Vortex magazine came into being in 1977 and ran for about a dozen copies before lack of funding caught up with it. Vortex No. 3 featured Out of an Amber Sky on the cover, printed back to front to accommodate the lettering (as, incidentally, happened with the first cover). Matthews was given a free hand and chose an ancient versus modern theme. The pose of the rider was achieved by taking a few Polaroids of his studio partner, Terry Brace, sitting bare-chested astride a couple of chairs threatening the ceiling light with a long ruler.
A brand new, hand-signed, original 1970s poster. The gloomy and aloof Mongrove and his snail were done for the cover of a hardback entitled Legends...View full product details
A brand new, hand-signed, original 1970s poster. The Monster of Lake LaMetrie was commissioned for the cover of the hardback version of England Invaded. This was the...View full product details
A cover design for A. Merritt. Matthews sent a pencilled layout to the publishers, Avon Books in New York. A week or two later he happened to be...View full product details
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