When asked to explain why I chose “The Artful Collector” as my byline, and what I mean by that play on words, I always respond “because there’s an “art” to collecting, whether it’s Art that you collect, or not.” And by “artful,” I mean shrewdness is going to be needed, for success in collecting. Since […]
Some good news for Varley readers who were looking forward to a hardback IRONTOWN BLUES on your bookshelf. His agent, Christine Cohen, is working on getting a limited edition hardback. The best news: The hardback is going to be a “writer’s cut,” which means it’s going to have scenes that he was forced to cut. […]
Comic Con in London is a star-studded, all-out geektacular three days of fun, food, celebrities, and costumes, costumes, and more costumes.
Fallo del VII Certamen TerBi de Relato Temático Fantástico “Universos paralelos” Fallo del VII Certamen TerBi de Relato Temático Fantástico “Universos paralelos” En Bilbao, a 3 de junio de 2017, se hace público el fallo del VII Certamen TerBi de Relato Temático Fantástico “Universos Paralelos” Se han recibido 212 relatos Tras deliberación, el jurado del […]
An all-new follow-up to Steve’s Ace Doubles columns. He’s doubled up with laughter, because he’s doubling his Ace writings!
A report on the winners of the Chinese Galaxy and Chinese Nebula Awards.
Fascinating collectible miniature monster paintings with amazing detail and bone-chilling appeal! Cameo Creeps are painstakingly detailed miniature monster portraits inspired by Elizabethan paintings of the past. What makes these unique and fascinating is their size. Each Cameo Creep reproduction is a unique miniature piece of art for you to collect. Created by Chris Seaman who […]
Mark it on your (NEW) calendar: 2016 has begun!
“Collecting” online precludes the need for shelves
The fanzines of 1940
Unlike in the olden days when we had to walk barefoot in the snow, uphill, both ways, to find fantasy art, today there are hundreds, if not thousands of online resources to slake your need.
The epic journey of Homer’s Odyssey has nothing on this journey!
Duane Wilkins is selling off some really fine works to meet medical expenses.
I have to confess, reporting on a convention is usually crazy fun for me. It’s an occasion for legitimate name-dropping of all the new artists I met, and for describing all manner and sorts of program items, events and parties. This report? NONE OF THAT. I didn’t go to a single con party, I didn’t […]
One-Of-A-Kind: Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. Maybe you want to buy it anyway….
Nostalgia: it motivates us to pay far to much for memories. Better hope there’s a secondary market….
A con report on ValleyCon 40
It’s a sad day when your art collection has to go on sale. Don’t compound the problem – do it with a plan.
Ahh nostalgia. Nothing brings back childhood memories like re-connecting with a long-loved toy.
A review of a history of You Are the Hero adventure game books.
Paul Alexander’s art is being snapped up by collectors
Fantasy art for consumers – pop culture fantasies
A Doctor for the Enterprise – on its way to California for signing! Follow its progress with our COMIC WATCH map feature!
Well, I’m home from the front lines, back from the “trenches” filled with Imaginative Realism – and the reunion was an unqualified success! I say “reunion” because IlluXCon (IX for short) feels just like that, attracting the same fans, collectors and artists, year after year. With just enough “newbies” in all categories to make the convention feel […]
It seems like only yesterday (in fact, it WAS only yesterday) that I turned in the last of my postings on the 72nd Worldcon: LonCon3 . . . and here I am (along with dozens of artists) gearing up for the next. IlluXCon 7 (IX for short). Which will be a totally different convention experience – […]
If you missed Loncon3, here’s your chance to catch up!
A con report on the biggest Worldcon ever. So bit that Jane’s report needs three parts. Here’s part one.
The history of Star Trek comics. (We’ve got one coming that’s not in the book!)
Rosana Azar, an artist immune to commissions who “paints from the inside out”.