I created Big Vision Publishing in 2014 as I finished up designing and printing my first book The Art Of Big O. The text was written and edited by author Nigel Suckling with a foreword written by artist Roger Dean. I published another book the following year in 2015 that I had always wanted to do of my own art as well titled Michael Fishel - Creations. I have plans in the future to continue publishing books
under the Big Vision imprint of the art from some of the extremely talented artists I have come in contact with over the years. The Art Of Big O book was a joy to work on and a true labor of love for me to produce. My own paintings were published by Big O posters UK in the early 1970's. It was a very special time for me as an artist too and I'm very glad I had that chance to share my paintings to the world during that exciting period in art history thanks to Big O. It's a great book filled to the brim with images and stories from some of the most exciting, original artists in the world whose literally ground breaking art work was printed as full color wall posters by Big O Publishing during the late 1960's and throughout the 1970's. Featured in the book are the artists Roger Dean, HR Giger, Mati Klarwein, Graham Percy, Robert Venosa, Martin Sharp, Virgil Finlay, Terry Pastor and many more. The book is available in many indie book stores and is being distributed by Diamond Comics and currently in the U.S. and the U.K. It is available for purchase on amazon.com in a hard cover, soft cover and a Kindle e-Book.
There is also a short video documentary filmed about the history of Big O posters U.K. and interviews with some of the artists of Big O and it can be seen here on this website below and also on vimeo.com
My new book for 2018 - "IT MUST BE ART!" - With a Foreword by artist Roger Dean - IS ON SALE NOW! 2018. And you can get it right here at Schiffer Publishing: Schiffer Book Publishing in association with Big Vision Publishing will be re-printing a brand new version of The Art Of Big O book with the new title of "It Must Be Art". I have completely re-designed the interior pages of the book giving it a light colored page design with different colored borders for each artist chapter. It will also feature new front and back cover designs and in addition 4 new chapters have been added and also a completely re-designed HR Giger chapter with new text written by author Nigel Suckling. I'm also very excited about the prospect of publishing other art books by artists I've been working with for Schiffer Publishing in the future!
I also published my own book Michael Fishel - Creations in 2015. It was like going back in time for me actually since most of
my what I call my "most important art" was painted during a period from 1970 -1980. Cataloging and searching through old 8 x 10 color transpariencies and image files to find everything was both fun and exhausting at the same time. The writing of the text was most definitely a challenge for me as well and without the help of my good friend author Nigel Suckling editing it I don't think I could have done it! The book traces my career in art from my earliest beginnings right up to the present day. It includes all of my Big O published posters as well as my other published work on calendars, jigsaw puzzles, book covers and all of my B & W book illustrations while working for Dungeon's and Dragon's in the 1980's. Pick yourself up a copy if you get a chance, I really think you'll like it!
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