#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 9: Ken Kelly

The featured artist today is Ken Kelly--another legend and longstayer in the sword and sorcery and heroic fantasy subgenres. You'll note a familiarity between his style and that of Frank Frazetta's. Kelly studied under Frazetta, you see, and it shows. Kelly has been in the business for well over 30 years, specifically in painting book covers, … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 9: Ken Kelly

#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

That Which Takes My Imagination for a Stroll

I love Robert E. Howard's stories. I grew up reading Conan, following his violent and bloody adventures. He is probably the most famous of Howard's creations. I remember how enamored I was with some of the book covers, most notably the ones created by Frank Frazetta. To me, Frazetta was one of only two artists who could truly … Continue reading That Which Takes My Imagination for a Stroll