Today’s episode features the multi-faceted story and career of visual development artist Craig Elliott, this year’s Spectrum Award gold winner. (Spectrum is an annual yearbook and the Bible of the fantasy illustration world). Craig’s extensive career and his thoughts on traditional vs. digital illustration will be the subject of today’s episode.
Today’s episode reveals the early background of Michael W. Kaluta, a world-renowned illustrator who was born in Guatemala to American parents, and tells an unexpected-but-fascinating and little-known story, er, history, about World War II. Michael also talks about his own history, including some of his best-known works, Starstruck and The Shadow.
In this episode, Dave and Steve continue their conversations from Show #3, teasing Dave for his tendency to over-describe events, and chatting about everything from sitting on an artists’ panel with Boris Vallejo, to in-depth analysis of a handful of movies, and Dave’s new book, Rolling Thunder: The Art of Dave Dorman, especially the art in the book that Dave had done for some of Steve’s film projects, including The Alex Cryss Chronicles.
In this episode, Dave and Denise talk with writer and editor Steve Smith, founder, co-publisher and editor of Monsterscene magazine, a horror movie quarterly published between 1992-1998. Issue #7 features cover art by Dave for that Ray Harryhausen Tribute issue.
In this episode, comic book artist Scott Hampton discusses the state of today’s comic book industry and Comix Academy, the new teaching program he co-founded with Dave Dorman, Durwin Talon, Christopher Moeller and John van Fleet.