After an exceptionally long gap between posts, Sci-Fi-O-Rama finally returns with new material. Apologies for the extended state of dormancy, life gets in the way sometimes.
Let’s then not dwell on the forlorn and instead nuke 2015 with another flyby of master-craftsman and styrene alchemist Grant Louden AKA Betelgeuse.
Bob Layzell is an illustrator from the golden age of British Sci-fi art. That means two things, 70’s book covers and the Terran Trade Authority (TTA).
We’ve swung the spotlight in this direction as Layzell is having an exhibition of his paintings at the Dynamite Gallery in Brighton. The show runs for two weeks from 2nd – 10th May 2014
Titan Publishing asked me to interview British illustrator Ian Miller to coincide with the launch of ‘The Art of Ian Miller‘, a 160 page compendium spanning four decades. How could I refuse?
Compiled by Ian Miller and Tom Whyte, it’s bursting with over 300 pieces of Miller’s breath-taking work and detailed descriptions of his creative process, inspiration and general artistic philosophy. Suffice to say it’s a “must read” for any serious fantasy or sci-fi illustration aficionado.
Welcome to Sci-Fi-O-Rama 2014.
Here we begin with a totally exclusive feature courtesy of both Grant Louden & Dan McPharlin.
So without ado lets hand over the controls to Dan…
It’s rare to come across a piece of art that really moves me. This odyssey of distortion does just that.
Unnerving, strangely touching and certainly one of the most spellbinding and hallucinatory 5 minutes of music video your ever likely to see. This is but a taster of Luke Wyatt’s ‘Sad Stonewash’ (a Video Mulch) a 40-minute sojourn into the abyss of VHS.
A varied selection of retro SF and Fantasy book art. Sci-Fi-O-Rama was pretty much built upon the back of posting forgotten book and games art, so with a renaissance in blog activity what better than to revisit the archives and excerpt another sampler.