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Women Of Wonder edited by Cathy Fenner (book review).

October 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Women Of Wonder edited by Cathy Fenner (book review).

The sub-title the Cathy Fenner edited book ‘Women Of Wonder’ is ‘Celebrating Women Creators Of Fantastic Art’ should explain the nature of this book. To me, it is a taster sample book of 57 lady artists. That’s quite a number, especially as so many of them are still active in the field and some were […]

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The Art Of Hotel Transylvsania 2 by Brett Rector (book review).

October 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Hotel Transylvsania 2 by Brett Rector (book review).

I should say from the start, I didn’t see the first ‘The Art Of Hotel Transylvsania’, let alone this sequel, ‘The Art Of Hotel Transylvsania 2’. The lady publicist at Titan remembered I was a sucker for artbooks and presumably wanted to see what I made of this book by Brett Rector. The information gleaned […]

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The Art Of Dave Seeley (book review)

September 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Dave Seeley   (book review)

Anyone with SF geek credibility does when opening a new artbook and not knowing the artist is rummage through the pages first and get a feel for the material. I suspect non-geeks do this as well if there’s an open copy in the bookshop but that’s not always likely to happen nor when ordering over […]

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Mirror Of Dreams by Tim White (book review).

August 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mirror Of Dreams by Tim White (book review).

Sometimes, I look at my artbook collection and wonder if any SF artist I like has been particularly quiet to see what they are doing now or any books showing their art that I’ve missed. In the case of Tim White, the latter falls into place with this 1994 book, ‘Mirror Of Dreams’. That’s quite […]

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The Art Of Rocksteady’s Batman by Daniel Wallace (book review).

August 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Rocksteady’s Batman by Daniel Wallace (book review).

Although I’ve known of the recent Arkham Batman computer games, I’ve only recently picked up the ‘Arkham Origins’, which goes beyond the remit of this book. However, seeing ‘Asylum’, ‘City’ and ‘Knight’ here, in ‘The Art Of Rocksteady’s Batman’ by Daniel Wallace, I can see the roots of the artwork used there. When Rocksteady were […]

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The Incredible Herb Trimpe by Dewey Cassell & Aaron Sultan (book review),

August 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Incredible Herb Trimpe by Dewey Cassell & Aaron Sultan (book review),

The release of ‘The Incredible Herb Trimpe’ by Dewey Cassell & Aaron Sultan is at an unfortunate time, as the comicbook artist died on 13 April 2015 at the age of 76. Considering he had a career largely known for drawing the likes of the Incredible Hulk, Trimpe confessed that he wasn’t keen on super-heroes […]

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Capturing Archetypes: Twenty Years Of Sideshow Collectables Art (book review)

July 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Capturing Archetypes: Twenty Years Of Sideshow Collectables Art   (book review)

It seems to be Sideshow Collectables’ month with another book showing off their wares but as ‘Capturing Archetypes: Twenty Years Of Sideshow Collectables’ was originally released Stateside, this might be more like me catching up. If you live in the USA, you might already own a copy. I should point out that this book isn’t […]

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Figure Fantasy: The Pop Culture Photography Of Daniel Picard (book review).

July 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Figure Fantasy: The Pop Culture Photography Of Daniel Picard (book review).

If you search engine ‘Daniel Picard’ and ‘images’ you were undoubtedly see samples of his delightful photos on-line. As we don’t have official permission from the publisher, that’s the way you’ll have to look, see the link at the bottom of the review, but you’ll see more than the four we might have shown here. […]

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Jose del Nido’s Slayers: Women Of War (book review).

July 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Jose del Nido’s Slayers: Women Of War (book review).

As you should know from time to time, I pick out an odd publisher that I haven’t encountered before and look at one of their book. Case in point is SQP Art Books. Their website currently reveals a small range of books, even though they’ve been 40 years in the business, based off the selection […]

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Michael Whelan’s Works Of Wonder (book review).

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Michael Whelan’s Works Of Wonder (book review).

Several months back, I reviewed an old Michael Whelan book, ‘Wonderworks: Science Fiction & Fantasy Art’, and said I would cover his other book from the same period at a later date. Meet the later date and ‘Michael Whelan’s Works Of Wonder’ and much of his work from the mid-1970s-1980s, mostly for Del Rey, got […]

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