Luca Oleastri is a solid veteran of the science fiction and fantasy genres. He has owned his own special effects company, a publishing house and was editor in chief of the Italian editions of Fangoria and Gorezone movie magazines.
He now offers his services as a full time illustrator and designer for books, magazaines and games at Innovari using digital art as his preferred medium.
We were privilaged to interview Luca in issue 9 of 3D Art Direct and we reproduce the interview here:-
3DAD: You’ve mentioned that you are an avid reader of science fiction and a fan of the book cover art. Do you recall some of the first books that caught your eye with their illustrations?
LO: Yes, I totally remember the book. It was the Italian version of “Anything you can do” by Darrel T. Langart (a.k.a. Randall Garrett). It was the seventies, I was thirteen and it was the first science fiction book I read. I bought it just for the cover.… Read the rest