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The Art Of Alien: Isolation by Andy McVittie (book review).

December 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Alien: Isolation by Andy McVittie (book review).

I do think people will be interested in ‘The Art Of Alien: Isolation’ by Andy McVittie regardless of whether they are game players because apart from seeing how the graphics of a computer game is put together, you also see their template. We’re also talking ‘Alien’ with its enormous fan base and a selection of […]

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The Art Of The Simon And Kirby Studio by Mark Evanier, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (book review).

December 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Art Of The Simon And Kirby Studio by Mark Evanier, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (book review).

Firstly, I should mention that my copy of this book, ‘The Art Of The Simon And Kirby Studio’ by Mark Evanier, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby is a pdf file sent by the publisher, which is great and I’m grateful but I suspect the whole darn thing will look even better as the real big […]

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An Alex Ross Interview by Geoff Willmetts.

November 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
An Alex Ross Interview by Geoff Willmetts.

As seen with the latest Andrew Loomis book, ‘I’d Love To Draw’, artist Alex Ross contributed a new introduction and added some comments to fill the gaps in this prototype book. If I need to tell you who Alex Ross is, then you haven’t been paying attention to his watercolour work on ‘Marvels’ for Marvel […]

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Frank R. Paul: The Dean Of Science Fiction Illustration by Jerry Weist (book review).

November 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Frank R. Paul: The Dean Of Science Fiction Illustration by Jerry Weist (book review).

It is always said that Hugo Gernsback was one of the earliest key figures in 20th century Science Fiction. That being so, artist Frank R. Paul was his chief architect, contributing colour covers to all of his magazine and managed to squeeze in many black and white illustrations inside them as well. This magnificent book, […]

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The Art Of John Alvin by Andrea Alvin (book review).

November 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Art Of John Alvin by Andrea Alvin (book review).

Artist John Alvin died in 2008 but his wife and artist, Andrea Alvin, points out that even if you don’t recognise his name, you’ll certainly recognise the posters he did for the films of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ron Howard, Ridley Scott, Tim Burton, Disney and Mel Brooks. It is with the latter, that he […]

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I’d Love To Draw by Andrew Loomis (book review).

October 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
I’d Love To Draw by Andrew Loomis (book review).

If you only thought that how to draw books had author/artists sit down and just get on with it, then think again. Often a prototype is put together to see how it would work and to have something to show to a publisher as a sampler before doing the definitive version. ‘I’d Love To Draw’ […]

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques by Patrick J. Jones (book review).

October 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques by Patrick J. Jones (book review).

When I first saw the book cover promotion for ‘Sci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques’ on-line, until it arrived I thought Boris Vallejo was involved with the book beyond the introduction. However, the book is actually by Patrick J. Jones, a good artist in his own right, but don’t be confused with how things look […]

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The Art Of Jim Burns: Hyperluminal (book review).

September 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Jim Burns: Hyperluminal (book review).

When I heard that there was another Jim Burns book on the horizon, this was on the top of my list to see next. After all, I own and love his three previous books, ‘Lightship’, ‘Transluminal’ and ‘Imago’. ‘Hyperluminal’ takes this to the next level of what he’s done next although there are some samples […]

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The Art Of Greg Spalenka: Visions From The Mind’s Eye (book review).

September 27, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Art Of Greg Spalenka: Visions From The Mind’s Eye (book review).

Now ‘The Art Of Greg Spalenka: Visions From The Mind’s Eye’ felt like an odd book from the start. Very surreal and definitely more fantastical as we begin with seeing Spalenka’s early work. When you see people with flowers for heads, you’ll be thinking a tad weird as well. The guy is pure experimentation until […]

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Don Heck: A Work Of Art by John Coates (book review).

September 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Don Heck: A Work Of Art by John Coates (book review).

I’ve always tended to regard comicbook artist Don Heck as one of the unsung heroes of the comics world. Getting any lengthy interview from him was a problem for writer John Coates, who had to pull from many sources after his death in 1995. Heck was very much a private quiet man who got on […]

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