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Modern Masters Volume Twelve: Michael Golden (book review).

January 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Modern Masters Volume Twelve: Michael Golden (book review).

Back in the day, I first got sight of Michael Golden’s artwork when he appeared at Marvel doing the first 12 issues of ‘The Micronauts’ in 1979. Stylish, expressive and action-packed. Who cared it was based on a toyline, more so as the key characters weren’t toys. From a Marvel perspective, we were used to […]

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Draw! #36 Winter 2020 (magazine review).

January 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Draw! #36 Winter 2020 (magazine review).

The opening 40 pages of the latest issue of ‘Draw!’ is an interview between editor Mike Manley and comicbook artist Mike Hawthorne where they are literally talking shop, comparing notes on everything from pencil technique (Hawthorne uses 0.3mm HB autopencils which explains his fine lines), using Photoshop to darken lines, perspective, teaching to comicbook conventions […]

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Syd Mead, legendary science fiction illustrator, passes away (news).

December 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Syd Mead, legendary science fiction illustrator, passes away (news).

The legendary science fiction illustrator, film concept artist and industrial designer Syd Mead sadly has passed away of old age on December 30th 2019 in his home in Pasadena. Sydney Mead was probably best known for his ground-breaking designs for SF movies such as Blade Runner, Aliens, the first Star Trek film and Tron (he […]

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Illustrators #28 (magazine review).

December 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #28 (magazine review).

If you haven’t seen the little green man above before then where have you been? This is the fifth cover appearance that I can remember it being used and I’m still counting. It was originally from the cover of ‘Martians, Go Home’ by Fredric Brown and illustrated by the great Frank Kelly Freas (you pronounce […]

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Hung, Drawn And Executed – The Horror Art Of Graham Humphreys (book review).

December 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Hung, Drawn And Executed – The Horror Art Of Graham Humphreys (book review).

I suspect a lot of you have seen artist Graham Humphreys’ art without necessarily associating who actually did it. As you should be able to tell from the title, ‘Hung, Drawn And Executed – The Horror Art Of Graham Humphreys’, he specialises in horror film posters, book covers, horror convention posters and commissions. He shows […]

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Illustrators Special #6: Brian Bolland (book review)

December 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Illustrators Special #6: Brian Bolland  (book review)

You cannot have been brought up on comicbooks from the late 1970s on without seeing the art of Brian Bolland. Principally known for his work on ‘Judge Dredd’, ‘Camelot 2000’ and ‘The Killing Joke’, Bolland admits he is not the fastest artist and predominately did far more covers than interiors. I met Brian briefly around […]

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Illustrators Special #5: The Art Of Commando (book review).

December 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Illustrators Special #5: The Art Of Commando (book review).

As ‘Commando’ magazine’s editor-in-chief/general Alexandria Turner points out in the introduction, people don’t realise that this A5 war magazine is still going strong after 58 years with over 4,000 issues and in several other formats as well. Although this is slightly different to our normal remit, you can’t deny the art is interesting and publisher […]

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Pandarve: The Worlds Of Don Lawrence (book review).

November 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Pandarve: The Worlds Of Don Lawrence (book review).

When the Book Palace did their Illustrators Special on Don Lawrence (1928-2003) this year, I was curious to see what else was available. Like with ‘Pandarve: The Worlds Of Don Lawrence’, they are mostly expensive limited edition and from the Netherlands and hence in Dutch. This one is probably one of the cheapest. The problem […]

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The Future Of Erotic Fantasy Art by Paul Peart-Smith (book review).

October 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Future Of Erotic Fantasy Art by Paul Peart-Smith (book review).

I pulled my copy of ‘The Future Of Erotic Fantasy Art’ four years ago and using some spare time to catch up with this book and found mint copies are still out there. The first introduction by artist Chris Achillés defines ‘erotic art’ as featuring women in a state of undress but not necessarily of […]

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Illustrators #27 (magazine review).

September 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #27 (magazine review).

For a change, the 27th edition of ‘Illustrators’ takes a western slant, looking at the work of two significant artists and a certain masked man. If I haven’t hooked you into buying these magazines by now, you will know that it’s the art regardless of subject that is always a point of interest.   Our […]

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