Challenging, controversial, educational, and irreverent, the award-winning Spectrum series reinforces both the importance and prevalence of fantastic art in today’s culture. With exceptional images by extraordinary creators, this elegant full-color collection showcases an international cadre of creators working in every style and medium, both traditional and digital. The best artists from the United States, Europe, China, Australia, South America and beyond have gathered into the only annual devoted exclusively to works of fantasy, horror, science fiction, and the surreal, making Spectrum one of the year’s highly most anticipated books.
Featured in SPECTRUM 20 are 300 diverse visionaries, many of them world-renowned, including Michael Whelan, Sam Weber, Donato Giancola, Kinuko Craft, James Gurney, Peter de Sève. With art from books, graphic novels, video games, films, galleries, and advertising, Spectrum is both an electrifying art book for fans and an invaluable resource for clients looking for bright new talent. The entire field is discussed in an invaluable, found-nowhere-else Year In Review. Contact information for each artist is included in a handy index.
Often imitated, never equaled, SPECTRUM 20 continues the freshness and excellence that was established nineteen years ago.
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Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner are recipients of the Locus Award and World Fantasy Award for Spectrum as Best Art Book. In addition to Spectrum, the Fenners have edited a number of books celebrating contemporary art, including R/EVOLUTION: The Art of Jon Foster, ORIGINS: The Art of John Jude Palencar, THE BEST OF GAHAN WILSON and Frank Frazetta’s ICON, LEGACY, TESTAMENT and TELLING STORIES. They live in Overland Park, KS.Review:
"Spectrum is a compendium of wonders-a treasure-hoard of incalculable value. Over the years, these books have provided me with an enormous amount of inspiration: fantastical images that have suggested and enriched my stories. I can't recommend Spectrum enough. Buy this book now and revel in the dreams within."
--Christopher Paolini, Bestselling author of the Inheritance Cycle
"The latest Spectrum annual surpasses all expectations with stunning fantasy art."
"...a feast for the eye and the imagination." --New Times
"[Spectrum] most definitely belongs in the library of any art lover or artist."
--Airbrush Art + Action
"A full color presentation of the current state of the art-charming, sublime, exotic, horrific..."
"The best annual out there!"
--James Gurney, creator of Dynotopia
"I’m hooked ... This is a fantastic book." --The Fringe
"If you are a lover of fantastic art this is the ONE book you must have each year!"
"A dandy look at the year in contemporary fantastic art ... highly recommended."
- Green Man Review
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