Illustrators is the new art quarterly 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 leading authorities on this important art form. #5 features four full-length articles: The Art of Mick Brownfield, The Art of Brian Sanders, The Art of Derek Eyles, and Anne and Janet Grahame Johnstone.
Brownfield is one of the U.K.'s most successful and consistently innovative artists. He's drawn dozens of covers for the leading magazine, Radio Times, as well as top U.S.-originated characters, from Clint Eastwood's Man with no-name, to Homer Simpson, the Mars Attacks alien, Alfred E. Newman, and Coca-Cola advertising.
Sanders helped promote the TV program Madmen in the U.K., but beginning in the 1970s his fashionable style was popular in trendy magazines, and his superb historical fiction paintings in the 1980s illustrated work by C.S. Forester, James Herriot, and Brian Moore. In 1988 he was commissioned to do a series of World War II stamps.
The Johnstones are twin sisters who have contributed to children's illustrated books. Beginning in the 1950s, they illustrated Charles Kingsley, the popular Dean's Books of Fairy Tales, and the Look and Learn series. Their style reminds me strongly of Sheila Beckett, with luscious colors and detail, appealing to both children and adults alike.
Also here is a feature on the new book of Frank Bellamy's work, Heros the Spartan, with a reminiscence by a fellow-worker of working days at the offices of Eagle. If you are thinking about this new collection, or just enjoy Bellamy's fine work, here are four pages of fine work.