Friday, 22 July 2016
Gamebook Friday: YOU are the Colourist!
Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone present
Fighting Fantasy gamebooks have sold over 17 million books worldwide, in over 30 languages. YOU were the hero in stories such as Deathtrap Dungeon, The Forest of Doom, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, and City of Thieves, fighting monsters and foes with a pencil, two dice and an eraser. And now –
YOU ARE THE COLOURIST!
Bring your favourite wizards, monsters and fantastic settings to life, colouring the original emotive illustrations by artists Iain McCaig, Malcolm Barter and Russ Nicholson.
Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone co-founded iconic games company Games Workshop in 1975, launching Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer in Europe. They co-authored The Warlock of Firetop Mountain,which was published in 1982, and went on to write over 20 titles in the best-selling Fighting Fantasy gamebook series. Ian became Executive Chairman of Eidos in 1995 where he launched global video games franchises includingLara Croft: Tomb Raider andHitman. Steve became a Director of Lionhead, the award-winning video games studio best known for developing Fable.
Russ Nicholson is an illustrator of Fantasy, well known for his contribution to the Fighting Fantasy series, including the first such book, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain. He has also produced illustrations for Games Workshop publications, including White Dwarf Magazine, and more recently has worked with Le Grimoire, Scriptarium, and Tin Man Games, amongst others.
Malcolm Barter studied Illustration & Design at Ipswich School of Art. He has freelanced in Publishing, Editorial & Advertising, notably illustrating Ian Livingstone’s classic Fighting Fantasy gamebook The Forest of Doom. His recent work has included more Fighting Fantasy, having been tracked down and lured back by French publishers in 2013.
Iain McCaig is an award-winning artist and one of the most sought-after conceptual designers working in the entertainment industry today. His work includes the landmark designs for Queen Amidala and Darth Maul, for Lucasfilm, as well as several Fighting Fantasy covers, and the internal illustrations for the seminal City of Thieves and the bestselling Deathtrap Dungeon.
Martin McKenna has illustrated covers and internal illustrations for twenty-two of the Fighting Fantasy series from Puffin Books/Wizard Books. He also produces concept and production art for computer games, and film and television productions, which have included the BAFTA-nominated The Magician of Samarkand for the BBC and Gulliver's Travels for 20th Century Fox.
Available 28th July 2016 | 297 x 210 mm | Published by Snowbooks http://snowbooks.com
Available worldwide from Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, Snowbooks.com and all good bookshops
9781911390039 • The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Colouring Book • £9.99, $14.95 • paperback
9781911390046 • The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Colouring Book • £25, $40 • hardback
9781911390053 • The Forest of Doom Colouring Book • £9.99, $14.95 • paperback
9781911390060 • The Forest of Doom Colouring Book • £25, $40 • hardback
9781911390091 • Deathtrap Dungeon Colouring Book • £9.99, $14.95 • paperback
9781911390107 • Deathtrap Dungeon Colouring Book • £25, $40 • hardback
9781911390077 • City of Thieves Colouring Book • £9.99, $14.95 • paperback
9781911390084 • City of Thieves Colouring Book • £25, $40 • hardback
Pre-order at http://snowbooks.com/ff
Read more at www.fightingfantasy.com