Spectrum 26: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

John Fleskes (Editor)


The best-selling Spectrum series continues with this lavishly produced 26th-anniversary annual. Spectrum is the premier showcase for imaginative fantastic arts in the book, comics, film, horror, illustration, sculpture, conceptual art, fine art and videogame genres. With exceptional images by extraordinary creators, this elegant, full-color collection showcases an international cadre of creators working in every style and medium--both traditional and digital. It features more than 600 works by over 330 diverse visionaries, including Alex Alice, Brom, Rovina Cai, J.A.W. Cooper, Jesper Ejsing, Ki Gawki, Annie Stegg Gerard, Donato Giancola, James Gurney, Tyler Jacobson, Vanessa Lemen, Jeffrey Alan Love, Mark Newman, Victo Ngai, Greg Ruth and Yuko Shimizu. Spectrum 26 continues the freshness and excellence that was established more than a quarter-century ago.

The mission of Spectrum is to promote the fantastic arts and provide an annual showcase for contemporary artists. The collection exists to honor the imaginations of very special artists who delight in helping us see the world in a wonderfully different light. It's our job to help them reach a wider appreciative audience.

Product Details

Price: $49.95  $44.96
Publisher: Flesk Publications
Published Date: November 15, 2019
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 9.4 X 1.3 X 12.1 inches | 5.1 pounds
ISBN: 9781640410244

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About the Author

John Fleskes is the president and publisher of Flesk Publications. He has published dozens of books featuring some of the top contemporary and most revered artists in the field. Fleskes has contributed to numerous books as writer, editor and designer.


"Spectrum is my 'one-stop shopping' to see what's happening in the fantasy art world this year. It is exciting to see more and more diversity, both of the artists as well as in their styles. As a minority female working outside the mainstream style, this is very encouraging. Also as an art-school educator where the student body is becoming more diverse each year, I see that it's very inspiring for them. They aim to see their works in the annual not too far in the future, and so do I." --Yuko Shimizu

"Through its celebration of imaginative art, Spectrum has brought about a flowering of artistic ability and understanding across the world. It has helped to foster a pursuit of excellence in art, and the world is a brighter place for it." --Annie Stegg Gerard

"Each year I cannot wait to open the new Spectrum because I know that, inside, thousands of artists have pushed themselves to do the greatest work they've ever done in their lives for the book. I know that what I am about to see will move me, inspire me, terrify me and challenge me." --Justin Gerard

"Opening up a Spectrum annual is like stepping into a luxurious gallery. The experience will excite the minds of art enthusiasts, inspire the students of visual storytelling and keep the seasoned illustrators on their toes." --Gary Gianni

"Spectrum is a gloriously illustrated, lavishly produced, 300-page travel brochure for all the places the human imagination can take us." --Scott Gustafson

"Spectrum is like a city of implied worlds. Open any volume again, and you may find some secret door you had not noticed the last time--or the last several dozen times--you ventured there. I experience it as a means of transportation." --Forest Rogers

"With a hand to pull me into other worlds, a hand to push me to better myself and a hand to hold while walking the artists' road, Spectrum is my three-armed freak-of-a-friend." --Dug Stanat