Two New THE SEA ALSO RISES prints now Available!



For the first time on Nakatomi , we have 2 BIG 24×36 prints in artist Tim Doyle’s ongoing ‘The Sea Also Rises’ series of prints, available HERE NOW.

Pictured above is ‘The Sea Also Rises: The Exodus of Turtleton’ which is signed and numbered in an edition of 200 worldwide.


And this print, the newest in the series is called ‘The Sea Also Rises: The Fleet Deploys’, which also measures 24×36 and is signed and numbered in a first edition of 150. Features eye-popping florescent ink throughout the print!

We asked Doyle to share his thoughts on these prints-

The Sea Also Rises series is by far the favorite thing I get to work on. It’s been rolling off and on for 5 years now, almost as long as I’ve had Nakatomi. The whole series comes from a place of deep concern for how humans interact with their environment, and the long-range consequences of our actions today. And for whatever reason, the way my brain works means that concern comes out as Sea Monsters will rising up to take us out, to prevent further damage. These two prints were originally commissioned by PangeaSeed for their ‘Sea of Change’ series, which helps to raise awareness about several issues pertaining to the oceans, most notably the practice of shark finning.

Exodus of Turtleton depicts a city- turtle, leaving it’s post off the coast of Japan, carrying an Earth-Spirit serenely away to safety. It’s definitely one of the more up-lifting images in the series, as nothing is blowing up or being attacked! I thought a lot about my children while creating this one, and how I could use a large turtle to carry them to safety one day. Or just carry them for a few hours, so I can catch a nap.

The Fleet Deploys shows a water-witch witnessing the Hammerhead God and his children moving from the depths to unknown points on the globe. I’m not sure where they’re going, but it can’t be good news. I was a little concerned about putting the sunken ship in there, as it’s the only man-made thing in an otherwise pristine scene, but having a recognizable object gave the rest of the scene some scale. Instead of it looking like a normal sized shark and a bunch of small ones, you REALLY can feel the size of the beast.”

Check out these close up images below-





These big, beautiful, vibrant prints are in hand and ready for immediate shipment!

Pick them up HERE NOW.


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Continuing Doyle’s new Watercolor portrait series- SHINY OBJECTS- Nakatomi is releasing this 2 print portrait set of the SHINIEST musicians of all time-HERE this WEDNESDAY 5/28 at 2pm Central.

From Doyle-

“For years- high school through College, I worked almost exclusively with watercolor paint. Inspired by seeing JUST WHAT YOU CAN DO with watercolor and gouache paint in the pages of Alex Ross’ MARVELS and KINGDOM COME really changed my opinion about the medium, and lit a fire under my ass to get working. As the years went by, I moved on to Acrylic on canvas and then screenprinting as my medium of choice. Well- late last year, I cracked open my old kit, and did some paintings for fun (which you can see HERE) and we released a few of them through SpokeArt as high-quality giclee prints. And the response was very large. Fast forward a few months, and we here at Nakatomi get a new film printer for our shop, and not only can it crank out large, high-quality films for screenprinting, but it’s also a high-end giclee printer as well! SO- time permitting, I’ll be releasing portraits like this when the mood strikes.

One of my favorite things to paint is metallic and reflective surfaces, and I’ve found watercolor to be uniquely suited for that task. The little surprising hints of color that creep into what could otherwise be a dull, grey steel- can really be fun to portray. So here we are- my totally fun, barely though-out new print series- SHINY OBJECTS.

I could go on and on about the music of Daft Punk, and how it slowly crept up on me over the last few years to finally take over my play-list, but hey- people much better at music criticism than I have already said it all. And the band is really, really shiny.”

Read more and see process pics after the jump!

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The Sea Also Rises series swims on! 3 prints new on the site today!
We’ve had these prints sitting on standby for a while now, and we’re TOTALLY happy to finally have them on site, and available to the Nakatomi Nation!
Each of these prints are in artist Tim Doyle’s continuing “The Sea Also Rises” series of prints, shirts, and comic books!
Above is pictured- “The Sea Also Rises: Northbound Whale” 24×36 6 color print, edition of 200. (Nakatomi will only have 65 for sale)

UnReal Estate 3 FULL SHOW Walk-through!


UnReal Estate 3, full show reveal and walk-through!

For the third year in a row, SpokeArt’s February show is up to Little ‘Ol Me, and if the last two years are any indication, I’m going to be a complete emotional wreck, right up until the opening, where people will say nice things to me, and I’ll have my personal and artistic validation needed to make it through to the following year. Barely. Sigh.

My pitch for UnReal Estate two years ago was this-

“Unreal Estate” is a collection of locations that many of us know and have been to on a weekly basis at times, but we can never actually visit. These places are in our memories- transmitted and entrenched there through a cathode-ray tube. Some of us have been going to these places for decades- some of these places were taken from us, way too soon.”- Me, two years ago.

When the second show was such a hit, even bigger than the first year, the third show was a given! Each time I think I’ve exhausted the locations I’d like to draw, I give it a couple weeks, and I’m jones-ing again. Like the pop-culture junkie I know myself to be. My name is Tim Doyle, and I have a television problem.

ANYWAY- here’s my yearly pre-show walk-through, where you can see all the prints that will be featured at the opening, this THURSDAY, 2/6 at SpokeArt on Sutter St. in San Francisco!

Read more after the jump!

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WENG’S CHOP Interview-


Below is a GIANT interview I did for the amazing genre magazine, WENG’S CHOP a few months back, conducted by the VERY PATIENT Tony Strauss. They were very kind and allowed me to reproduce it here!  If you’d like to order a copy of the magazine, which features a LOT more content than just this, please go to one of these links below! (interview follows)


Chances are, if you’re into cool poster art, you’re familiar with Tim Doyle. Over the past few years, his work has graced many a one-sheet of the revival screenings of some of your favorite movies, and it’s likely he’s done a gig poster for one of your favorite bands. When you’re doing some of your geekiest online image browsing, searching for awesome images inspired by your favorite nerdy obsession, you’ve seen his art. If you’re a collector of limited edition posters, you probably own—or have at least bid on—some of his work. Tim Doyle is everywhere…in fact, he’s behind you RIGHT NOW!


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