Sanjulian: Master Visionary: 1 by Sanjulian (book review).

September 21, 2018 | By | Reply More

For such a prominent artist from Warren Publications, Manuel Perez Clemente Sanjulian has only had two books specifically of his art available and these are out of print although it is possible to pull copies, as I did with this one, ‘Sanjulian: Master Visionary: 1’.

With the exception of 6 pages in colour, the rest is in black and white and for good reason as they are detailed pencil sketches covering a wide range of historical, horror and film subjects. For those who draw and want to improve their texturing, these really are worth a look.

It’s a shame that there is no indication of their original size or even what kind of paper he was working on to know whether he was using rough tooth or Bristol board or whatever to get such fine work. More likely, he used a variety. Each of these pictures fill each page so you can inspect them.

The colour section is all fantasy/horror which I suspect will attract some of you as well.

If you haven’t got any Sanjulian art-books in your collection, then this book won’t break the bank and you will have someone that you can truly appreciate as a great all-rounder. Now, can some publishers get some more work of him available in his lifetime please.

GF Willmetts

September 2018

(pub: SQP, 2005. 72 page squarebound illustrated softcover. Price: I pulled for about £ 4.00 (UK). ISBN: 0-86562-039-3)

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Category: Books, Illustration

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Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 21 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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