Book Review: The Art of Greg Spalenka – Author Greg Spalenka


The cover says it all. A mixture of beauty, technique, spiritually, experimentation and style. Greg Spalenka has been churning out paintings and illustrative work for decades. A collection captured under one volume is a blessing to artists and enthusiasts of all things interesting. This recent release is titled “The Art of Greg Spalenka” now coming under the wing of Titan Books. It probably goes without saying, but having one’s works showcased under a Titan Books … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sucker Punch – The Art of the Film by Zack Snyder – Author Zack Snyder

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It only makes sense that such a mesmerizing movie be represented with such an equally memorizing book. “Sucker Punch – The Art of the Film by Zack Snyder”, a release by Titan Books follows in the footsteps of their other great art book releases such as “The Art of Terminator” and “The Art of the film Watchmen“. Hard cover, bound in full color, this book shines with vibrant stunning images from front to back. Whether … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elysium: The Art of the Film – Author Mark Salisbury

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Authored by Mark Salisbury, the book “Elysium: The Art of the Film” is a perfect souvenir to accompany the film. I’m often reminded when I receive these film-production art books how much “actual” work goes into the creation of a movie experience. I can’t think of a better way to illustrate that, than this fine hard cover release. While the book itself takes you thru the countless hours of planning and creation that goes on … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art of the Film World War Z – Author Titan Books

This book includes the entire screenplay for the film version of World War Z as well as a look at how the zombies were designed and brought to life (or I guess that should be brought to unlife) for the big screen.   REVIEW: I have to be honest and say that I don’t care anything about World War Z. I don’t want to read the novel and I really don’t want to see the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flash Gordon: The Tyrant of Mongo


SYNOPSIS: Continuing the comprehensive library of the greatest science fiction hero of all time, this gorgeous collection of library editions feature all-new restorations that will preserve these legendary adventures for generations to come. Featuring strips from world-famous writer-artist Alex Raymond, restored in their original format, complete and uncut! This volume continues the seminal adventures of pulp hero Flash Gordon, an ordinary man trapped on an alien world, and his ongoing battles with the deadly and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art of Assassin’s Creed III – Author Andy McVittie


With the world of gaming being such an important factor these days and many core audience crossovers, it’s easy to forget about some of the essentials that go into their creations. This is why a book like “The Art of Assassins Creed” is such a marvel to view with its elaborate, detailed, and (frankly) beautiful illustrations paving the way for its more intricate programming aspects. “The Art of Assassins Creed III” is an art book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Silhouettes from Popular Culture – Author Olly Moss


I recently received a book containing no text whatsoever, no color images whatsoever and void from any index or page numbers. You might think this to be one of the most boring books in the world, but on the contrary I found it highly entertaining and engaging. “Silhouettes from Popular Culture” is a collection of drawn silhouettes featuring the profiles of famous characters, historical figures, and cultural icons. The value lies in perusing thru each … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Great Showdowns – Author Scott Campbell


I’ve seen a few oddly illustrated books come across my desk this year, but with that said, they have also been some of the most entertaining. A recent book by the name of “The Great Showdowns” arrived under the authorship of Scott Campbell. Heck it even has an opener foreword by Neil Patrick Harris. Hardbound, small (7×7 size) with 144 pages of illustrations. In fact beyond the introduction and forward, the book is completely word … Continue reading

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Book Review: Prometheus: The Art of the Film – Author Mark Salisbury


Prometheus: The Art of the Film – Author Mark Salisbury One of the great joys of anticipating a new science fiction film is the products that arrive on its coat tails. One such product is a beautifully constructed book by the name of “Prometheus: The Art of the Film” (Hard cover bound). The foreword is presented by Ridley Scott with Mark Salisbury cited as the author. The text doesn’t overshadow the great visual aspect but … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book of Alien – Authors Paul Scanlon | Michael Gross


Titan Books brings life back into the 1979 book “The Book of Alien“. And rightly so on the celebration of the film “Prometheus” rounding out in theatres. “Alien”, the movie, has been a huge inspiration over the years to horror fans worldwide. It’s elegant designs, creepy atmosphere, and brilliant induction into the horror realm has made it one among the favs. This book pays tribute to its fans with a impressive helping of information about … Continue reading

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