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Illustrators # 2 (magazine review).

May 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 2 (magazine review).

With Illustrators # 2, we look at the late artist David Wright whose claim to fame during his career was to paint beautiful women and fast cars for various top end magazines from the 1930s-60s for both sides of the pond. However, even these does not make for a steady income. Influenced by Alex Raymond’s […]

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Illustrators # 1 (magazine review).

April 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 1 (magazine review).

Having just reviewed the latest issue of ‘Illustrators’, I was curious about the first issue which came out in 2012. It’s always interesting to see how magazines evolve and with an art magazine, the choice of artists they start off with. On top of that, how often have to wished we could lay our hands […]

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The Clockwork Sky Volume 2 by Madeleine Rosca (book review).

April 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Clockwork Sky Volume 2 by Madeleine Rosca (book review).

‘The Clockwork Sky’ has Australian author and artist Madeleine Rosca mixing the traditional Manga conventions with the fundamentals of steampunk style, producing something that’s definitely fun and easy to read. There’s no great depth to what’s here and certainly none of the darkness and edginess that characterises a lot of what comes out of the […]

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Illustrators #14 (magazine review).

April 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #14 (magazine review).

With the fourteenth issue of ‘Illustrators’ out, we have a selection of six artists work to look at and take your breath away. This time, there’s even one I know and interviewed a couple years back. The first is Tara McPherson. An artist with an unusual bent for painting ladies with holes in the heart, […]

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Illustrators # 10 (magazine review).

March 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 10 (magazine review).

Illustrators # 10 gets off to a great start with a look at the work of William Stout. He mixes his love of dinosaurs and zombies across the media of book covers to film production to museum work with the odd book chucked in. He also works across the medium for pen and ink to […]

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The Art Of Modesty Blaise (book review).

March 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Modesty Blaise (book review).

Having reviewed The Book Palace’s ‘Illustrators’ magazine in recent months and I hope some of you who had a look at their website enough to know that they also have a market in original comicbook and newspaper strip art. As such, it would hardly be a surprise if there wasn’t a quantity of ‘Modesty Blaise’ […]

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TinTin – The Art Of Hergé by Michael Daubert (book review).

February 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
TinTin – The Art Of Hergé by Michael Daubert (book review).

Comic fans are known for their obsession but countries like Japan and Belgium take it to different extremes. For Belgium, its TinTin, Hergé’s nineteen year-old reporter/detective with his hair in a constant quiff having been blown that way in his first adventure. He even has a museum dedicated to him. Can you imagine that with […]

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The Art Of Stephen Hickman (book review).

February 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Stephen Hickman (book review).

For us in the UK, it’s unlikely that we have seen much of cover artist Stephen Hickman’s art, mostly because his biggest client is Baen and unless you order specifically or go to custom genre bookshops might not have seen his work. ‘The Art Of Stephen Hickman’ covers his work from fantasy, where he has […]

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Illustrators # 8 (magazine review).

February 24, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Illustrators # 8 (magazine review).

Illustrators # 8 is a treat from the start with a look at the cover art of Les Edwards aka Edward Miller, an alias needed so he could do work other than in the horror genre. I found myself looking at his art and wondering why none of the artbook publishers haven’t been knocking his […]

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The Anatomy Of Style: Figure Drawing Techniques by Patrick J. Jones (book review).

February 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Anatomy Of Style: Figure Drawing Techniques by Patrick J. Jones (book review).

Anyone looking at my book collection would wonder why I have so many artbooks showing how to draw and paint and still get them when I can, even though as those who’ve seen my sketches and paintings know, I’m quite able in that department myself. I suspect, the same applies to other artists as well. […]

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