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The Art Of Mad Max: Fury Road by Abbie Bernstein (book review).

June 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Mad Max: Fury Road by Abbie Bernstein (book review).

Oddly, I never saw the original ‘Max Max’ trilogy, not helped by its infrequent showing on TV, although I suspect with ‘Max Max: Fury Road’ now out, some of the UK TV channels will do something about that. Director/creator George Miller depended heavily on storyboards to make his fourth film in his series and considering […]

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Out Of Line: The Art Of Jules Feiffer by Martha Fay (book review).

May 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Out Of Line: The Art Of Jules Feiffer by Martha Fay (book review).

Back in the early 70s, I only learnt the name of Jules Feiffer from the 1964 book he compiled ‘The Great Comic Book Heroes’ and not so much about his own work. With Martha Fay’s ‘Out Of Line: The Art Of Jules Feiffer’ (1965), I can now rectify this and see what he does as […]

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Planet Story by Harry Harrison and illustrated by Jim Burns (book review).

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Planet Story by Harry Harrison and illustrated by Jim Burns (book review).

Having read Harry Harrison’s autobiography recently, I said I would look at ‘Planet Story’ that he wrote to provide a medium to allow upcoming artist, at the time, Jim Burns to hang some art from. The amount of art out-distances the amount of text but in this size book, that was always likely to happen. […]

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The Art Of Neal Adams (art book review).

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The Art Of Neal Adams (art book review).

In many respects, ‘The Art Of Neal Adams’ is a whistle-stop tour of at least fifty years in the famous comicbook artist’s career and showing how extensively he’s been able to find work in everything from there to advertising to storyboarding and is still in continuous demand in his seventies. Back when I was growing […]

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Journeyman: The Art Of Chris Moore by Stephen Gallagher (book review).

March 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Journeyman: The Art Of Chris Moore by Stephen Gallagher (book review).

In many respects you can blame astro-artist David A. Hardy for this review. We were discussing artists and one he raised that I’d forgotten about was Chris Moore. I looked around on the Net and found there was a book of his art released in 2000 and got it at a nice price. As publisher […]

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Chappie: The Art Of The Movie by Neill Blomkamp and Peter E. Aperlo (book review).

March 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Chappie: The Art Of The Movie by Neill Blomkamp and Peter E. Aperlo (book review).

As I’m still getting acquainted with Chappie, the robot star of this self-named film, I thought what better way than reading the book and seeing the art that is used to compose it. ‘Although called ‘Chappie: The Art Of The Movie’, it also gives insight into the characters as well as the high tech and […]

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Dreamland by Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (book review),

March 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dreamland by Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (book review),

To call artists Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell prolific painters is a bit of an understatement. More so with this book ‘Dreamland’, other than a couple at the back, the rest are new to me. It’s a shame that their source isn’t noted nor when they were used or printed before, although I do get […]

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Pictures Of Inspiration: Stellar Radiance by David A Hardy: by Rod MacDonald (article).

March 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Pictures Of Inspiration: Stellar Radiance by David A Hardy: by Rod MacDonald (article).

Uncle Geoff’s favourite Science Fiction photograph is of Thunderbird 2 landing at London airport. http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/my-favourite-photograph-thunderbird-2-landing-at-london-airport-hopefully-one-of-a-series-by-gf-willmetts-article/  I could nominate several photographs but what comes to mind for me is a painting called ‘Stellar Radiance’ by the artist, David A Hardy, which I saw in an art shop situated in the Tollcross area of Edinburgh some 45 years […]

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Wonderworks: Science Fiction & Fantasy Art by Michael Whelan (book review).

February 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wonderworks: Science Fiction & Fantasy Art by Michael Whelan (book review).

One of the great joys of the Internet is being able to locate books you wish you’d bought or even missed through poor circulation at the time. ‘Wonderworks: Science Fiction & Fantasy Art’ is the very first book of artist Michael Whelan’s book cover art back in 1979 and was on my list to get […]

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Fantastic Science-Fiction Art: 1926-1954 by Lester Del Rey (book review).

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Science-Fiction Art: 1926-1954 by Lester Del Rey (book review).

From time to time here, I like to find and pick up earlier artbooks. Other places tend to focus on new releases and forget that there are a lot of books out there that have been neglected or forgotten. You might even have come across them when looking at the secondary market and not quite […]

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