The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
Underwood Books, Paperback, 9781887424943, 208pp.
Publication Date: September 15, 2005
The increasing popularity of fantasy and science fiction themes in art is celebrated in the annual Spectrum series. The premier venue for such art, each lavishly illustrated volume is an invaluable resource, eagerly awaited by art directors, illustrators, and readers alike. Drawn from books, comics, magazines, art galleries, advertisements, and portfolios, the collection represents a who’s who in fantasy today. With a wider reach than any previous edition, Spectrum 12 features 350 works by artists from Germany, England, the Netherlands, Korea, Australia, Japan, Canada, France, and the United States. Divided into seven categories, including one each devoted to comics and graphic novels, the illustrations expand the boundaries of the imagination and explore new realms of creativity. Among the artists included are Justin K. Sweet, Brad Holland, Greg Ruth, Lawrence Northey, Arthur Suydam, and H.R. Giger. A handy index provides contact information for each artist.
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.