Wel­come. . . to the cake is­sue!

ImagineFX - - Editor’s Letter - Claire Howlett, Edi­tor claire@imag­inefx.com

Well, hello there! Do you love our cover art? We sure do! Thanks to Cris De­lara, who painted the cover ex­actly how I saw it in my head. No mean feat, con­sid­er­ing all the other gub­bins that lurks in there. I hope you’ll en­joy the poster, too. Which pin-up will you choose to adorn your wall? Will it be the sassy cover art, or will you opt for Loopy­dave’s beef­cake, or Fiona Stephen­son’s Elv­grenin­spired im­age? Send us a pic of where you put it up!

This is­sue is def­i­nitely a cel­e­bra­tion of all things pin-up. Along­side Cris’s cover and Fiona’s clas­sic cheese­cake work­shops, we’re also proud to show­case the art of Zoë Mozert, a ground-break­ing artist who some may have forgotten over time. We’re also fea­tur­ing lady art spe­cial­ist Serge Bi­rault, an artist whose love for oc­to­puses and women in rub­ber I sim­ply can’t for­get…

How­ever, I also thought it would be in­ter­est­ing to ask an artist (namely the sub­lime Julie Dil­lon) to share her thoughts on how she views and paints a fe­male pin-up. You can see the re­sults over on page 74. I also couldn’t re­sist set­ting Loopy­dave loose on cre­at­ing the per­fect beef­cake. See how this man mea­sures up on page 68.

Re­cently on our let­ters page, we’ve briefly touched upon the is­sues around women in art and whether they’re at a dis­ad­van­tage be­cause of their gen­der. Over on page 16 we’ve gath­ered a group of fe­male artists and art di­rec­tors to dis­cuss the is­sues.

As ever, let me know what you think about the is­sue.

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