An Atomic Moo Book Review of The Art of Stephen Hickman
Hey El Moochadores, now out through Titan Books is a new art book show casing the talented work of professional artist Stephen Hickman. The new hard cover book is a collection of Hickman’s fantasy and sci-fi work focusing on his book covers for “famous (science fiction) authors such as Harlan Ellison, Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, and Larry Niven.”
I actually really enjoyed this book. Hickman’s art is incredible and reminds me of the many (many) hours I spent playing D&D, or reading fiction paperback books, as a kid. The book contains a huge sample of his work along with written commentary by Hickman about the pieces featured. I especially enjoyed seeing his interpretation of Tolkien’s fantasy world. Though I’m still a huge fan of the films made by Peter Jackson, it was interesting to see a different take on the characters, and scenes, from the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series. In my view, Hickman has an almost “old school” idea of fantasy, and I liked seeing that come through on his Tolkien work. Check out a few sample images below, but also keep it in mind as a great holiday gift for whatever would be artist you may known.