The author, Michael J. Hammel, is the graphics wizard who writes the monthly column “Graphics Muse”, which appears in the Linux Gazette.
Writing on the linux-list mailing list January 1, 1999, Phil Hughes, President of SSC, said:
“SSC’s book, The Artist’s Guide to the GIMP by Michael Hammel is finally here. We got some sample copies yesterday and a major shipment was sent to Computer Literacy on the 30th so they should have them next week.
This is a 4-color glossy book on how to use the GIMP. Also includes a CD. I would say more but we shipped all the copies we had out for review. It does, however, look cool.”