Ok, we can all agree that Simon Bisley is awesome. Most of us know his art "Slaine: the Horned God" and Heavy Metal magazine. So you get this book thinking it will be a book filled with his paintings, right? Nope. There are a few paintings, and they're terrific, but most of the book is pencil art, and a lot of that is his practice sketches for the paintings. Good art, but a letdown for a book that is advertized as being a book featuring his paintings. If you're a nut for rough pencil work you'll love it. But if you're a fan of painting (like me), don't waste your money on this book.