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Mechanical Men and Women

Mechanical Men and Women

It’s one of Science Fiction’s classic tropes and has been responsible for some of the most beloved characters in the genre — robots. Robots are almost pure design personified. The whole concept of a robot is a manufactured man, wom... Read More »

World Underground

World Underground

Underground city, by Anndr Kusuriuri – anndr on DeviantArt Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I recently signed myself up for a Horticulture Certificate with the Open Polytech, and have been assiduously studying the physical and chemic... Read More »

Great Science Fiction Artists – James Bama

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, as most of you know, was the greatest of the pulp heroes of the 1930s who eventually faded away after Wo... Read More »

The Artful Collector: Collecting Ahead of the Curve

The Artful Collector: Collecting Ahead of the Curve

When we started framing F/SF calendar pages to hang on our walls in the 1960s (the days before commercial prints or posters were available) original Victorian “fairy paintings” by the likes of Fitzgerald, Cruikshank, Doyle and Dadd (not to mention t... Read More »

The Artful Collector: Should You Worry About Forgery in SF Art?

The Artful Collector: Should You Worry About Forgery in SF Art?

How important is Fraud in the SF/F art market? I could write lengthy blogs on how forgers break down and then reconstitute the same clay to fashion Mid- and South American artifacts, using original (thousand-year-old) molds.  But there are Archaelog... Read More »

Mermaid

Mermaid

Lord of the Kraken, by Steve Argyle – SteveArgyle on DeviantArt Time to leave the hustle and bustle of the future city behind, and delve into the deeps of the fantastic imagination. I’ll be looking at some aquatic creatures in this installment.... Read More »

Dan Durda of the IAAA

Dan Durda of the IAAA

Dan Durda is a Renaissance Man.  Saying that invokes visions of the man as artist – painting, sculpture, close studies of perspective and perhaps human anatomy, but those visions fall far short of the reality that is Dan Durda. He certainly is ... Read More »

The Artful Collector: Is it All in the Image?

The Artful Collector: Is it All in the Image?

At the heart of this debate is a real difference between how some creators of commercial art (i.e, art produced for the purpose of persuasion/marketing) view the kind of art they are commissioned to create, and how they view the art they create that ... Read More »

East vs. West: Comic Book Showdown

East vs. West: Comic Book Showdown

Though my position here, such as it is, is that of “anime blogger,” I think that my real interest in media from the Land of the Rising Sun is comic books, otherwise known as manga.  Despite being exposed to Western comics fairly early on ... Read More »

The Artful Collector: Are Conventions Good Places to Find Art? (Part 3)

The Artful Collector: Are Conventions Good Places to Find Art? (Part 3)

Throughout the 1990s, while weekend antiques and craft fairs, and even Ren Faires, were drawing tens of thousands of attendees each weekend, SF cons were still deliberating the good of “one day memberships” and advertising in local newspapers.  SF co... Read More »

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