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TheColor Of Pixar by Tia Kratter (book review)

August 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
TheColor Of Pixar by Tia Kratter  (book review)

I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting when I spotted ‘The Color Of Pixar’ by Tia Kratter in the advance list from Abrams/Chronicle. With only a brief introduction by John Lasseter, Kratter explains her role at Pixar was in selecting the colours and textures that were used in the company’s films. Basically, this is […]

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The Guide To Fantasy Art Techniques by Martyn Dean and Chris Evans (book review)

July 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Guide To Fantasy Art Techniques by Martyn Dean and Chris Evans  (book review)

Another book I came across in ‘Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary’ by Jane Frank is ‘The Guide To Fantasy Art Techniques’ interviewed by Martyn Dean and text written by Chris Evans. It was released in 1984 and features their interviews and art samples from Jim Burns, Philip Castle, […]

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The Science Fiction Art Of Vincent Di Fate (book review).

July 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Science Fiction Art Of Vincent Di Fate (book review).

I’ve known of Vincent Di Fate ever since I got the huge book of his, ‘Infinite Worlds: Fantastic Visions Of Science Fiction Art’, giving the history of SF art that I really ought to find time to review here. As Di Fate’s art is mostly on the other side of the pond, I hadn’t really […]

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First Maitz: Selected Works by Don Maitz (book review)

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
First Maitz: Selected Works by Don Maitz  (book review)

That ‘Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary’ brought up cover artist Don Maitz and because his work is mostly in the USA, I added one of his two books, ‘First Maitz: Selected Works’ to my list to have a look at. Those of you who are familiar with my […]

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The Art Of Michael Whelan (book review)

June 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Michael Whelan   (book review)

Now here’s one book you’ll only be able to get on the second-hand market and the third of Michael Whelan’s artbooks. In something I haven’t seen before, the main text pages are on what can only be described as textured paper and the colour art on the more standard dulled gloss paper used at the […]

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Planet Of The Apes: The Original Topps Trading Card Series by The Topps Company and Gary Gerani (book review)

June 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Planet Of The Apes: The Original Topps Trading Card Series by The Topps Company and Gary Gerani  (book review)

Unlike the other trading cards books Abrams have released so far, ‘Planet Of The Apes: The Original Topps Trading Card Series’ introduced by former Topps creative director Gary Gerani, this book covers all of their Apes card sets. So what you have is a 46 card set for the original 1969 film ‘Planet Of The […]

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The Encyclopaedia Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Art Techniques by John Grant and Ron Tiner (book review).

May 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Encyclopaedia Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Art Techniques by John Grant and Ron Tiner (book review).

Catching up on my backlog of artbooks, I have ‘The Encyclopaedia Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Art Techniques’ by John Grant and Ron Tiner. Although just over 20 years since release, the information it covers is still relevant and I’m surprised hasn’t been reprinted, although considering that on the long river bookshop there is a […]

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Illustrators #18 (magazine review).

May 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #18 (magazine review).

My usual page flick of the latest issue of ‘Illustrators’ quickly revealed that it this isn’t a normal edition. If anything, it’s darn right cartoony. Hardly surprising when the opener is ‘Mad’ caricature artist Mort Drucker. Over the years, you’ve probably seen his art but not put a name to his drew them. Drucker was […]

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Back Issue #96 June 2017 (magazine review).

May 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #96 June 2017 (magazine review).

This issue of ‘Back Issue’ is devoted to the sixty issues of ‘Marvel Fanfare’. In his interview, Al ‘Editori-Al’ Milgrom explains how it came to be. Editor-In-Chief Jim Shooter at the time explained to Milgrom that they advertising money wasn’t going to production so a direct distribution comic was possible without adverts, so they went […]

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Darth Vader And Family Coloring Book by Jeffrey Brown (book review).

April 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Darth Vader And Family Coloring Book by Jeffrey Brown (book review).

Jeffrey Brown’s cutesy yet adorable ‘Darth Vader And Family Coloring Book’ reimagines the Dark Lord of the Sith as a doting father of a younger Leia and Luke, whose ages range from toddler-size to teen. As with Brown’s other titles such as ‘Darth Vader And Son’, he draws a series of cartoon vignettes that show […]

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