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Alter Ego #75 January 2006 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #75 January 2006 (magazine review).

Looking at the Alex Ross cover of Alter Ego # 75, you would think the entire issue is all about ‘The Shazam Curse!’ However, the first section is a look at the art of the Alter Ego 1943 Calendar as depicted by Alex Ross in 2008. Shame this was done in Alter Ego’s black and […]

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Draw! #25 Summer 2013 (magazine review).

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Draw! #25 Summer 2013 (magazine review).

We’re now back 8 years with Draw! # 25 and editor Mike Manley discussing comicbook craft with artist Lee Weeks and seeing how he designs his pictures. Interestingly, their discussion on how paper quality and its rag content, that is how it takes pencils and inks and absorbency, has dropped in recent years in the […]

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Alter Ego #59 June 2006 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #59 June 2006 (magazine review).

I lucked out recently and managed to get a paper copy of Alter Ego # 59 on E-Bay. Seeing the cover here, I agree with editor Roy Thomas that it is rather striking. It’s the middle section of a painting by Arthur Suydam and you can look up the complete work on-line from his zombie […]

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Back Issue #3 April 2004 (magazine review).

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Back Issue #3 April 2004 (magazine review).

I thought pulling the second issue of ‘Back Issue’ on the main auction website last year was a fluke but had similar luck this year with getting a copy of the third issue. The fact so few early TwoMorrows magazine issues pop up is probably more a testament to their readers not wanting to give […]

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Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 10 (magazine review).

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Future Science Fiction Digest Issue 10 (magazine review).

‘Future Science Fiction Digest’ is a magazine focusing on international Science Fiction. This issue features stories from Mexico, China, Croatia and the United States. ‘The Second Celeste’ by Alberto Chimal of Mexico, translated by Patrick Weill, is about Celeste, a lady dying of cancer who joins an experimental project that can upload her memories and […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2021, Volume 140 #754 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2021, Volume 140 #754 (magazine review).

The question often asked is why should I bother with magazines when there are plenty of novels out there waiting to be read? The reasons can be varied. They are a good source of varied short fiction, both at novelette and shorter lengths. Mainstream publishers are wary of original anthologies, claiming there is no market […]

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Draw! #24 Winter 2013 (magazine review).

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Draw! #24 Winter 2013 (magazine review).

The major part of Draw! # 24 from 2013 is devoted to cover artist Glen Orbik showing how he and his other half, artist Laurel Belchman, help each other out when needed, before getting into the nitty-gritty of talking shop with editor Mike Manley. Here it gets into composition before selecting models for the poses. […]

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Illustrators #32 (art magazine review).

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Illustrators #32 (art magazine review).

With the latest edition of ‘Illustrators’, there is an introduction to Swiss artist Oliver Frey on the front cover and first article. Certainly a dynamic artist and someone who went through the American Famous Artists School, although looking at the remarks from his first editor, needed to work on his anatomy and perspective which he […]

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Alter Ego #168 March 2021 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #168 March 2021 (magazine review).

I have to confess that when I saw the cover of the latest ‘Alter Ego’, I did feel a bit disorientated. After all, we are so used to seeing full page subjects rather than a noticeboard cover. However, this is contrary to the opening and truly nugget of the work of Paul Norris (1914-2007). Not […]

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Draw! #23 Summer 2012 (magazine review),

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Draw! #23 Summer 2012 (magazine review),

Going back nearly nine years, we have the 23rd edition of ‘Draw!’ where there is some focus on comicbook artist Al Williamson (1931-2010) and the people who worked with him. He was the penciller on Marvel’s first Star Wars’ comicbook series amongst other comics, don’t forget. In his later years, Williamson turned inker after an […]

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