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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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The Art Of Solo: A Star Wars Story by Phil Szostak (book review).

June 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Solo: A Star Wars Story by Phil Szostak (book review).

With the dust having settled on ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ and the franchise’s own fandom becoming entangled in a Sarlacc pit of self-loathing that has reportedly caused Disney and Lucasfilm to review the next planned movies, how refreshing it is to lose oneself in one another of Abrams’ excellent examinations of the movies’ production […]

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Draw #26 Fall 2013 (magazine review).

May 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Draw #26 Fall 2013 (magazine review).

As you can tell, as I dip back 5 years, from the 26th cover of ‘Draw!’, the opening interview is with Joe Jusko, cover artist for many a comicbook cover and poster. He reveals, early in his career, he experimented with various mediums before settling on LiquidTex acrylics because it dries fast. I tend to […]

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Star Wars Block – Over 100 Words Every Fan Should Know illustrated by Peskimo (book review).

May 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Block – Over 100 Words Every Fan Should Know illustrated by Peskimo (book review).

‘Star Wars Block – Over 100 Words Every Fan Should Know’ is a new children’s ‘Star Wars’ title from Abrams, specifically their kids publishing imprint Abrams Appleseed. Designed like a word and picture book for helping young children to read, the book contains illustrations of scenes that range all the way from the slave boy […]

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Last Ship Home by Rodney Matthews (book review).

April 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Last Ship Home by Rodney Matthews (book review).

After seeing some samples of Rodney Matthews’ artwork in Illustrators # 21 a few months back, I looked around to see if I could pull any of his books. From the looks of things, despite all his posters, book and album covers, there aren’t that many. ‘Last Ship Home’ was the second book he did […]

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Think Small: The Tiniest Art In The World by Eva Katz (small book review)

April 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Think Small: The Tiniest Art In The World by Eva Katz   (small book review)

From time to time in the UK, either newspapers or television will do a feature on British artists who paint or sculpture at minute sizes. What Eva Katz’ book, ‘Think Small: The Tiniest Art In The World’ reveals is that there are many artists world-wide and 24 are included in this book. Amongst the examples […]

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John Buscema Sketchbook by J. David Spurlock and John Buscema (book review)

April 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
John Buscema Sketchbook by J. David Spurlock and John Buscema  (book review)

I pulled the ‘John Buscema Sketchbook’ mostly because I was curious to see his pencil work and, literally, what he sketched and came up with some surprises as little was shown of his more, shall we say, recognised work. The Steranko introduction gives Buscema’s history going from comicbook art to commercial illustration when comicbooks dropped […]

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Lightstrike by John Zeleznik (art-book review).

April 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lightstrike by John Zeleznik (art-book review).

I came across the art of John Zeleznik purely by chance and left a copy of his first book, ‘Lightstrike’, in my shopping bag for a while until quite recently. At the start of his career, Zeleznik was mostly involved in doing cover work for role-playing games, conceding to the demands of his publishers as […]

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