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I’ve always been a fan of Arthur Rackham and I know he’s influenced loads of fantasy artists, such as Brian Froud. One that I hadn’t come across before is Tony DiTerlizzi, whom you interviewed in your April 2015 issue. I’d love to learn more about how he works and what materials he uses. His Dungeons & Dragons work is amazing, not to mention The Spiderwick Chronicles. Bill Roberts-Cavanagh, via email Beren replies: I agree Bill, and I could stare at the Goblin Market by Arthur Rackham at least until my tea has gone cold. Tony DiTerlizzi is a great shout as a modernday Rackham and we’re in discussions with him as I type. We’re hoping to bring you a look at how he creates creatures using natural media very soon.
Thank you very much for spending time solving my problem. I received an email from Future Publishing’s customer service and they confirmed that a new copy of the February issue has been sent to me. It’s very kind of you, because I don’t know if the original issue wasn’t sent, or if it was lost in the post in France or the UK. Keep up the good work. Your magazine is really great and there’s nothing like it in France. Erik Tesson, via email Beren replies: Bonjour, Erik. That’s no problem and I’m really glad you are loving the mag now that your copy has arrived. Occasionally these things happen, so if you’re a subscriber and your issue fails to arrive, please simply email email@example.com and one of our team will look into it. Keep in mind that if you live outside the UK it can take a bit longer for the magazine to reach you. If you see a new issue featured on our Facebook page or on Twitter, do give it a bit of time before making an enquiry. Your mag could still be in transit.
This is just a quick one to say that as always your magazine is the most awesome thing on the shelves. I always get excited by a new issue, but the Sketchbooks series is the best thing ever! I absolutely love the thinking behind an artist’s work. It’s often more fascinating that the actual finished artwork. I just brought Sketchbooks Volume 3 today and was not disappointed. Every page is awash with inspiring sketches and obscurities from the artists’ minds. Thank you for putting together such lovely volumes. I hope they never stop! Emma Sedgwick, via email Beren replies: Wow. Thanks Emma. Unstoppable awesomeness is something we try to specialise in. The Sketchbook pages in ImagineFX are always special and this issue we’ve taken a close look at the sublime character work of Patxi Pelaez on page 58, while next month we’ve got Rodney Matthews lined up for you. Any other readers out there who want to devour some more doodling and draughting wonderfulness can get hold of Sketchbooks Vol 3 at http://ifxm.ag/svol3.
Sometime last year someone wrote in to point out that the gender split of artists featured in ImagineFX favoured men. I hadn’t really noticed before that, but I’m studying art and it got me thinking about the issue and paying more attention to who’s in the magazine whenever I buy a copy. It seems there are still more men in the magazine than women, but if you look at other creative magazines I think ImagineFX is actually ahead when it comes to equality. For me it’s not as much of an issue as it used to be. I wonder what other readers think? Caroline Prinz, via email Beren replies: Thanks Caroline. Our guiding principle is the quality of the art, and always has been. However, we’re certainly aware of the issue of gender equality in the magazine and the industry in general. What excites us is discovering fantastic new artists no matter where they’re from or what their gender or lifestyle choices are. That’s how it should be, right?
We interviewed “modernday Rackham” Tony DiTerlizzi in issue 120.
Emma is a fan of our Sketchbooks series and loves reading the thought processes behind artists’ work.