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Science Fiction Poster Art edited by Tony Nourmand and Graham Marsh (book review).

March 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Science Fiction Poster Art edited by Tony Nourmand and Graham Marsh (book review).

Never one to ignore old books, I picked up this 2003 book, ‘Science Fiction Poster Art’ edited by Tony Nourmand and Graham Marsh last year and now fitting it into my schedule. Even a book that is 15 years old can still have some relevance, especially when it comes to poster art. After all, when […]

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Illustrators: British War Comics Special (magazine review).

March 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Illustrators: British War Comics Special (magazine review).

Another ‘Illustrators’ special from The Book Palace, this time focusing on the Italian artists who contributed covers and interior art to the war pocketbooks that were sold in the UK. I more or less side-stepped them in the 1950s-60s but then, I tended to buy the bigger sized comicbooks. However, as this book shows, these […]

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Illustrators #21 (magazine review).

February 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #21 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘Illustrators’ starts off with a 30 page interview with artist Rodney Matthews. A couple thing I learnt from the off is that he hails from my home county of Somerset and doesn’t sign his work, relying on being recognised by his style. I did wonder why that although I have some […]

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Mechanika: Creating The Art Of Science Fiction With Doug Chiang (book review).

February 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mechanika: Creating The Art Of Science Fiction With Doug Chiang (book review).

I should point out from the start that this book, ‘Mechanika: Creating The Art Of Science Fiction With Doug Chiang’, is the 2008 edition and that there is a revised edition available since then. Doug Chiang has worked on two of the ‘Star Wars’ prequels and a lot of other films, winning awards along the […]

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Fantastic Art edited by David Larkin (art book review).

January 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Art edited by David Larkin (art book review).

Never let it be said that I don’t review contemporary artbooks. Although granted, this one was released in 1973. Even more remarkable, is the first half of the book is devoted to the fantasy art from artists over two centuries ago. The latter half is of more modern artists but as you check the dates […]

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Dali’s World by Montse Aguer (book review).

January 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dali’s World by Montse Aguer (book review).

Just looking at the cover of Montse Aguer’s book, ‘Dali’s World’, and you know you’re in for a treat. The book feels luxurious with thick glossy pages to match Salvador Dali’s art which is truly fantastic and bizarre. However, his early work shown here, shows he knew how to draw and paint well before going […]

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Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein (book review).

January 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein (book review).

When I realised that Nancy Goldstein’s book ‘Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist’ was in Eurospan’s catalogue, a request brought the book to my doorstep. This is a good reminder that if you’re after first hand books from any of the University presses and live in the UK, make Eurospan your first port […]

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The Art Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Phil Szostak, foreword by Rian Johnson (book review).

January 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Phil Szostak, foreword by Rian Johnson (book review).

Please note, there are mild spoilers below for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, you have been warned! As the dust (salt?) settles on the latest ‘Star Wars’ release ‘The Last Jedi’, this is a great time to pick up Abrams’ latest concept art and design collection focusing on Rian Johnson’s masterpiece. ‘The Art Of Star […]

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The Magic Of Drawing by Cliff Wright (book review).

January 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Magic Of Drawing by Cliff Wright (book review).

In my Internet scans around certain subjects looking for things of interest, I came across ‘The Magic Of Drawing’ by Cliff Wright at a tenth of its original retail price. Added it to my pile and only now got around to look at it after my original scan and liking the art. It’s only when […]

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Terry Pratchett’s Discworld: Imaginarium by Paul Kidby (book review).

December 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Terry Pratchett’s Discworld: Imaginarium by Paul Kidby (book review).

Few fantasy novelists are as easily associated with their cover art as Terry Pratchett, through the 1980s and 90s with Josh Kirby and, thereafter, with Paul Kidby. Of course, they both had completely different styles and, inevitably, the younger artist went back to Pratchett’s earlier works and created his own illustrations for them. So what […]

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