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Bring us Tony D

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.

Prob­lem solved

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 con­tact@my­favouritemagazines.co.uk 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.

Sketch­book love

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.

Equal­ity re­vis­ited

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.

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