Welcome to Hell — beautifully illustrated


My first exposure to Wayne Barlowe’s otherworldly artwork was his guide to alien life-forms entitled Barlowe’s Guide to Extraterrestrials. Each page of the field guide featured creatures from works of science fiction, along with accompanying text that matter-of-factly described their habitat, behaviors, means of reproduction, etc.

In Barlowe’s Inferno, he applies his vision to illustrating his original conception of hell. Unlike Doré’s black and white engravings of Dante’s Divine Comedy, Barlowe’s hell is alive and seething with lurid color. Enjoy…

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