Rocky by Colin Murdoch!

Colin Murdoch is a freelance artist based in North Yorkshire, UK.  Mr. Murdoch created the Rocky art above as a private commission.  Here’s his description…

This poster was illustrated as a private commission for a Rocky fan and collector, to be shown alongside a set of black gloves signed in silver pen, and we felt it would be appropriate to paint the image in black and white.

I tried to keep the illustration in a painterly style to give it a feeling of action.

You can see more of Colin Murdoch’s art at his website.  He is available for commissions.

FAN2FAN Podcast: Craig Zablo Talking Stallone Interview Part 1

The Fan To Fan (F2F) podcast with hosts Bernie Gonzalez, Peter Charbonneau and Doug Ziegler takes a simple idea and does it well.  Each episode of F2F features a conversation between fans.  The subject could be movies, comics, TV, video games, toys, cartoons, or anything pop culture! Bernie, Peter and Doug pick a fan with a love and/or knowledge of the episode’s topic and then do a deep dive.

Recently, the F2F team spoke with me about Sly Stallone.  When I was approached to be a guest, I explained that there are Stallone fans with greater knowledge and bigger collections than mine.  Still, they were interested in how I became a Stallone fan, the creation of StalloneZone and more.  I was already a fan of  Bernie’s Midnight Mystery, so I checked out F2F and became a fan of it as well.

Talking to Bernie, Pete and Doug was a blast.  It was truly fans hanging out.  Here’s part one of the conversation.  I hope you enjoy it half as much as I did.

“Rocky” – The Greatest Underdog Story of Our Time by Mike Lynaugh

Click on the poster above by Mike Lynaugh and admire the detail that he put in it.  Mike captured Rocky’s story from Rocky through Creed.  All of Rocky’s opponents are there including Spider Rico and Thunderlips.  Butkus is shown.  Rocky’s address and Mighty Mick’s gym appear.

Click over to Mike’s Instagram where he writes of the time he spent on the painting.  What a true Rocky fan!!

Apollo Creed & Rocky Balboa by Joel Tesch!

It’s no secret I’m a fan of Joel Tesch’s art.  Check out his Apollo Creed & Rocky Balboa piece above and you’ll understand.  Click on it and you can check out a championship-sized version.

This is Joel Tesch’s third appearance here.  His first was with his Spider Rico vs The Italian Stallion at the Resurrection Gym.   His second appearance was with his riff on “Yo, Adrian! I DID IT!!”  I hope there’s a fourth Joel Tesch art appearance in our future.

You can see more of Joel Tesch’s art at his websiteTwitter and Instagram.

Rambo by Casey Edwards!

Casey Edwards did the Rambo drawings above.  You can see larger versions of the drawings by clicking on the pic above.  Better yet swing over to Casey Edwards’ Instagram and check out all of his cool art.  Here’s what he had to say about the pieces…

“Live for nothing or die for something”
Put this on the list of “things I never thought I would draw for any official capacity!”
– art for @roguecompanygame x @rambomovie

*special thanks to Nate Rose and Stu Harrington on painting assists!

Thanks to @officialslystallone for well…everything.

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