|Lands and Legends, a fantasy art book project.|
At Gen Con this year, Vinod and I met a dedicated collector interested in recruiting artists for a book project he is putting together about the creatures, people and places of myth and legend. Mr. Phifer's description of his book Lands and Legends sounded interesting, but the best part of his pitch was his focus on the participating artists receiving their fair share of the book profits. He managed to gather an impressive number of seasoned pros working in the fantasy and science fiction genres including James Gurney, Donato Giancola, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and many more. Vinod and I and a large number of our friends are also on the list.
Please note there is some nudity on the Lands and Legends Kickstarter page and website, and, if the subject matter typical of fantasy and sci-fi art is any indication, you can expect nudity to be in the book as well. (The way I feel about certain aspects of the genre in which I work, including the way women are portrayed, is a discussion best left for another day.)
Though you can't yet see examples of everything that will appear in this volume, there is sure to be plenty of fascinating and beautiful art. For anyone interested in a comparison, I am guessing there will be similarities with the art published in the Spectrum fantastic art annuals. The intended audience of this book is fantasy fans of the artists in the roster.
If you choose to support the Lands and Legends Kickstarter campaign, you will be supporting over a hundred working artists as they create an image of a subject they love. And of course art always turns out better when you love what you're working on!
Easy access related links:
Lands and Legends Kickstarter
Lands and Legends Website