Exotique 6
Author Daniel Wade | Publisher Ballistic Publishing | Price £46 | Available Now

It was always brave of Ballistic Publishing to run two series – Exposé and Exotique – that pooled from the same digital art world, separated only by one word: beauty. Exotique’s own brand of “the world’s most beautiful CG characters” focuses mainly on idealised or heroic female art, leaving Exposé everything else. Exotique 6 inexplicably messes with this unwritten formula. There are still exquisite CG characters, but from page 56 onwards images with titles like Alien Detective and Bloodthirsty Godfather crash the party. This selection is still great, but if Ballistic continues to cast its net of beauty too wide it might make one of its two flagship series redundant.