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Rodney Matthews has worked as a freelance designer and illustrator of fantasy, science fiction and fairy tale as applied to record covers, book jackets and books (adult and children's), TV series, and video games for 30 years, and is acknowledged world-wide as being one of the top practitioners in these genres. His originals have been exhibited at Britain's foremost illustrators gallery, the Chris Beetles Gallery in London's West End, while he has held one-man shows at the Langton Gallery, London, in Sierre, Switzerland, and in Cardiff and Machynlleth, Wales, with participation in many joint shows and signing sessions in the UK and Europe. Matthews' originals are owned by celebrities including Pythons John Cleese and Terry Jones, who have 5 between them. Rodney has been in great demand for record cover design, having done more than 70 for artists including Thin Lizzy, Nazareth, Asia, The Scorpions, Barclay James Harvest, Magnum (10), and Rick Wakeman. Over 80 of his designs have been published as poster prints, selling in millions world-wide. There have also been postcards, notecards, collector's cards, jigsaw puzzles (UK and US), limited edition prints, and of course his well known anthology books: 'In Search of Forever', 'Last Ship Home', and 'Countdown to Millennium', not forgetting the illustrated Michael Moorcock book 'Elric at the End of Time', and portfolios for 1990 and 1993. Some of his books have been published in French, German, and Japanese.
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