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The Marvel Art Of Mondo Poster Book (artbook review).

March 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Marvel Art Of Mondo Poster Book (artbook review).

Originally, a small store in the basement of a Texan cinema, the legendary Alamo Drafthouse, ‘Mondo’ is now a worldwide boutique store in which artists from across the world give their own unique spin on pop culture. Unsurprisingly, the comicbook world is a popular source of inspiration for Mondo’s selection of memorabilia with screen prints […]

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Perspective Made Easy by Ernest R. Norling (book review).

February 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Perspective Made Easy by Ernest R. Norling (book review).

I occasionally come across this book, ‘Perspective Made Easy’ by Ernest R. Norling in artbook bibliographies and pulled a copy last year, only now finding time to read it. Unusual for Dover Publications, this is a regular paperback sized book although this has more to do with its original 1939 release. Like grammar, artists might […]

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Mastering Composition by Richard Garvey-Williams (book review).

February 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
Mastering Composition by Richard Garvey-Williams (book review).

Remember me writing last month that I got a second book focusing on photographic composition and saying there isn’t much difference between the two mediums, well apart from artistic ability. I do wonder if anyone has ever gauged just how well artists do as first-time photographers? After all, we already have an eye for composition. […]

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Draw! #23 Summer 2012 (magazine review),

February 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Draw! #23 Summer 2012 (magazine review),

Going back nearly nine years, we have the 23rd edition of ‘Draw!’ where there is some focus on comicbook artist Al Williamson (1931-2010) and the people who worked with him. He was the penciller on Marvel’s first Star Wars’ comicbook series amongst other comics, don’t forget. In his later years, Williamson turned inker after an […]

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Viscreal: The Art Of Jason Edmiston (book review).

February 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Viscreal: The Art Of Jason Edmiston (book review).

I did wonder why I hadn’t come across Jason Edmiston before, but reading this book, it became pretty obvious that his work is mostly seen on the other side of the pond, especially his native Canada and I don’t really see enough US magazines and boxed figures anymore. What makes this book so useful is […]

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The Art Of Wolf Walkers by Charles Solomon (book review).

February 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Wolf Walkers by Charles Solomon (book review).

Here’s one for the books, literally. The animated film ‘The Art Of Wolf Walkers’ was produced and animated in Ireland and a reminder that we still having working units on our side of the pond and not just supplementing other projects. It’s also another film about werewolves. Even better, this book fills you in on […]

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Fantasy Art: Warriors & Heroes by Russ Thorne (book review).

February 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Fantasy Art: Warriors & Heroes by Russ Thorne (book review).

Now this is why it pays to look at different publishers and the books they put out and check their back catalogues. If they allow us to review them, then we reveal books you might otherwise have missed. Without those other books, I wouldn’t have come across this one released in 2014, ‘Fantasy Art: Warriors […]

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Modern Masters Volume 13: Jerry Ordway by Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

February 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
Modern Masters Volume 13: Jerry Ordway by Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

I think the first thing that struck me was artist Jerry Ordway and me had something in common, being born in the same year so, even divided by a continent, we would have some common references in our comicbook reading although he started off in Marvel Comics and mine was DC Comics and both switched […]

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William Blake: Masterpieces Of Art by Michael Kerrigan (book review).

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William Blake: Masterpieces Of Art by Michael Kerrigan (book review).

Reading about artist, satirist and writer William Blake (1757-1827) and you certainly come away thinking he was a renaissance man. He was a contemporary of a lot of famous London writers but only he painted or etched as well, the latter being his formal training. Much of his art was in fantasy, hence my interest […]

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Draw! #22 Spring 2012 (magazine review).

February 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Draw! #22 Spring 2012 (magazine review).

Editor Mike Manley says this issue was the best up to this point. Seeing Frank Miller on the cover should guarantee that, although the issue starts off with an interview with inker Scott Williams who discusses his trade and the deterioration in equipment. Rather interestingly, his selection of Pentel Presto! Correction Pens for white correction […]

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