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Grail Pages by Steven Alan Payne (book review).

February 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Grail Pages by Steven Alan Payne (book review).

‘Grail Pages’ are not biblical comicbook pages but they are certainly as rare as them. As the sub-title ‘Original Comic Book Art And The Collectors’ should give a broader hint, this book is about the one thing from a comicbook that is literally a one-off, the original pages that the artist and inker with a […]

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The Collectors’ Book Of Virgil Finlay by Robert Weinberg, Douglas Ellis and Robert T. Garcia (book review).

January 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Collectors’ Book Of Virgil Finlay by Robert Weinberg, Douglas Ellis and Robert T. Garcia (book review).

I was both surprised and very happy to receive a copy of ‘The Collectors’ Book Of Virgil Finlay’ by Robert Weinberg, Douglas Ellis and Robert T. Garcia because I put out a feeler as to its availability and lucked out. Limited edition books rarely fall into the hands of reviewers although as a general note, […]

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The Art Of Vampirella (artbook review).

January 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Vampirella (artbook review).

  Who hasn’t heard of Vampirella, the alien vampire stranded on Earth in the scantily dressed bikini? She’s also a rare character in being created for Warren Magazines and when they closed their doors in 1983, given more, should we say because she isn’t undead, unlife in Harris Comics and even a Roger Corman film […]

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The Art Of Robert E. McGinnis by Robert E. McGinnis and Art Scott (book review).

January 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Robert E. McGinnis by Robert E. McGinnis and Art Scott (book review).

I like surprises, especially with artbooks. When I flicked through the pages here I discovered that artist Robert E. McGinnis had done poster work for the James Bond franchise during the Connery-Moore period, including a piece of merchandise I still own, the box cover of the ‘Live And Let Die’ Tarot cards. I always wondered […]

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The Art Of Alien: Isolation by Andy McVittie (book review).

December 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Alien: Isolation by Andy McVittie (book review).

I do think people will be interested in ‘The Art Of Alien: Isolation’ by Andy McVittie regardless of whether they are game players because apart from seeing how the graphics of a computer game is put together, you also see their template. We’re also talking ‘Alien’ with its enormous fan base and a selection of […]

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The Art Of The Simon And Kirby Studio by Mark Evanier, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (book review).

December 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Art Of The Simon And Kirby Studio by Mark Evanier, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (book review).

Firstly, I should mention that my copy of this book, ‘The Art Of The Simon And Kirby Studio’ by Mark Evanier, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby is a pdf file sent by the publisher, which is great and I’m grateful but I suspect the whole darn thing will look even better as the real big […]

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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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