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 SPECTRUM is one of the most eagerly
 awaited art books every year. Applauded
 by reviewers, treasured by fans of
 wonderful art, appreciated as a resource
 for art directors looking for new talent,
 and a symbol of pride for the creative
 community, Spectrum has become an
 annual event.

 Featured in these books are a greater
 representation of international talent,
 including works from Germany, England,
 the Netherlands, Croatia, Canada, and
 France. And naturally, Spectrum showcases
 the art of a virtual who's-who of American
 artists of the fantastic, including many
 previously unpublished pieces.


 Anita Smith - I Gild Thee


 Anita Smith - About To Begin


 Anita Smith - Sleep Till Dusk

A readers review taken from

This compilation of work features quite a few of the outstanding work produced during 1997 for various sci-fi and fantasy work. The work is broken down into several categories, such 'editorial', 'comics', 'dimensional', and 'unpublished'.

A panel of distinguished artists select a gold medal and silver medal winner for each category, though as a whole, much of the submitted work is top rate.



Though one might wish that there were more information about the artists themselves, the artwork is enough to keep you looking several times over to see the work you missed - and there is plenty of stuff to miss with each pass.

The book's packaging and presentation is impeccable, using high-grade glossy paper, well hued inking, and a solid binding.



This could be a coffee table
book if you wished it - that is,
if you're not busy looking
through it yourself.



2005, BRUSH with LIFE
Anita R. Collins