Wel­come... to an in­spi­ra­tional is­sue

ImagineFX: Sci-fi & Fantasy Art magazine - - Editor’s Letter - Claire Howlett, Ed­i­tor claire@imag­inefx.com

It’s al­ways in­spir­ing brows­ing our FXPosé gal­leries of art. I’m for­ever im­pressed with the work on show – they’re ar­guably the most im­por­tant pages in the mag­a­zine. This is­sue, I was par­tic­u­larly taken with Daniel Tyka’s com­ments on page 11. He re­veals how he quit his job in a bank and then spent 16 hours a day toil­ing away on his Wa­com tablet, hon­ing his craft to de­velop the re­quired skills to be an artist who gets paid for what he cre­ates. I’m sure that’s the Holy Grail for most of you.

Take a mo­ment to gaze at the art within FXPosé. They’re where you get to see what your peers are cre­at­ing and – if you sub­mit your art – pro­vide a showcase of your art to the world. So, if you haven’t sub­mit­ted your art yet, what are you wait­ing for? See what we need on page 19 and send your art in to­day!

A comics is­sue al­ways brings ex­cite­ment to the Imag­ineFX of­fice. We were chuffed to be work­ing with cover star Stan­ley Lau again, be­cause as well as be­ing a great artist, he’s also such a pos­i­tive force! If you’re ever at a con­ven­tion where Stan­ley is also at­tend­ing, I urge you to go and chat with him. He’s re­ally ap­proach­able and hum­ble.

Also in this is­sue, we’ve man­aged to squeeze in in­ter­views with no less than three titans of the comic art world. Alex Ross and Terry Dod­son both try to catch your eye with their mix of colour­ful, re­al­is­tic and play­ful im­agery, and Bill Sienkiewicz pro­vides some wise words in his First Im­pres­sions slot on page 114. We re­ally en­joyed putting this edi­tion to­gether, so we hope you en­joy it, too.

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