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ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY #17

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ILLUSTRATORS QUARTERLY #17

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Highly Recommended. With Gustave Doré, Francisco Coching, Zac Retz, Mort Künstler. One of my favorite issues yet. A wonderful look at rarely seen paintings by Gustave Doré; cover feature and a long article on Mort Kunstler, which starts with his work in the men's magazines and moves to the amazing historical illustrations that made his name. A wonderful article on obscure Filipino comics illustrator Francisco Coching, who revolutionized Filipino comics a generation before we saw his countrymen sweep into U.S. comics in the seventies; and Zac Retz, avante-garde animator and children's illustrator.

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One of my favorite issues yet. A wonderful look at rarely seen paintings by Gustave Doré; cover feature and a long article on Mort Kunstler, which starts with his work in the men's magazines and moves to the amazing historical illustrations that made his name. A wonderful article on obscure Filipino comics illustrator Francisco Coching, who revolutionized Filipino comics a generation before we saw his countrymen sweep into U.S. comics in the seventies; and Zac Retz, avante-garde animator and children's illustrator.

Coching is particularly fascinating and seeing the range of his artwork here is nothing short of inspiring. Seeing his work "is akin to seeing the best of the Golden Age of U.S. comics synthesized through the hand of a master draftsman and designer." What I see in Coching's work is is what I learned to love about the work of Nestor Redondo, who is like the father figure of the following generation of artists. Both of these men's work is smooth, dynamic, detailed--to force another comparison, it's like Dave Stevens is to the U.S. comics' artists. Polished, inspiring, fascinating.

The Doré feature is impressive, using original drawings and paintings throughout. Many of the pieces have never been seen outside his high-end art books, and others are first appearing here. This is a Doré that rises above what we all grew up with, like Mucha's Slav Epic work when compared to his early posters and advertising illustration.

Kunstler is a brilliant artist whose many books have brought to life subjects like the Civil War, World War II, space flight and more. His work might best be compared to the same realism you see in James Bama. Kunstler tackles every subject with a skill that belies the difficulty of getting right every costume, every vehicle, every rifle and pistol and tool, every bit of history, including the characters themselves. Doing this like no other artist is what makes his pictures appealing, often exciting, revealing and historically accurate.

More like a book than a magazine, illustrators is the art quarterly published in Britain and devoted to the finest illustration art ever published. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of the leading authorities on this important art form.

As well as building into an indispensable reference library, illustrators gives readers an insight into the creative process, from idea to sketch to painting, and from painting to the image seen by millions. Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, much of the art taken from scans of the original work.

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Item Code IQ17
Publisher Book Palace
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9781907081392
Binding Magazine
Dimensions 9x11
# Pages 96pg
Color Full Color
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