I'm 8 years old, opening my first pack of Magic cards. There is a veritable feast for the eyes with a wide range of artistic styles, but one card stands out in particular, Hurloon Minotaur. Drawn by fellow Alaskan, Anson Maddocks, Hurloon Minotaur changed my sense of what fantasy and pop-art could be. While I loved the works of a great many MTG artists, it was Anson's that had the biggest impact on me. Always exotic, even the normally "pure" fantasy archtypes like elves felt somewhat savage and sinister. Well, this week I am bringing you my interview with this hero of mine, who helped shape my understanding of what fantasy art is and could be; episode 41 is my interview with the great Anson Maddocks.
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