Juan Gimenez (4)

Juan Gimenez Die Kaiserin

Juan Gimenez Der Kaiser

Another quick post – I have had a few questions asking about Juan Gimenez and the availability of his Books/Art recently so a couple of leads…

Depending on how up to speed you are with your Spanish I suggest perhaps trying the official site: http://www.juangimenez.com/ though I’m not sure how often that’s updated. Failing that there’s a raft of his Books / Comics / Graphic Novels available via Amazon.com http://is.gd/C7mO take your pick I guess! maybe The Metabarons? his collaboration with Alexandro Jodorowsky

Omni Magazine – Ute Osterwald

Omni Magazine – Ute Osterwald

Omni Magazine - Ute Osterwald

Thought I’d do another quick Omni Magazine Post as quite a few visitors have been searching for it…

This is the cover of the July 1981 edition of the classic SF magazine and is taken from a 25 piece set over on Eric Carl’s Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_carl/sets/72157616740741408/. Some superb examples old-school SF slanted Photomontage/Illustration/Design, some very much of its time, some still strikingly fresh, all still extremely cool – definitely recommended!

Art by Ute Osterwald – alas not much info on him other another than he produced 2 other Omni covers Nov 1979 & Jul 1980 – See these here: Omni Magazine Online http://www.omnimagonline.com/

Colonial Marines Technical Manual (1)

Colonial Marines Technical Manual (1)

Mk.35 Pressure Suit

Pig

Alien Cutaway

Scans are taken “The Colonial Marines Technical Manual” written and illustrated by Lee Brimmicombe-Wood and published by Boxtree in 1995… I’ll have to admit this rare book is one of my prize possessions!

“The Colonial Marines Technical Manual” if you hadn’t of guessed is basically an analytical expansion on all the military hardware envisaged and designed for the movie Aliens. This book covers in an insane level of detail everything this future American fighting force has at its disposal, from the things you’ll recognise: Pulse Rifles, DropShips & Smart Guns etc through to things you probably will not: Ghille Suits, Rocket Launchers, Tanks and much more…

If you’ve ever watched Aliens and wondered just how many floating point operations a Synth – sorry – Artificial Person is capable of processing per second then this is simply an absolute must read!

Thore Hansen

Thore Hansen

Thore Hansen

Thore Hansen

A selection of Illustrations from Norwegian Comics Artist and Illustrator Thore Hansen. These illustrations date from the 70’s and were produced for a Norwegian SF magazine, great colours!

Images sourced from a larger collection of Thore’s work; again these are via Flickr User gojira2012 who’s amassed a superb collection of Sci-Fi illustration / Objet d’art, definitely worth a look.