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Illustrated eBooks: Fantasy Art: Warriors & Heroes. iPad Ready

Posted by Catherine Taylor

We've just released a gorgeous digital-only edition of a brand-new book: Fantasy Art: Warriors & Heroes. 192pp pages of artwork, showcasing amazing paintings from fabulous contemporary artists. It's available on the Apple iBookstore and is designed for the iPad Retina display which shows off the detailed and glorious art. We're very excited to see what you think!

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Topics: Frazetta, warriors and heroes, art and design, digital books, Frank Frazetta, digital art, ipad ready, Conan, Ken Kelly, fantasy art, dragon art, Illustrated Art Books

Illustrated eBooks: Tattoo Art. iPad Ready

Posted by Catherine Taylor

We've just released a gorgeous new digital edition of our unrivalled book: Tattoo Art by Russ Thorne. 192pp pages of colour photographs, revealing brilliant tattoo designs from fabulous contemporary tattoo artists, photographed in style by the best photographers. It's available on the Apple iBookstore and is designed for the iPad Retina display which shows off the detailed and glorious art. We're very excited about it!

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Topics: illustrated ebooks, digital books, Gift Books, ipad ready, fantasy art, tattoo art, tattoo photographers, Guy Aitchison, book review

Gothic Fantasy Art: Vampires

Posted by Catherine Taylor

The danger, mystery and beauty of vampires means they have an eternal allure a world apart from zombies or other horrors, and as well as reading about them or watching them on screen, gothic fantasy art affords a whole world of imaginative vampiric visions created by talented artists.

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Topics: fantasy art, vampire art, anne stokes

Gothic Fantasy Art: Brom

Posted by Catherine Taylor

The world of Gothic Art: a mysterious realm of darkness, filled with infinite possibility; a realm in which beauty can be discovered in the most obscure, unpredictable places.

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Topics: gothic art, animation, fantasy art, Gerald Brom, illustration

Zombie Pictures Everywhere: Science Fiction to Zombie Apocalypse

Posted by Catherine Taylor

So it seems everywhere I look at the moment are zombie pictures, visions of the walking dead – sometimes relatively unscathed and human-like; mostly fairly bloodily down the road of decay – whether in art, film or on TV. Having been immersed in making a book on zombies has obviously contributed to my high intake of undead depictions, but even when I decide to read something apparently non-zombie, my thoughts return to these shuffling, grasping creatures. Going through my other half’s eclectic collection of books the other day, looking for something new to read, I plucked out John Wyndham’s The Day of The Triffids – a 1951 post-apocalyptic science-fiction tale of worldwide blindness enabling the rise of some rather nasty, stinging, lurching, carnivorous plants…

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Topics: Dead Snow, The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later, Warm Bodies, The Day of The Triffids, Danny Boyle

Zombie Pictures: Romero, the Zombie Godfather

Posted by Catherine Taylor

Today’s Zombie

In the last decade, Zombie pictures, movies and games have entered the mainstream in a big way. The Walking Dead has not only seen huge success in its comic book form, but also in the tv show adapted from it. Even an actor as well loved as Brad Pitt produced and starred in a film adaptation of Max Brook’s World War Z. Yet even as the genre grows, it is important to remember that it owes a huge debt to the the wonderfully twisted mind of George Romero.

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Topics: movie posters, zombies, George A Romero, Night of the Living Dead