Today's legend brings back many memories of reading and playing Dungeons & Dragons and, of course, of half-naked woman warriors I drooled over as a teenager with equal parts wonder and guilt. Clyde Caldwell is a 40-year veteran of the industry who contributed to the golden age of fantasy with his work on Dungeons and Dragons. He … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 98 (Legends): Clyde Caldwell
Every now and again I share some writerly advice from other more successful writers here. As a writer, I believe we never stop learning and this is my way of having you along with me as I nurture my own limited skill and attempt to sway Lady Luck to cast her eyes favorably upon me. … Continue reading Mark Lawrence On Writing
Another legend who requires no introduction and whose work will forever populate the halls of nostalgia is British artist and illustrator, Peter Andrew Jones. His illustrious career spanned 40-plus years, during which time he produced a massive number of fantasy and science fiction illustrations for books, magazines, and movies. Peter continues to receive commissions still … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 97(Legends): Peter Andrew Jones
Something slightly different to what I usually post. However, this week's artist belongs to the "Legends" club and must be celebrated. Rowena A. Morrill, born in 1944 and known professionally as Rowena, is an American artist who specialized in science-fiction and fantasy illustrations. She is widely credited as one of the first female artists to impact paperback … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 96 (Legends): Rowena Morrill
This Luc Besson directed spectacle features aliens and monsters and awesome starships that remind me a little of The Fifth Element, which should come as no surprise given that it's the same director, but there is also something else, something very familiar and I can't seem to put my finger on it. It'll come to me later, … Continue reading Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: Yes Please!
We're going really far back in the past this week. Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867 – 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator and widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the 'Golden Age' of British book illustration which roughly encompassed the years from 1890 until the end of the First World War. … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 95 (Legends): Arthur Rackham
I dedicate this post to those who love reading short stories and to those who love writing them (including this writer). I'm reblogging an article from ScreenCraft about why short stories make such great movies. On top of that, and as a way of confirming the above, a producer friend of a friend explained that short … Continue reading The Awesome Power of Short Fiction