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We Can be Heroes

We Can be Heroes

The conversation got me thinking about heroes and what characteristics are expected of a hero from generation to generation. Read More »

New York Movie

New York Movie

Edward Hopper's New York Movie, though not a fantasy painting, inspires artist M. D. Jackson to write a fantasy story. Read More »

Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

Winter is only one of four seasons but it can also be a feeling, a state of being. Read More »

H.R. Giger

H.R. Giger

Very few artists have had as big an influence on horror illustration and on the look of horror films as had Swiss artist H.R. Giger. Read More »

Do you Like Monsters?

Do you Like Monsters?

That's right, FAMOUS MONSTERS, Forrest. J. Ackerman's beloved magazine that sported covers featuring wonderful portraits of famous monsters, most of which were painted by artist Basil Gogos. Read More »

Nighthawks

Nighthawks

The iconic painting Nighhawks by Edward Hopper has inspired a wealth of imitations, homages, and now just a little bit of science fiction. Read More »

Bad Science Fiction and Fantasy Art

Bad Science Fiction and Fantasy Art

In order to understand what makes really good science fiction and fantasy art, you have to look at a few pieces of bad science fiction and fantasy art. Read More »

Separating the Art from the Artist

Separating the Art from the Artist

Suppose an artist or a writer says something that is loathsome or morally reprehensible? Can we therefore judge the artist's work as having no value simply because the artist is a jerk? Read More »

The Art of Star Trek

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. Read More »

What the %&*# is Perry Rhodan?

What the %&*# is Perry Rhodan?

Perry Rhodan is a weekly German science fiction pulp magazine series that has run uninterrupted since 1961. That translates into over two thousand five hundred issues released so far not counting reprints, books and spinoffs. Lets let that sink in f... Read More »

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