Illustration

DOMINGO SANTOS – ESCRITOR Y EDITOR por M. C. CARPER

Domingo Santos – Escritor – autor de Gabriel, Hacedor de Mundos y Volveré ayer entre otros libros – Editor de Nueva Dimensión M.C. Carper para Amazing Stories Magazine: Hola ¿Quién eres? Preséntate con tus palabras, por favor. Domingo Santos: Me llamo Domingo Santos, nací en 1941 y he vivido en Barcelona hasta hace unos siete […]

The Art of the Game

Illustration is also of paramount importance to another venue for science fiction and fantasy and that is as part of the packaging that goes along with role-playing and video games.

Walter Popp

I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about old science fiction art, particularly pulp magazine art and artists. My knowledge is not so vast, however, that there aren’t still some surprises and new discoveries to be made.

Interview: Sunila Sen Gupta, Dragon Lady

Hello! My name is Sunila Sen Gupta, I’m a 45 year old biologist turned illustrator and graphic designer in training, based in Switzerland. I am self-taught in illustration and have been working professionally for ten years now.

Special Report: Science Fiction Publishing and Art in Italy

This Amazing Stories special report interviews several science fiction artist working at Edizioni Della Vigna (Vineyard Publishing). Included are responses to questions from Alessandro Bani, Alexa Cesaroni, and Guiseppe Festino. It’s richly sprinkled with dozens of images that will simply AMAZE you.

That Sense of Wonder

One of the things that the best science fiction does is to evoke a sense of wonder in its readers. The best science fiction should open our eyes to possibilities and make us think about our place in the universe, in space or in time.

JOSÉ JOAQUÍN RAMOS -ALFA ERIDIANI- POR M. C. CARPER

José Joaquín Ramos de Francisco – Editor de Alfa Eridiani M. C. Carper para Amazing Stories Magazine: Hola ¿Quién eres? Preséntate con tus palabras, por favor. J.J.R.F: Hola. Cuando tengo que presentarme siempre digo que soy José Joaquín Ramos, el presidente de Alfa Eridiani, una asociación cultural que edita la revista electrónica del mismo nombre […]

I Can’t Compete with CGI!

When I was in senior high school (thirty looong years ago) I had an appointment with a career counsellor. I had an aptitude for art and was interested in science.. Based on these two pieces of information he told me that I should pursue a career in computer art. I laughed in his face. You […]

Dragon

Nothing spells “Fantasy” as clearly as the image of a dragon does. And isn’t it strange that every one of us will have a fairly good idea of what a dragon looks like, even though I imagine few of us will ever actually have seen a real one? Dragons exist, and have existed, in many […]

A conversation with the Hall of Fame illustrator Murray Tinkelman

This past February I had the great pleasure of speaking with Mr. Murray Tinkelman, the famous and award winning illustrator. This came about by my wanting to do something different for once in the blog. Mr. Tinkelman has been one of my favourite cover artists since the middle 1970s when he illustrated the front and […]

The Artful Collector: The Major Awards for Artists and ART: The Hugo

As I was downloading some bid sheets this week, in preparation for packing up the art to be displayed at the  LoneStarCon3 Art Show, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention (San Antonio TX) I was suddenly reminded that someone needs to speak up for the Award that matters most to artists in the field: the […]

Frank Kelly Freas

Science fiction is a literature of ideas. It is also a literature that tries to show us the future, although it is not often directly predictive, it tries to look ahead to show us the future’s marvellous possibilities or to warn us of its potential dangers. It is a literature that engages the imagination like […]

Art Theft

I’ve been thinking this week about art theft. I don’t mean art theft as in black stocking cap clad thieves pulling off a museum heist. What I’m talking about is art swipes, instances where artists have outright copied another artist’s work. Now, here I have to be careful because a charge of plagiarism is a […]

The Art of Au Contraire! 2013

A couple of weekends ago, I had the pleasure to attend Au Contraire!, the New Zealand national Science Fiction, Fantasy and Geekery convention here in Wellington. It was the second Au Contraire! I attended: three years ago, I was personally recruited by Kelly, the principal organizer, who walked into my art show on Cuba Street […]

Photographs, Fantasy, Cover Design and Neil Gaiman

Let’s take a break from looking at artwork. Let’s look at some photos instead. Most people like looking at photographs. Usually these are family photographs, sometimes in an album, sometimes projected on a screen with an old slide projector, sometimes stacks of prints and polaroids. Do you remember that? There’s that sense of nostalgia that […]

Sequential Wednesdays #15 – A Brawling Youth & His Magical Wardrobe

“Read the book.  Help the people.  You already know what to do…slay the monsters.” Paul Pope is a comic creator who has essentially calcified the notion of first-look recognition.  His art of splashing squalor threatens with deadly surreality to burst through the portal of the page and drown the reader in quintessential glory.  Once you read one […]

Interview: Milivoj Ćeran, Fantasy Illustrator

“Hello, My name is Milivoj Ćeran, I live in Zagreb, Croatia. I’m a professional illustrator specialized in fanastic art.” Q: What made you want to be a fantasy illustrator? A: “That idea was in my mind since I was kid, but the first „real“ idea was while I studied at academy of fine art. I’ve […]

Liftoff Scratched for SF Authors Stamps

The countdown has been halted for issuing U.S. stamps honoring science fiction authors, which initially was set for July. According to Linn’s Stamp News, a weekly publication devoted to all things philatelic, the U.S. Postal Service has postponed the stamps release until “another year.” That could be 2014, but it’s anybody’s guess. On the plus […]

IAAA Gallery: Mark A. Garlick – Cataclysmically Variable

Cataclysmic Binary stars (cataclysmic variables) are star systems in which a white dwarf star and a companion star are locked in a dance of death; matter drawn from the companion can eventually cause the white dwarf to enter into a state of runaway fusion, leading to a series of recurrent dwarf nova explosions. Mark A. […]