Happy Birthday, Robert E. Howard

I haven't yet dedicated a proper blog post to celebrate the birthday of one of my literary heroes, Robert E. Howard. I'm not sure I can do a better job than what other fans have done and because I'm late, it somehow feels disrespectful to now all of a sudden attempt something grand. I can, … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Robert E. Howard

#Art of Fantasy 93: Ken Barr (Legends)

I know, I know. I skipped a week and I'm late again this week. Since starting "Art of Fantasy," I set out to never to skip a week and I've been successful at keeping to my routine for 92 weeks. However, October threw so many things at me I dropped the ball(s). I could handle … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 93: Ken Barr (Legends)

Art of Fantasy 88: Esteban Maroto

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

Skelos – The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy

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

#Art of Fantasy 78: Aleksi Briclot

Aleksi Briclot lives in France and has been active in the entertainment industry for over fifteen years. From illustrations for comic books and book covers to concept design and art direction, and a ton load of other projects that include Hellgate: London, Conan, Annihilation: Conquest, The New Avengers, and The Incredible Hulk--Aleksi has done it all. Below … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 78: Aleksi Briclot

#Art of Fantasy 11: Simon Bisley

I first discovered Simon Bisley's work many years ago while reading 2000 AD. He illustrated ABC Warriors and Sláine. He later also did Lobo for DC. Yes, if you think I was and still am crazy about Sláine (the character is roughly based on Irish lore), you would be correct. He also did a variety of other comics … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 11: Simon Bisley

#Art of Fantasy 4: Brom

I promised dark. I present to you the art of Brom. I've been an admirer of Brom's work for a long while. He and Frazetta are the only artists, in my humble opinion, able enough to draw and paint Conan the way Robert E. Howard envisaged the iconic barbarian. Of course, there is also an … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 4: Brom