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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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The Art Of How To Train Your Dragon 2 by Linda Sunshine (book review).

June 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Art Of How To Train Your Dragon 2 by Linda Sunshine (book review).

‘Animation is an art form that begins and ends with the imagination.’ – Linda Sunshine author of ‘The Art Of How To Train Your Dragon 2’. With a forward by Gerard Butler, this glossy, behind the scenes peek at the art of ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’ comes in at a healthy 160 pages […]

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The Art Of Ian Miller by Ian Miller and Tom Whyte (book review).

June 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Ian Miller by Ian Miller and Tom Whyte (book review).

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 […]

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Feldstein: The Mad Life And Fantastic Art Of Al Feldstein! by Grant Geissman (book review).

June 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Feldstein: The Mad Life And Fantastic Art Of Al Feldstein! by Grant Geissman (book review).

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 […]

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Reading The Rabbit: Explorations In Warner Bros. Animation edited by Kevin S. Sandler (book review).

May 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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