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Star Wars Episode 666: A New Flesh by Rob Sheridan

This Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you, everybody knows that) we’ve seen many lovely things floating about relating to the iconic film franchise, but only really one Perfect Thing. Hot on the heels of his demonic skewering of the 2022 Met Gala, Rob Sheridan has re-imagined (via AI) the famous characters from […]

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Stefano Cardoselli Does Stanley Kubrick in New Artbook

Stefano Cardoselli has been a Heavy Metal contributor for over 20 years — his first contribution, “Azurek Stories,” appeared in the Spring 2001 issue. His most recent, “Nuclear Romance,” was featured in issue 306, which came out last year. This year has already been a busy one for Cardoselli, whose 2022 releases include The Space […]

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How to Get the Bernie Wrightson Artbook

Bernie Wrightson was not only a famous horror artist — he was often called the “Master of the Macabre” — he was also a key contributor to Heavy Metal. He was the first non-Frenchman to secure a cover of Heavy Metal (which he did for the August 1977 issue) and back cover (October 1977). His […]

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Eric Joyner Takes Us to Someday World

Eric Joyner is a science fiction surrealist with a smirk — his scenes tend to be populated by boxy, primary-colored toy robots. And donuts. It would be fair to say that most of his paintings have a toy robot and a donut in them. Occasonally, you get a painting with a robot but no donut, […]

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Exploring Orphné Achéron’s Myths and Legends

Orphné Achéron is an artist who depicts fantastic ancient scenes and who, unsurprisingly, takes her name from Greek mythology. Acheron, a (real) river in northwest Greece, was said to be one of the rivers (the Styx was another) that flowed to the underworld. Acheron had been a son of Helios, but was transformed into a […]

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Druuna Is Coming Back

Druuna, the sexy post-apocalyptic brainchild of Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri, was first published in the 1985 graphic novel Morbus Gravis, which appeared in an English translation in the Summer 1986 issue of Heavy Metal. Druuna’s arrival was perhaps the most enthusiastically-received of any character’s in this magazine’s history — people went kinda nuts over her, and […]

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Shichigoro-Shingo’s Dark Art: Great Giger’s Ghost!

Shichigoro-Shingo, a Japan-based artist (or two), creates work that blends Japanese sci-fi manga style with dark and heavy atmosphere that in many ways recalls H.R. Giger. Giger, who died in 1994, was the Swiss godfather of dark art who is most strongly identified with the 1979 horror science fiction movie Alien. In Shichigoro-Shingo’s work, we […]

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Meat Loaf, Fantasy Art Evangelist

With the death of ’70s pop star Meat Loaf, the music world loses the man behind “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” and other hits. We also bid farewell to a hugely popular musician who put Richard Corben art into many a record collection. Even listeners who weren’t fantasy art […]

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Watch the Trailer for Taarna: The Last Taarakian, the Collected Series

the collected edition of Taarna: The Last Taarakian is currently available for order from Amazon.com, and will be in stores soon. Here’s a trailer for the collected edition: Taarna is the cosmic heroine moviegoers first met in the 1981 Heavy Metal movie. In this latest series, Taarna finds a place in a more defined universe […]

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The Century-Old ‘Legendes Bretonnes’ Art that Looks Oddly Modern

If the name Maurice De Becque doesn’t ring a bell, that’s ok. The history of printed illustration goes back to the invention of the printing press itself, and masters like Gustave Dore, Aubrey Beardsley, Arthur Rackham and Winsor McCay are the hall-of-famers we all know. But French illustrator Maurice De Becque stands apart as an […]

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