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Mad Art by Mark Evanier (book review).

July 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Mad Art by Mark Evanier (book review).

I’ve been meaning to read Mark Evanier’s book ‘Mad Art’ for some time now and finally pulled a copy earlier this year. In the introduction, Evanier points out that Harvey Kurtzman was spending longer time in story accuracy for the two war-based titles and a third title that took less time might at least get […]

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Total Geek-Art: A Celebration Of Pop Culture by Thomas Olivri (book review).

July 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Total Geek-Art: A Celebration Of Pop Culture by Thomas Olivri (book review).

Any book with ‘Geek’ in its title falls into our raised eyebrow category. Thomas Olivri’s book, ‘Total Geek-Art: A Celebration Of Pop Culture’, nature is to show the work of 80 artists who don’t do standard work, often playing with recognised images and icons and, shall we say, twist them, usually for funny effect. So […]

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Illustrators #33 (magazine review).

June 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #33 (magazine review).

If you want your jaw to drop, then you need to see the art of American artist J.C. Leyendecker (1874-1951) and think if he was modern, more so he could do comic paintings that wouldn’t be out of place in the likes of ‘Mad’ magazine yet he was at his pinnacle at the turn of […]

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Dragon Art by Graeme Aymer (book review)

June 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Dragon Art by Graeme Aymer  (book review)

Just what you need for a book on dragon art called ‘Dragon Art’ is a really big oblong book. After an introduction by artist John Howe, Graeme Aymer gives a history of dragons, significantly pointing out that different cultures see them as good or bad. Don’t be rude about the dragons in the orient as […]

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The Illustrated Book Of Science Fiction Ideas & Dreams by David Kyle (book review).

June 13, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
The Illustrated Book Of Science Fiction Ideas & Dreams by David Kyle (book review).

This book, ‘The Illustrated Book Of Science Fiction Ideas & Dreams’, is a companion piece to David Kyle’s ‘A Pictorial History Of Science Fiction’, looking at different aspects of SF although it would have been difficult not to have some elements of history, simply for its placement in time. Even so, there has to be […]

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Wally Wood: Galaxy Art And Beyond by Roger Hill (book review).

May 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
Wally Wood: Galaxy Art And Beyond by Roger Hill (book review).

Wallace Wood is one of those rare breed of artists who worked from cartoonist to illustrator to comicbook artist. Oddly, his work for the SF ‘Galaxy’ magazine hasn’t been collected, as far as I know, into a volume until I came across ‘Wally Wood: Galaxy Art And Beyond’ by Roger Hill recently, even though it […]

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Draw! #27 Winter 2014 (magazine review).

May 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Draw! #27 Winter 2014 (magazine review).

I didn’t really know who artist Dave Johnson was until the mention of ‘100 Bullets’. His interview here covers his background in design in animation and probably his line economy. There’s a sharp contrast to the next piece where Jerry Ordway shows how he builds a figure pin-up up from scribbles to refinement. I know […]

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Rembrandt: Masterpieces Of Art by Susan Grange (book review).

May 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Rembrandt: Masterpieces Of Art by Susan Grange (book review).

Looking at the other artists in Flame Tree’s artists books that might be akin to fantasy art, I considered Dutch painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-69). The ‘van Rijn’ part means ‘of the Rhine’, the river and very much working class. He was classically trained in art and etching, the latter allowing him to make […]

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Heath Robinson: Masterpieces Of Art by Susan Grange (book review).

May 9, 2021 | By | Reply More
Heath Robinson: Masterpieces Of Art by Susan Grange (book review).

I’ve reviewed several books about William Health Robinson (1872-1944) before but not in a long while. He came from an artistic family and joined his two brothers as professional illustrators, although better remembered than they were simply because of his ingenious cartoons although capable of much more. What this book presents is showing Heath Robinson […]

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The Unseen Art Of Will Meugniot (book review)

April 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Unseen Art Of Will Meugniot  (book review)

After reading the ‘X-Men: The Art And Making Of The Animated Series’ by Eric Lewald and Julia Lewald’, I did wonder if there were any books devoted to artist Will Meugniot himself and came across this beautiful book. Independently produced by him but mostly in full colour, the black and white for pictures done in […]

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