To a thrilling edition
Hello there! How are you? I imagine that you quite simply couldn’t avoid Fred Augis’ cover art sitting on the newsstand. It’s a welcoming, bright and eye-catching image, isn’t it? I’m always amazed and a bit humbled by the calibre of artists that we’re able to get in the magazine – yes, even after being on ImagineFX for 116 issues. I still get a thrill when choosing my dream list of artists that I’d like to appear… and that these same artists agree to spend their time sharing their techniques and inspiring art with us. This issue is no exception. Workshop-wise we have cover artist Fred, who’s a force of originality and style; there’s Brenton Cottman, an artist who’s worked on some of the biggest films ever made; and Donato Giancola, who’s skill, dedication and execution of art makes me weep in awe.
I’m also a big fan of Stephan Martinière’s art, and I loved reading about his varied career. I thought I knew a lot about his work, but was not only surprised to discover his love of comic art, but also that he worked on the Inspector Gadget cartoon TV series. If you were a child of the 80s or early 90s, you’ll already have the theme tune stuck in your head after seeing Gadget’s name again. Sorry!
Also, if you have any comments or suggestions about what we should (or shouldn’t!) feature in ImagineFX, or any other feedback or news about what you’re doing artistically, please write in to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We always love to hear from you.
Our special cover for subscribers this issue.