I love this magazine! My first issue was the Dave Gibbons Watchmen one and I have been hooked on it ever since. I especially enjoy your special editions on comics and manga. Are there any more planned soon? Also, I missed out on getting your big anatomy edition that came out a while back. Do you know where I can still get hold of a copy, please? Melissa B, via email Claire replies Hello Melissa. That Watchmen special was issue 42, so you really have stuck with us for a while. Thanks! The anatomy edition you’re talking about is probably Anatomy Essentials, which we recently reprinted. See page 23 for more info on where to get it. And keep an eye on the mag for more specials!
I would like to say I love your magazine and have been following it for years. However, I find myself disappointed, because the tutorials are not as diverse as I would like when it comes to the programs. I know the industry standard is usually Photoshop, but there are so many artists that use Corel Painter and Paint Tool SAI instead. For example, the artist Hector Sevilla (elsevilla on deviantART) is a very successful digital artist who exclusively uses Corel Painter. Could we have a magazine that showcases all programs other than Photoshop one day? Thank you for listening. Rebecca Rinaldi, via email Claire replies Rebecca, thank you for your insights. I do try to provide a mix of software tools in our workshop section, but it doesn’t always happen that way. Also, you’re right, Photoshop is the most widely used digital art tool, so it usually takes precedence. Have you enjoyed our Core Skills section? We’ve recently provided an introduction to Google SketchUp, which has gone down really well.