Paul Lehr (1930-1998) studied illustration at the prestigious Pratt Institute. His first sf cover – for the American edition of Jeffery Lloyd Castle’s Satellite E One (1954) – is a realistic depiction of the construction […]
The self-trained Morrissey began his professional career in the late 70s with three covers for Dragon magazine. In 1986, he started to receive regular assignments to paint book covers. His covers for Jack Dann and […]
Japanese illustrator Akiya Kageichi continues the themes of sex, death, and identity as explained in Macabre and Erotic Obsessions: Contemporary Japanese Illustration. His tormented lovers, sinister jesters, and disinterested kings rule fractious fantasy underworlds that […]
Ddaddy Star, a Malay artist who also goes under the name Olafoolart, makes wonderful illustrations of characters from myth, both Eastern and Western, both ancient and modern: Asian gods, Aesop fables, Princess Mononoke, astrological signs, […]
It’s hard to imagine that anyone hasn’t yet heard of Kay Nielsen, legendary Danish artist and illustrator, but anything is possible. He certainly remained largely unsung in his time. Despite a brief stint at Disney, […]
The works of Korean artist Ji Hun Lee have appeared in numerous games, and I can see why. While his style is recognizably Eastern, especially in the faces, it is also reminiscent of the colorful […]
Art by Tomiyuki Kaneko inspired by the classical Buddhist tradition in Japan. I am sitting in an Italian cafe across from the US Embassy in Tokyo waiting for Orine to finish her visa interview.