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100 Years Of Science Fiction Illustration by Anthony Frewin (book review),

January 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
100 Years Of Science Fiction Illustration by Anthony Frewin (book review),

‘100 Years Of Science Fiction Illustration’ by Anthony Frewin is, as far as I can tell, one of the earliest illustrated looks at SF art. From looking at different covers shown, it looks like it has been reprinted a couple times. The first two chapters cover two artists that I hadn’t come across before. I […]

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Death And The Eternal Forever by Ron English (book review).

January 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Death And The Eternal Forever by Ron English (book review).

Now here’s a book to cheer you up this time of year. Artist Ron English uses his book, ‘Death And The Eternal Forever’, to examine how close we are to death. On the opening flyfold of the cover, there’s a stark reminder, ‘You may know you’re going to die, but you won’t know you’re dead’. […]

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Figures From Life: Drawing With Style by Patrick J. Jones (book review).

December 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Figures From Life: Drawing With Style by Patrick J. Jones (book review).

‘Figures From Life: Drawing With Style’ is the fourth book by Patrick J. Jones and, as the title suggests, this time you’re in an artbook showing how to draw real people, mostly unclad, but don’t expect to see many of them. You’re also going to be using charcoal, pastels, rags and even an automated eraser […]

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Illustrators #24 (magazine review).

December 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #24 (magazine review).

As I’ve often commented in other books reviews, it’s always fascinating seeing the film poster art from other countries and how they convey the movies to their respective publics. With the 24th issue of ‘Illustrators’ you get to see an entire wad of French poster art which they call ‘affiche’, which is a direct translation […]

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MetamorFX: Art Of Constantine Sekeris (book review).

December 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
MetamorFX: Art Of Constantine Sekeris (book review).

I came across a picture created by Constantine Serkeris a while back and pulled this book, although only now having the time to review it. Sekeris works for various design studios, including Steve Johnson’s EDGE FX and worked on several films. However, the work here is design work that was done but not used in […]

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Paper Tiger Fantasy Art Gallery edited by Paul Barnett (book review).

December 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Paper Tiger Fantasy Art Gallery edited by Paul Barnett (book review).

Back when the publisher Paper Tiger was operational, editor Paul Barnett was asked to run their newsletter which became ‘The Paper Snarl’. As he explains in the introduction, he didn’t want it to be a purely promotional piece and spent time interviewing the various artists Paper Tiger were printing books of. This ‘Paper Tiger Fantasy […]

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Special Hugo category for Best Art Book introduced.

December 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Special Hugo category for Best Art Book introduced.

Dublin 2019, the 77th World Science Fiction Convention, taking place in Dublin Ireland in August 2019, has told us that a special Hugo category for Best Art Book will be included in the 2019 Hugo Awards, and the Retrospective Hugo Awards for 1944. The Hugo Awards are awards in the field of science fiction and […]

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Mike Grell: Life Is Drawing Without An Eraser by Dewey Cassell with Jeff Messer (book review).

November 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mike Grell: Life Is Drawing Without An Eraser by Dewey Cassell with Jeff Messer (book review).

Back in 1975, when I was getting back into American comicbooks and a UK fanzine called ‘The Panelologist’ broke the spell that I should ignore the so-called ‘feud’ that you had to choose between DC Comics and Marvel Comics, that I picked up on the ‘Superboy’ comics to see what the Legion Of Super-Heroes were […]

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Illustrators #23 (magazine review).

October 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #23 (magazine review).

First, as announced in this edition of ‘Illustrators’, this is the last edition edited by Peter Richardson, who hands over this important task to Diego Cordoba next time around. Looking at Richardson’s comments, Cordoba has been doing a lot of this work already with his own pages so I doubt if there will be a […]

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Mortal Artists (the concept art behind the Mortal Engines movie).

October 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mortal Artists (the concept art behind the Mortal Engines movie).

Peter Jackson ordered a steampunk take for his first Mortal Engines movie that might make even a Stephen Hunt Jackelian book blush with faux-Victorian science fictional pride. Here is Universal’s look at the art and artists behind that steampunkish shine from Philip Reeve’s original literary creation.

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