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Thunderbirds Are Go Official Guidebook (book review)

September 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Thunderbirds Are Go Official Guidebook   (book review)

I’ve spoken in the past about the quality of Japanese books, especially when it comes down to their love of the Century 21 product. This also extends to the latest CGI version. I came across this book, ‘Thunderbirds Are Go Official Guidebook’, some time ago but had to figure out how to find one being […]

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The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin and illustrated by Luis Royo (book review)

September 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin and illustrated by Luis Royo  (book review)

George RR Martin is of course best known for his series of fantasy novels widely known as the ‘Game Of Thrones’ universe thanks to the popular television show of that name. But before he’d written even the first of these novels, he’d written a number of other books including a children’s story called ‘The Ice […]

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Drawing From Your Imagination by Ron Tiner (book review).

September 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Drawing From Your Imagination by Ron Tiner (book review).

I picked up Ron Tiner’s book, ‘Drawing From Your Imagination’, some time ago and only got around to reading it now. His key emphasis is on drawing from life as much as possible and practice every day which is sound advice. Sometimes, it’s only a matter of flash drawing, the artist equivalent of a flash […]

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Beyond Fantasy: The Art Of Darrell K. Sweet (book review).

September 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beyond Fantasy: The Art Of Darrell K. Sweet (book review).

Another book I found in Jane Frank’s book ‘Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary’ is ‘Beyond Fantasy: The Art Of Darrell K. Sweet’. As his art has only been on American fantasy and SF book covers, it would explain why I haven’t come across him or at least put […]

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Illustrators #19 (magazine review).

August 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #19 (magazine review).

Another edition of ‘Illustrators’ and even a casual flip through shows there is a variety of art styles. We start off with no less than James Gurney, him of ‘Dinotopia’ fame for 30 pages. I’ve seen some of his work before but it’s always nice to see it again plus many I haven’t seen here […]

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Kirby: King Of Comics Paperback – Special Edition by Mark Evanier (book review)

August 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kirby: King Of Comics Paperback – Special Edition by Mark Evanier   (book review)

Jack Kirby was born in 1917 and grew up in the slums of New York. He was short and had to fight. He was mad for movies and the comicstrips in newspapers and drew all the time. His first proper job was at the Max Fleischer Animation Studios in 1935 and he hated the boring, […]

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Doctor Who: Paper Dolls by Ben Morris, Simon Guerrier and Christel Dee (book review).

August 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Paper Dolls by Ben Morris, Simon Guerrier and Christel Dee (book review).

In many respects, ‘Doctor Who: Paper Dolls’ is trying to hit several targets. With the introduction, Christel Dee suggests using the information from the pictures in this book as guidance in cosplay and how to make charity shops your favourite places to visit to find the kinds of clothes you can modify cheaply. As the […]

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Star Wars: Widevision: The Original Topps Trading Cards Volume One with an introduction by Gary Gerani (book review).

August 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: Widevision: The Original Topps Trading Cards Volume One with an introduction by Gary Gerani (book review).

Following the success of the ‘Star Wars Galaxy’ trading cards series in 1993, Topps were looking for another new direction in which to take George Lucas’ franchise. In hindsight, the decision seems obvious given the proliferation of retail widescreen VHS. Topps decided that they were going to take a ‘Panavision look’ at the ‘Star Wars’ […]

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Reed Crandall: Illustrator Of The Comics by Roger Hill (book review).

August 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Reed Crandall: Illustrator Of The Comics by Roger Hill (book review).

I have to confess to not really knowing much about comicbook artist Reed Crandall. He came to prominence in the 1940s-50s and a little before my time and I wasn’t really picking up that many Warren magazines in his last phase in the 1960s. None of which is helped by not having a by-name associated […]

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TheColor Of Pixar by Tia Kratter (book review)

August 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
TheColor Of Pixar by Tia Kratter  (book review)

I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting when I spotted ‘The Color Of Pixar’ by Tia Kratter in the advance list from Abrams/Chronicle. With only a brief introduction by John Lasseter, Kratter explains her role at Pixar was in selecting the colours and textures that were used in the company’s films. Basically, this is […]

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