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1[[quoteright:300:]]˛%%[[caption-width-right:300:some caption text]]˛˛Wayne Douglas Barlowe (born January 6, 1958) is an American science fiction and fantasy painter and writer with an abiding love of StarfishAliens. He was employed as a designer on ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' and ''Film/PacificRim'', and his style is all over Pandoran fauna and Kaiju. [[ His homepage is here.]]˛˛----˛!!Works include:˛* ''The Pop-Up Book of Star Wars'' (1978)˛* ''Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials'' (1979): Contains his visualizations of different alien life forms from various works of science fiction, with information on their planetary location or range, biology, and behaviors, in the style of a real field guide for animals.˛* ''Empire Strikes Back: Mix or Match Story Book'' (1980)˛* ''Expedition -- Being an Account in Words and Artwork of the 2358 A.D. Voyage to Darwin IV'' (1990): An alien life field journal in a setting thought up by the author himself.˛* ''An Alphabet of Dinosaurs'' (1995): in which paleontologist Peter Dodson lists a [[StockDinosaurs popular]] or [[SeldomSeenSpecies not-so-popular]] dinosaur for each letter of the alphabet, with basic information on each.˛* ''The Alien Life of Wayne Barlowe'' (1995)˛* ''The Horned Dinosaurs'' (1996)˛* ''Barlowe's Guide to Fantasy'' (1996): A similar book to ''Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials'' covering races and individuals from fantasy books and legends.˛* ''Barlowe's Inferno'' (1998): An illustrated book depicting Barlowe's vision of {{Hell}}. Inspired by Dante Alighieri's ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''.˛* ''Brushfire: Illuminations from the Inferno'' (2001)˛* ''God's Demon'': A sequel to ''Barlowe's Inferno'', telling the story of a demon who seeks God's forgiveness. Inspired by Creator/JohnMilton's ''Literature/ParadiseLost''.˛* ''The Heart of Hell'' (2019: A sequel to ''God's Demon''.˛----˛!!Works with their own pages:˛[[index]]˛* ''Literature/{{Expedition}}''˛* ''Literature/GodsDemon''˛[[/index]]˛˛!!Works that he designed for:˛˛* ''Series/Babylon5: [[Recap/BabylonFiveFilm02Thirdspace Thirdspace]]'' (1998)˛* ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' (1999)˛* ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'' (2000)˛* ''Film/BladeII'' (2002)˛* ''Film/{{Hellboy|2004}}'' (2004)˛* ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' (2004)˛* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' (2005)˛* ''Film/AlienPlanet'' (2005) -- based on his ''Literature/{{Expedition}}''˛* ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'' (2008)˛* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' (2009)˛* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' (2009)˛* ''VideoGame/DantesInferno: Divine Edition'' (2010)˛* ''Film/JohnCarter'' (2012)˛* ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney'' (2012)˛* ''Film/{{RIPD}}'' (2013)˛* ''Film/PacificRim'' (2013)˛˛!!Other works contain examples of:˛* EldritchAbomination: ''Barlowe's Inferno'' has the Abyssals, the ''native'' inhabitants of hell... yes, demons were not the first living there, they were cast there and hell already had a natural fauna.˛%%* {{Hell}}: ''Barlowe's Inferno''.˛* OurGryphonsAreDifferent: In ''Barlowe's Guide to Fantasy'', griffins are fancifully portrayed as a species of real, albeit extinct, creatures native to Central Asia, which endured until at least the first century AD before dying out for unknown causes. In a nod to speculation that the griffon myth arose from early discovery of ''Protoceratops'' fossils, they are portrayed as literally being descended from a mutant strain of the actual dinosaurs, and consequently depicted as ''Protoceratops'' with avian wings and long, feather-tipped tails. Female griffins excavated extensive tunnel systems in which to brood their eggs, often bringing gold to the surface as they did, but only a very brave or very foolish person would have risked delving into a griffin's nest to get it.˛* OurSoulsAreDifferent: ''Barlowe's Inferno'' has a rather terrifying prospect for all human souls who go to Hell. Apparently, the underworld ''does'' have a food chain, but humans are at the bottom of it. Humans are also the ''main building materials'' for demons; their livestock, vehicles, and war machines all made out of souls.˛* TwoBeingsOneBody: In ''Barlowe's Inferno'', Hell is full of this sort of BodyHorror. For example, there are vehicles made up of lots of people who've been mashed together so that they now consist of a big mash of flesh walking around on a collection of human legs.˛----


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