John Picacio Michael Moorcock
- Title: Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio
- Author: John Picacio Michael Moorcock
- ISBN: 9781932265163
- Page: 170
- Format: Hardcover
A collection by award winning illustrator John Picacio, this title contains 200 pages of full color art, sketches, and thoughts about the process of creating cover art in the 21st century.
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I have see the future of speculative fiction art, and its name is John Picacio.Except, if I'm being honest with myself and my readers, that's not true. It's a damn lie, in fact. You see, to be the future would imply that Picacio has yet to come into his own. Anyone who even casually thumbs through Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio knows full well that this young artist has arrived. The question isn't how good he is, it's how much better can he possibly get?The immediate impulse is to compare [...]
On a purely aesthetic level, Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio is a beautiful book. The cover is gorgeous, featuring a triptych of book covers wildly divergent in style but connected by Picacio's rich palette of colors. Everything comes together with a feel that's both functional and artistic, from the typeface to the richly colored endpapers to the glossy pages. But let's be honest — pretty covers and a smart layout will only take you so far. What really counts is the content, right?Luckil [...]
Sometimes my instincts are correct. In 1996, while the managing editor of Mojo Press, I hired neophyte John Picacio to design and illustrate his first book, Michael Moorcock's Behold the Man: 30th Anniversary Edition. Ten years later, I was rewarded with Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio, the first collection of the Hugo nominated and World Fantasy Award winning artist's work. This full color, over-sized gorgeous book (fittingly enough with an introduction by Moorcock) more than showcases Pic [...]
Great Book, Dynamite Artist
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