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The Artful Collector: Your Guide to ArtSpeak – Part 2

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Translating art babble, one word at a time.

The Artful Collector: Shedding Light on Lighting

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Without light, can there be art?

The Artful Collector: Your Guide to ArtSpeak – Part I

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The language of art collecting can be strange, wonderful and at times totally mystifying to outsiders.  It's a vocabulary rife with very specific descriptors...

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

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Where's Fred Gambino? Premiering a new art book at this year's Worldcon!

Customizable Collectables: Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls

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"Dolls"? "No, they're ACTION FIGURES!" But no. In this case, they're dolls.

The Artful Collector: How Times Have Changed . . .

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A trip down memory lane - with art catalogs!

The Artful Collector: “Where Are They Now? Spotlight on Alan M....

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It's hard to believe that we met Alan 28 years ago - I think it was his first SF Worldcon - In Atlanta, GA. ...

The Artful Collector: Why Artists Disappear

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You may be wondering what inspired my ongoing series "Where are they Today?"  - postings which shed light on the doings of artists whose...

The Artful Collector: Where Are They Now? Spotlight on “Jael”

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A conference on alien contact inspires a change in careers

The Artful Collector: On Collecting Illustration Art that Isn’t . ....

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The artful collector talks about illustrations, and the blurred line between private and commercial art.

AMAZING THINGS You Should Know: Nebula Awards Skip Frank M. Robinson...

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Frank M. Robinson's special award ceremony WILL be rescheduled!

The Artful Collector: Building a S/F Art Collection Today, Part 2

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A look at building a collection of SF/F art in the modern era.

The Artful Collector: The Process of Building a SF/F Art Collection,...

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A discussion about collectors who change WHAT they collect, over time.

The Artful Collector: On Illustrators and their “Fine Art”

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A look at "fine art" from SF/F illustrators.

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

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The Artful Collector explores the artliness of knick-knacks.

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

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

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

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Jane Frank looks at Jill Bauman's work.

The Artful Collector: Moving into a New Era of SF/F Art

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The Hugo awards for Professional Artist, from 1980 through 1992, were dominated by artist Michael Whelan (Jim Burns won once during those years, in...

The Future of Xbox Games with Gold

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A look at Xbox and the games with Gold.

The Artful Collector: Art and Collectibles as “Investments”?

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Is there anything to the idea that one can truly INVEST in collectibles - like comic books and illustration art - the way one invests in treasury bonds, equities and real estate?

A Collector’s Tale

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Ralph 124C41+ was the first modern american science fiction novel, written by the father of science fiction, Hugo Gernsback, and published in installments in his Modern Electrics magazine in 1911. One of our contributors acquired a 1st edition decades ago and it is now going up on the auction block.

The Artful Collector: Death, Doom and Gloom Strikes Again!

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Jane Frank takes us through the stages of mourning for book covers.

ACE Doubles and Some Amazing Illustrators Part Two

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This week's piece covers the remainder of the main ACE Doubles cover artists and illustrators.

The Artful Collector: How Children Become (Art) Collectors

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Tips on how to encourage your kids to become collectors.

The Artful Collector: Good Art by Bad Men, continued . ....

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A continued look at the morality of art and the distinction between the art and the artist.

The Artful Collector: Love the Art, Hate the Artist?

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How does one reconcile the moral dilemma of liking art from an artist one dislikes on moral grounds?

PAPERBACKS: ACE Doubles, “D-Series,” the “Good Old Stuff”

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Ahh nostalgia. For a book series? Certainly, so long as its the tete-beche wonder of the Ace Double. Two books in one! Steve waxes eloquent on a reading experience that is sadly largely forgotten.

The Artful Collector: It’s Not for Sale! (really!)

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The artful collector goes over how not for sale art could actually be for sale and some reasons why it wouldn't be.

The Artful Collector: Fido Forever (or) The Fun of Fantasy Pet...

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What you always wanted to know and never thought to ask about commissioning pet portraits.

The Artful Collector: Achieving Immortality Through Fantasy Art

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The Artful Collector gives some pointers on commissioning portraits.