Author(s): Cathy Fenner
Women of Wonder for the first time shines a spotlight on women creators of fantastic art. Illustration and gallery markets have traditionally been seen as a largely male profession, but women have always been active participants -- from Kewpie creator Rose O'Neill in the early 20th Century, to 1950s Disney film designer Mary Blair to Spectrum Grand Masters Diane Dillon and Kinuko Y. Craft. Increasingly, women are impacting the world of contemporary fantastic art and inspiring new generations of illustrators, designers, sculptors, and painters. Women of Wonder reflects of the expanding numbers of women artists featured in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. This full-color collection, complete with artist statements and photos, acknowledges their presence and influence. Women of Wonder is a beautiful celebration of the imagination and of exemplary creators ...who just happen to be women.
Cathy Fenner is a recipient of the Locus Award and World Fantasy Award for Spectrum as Best Art Book. In addition to Spectrum, Cathy Fenner and her husband Arnie Fenner have edited a number of books celebrating contemporary art, including THE BEST OF GAHAN WILSON and Frank Frazetta's ICON, LEGACY, TESTAMENT and TELLING STORIES. Cathy lives in Overland Park, KS. Lauren Panepinto is currently Creative Director for Orbit Books and Yen Press and was previously in charge of Trade Paperback design at The Doubleday Publishing Group. Lauren has also designed book covers for St. Martin's Press and Picador Books.