40 color paintings with the artist's commentary.
From the back cover:
The Fantasy Art of Stephen Hickman not only offers a look at the talent of one of the most versatile and sought-after artists in the field today, but are allowed to understand the motivation behind the concept and execution of this eclectic collection of art which ranges from book and magazine covers to private commissions.
Each painting is accompanied by a witty recollection of Stephen's thoughts, opinions, and techniques used during the process of capturing the essence of an author's story line or of the artist's own daydreams. This is a fascinating book- a joy to look at and to read. As Harlan Ellison said in his introduction, "Hickman does what he does brilliantly."