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The Best Of Draw! Volume Two (book review).

January 1, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Best Of Draw! Volume Two (book review).

You know how I was saying how hard it was to come across the second volume of ‘The Best Of Draw!’ after reviewing the third volume? My serendipity luck kicked in and up it popped. Granted, it wasn’t cheap but I did want to see why it sold out so quickly. It also only contains […]

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The Best Of Draw! Volume Three (book review)

November 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Best Of Draw! Volume Three  (book review)

Oddly, you’re going to take a second look when the indicia says this ‘Best Of Draw!’ is ‘Volume One’ not ‘Volume Three’. The material covered is from Draw! # 5-7, original issues that don’t appear on the market although this volume had only one printing. It’s also a little annoying when looking at the back […]

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The Best Of Draw! Volume 1 (book review).

October 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Best Of Draw! Volume 1 (book review).

‘The Best Of Draw! Volume 1’ was its third printing back in 2008 and features work from the early two out of print issues of the regular magazine. I managed to pull Volume 3 but Volume 2 will be a bit tricky, more so as I discovered Dick Giordano’s work is included and books on […]

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Illustrators #35 (magazine review).

October 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #35 (magazine review).

    Only three artists are covered in this latest issue of ‘Illustrators’ but definitely big ones. Peter Richardson goes over the life of Alex Raymond (1909-1956), a life cut short by driving a speeding car with Stan Drake, who was lucky to survive. Raymond’s career not only with Flash Gordon, but with other newspaper […]

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The Art Of Amanda Conner (book review).

October 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Amanda Conner (book review).

As you might have noticed from my reviewing the graphic novels of Harley Quinn and Power Girl, I’ve quickly become a fan of Amanda Conner’s artwork. Oddly, there have only been three books about her art and this one is regarded as the best one. The other ones appears to be reprinting her comicbook strips, […]

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Fantasy Art Masters by Dick Jude (book review).

September 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Fantasy Art Masters by Dick Jude (book review).

Some books are full of surprises and ‘Fantasy Art Masters’ by Dick Jude that came out in 1999 and recently located is loaded with them. He has ten SF/fantasy artists, giving a brief resume of their histories up to that time and then they describe how they created some of their masterpieces and you see […]

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Draw! #31 Fall 2015 (magazine review).

August 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Draw! #31 Fall 2015 (magazine review).

With this issue of ‘Draw!’, I’ve caught up with my multi-buy of issues bought of this magazine. Editor Mike Manley interviews watercolourist J.G. Jones about his techniques, depending on layouts then models to get the desired looks he wants in his illustrations. He also gives a sound argument to use quality paints than risk them […]

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Great Masters Of Fantasy Art (book review).

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Great Masters Of Fantasy Art (book review).

A little exercise with many non-fiction books is if they reference another period book is to see if a copy is out there, especially with older books. ‘Great Masters Of Fantasy Art ‘ coming from 1986 is over 35 years old and you’ll be lucky if you come across a second hand copy. The telling […]

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Necronomicon (Gothic Dreams) by Sammy Maine (book review).

August 12, 2021 | By | Reply More
Necronomicon (Gothic Dreams) by Sammy Maine (book review).

‘The Necronomicon’ was, of course, a fictional book first used by HP Lovecraft in a short story, ‘The Nameless City’, published in 1921. Part of the ‘trick’ was to name-check ‘The Necronomicon’ alongside other real books, which lent it a certain plausibility. Lovecraft and his peers enjoyed these sharing their inventions and other writers, such […]

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Vampires: Fantasy Art, Fiction And The Movies (Gothic Dreams) by Russ Thorne (book review).

August 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
Vampires: Fantasy Art, Fiction And The Movies (Gothic Dreams) by Russ Thorne (book review).

Before we got onto Flametree’s booklist, ‘Vampires: Fantasy Art, Fiction And The Movies’ by Russ Thorne was on my list to look at. Oddly, it’s one of two books I expressed an interest in to them that I was told was out of print. The geek in me at least wanted to know how that […]

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