Jason Killingsworth writes: Wayne Barlowe gets paid to make your eyes pop out of your skull. The wildly talented science fiction and fantasy artist/author designed the creatures for James Cameron’s Avatar. He’s done concept art for a number of other Hollywood blockbusters, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Hellboy and most recently Peter Jackson’s two-part, big-screen adaptation of The Hobbit. But even though he’s done reams of work for the film industry, it was his vivid reimagining of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno—the appropriately titled Barlowe’s Inferno—that made him the perfect candidate to work on Visceral Games’ new hack-and-slash action title, which also just so happens to be inspired by the late Italian poet’s masterpiece. We jumped at the opportunity to talk to him about his artistic journey into the underworld, his approach to creating the wildest mythical beasties imaginable and what we can expect from The Hobbit films. More..