders this weekend. With that said, if you haven’t completed your survey as of yet, please do so. If not, Dan can’t ship your book!

Are you excited to add volume 5 of Creating G.I.Joe A Real American Hero to your bookshelf? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign Now Live

Heads up, Cobra Islanders! There’s a new Kickstarter Campaign that you’ll want to get in on! You can now add the Art of Brian Shearer to your library!

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! 

Read moreThe Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign Now Live

G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Lifeline Art Print By Robert Atkins Art

Check out this amazing print of the G.I.Joe Medic, Lifeline, by none other than Robert Atkins! Now, Robert makes it clear that he can’t take all of the credit on this amazing piece, as his linework is accompanied by colors from the amazing Simon Gough!

The best part? You could add this print to your collection! All you’ll have to do is head on over to the Robert Atkins Art page on Instagram and send a direct message. Te print will run you $25 USD, comes signed and includes shipping! 

Will you be adding this awesome print of Lifeline to your G.I.Joe collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Acid Rain World Bucks Team Establishment Day Celebration – Lucky Draw Star x Star Sweepstakes Ends Today

Heads up, Islanders! It’s your last chance to enter The Bucks Team Establishment Day Celebration- Lucky draw “Star x Star” sweepstakes!

To bring you up to speed, our friends from the Acid Rain World announced a new contest via the Acid Rain World Facebook Page; Check out the details for the Bucks Team Establishment Day Celebration- Lucky draw “Star x Star” sweepstakes!

  • Participation period: 20th March 2018 – 31st March 2018
  • Draw date: 6th April 2018 (exact time will be announced on our official Facebook page)
  • Details: Each order of “The Bucks Team Commemorative Pack” comes with an order number “AEXXXX-SP” in the confirmation email; This will be your unique “Star Code”. On April 6, 2018, six unique “Star Codes” and “Star x Star Codes” will be drawn individually, corresponding to the six prizes below.

Prizes:

  • <<Acid Rain World>> 1:18 Graffiti Stronghold x 1 – Custom graffiti by Kit Lau himself
  • <<Acid Rain World>> Coffee Cup Set x 2 – Concept product, not for sale
  • <<Acid Rain World>> Whiskey Glass x 3 – Concept product, not for sale

Read more below to get full details on the contest, including info on Star x Star Power and how it works! If you haven’t pre-ordered your Bucks Team fan set yet, there’s still time, so go and get yours to be eligible for this contest! If you already pre-ordered  “The Bucks Team Commemorative Pack”, you are already in the sweepstakes!

We’re talking all about it on the Cobra Island Forums, so come join us after the break for discussion already in progress! 

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IDW Publishing G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Cover Sketches By Larry Hama

Over on Facebook, Mr. Larry Hama has shared a handful of sketches that represent his versions of upcoming issues of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero! Issues #151 through #155 represent the “Special Missions” story arc, with a focus on a primary character. The sketches shared include:

  • Stalker
  • Scarlett
  • Destro and his Despoiler
  • Duke and Roadblock

Special Missions kicks off soon, so get ready! What are your thoughts on Larry’s sketches? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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G.I.Joe Beach Head Pencil Commission By Robert Atkins

Check out this amazing G.I.Joe Beach Head art commission by none other than Robert Atkins! Robert created this piece entirely in pencils and it really makes this piece pop. From Robert – 

Penciled #beachhead commission. Another awesome #gijoe character that is always fun to draw. I don’t get many pencil Commission requests, but there are times I just like the look of pencils better than finished inks. #makersgonnamake #comicart

Don’t forget, Robert is going to be at JoeFest Toy & Comic Show in Augusta, GA on April! He is taking pre-orders for commissions and will be available the day of the show for sketches and autographs. He will also have an exclusive JoeFest numbered and signed print only available in Augusta! Get your tickets and prints now: JoeFest Toy & Comic Show Tickets

What are your thoughts on this amazing piece of Beach Head Art? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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