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Fantasy art: Featuring Frank Frazetta, Brom, Alan Lee and Angus McBride among others

IF you are a Brom fan then check out these fab books by the fantasy artist renouned for his work on collectable card games and RPG products. Offerings: the Art of Brom and Darkwerks should be on every fantasy art lovers bookshelf. They show Broms unique style at its best, but don't take our word for it, go visit Amazon and read other peoples reviews too!



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Frank Frazetta's book ICON - a Retrospective is a stunning look at his past. With many of the classics (including the famous Conan book covers) and some interesting by-lines, we strongly recomend this book - no other fantasy artist has the vision, vibrance and sheer power of Frazetta.
Icon : A Retrospective
~ Frank Frazetta, et al / Hardcover / 1998

Angus McBride has a unique style. He uses Gouache to produce a very life-like yet illustrative finish to his work. He is best known for his work for Osprey Publishing Men-At-Arms series and his work for Iron Crown Enterprises, illustrating the covers for their Middle Earth Roleplaying Game. He is COOL. You can buy the book Warriors and Warlords: The Art of Angus McBride from Amazon with these links Go on, treat yourself!

Alan Lee has illustrated some of the best loved fantasy books including The Lord of The Rings. His mood filled watercolours have shaped our imaginations over the years and brought our fantasy worlds to life. We hear rumours that the Lee illustrated 'Mabinogion' may be back in print shortly..... A pity 'Castles' isn't still available too.

Black Ships Before Troy
~Rosemary Sutcliff, Alan Lee / Hardcover / 1993
The Wanderings of Odysseus
~Rosemary Sutcliff, Alan Lee / Hardcover /1995
Faeries
~Brian Froud, Alan Lee / Hardcover /1995
The Hobbit
~J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee / Hardcover /1997
The Illustrated Lord of the Rings
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee / Hardcover / 1997

The Mabinogion
Alan Lee / Hardcover

Continuing with the Tolkien theme, David Days Tolkien Bestiary is available again (though through Amazon.com only at this stage). As one review put it: 'Simply put, the other illustrated guides to Middle Earth are enormously inadequate next to this. The information is first rate, neither dumbed down for the common reader nor tediously verbose'. It has many fine illustrations by Ian Miller, who managed to capture the Middle Earth feel perfectly (though a very different vision to the likes of Alan Lee).
A Tolkien Bestiary
~David Day / Hardcover / Published 1998
The Hobbit Companion
~David Day / Hardcover / Published 1998

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