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Illustrators # 5 (magazine review).

June 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 5 (magazine review).

Seeing a stylised Alfred E. Numan on the cover of Illustrators # 5 seems an odd choice until reading the first interview with Mick Brownfield who adopts his art and style to the requirement of his clients. He relates how a couple generations back that the art editors in those days had at least a […]

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Illustrators # 3 (magazine review)

June 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 3    (magazine review)

The major section of Illustrators # 3 is devoted to the incredible photo-realistic artwork of Italian Fortunino Matania (1881-1963), who did much of his work in the UK. Although I can’t be sure, I think I might have seen some of his work when very young and assumed they were photos. Looking at his work […]

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Alter Ego # 140 June 2016 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego # 140 June 2016 (magazine review).

I have to confess that there are still some gaps in my knowledge regarding the Golden Age of comics. With National Periodicals/DC Comics, this was hardly helped with the lack of credits. However, if you have read comics from this period then you will certainly have come across the late artist Irwin Hasen’s work. He […]

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Illustrators # 12 (magazine review).

May 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 12 (magazine review).

Jumping back to last year, we have Illustrator # 12, again with a spectrum of art talent, so there should be something here to interest most of you. The first two are digital artists with a divergent technique, although both have been influenced by animation. Andrew ‘Android’ Jones digitally paints with an eye for fine […]

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Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Seven (magazine review).

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Seven (magazine review).

‘The Jack Kirby Collector’ keeps rolling along with its usual mix of tribute panels, articles, essays, old interviews with Jack, new interviews with experts and so on. It’s a glossy, nicely produced magazine with lots of colour though the text, I’m glad to say, is black on white. Some modern magazines put pink on yellow […]

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Illustrators # 2 (magazine review).

May 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 2 (magazine review).

With Illustrators # 2, we look at the late artist David Wright whose claim to fame during his career was to paint beautiful women and fast cars for various top end magazines from the 1930s-60s for both sides of the pond. However, even these does not make for a steady income. Influenced by Alex Raymond’s […]

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Apex Magazine #84, May 2016 (emag review).

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Apex Magazine #84, May 2016 (emag review).

It’s Apex # 84 under scrutiny in this review and there’s no better place to start than the intriguing cover art by Robert Carter. A man’s head is apparently being unwound (literally) and seems to be filled with nothing but fresh air. While the illustration does not relate to any specific story there is a […]

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Uncanny Magazine #10 May/June 2016 (emag review).

May 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uncanny Magazine #10 May/June 2016 (emag review).

‘Ye Highlands And Ye Lowlands’ by Seanan McGuire is an honest Science Fiction story about hubris. American scientists were proud when they built a gateway to another world. They were keen to make first contact with an alien species but things went wrong when they did. In truth, this is a reasonably good idea – […]

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Illustrators # 1 (magazine review).

April 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 1 (magazine review).

Having just reviewed the latest issue of ‘Illustrators’, I was curious about the first issue which came out in 2012. It’s always interesting to see how magazines evolve and with an art magazine, the choice of artists they start off with. On top of that, how often have to wished we could lay our hands […]

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Illustrators #14 (magazine review).

April 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #14 (magazine review).

With the fourteenth issue of ‘Illustrators’ out, we have a selection of six artists work to look at and take your breath away. This time, there’s even one I know and interviewed a couple years back. The first is Tara McPherson. An artist with an unusual bent for painting ladies with holes in the heart, […]

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