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The Sci-Fi Art of Paul Maitland

Can't go to a con? How about revisiting on and getting turned on to the UKCM - and one of its artist members - at the same time.

New Dr. Seuss Found in a Box comes to print

A new Dr. Seuss ms was found in a box in a closet, and now, with help from artist Andrew Joyner, we get to read it

Book Review: Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling by Philip Pullman

For those of us who write fiction, he has countless wise and constructive advice to offer

Geek Ink

Getting "Ginked" - the fine art of genre tattooing.
cover of Improbable Botany

Improbable Botany art preview

A preview of the art by Jonathan Burton

Review: The Lone Ranger and Green Hornet comics collection

The Lone Ranger Green Hornet comic is overall an entertaining read, very much in the spirit of its pulp fiction origins.

When Art Gets Rejected

To have one's heart and soul passed over for another can be a devastating thing.

Asni’s Art Blog: Beyond Earthsea

The only book by Ursula Le Guin, outside the Earthsea series, which has received consistent attention from artists and illustrators is The Left Hand of Darkness.

ValleyCon 40

A con report on ValleyCon 40

Asni’s Art Blog: Supernova

The artists who have chosen "Supernova" as their topic, distinctly verge toward the trippy.

Self Publishing: Evolution of a Book Jacket

An inside look at the process of developing a cover for a self-published book

Asni’s Art Blog: Death and Taxes

It's that time of the year again: my annual tax return is due by the end of this week. Nuff said.

The Long Road to Digital Illustration: Profile of Duncan Long

A profile of Amazing Stories' go-to artist - Duncan Long.

AMAZING THINGS You Should Know: 21 Draw

Draw 21, an awesome (amazing!) art book is fund raising right now!

Pick Your Favorite Paul Poll #1: Winners

And the winners are in!

The Artful Collector: On Living (and Dying) with “Knick-knacks”

The Artful Collector explores the artliness of knick-knacks.

The Artful Collector: Where Are They Now? Spotlight on Artist Walter...

A look at Walter Velez's art and current projects.

The Art & Science of World Building: The Tools You Need...

World building requires art AND science. Nina takes us through a primer.


Amazing Stories' Art Director Duncan Long begins a weekly profile of the art of the fantastic!

Thank You, Hayao Miyazaki

As we grow older, we are forced to accept the fact that those people who helped to form our childhood are also getting older. We are made to understand that being influential does not make one immortal, at least not in a literal sense. And so, thousands of people the world over are slowly coming to terms with the fact that Hayao Miyazaki is truly, truly retiring this time.

Where (Comic Book) Art Meets Philosophy: A 1000 Ideas By 100...

A review of the art book: 1,100 Ideas By 100 Manga Artists

A Year With Amazing Stories: My Anime Blogiversary!

Morgana Santilli reflects on a year of posts and blogging. Happy Blogiversary!

Is the Anime Renaissance Upon Us?

An examination of the world of anime in its current state and with its current offerings.

Story and Metaphor in Art Form: How Writing and Painting Whisper...

Every artist is a reporter of life and truth; examining the similarities between art and writing.

RWBY: The Anime-Inspired Webseries I Can’t Stop Talking About

Morgana Santilli talks about what makes RWBY a great animated series, and webseries.

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part VI (and Final): The Scariest Characters Make...

The final installment of this year's Ooky Spooky Animanga series focuses on the best scary animanga character costumes, and how to put them together.

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part V: The Japanese Fascination with Spirits

Every culture has its ghost stories. Here in the West, ours tend toward narratives depicting souls who died violent deaths and have returned to take revenge. Or perhaps we tell tales of those who have died too soon and only wish for eternal playmates. As I briefly mentioned in my post last week, the Japanese have a very rich and far-reaching pantheon of spooks. The majority of these ghosts and their stories grew out of the Edo period (1603-1867; thus why a show like Mononoke asserts itself as particularly Japanese horror), and ghost stories with a certain antiquated style to them, or an air of the past, are usually referred to as kaiden (mysterious or strange recited narrative), whereas more modern horror stories would simply be called hora (a Japanization of "horror").

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part III: The Titilating Terror of Junji Ito

Do you like your comics with heavy inking? With a bit of body horror? With gruesome forays into the darkest parts of the human...

How Art Reveals Truth in Science

It is quite possible … that we will always learn more about human life and personality from novels than from scientific psychology —Naom Chomsky In...

IAAA Gallery: Raymond Cassel – Digital Space Art

Space Art from the mind and hand of Raymond Cassel, space calendar cover artist!