Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge: The Gods of the North aka The Frost Giant’s Daughter

Last week I blogged about accepting the Pre-Tolkien Challenge. You can read that post here. Other blogs taking part in the challenge can be read here and here. And you can find the originating post that started this challenge here. In short, I have to identify three short stories published before Lord of the Rings. That … Continue reading Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge: The Gods of the North aka The Frost Giant’s Daughter

Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge

As I slowly get back into the habit of blogging regularly again I think this linked blog post is an excellent kick-off and a worthy challenge, which I, through this re-post, formally accept. In short: Pre-Tolkien Short Story Challenge Identify 3 Fantasy stories written before Lord of the Rings was published. 3 stories written before … Continue reading Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge

#Art of Fantasy 134: Bartłomiej Gaweł

I've never played any of the Witcher games, not that I can remember if I'm honest. My introduction to the Witcher was through the original stories that started it all. I first read The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski a couple of years ago and liked it; the concept and the lore and worldbuilding--which is uniquely … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 134: Bartłomiej Gaweł

#Art of Fantasy 131: Magdalena Radziej

Magdalena Radziej is a concept artist based in Warsaw in Poland and currently works at Flying Wild Hog game studio. She specializes in conceptualizing environments and possess a lively interest in matte painting and has recently contributed to the game Shadow Warrior 2. Below is a small collection of her beautiful work. Enjoy! If you want to … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 131: Magdalena Radziej

#Art of Fantasy 128: Sam Carr

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

#Art of Fantasy 127: Zezhou Chen

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

#Art of Fantasy 124: Piotr Jabłoński

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