Frank Kelly Freas: As He Sees It

Frank Kelly Freas: As He Sees It

by Tim Powers
     
 
With 10 Hugos as Best Professional Artist and countless other awards, Kelly Freas is the most popular and prolific science fiction artist today. His gritty, realistic work in the 1950s set a new agenda for magazine and book covers--which artists follow still. But, his painting also can reveal a relaxed humor, with their cheeky scoundrels and personable aliens. More

Overview

With 10 Hugos as Best Professional Artist and countless other awards, Kelly Freas is the most popular and prolific science fiction artist today. His gritty, realistic work in the 1950s set a new agenda for magazine and book covers--which artists follow still. But, his painting also can reveal a relaxed humor, with their cheeky scoundrels and personable aliens. More than 24 publications featured his work, including Analog, Astounding Science Fiction, and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He's illustrated stories by some of the greatest sci-fi writers--Asimov, Heinlein, Clarke, e.g.--as well as record and CD art. He also did the original, definitive 3-D bust of Alfred E. Neumann, Mad magazine's gap-toothed mascot. A new volume of Freas's art is always something to celebrate, and this one, containing the all the best of his work from 1984 to the present, is no exception.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Two new volumes of illustrations from Sterling include Frank Kelly Freas: As He Sees It, written with Laura Brodian Freas, which encompasses a range of vivid sci-fi, fantasy and portraiture (with signature Freasian backgrounds) by the 10-time Hugo winner and cover artist for the likes of Asimov and Heinlein and Journeyman: The Art of Chris Moore, with text and an interview by Stephen Gallagher, the first collection of the renowned artist's work, including cover illustrations for Dick and Wells novels Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855858480
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
12/31/2000
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.53(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >