- Full Description
This volume features over 500 works by more than 300 diverse visionaries, including new Grand Master Bill Sienkiewicz, plus Julie Bell, Brom, Rovina Cai, Terry Dodson, Cory Godbey, J. Anthony Kosar, Anita Kunz, Dave McKean, Tran Nguyen, Karla Ortiz, David Palumbo, Forest Rogers, Dan dos Santos, and Allen Williams. Spectrum 24 continues the freshness and excellence that was established twenty-four years ago. Plus The Year in Review by John Fleskes, photos of the jury and award winners, and much more.
The best-selling Spectrum series—often imitated but never equaled—continues with this lavishly produced 24th annual. Spectrum is the premier showcase for imaginative fantastic arts in the book, comic, film, horror, illustration, sculpture, conceptual art, fine art and video-game genres. With exceptional images by extraordinary creators, this elegant, full-color collection showcases an international cadre of creators working in every style and medium—both traditional and digital.
Awards are made in every category, from unpublished and comics, to books and dimensional art. A new Rising Star award goes to Alessandra Pisano. Artist and teacher George Pratt writes the Grand Master review about friend Bill Sienkiewicz.
The jury includes Laurie Lee Brom, Mark Newman, John Picacio, Christian Alzmann and Victo Ngai.
The mission of Spectrum is to promote the fantastic arts and provide an annual showcase for contemporary artists. Spectrum exists to honor the imaginations of very special artists who delight in helping us see the world in a wonderfully different light. It’s our job to help them reach a wider appreciative audience.
Front cover art “Selvala’s Beastmaster” by Iain McCaig.
“Every volume of Spectrum is like a collection of vibrant stars in the night sky. Year after year, it shines its light into the artistic community. It dazzles us as we gaze in awe at the wonder of it all and witness the birth of new, brilliant, celestial bodies born into the galaxy of fantastic art.”—Rebecca Léveillé-Guay, award-winning artist and creator of IMC
“Spectrum is like a whole new creative universe in a book that I can lose myself in for hours. Every time I open one of my Spectrum books, turning the pages is like falling in love with art all over again.”—Camilla d’Errico, comic artist/creator and pop surrealist painter
“It strikes me every year, as an annual, how Spectrum gives an instant picture of what artists from around the world have been dealing or coping with—their inspirations, their concerns of the time. It reminds me that we all are walking on a common path, but in our very own way, and that there are always battles to win and havens to build.”—Virginie Ropars, multifaceted artist and sculptor
“In my opinion, one of the best sources of inspiration for an artist can be found in the work of others. Spectrum draws, collects and presents the best of the best fantastic art being produced today. I am so honored to have been asked to help play a small part in the process of putting this year’s book together. We should all thank John Fleskes and his team for keeping this amazing publication burning bright for all to enjoy.”—Mark Newman, sculptor and educator
- Additional Information
Item Code SPE24 Publisher Flesk Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781933865980 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 9x12 # Pages 304pg Color Full Color