Quantum Enigma NFT Art Collection by Allan Linder


Who are you? Where do you come from? Why are you here? Questions not easily answered when you are nine light years away from earth without a way to get home.


Quantum enigma is one man’s journey through space and time. In a future where past and present meet a fallen astronaut searches the unknown for a way home. What he finds will change the future of humanity forever.

Your only connection to your past is staring at you in the mirror and your only motivation to keep going, are the dreams of your family that keep you awake at night.

Below are twenty three digital works of art using hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation. Each of these pieces are available as NFT's at a much higher resolution than what you see here. They include music, and looped video similar to the Gif's below. All NFT Artwork is available here.

This very rare collection is one of one, there are no editions.

Check back soon, there are more pieces in this series.


Ancient
23
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Underworld
22
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



New World
21
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4




Crash
20
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Stress
19
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Atmosphere
18
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Trouble Ahead
17
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Velocity
16
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Escape
15
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



G-Force
14
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Overwhelmed
13
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Beyond
12
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Traveler
11
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



GRIFON
10
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Capture
9
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Deity
8
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Unearthing
7
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Ambush
6
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Expedition
5
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Anguish
4
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Enthrall
3
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Stunned
2
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Deception
1
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4


Quantum Enigma is a much larger creative project than what you see here. It is the culmination of nine years of work. 

A graphic novel will be published later this year featuring a complete story to the animation. 



An award winning teaser trailer and short film have been created, along with working props, robotics, costumes and hundreds of drawings and digital artworks. 



Check out the trailer and more info on this project below.


To Learn More About This Project Click on the Links Below


Storyboards: Here we will continue to bring storyboard thumbnails sketches and changes for the live action trailer.


Concept Art: A lot of interesting art leading up to the finished ideas. Multiple changes are made frequently to work out problems and detail of the props and effects that we are trying to create. We will continue to drop new art here all the time.


Props, Animatronics and Practical Effects: This is the good stuff that takes so long to make. After we sketch it all down, it is s trial and error process using various materials to create a practical effect and prop. We'll try to update this area as much as possible.


Behind the Scenes: This is some behind the scenes shots from production of the trailer and more.


Film Festivals: During this process we are submitting our teaser and soon to be trailer to various film festivals which are responding very well to our work.


If you've waited this long, it will be worth it. Check back in for more details soon.

NONAGON The world's first Crypto Noir NFT art series and story



NONAGON: Nine sides of life, nine sides of our past, present and future meet in the world’s first Crypto Noir art series and story ever.

Linder’s latest artwork is digital meets handmade. Starting with hand painted paper, he draws in pen and ink, and white charcoal. Each piece is scanned at a stunning 8k resolution and then 20 to 50 digital layers are added. The digital layers are printed on transparency and re-applied to the handmade drawing.

It is a one of a kind series inspired by film noir and pulp fiction novels that explores the mystery of number 9, with 27 mixed media artworks that tell the first Crypto-Noir story ever. Nonagon will be released as 9 pages of artwork in three separate NFT drops.

The original handmade artwork be auctioned soon. 

All NFT's are available to purchase here. 


In addition to that, there is a collected graphic novel in the works that will be released later this year with the complete story of Nonagon.



Awakening
1
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT


It was a hot spring night in New York with a little rain in the air. Nona was enjoying a great time at her friend Stacey’s party with plenty of drinks, and lots of old friends. The only downside was that her loser boyfriend wouldn’t take no for an answer.

She pleaded with him earlier to stay home and let her enjoy her friend’s birthday. But it didn’t help, Derek showed up anyway. What made things worse is that after a few shots, he started hitting on her friends too. Nona had enough, after she saw his touchy feely hands on her friends, she left the party.




Cornerstone
2
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT


Nona waited for an Uber but it was late so she called her friend Meagan to meet for a drink while she waited. She noticed a strange man in a hat following her, but she couldn’t get a good look at him after he slipped into an alley. The whole thing creeped her out so she grabbed the first taxi she could find and headed for the bar to meet her friend.


Refuge
3
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT


It was Saturday night and there were more people than usual out on the streets of the city. New York felt alive again, even though so many places she used to go were boarded up and gone. A light rain started and she realized that she didn’t have an umbrella or a coat with her. She would just have to wing it.


Reflection
4
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT


She thought how weird it was to see so many people without masks now that the mandate was finally lifted. Things almost felt normal again to her, until her boyfriend kept texting her which interrupted the moment. She was going to ignore him anyway and just hang with friends that she has missed over the past year.


Scrutiny
5
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT (after McGinnis)


Nona tipped the cabbie and got out of the car only to catch a glimpse of the same stranger with a hat that followed her out of Stacey’s party. She tried to keep her eyes on him to see where he went, but he slipped into the shadows again. 

Now that is strange, how could he know where she was going? How could he have gotten there before her she thought? Maybe she just had too much to drink at the party she continued.

After stepping out of the car, she noticed coins lying on the ground in front of her and something else that sparkled.



Mindful
6
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT


Quickly, she turning around to see if anyone near her dropped their wallet or purse or something, but no one was there. Someone definitely lost their ring and a pocket full of change right where her cab stopped to let her out. 

Maybe it’s the place all cabs stop in this area and the one before her lost it? Either way, she couldn’t just leave it there. Maybe she could find an inscription on it or something to return it to its rightful owner she thought.


Dazzle
7
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT


Wearing her tight fitting little black dress and heels, Nona couldn’t exactly kneel down to pick it up, so she tried to reach down without looking awkward. It was an odd shaped ring, one with many different sides. 

As she got closer to it, the ring began to give off a kind of bluish glow as if it was reacting to her, that seemed very unusual she thought, but she continued to question herself, rationalizing it as maybe just reflections off of the wet street from the rain.


Portal
8
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT


When she picked it up, the ring slipped onto her finger and it lit up instantly. It felt extraordinarily light for a ring this size she mused. Numbers started appearing around it like some kind of a projection. 

Now, she thought it was some type of a gag or she was being filmed for a typical New York City street promotion.


Odyssey
9
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT


Nona realized the numbers stayed on 1942, suddenly she felt very warm and the sky went dim, then black.

The next 9 in this series will be released in a few weeks, so check back soon.





Grasspeople second edition is coming

 


The pandemic has brought many thing over the past year. Most of them are horrible and deadly. Hopefully, if you are reading this you made it through without losing a loved one or becoming ill yourself. Stay well.

As an artist, it has brought more time among other things. During this time, I have used it to make art. 

The first edition is sold out. The second edition of Grasspeople is coming this year along with new artwork, and possibly a second issue of Grasspeople. 

Check back for updates.


'Conan the Barbarian' TV Show in the Works at Netflix

 


Netflix's next ambitious television project will be a series adaptation of Conan the Barbarian. Robert E. Howard created the iconic character in 1932 and has been the basis for two Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, a 2011 film starring Jason Momoa and a short-lived 1990s TV series. The new project still does not have a writer or showrunner, but Fredrik Malmberg and Mark Wheeler serve as executive producers.

The project comes from Malmberg and Wheeler's Pathfinder Media, reports Deadline. It is part of a deal between Netflix and Conan Properties International, owned by Malmberg's Cabinet Entertainment. The deal will allow Netflix to develop other Conan projects, including live-action and animated movies and shows. The streamer will also have access to the full Conan literary library for adaptations.

Howard's Conan the Barbarian, or Conan the Cimmerian, debuted in a 1932 issue of Weird Tales magazine. The stories inspired the Sword and Sorcery genre. The franchise has grown to include 100 novels, video games, thousands of issues of comic books, toys, and two animated series. In 2018, a Conan series was in the works at Amazon, although it never materialized.

MORE.



Scientists revive 100 million year old microbes



Well this sounds like a good idea? 

In what sounds like the opening scenes of a sci-fi disaster movie, scientists have managed to revive microorganisms that have laid dormant for over 100 million years. These microbes were discovered deep beneath the seafloor, where they’ve been slumbering since the age of dinosaurs.

More.



If you need a a good fantasy fix check out Carnival Row


We haven't posted many updates lately because there is always art to be made. If you need a good fantasy fix, check out Carnival Row on Amazon Prime.

A growing population of mythological immigrant creatures struggles to coexist with humans after the creatures' exotic homelands are invaded by the empires of man. The creatures are forbidden to live, love or fly with freedom, but hope lives in darkness. Human detective Rycroft "Philo" Philostrate and a refugee faerie, Vignette Stonemoss, rekindle a dangerous affair despite being in an increasingly intolerant society. Vignette has a secret that endangers Philo's world during his most important case yet -- a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row.


It's got great dark undertones to this series, lots of interesting characters and feeling. Since you have nothing better to do. Check it out.





First 5 issues of Fantasy Comic Book Artifact Available for Free


Separately, thirteen mystical Artifacts will guide the fate of the Universe. Together, thirteen Artifacts will end the Universe. When a mysterious antagonist kidnaps, Hope, the daughter of Sara Pezzini and Jackie Estacado, Armageddon is put into motion. Starring virtually every character in the Top Cow Universe, this is a series for diehard fans and new readers alike.

Written by Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (Witchblade, Magdalena) and featuring art by Michael Broussard (The Darkness).

Here is the link to read the first 5 issues of Artifact a fantasy Comic Book for free.

Artifact




New Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Trailer is out!


As we have said before, this new film looks stunning. So, now we have the second trailer out before the film is released on Netflix at the end of this month 8-30-19. If you missed the first trailer, catch it here.

When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and try to save their world.

See below




The Mouse Guard Animated Movie That Almost Was


Our friend David Petersen, the creator of the comic Mouse Guard was super excited when his story got optioned for film. There was a lot of pre-production work done on this movie recently which was all cut short when Disney bought 21st Century Fox. He was expecting the movie to continue, but sadly it didn't make it. See below for the beginning of this article and then click the link to the entire read over at Deadline.


Deadline

Article by Mike Fleming Jr.

A little over ten weeks after Deadline broke the stunning news in April that Disney had canceled his epic $170 million animated film Mouse Guard two weeks before production began, director Wes Ball this week seemed to reconcile that his dream project was really over, at least for now.

He has been fighting over two months to find a new home for the film, but earlier this week he tweeted: “Yes sadly, its true. Our #mouseguard movie is dead.

Read More Here.

Below is a demo video clip of the animation that could have been, and it is stunning.





The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Trailer is Out


The journey begins as darkness rises. Join three Gelfling heroes on an epic quest to save their world.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance premieres 30 August. 

I have to say, this looks amazing. Check out the trailer below.