#Art of Fantasy 14: Alex Horley

Alex Horley is an artist, illustrator, painter, comic book artist and concept artist. I found the following from his bio on his website: His real name is Alessandro Orlandelli and he was born in the small town of Opera in the outskirts of Milan Italy.  His love for the fantastic came early while reading his favorite Marvel … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 14: Alex Horley

#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

Which author made me want to be a writer? | Venture Galleries

I have a new post out over at Venture Galleries. I talk about my writing and reading inspiration and why I'm unable to pinpoint only one author. "I have read so many books over the years I’ve forgotten most. A few do stand out, though, that had made an impression on me at the time I … Continue reading Which author made me want to be a writer? | Venture Galleries

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