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Illustrators Special #7: Pirates (magazine review).

May 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Illustrators Special #7: Pirates (magazine review).

Interestingly, rather than focusing on artists who painted or illustrated pirate stories, David Ashford does a history trip through the entire genre as first developed in the UK. Much of the mythology is based on the artistic endeavours of Howard Pyle that brought pirates to life. Seeing how the many other illustrators and painters do […]

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Trajectory by Stephan Martinier (book review).

April 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Trajectory by Stephan Martinier (book review).

Occasionally, I did a search of ‘art books’ on the long river website and came across ‘Trajectory’ by Stephan Martinier and thought I’d take a look. As I rarely pay much attention to any of the Awards that are out there, I did note in his biography at the back of the book that he […]

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Illustrators # 29 (magazine review)

April 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 29  (magazine review)

    This issue of ‘Illustrators’ should raise your dampened souls with a healthy dose of humour from cartoonists. Mind you, the first is Charles Addams (1912-1988) and a heavy dose of the macabre. Famed for ‘The Addams Family’ which evolved into the famous TV series and films, Addams’ gags are just effective as visual […]

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The Art Of Walter Simonson (graphic novel book review).

March 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Walter Simonson (graphic novel book review).

Oddly, the reason for my buying a copy of ‘The Art Of Walter Simonson’ was primarily to see the original pin-up he drew of the Metal Men. I had a copy of it in ‘The Amazing World Of DC Comics’ but seeing the picture with its original colouring via google felt like I needed a […]

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Spyda’s Anatomy Workshop by Jason Spyda Adams (book review).

March 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Spyda’s Anatomy Workshop by Jason Spyda Adams (book review).

As I was buying a large bundle off of Neal Adams’ website last November and e-talking with Jason Adams, I thought the least I can do is have a look at his own book, ‘Spyda’s Anatomy Workshop’, knowing he does sculpture. I think I should have pulled his first book, ‘A Study Of Sculptural Method’ […]

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Make Art Where You Are (Guided Sketchbook): A Travel Sketchbook And Guide by Courtney Cerruti (book review).

March 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Make Art Where You Are (Guided Sketchbook): A Travel Sketchbook And Guide by Courtney Cerruti (book review).

Abrams do a wide selection of artbooks in their imprints and as I tend to encourage you folk to develop an interest in art so do ask for the odd book that might encourage you that way. Courtney Cerruti’s book, ‘Make Art Where You Are (Guided Sketchbook): A Travel Sketchbook And Guide’ gives guidance to […]

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Pencil Workshop by Sasha Prood (book review).

February 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Pencil Workshop by Sasha Prood (book review).

The first thing I said to the publicist at Abrams when I saw this book in their catalogue was they should sell it with the stationery items that they also sell as a boxset. With the introduction showing you need to have a visit to an art shop for supplies does at least support this. […]

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The Art & Making Of Fantasy Miniatures by Jamie Kendall (book review).

January 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Art & Making Of Fantasy Miniatures by Jamie Kendall (book review).

Part of the job of reviewing is picking out books that although I might not know about the subject generally, I do appreciate that some of you out there do and I can learn something about it. I don’t do RPG and have only a passing acquaintance with the associated miniatures that are your playing […]

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Rough Stuff #8 Spring 2008 (magazine review).

January 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Rough Stuff #8 Spring 2008 (magazine review).

I’ve been eyeing this issue of ‘Rough Stuff’ for sometime mostly because of the great cover of the Scarlet Witch and Ms. Marvel. Getting it up close and its easier to spot the Wasp there as well. Sometimes, small digital doesn’t do a picture justice. Even more surprising inside the magazine shows artist Mike Mayhew […]

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Modern Masters Volume Twelve: Michael Golden (book review).

January 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Modern Masters Volume Twelve: Michael Golden (book review).

Back in the day, I first got sight of Michael Golden’s artwork when he appeared at Marvel doing the first 12 issues of ‘The Micronauts’ in 1979. Stylish, expressive and action-packed. Who cared it was based on a toyline, more so as the key characters weren’t toys. From a Marvel perspective, we were used to […]

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