It seems a bit odd to me to be talking about tribes and tribalism here in the early part of the twenty-first century. As a long time reader of science fiction and one who held […]
There have been an awful lot of things falling from the skies this last month from Chinese spy balloons to Unidentified Flying Objects to falling asteroids and comets. So what are we to make of […]
Sword and Sorcery is an offshoot of the Fantasy genre. Some say it’s a sub-genre, some consider it a genre unto itself. Sword and Sorcery can be epitomized by the characters created by Robert E. […]
I have been trying to write this article since the year began. With the news released today that Guillermo del Toro’s stop motion animated masterpiece Pinocchio is nominated for best animated film, I felt like […]
Well, it certainly has seemed that way this week in much of the northern hemisphere. Arctic air and winter weather has found itself in places that it has no right being in. The reasons for […]
In my recent discussion about time travel I touched on the idea of the branching timelines. It’s an idea that is very attractive. We’ve all thought, at one time or another: “What if I had […]
And it’s time time time, and it’s time time time, And it’s time time time that you love, And it’s time time time. ~ Tom Waits Time is an illusion: our naive perception of its […]
“When I paint, I liberate monsters They are the manifestations of all the doubts, searches and groping for meaning and expression which all artists experience. One does not choose the content, one submits to it.” […]
This IS your father’s STAR WARS. This is STAR WARS for adults who can follow a plot
A passion project very much worth the price of admission.
Is it possible for there to ever be too much Star Trek?
An artist on the front lines of the AI Intrusion speaks out!
Giving directors free reign might not have been a good idea.
Everything you ever wanted to know about science fiction television, from 1959 to 2004, can now be found in two massive volumes.
Designer M. D. Jackson defends the visual style of the Netflix series Stranger Things, saying that its retro 80s look is a deliberate homage.
M. D. Jackson’s final installment on the history of visual effects in cinema takes us from the CGI revolution of Jurassic Park to the present.
In the third part of his history of computer generated imagery, M. D. Jackson takes us from The Last Starfighter to Terminator 2, with a side trip to the Italian renaissance.
We live in a golden age of science fiction and fantasy as highlighted by San Diego Comic Convention, but all some fanboys know how to do is whine about it.
The first use of a computer assisted visual element in a major motion picture happened in 1973 with the movie Westworld.
In the dance of the ever-improving computer image, our own perceptions are a willing partner.
Wrapping up the series by talking about a final and really influential technological change, the digital revolution.
The fourth installment of MD Jackson’s comic art history.
The flawed heroes and the shared universe weren’t the only revolutions that Stan Lee brought to the business
Will Eisner was part artist and part businessman. In 1936 at the age of nineteen he and his partner Jerry Iger formed a studio that hired artists to produce comic books
Why was early comic book art so crude? It wasn’t all the artist’s fault….
“The Rock” as Doc: Good, bad or…?
It’s cast iron stomach time as Mr. Jackson related a recent medical adventure to some SF scenes we’d probably like to forget.
There are artists, and then there are comic book artists. Purely and simply, Darwyn Cooke was a comic book artist.
What will we be wearing in the future? Better hope SF is not accurate with its predictions.
Okay, let me just put this out there. My favorite science fiction TV program is Doctor Who. To most of you that statement probably elicits a shrug of the shoulders and a casual “Meh. […]
M. D. Jackson has been drawing since he could first hold a pencil. He has been writing for so long that he has, in fact, developed an alternate personality named Jack to handle the fiction.
His work has appeared in numerous magazines and on the front covers of many books as well as in the pages of Amazing Stories Magazine. You can also see a lot of it at his gallery.