Illustration Magazine #53, 2015. In this issue we feature the spectacular art of Mel Odom, an illustrator best known for his iconic work for Playboy magazine, amongst many other publications. Our feature includes dozens of reproductions taken from the original art, sketches, photos, and color preliminary studies. Our second feature concerns the work of contemporary illustrator Don Maitz, whose brilliant science fiction and fantasy illustrations are well known to fans of both genres. Our profile looks at his entire career, and presents many spectacular reproductions of his finest book jacket illustrations and much more. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue.