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cover of Improbable Botany

Improbable Botany art preview

A preview of the art by Jonathan Burton

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.

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

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

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

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

Asni’s Art Blog: Interview with Tais Teng

Tais Teng is a well established and prolific science fiction and horror writer and illustrator from the Netherlands. He has made several hundred covers and interior illustrations – most notably the Jack Vance e-books. His particular affinity is for the work of H. P. Lovecraft.

FEATURED ARTIST: Derek Benson

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

Interview: Dianne Gardner

an interview with and an excerpt from author and illustrator Dianne Lynne Gardner

IlluXcon Roundup: Interview with Iris Compiet

The story is about a little princess whose parents want her to marry a prince, but all the princes are just not very interesting to her, they are nice but there’s no spark... and that’s when she falls in love with another princess.

The Artful Collector: Art Hierarchies #2: “Fine Art” is Better than...

Please don't shoot the messenger. I'm not responsible for the "high" and "low" art divide—into which categories we've shoved "art we collectively treasure" vs "art...

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...

Hits and Misses

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

IAAA Gallery: Pat Rawlings – Wide Open for Space

"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...

Mermaid

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...

Interview – The Amazing Art of Anja Uhren

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...

The Amazing Virgil Finlay

Whenever I think about black-and-white illustrations from the old science fiction magazines, it is always the work of Virgil Finlay that I picture in...

The Artful Collector: Price vs. Value

It's an innocent question: What's it worth? And I always answer: That depends on whether you're buying or selling. An object's "worth" can relate to price,...

Art + Fandom ≠ Fan Art, part II: Images of Galadriel

Well it looks like I put my foot right into it in my previous post! Several people objected to my definition of the term...

Art + Fandom ≠ Fan Art: Definitions

Before I get properly rolling with this blog, I thought it might be worth taking a moment to stake out the territory I plan...