Ander’s Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter

April 27, 2014Book Review, Exhibitions

As I was walking home this past Friday, along Fifth Avenue, I actually noticed a sign about an exhibition of Anders Zorn’s work in a museum I never knew existed. I walk past it all the time, and I didn’t realize the building was a museum called “the National Academy“. Anywoo, made it a point … Read More

Kim Jung-Gi books on sale at Stuart NG Books

June 28, 2012Book Review

To all the people who are interested in buying Kim Jung-Gi sketchbooks, but don’t want to have to buy directly from Korea, you’ll be happy to know that you can now buy it from Stuart Ng books. The price takes into account the shipping, so you might actually be spending more by buying it from … Read More

Santa Lilio Sangre

January 14, 2012Book Review

Santo Lilio Sangreis a 200 page book compiling the work of Ayami Kojima, known for creating “Castlevania” art. I’ve been a fan of her work ever since the Castevania game “Symphony of the night” came out. In fact the reason I bought the game was for the cover art. When I saw this book at … Read More

Justice and Mercy artbook review

December 30, 2011Book Review

“Justice and Mercy” is a 120 page book compiling Min-Woo Hyung‘s artwork. Min-Woo Hyung is the creator of the manwha series “Priest” which was turned into a movie last year. I like Min-Woo Hyung’s style: his figures are very angular, and they kind of look like fashion models. I think his style would lend itself … Read More

Overkill by Tomer Hanuka

December 28, 2011Book Review

Overkill by Tomer Hanuka is a 104 page book compiling the illustrator’s work over the years. I really like the cover for this book, it’s hot pink book cloth with a debossed sticker, and some metal foil type on the back. It makes the book seem expensive. I generally like Tomer Hanuka’s artwork; the colors … Read More

Yuko Shimizu artbook

December 26, 2011Book Review

I first discovered Yuko Shimizu about 5 years ago, leafing through a huge illustration book when I used to work in an ad agency. Incidentally, she also used to work in an ad agency in Japan, and in her 30s decided to study illustration in New York. Her story sort of inspired me to attempt … Read More

Kim Jung-Gi 2011 sketch collection

December 24, 2011Book Review

Here’s an artbook I bought a month ago: Kim Jung-Gi 2011 sketch collection. I found out about the book and the artist in Parka’s blog (great artbook blog to check out) At $132, this is the most I’ve ever spent on a book and I don’t regret it. But more on the price later. This … Read More

The Storyboard book: Steamboy

May 10, 2011Book Review

For students of animation and film making, here is book containing the storyboard for the anime movie “Steamboy”. I wasn’t too crazy about the movie when I saw it, in fact I can’t remember the story, but visually it’s a very nice movie. It was directed by Katsuhiro Otomo , of “Akira” fame, and I … Read More

Drawers 2.0

April 26, 2011Book Review

Here’s my second Claire Wendling book review for Drawers 2.0 (second edition of the book). This is a big artbook ( 9.5in by 11.5 in. 144 pages) with a variety of artwork. The first 9 pages shows panels from her comics (I don’t think she does comics anymore though). Then 26 pages of colored illustration, … Read More

Iguana Bay 2.0

April 19, 2011Book Review, inspiration

The book “Iguana Bay” (I have the second edition) is one of my favorite books in my collection. It features the artwork of french illustrator / comic book artist Claire Wendling. Claire is super talented, especially in her animal drawings. She simply does the best animal drawings hands down. Her line drawings are very fluid … Read More