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THE MAN OF BRONZE RETURNS! (What? He left?)

Ever heard of Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze? You will, you will. Steve brings us some news about him/it, and a book review.

ACE DOUBLES and AMAZING ILLUSTRATORS PART II (Redux)

For the last of his NaNoWriMo ``redux`` columns, Steve finishes his look at Ace Doubles cover illustrators. Nostalgia, indeed! Good old stuff from the Good Old Days!

Glen Orbik – 1963-2015

The world of illustration lost a real treasure this past week when artist Glen Orbik lost his long battle with cancer on May 11th.

Manly Art for Manly Men

You don't have to be "manly" to paint "manly".

Am I Blue?

Monochromatic painting has been part of the avante garde since the end of the 19th century, but science fiction and fantasy artists use monochromatic painting techniques to a great effect.

The Icon of Monsters and Monster Models

Probably the most well-known monster ever imagined is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Around 1960 Aurora obtained a license from Universal Studios to produce a Frankenstein plastic model kit. It started a craze.

The Art of Star Trek

Star Trek has been around since September 8, 1966. At forty-seven years old Star Trek is one year younger than I am. We grew up together. Star Trek and I were best friends.

The Man in the Torn Shirt

This post is about powerful images and the way that they can become stuck in the public consciousness.

TIME MACHINE: Past Popular Posts

Like the Omega 13 Device - but Better! Travel back in time up to seven days, not a paltry 13 seconds.  Why, 13 seconds doesn't...

Great Science Fiction Artists – James Bama

James Bama single-handedly introduced the entire world to Doc Savage (he and his editors at Bantam Books and art director Len Leone). Doc Savage,...