We kick this special spotlight on legends off with American comic book artist, Neal Adams. Born on June 6, 1941, Neal began his career with Archie comics and slowly worked his way up the ladder, doing commercial work here and there. It took a while but his unique style began drawing attention and in 1962 he … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 90: Neal Adams (Legends)
A couple of months ago I mentioned that my three stories in These Broken Worlds received a nomination for a Sir Julius Vogel Award. For those who don't know, The Sir Julius Vogel Awards are held each year at the New Zealand National Science Fiction Convention to celebrate and recognize achievement in New Zealand science fiction, fantasy, horror, and science fiction fandom. Alas, I never … Continue reading Who was Sir Julius Vogel?
It's funny, this week both my fantasy post and the science fiction one over on Kōsa Press feature artists from Spain. Not planned, of course, just one of those pleasant coincidences. As for today's fantasy artist(s), MONSTERS PIT Studio provides artwork for the film, videogame, advertising, and publishing industries. Their services span the creative spectrum and include high-end … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 89: MONSTERS PIT Studio
It's been a while since I featured a legend, so I'm doing it today. We're going back in time, folks. I give you Spanish artist, Esteban Maroto. A comic book artist, illustrator, painter, writer, and well, a living legend. Although he initially built his reputation outside the States, Maroto is best known for the short stories … Continue reading Art of Fantasy 88: Esteban Maroto
A few months ago, I supported a Kickstarter campaign for the first issue of Skelos: The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy. The campaign was a massive success, receiving $19,318 from 499 backers after setting a modest goal of only $2,000. Massive success is indeed accurate, but then, it shouldn't come as a surprise. Skelos … Continue reading Skelos – The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy
Team Couscous, as far as I am aware, is a team of South Korean illustrators active in the gaming industry. A lot of their work focusses on mobile games. I could be wrong. I emailed them for some more background information and will update this post later if necessary. Below is a small collection of … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 87: Team Couscous
This is my new Tower of Books for the next month or so. I'm getting slow and soft. I had a similar heap previously for two months and only read two books. This time I'm doing much better. I have already finished Traitor's Blade by Sebastien de Castell and loved it. Think The Three Musketeers during the … Continue reading A New Tower of Books