Apologies for my recent absence. For some reason Winter this year in New Zealand decided it wanted to take revenge on me for all those years I never got sick. I've been in a sorry state for over a month. It started with influenza and ended with a trachea infection. I went through two courses … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 128: Sam Carr
I'm still battling the flu but I'm getting there. Apparently, New Zealand has been hit with a vicious strain and a lot of people, from what I can tell, had to go on another course of antibiotics. I haven't done so myself yet and don't think I will. I have done the one course and … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 127: Zezhou Chen
Life has been stranger than normal. This week we had a meme war between CNN and the rest of the Internet, which is still ongoing, triggered by CNN's pitiful display of bullishness and complete lack of self-awareness. It resulted in #CNNBlackmail trending on Twitter for a day or so. I'll be honest, I enjoyed it. … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 126: Choi Yongjae
Who is Jorge Benedito? I don't rightly know. I know he is from Spain and that he is the Lead Artist of a game development company, possibly MercurySteam. I know that his work on Castlevania received critical acclaim. Castlevania is a multi-generational video game series developed and published by Konami. The franchise was first released … Continue reading Art of Fantasy 125: Jorge Benedito
And #Art of Fantasy is back this week! I have a sneaking suspicion that I like artists from Poland. I feature a lot of them, unintended, of course. But as I look at those previous entries, I find the art similar in tone. Dark and atmospheric and in some cases seemingly inspired by nightmares. And … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 124: Piotr Jabłoński
#Art of Fantasy is on hiatus this week due to looming deadlines. We are hard at work on Interspecies: Volume 2, and the first drafts of our stories are due next week. I'll have the regular art post ready for you next week but for this week I leave you with a painting by Mist … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy on Hiatus This Week
"Babylon's Song" did not win the 2017 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella. Yes, I am sad. It would have been nice to have won but such is life. For those readers who nominated "Babylon's Song," thank you. It's because of you that my novella was shortlisted and for that, I am eternally thankful. At … Continue reading LexiCon 2017: Done and Dusted!