ILLUMINART ~ The Classic Edition
THE DOCTOR WHO ART
of ANDREW SKILLETER
Book 1 of The Ultimate Collection Trilogy
Foreword by Cyber Leader, David Banks
144pp Large Format Hardback book 21.5cm x 30.5cm, 8.5 x 12 inches
ILLUMINART follows the sell-out success of his 2021 Dalek Art Book, Exterminart! Classic and Silver Editions.
The new book showcases the work from a career of over fifty years in the publishing industry. This is the first volume of a Trilogy that will cover not only most of his Doctor Who art – the classic covers, poster prints, calendar art and much more – but also many unpublished and unseen artworks together with personally selected pieces from his extensive canon of work in other genres such as Star Wars, Dan Dare, Gerry Anderson, BBC Cult TV and Audio and much more.
Also featured are sketches, preliminary drawings, in-progress images and many unpublished and unseen artworks, his ‘Hidden Dimensions’, accompanied by commentaries from himself and fans giving an intimate insight into the process of his art, his early years, inspirations and artistic heroes and the ups and downs of a long career as a freelance illustrator.
Every picture tells a story and Andrew has quite a few to tell!
Doctors, Monsters, Companions and More!
Order NOW ~ Only available direct from the Artists’s website www.andrewskilleter.com
Andrew – the post arrived! Exquisitely packaged, safe and sound.
And wow. It looks magnificent. Worth the wait. The cover turned out exceptionally well…and the endpapers look amazing Lovely feel, great weight. Beautiful reproduction of the art too. Exquisite!
I received my copy of Illuminart today. What a lovely book it is! Really nice reproduction of your paintings and also really informative without being dry. Really nice book, I’m going to be returning to it time and again.
Got Illuminart today. Wow! What a book. It’s beautifully presented and a real testament to your skill as an artist. The exclusive drawing of Tom Baker is fantastic, as is the print of him. I’m really pleased with it and you should be very proud at how well it’s turned out, Thank you so much,
Just wanted to send you a quick email saying how fantastic I think Illuminart is ! I look forward to studying it in detail in the coming weeks ! I also wanted to say how excellent the Jon Pertwee sketch is ! Received today, absolutely fantastic.
Your book arrived safely this morning and it’s absolutely amazing! Really love the whole volume, every page is stunning and all the art is superbly reproduced. Absolutely brilliant,
just picked up Illuminart this morning. It is a lovely well balanced and blended book. There are some nice surprises inside, both for me personally, and in representation of your professional body of works. It is very impressive.
My copy of Andrew Skilleter‘s Illuminart arrived this morning. It’s a beautiful book and well worth the wait. He is a lovely man and very accommodating when I have suggested an off-the-wall or more unusual request for a sketch. Thank you Andrew, you are an absolute gem!
Slipcase ~ Available Later
Striking robust bespoke Slipcases will be able available to purchase later. These will house the entire Classic or Gold Trilogy collection of ILLUMINART. Purchasers of the Gold Edition will be notified when these are available. No price is available at this time. The image shows a mock-up of the Classic Editions in the slipcase.
A Personal Message from Andrew Skilleter
“At my time of life I felt it is now or never to bring my work together in three volumes as the definitive collection. It’s a huge commitment for me and can only be achieved by the continuing support of fans and influencers. I love books and it’s a privilege to lavish time on producing something that will look and feel amazing. While each volume will stand on its own, the Trilogy will represent the ultimate collection of my artwork. I have a passion for design and once again I’m working with Robert Hammond. There’s nothing he doesn’t know about design and production. I regret its impossible for me to sign all the copies but I hope to either create a signing or attend an event or two after publication where I can sign books and other items.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Andrew Skilleter’s professional Doctor Who Art dominated the 1980s and continued into the 1990s. It included over 40 covers for the the legendary Target Books novelisations, the classic Who Dares Poster prints and official Doctor Who calendars, the legendary Cybermen book, numerous BBC VHS covers, and the Virgin New Adventures covers, culminating in Blacklight, Virgin Books 1995, celebrating 15 years of his Doctor Who art. This is the third art book of his work. Outside of Who, Andrew has produced hundreds of covers for adult, teenage and children’s books across numerous genres. His work has also encompassed the illustration of many books, magazines, CDs, Audio,TV and a long creative partnership with the BBC – Video, Audio, and Exhibitions.
Target Books ~ Who Dares PosterPrints ~ the Doctor Who Calendars ~ Cybermen book ~ BBC VHS covers ~ New Adventures ~ Blacklight : The Doctor Who Art