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The Art Of Amanda Conner (book review).

October 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Amanda Conner (book review).

As you might have noticed from my reviewing the graphic novels of Harley Quinn and Power Girl, I’ve quickly become a fan of Amanda Conner’s artwork. Oddly, there have only been three books about her art and this one is regarded as the best one. The other ones appears to be reprinting her comicbook strips, […]

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Fantasy Art Masters by Dick Jude (book review).

September 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Fantasy Art Masters by Dick Jude (book review).

Some books are full of surprises and ‘Fantasy Art Masters’ by Dick Jude that came out in 1999 and recently located is loaded with them. He has ten SF/fantasy artists, giving a brief resume of their histories up to that time and then they describe how they created some of their masterpieces and you see […]

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Draw! #31 Fall 2015 (magazine review).

August 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Draw! #31 Fall 2015 (magazine review).

With this issue of ‘Draw!’, I’ve caught up with my multi-buy of issues bought of this magazine. Editor Mike Manley interviews watercolourist J.G. Jones about his techniques, depending on layouts then models to get the desired looks he wants in his illustrations. He also gives a sound argument to use quality paints than risk them […]

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Great Masters Of Fantasy Art (book review).

August 18, 2021 | By | 2 Replies More
Great Masters Of Fantasy Art (book review).

A little exercise with many non-fiction books is if they reference another period book is to see if a copy is out there, especially with older books. ‘Great Masters Of Fantasy Art ‘ coming from 1986 is over 35 years old and you’ll be lucky if you come across a second hand copy. The telling […]

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Necronomicon (Gothic Dreams) by Sammy Maine (book review).

August 12, 2021 | By | Reply More
Necronomicon (Gothic Dreams) by Sammy Maine (book review).

‘The Necronomicon’ was, of course, a fictional book first used by HP Lovecraft in a short story, ‘The Nameless City’, published in 1921. Part of the ‘trick’ was to name-check ‘The Necronomicon’ alongside other real books, which lent it a certain plausibility. Lovecraft and his peers enjoyed these sharing their inventions and other writers, such […]

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Vampires: Fantasy Art, Fiction And The Movies (Gothic Dreams) by Russ Thorne (book review).

August 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
Vampires: Fantasy Art, Fiction And The Movies (Gothic Dreams) by Russ Thorne (book review).

Before we got onto Flametree’s booklist, ‘Vampires: Fantasy Art, Fiction And The Movies’ by Russ Thorne was on my list to look at. Oddly, it’s one of two books I expressed an interest in to them that I was told was out of print. The geek in me at least wanted to know how that […]

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Secrets In The Shadows: The Art & Life Of Gene Colan by Tom Field and Gene Colan (book review).

August 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
Secrets In The Shadows: The Art & Life Of Gene Colan by Tom Field and Gene Colan (book review).

Gene Colan cut corners on his artwork. Every explosion was a full page. He’d use the side of his pencil to draw some fluffy clouds around the edges and, ten minutes later, that’s a page! As one page pays the same as the next. Then there’s a lot of pages with big panels throughout and […]

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The Art Of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge by Amy Ratcliffe (book review).

August 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge by Amy Ratcliffe (book review).

I haven’t yet been lucky enough to visit Galaxy’s Edge, a slice of the ‘Star Wars’ universe carved out of Disney’s two major theme parks, Disneyland in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. The closest I got was on a trip to the former in 2018 when the world of Black Spire Outpost on […]

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Illustrators #34 (magazine review).

August 6, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
Illustrators #34 (magazine review).

This latest issue of ‘Illustrators’ focuses on the Latin artists who gained fame with work outside of their own country. Top of this list is Jesús Blasco (1919-1995) and holds a rather unusual distinction in never drawn or painting nudes. When you consider much of his work appeared in junior and teens British comics, he […]

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Myth & Magic: The Art Of John Howe (book review).

August 1, 2021 | By | 2 Replies More
Myth & Magic: The Art Of John Howe (book review).

I can’t recall where I saw John Howe’s art originally. Probably the ‘Dragon Art’ book from FlameTree recently and curious enough to see if there was and then found this book, ‘Myth & Magic: The Art Of John Howe’. There is an introduction by director Peter Jackson who explains he was inspired by Howe’s work […]

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