The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
Underwood Books, Hardcover, 9781599290027, 224pp.
Publication Date: October 10, 2006
For 13 years the Spectrum annual has been the preeminent showcase for fantasy and sci-fi art and an invaluable resource for art directors and illustrators. Drawn from work created for books, comics, magazines, art galleries, advertisements, and the portfolios of some of the finest fantasy artists working today, the illustrations in this collection extend the boundaries of the imagination and explore new realms of creativity. Spectrum 13 has a wider reach than any previous volume, with nearly 350 pieces by creators spanning the globe, including works from Germany, England, the Netherlands, Korea, Australia, Japan, Canada, and France. Eagerly awaited by both artists and readers, Spectrum 13 is divided into seven categories: Comics and Graphic Novels, Advertising, Book, Dimensional, Editorial, Institutional, and Unpublished Art. This edition also honors Jeffrey Jones with its prestigious Grand Master Award, presented to a living artist for career excellence.
In 1993 Arnie Fenner, along with his wife Cathy, combined both their personal and professional interests in the fantastic arts to form Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art-but that has not been the limit of their celebration of the field. They have written, designed, and edited a series of titles devoted to the works of Frank Frazetta, Jeffrey Jones, Jon Foster, Robert E. McGinnis, John Jude Palencar, Dave Stevens, and many others that have been published by Underwood Books. In addition, Arnie serves as a Senior Art Director for Andrews McMeel Publishing.