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#Art of Fantasy 10: Stephen Fabian

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For books, list title, author, date of publication. For comparison, the 1993 second edition was 1. Classy, well-wrought illustrations and covers. Fabian came late to professional illustration. Written by Scott Taylor — August 16, 2013.

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Stephen Fabian

stephen fabian art

So please if you wish to sell your art, books or comics. He wanted to stay more true to Howard's description but was overruled. The self-trained Fabian first worked as an electronic engineer, but he began contributing art to fanzines in the late 1960s and became a full-time professional in 1973. We buy art, books and comics. If you do not know a great deal about the artist, but have noteworthy information to share, we would welcome you to send it also to. Fabian has been artistically active for decades and specializes in science fiction and fantasy illustration and cover art for books and magazines.

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Stephen Fabian

stephen fabian art

He is a self-taught artist, and two of his primary influences are and. Fultz recommended a book to me last year, We are all Legends by Darrell Schweitzer, and once it was in my possession I discovered interior illustrations by Fabian and was quickly hooked. Eight black and white plates depicting pivotal moments from Robert E. I'm not even rock-solid convinced of it myself. His book covers were typically for works of classic by authors like Robert E and A , but he did noteworthy illustrations for some sf novels as well, like his subdued, atmospheric cover for a 1976 edition of J G 's The Crystal World fixup 1966.

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We even have Frank's claim that he never read the Conan stories, let alone anything else by Howard. It turned mere game books into pieces of art. Stephen Fabian Participate in Developing a Biography for Stephen Fabian Please note: Artists not classified as American in our database may have limited biographical data compared to the extensive information about American artists. I discovered later that Stephen was no newcomer to the illustration field, and had been doing illustrations to fantasy and science fiction since the sixties. His work is usually signed Stephen Fabian or Stephen E. The emphasis will be on his huge contribution to the field of Howardian art. The colors were bright, the characters and situations were retro looking.

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Authors : Fabian, Stephen E : SFE : Science Fiction Encyclopedia

stephen fabian art

Bran Mak Morn: A Play and Others was the first project. Thus began Fabian's reign as the go-to guy for Howardian art in the small presses of the '70s and '80s. Creating biographies or improving upon them is a work in progress, and we welcome information from our knowledgeable viewers. His scores of separate pieces of art limned many of Howard's more obscure--but still unforgettable--characters and tales. I know many gamers with fond memories of his illustrations. His brilliant canvases are full of feeling, where love can be felt through all the senses. Fabian's official site can be found.

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Artist Spotlight: The Art of Stephen Fabian #1

stephen fabian art

As is usual, here are a small selection of his art: Hope you enjoyed it! He had greater success with quality hardbacks including a run of covers for the famous Arkham House. Archived from on March 10, 2005. One of the great fantasy artists of the last 40+yrs. If you have any questions about submitting biographies, please send them to of the Artist. He did very little line work, and instead he used solid whites and darks with gorgeous gray washes. The moody and dark tone worked perfectly with the setting.

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stephen fabian art

As I've pointed out previously, there was a bit of a lull in the late '70s and early '80s. Fabian was nominated for a Award seven times, and in 2006 he received the for lifetime achievement. I had never seen anything like it before and fell instantly in love. Frontispiece signed by Stephen Fabian and numbered One of the eight Conan plates by Stephen Fabian. Most of the other artists employed by role-playing games came from a more comic-book tradition.


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Wildside Press used Fabian for the covers for The Weird Works of Robert E. I had this dream that when I retired, in about 20 years or so, I might do some part-time illustrating in the Science Fiction field. Steve Fabian was a star of the small press in the 1970s. With each picture I have given details about the drawing or painting along with some comments and biographical information. Pulp magazine illustration did have some influence that carried over into post-pulp publications. I don't expect to convert all that many to my position.

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#Art of Fantasy 10: Stephen Fabian

stephen fabian art

These days I write mostly science fiction flights of fancy. He did some for Zebra and Avon Books including Sword Woman. Published by House of Fantasy in 1977. I dug up whatever artwork I could find and ordered an art book from. He has also been a two-time nominee for the 1970 and 1971 , and a seven-time nominee for the 1975—1981.


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Authors : Fabian, Stephen E : SFE : Science Fiction Encyclopedia

stephen fabian art

Today, I'll attempt to make the argument that Fabian should be considered the greatest illustrator of Robert E. In 2006, he won the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Archived from on December 1, 2010. Fabian has the best female figures this side of Jim Steranko. The next few years were a little barren regarding Fabianic Howard art--though he stayed busy illustrating books by Gene Wolfe, Julian May, Stephen King, Philip K. This is how many of the biographies grow. Dick and others--but then a preacher-man appeared out of the gloaming with an offer Steve couldn't refuse.

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