the fantasy art of Oliver Frey
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"Oliver Frey is one of the most important artists working in the medium of illustration."
On His Last Life – C-64 Joystick Boy
1257 — 20 x 20 cm (7.8 x 7.8 ins)
Cover image for TIPS FORCE, a playing tips book used as a cover mount for Commodore Force magazine, 1992. There is some slight marking visible.
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Sawney Bean – Scottish Cannibal
1203 — 20.5 x 14.5 cm (8 x 5.5 ins)
One of several illustrations for the Hamlyn Book of Horror, painted in 1979. In the 16th century, Sawney Bean, his wife and incenstuous family of sons, daughters and grandchildren murdered and ate many victims caught in the wilds of Ayrshire.
1204 — 29 x 27 cm (11.5 x 10.5 ins)
One of several illustrations for the Hamlyn Book of Horror, painted in 1979. "It's always a challenge to create a day-for-night scene, especially when the finished result has ro be vignetted to a white page."
1205 — 39 x 20 cm (15.5 7.8 ins)
One of several illustrations for the Hamlyn Book of Horror, painted in 1979. In 1920 two boys were found in India who had been brought up by wolves.
'It's Behind you!'
1256 — 26 x 27 cm (10 x 10.5 ins)
A picture created as an illustration for a 3D puzzle book in 1993, with the space worm creature from Beyond the Forbidden Forest added.
Melting Your Joystick
1258 — 31 x 46 cm (11.8 x 18 ins)
Illustration for a feature in commodore Force magazine #11, November 1993. (The painting suffered a horizontal tear across the centre of the board but the surface was barelyaffected and since been retouched .)
1073 — 45 x 43 cm (17 x 17 ins)
Oliver Frey has been painting vampires since the beginning of his career. This large painting was conceived as a thematic cover for Fear magazine #32 and was subsequently reused on the cover of Zzap!64 magazine #83.
UK 675 / EU £695 / US £705 / RoW £715 SOLD
1255 — 23 x 19.5 cm (9 x 7.5 ins)
Bart Simpson featured in his own video game and Oliver Frey combined him with the game player in the cover art for the December 1992 #6 of N-Force magazine.
Prince of Persia
1135 — 19 x 23 cm (7.5 x 9 ins)
A traditional movie-poster look for a popular game of its time (much better than the movie based on the Domark game), which featured on the July 1992 cover of Sega Force magazine #7.
The Educational Computer
1259 — 25 x 23 cm (9.8 x 9 ins)
An accompanying illustration to a magazine feature on the educational benefits of 1980s computers (the magazine it appeared in remains uncertain).
N-Force & Sega Force T-shirts
Sold as a pair, these designs were for the reverse of T-shirts promoting Impact Magazines' monthly magazines N-Force and Sega Force in 1992.
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Illustration to accompany an article on Viking mythology for a proposed book about world myths. In the event the book was never commissioned.
James Pond Codename: RoboCod
A simple, elegant design in minimalist style for the cover of N-Force magazine #10, April 1993.