Friday, January 29, 2010

Artist Spotlight: Stanley Lau

The focus of today's Artist Spotlight post is Stanley Lau.  Also known by the name "Artgerm," Lau is one of the founding members of Imaginary Friends Studios.  He's an incredible artist who most recently has done work for DC Comics, providing the cover artwork for series Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance, The Great Ten, and The Web.  He's also done promotional artwork for Sony's God of War video games and artwork for various trading cards among other stuff.

You can view more of his artwork at his DeviantArt page.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is the latest game in the long-running series.  It features the same prince from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.  It's set to come out in May, which is right around the time the Prince of Persia:  The Sands of Time movie comes out starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

There isn't any artwork out for the game yet but I took the liberty of making screencaps of the game's teaser trailer.  I've kept the screencaps in their original HD resolution since they aren't very big in terms of filesize.  Below, you'll find the best shots I could get of the prince.  Also, is it just me or did they make the prince look a little more like Jake Gyllenhaal?


Friday, January 22, 2010

Dance in The Vampire Bund

Dance in The Vampire Bund is a manga series by Nozomu Tamaki.  It deals with Mina, the princess of vampires, and her attempts to have vampires live peacefully with humans after revealing their existence to the world.  The reason for this post, though, is Mina's hot werewolf servant Akira.

There's not really a whole lot of artwork yet for this series.  With the anime version recently premiering in Japan, there will hopefully be more out there soon.  If you're interested in checking it out, the manga is available in America from Seven Seas Entertainment.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Miracle Train

Miracle Train: Welcome to The Oedo Line is a recently ended anime series about a group of guys (who are actually personifications of Tokyo train stations) that help women with their problems aboard a magical train. 

It continues a trend that Hetalia Axis Powers helped make popular:  representing places (and other non-human things) as bishounen.  It may look a little familiar to HFG readers as I posted a couple pics from it in the last Misfits post.

The premise of this show may be ridiculous, but at least it's nice to look at.  If you're interested in checking it out, it's available to watch on Crunchyroll.  More pics are below.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Mon-El, the current main character in Superman while the big guy's on New Krypton, has a nice new look to him.  His new costume is a bit Man of Steel-ish but with red as the predominant color instead of blue.  Check it out in these scans from Superman #694 and #695 featuring artwork by Javier Pina and Bernard Chang respectively.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Steal! is a yaoi game by Spray, the same company behind Gakuen Heaven and Kichiku Megane. It's also the source of the pic in HFG's previous post.  A piece of artwork from the game was first posted on HFG in a Misfits post.

I don't know exactly what the game is about, but judging from the pics I've seen, it looks to feature students who are assassins by night.  It's like a dark twist on Gakuen Heaven. 

If anyone knows who did the character designs/artwork for the game, let me know.  Below, you'll find more pics from the game.

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

It's 2010! I hope everybody enjoyed their New Year's celebrations. I'm still recovering a bit from mine, so there won't be a full-fledged post today. However, HFG will kick off the New Year right tomorrow. A sneak peek is below...