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Soho Dives, Soho Divas – Rian Hughes Sketches London’s Burlesque Artistes

  • Soho Dives Soha Divas
  • Soho Dives Soha Divas
  • Soho Dives Soha Divas
  • Soho Dives Soha Divas
  • Soho Dives Soha Divas
  • Soho Dives Soha Divas
  • Soho Dives Soha Divas

While living and working in a remote part of the Somerset countryside has its advantages, suitable venus to acquire that all important art training via life-drawing are few and far between. Rian Hughes rubs this in with his new book, Soho Dives, Soho Divas: Rian Hughes Sketches London’s Burlesque Artistes, a collection of sketches and more…

Starstruck – Vintage Movie Posters from Classic Hollywood

  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films
  • Starstruck: Vintage Posters from Classic Hollywood Films

Through his many examples of beautiful vintage movie posters, film historian and collector Ira M. Resnick reveals the history of Hollywood and the leading men and screen goddesses of cinema’s golden-age. From the biographies of silent-era stars such as Louise Brooks and Gloria Swanson, to the personal travel tales as a poster collector, his affection…

Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein by Christopher King
My own take on the original scream queen, Elsa Lanchester as The Bride of Frankenstein. When it comes to memorable characters in horror films, few are as heavily referenced and as recognisable as The Bride of Frankenstein. Like the original Frankenstein's monster, Elsa Lanchester's tortured profile in James Wale's classic Universal horror combines hollywood starlet looks, lightning...

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…

Bazooka Joe and his Gang

  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review

Character designers, animators and illustrators throughout the ages have all shared the wisdom of one simple truth; that adding an eye-patch to a character provides an instant coolness upgrade. From ‘the man in the Hathaway shirt’ to countless cowboys and Kurt Russell’s portrayal of Snake Plisskin, the eye-patch fits the bill whether you’re looking to…

Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer Artist’s Edition

  • Book Review - Dave Stevens' Rocketeer Artists Edition
  • Book Review - Dave Stevens' Rocketeer Artists Edition
  • Book Review - Dave Stevens' Rocketeer Artists Edition
  • Book Review - Dave Stevens' Rocketeer Artists Edition
  • Book Review - Dave Stevens' Rocketeer Artists Edition
  • Book Review - Dave Stevens' Rocketeer Artists Edition
  • Book Review - Dave Stevens' Rocketeer Artists Edition
  • Book Review - Dave Stevens' Rocketeer Artists Edition
  • Book Review - Dave Stevens' Rocketeer Artists Edition
  • Book Review - Dave Stevens' Rocketeer Artists Edition
  • Book Review - Dave Stevens' Rocketeer Artists Edition
  • Book Review - Dave Stevens' Rocketeer Artists Edition
  • Book Review - Dave Stevens' Rocketeer Artists Edition

With Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer Artist’s Edition, IDW introduced it’s range of high-end books for the comic collector, featuring reproductions of raw artwork from some of the worlds most renowned comic book artists. So acclaimed (and limited) was this first edition of Stevens’ beloved creation that it sold-out within days, leaving die-hard fans (like myself)…

Batman Returns

Catwoman Illustration by Christopher King

Illustration Friday’s theme of Whiskers led me down the path of Catwoman, and specifically Michelle Pfeiffer’s version of Catwoman from Tim Burton’s Batman Returns. After all the different Batman movies including Christopher Nolan’s excellent trilogy, Batman Returns remains my favourite (I could even say that Michael Keaton is my prefered Batman) with its festively dark atmosphere,…

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