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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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Creepy Presents Richard Corben (book review).

March 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Creepy Presents Richard Corben (book review).

Dark Horse have been reprinting Warren Publication magazines in hardback for some time. They must have been conscious of the fact that not everyone could afford them all, so did individual volumes of Bernie Wrighton, Alex Toth and Richard Corben. The latter I have in my hands now. Here we have 35 stories, 3 of […]

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Science Fiction Poster Art edited by Tony Nourmand and Graham Marsh (book review).

March 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Science Fiction Poster Art edited by Tony Nourmand and Graham Marsh (book review).

Never one to ignore old books, I picked up this 2003 book, ‘Science Fiction Poster Art’ edited by Tony Nourmand and Graham Marsh last year and now fitting it into my schedule. Even a book that is 15 years old can still have some relevance, especially when it comes to poster art. After all, when […]

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Illustrators: British War Comics Special (magazine review).

March 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Illustrators: British War Comics Special (magazine review).

Another ‘Illustrators’ special from The Book Palace, this time focusing on the Italian artists who contributed covers and interior art to the war pocketbooks that were sold in the UK. I more or less side-stepped them in the 1950s-60s but then, I tended to buy the bigger sized comicbooks. However, as this book shows, these […]

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Illustrators #21 (magazine review).

February 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #21 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘Illustrators’ starts off with a 30 page interview with artist Rodney Matthews. A couple thing I learnt from the off is that he hails from my home county of Somerset and doesn’t sign his work, relying on being recognised by his style. I did wonder why that although I have some […]

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Mechanika: Creating The Art Of Science Fiction With Doug Chiang (book review).

February 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mechanika: Creating The Art Of Science Fiction With Doug Chiang (book review).

I should point out from the start that this book, ‘Mechanika: Creating The Art Of Science Fiction With Doug Chiang’, is the 2008 edition and that there is a revised edition available since then. Doug Chiang has worked on two of the ‘Star Wars’ prequels and a lot of other films, winning awards along the […]

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Fantastic Art edited by David Larkin (art book review).

January 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Art edited by David Larkin (art book review).

Never let it be said that I don’t review contemporary artbooks. Although granted, this one was released in 1973. Even more remarkable, is the first half of the book is devoted to the fantasy art from artists over two centuries ago. The latter half is of more modern artists but as you check the dates […]

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Dali’s World by Montse Aguer (book review).

January 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dali’s World by Montse Aguer (book review).

Just looking at the cover of Montse Aguer’s book, ‘Dali’s World’, and you know you’re in for a treat. The book feels luxurious with thick glossy pages to match Salvador Dali’s art which is truly fantastic and bizarre. However, his early work shown here, shows he knew how to draw and paint well before going […]

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