The Fantasy & Gothic Blog

Gothic Dreams: The Cthulhu Mythos

Posted by Matt Knight

'Cthulhu Mythos' is a term originally coined by August Derleth and has since come to represent the overall shared characters, themes and elements from the works by H.P. Lovecraft, his protegés and other writers influenced by him. It's an intertwined universe that spans across several fantasy fictions without being explicitly detailed or made relevant by the plot.

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Topics: gothic dreams, fantasy art, cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft

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

Illustrated eBooks: Dragon Art. iPad Ready.

Posted by Nick Wells

It's been a long time coming, but at last we've made a fabulous illustrated ebook of the hugely successful print title, Dragon Art: Inspiration, Impact & Technique in Fantasy Art. Yes, it's very big, both in terms of dimension and the number of pages (192 pages plus covers), but we've worked hard to create a terrific iPad ready, digital book.  It's available on the Apple iBookstore and is designed for the iPad display which shows off the detailed and glorious art. We're absolutely delighted with it. It'll be on Kobo soon too, and you can download it to the Mac OSX Mavericks because at last you can use iBooks on the desktop. We flirted with the Amazon on this project but the designed pages look so terrible you wouldn't want to open it again!!

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Topics: digital art, ipad ready, fantasy art

Illustrated eBooks: Steampunk. iPad Ready

Posted by Nick Wells

We've just released a digital first publication in our Gothic Dreams series: Steampunk. 128 pages of colour illustrations, packed with brilliant art from fabulous contemporary illustrators. 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 absolutely delighted with it.

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Topics: illustrated ebooks, Steampunk, digital art, fantasy art

Fantasy Art: Ken Kelly: Master Artist

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

On a quest to experience the mythical, mystical, magical and macho all at once? Look no further than to the works of fantasy artist Ken Kelly. A work by Kelly is an invitation into the wonderful world of imagination, of warriors and dragon art, as he offers viewers a direct route into faraway places and primal battlefields that burst at the seams with vivacity.

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Topics: Frazetta, warriors and heroes, fantasy art, fantasy art book covers, dragon art

Fantasy Art: Frank Frazetta

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

If you're a fantasy art fan, am I wrong in assuming that you find thrill in blood, sweat, triumph and glory? You're in awe of rippling muscles, masculine grit, death and dynamism and kinetic carnage? Look no further than the works of legendary fantasy and science fiction artist Frank Frazetta. 

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Topics: warriors and heroes, comic books, Frank Frazetta, fantasy art, fantasy art book covers, illustration

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