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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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Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd: The Art Of John Higgins (book review).

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd: The Art Of John Higgins (book review).

If you thought John Higgins was only a colourist, famed only for the ‘Watchmen’, then this book, ‘Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd: The Art Of John Higgins’ should remedy that. In the UK, there is less specialisation as there is in America for comicbook art and it’s only when careers get established that some speciality […]

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Steve Stiles becomes a fresh nominee for Best Fan Artist Hugo award.

April 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Steve Stiles becomes a fresh nominee for Best Fan Artist Hugo award.

The Hugo administrators have announced that Alex Garner has been withdrawn from the Fan Artist category, and as a result candidate Steve Stiles has been added to the ballot.  Nicholas Whyte, lead administrator, explained, “Alex Garner, who was announced as a finalist in the Best Fan Artist category for the 2017 Hugo Awards on 4 […]

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The Designer’s Dictionary Of Colour by Sean Adams (book review)

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Designer’s Dictionary Of Colour by Sean Adams  (book review)

The problem with a lot of graphic software is that it shows you a selection of colours but no names to associate with them. You have to have a good eye for colour and hope you’ve picked the right shade and hope your videocard’s choice is a match to the colours your printer uses. In […]

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Illustrators Special Issue # 1: Warren Magazines – The Spanish Artists (magazine review)

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Illustrators Special Issue # 1: Warren Magazines – The Spanish Artists   (magazine review)

People like to be in on the first of anything so having a special edition specialising in a particular subject has to have some pull. Read the title: ‘Illustrators Special Issue # 1: Warren Magazines – The Spanish Artists’. You want a crash course on these artists, then you’re in the right place. Reading the […]

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Illustrators # 17 (magazine review).

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 17 (magazine review).

I always get a happy gleam in my eye when I recognise a particular cardboard envelope through the letterbox. Two on the same day just feels even luckier although I will be discussing the two magazines separately. The first is Illustrators # 17 and its look at Mort Kűntsler’s staggering amount of paintings over the […]

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The Immortals Of Science Fiction by David Wingrove (book review).

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Immortals Of Science Fiction by David Wingrove (book review).

You might be forgiven for thinking that David Wingrove’s 1980 book, ‘The Immortals Of Science Fiction’ was about authors than their creations. To tell the truth, I wasn’t sure what to expect neither as I was investigating the art which has the vague ‘Young Artists’ to signify who they are that airbrushed the mostly double-page […]

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Poster Art From Classic Monster Films by Philip J Riley (book review).

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Poster Art From Classic Monster Films by Philip J Riley (book review).

There are books that arrive where your jaw just drops in surprise. Case in point is Philip J Riley’s book ‘Poster Art From Classic Monster Films’ and just a page flick tells you this is going to be good, even if the book is just pictures. Rare ones that aren’t usually collected together in one […]

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