The legacy of Chris Achilleos

As every pucker fantasy art fan knows, the legendary artist Chris Achilleos died just before Christmas 2021. He left the legacy of his artork to his two daughters Anna and Esther who are setting up a website to honour this legay.

They have explained that it has been, and still is, very hard to process the fact that theirDad is no longer with them. Anyone who knew Chris, as i did, knows that he was full of life and even at 74 he was out clubbing a month before he died so I’m sure you can understand what a shock his sudden and unexpected death was to his two duaghters along with everyone else who knew him. Esther and Anna really want to make him proud and would want him to know that the decision to leave his artwork and PI to them was a good decision. With that in mind, we are sharing the link to their new website here. The link currently only goes to a landing page but it does have a contact link on it to email them about licensing issues etc. They will, in time, grow the website and will produce prints and merchandise.

The link is: www.houseofachilleos.com

You can also buy various reproductions here.

Is it really Flash to be Flash?

Someone was asking us today about Elric prints by a particular artist and although we are fairly sure they are not available we thought we’d check the artist’s own website just to be sure we haven’t missed something. Bash in the URL and up comes this blank screen with a “download plug-in” message. Didn’t have time for all that messing about so I left it and wondered at the logic of presenting a new visitor to your website with the choice to download software or go away!

Hmmmm?

Any prizes for suggesting the answer we came up with?

The only member of the Artists UK team who may have thought that a Flash Intro (especially without an obvious ‘Skip’ option) is a really good idea was Mitzi … and since she is the cat and we can only interpret her reaction from the purring she makes when she gets stroked, we decided that that was as close to unanimous as unanimous ever gets. Plus we decided that Mitzi would be extremely pleased at the mouse in unanimous :-)