Creative rock-god and convention fan favourite artist Arnel Baluyot, aka Ninjabot, has revealed details of the Limited Edition print that he’s bringing to San Diego Comic-Con this July (Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd July, Preview Night Wednesday 18th July) – and it’s going to be of special interest to not only aficionados of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but also big fans of your man from Wakanda.
That’s right: the theme of the Ninjabot limited edition print this year is that bloke BLACK PANTHER, with the artwork going all out to show the dignified and regal, yet powerful and majestic, sides of Chadwick Boseman‘s Man-Who-Would-Be-King. There are two editions of the high quality print, both measuring 13″ x 19″, all signed and numbered, and featuring Boseman in suitably heroic pose: a ‘Standard’ highly detailed print embellished with Fine Purple Metallic Gauche, and a more limited Black & White Edition. Very tasty indeed.
PURPLE EDITION (50 pcs – $50):
BLACK & WHITE VARIANT EDITION (20pcs, $80):
Pre-orders for these prints go live this Friday, on the 6th July, at 10am PST / 1pm ET / 6pm GMT – here’s hoping that doesn’t clash too hard with the official release of the CCI Panel Schedule for that day but let’s be honest: the schedule won’t be going anywhere – these prints will only be available first come first served.
Admittedly, ordering them direct is not the only way to lay your hands on one of these beauties: Arnel is currently running a social media contest to win one, with the winner drawn from shares of the contest image – simply:
- retweet the contest image – that’s the one below, and we;ve included both the Twitter and Instagram versions.
- Follow @PopCatsFighter on social media (that’s the account of Arnel’s excellent crowdfunded table top card game which you really should check out if you get the chance)
- and, Tag a Friend in the share – each tag counts as one entry so I’m guessing you can fit as many mates as you can to up your winning odds.
A last sneak peek to my final piece for #SDCC Exclusive! I will have a pre-order for this limited edition piece, more details on that next week!
In case you were wondering— 1) I am obsessing with Black Panther #wakandaforever and 2) I’m obsessing with purple this year. pic.twitter.com/W00OiGew3M
— Ninjabot – SDCC Small Press L-08 (@theninjabot) June 27, 2018
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A last sneak peek to my final piece for SDCC Exclusive! I will have a pre-order for this limited edition piece, more details on that next week! In case you were wondering— 1) I am obsessing with Black Panther #wakandaforever and 2) I’m obsessing with purple this year. #ninjabot #theninjabot #arnelbaluyot #arnel #illustration #illustrator #procreate #ipad #digitalpainting #art #chadwickboseman #blackpanther #wakanda #design #superhero #comics #marvel #marvelart #pdxartist #inspiration
The contest runs until Saturday 15th July, a full two weeks away and into Comic-Con week which means that, if you win and you’re attending SDCC, by the time you’re getting ready to head on home, you could be walking out of the Convention Centre with a limited edition BLACK PANTHER print under your arm. Bonus!
Go and check out The Ninjabot at this years Comic-Con, you can find him nestled nicely in the Small Press area of the Convention Centre, Booth L-08 – well worth checking out!
And remember, that’s not the only freebee goodie to could win from Ninjabot – there’s also a Twitter competition currently underway, also expiring on the 15th, with a complete set of Arnel’s BLACK PANTHER Die-Cut Vinyl Stickers up for grabs. Similar rules apply: