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Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein by Christopher King

When it comes to memorable characters in horror films, few are as heavily referenced and as recognisable as The Bride of Frankenstein. Victim (like the original monster himself) in James Wale’s classic Universal horror, her mixture of hollywood starlet looks, lightning streaked hair and macabre medical bandages make for one of the strongest images in cinema,…

Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines

  • Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines
  • Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines
  • Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines
  • Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines
  • Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines
  • Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines

In Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines, the illustrator Samantha Hahn presents a collection of portraits imagining 50 of the best-loved female characters from literary classics of the last century. The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan, Scarlet O’Hara of Gone With the Wind and Doctor Zhivago’s Lara Guishar count among an impressive list, illustrated in…

100 Years of Fashion Illustration

  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration

There are several books written on the subject of fashion illustration with many unfortunately proving to be little more than filler or catalogues of aspiring artists, but there are two in particular that stand out for me as recommended titles. The first being David Downton’s Masters of Fashion Illustration and the second, Cally Blackman’s 100 Years of…

The Hollywood Goddess

  • The Hollywood Screen Goddess Collection by Christopher King
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Ava Gardener
  • Bette Davis
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Greta Garbo
  • Joan Crawford
  • Lana Turner
  • Lauren Bacall
  • Lucille Ball
  • Marlene Dietrich by Christopher King
  • Marilyn Monroe

Ranging from the television comedian Lucille Ball (I Love Lucy) to Hollywood Goddesses such as Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe and Greta Garbo, these fashion illustrations represent some of the most beautiful and best known faces of the screen. Beyond their unmistakable good looks, all of these women boast an unforgettable talent and character that will forever immortalise them in popular culture. Through a continuing…

The Golden Age of DC Comics

  • Book Review - The Golden Age of DC Comics
  • Book Review - The Golden Age of DC Comics
  • Book Review - The Golden Age of DC Comics
  • Book Review - The Golden Age of DC Comics
  • Book Review - The Golden Age of DC Comics
  • Book Review - The Golden Age of DC Comics
  • Book Review - The Golden Age of DC Comics
  • Book Review - The Golden Age of DC Comics
  • Book Review - The Golden Age of DC Comics
  • Book Review - The Golden Age of DC Comics
  • Book Review - The Golden Age of DC Comics
  • Book Review - The Golden Age of DC Comics

With the anticipated release of the new Superman movie, DC’s status as a leader in the comic book industry remains as strong as ever, with its success only really comparable to that of Marvel. It’s testament to the power and longevity of their characters that the very same Man of Steel started it all with…

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