Batman Original Production Backgrounds from the Animated Shows / Interview with BTAS Background Designer Don Cameron

By Leslie Combemale | July 10, 2020

We were thrilled when, this week, we happened upon a gorgeous little collection of Batman original production backgrounds. These are from The New Adventures of Batman and Batman Beyond, and they are exquisite. One of them is over 28 inches long… Holy Priceless Collection of Etruscan Snoods! We’ve been working to find key set-ups and …

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Alex Ross San Diego Comic-Con 2020 Virtual Release, and Why Collect Alex Ross?

By Leslie Combemale | July 3, 2020

It’s that time again, for San Diego Comic-Con 2020 and the very impressive collection of new releases that makes the Alex Ross Art booth the go-to magnet of thousands of fans and collectors that swarm SDCC every year! This year, though, the San Diego Comic-Con Alex Ross experience will be a virtual experience. That might …

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Selling Cartoon and Film Art COVID Masks: A Small Business Owner on the Importance of Face Masks

By Leslie Combemale | June 26, 2020

We are selling cartoon and film art masks. Why? Because we are 100% in on wearing them and 100% in on supplying the most awesome ones we can, to inspire people to wear them. As a small business owner, I’ve been impacted by the shutdown, to be sure. Not only were all the stores in …

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For Mickey’s 90th Birthday, ArtInsights Celebrates Mickey Mouse Through the Years with Art

By Leslie Combemale | November 18, 2018

It’s the anniversary of the first appearance of Mickey Mouse, which happened in November of 1928.  I have always been a fan of Mickey Mouse as a rat, in particular.  Ub Iwerks made the awesome black and white Steamboat Willie.  He had designed the character after having designed Oswald, a character for which Disney lost …

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The ArtInsights 2018 Gift Guide Celebrates Film Anniversaries and New Releases

By Leslie Combemale | November 5, 2018

Are you looking for art for the loved one that loves film and art? Or just looking for something unique that will make you a superhero, a princess, a rock star to your family? We are ready for you! Artinsights certainly has perfectly timed for what’s happening in pop culture this holiday season, all with …

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The Peanuts Art of Dean Spille: animation history made watercolor

By Leslie Combemale | August 26, 2018

We are always looking for extremely rare art to offer our clients, but hand-in-hand with that, we are always trying to find ways to promote and expand awareness about the importance of artists.  There are so many important figures in the history of animation that fans and enthusiasts know little about, and we want to …

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Limited Editions from Peanuts TV Specials Make Us Want To Do a Snoopy Happy Dance!

By Leslie Combemale | February 1, 2018

We just discovered we have a few super rare and hard-to-find Peanuts limited editions created for the anniversaries of the Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown TV specials. Given how much we at ArtInsights love all things Snoopy and Charlie Brown, it’s like we got an early Valentine’s Day gift! What …

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ANNOUNCING Exclusive art by Star Wars, Disney, and DreamWorks artist William Silvers

By Leslie Combemale | January 19, 2018

We are thrilled to announce the addition of original and limited edition art by the renowned concept and matte background artist William Silvers to our gallery! All the art is from Bill’s personal collection, created in an official capacity as Disney and LucasFilm fine artist or was actually part of making a film. We’re adding …

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Need Last Minute Gift Ideas? Give the Gift of Film Art! DISNEY ART, STAR WARS ART, AND MARVEL ART FOR $150 and under!

By Leslie Combemale | December 20, 2017

It’s getting down to the last minute for getting Christmas presents and holiday gifts! We thought we’d help the folks out there who are still struggling to find something wonderful, and suggest film art.  Disney art and Marvel superhero art, just to name two, make crowd pleasing, inventive gifts for family and friends who love …

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Spotlight on Studio Art: Buying Original and Limited Edition Animation Model Sheets

By Leslie Combemale | December 17, 2017

I thought today I’d talk about my very favorite kind of animation art, model sheets.  The explanation of animation model sheets, according to wikipedia: “In animation, a model sheet, also known as a character board, character sheet, character study or simply a study, is a document used to help standardize the appearance, poses, and gestures of an animated character. Model sheets are required …

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Spotlight on Studio Art: IN HONOR OF THE LAST JEDI, a look at STAR WARS ART (and a review of the great new film!)

By Leslie Combemale | December 13, 2017

Many of you know I’m also a film critic.  I got to see the great new Star Wars release on Monday, and there’s a review on our sister site, Cinema Siren.  But for all you fans who want to read it who DON’T go on there regularly, it’s at the bottom of this article. *it’s …

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Spotlight on Studio Art: The Queen Transforms Disney Publishing Original Disney Storybook Art Illustration

By Leslie Combemale | December 10, 2017

I wanted to tell collectors about one of the rare times we could buy Disney storybook art directly from Disney. Quite a few years ago, around the time Disney was deciding whether to keep having an art program or not, someone who had been working in and around Disney for many years contacted me about …

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Spotlight on Studio Art: The Art of Alex Ross at ArtInsights and on Video

By Leslie Combemale | December 9, 2017

Alex Ross has become the #1 collected artist in comics.  His style changed the world of comic book art, and he brought an illustrative, more Norman Rockwell style, with realistic, hyper-realistic depictions of superheroes as real-life humans, albeit with way more muscles.  As a gallery that specializes in pop culture, we have carried the work …

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Spotlight on Studio Art: On Pearl Harbor Day, The Evocative Band of Brothers Art by John Alvin

By Leslie Combemale | December 7, 2017

John Alvin did art for the campaign to promote the wonderful, timeless HBO mini-series Band of Brothers, which won 6 Emmys.  I thought on the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, I’d examine the story behind John Alvin creating Band of Brothers campaign art and find out more about the process, and the general fascination with …

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Spotlight on Studio Art: The Harry Potter Concept Art by Production Designer Stuart Craig

By Leslie Combemale | December 6, 2017

Production Designer Stuart Craig has quite a CV. Beyond being the BAFTA award-winning designer for the entire Harry Potter film series, he has also won three Oscars, for The English Patient, Dangerous Liaisons, and Gandhi.  He has worked on over three dozen films, including as art director on classics A Bridge Too Far (1977) and …

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Artist Insights: Andrea Alvin talks about her new work “Samuel’s Candy Canes”

By Leslie Combemale | December 3, 2017

I have enormous respect for contemporary artist and former partner in Alvin and Associates with famed cinema artist John Alvin, Andrea Alvin, and so I spoke to her about her great new piece, Samuel’s Candy Canes. She has been actively working as both a commercial and contemporary artist since the 70s. With her partner John, …

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Spotlight on Studio Art: Star Wars Visions Deluxe book and limited editions

By Leslie Combemale | December 3, 2017

Star Wars: Visions was released on its own, and in a deluxe edition with five hand-signed giclees.  They include art by Alex Ross, Moebius, Donato Giancola, Daniel Greene, and Jamie Wyeth. The deluxe book also includes 40 extra pages focusing on the artists’ processes, complete with sketches.  There were only 500 created. It sold out …

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Spotlight on Studio Art: FOUND! Gremlins Teaser Trailer Storyboards by John Alvin

By Leslie Combemale | November 29, 2017

We just unearthed this set of Gremlins Teaser Trailer Storyboards by John Alvin!  A fan asked us about availability of art from Gremlins, so we started researching the archives of the Estate of John Alvin, and lo and behold: a full set of storyboards for a finished advanced movie trailer! Each one of the 17 images, …

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Spotlight on Studio Art: Concept Art for Disneyland by Walt Peregoy

By Leslie Combemale | November 29, 2017

We were so excited when we gained access to images created by Walt Peregoy.  It was when he was alive, and we got to speak to him and meet him on several occasions.  He was truly a consummate artist, just like so many artists who were integral to the creation and development of Disneyland. Finding …

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