Book Review: White Cloud Worlds : An Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artwork from Aotearoa New Zealand Vol 3

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The third volume of White Cloud Worlds is yet another amazing showcase of artworks and talent from New Zealand. The book was put on Kickstarter asking for NZD $10,000 in funds and ended with over $40,000. That's great response.

I'm pleasantly surprised by the number of contributors. There are more than 60 artists featured, some are veterans with decades of experience. Many have worked on films, comics and video games.

This book collects paintings, mostly digital, and sculpture art. There are concept designs for characters, environments, robots, vehicles and scenes. The genre is fantasy and sci-fi. Variety is fantastic. It's a good showcase of different work and styles. Some are painted almost like fine art, others are more conceptual, a bit more rough, and there are also animation and comic styles. The quality is definitely top notch. Most art pieces are printed huge.

Each artist also wrote something for their profile and they are quite interesting to read, especially the longer pieces.

Paul Tobin has done a wonderful job editing the book. I can only imagine how difficult it is to contact all these top artists, get them to contribute, compile their art and lay them out in a beautiful book like this.

Highly recommended.

You can get the book at https://www.wetanz.com/white-cloud-worlds-volume-3-signed

The full list of artists included are

  1. Christian Pearce
  2. Aaron Beck
  3. Laura Dubuk
  4. Jacob Hina
  5. William Bennett
  6. David Tremont
  7. Steve Wheeler
  8. Imery Watson
  9. Adam Middleton
  10. Amit Dutta
  11. Frank Victoria
  12. Gus Hunter
  13. Tim Kings-Lynne
  14. Dede Putra
  15. Paul Tobin
  16. Jeremy Hanna
  17. Dane Madgwick
  18. Ben Hughes
  19. Yip Lee
  20. Linhan Ye
  21. Ben Wootten
  22. Jeffrey Lai
  23. Sanjana Baijnath
  24. Rochelle McKelvie
  25. Rebekah Tisch
  26. Tom Simpson
  27. Sacha Lees
  28. Henry Christian-Slane
  29. Adam Tan
  30. Allan Xia
  31. Nicholas Blazey
  32. Sam Yang
  33. Matty Rodgers
  34. Lincoln Renall
  35. Ivan Vegar
  36. Matt Katz
  37. Vaughan Tangiau Flanagan
  38. Joseph Qiu
  39. Simon Morse
  40. Rebecca Keropa
  41. Stefan Messam
  42. Damon Keen
  43. Cory Mathis
  44. Grey Broadmore
  45. Tim Gibson
  46. Ben Stenbeck
  47. Dylan Coburn
  48. Claire Tobin
  49. Ruby Lee
  50. T-Wei
  51. Anna Johnstone
  52. Garry Buckley
  53. Peter Kelk "Seymour"
  54. Tom Robinson
  55. Nani Mahal
  56. Stuart Thomas
  57. Johnny Fraser-Allen
  58. Tanya Marriott
  59. Stephen Lambert
  60. Andrew Baker
  61. Lindsey Crummett
  62. Jamie Beswarick
  63. Bridget Monro
  64. Nicholas Keller

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You can get the book at https://www.wetanz.com/white-cloud-worlds-volume-3-signed

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