Tuesday 23 May 2017

Roger Moore

Roger Moore painted by Robert McGinnis.

To the man who became a real hero after he put down the Walther PPK and helped children.

Sunday 21 May 2017

Red Nemesis First Edition

Signed, first edition of "Red Nemesis", a Young Bond novel by Steve Cole. Doubleday 2017. Illustration of the young Bond by Kev Walker.

Sunday 14 May 2017

Pirate Covers from Taiwan

Covers from from Taiwanese pirate edition of Ian Fleming novels using existing artwork from the Pan and Jonathan Cape books. Images courtesy of Alan from the "Collecting Fleming" site with a comprehensive selection of Ian Fleming books.

Saturday 6 May 2017

Octopussy Artwork by Renato Casaro

The artwork for Octopussy was created by two different artist: The version used in the US was by Dan Goozee. The rest of the world used artwork by Renato Casaro, sometimes in combination with the figures created by Goozee.

Casaro was asked to create a wide action scene montage around the figures created by Goozee to accommodate the landscape/ quad format in the UK.

This artwork was then used widely across the world. For some posters (such as the German one) the artwork was extended by an unknown artist such as the back of the elephant or the exploding train that was not part of Casaro’s original painting. 

Japan asked Casaro to re-create the figures of Moore and Adams therefore creating a completely new artwork.

Big thank you to Gabriele from the Casaro Studios and Thomas from the Nixdorf Collection for their help and input!