Visual Arts

Some of the blunt, knee-jerk assumptions that are made in much fantasy art are less obvious, and therefore more insidious. These are often assumptions about gender roles, and ethnicity.
Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 2)

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 2)

Some of the blunt, knee-jerk assumptions that are made in much fantasy art are less obvious, and therefore more insidious. These are often assumptions about gender roles, and ethnicity. Read More »

The Artful Collector: How (and when) to Part with Art

The Artful Collector: How (and when) to Part with Art

It's a sad day when your art collection has to go on sale. Don't compound the problem - do it with a plan. Read More »

The Dream of a New Earth

The Dream of a New Earth

Science Fiction has long offered a "backup plan" for planet Earth Read More »

You Are The Hero – A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks

You Are The Hero – A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks

A review of a history of You Are the Hero adventure game books. Read More »

The Artful Collector: Where Are They Now?  Spotlight on Paul Alexander

The Artful Collector: Where Are They Now? Spotlight on Paul Alexander

Paul Alexander's art is being snapped up by collectors Read More »

Judging Books by Their Covers

Judging Books by Their Covers

What happens when you DO judge a book by its cover (art). Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 1)

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 1)

The first thing to note is that there don't appear to be a lot of pictorial representations of Earthsea. The second thing is that artists seem to have a hard time visualizing the characters of the book the way they have been described by the author. Read More »

The Artful Collector: Fantasy Art for Consumers

The Artful Collector: Fantasy Art for Consumers

Fantasy art for consumers - pop culture fantasies Read More »

Beauty, the Eye of the Beholder and Miss Universe

Beauty, the Eye of the Beholder and Miss Universe

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That is to say that beauty is subjective and, despite the human condition that every one of us shares, is subject to cultural biases as well as personal ones. This point was underlined recently with an online so... Read More »

Monsters

Monsters

Monsters have been with us in our imaginations from the dawn of time, but why is it that the most vulnerable of us love monsters the most? Read More »

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