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More on the 24 Hour Comic Marathon.

February 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
More on the 24 Hour Comic Marathon.

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 […]

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Six for One 24 Hour Comic Marathon.

February 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Six for One 24 Hour Comic Marathon.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is looking for a sixth artist for its 2014 24 Hour Comic Marathon Seeking a Six for One 24 Hour Comic Marathon Lakes International Comic Art Festival’s comics challenge launched 10th February, 2014, Kendal, Cumbria: Five of the six creators for the 2014 Lakes International Comic Art Festival’s 24 […]

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Fun With A Pencil by Andrew Loomis (book review).

March 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Fun With A Pencil by Andrew Loomis (book review).

‘Fun With A Pencil’ was my first encounter with Andy Loomis’ art books back in the late 60s. Actually, I did spot ‘Successful Drawing’ in the library as well but decided it made sense to start with the first book. Finally, Titan has given it a re-release and that means nearly all of Loomis’ books […]

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The Art Of Thor The Movie by Matthew K. Manning (book review).

February 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Thor The Movie by Matthew K. Manning (book review).

I did actually get this book last year but fitting it into my review schedule was more problematic than I thought it would be. It goes without saying that ‘The Art Of Thor The Movie’ is both a history of the Marvel Comics character and that of the film. The emphasis here has been more […]

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Matt Baker: The Art Of Glamour edited by Jim Amash and Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

January 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Matt Baker: The Art Of Glamour edited by Jim Amash and Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

You might not know the name Matt Baker. After all, he died in 1959, but you might have seen his art around occasionally and I did a check on Google and there’s a lot there for you to see. In his short career, heart problems from rheumatic fever when young finally killed him at the […]

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Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis (book review).

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis (book review).

You might have noticed in previous reviews, that I’m not only a fan of Andrew Loomis but and in good company with many of the comicbook artists who proclaim a similar interest and rather than have library editions or buy extremely expensive second-hand copies, can now buy a first-hand mint all the way from 1947. […]

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Star Wars Art: Illustration by 41 artists (book review).

October 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Art: Illustration by 41 artists (book review).

This ‘Star Wars’ book is exactly what it says on the box: Illustrations, although the title has that in the singular. Apart from a forward by Howard Roffman, President of Lucas Licensing, explaining how back in the late 80s, he had to resurrect the franchise and an introduction by Steven Heller, co-chair of MFA Design, […]

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Cabinets Of Wonder by Christine Davenne and Christine Fleurent (book review).

October 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Cabinets Of Wonder by Christine Davenne and Christine Fleurent  (book review).

Collecting isn’t anything new. In our genre, I’d defy anyone reading here to say that they don’t collect anything related to their interest. It’s par for the course. This book, ‘Cabinets Of Wonder’ written by Christine Davenne and photographed by Christine Fleurent explores the roots of this by examining various collections which started off as […]

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Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart edited by Steve White (art-book review).

October 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart edited by Steve White (art-book review).

It seems it isn’t just ordinary people who have a fascination with moving dinosaurs and illustrations of such. As Paleobiologist Dr. Philip J. Currie points out in the first introduction to the book ‘Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart’, artists brings flesh and bone to fossils. In other words, it brings them to life in […]

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Trolls by Brian and Wendy Froud (art-book review).

September 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Trolls by Brian and Wendy Froud (art-book review).

Although I’m not a lover of fantasy, I do like Brian Froud’s illustrative work. He explains in the introduction to this book, ‘Trolls’, that the work presented here would have gone towards a further film with producer-director Jim Henson had he lived so this book is some twenty years in the making. I also discovered […]

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