Synopses & Reviews
Challenging, controversial, educational, and irreverent, the award-winning Spectrum
series reinforces both the importance and prevalence of fantastic art in todays 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 years 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.
About the Author
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 Frazettas ICON, LEGACY, TESTAMENT and TELLING STORIES. They live in Overland Park, KS.