To an art cru­sade

ImagineFX - - Editor’s Letter -

This is­sue we’re turn­ing our at­ten­tion to comics. 2014 is the 75th an­niver­sary of Bat­man’s cre­ation, so over on page 42 we take a look at the dark art his­tory of ar­guably the world’s most en­dur­ing comic char­ac­ter. Which artis­tic era of Bat­man you pre­fer will prob­a­bly de­pend on your age, so our fea­ture on the Caped Cru­sader de­liv­ers im­agery for ev­ery type of fan – from the likes of Jock, Frank Miller, Neal Adams and many more bril­liant artists.

Tak­ing you back a lit­tle, in 2011, on the bustling con­ven­tion floor at San Diego’s Comic-Con, I stood silently in awe be­hind artist Ken Lash­ley as he set about us­ing marker pens to draw a Star Wars mu­ral on a car (if you haven’t seen it, Google it – it’s a thing of beauty). Three years later and Ken is us­ing his in­tri­cate and unique skills to de­pict Bat­man on our cover. Sub­scribers of Imag­ineFX will get the full ef­fect of his de­tailed work (see be­low). You can also turn to page 66 to see how he cre­ated this ex­tra­or­di­nary piece of art.

Our comic fest continues with a flick through Si­mone Bianchi’s sketch­book on page 60, a delve into cre­at­ing a Wolver­ine fight scene on page 72, and a look into how the gor­geous cover art for Fables gets cre­ated – Ge­orge Pratt shares his process on page 76.

Else­where, Kan Muftic re­veals how he cre­ates a scene from a film script, and Chris Le­gaspi help­fully passes on his shadow and light knowl­edge so you can in­cor­po­rate it into your art. All in all it’s an­other packed is­sue, which I sincerely hope you en­joy.

Our spe­cial cover for sub­scribers this is­sue.

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