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An Alex Ross Interview by Geoff Willmetts.

November 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
An Alex Ross Interview by Geoff Willmetts.

As seen with the latest Andrew Loomis book, ‘I’d Love To Draw’, artist Alex Ross contributed a new introduction and added some comments to fill the gaps in this prototype book. If I need to tell you who Alex Ross is, then you haven’t been paying attention to his watercolour work on ‘Marvels’ for Marvel […]

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Frank R. Paul: The Dean Of Science Fiction Illustration by Jerry Weist (book review).

November 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Frank R. Paul: The Dean Of Science Fiction Illustration by Jerry Weist (book review).

It is always said that Hugo Gernsback was one of the earliest key figures in 20th century Science Fiction. That being so, artist Frank R. Paul was his chief architect, contributing colour covers to all of his magazine and managed to squeeze in many black and white illustrations inside them as well. This magnificent book, […]

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The Art Of John Alvin by Andrea Alvin (book review).

November 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Art Of John Alvin by Andrea Alvin (book review).

Artist John Alvin died in 2008 but his wife and artist, Andrea Alvin, points out that even if you don’t recognise his name, you’ll certainly recognise the posters he did for the films of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ron Howard, Ridley Scott, Tim Burton, Disney and Mel Brooks. It is with the latter, that he […]

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I’d Love To Draw by Andrew Loomis (book review).

October 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
I’d Love To Draw by Andrew Loomis (book review).

If you only thought that how to draw books had author/artists sit down and just get on with it, then think again. Often a prototype is put together to see how it would work and to have something to show to a publisher as a sampler before doing the definitive version. ‘I’d Love To Draw’ […]

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques by Patrick J. Jones (book review).

October 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques by Patrick J. Jones (book review).

When I first saw the book cover promotion for ‘Sci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques’ on-line, until it arrived I thought Boris Vallejo was involved with the book beyond the introduction. However, the book is actually by Patrick J. Jones, a good artist in his own right, but don’t be confused with how things look […]

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The Art Of Jim Burns: Hyperluminal (book review).

September 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Jim Burns: Hyperluminal (book review).

When I heard that there was another Jim Burns book on the horizon, this was on the top of my list to see next. After all, I own and love his three previous books, ‘Lightship’, ‘Transluminal’ and ‘Imago’. ‘Hyperluminal’ takes this to the next level of what he’s done next although there are some samples […]

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The Art Of Greg Spalenka: Visions From The Mind’s Eye (book review).

September 27, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Art Of Greg Spalenka: Visions From The Mind’s Eye (book review).

Now ‘The Art Of Greg Spalenka: Visions From The Mind’s Eye’ felt like an odd book from the start. Very surreal and definitely more fantastical as we begin with seeing Spalenka’s early work. When you see people with flowers for heads, you’ll be thinking a tad weird as well. The guy is pure experimentation until […]

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Don Heck: A Work Of Art by John Coates (book review).

September 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Don Heck: A Work Of Art by John Coates (book review).

I’ve always tended to regard comicbook artist Don Heck as one of the unsung heroes of the comics world. Getting any lengthy interview from him was a problem for writer John Coates, who had to pull from many sources after his death in 1995. Heck was very much a private quiet man who got on […]

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The Art Of Fred Gambino: Dark Shepherd (book review).

August 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Fred Gambino: Dark Shepherd (book review).

Blimey, it’s hard to believe that it’s been thirteen years since I reviewed Fred Gambino’s first book, ‘Ground Zero’, but its long over-due that he had another art book out. Here, ‘The Art Of Fred Gambino: Dark Shepherd’ fulfils that need. He hasn’t been idle in all that time, working on design graphics for films […]

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Dredd Needs Help, Citizen!

July 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dredd Needs Help, Citizen!

In May, 2000 AD appealed to its readers to help solve a mystery – and they replied in spades! The legendary British comic book asked fans to track down key episodes from the Judge Dredd comic strip that ran for around 2,980 episodes from 1981-1998 in the national Daily Star newspaper. Thanks to their detective […]

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