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The Life And Art Of Alfred Kubin (book review).

August 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Life And Art Of Alfred Kubin (book review).

I have to confess I bought my copy of ‘The Life And Art Of Alfred Kubin’ and can’t really remember where I pulled my copy from. As it is also a Dover Publication, I suspect when the lockdown eases, they’ll no doubt get a reprint back into circulation as they like artbooks. Alfred Kubin (1877-1959) […]

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Draw! #8 Spring 2004 (magazine review).

July 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Draw! #8 Spring 2004 (magazine review).

I decided it was cheaper to buy Draw! # 8 Spring 2004 as part of a multi-bundle from TwoMorrows than individuals issues. Even reviewers have to buy back issues and in the current isolation, hopefully find some time to draw and paint. I find these mags inspiring and fun to read. Although this issue is […]

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Mervyn Peake fantasy art collection picked up for half a million by British Library (news).

July 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Mervyn Peake fantasy art collection picked up for half a million by British Library (news).

Mervyn Peake, the Chinese-born author of fantasy novels such as Gormenghast (can we call him the father of the New Weird, too?), was also a very talented illustrator, and the British Library has just recognized this by picking up his art collection for half a million pounds. This follows the British Library’s purchase of Peake’s literary archive […]

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Jeffrey Jones: A Life In Art (book review).

July 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
Jeffrey Jones: A Life In Art (book review).

Getting hold of ‘Jeffrey Jones: A Life In Art’ as a sample of his/her work was tough enough and this was a second edition. With this book, Jeffrey Catherine Jones (1944-2011) explained in his own words his history and transgender issues. I’m going to stick to the feminine pronoun from here in. It gets confusing […]

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Corpus Delicti by Serge Birault (book review).

July 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Corpus Delicti by Serge Birault (book review).

I can’t really recall how I came across Serge Birault but googled his art, jaw dropped, saw he had a book out there and ordered one up. It’s also a bilingual book with text in French and English. Birault looks like he turned all of his sketches into paintings on PhotoShop or at least enhanced […]

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Costume Design And Illustration (book review).

July 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Costume Design And Illustration (book review).

Even if I couldn’t draw or paint, I’m a sucker for books where artists shown their craft and any tips they have, With this book, ‘Costume Design And Illustration’, we have 10 artists doing just that with lots of samples of their work. These artists, in case you’re after your own favourites are: Carlo Arelleno, […]

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Brush Strokes With Greatness: The Life and Art of Joe Sinnott by Tim Lasiuta (book review)

June 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Brush Strokes With Greatness: The Life and Art of Joe Sinnott by Tim Lasiuta  (book review)

Joltin’ Joe Sinnott, as he was sometimes known in Marvel’s credit boxes, was an American comicbook artist who worked in both pencils and ink. He passed away on 25 June 2020 at the ripe old age of 93. He worked until March 2019 on the ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ strip for newspapers, as well as odd bits […]

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DC Comics: Covergirls by Louise Simonson (book review).

June 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
DC Comics: Covergirls by Louise Simonson (book review).

There are two prominent things to recognise from the text of ‘DC Comics: Covergirls’. Artist Adam Hughes in the introduction says sexy women sell comicbooks. Writer Louise Simonson points out that all the characters within were created by men. Even in modern times, you would have thought with all the lady comicbook writers we’ve had […]

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Rough Stuff #7 Winter 2008 (magazine review).

June 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Rough Stuff #7 Winter 2008 (magazine review).

Oddly, TwoMorrows don’t have many paper copies of their ‘Rough Stuff’ magazine left and this is the only paper issue left from the looks of things. ‘Rough Stuff’ is generally a look at comicbook art in its preliminary stages and the comparing to the final inks. If you think the layouts are very basic, seeing […]

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Emshwiller: Infinity X Two by Luius Ortiz (book review).

June 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Emshwiller: Infinity X Two by Luius Ortiz (book review).

I’ve been meaning to track down ‘Emshwiller: Infinity X Two’ by Luius Ortiz for a long time. As distribution of American SF magazines back in the 1960s-80s rarely reached my neck of the woods, I only slowly became aware of the mags and their artists and so many a couple decades later. As such, I […]

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