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Articles and posts that deal with SF, fantasy and horror in the visual arts, including graphics, cover art, painting and related subjects.

Attention Grabber

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The single most important step for a reader is the initial act of choosing what to read. After that, everything else is just a formality of literary cultivation. You read, you absorb and you grow. But it’s that first step that determines who you are as a reader. So, what books grab “your” attention?

NEW! MODERN! CONTEMPORARY! HIP!

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I have spent a lot of time in previous posts dwelling in the past. I have been like an old man suddenly lost to the present, the memory of times past reeling behind his eyes while he absently stirs his tea. Well, I think perhaps I should bring this topic into the present and talk about some of the science fiction and fantasy artists working today. There has been an explosion of fantastic art. In the past fantastic art's only reason for being was as illustration to fantastic literature. That changed and today fantastic art is it's own reason for being. You can find fantasy art on posters, tee-shirts, coffee mugs. You can find it on the internet almost as easily as you can find pornography or lolcats.
Smaug the Golden - Sunila Sen Gupta

Hobbit Art – Before the Movie (well, almost)

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Kia ora and welcome to my new Visual Arts blog on Amazing Stories! First up, let's have some Hobbit art. Let me state this outright: I am not going to try to determine who is the "greatest artist" in the fandom. I am not particularly interested in who is the most technically proficient, or the most outrageously inventive. Who gets the biggest fees, the most prestigious projects, has the greatest fan base, or who, by whose definition, is the “most famous”. I like to feature art I like.

The Artful Collector: The Art of Collecting

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When asked to explain why I chose "The Artful Collector" as my byline, and what I mean by that play on words, I always...

Sword & Sorcery – What’s In A Name?

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Sword & Sorcery has become a term of derision since the 1980s. There are good reasons for this but much of that derision is...

I Dreamed I Saw the Silver Spaceships


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When people think about science fiction the first thing they usually visualize are spaceships (or green skinned women in shiny bikinis, but that may...