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Draw! #21 Fall 2011 (magazine review).

January 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Draw! #21 Fall 2011 (magazine review).

The main section of Draw # 11 is devoted to an interview with artist Dan Panosian by Mike Manley as they discuss the comicbook business. Panosian has worked as both an inker and penciller. He dropped out for nearly a decade into advertising and filmwork and then had to reestablish himself in the industry. Rather […]

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Imaginative Realism by James Gurney (book review).

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Imaginative Realism by James Gurney (book review).

No, that’s not James Gurney on the cover but as you catch up with the painting inside his 2009 book, ‘Imaginative Realism’, he does make clay and material models of the creatures he uses in his paintings. I bought this book a couple years back but only now finding a spot to read it in […]

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Modern Masters Volume Two: George Pérez edited by Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

January 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
Modern Masters Volume Two: George Pérez edited by Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

As I’ve commented in the past, if you’re patient and look around even the hardest to find books can often pop up and I managed to find a rare paper version of ‘Modern Masters Volume Two: George Pérez’ from 2007 late last year. It’s not quite the most obscure book on the now retired artist. […]

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Draw! #19 Fall 2010 (magazine review).

January 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Draw! #19 Fall 2010 (magazine review).

This issue of ‘Draw!’ came out nearly eleven years ago, so make any allowances for that and I was checking the careers of the people involved as I read. It also notes a delay for this issue coming out also notes the demise of TwoMorrows publications, ‘Rough Stuff’ and ‘Write Now!’ and editors Bob McCleod […]

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The Fantastic Art Of Rowena (book review).

January 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Fantastic Art Of Rowena (book review).

I like a challenge in finding things. A lot of the time I’m also very lucky at being at the right place at the right time. After reading ‘Illustrators’ and discovering I’d missed Rowena Morrill’s first book, I decided to track it down. There are still a lot of copies of the 1983 ‘The Fantastic […]

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The Sensuous Frazetta by J. David Spurlock and Frank Frazetta (book review).

December 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Sensuous Frazetta by J. David Spurlock and Frank Frazetta (book review).

As pointed out in the introduction, there was a gap from when Frank Frazetta turned from drawing comicbooks to his book covers. During that time, there was his output for 1960s men’s magazines. Don’t confuse this with them being pornographic and the term ‘sensuous’ is used to show women in a good light, although as […]

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Doctor Who: Timeview: The Complete Doctor Who Illustrations Of Frank Bellamy by David Bellamy (book review).

December 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Timeview: The Complete Doctor Who Illustrations Of Frank Bellamy by David Bellamy (book review).

It’s amazing what turns up on the off-chance. If you’ve seen the art of Frank Bellamy (1917-1976) illustrating ‘Thunderbirds’ in ‘TV21’ and the ‘Garth’ newspaper strip for the ‘Daily Mirror’, you might or might not be aware that he illustrated ‘Doctor Who’ for the ‘Radio Times’. They would bring photo-reference in on a Friday night […]

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Draw! #18 Fall 2009 (magazine review).

December 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
Draw! #18 Fall 2009 (magazine review).

Before you ask why have I upped the number of early ‘Draw!’ issues I’m reviewing, its mainly because buying as a bundle means I have more of them than the other magazines I bought at the same time. Economical cheaper, but a lot to read. The first interview editor Mike Manley this time is with […]

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Illustrators # 31 (magazine review)

December 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 31  (magazine review)

The latest issue of ‘Illustrators’ is ready to feed you more pleasing images to your eyes. Artist Jason Edmiston (1974- ) has got a thing about eyes and doing them to the right scale. He painted a picture of King Kong’s eyes at 8 feet wide by 3 feet high but was shrunk down for […]

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Fantastic Paintings Of Frazetta by J. David Spurlock (book review)

December 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Paintings Of Frazetta by J. David Spurlock  (book review)

Just when I thought I had a decent selection of Frank Frazetta artbooks in my collection, I couldn’t resist pulling an over-size hardback on the subject. Although it covers pretty much the same ground, what does make it stand out is seeing Frazetta’s preliminary designs and a habit of repainting or improving the original paintings […]

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