To a beastly edition!
Greetings! Well, what can I tell you? I've had such a wonderful time working on this issue. Now, don't get me wrong, every issue of ImagineFX is a joy to work on. It's just that this one was just a little bit more special. I got to see close hand the never-ending, upbeat creativity from cover artist Aaron Blaise. The guy is an art machine! No wonder that he's the visionary artist behind some of Disney's most popular and enduring animated creatures. Aaron was a joy to work with on the cover – he was full of ideas and constant creativity! (Hmm, I wonder if he’d like to do next month's cover as well?!) I fully recommend that you take the time to read his workshop and watch his video, too.
Do you know what else brought me joy this month? Our longstanding Artist Q& A feature. I loved the variety of imagery and art styles from the likes of Ross Tran and others. I also loved working with 3D visionary Pascal Blanché. I'm a great fan of his work, so was very excited to see how he builds his imagery. And, if you need even more critter art, there's an extraordinary menagerie of creatures over on page 42. Some of my favourite artists are nestled within those very pages.
Also – and at a clear risk of sounding like your parents – have you thought about Christmas yet? We've got a bundle of stuff that would make great presents: from magazine binders (page 75), curated special editions (pages 23 and 90) and a brilliant new print and digital subscription bundle (page 32). Enjoy!