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Ivan Bilibin – Master Illustrator of Russian Folklore and Mythology

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:20:06 +0000

Kickstarting Sci-Fi-O-Rama has me busy researching once more, sites are bookmarked and images saved. Occasionally though, something pops up that’s just too special not feature straightway, such as the art of Ivan Bilibin. Ivan Bilibin (1876 – 1942) was a Russian graphic artist and stage/costume designer most famous today for his stylised take on Russian …

Dan McPharlin – Selected Works

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 01:49:07 +0000

Veteran readers of Sci-Fi-O-Rama will obviously be familiar with the work of Austrailian artist and model-maker Dan McPharlin. He contributed to several posts and of course, designed the Sci-Fi-O-Rama logo. I’ve featured his gorgeous paintings many times and also interviewed him back in 2010. Sadly as you probably are aware, in 2015 Dan’s internet presence …

Aliens and the Alcon Blue Butterfly

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 23:43:09 +0000

First off a heavy disclaimer here: This post is based upon segments from a chapter of Jim Al-Khalili’s recent book ‘Science Asks: Is There Anybody Out There?’ (2016). The publication is a spellbinding compendium that summarises the bleeding edge of science’s rapidly evolving hunt for extraterrestrial life and includes contributions from 20 expert minds, each at …

Roberto Benavidez – Hieronymus Bosch Piñatas & Interview

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 22:01:30 +0000

A glimpse of the ethereal here as we focus on Los Angeles based artist Roberto Benavidez and his glorious Hieronymus Bosch inspired Piñatas. A wondrous weave of both Mexican and Medieval European influences, It’s not often one stumbles across work as fabulously genre-bending. Intrigued, I contacted Roberto to find out more… You have a wonderfully enchanting …

Harry Dean Stanton 1926 – 2017

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:30:36 +0000

A tribute here to Harry Dean Stanton, legendary American cult character actor and unique screen aura who passed away last Friday (Sept 15th, 2017) aged 91. Born in rural Kentucky 1926, to his father Sheridan Harry Stanton (a tobacco farmer and barber) and mother Ersel (a cook) both of whom had a musical background. Stanton …

Adam Makarenko – Exoplanets & Interview

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 11:59:02 +0000

Sci-Fi-O-Rama resurrects with a very special feature on Canadian miniature Photographer and Film Maker Adam Makarenko.

The Star Wars Space Armies of John Mollo

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 21:28:56 +0000

Above: (1) Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith – evil figurehead of the Imperial Forces. (2) A member of Darth Vader’s Guard Corps. Notice the Vader style helmet. (3) This Imperial pilot wears armour in the style of the Stormtroopers. Just in case you’ve been living under an icy rock in a galaxy far, …

Foss by Jeff Love

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:30:23 +0000

Sci-Fi-O-Rama proudly present a very special feature on Chris Foss, as profiled by Jeff Love, owner and admin of the sublime Sci-Fi art blog Ski-ffy. ** Born in 1946 in Guernsey, Channel Islands, Chris Foss is a British illustrator and a powerhouse of science fiction design and invention. His work is a celebration of future …


Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:16:37 +0000

Sci-Fi-O-Rama returns with a quick feature on a rather special Tumblr known simply as ‘UI BAKA‘. Originating from ‘The Land of the Rising Sun’ this Tumblr celebrates the art of sci-fi interfaces with a particular slant towards Japanese Anime, something we’ve shamefully rarely covered. So what to expect? Well all things bright and beautiful of …

The Model Shop Part 2: Norman Conquest 2066 sculpture by Grant Louden + interview

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:10:09 +0000

After an exceptionally long gap between posts, Sci-Fi-O-Rama finally returns with new material. Apologies for the extended state of dormancy, life gets in the way sometimes. Let’s then not dwell on the forlorn and instead nuke 2015 with another flyby of master-craftsman and styrene alchemist Grant Louden AKA Betelgeuse. A quick recap then on what …

The Art of Ian Miller + Interview

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:29:42 +0000

Titan Publishing got in touch asking if I’d Interview British Illustrator Ian Miller to coincide with the launch of ‘The Art of Ian Miller’ a 160 page compendium spanning four decades. The book put together by both Ian Miller and Tom Whyte is loaded with over 300 pieces of Ian’s totally unique work and is …

The Model Shop Part 1: Star Dwellers sculpture by Grant Louden + interview (with Dan McPharlin)

Sun, 26 Jan 2014 20:10:03 +0000

Welcome to Sci-Fi-O-Rama 2014. Here we begin with a totally exclusive feature courtesy of both Grant Louden & Dan McPharlin. So without ado lets hand over the controls to Dan… Guest post by Dan McPharlin And now for something a little bit different. Sci-Fi-O-Rama doesn’t normally feature 3D work, but Kieran has kindly handed me …