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Draw! #19 Fall 2010 (magazine review).

January 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Draw! #19 Fall 2010 (magazine review).

This issue of ‘Draw!’ came out nearly eleven years ago, so make any allowances for that and I was checking the careers of the people involved as I read. It also notes a delay for this issue coming out also notes the demise of TwoMorrows publications, ‘Rough Stuff’ and ‘Write Now!’ and editors Bob McCleod […]

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The Fantastic Art Of Rowena (book review).

January 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Fantastic Art Of Rowena (book review).

I like a challenge in finding things. A lot of the time I’m also very lucky at being at the right place at the right time. After reading ‘Illustrators’ and discovering I’d missed Rowena Morrill’s first book, I decided to track it down. There are still a lot of copies of the 1983 ‘The Fantastic […]

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The Sensuous Frazetta by J. David Spurlock and Frank Frazetta (book review).

December 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Sensuous Frazetta by J. David Spurlock and Frank Frazetta (book review).

As pointed out in the introduction, there was a gap from when Frank Frazetta turned from drawing comicbooks to his book covers. During that time, there was his output for 1960s men’s magazines. Don’t confuse this with them being pornographic and the term ‘sensuous’ is used to show women in a good light, although as […]

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Doctor Who: Timeview: The Complete Doctor Who Illustrations Of Frank Bellamy by David Bellamy (book review).

December 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Timeview: The Complete Doctor Who Illustrations Of Frank Bellamy by David Bellamy (book review).

It’s amazing what turns up on the off-chance. If you’ve seen the art of Frank Bellamy (1917-1976) illustrating ‘Thunderbirds’ in ‘TV21’ and the ‘Garth’ newspaper strip for the ‘Daily Mirror’, you might or might not be aware that he illustrated ‘Doctor Who’ for the ‘Radio Times’. They would bring photo-reference in on a Friday night […]

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Draw! #18 Fall 2009 (magazine review).

December 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
Draw! #18 Fall 2009 (magazine review).

Before you ask why have I upped the number of early ‘Draw!’ issues I’m reviewing, its mainly because buying as a bundle means I have more of them than the other magazines I bought at the same time. Economical cheaper, but a lot to read. The first interview editor Mike Manley this time is with […]

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Illustrators # 31 (magazine review)

December 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 31  (magazine review)

The latest issue of ‘Illustrators’ is ready to feed you more pleasing images to your eyes. Artist Jason Edmiston (1974- ) has got a thing about eyes and doing them to the right scale. He painted a picture of King Kong’s eyes at 8 feet wide by 3 feet high but was shrunk down for […]

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Fantastic Paintings Of Frazetta by J. David Spurlock (book review)

December 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Paintings Of Frazetta by J. David Spurlock  (book review)

Just when I thought I had a decent selection of Frank Frazetta artbooks in my collection, I couldn’t resist pulling an over-size hardback on the subject. Although it covers pretty much the same ground, what does make it stand out is seeing Frazetta’s preliminary designs and a habit of repainting or improving the original paintings […]

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The Dynamite Art Of Alex Ross (book review).

December 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Dynamite Art Of Alex Ross (book review).

Of all the Alex Ross books that I’ve picked up on, I was nervous about this one, ‘The Dynamite Art Of Alex Ross’, mostly because I thought it would be mostly about characters specifically for publisher Dynamite. As it turns out and to my discovery, they licence in a lot of characters allowed Alex Ross […]

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The Ankh-Morpork Archives by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs (book review).

December 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Ankh-Morpork Archives by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs (book review).

If you’ve ever read one of those books about some exotic country filled with photos and essays about the lives of the people living there, you’ll have some idea of what ‘The Ankh-Morpork Archives’ is all about. The central conceit, if you will, is that the inhabitants of the city of Ankh-Morpork are worth reading […]

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Draw! #17 Spring 2009 (magazine review).

December 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Draw! #17 Spring 2009 (magazine review).

I have to confess that all I know about Scott Pilgrim is that a film was made about him saving the world and still haven’t seen it. Editor Mike Manley interviews his Canadian comicbook creator, Bryan Lee O’Malley, before his creation got to that status. It’s pretty obvious looking at his art that he is […]

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