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Sanjulian: Master Visionary: 1 by Sanjulian (book review).

September 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sanjulian: Master Visionary: 1 by Sanjulian (book review).

For such a prominent artist from Warren Publications, Manuel Perez Clemente Sanjulian has only had two books specifically of his art available and these are out of print although it is possible to pull copies, as I did with this one, ‘Sanjulian: Master Visionary: 1’. With the exception of 6 pages in colour, the rest […]

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Drawn To Purpose: American Women Illustrators And Cartoonists by Martha H. Kennedy (book review).

September 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Drawn To Purpose: American Women Illustrators And Cartoonists by Martha H. Kennedy (book review).

Now, here’s a little test for you. Name some early British women illustrators and cartoonists. Off the top of my head, I only had two: Beatrix Potter and Mabel Lucie Atwell. In the past 150 years, America has the same problem or so I thought. Martha H. Kennedy’s very large book, ‘Drawn To Purpose: American […]

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They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Mid-Century Era: The 1950s And 1960s by Didier Ghez (book review).

September 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Mid-Century Era: The 1950s And 1960s by Didier Ghez (book review).

The fourth book in Didier Ghez’ series ‘They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Mid-Century Era: The 1950s And 1960s’ moves us up a decade and five new more artists. These were selected by Disney to present some new style compared to what his team had created before. As an introduction, Ghez […]

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Cut In Half: The Hidden World Inside Everyday Objects by Mike Warren, photographs by Jonothan Woodward (book review).

September 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cut In Half: The Hidden World Inside Everyday Objects by Mike Warren, photographs by Jonothan Woodward (book review).

You’ve seen books before where illustrators do cutaway diagrams showing the insides of buildings and vehicles, haven’t you? Mike Warren goes one better. He has a 600,000psi waterjet cutter where a high pressure water beam pushing red sand is akin to high level laser that can zap its way through most objects. Warren notes it […]

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Wally Wood Sketchbook compiled by J. David Spurlock & Bill Pearson (book review).

August 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wally Wood Sketchbook compiled by J. David Spurlock & Bill Pearson (book review).

Having reviewed Vanguard’s ‘Sketchbooks’ for Neal Adams and John Buscema in recent years, the chance to get the ‘Wally Wood Sketchbook’, released in 2000 at a lot price was too much of a temptation to resist. Seeing Wallace ‘Woody’ Wood artwork in his raw form is an opportunity should not to be missed. Although there […]

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Wonders: Spectacular Moments In Nature Photography (book review).

August 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wonders: Spectacular Moments In Nature Photography (book review).

Sometimes I pick out books because the geek in me thinks that if I saw a particular book in a shop then I would at least peak behind the cover. ‘Wonders: Spectacular Moments In Nature Photography’ falls under that category. If you want to be inspired by various aspects of nature and the natural world […]

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Degenesis: Black Atlantic by Marko Djurdjevic (book review).

August 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Degenesis: Black Atlantic by Marko Djurdjevic (book review).

‘Degenesis: Black Atlantic’. What we have here is part-book, part-game whicah when combined result in a work of art that would grace a coffee table in the most luxurious of homes. It is a large format full colour 274 page hardback which oozes quality. It even has its own page marker fitted as standard. That’s […]

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Don Lawrence: Illustrators And Comic Strip Art: An Illustrators Special #3 (book review).

July 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Don Lawrence: Illustrators And Comic Strip Art: An Illustrators Special #3 (book review).

I’m beginning to feel old when I say you have to be a certain age to remember British comicbook Don Lawrence (1928-2003). If I say ‘The Trigan Empire’, you should suddenly say, ‘Oh, that’s the artist’, then you should make the connection. Looking at his career in this third special from The Book Palace, ‘Don […]

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Illustrators #22 (magazine review).

July 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #22 (magazine review).

In the introduction to this latest edition of ‘Illustrators’, comicbook artist Dave Gibbons points out that being an artist’s agent was a good living in the 1950s and he joined their agency much later. As such, Bardon Press Features, headed by Barry Coker from London and Jordi Macabich from Barcelona literally fell into the role, […]

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The Art Of Incredibles 2 by Karen Paik (book review).

July 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Incredibles 2 by Karen Paik (book review).

I only saw the first ‘Incredibles’ a couple years ago, a little worried about super-hero parodies which it oddly wasn’t and happily enjoyed it. More so, as that film was made 15 years ago and, even under CGI, hasn’t dated that much. Then again, I accept the rules of any film I watch unless they […]

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