It is known that the word illustration has meanings such as informing, making understood, teaching, and depicting. Illustration is a visualization technique that turns abstract events in the human mind into concrete and broadens the boundaries of imagination and painting. It has been observed that, over time, the many type of illustration has been made and became widespread in a variety of fields, in various ways, with many techniques. Fantastic, Gothic fiction and illustrations have been a kind that pictured and needed since ancient times. People have always been interested in supernatural, mythological and mythical stories. Some extraordinary stories continued to increase from the generation to the generation, continuing with an increasing interest for unknown, mysterious folk legends, mystical events and situations. This has been effective in the intensive use of illustration-based visualization techniques. In this context, while the visualization of folk tales consisting of mythological, mystical and legends in fantastic literature with illustration constitutes the basis of this research, it aims to examine the visual indicators of literature-based illustration by examining its fantastic meanings and perspectives. Elements such as the types of stories that exist in the fictional world, which have been transferred from ear to ear and have been conducting from past to present, the space and heroes formed in the reader's mind cause the use of illustration-based visualization techniques intensely. It is important in terms of influencing the reader of the illustrations in Fantastic-Gothic novels and the analysis of the semiotic scientific analyzes of fantastic visualizations in the stories as a source for the field and new researches. In this research on Fantastic-Gothic Illustration, literature scanning method, which is defined as descriptive research approach, was used in the context of qualitative research method. As a result, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones were limited to Fantastic-Gothic novels and evaluated to the semiotic analysis method. Within the scope of this review, metaphors, metonyms and codes have been taken into consideration and examined according to the flow of the story and the indicators we frequently encounter in the illustrations. Detailed information was provided to the reader about the metaphors and codes in each novel, story and illustration.
Keywords: Illustration, Semiotics, Fantasy, Gothic