An Expressobeans.com forum member(MovieManJeff1012) was trying to figure out the best way to hang Dan McCarthy's "Hoth" and JC Richard's "Fortress of Solitude" next to each other. His wall was a bit too big and it felt like something was missing, so Mark had an idea for a print to fill the gap. Mark spent about an hour doing a quick mock up and people seemed really excited about the concept. So he decided to start a process thread (http://forum.expressobeans.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=81852) and move forward with an actual print.
After a couple of days, Mark generated all the elements and arranged them into a final comp. He took up the suggestion to do a timed release for his first ever print. He had no way to gauge an edition size, but to maintain some level of collect-ability, he decided to make a limited, glow in the dark variant as well.
The glow in the dark image will be added to the regular image to create the variant edition, I don't want people thinking that is the only image that will be on the paper.
Mark had some trouble finding a printer local to him, but Jay Shaw stepped up and pointed him towards Martin Hammond over P&L Printing.
The print will go on sale Sunday, March 4th, sometime between 7-9am and remain on sale for 31 hours after the drop. But the variant is not time released, it will be limited to only 31 copies in the edition.
The regular is 3-colors, 12x36, $40, $13 shipping within the US and $23 outside of the US
The variant is 3-colors + glow in the dark ink, 12x36, $70, $13 shipping within the US and $23 outside of the US
On sale here: http://tacobelvedere.bigcartel.com/ Be sure to check out his idea for his next print They All Float while you're there as well, it's really good too.
You may be wondering what the title is about, since the print is inspired by the movie The Thing that is where the title comes from. It's Norwegian for, "it's some kind of thing" check out the video from the movie below.
You also maybe asking yourself well who is this Mark guy, check out his website HERE to see his work. He has worked with companies like Image Comics, Microsoft, Devil’s Due, Hasbro, Kunoichi, Archaia and Rubicon Publishing on such properties as Capes, Mighty Man, Savage Dragon, Invincible, Loaded Bible, Hack Slash, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony and Tonka.