#Art of Fantasy 118: Jakub Rebelka

Polish artist, Jakub Rebelka works as a freelance illustrator and comics creator. He specializes in both digital and traditional mediums and has created illustrations for games like The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and Shadow Warrior.  My understanding is that he is working with writer Yohan Radomski on a fantasy graphic novel titled City of Dogs. Jakub … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 118: Jakub Rebelka

Obscure Tales: The Horned Demon and the Magic Sword (Part 2)

Fūlād-zereh was no fairy tale monster. Nor was he a forgotten myth though his origin and true nature had become lost in the labyrinth of ancient history. The great demon possessed immense physical strength and was massive in stature. Described as grotesque and obsidian black, from his high forehead jutted two dark horns that swept … Continue reading Obscure Tales: The Horned Demon and the Magic Sword (Part 2)

#Art of Fantasy 117: Noah Bradley

I not sure whether my mood influenced my choice of artist for this week. I suspect it may be a contributing factor. The last two weeks have been rough. Really rough. And then two days ago I learned Babylon's Song has been shortlisted for New Zealand's Sir Julius Vogel Award. I'm an outsider, a relative … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 117: Noah Bradley

Babylon’s Song on Final Ballot for 2017 Sir Julius Vogel Award!

Earlier this evening I received an email from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand that my novella, "Babylon's Song" is a finalist for the 2017 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella/Novelette.  Voting will occur at Lexicon, 2-4 June 2017 in Taupo, New Zealand. You can find more details about the convention … Continue reading Babylon’s Song on Final Ballot for 2017 Sir Julius Vogel Award!

#Art of Fantasy 116: Simon Eckert

This week's fantasy artist comes from Germany. Simon Eckert is a freelance concept artist and illustrator and you'll note that we've entered the realm of light with this one because sometimes we have to. We can't spend too much time in the darkness and shadows. Every now and again we have to take a break. … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 116: Simon Eckert

Thor: Ragnarok Trailer

I did not expect Ragnarok to be this lighthearted, not if you consider what Thor had to sacrifice in order to restore the balance. You also get an 80s vibe, maybe mixed with a bit of Guardians of the Galaxy, which is not necessarily a bad thing given my inclination for that decade. The thing that … Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok Trailer

Obscure Tales: The Horned Demon and the Magic Sword (Part 1)

This is an old tale and like many old tales, it has many versions, and so I chose the version that made the most sense to me while also relying on a bit of artistic license in the process. You see, in days long gone, scribes and monks and those burdened with recording history applied … Continue reading Obscure Tales: The Horned Demon and the Magic Sword (Part 1)