by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi A category in the branch of visual arts that is too often neglected is that of illustrators. These artists have the tricky task of translating into images the storytelling of others, glorifying the text and characters in an engaging way. Paolo Barbieri is an Italian established fantasy illustrator who majestically fulfils  [ Read More ]

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Beautiful Creatures review by Chiara Spagnoli After obsessive-Twilight-saga years, people have grown a certain allergic reaction to romantic dramas between mortals and supernatural creatures. And yet ‘Beautiful Creatures’ is undoubtably a delightful surprise. The film directed by Richard LaGravenese is based on the New York Times bestselling fantasy young adult novel, written by the girl-power  [ Read More ]

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“I figli di Baal – La Guida Rossa”: interviewing Francesca Costantino   Meet beautiful creatures is not so common these days, but thanks to the great mother life / earth, pure-hearted people still live. Francesca Constantino, journalist, writer and blogger (www.raccontifantasy.com) is the editor of fashion magazine and editor for Italian publishers. His passion for  [ Read More ]

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Darrell K. Sweet (1934 –2011), died last December 5th. He’s been one of the most important illustrators in contemporary art, since 1975 covering about over 3000 images mostly for fantasy and science fiction novels, best known for covers of “The Wheel of Time” saga. Here’s only a short gallery of his artistic effort to contemporary  [ Read More ]

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Immortality behind reality: that’s Shreya Shetty’s art. She’s one of the most interesting illustrators-artists in digital painting, with  3 years of VFX experience at Rhythm and Hues Studios where she worked as a Look Development artist, writing shaders and painting textures for characters and props for films and commercials: Shreya’s creatures are amazingly stolen from  [ Read More ]

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“The Seventh Son” (previously titled The Last Apprentice) is an upcoming fantasy movie directed by Sergei Bodrov (“Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan”) for Legendary Pictures. The film is a movie adaptation of “The Last Apprentice”, a series of novel written by Joseph Delaney. The story follows the seventh son of a seventh son as  [ Read More ]

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PAOLO BARBIERI He’s one of the most important artist in fantasy illustration and books, from his collaboration with writer Licia Troisi to lots of Mondadori’s artworks. Now the Italian illustrator Paolo Barbieri comes out with his own first book, “Favole degli Dei”, for which he’s written the story and created the art-characters too. We’ve met  [ Read More ]

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The year of Captain America: from upcoming anniversary stories to Joe Johnston’s movie starring Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones and Hugo Weaving. And more & more tba.

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JK POTTER – interview –   Mutations from contemporary reality figures into the world of fantasy and nightmares, like a God in creation of creatures full of darkness and arised from passion, JK Potter is the link between literature, imagination and art, an art, his one, where passion is the engine, and people, transfigured, half  [ Read More ]

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