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Illustrators # 5 (magazine review).

June 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 5 (magazine review).

Seeing a stylised Alfred E. Numan on the cover of Illustrators # 5 seems an odd choice until reading the first interview with Mick Brownfield who adopts his art and style to the requirement of his clients. He relates how a couple generations back that the art editors in those days had at least a […]

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Illustrators # 3 (magazine review)

June 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 3    (magazine review)

The major section of Illustrators # 3 is devoted to the incredible photo-realistic artwork of Italian Fortunino Matania (1881-1963), who did much of his work in the UK. Although I can’t be sure, I think I might have seen some of his work when very young and assumed they were photos. Looking at his work […]

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Star Wars Art: Posters foreword by Drew Struzan, introduction by Roger Kastel (book review).

June 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Art: Posters foreword by Drew Struzan, introduction by Roger Kastel (book review).

‘Star Wars Art: Posters’ is a large format book looking at how poster art for the ‘Star Wars’ films has changed over the last forty years. Not only does this provide a unique comparison of how times and tastes change but also how richly the ‘Star Wars’ universe can be interpreted. During the original trilogy […]

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The Art Of Avatar by Liza Fitzpatrick (book review).

May 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Avatar by Liza Fitzpatrick (book review).

I was surprised but delighted when a request to Abrams Books came up with a copy of Liza Fitzpatrick’s 2009 book, ‘The Art Of Avatar’ to review. It’s a good reminder that first hand editions of books are still available. Although I always felt that ‘Avatar’ as a three hour film isn’t going to make […]

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Illustrators # 12 (magazine review).

May 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 12 (magazine review).

Jumping back to last year, we have Illustrator # 12, again with a spectrum of art talent, so there should be something here to interest most of you. The first two are digital artists with a divergent technique, although both have been influenced by animation. Andrew ‘Android’ Jones digitally paints with an eye for fine […]

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Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Seven (magazine review).

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Seven (magazine review).

‘The Jack Kirby Collector’ keeps rolling along with its usual mix of tribute panels, articles, essays, old interviews with Jack, new interviews with experts and so on. It’s a glossy, nicely produced magazine with lots of colour though the text, I’m glad to say, is black on white. Some modern magazines put pink on yellow […]

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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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