Category Archives: art and illustration

New Arrivals, Feb 18th, 2015

I took 2 large boxes of books to the library used book store and donated them a few days ago. Some were already in a box labeled “donate” and others were just pulled from the shelves. Not much room was … Continue reading

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Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders

Late 2014 was a banner time for books on artist/illustrators with two of the best ever. Last week I posted on the excellent The Art of Robert E. McGinnis [here] and now here’s yet another out-standing book, this time the subject is … Continue reading

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The Art of Robert E. McGinnis by Robert McGinnis & Art Scott

The Art of Robert E. McGinnis by Robert McGinnis (artwork) and Art Scott (text) Titan Books, November 2014 oversized (9.3 x 0.8 x 12.2 inches), 176 page hardcover. All artwork in color. Also, Limited Edition (1000 copies) in slipcase with signed … Continue reading

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ffb: Willy and Joe

This is the 155th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books These are far more than a couple books of cartoons. The contents of these books are a documentary of the ground soldiers’ life in European theater World … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, June 23 – 29, 2014

New Arrivals The year is almost half gone, hard to believe time has gone so quickly. This time, an art book, an old mystery, more Holmes, more Saint. Encounters with Sherlock Holmes edited by George Mann [Titan Books Febuary 2013 trade … Continue reading

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artwork!

I love art and illustration, especially of science fiction subjects. I’ve got prints, some signed, hanging on the walls. In checking the website of Alison Eldred, the artist’s agent for SF artist John Harris a couple of weeks ago, I found some … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, June 2 – 8, 2014

New Arrivals I guess it’s the little surprises in life that spice things up, but I sure didn’t want to buy a new computer when the old one was working just fine. At least it was working fine until the … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, May 26 – June 1, 2014

New Arrivals I’ve been waiting for this one since I heard it was to be published. Finally, it’s here. The Art of John Harris – Beyond the Horizon, art by John Harris, foreword by John Scalzi [Titan Books May 2014 oversized hardcover, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, April 21 – 27, 2014

New Arrivals The final Duncton book has arrived, and that’s the end to them, except for the reading. Also a classic mystery for me, a couple of dark thrillers for Barbara’s birthday, and a gift from afar. Duncton Stone by William … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading December 23 – 29, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: This is the Christmas edition of NACR, so it’s no surprise that these are gifts from and to Barbara and me. I have a habit of buying things months ahead and asking Barbara to put them away for Christmas, … Continue reading

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SFAL art – a closer look, part 4 of 4

Part 1 is HERE.   Part 2 is HERE.   Part 3 is HERE. It sounds crazy, but I thought I’d already posted this, so it sat in my “drafts” folder for way too long. Sorry. Here it is at last. With this post … Continue reading

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SFAL art – a closer look, part 3 of 4

Here’s the third installment of a closer look at some of the artwork I got, via Carl Vincent, from Spectrum Fantasy Art Live! Once again, this is to give you a better look and a little more information. Part 1 is HERE. Part 2 … Continue reading

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SFAL art – a closer look, Part 2

Here’s the second installment of a closer look at some of the artwork I got from Spectrum Fantasy Art Live! in order to give you a better look and a little more information. Part 1 is HERE. First up, a delightful painting by Brian … Continue reading

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SFAL art – a closer look, part 1

I’ve taken photographs of the artwork – all of it prints, many of them signed – that I posted about in the Spectrum Fantasy Art Live! swag post. To give a better look and a little more information I’m going … Continue reading

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Spectrum Fantasy Art Live swag

The large box (see previous post) arrived mid day, and was it ever loaded with goodies! There are a couple of things to point out before I reveal the goodness. First, Carl Vincent is my hero for doing all the … Continue reading

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