Artist Ian Miller’s work is mostly in fantasy than SF but a lot of the time, artists in our genre do what they are paid to do. Miller has got paid to do work based off Tolkien, Lovecraft and Melvyn Peake. He also created the backgrounds for Ralph Baksi’s ‘Wizards’ animation film. When you look […]
Al Feldstein is a comicbook legend, even if he might be before most of us were born here. A main contributor and editor to EC Comics, creating the Crypt-Keeper along the way, and when they were forced to fold, later editing ‘Mad’ magazine. However, as the work in this book, ‘Feldstein: The Mad Life And […]
Reading The Rabbit: Explorations In Warner Bros. Animation edited by Kevin S. Sandler (book review).
Y’know, doc, the animation folk at Disney get more books written about them than us folk at Warner’s. Either way, the books are mostly written with permission than an unbias examination. Not here, doc. I tell ya for starters, editor Kevin Sandler from his introduction also points out that both companies created a lot of […]
I first put a name to the paintings of SF artist John Harris with his book, ‘Mass: The Art Of John Harris’, which is now over a decade ago since I reviewed it. With ‘The Art Of John Harris: Beyond This Horizon’, there is now an opportunity to see what he has painted since then […]
‘Titanfall’ is a first person shooter on-line game for XBOX One and Windows PCs. It was highly anticipated because it was the debut game from some of the creators of ‘The Call Of Duty’ series of games. Reviews of the game have been mixed and, in one instance, a review of the reviews has been […]
‘The Art Of Thief’ is a graphical celebration of the Square Enix video game and published by Square Enix, available on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC formats. From the first look at the cover it is clear that there is a spectacular treat inside. The cover is a misty grey background […]
Modern Masters Volume Twenty-Nine: Cliff Chiang by Chris Arrant and Eric Nolen-Wathington (book review).
Cliff Chiang isn’t an artist I’ve come across before. Mostly, I suspect, because I haven’t really picked up on recent Vertigo titles, the ‘Elsewhere’ graphic novels or his recent tenure on the ‘New 52’ ‘Wonder Woman’. Even so, I’m still a sucker to see how people advance in their careers in the comicbook world. With […]
Now ‘Steampunk Style’ is a really unusual book. Its sub-title is ‘The Complete Illustrated Guide For Contraptors, Gizmologists And Primocogglers Everywhere’. Although I get the bit about makers of contraptions and gizmos, I don’t really know what a ‘primo’ is. The people who created the material are listed at the back of the book and […]
David Wright (1912-1967) is an artist’s works whom you might have seen and not been able to put a name to. As pointed out with a still from the 1952 film ‘Angels One-Five’, it was his cheesecake paintings on the wall in the officers’ mess. Coming from a family of painters, Wright had a good […]
Artists chosen for Lakes Festival’s first 24 Hour Comic Marathon: Jeff Smith, Gail Simone join guest list The Lakes International Comic Art Festival’s chooses not one but two creators for its comics challenge 19th February, 2014, Kendal, Cumbria: The organisers of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival have announced that not one but two artists will be joining […]