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Illustrators #34 (magazine review).

August 6, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
Illustrators #34 (magazine review).

This latest issue of ‘Illustrators’ focuses on the Latin artists who gained fame with work outside of their own country. Top of this list is Jesús Blasco (1919-1995) and holds a rather unusual distinction in never drawn or painting nudes. When you consider much of his work appeared in junior and teens British comics, he […]

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Illustrators #33 (magazine review).

June 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #33 (magazine review).

If you want your jaw to drop, then you need to see the art of American artist J.C. Leyendecker (1874-1951) and think if he was modern, more so he could do comic paintings that wouldn’t be out of place in the likes of ‘Mad’ magazine yet he was at his pinnacle at the turn of […]

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Illustrators #32 (art magazine review).

March 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #32 (art magazine review).

With the latest edition of ‘Illustrators’, there is an introduction to Swiss artist Oliver Frey on the front cover and first article. Certainly a dynamic artist and someone who went through the American Famous Artists School, although looking at the remarks from his first editor, needed to work on his anatomy and perspective which he […]

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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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Illustrators #28 (magazine review).

December 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #28 (magazine review).

If you haven’t seen the little green man above before then where have you been? This is the fifth cover appearance that I can remember it being used and I’m still counting. It was originally from the cover of ‘Martians, Go Home’ by Fredric Brown and illustrated by the great Frank Kelly Freas (you pronounce […]

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Illustrators #27 (magazine review).

September 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #27 (magazine review).

For a change, the 27th edition of ‘Illustrators’ takes a western slant, looking at the work of two significant artists and a certain masked man. If I haven’t hooked you into buying these magazines by now, you will know that it’s the art regardless of subject that is always a point of interest.   Our […]

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Illustrators #26 (magazine review).

June 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #26 (magazine review).

As I’m often said in the past, I look forward to every edition of ‘Illustrators’ and there is no exception with the 26th issue with a mixture of period art and cartoon illustrating. Even enough contrast to keep everyone happy. The opening artist is John Millar-Watt (1895-1975) who could turn his hand to any medium. […]

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Illustrators #25 (magazine review).

March 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #25 (magazine review).

The 25th issue of ‘Illustrators’ and it’s practically a cheesecake or girlie edition. Former editor Peter Richardson explains how the magazine first started as a means to show unfamiliar artists which often explains why I’m always finding surprises. They seriously look for the artists you might have missed. The first is French artist Milo Manara […]

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Illustrators #24 (magazine review).

December 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #24 (magazine review).

As I’ve often commented in other books reviews, it’s always fascinating seeing the film poster art from other countries and how they convey the movies to their respective publics. With the 24th issue of ‘Illustrators’ you get to see an entire wad of French poster art which they call ‘affiche’, which is a direct translation […]

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Illustrators #23 (magazine review).

October 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #23 (magazine review).

First, as announced in this edition of ‘Illustrators’, this is the last edition edited by Peter Richardson, who hands over this important task to Diego Cordoba next time around. Looking at Richardson’s comments, Cordoba has been doing a lot of this work already with his own pages so I doubt if there will be a […]

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