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The Anatomy Of Style: Figure Drawing Techniques by Patrick J. Jones (book review).

February 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Anatomy Of Style: Figure Drawing Techniques by Patrick J. Jones (book review).

Anyone looking at my book collection would wonder why I have so many artbooks showing how to draw and paint and still get them when I can, even though as those who’ve seen my sketches and paintings know, I’m quite able in that department myself. I suspect, the same applies to other artists as well. […]

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Illustrators # 13 (magazine review).

February 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 13 (magazine review).

Just in case you think I’m only going to focus on back issues of ‘Illustrators’, # 13 is now available containing a mixture of pop art and traditional, making a combination that should find something to your taste and even the odd surprise. For pop art, this is pretty much Mitch O’Connell’s territory, blending a […]

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Will Eisner: Champion Of The Graphic Novel by Paul Levitz (book review).

February 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Will Eisner: Champion Of The Graphic Novel by Paul Levitz (book review).

Author Paul Levitz says from the start that there have been many books written about Will Eisner and as the title ‘Will Eisner: Champion Of The Graphic Novel’ says, he wants to focus on the evolution of the graphic novel and the cartoonist’s involvement in it. After all, it was Eisner who first coined the […]

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Illustrators # 7 (magazine review).

January 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 7 (magazine review).

Illustrators # 7 is dominated by fantasy art this time and across a wide-spectrum from the serious to the downright funny. As with many of these artists, you might not know their name but you probably come across some of them. Take Alan Lee for instance. He worked with Brian Froud on ‘Gnomes’ and then […]

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Illustrators # 4 (magazine review)

January 21, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Illustrators # 4   (magazine review)

After my review of Illustrators # 18 last month, The Book Palace provided me with some earlier issues of their magazine that they think fits our remit which I will be reviewing over the next few months. As many of you reading here like artbooks, then these will certainly fit your tastes even if they […]

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The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Phil Szostak (book review).

January 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Phil Szostak (book review).

In late October 2012, just after Disney announced the acquisition of Lucasfilm and that ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ would be coming soon, Doug Chiang reached out to Production Designer Rick Carter (‘Jurassic Park’, ‘Avatar’, ‘Lincoln’) about the possibility of working on a new ‘Star Wars’ film. By January 2013, Carter was on-board with Chiang and […]

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Illustrators # 9 (magazine review)

December 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 9    (magazine review)

As soon as I saw the cover of Illustrators # 9, I recognised the work of Bruce Pennington because it’s the cover of ‘Time, Space And Nathaniel’ by Brian Aldiss. It’s also one of the few times where I bought the book for the cover art but didn’t care for the stories (four of them) […]

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Capturing Archetypes, Volume 2 (book review).

November 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Capturing Archetypes, Volume 2 (book review).

From the start, I have to say that this big book, Capturing Archetypes, Volume 2, has static issues although no damage is done to art when opening these pages but just be careful. Be even more cautious when you reach Doctor Doom as after him it opens up into a four page spread of Poison […]

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Women Of Wonder edited by Cathy Fenner (book review).

October 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Women Of Wonder edited by Cathy Fenner (book review).

The sub-title the Cathy Fenner edited book ‘Women Of Wonder’ is ‘Celebrating Women Creators Of Fantastic Art’ should explain the nature of this book. To me, it is a taster sample book of 57 lady artists. That’s quite a number, especially as so many of them are still active in the field and some were […]

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The Art Of Hotel Transylvsania 2 by Brett Rector (book review).

October 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Hotel Transylvsania 2 by Brett Rector (book review).

I should say from the start, I didn’t see the first ‘The Art Of Hotel Transylvsania’, let alone this sequel, ‘The Art Of Hotel Transylvsania 2’. The lady publicist at Titan remembered I was a sucker for artbooks and presumably wanted to see what I made of this book by Brett Rector. The information gleaned […]

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