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Welcome to the 'AP Illustration' webpage...
Here you can find updates on the various design projects I have completed or have underway. These include the 'Fantastic Travel Destinations' series of mock travel posters, advertising unusual locations from fiction. Prints from some of these projects can be purchased online via paypal or credit card.
Next poster underway - 'The Keep of Skulls'
The Gollancz 'Sci Fi Masterworks' range of books is a treasure of science fiction. In almost all cases the books are enjoyable both to solid genre fans and also the more general reader. Some, such as 'The Book of Skulls' by Robert Silverberg, are only vaguely science fiction. This coming of age / philosophical tale was one of my favorites as a teenager, and will be the basis for the next poster in my series.
At the recent 'Loncon 3' world science fiction convention I had the great pleasure of meeting both Malcolm Edwards, who amongst other achievements launched the 'Sci Fi Masterworks' range, and Robert Silverberg, author of 'The Book of Skulls'. They were both enthusiastic about the 'Fantastic Travel Destinations' project which I found most gratifying. Silverberg, however, pointed out that I hadn't actually done any designs from his books... and he has written a lot of books...
...A morbid fear of incurring the wrath (and possible legal actions) of authors and publishers has kept me clear of more recent books, and particularly those by still writing authors. I am most glad that after chatting to Malcolm Edwards and Robert Silverberg, I got the permission from Silverberg to do a design based on one of his books. When I told him I would like to do 'The Book of Skulls' he was pretty surprised, but said he wouldn't try and put any editorial control and I could just go ahead as I liked... Maybe he was right - some of his other books, such as 'Tower of Glass' or the various Majipoor novels, have some cracking locations in them... And the possibilities offered by his shorter stories, such as those in 'Capricorn Games', are also numerous.... arghhh, well, I have decided now...
...and also with the whole 'Fantastic Travel Destinations' range I have tried to do wherever possible books with considerable meaning or associated memories for me. In Silverberg's case, 'The Book of Skulls' for me is the No 1 choice in this context.
I aim to get 'The Keep of Skulls' design made within the week. As a screen print this will mean deciding on which coloured paper to use, which inks, and how transparent to make the inks. By using transparent inks over each other additional colours can be made, as shown above. I am still working on the design but it looks likely 'The Keep of Skulls' will be a four colour print on blue card.
Newsletter 1 available - with discounts!
The first newsletter is now available. Fill in the subscription form at the bottom of the page to receive this. Alongside convention news etc. will be occasional offers and discounts exclusively available to subscribers.
'Fantastic Travel Destinations' series commended by Loncon 3 art show committee!
On 17th August 2014 I was commended for my 'Body of Work' (i.e. the 'Fantastic Travel Destinations' series) by the Art Show committee of the Loncon 3 WorldCon, which I am very pleased about - thanks!
I had a great convention and it was great to meet so many science fiction and fantasy fans who seemed to be enjoying the references on my 'Fantastic Travel Destinations' posters...
Fantastic Travel Destinations - Los Angeles - Screen Print PRINTED and SHIPPING!, Edition size: 60
The eco-friendly screen printers 'I Dress Myself' have delivered an excellent printing of 'Los Angeles', based on the city as it appears in the Richard Matheson book, 'I Am Legend'... A two colour print on yellow card, I am MOST happy with the results. As always I am limiting the print run to the number of years since the book was published, so here, the edition size is 60.
HALF THE PRINTS ARE ALREADY SOLD - SO IF YOU WANT ONE, BEST ORDER SOON!
Click here to order one of the 60 prints. It will NEVER BE REPRINTED!
Project - IKARIE XB 1
In collaboration with 'Second Run DVD' we have produced a set of exclusive, limited edition lino, woodcut and stencil prints that we are giving away with purchases of their excellent DVD, 'Ikarie XB 1' (Review HERE). If you would like to see the range, please visit the 'Ikarie XB 1' project page HERE.