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Ramayana – An Illustrated Retelling by Arshia Sattar with illustrations by Sonali Zohra (book review).

July 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ramayana – An Illustrated Retelling by Arshia Sattar with illustrations by Sonali Zohra (book review).

The ‘Ramayana’ is one of the oldest pieces of Hindu literature, thought to date to somewhere between the 7th Century BCE and the 3rd Century CE or so Wikipedia tells me. This has to position it as one of the earliest works of fantasy from any culture and as such should be on the ‘to […]

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The Art Of Ron Embleton: An Illustrators Special (magazine review).

June 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Ron Embleton: An Illustrators Special (magazine review).

I first came across Ron Embleton’s art when young and reading ‘TV Century 21’ comic when he was illustrating ‘Stingray’ and created its logo way back in the 1960s when I was young. He later went on to illustrating ‘Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons’ and, later on, a run on ‘The Trigan Empire’. Peter Richardson […]

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Illustrators #26 (magazine review).

June 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #26 (magazine review).

As I’m often said in the past, I look forward to every edition of ‘Illustrators’ and there is no exception with the 26th issue with a mixture of period art and cartoon illustrating. Even enough contrast to keep everyone happy. The opening artist is John Millar-Watt (1895-1975) who could turn his hand to any medium. […]

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Tales Of Ramion by Frank Hinks (book review).

May 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tales Of Ramion by Frank Hinks (book review).

Frank Hinks is a barrister and a dad and it is this latter activity that led him to start writing children’s books during the early 1990s. The ‘Ramion’ stories were born out of the stories he told his young sons and his three boys feature in both these volumes as the primary protagonists. Ramion itself […]

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Lost Anatomies: The Evolution Of The Human Form by John Gurche (book review).

April 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lost Anatomies: The Evolution Of The Human Form by John Gurche (book review).

Now, here is a stunning book even if you’re looking solely at the art of John Gurche. However, the book ‘Lost Anatomies: The Evolution Of The Human Form’ is actually a look at various primates in text and illustrated. Gurche is an anatomist by trade but has drawn, penned, pastels and a little digital enhancement […]

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Illustrators #25 (magazine review).

March 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #25 (magazine review).

The 25th issue of ‘Illustrators’ and it’s practically a cheesecake or girlie edition. Former editor Peter Richardson explains how the magazine first started as a means to show unfamiliar artists which often explains why I’m always finding surprises. They seriously look for the artists you might have missed. The first is French artist Milo Manara […]

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Sci-Fi Art Now by John Freeman (book review).

March 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sci-Fi Art Now by John Freeman (book review).

Finding some time to fit in books from what I bought over a couple years ago, I started with this one, ‘Sci-Fi Art Now’ by John Freeman. ‘By Now’ is actually 9 years ago but that has no bearing as art is good whatever the age. Once past the introductions by Chris Foss and John […]

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100 Years Of Science Fiction Illustration by Anthony Frewin (book review),

January 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
100 Years Of Science Fiction Illustration by Anthony Frewin (book review),

‘100 Years Of Science Fiction Illustration’ by Anthony Frewin is, as far as I can tell, one of the earliest illustrated looks at SF art. From looking at different covers shown, it looks like it has been reprinted a couple times. The first two chapters cover two artists that I hadn’t come across before. I […]

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Death And The Eternal Forever by Ron English (book review).

January 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Death And The Eternal Forever by Ron English (book review).

Now here’s a book to cheer you up this time of year. Artist Ron English uses his book, ‘Death And The Eternal Forever’, to examine how close we are to death. On the opening flyfold of the cover, there’s a stark reminder, ‘You may know you’re going to die, but you won’t know you’re dead’. […]

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Figures From Life: Drawing With Style by Patrick J. Jones (book review).

December 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Figures From Life: Drawing With Style by Patrick J. Jones (book review).

‘Figures From Life: Drawing With Style’ is the fourth book by Patrick J. Jones and, as the title suggests, this time you’re in an artbook showing how to draw real people, mostly unclad, but don’t expect to see many of them. You’re also going to be using charcoal, pastels, rags and even an automated eraser […]

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