The best-selling Spectrum series--often imitated but never equaled--continues with this lavishly produced 25th annual. Spectrum is the premier showcase for imaginative fantastic arts in the book, comic, film, horror, illustration, sculpture, conceptual art, fine art and video-game genres. 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. This volume features nearly 500 works by more than 275 diverse visionaries, including Paul Bonner, J.A.W. Cooper, Olivia De Berardinis, Annie Stegg Gerard, Scott Gustafson, Edward Kinsella III, Gregory Manchess, Victo Ngai, Tran Nguyen, Greg Ruth, Yuko Shimizu, and many more. Spectrum 25 continues the freshness and excellence that was established twenty-five years ago.
John Fleskes is the president and publisher of Flesk Publications. He has published over eighty books to date. Fleskes has contributed to numerous books as writer, editor and designer and serves as the director of the annual showcase Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. He is also part of the organization that runs the yearly event "Spectrum Fantastic Art Live."
"With a series as influential as Spectrum it's difficult to overstate its importance. But if you want to see how high the bar is set in fantasy and science fiction art this is a must-have. Get it and be inspired." -- ImagineFX magazine review of Spectrum 24
"Every volume of Spectrum is like a collection of vibrant stars in the night sky. Year after year, it shines its light into the artistic community. It dazzles us as we gaze in awe at the wonder of it all and witness the birth of new, brilliant, celestial bodies born into the galaxy of fantastic art." --Rebecca L veill -Guay, award-winning artist and creator of IMC
"Spectrum is like a whole new creative universe in a book that I can lose myself in for hours. Every time I open one of my Spectrum books, turning the pages is like falling in love with art all over again." --Camilla d'Errico, comic artist/creator and pop surrealist painter
"Spectrum is more than a book, more than a competition. It's a community. The very best artists in the realms of fantasy, science fiction, speculative fiction and comics meet here as peers in this unusually fraternal space. This is the only place in the universe where you'll see legendary artists alongside newcomers, all presenting their images for you to marvel at. The only defining factor is artwork that will knock your socks off!" --Mark Chiarello, VP, Art & Design Director DC Comics
"A bottomless source of inspiration, each volume of Spectrum brings me face-to-face with the very best in contemporary fantastic art." --Brom, award-winning author and artist of The Child Thief, The Devil's Rose, The Plucker and Krampus, the Yule Lord
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