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Hits and Misses

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Before the unthinkable happens and I miss my deadline for this blog post, why not do a meditation on - deadlines. There is art...

The Artful Collector: Vulgaris Triumphus? on Judging (SFWA) Magazines by Their...

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Judge books by their cover?  Everyone does it.  That’s why – and despite the mis-marketing, agenting “horror stories” (both artist and author) and egregious...

IAAA Gallery: Pat Rawlings – Wide Open for Space

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"Creativity exists well within structure.  I thrive by having limitations to work within." Pat Rawlings concluded his TEDxNASA presentation with those words. It is hard...

Mechanical Men and Women

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It's one of Science Fiction's classic tropes and has been responsible for some of the most beloved characters in the genre -- robots. Robots are...

World Underground

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Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I recently signed myself up for a Horticulture Certificate with the Open Polytech, and...

The Artful Collector: Collecting Ahead of the Curve

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When we started framing F/SF calendar pages to hang on our walls in the 1960s (the days before commercial prints or posters were available)...

Sexism and the SFWA

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So there's a brouhaha brewing around the Science Fiction Writers of America and accusations of blatant sexism within that organization. (Actually it's more like a raging...

The Artful Collector: Should You Worry About Forgery in SF Art?

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How important is Fraud in the SF/F art market? I could write lengthy blogs on how forgers break down and then reconstitute the same clay...

The Mucha Influence on SF & Fantasy Art

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You probably don't know his name. You may not even know that there is a name behind the distinctive design, but you have very...

Mermaid

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Time to leave the hustle and bustle of the future city behind, and delve into the deeps of the fantastic imagination. I'll be looking...

The Artful Collector: Is it All in the Image?

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At the heart of this debate is a real difference between how some creators of commercial art (i.e, art produced for the purpose of...

Jodorowsky’s Dune

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Recently a documentary had its debut at the Cannes Film Festival called Jodorowsky's Dune. The documentary by filmmaker Frank Pavich, examines a very early...

The Artful Collector: Are Conventions Good Places to Find Art? (Part...

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Throughout the 1990s, while weekend antiques and craft fairs, and even Ren Faires, were drawing tens of thousands of attendees each weekend, SF cons...

Traffic

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First of all, I must apologize for the interrupted service on this blog – I have been in and out of hospital for the...

Interview – The Amazing Art of Anja Uhren

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I met Anja Uhren recently at an Easter egg painting event. She was casually painting a face on an off-cut of card and I...