Saturday, May 14, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Spectrum 6 The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

Title: Spectrum 6 The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

Author: Cathy and Arnie Fenner

Publisher: Underwood Book

RRP: $45.00

ISBN: 9781599290454

Release Date: December 2010


With subject matter ranging from science fiction to breathtaking erotica, the 250 illustrations collected here represent the finest talents in the industry.


The Spectrum series of books is my favourite collection of fantasy and science fiction art work. It never ceases to amaze me how many brilliant artists there are that specialise in this genre of art.

As with the last few books in the series, Spectrum 6 compiles the artwork sent in by various artists by categories, such as 'editorial', 'unpublished', 'dimensional', & 'comics'. In the past, the Spectrum series featured quite a bit of wonderfully stimulating /art/ -- unfortunately, it must be said that this compilation contains more /illustration/ instead. Unlike the more original works featured in the last few books, Spectrum 6 seems to concentrate on work done on popular subjects, rather than the creative talents of artists young and old to the industry.

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