Monday, February 23, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Dark Wolf: Andreas, thank you for the opportunity of this interview.
DW: Your portfolio consists more of environments and scenes than portraits or characters. Do you prefer working on environments and architectural visualizations more?
DW: If it were possible what would you change at your work? What aspects of your work are you constantly trying to improve?
DW: What is your favorite piece or which one offered you the most pleasant time while painting it?
DW: Would you like to work on the illustration of a specific book or on a specific movie project? If possible which one would it be?
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Through my Fantasy Art posts I met many talented and wonderful artists and one of them is Vincent Chong (my post and interview). I always like to make constant visits to these artists’ websites, to see their new works and how their careers are growing. The other day one piece of news brought me great joy, Vincent re-launched his website, Vincent Chong Art. I discovered many new wonderful pieces and I have to admit that his works for the Stephen King’s “Stephen King Goes to the Movies” (my favorite being his "Children of the Corn" illustration) are stunning and gave me another reason (if necessary) for buying this book. So, for the latest news about Vincent Chong and for his new artwork please visit his newly designed website, Vincent Chong Art.
Also Vincent Chong has been nominated for the BSFA 2008 Award for the Best Artwork for the cover art of “Murky Depths 4”. Congratulations and good luck, Vincent!
Monday, February 16, 2009
1. Grasping for the Wind - INFOQUAKE by David Louis Edelman
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
“Out on the street on the way to work.”
“The high street, just outside Cartwrights.”
“Didn’t see anything.”“You must have.”
“There was this bloke,” Kieran explains regardless, “you should have seen him. He went absolutely fucking mental.”
“What are you on about?”
“Honest, mate, he was wild. You ask Bob Rawlings up in Archives. He saw it. He reckons he practically killed her.”
“I don’t know, just some old woman. No word of a lie, he just started laying into her for no reason. Stabbed her with a bloody umbrella I heard!”
“Now you’re taking the piss...”
“No way!”“You go and ask Bob...”
“Did you see it then?” Kieran asks. I lean back on my seat in self-satisfaction.
“Happened right in front of me. He might even have gone for me if I’d been a few seconds earlier.”
“Was he drunk or on drugs or...?”
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
DAVID MOODY self - published Hater online in 2006. Without an agent, he succeeded in selling the film rights to Guillermo del Toro (director, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy 1 & 2, and the upcoming Hobbit series) and Mark Johnson (producer, The Chronicles of Narnia). With the official publication of Hater (2/17/2009), David is poised to make a significant mark as a writer of “farther out” fiction of all varieties.
REMAIN CALM DO NOT PANIC TAKE SHELTER WAIT FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS THE SITUATION IS UNDER CONTROL Society is rocked by a sudden increase in the number of violent assaults on individuals. Christened 'Haters' by the media, the attackers strike without warning, killing all who cross their path. The assaults are brutal, remorseless and extreme: within seconds, normally rational, self-controlled people become frenzied, vicious killers. There are no apparent links as a hundred random attacks become a thousand, then hundreds of thousands. Everyone, irrespective of gender, age, race or any other difference, has the potential to become a victim - or a Hater. People are afraid to go to work, afraid to leave their homes and, increasingly, afraid that at any moment their friends, even their closest family, could turn on them with ultra violent intent. Waking up each morning, no matter how well defended, everyone must now consider the fact that by the end of the day, they might be dead. Or perhaps worse, become a killer themselves. As the status quo shifts, ATTACK FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER becomes the order of the day... only, the answers might be much different than what you expect....
You can find additional information here.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Winter on the lawless plains of the Emmenrule. En route to her wedding in the fortified city of Croad, the beautiful Lady Isola is kidnapped. What is worse, her captor is the infamous Beauceron. But, ruthless as he may be, Beauceron is no ordinary brigand: it is his life's ambition to capture Croad itself – and he will stop at nothing to achieve it.
Mondia, though, is a continent of many stories, and in Croad, a young man named Arren has been taken under the wing of the city's ruler, Lord Thaume. Although of low birth, Arren is destined to become a knight of valour and renown. But as his fortunes rise, so those of his childhood friend Eilla fall.