Fahrenheit 451 is the 1953 Ray Bradbury novel (soon to be a film) about a “fireman” who burns books rather than saves them, as a means to keep society illiterate and complacent. The novel has been a lightning rod for issues of censorship and book b…
When you hear the word “coffee,” your mind probably lights to thoughts of a dark, earthy caffeinated beverage. When Juapi Garabatos hears the word “coffee,” he thinks “artistic medium.” That’s because Garabatos eschews pastels and oils fo…
Artist Barry Blankenship has created the best geeky art for your bathroom.
3D printing artist uses science to make magic.
Star Wars’ greatest ability isn’t the ability to print money. The movie series has an uncanny ability to plunge us into a galaxy far, far away (perhaps because it draws upon the “collective unconscious” as Carl Jung would say). Because of this, it inspires us in different ways. If you’re an artist like Craig Davison, Star […]
There’s nothing sadder than a poor artist on a streetcorner with a cup in his hand and a sign around his neck that reads, “Will pencil for food.” But that’s the fate of artists who are out of work—comic book artists among them. Had the late Roy Lichtenstein been alive today, he would never have that problem: After a recent Sotheby’s auction, Lichtenstein’s estate is richer to the tune of $44.8 million, thanks to the sale of his 1964 painting, “Sleeping Girl.”
Science fiction films contain aliens and space battles, time-travelers, and often enough violence to sate the cravings of an 11-year-old boy. But many people overlook what we science fiction fans have known all along: SF/F can be deeply romantic. I’ve found a few movies that appeal to both the action lover and the romantic, no […]
What I don’t know about art can fill a book entitled, “I don’t know if it’s art, but I know what I like.” But on a recent trip to England, even I, the artistically challenged, noticed that British and American cover art was decidedly different: American book covers were more colorful, almost garish, while British book covers were more austere and muted. Why the difference?